Thu.May 13, 2021

3 Things Educators Should Debate As We Return to In Person Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As we return to in-person learning, we should not return to business as usual. David Bott gives us three things that, based upon current research, we should rethink in schools.

Is It Worth Teaching School Kids SQL?

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of interest from high school teachers about teaching databases. These digital tools allow users to query vast amounts of information based on specific areas of interest. They are one of the most effective ways to apply higher order thinking to the world around us. .

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5 Steps to Choose Your Summer PD

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Choosing your summer PD is essential as we look forward to the fall. Just as we discuss personalizing learning for students, we as teachers have a responsibility to personalize learning for ourselves.

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New National Survey Analyzes Impact of COVID-19 on Teaching and Learning

Digital Promise

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3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

When best practices aren’t best: A look at Gridworks

The Christensen Institute

I recently read a headline decrying that in the year 2021, more than 600 million people in Africa have no access to electricity, and hundreds of millions of others who do only have access to unreliable, unpredictable, and intermittent power.

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Self-directed learning: niche approach or powerful innovation?

The Christensen Institute

Self-directed learning doesn’t always get a positive spin in mainstream education or media.

How LMSs are facilitating growth for students and educators

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in District Administration , on April 15, 2021. Since March last year, schools, colleges, students, and teachers have been on a roller coaster. They have seen traditional education methods turned upside down with school closures.

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Elite Colleges Started EdX as a Nonprofit Alternative to Coursera. How Is It Doing?

Edsurge

It was 2012, and online learning was suddenly booming. Courses at Stanford and at MIT were opened for free online to the masses, and the masses signed up—with some courses attracting more than 160,000 each.

Twenty-six studies point to more play for young children

The Hechinger Report

What if one of the answers to reducing inequality and addressing mental health concerns among young children is as simple as providing more opportunities to play?

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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.

Protecting Valuable Data from Cyberattacks

EdTech Magazine

It’s impossible to put a value on the data K–12 districts collect and store, so it’s important to treat it as an asset and defend it with the protection it deserves. Whether stored on-premises, in the cloud or with a hybrid strategy, data is always vulnerable to attack.

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OPINION: We should not leave Black students out of any debate to reinvent schools

The Hechinger Report

With schools being pushed to reopen after a year of Covid-related shutdowns, many people have challenged stakeholders to reimagine education.

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Google Slides: 8.5 by 11

Teacher Tech

Use Google Slides instead of Google Docs. You can make your Google Slides portrait by setting it to 8.5 by 11. The post Google Slides: 8.5 by 11 appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Google Slides google google slides GoogleEDU slides

Defining Future Ready by reflecting on the past

eSchool News

Confession: I’m a bit of a hoarder. I’ve kept every email, text message, and document I’ve ever written. It’s probably the journalist in me. Or it’s being the daughter of two antique collectors and the granddaughter of a collector of everything.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

What Is the Future of the Edtech Conference?

techlearning

Just as education has changed thanks to the pandemic, so will edtech conferences

5 ways to honor students’ time and advance equity in a post-pandemic world

eSchool News

If our goal is to accelerate learning for those most impacted by the pandemic, we must make the most of the time that we have.

Teacher Tech, Welcome to the @Schoolytics Community! By @MjmcalliWrites

Teacher Tech

Guest Post by Melody McAllister Last week, Alice Keeler and I hosted the Schoolytics Team on our Teacher Tech LIVE Broadcast: We talked with the Schoolytics Team about their Mission and Vision of measuring, monitoring, and managing student data.

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Educational Apps for Piano Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a handpicked collection of some good apps you can use with students and kids to help them learn to play the piano. The apps are suitable for a wide variety of age categories and skill levels.read more

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.

7 Professional Development Resources from a Year of Transformation 

Discovery Education

Now that 2020 has taught us so very much about flexible approaches to learning, let’s stop and take a moment to recognize the newfound strengths that this flexibility allows for educators.

How to Schedule Zoom Meetings in Google Calendar

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Schedule Zoom Meetings in Google Calendar appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did you know that Zoom and Google Calendar can work together? In fact, Zoom and Google work very well together. Here’s how to schedule a Zoom call using Google Calendar.

Keen- Google's Tool for Curating Digital Content

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Keen is a social networking and web curation platform provided by Google. Keen, as MakeUseOf stated, is Google's alternative to Pinterest. Keen allows you to curate content online and share your.read more

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An Updated ‘Oregon Trail’ Gives Native Americans Better Representation

MindShift

Jazz Halfmoon, 38, remembers playing the educational video game Oregon Trail as a reward for doing well in class. “It was on a super-old computer,” she says. “The green screen was like the only color.”

The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

New Investigations Now Available for Middle School Science Teachers to Help Engage Students in Three-Dimensional Learning

eSchool News

Teachers can help spark curiosity and collaboration among students with standards-aligned curriculum.

Transition Planning for Students with IEPs

N2Y

Transition planning is a required part of the individualized education program (IEP) that helps students with disabilities prepare for life after high school. But it is never too early to plan for the future! Begin discussing hopes and desired outcomes as soon as possible.

Lexia Learning Wins Gold Stevie Award in 2021 American Business Awards

eSchool News

BOSTON (May 13, 2021) – Rosetta Stone® English from Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company , was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the ELL/World Language Acquisition Instructional Solution category in The 19 th Annual American Business Awards®.

Schools Are Deciding What The New CDC Mask Guidelines Mean For The Classroom

MindShift

Updated May 13, 2021 at 10:49 PM ET. This week has brought a few dizzying updates to the year-long school-reopening story.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

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