Thu.Feb 25, 2021

How School Librarians Adjusted to Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

As schools across the nation shifted to distance learning — and then again to a hybrid model — library staff have taken creative approaches to foster student engagement and give students access to literature.

The innovations countries need to build back better

The Christensen Institute

In 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic dealt a major blow to hundreds of millions of workers globally, especially those in the garment industry.

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Online College Credit Classes Forming

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. They include all the ebooks, videos, and other resources required so you don’t spend any more than what is required to register for the class.

Picking Your Future ‘Classroom’ Will Shape How Students Learn

Edsurge

What’s the most influential technology in education right now? Or, more to the point, what’s been the bedrock of education since, say, March 2020? Video conferencing platforms. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, we all vaulted into online conferencing platforms last year when the pandemic sent us home.

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.

Make a Student Answer Sheet

Teacher Tech

See all student responses to multiple questions in one place! A Google Sheets spreadsheet is a document. If you can do it in a Google Text Document you can probably also do it in a Google Sheets spreadsheet. I like to say “The Answer is Always a Spreadsheet.”

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Google Slides: Roster to Slides

Teacher Tech

Take your roster of student names and assign them a slide in Google Slides. Each students name will appear on a slide in the newly created Google Slides. The Template Unofficial Add-on alicekeeler.com/rostertoslides is an unofficial Add-on for Google Sheets.

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Hybrid Learning is Not What you Think

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen Superintendents nationwide are dealing with unprecedented chaos in attempting to deliver learning. They are not, however, typically rethinking their organizational structure.

5 character development strategies for a dual immersion classroom

eSchool News

It’s important for teachers to find ways to teach social-emotional learning and character development to help their students build the skills necessary to process the events of 2020 and to persevere and succeed in (for many students) a distance learning or hybrid environment.

Looking to June: Top 5 Priorities for Superintendents

EdNews Daily

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.

Can We Teach Critical Thinking In Schools?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Can we teach critical thinking in schools? Of course we can. A better question: Are schools designed to teach children to think? The post Can We Teach Critical Thinking In Schools? appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Terry Heick

What a Year it has Been

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke It’s been a year. A year of closed schools and limited travel, a year of face masks and social distancing, a year of distance learning and friendship pods. It’s been a tough year. A year of loved ones battling illness and some even passing away. A year of job losses and tight budgets.

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What You Should Know about Executive Functions

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark As we learn about the role of cognitive skills in academic performance, we become increasingly aware of the importance of the subset of cognitive skills known as Executive Functions.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!

Actionable advice for school leaders on how to create an effective teacher training program

Neo LMS

Today’s classrooms have more devices, more educational software, more opportunities to differentiate learning based on various student needs, and educators are under more pressure to do more, preferably as fast as possible, with excellent results.

Avoiding the pitfalls of remote classroom compliance

eSchool News

The Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped education compliance, both in K-12 and higher education. As classes went fully online, it has become incredibly difficult for school IT administrators and teachers to keep track of all the elements of compliance.

Lessons Learned: Teaching and Surviving During the Pandemic

CUE

In the most trying years in education, we, as educators, have had so much thrown at us, yet realize that we are needed now more than ever. We have all had to learn new vocabulary like “distance,” “virtual” and “hybrid.”

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Changing the View on Offering Summer Learning Opportunities

Where Learning Clicks

Framing summer school as a resource for all can be an important shift that helps students work through the learning loss we’re seeing all over the country. The post Changing the View on Offering Summer Learning Opportunities appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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.

5 Of The Best Trello Boards For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

From lesson planning to project-based learning planning, this is a collection of Trello boards for teachers. The post 5 Of The Best Trello Boards For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Project-Based Learning Remote Teaching Resources

Increasing Inclusion and Social Justice in Changing School Communities

edWeb.net

By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 234 Unintended Consequences Of A School Busing Plan

TeachThought - Learn better.

Drew Perkins talks with Olivia Krauth about a multi-part series detailing Louisville's efforts at school integration through busing. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 234 Unintended Consequences Of A School Busing Plan appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Podcast

Illustrative Mathematics, Family Engagement Lab, and Partnership for Los Angeles Schools Collaborate to Support Family Engagement in Math

eSchool News

Illustrative Mathematics (IM) and Family Engagement Lab have partnered to bridge classroom curriculum and at-home learning in elementary school mathematics.

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.

A Powerful Visual Planner for Students with ADHD and Autism

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Tiimo is a good iOS and Android visual daily planning app that helps you organize your life and enhance your productivity. Drawing on the communicative strength of the visual component, Tiimo enables.read more. Autism resources

Testing Providers Could Be Forced to Pivot Quickly as Result of Biden’s State Testing Policy

Marketplace K-12

The Biden administration's recent guidance for how states should carry out end-of-year tests could force changes in everything from the design of exams to how they're scheduled.

imagiLabs raises $300k pre-seed to further bridge the gender gap in coding

eSchool News

imagiLabs ( www.imagilabs.com ), the all-female founded startup that makes coding more accessible to young girls, has raised $300k (€250k) in pre-seed funding, allowing it to further equip the next generation of working women with critical coding skills.

Chrome Reader Mode- A Good Extension for Students with Dyslexia

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Chrome browser has a hidden reader mode feature accessible through Chrome://flags. Peter Horner has this informative video explaining how to enable this feature on your Chrome. However, since.read more. Chrome extensions

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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.