Tue.Jan 26, 2021

Slow Pivots — What’s Driving the Change to Reimagine School Schedules?

Education Elements

School schedules and use of time are one of the few remaining relics of the industrialized learning model. Even when most schools moved to virtual learning in March 2020, many organizations replicated the existing bell schedule and instructed teachers to move their onsite instruction online.

Overcome, Learn, and Excel at Engage 2021 on February4

The CoolCatTeacher

Join me and other education innovators on February 4, 2021 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Join me and other education leaders at the upcoming online conference Engage 2021 sponsored by Kognity.


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5 (free) Shortkey Posters

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. This month: . –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Comments are closed but feel free to contact me via Twitter (@askatechteacher).

4 Scenarios for the new normal of education


Education is undergoing a historical moment. We may not notice the magnitude of the changes brought by the pandemic, but it’s obvious that things are not going to be the same.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Misbehaving kids: Problems to be solved, or problem-solvers?

The Christensen Institute

Last fall, I argued that school districts ending police contracts won’t change students’ experience of discipline by swapping in new hires.

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Accelerating prosperity through the Market-creating Innovation Bootcamp

The Christensen Institute

This piece is co-authored by Dina Sherif, Executive Director of the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT. 2020 was an incredibly difficult year with the COVID-19 pandemic exposing the precarious economic foundation in most emerging economies.

What lessons does special education hold for personalized learning?

The Hechinger Report

On a shelf in her Chicago classroom, third grader Arianna has a thick binder that details her achievements, strengths and goals as a student, along with some revealing information about her personality.

5 tips to balance screen time during virtual learning

eSchool News

As students across the country carry on with virtual learning, many parents continue to deal with a difficult task: managing and regulating screen time. While screen time concerns are certainly not new, the pandemic and lockdowns pushed many to rethink their approach.

OPINION: I’m one of the professors spending thousands of dollars to teach from home

The Hechinger Report

I was naïve. When we abruptly transitioned online in March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, I thought the classes I teach at my flagship research university would resume in person in a matter of weeks — and for sure by the fall semester.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

3 ways to use gamification to engage students

eSchool News

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of K-12 and college students have transitioned to online learning. However, not all teachers have received the adequate resources and training needed to teach remotely.

Former Pearson, edX Exec Raises $7.5M to Build AI-Powered Digital Courseware


The demand for innovative digital learning technology has never been higher. And investment continues to flow into the edtech space. But companies looking to differentiate themselves in this increasingly competitive sector have to bring something new to the table.

Gale In Context: For Educators Launches New Teacher Learning Center 

eSchool News

Gale, a Cengage company, is helping educators enhance skills for virtual lesson planning and online teaching.

Teachers Are Going Viral on TikTok. Is That a Good Thing?


Teachers are becoming stars these days on TikTok, that social media platform for sharing short videos. And some of them say the platform serves as a kind of virtual teaching lounge during COVID.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

VHS Learning Receives $1.4 Million Grant from The Manton Foundation

eSchool News

VHS Learning has received a $1.4 million, three-year grant from The Manton Foundation. The funds will enable the nonprofit to better serve students and schools by updating its infrastructure, website, and course offerings.

Affiliate Spotlight: OCCUE Focuses on Virtual Professional Learning Opportunities


In our continuing series of spotlighting the affiliates of CUE, I had the opportunity to speak with Brent Warner, an OCCUE Board Member and Communications Committee Chair, and Board Member Angela Barnett.

What Will We Do about Internet Literacy?


New studies continue to reveal that many students cannot evaluate internet information for truthfulness, writes media literacy expert Frank W Baker. “It It has become a crisis in American education,” he says, as disinformation becomes industrialized and “truth decay” spreads.

How to Create Digital Lessons in Google Slides


Creating lessons in a face-to-face learning environment is challenging enough, but trying to translate lessons to a digital format takes it to a whole new level.

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8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

Distributed Leadership in the Decision-Making Process

The Principal of Change

Years ago, as a principal, I was really excited about the possibility of implementing a new program in our school. I don’t want to say which one, but I had read a lot about it, and the main tenets of the program were and are something that I really believe in still to this day.

Create a Climate & Culture For Success with @KimBearden

Teacher Tech

Whether virutal or face-to-face teaching, the climate and culture of a school can make or break the effectiveness of teaching and learning. Kim Bearden's course can help a school community, or an individual, look inside and reflect on the hows and whys of communication breakdowns.

Rethinking Approaches to Math Instruction


By Michele Israel. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. Math is not easy to teach or learn. So, teachers use a variety of strategies to boost their students’ numeracy skills.

A Big Focus on AI, and K-12 to College Transitions in USC’s Ed-Tech Accelerator Program

Marketplace K-12

USC’s EDGE Accelerator program makes it clear that the women- and minority-led ed-tech companies it supports are "not the outliers.". The post A Big Focus on AI, and K-12 to College Transitions in USC’s Ed-Tech Accelerator Program appeared first on Market Brief.

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

Nureva receives Frost & Sullivan 2020 Global Technology Innovation Leadership Award

eSchool News

Nureva Inc., an innovator in advanced audio conferencing solutions, announces it has received Frost & Sullivan’s 2020 Global Technology Innovation Leadership Award.

The Science Behind Spatial-Temporal Math

MIND Research Institute

A new white paper published by MIND Research Institute, “ Spatial-Temporal Math: Underlying Scientific Concepts and Mechanisms ,” explores the concept of spatial-temporal learning, and describes the design concepts and mechanisms behind MIND’s award-winning ST Math program.

Renaissance Offers Unlimited, Free Access to More Than 6,500 Digital Books and News Articles

eSchool News

To highlight the importance of daily reading during the COVID-19 pandemic, Renaissance , a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, is offering unlimited free access to myON digital books and news articles from February 1–7, 2021.

ID Capital announces the fifth edition of Future Food Asia Awards – APAC’s premier AgriFoodTech competition


Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register AgriFoodTech in Asia Pacific continued to gain momentum and is pegged to attract a record level of venture and growth investment in 2020, despite headwinds from the coronavirus pandemic.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.