Thu.Sep 09, 2021

Creative Options for Remote Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

With schools closed for in-person learning and many children being educated at home, parents are scrambling for quality alternatives that work in a home environment.

20+ ways to use 10 BIG Flipgrid updates

Ditch That Textbook

Once again Flipgrid released BIG updates to its camera, user experience, help center and more. Here are 20+ ways to use those updates in the classroom. For many students, video is just part of the way they speak. Snapchat. Instagram. YouTube.

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7 Outside of the box ideas for teaching students who don’t like writing

Neo LMS

Writing is seen as the topmost skill to master by students. Case in point, most Higher Education institutions require strong writing abilities. It’s no wonder that educators focus on writing from as early as kindergarten.

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Adult learning culture: An underrated ingredient for success in uncertain times

The Christensen Institute

This piece was co-authored with Dr. Beth Rabbitt, CEO of The Learning Accelerator. A recent ASCD article confronted an uncomfortable reality: the COVID-19 pandemic is likely not the only major interruption to K–12 schooling in our lifetimes.

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

How IT Leaders Can Make Learning More Accessible to Students with Low Vision

EdTech Magazine

Last month, Atkinson Hyperlegible typeface became available on Google Fonts. Created by Applied Design Works with guidance from the Braille Institute, Atkinson Hyperlegible is designed to aid readability for users with low vision. The font is named for Robert J.

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4 Lessons from Remote Learning

techlearning

Despite its challenges, remote learning has changed in-person learning for the better, says one Kansas City educator

TEACHER VOICE: What my wedding vows taught me about the return to in-person learning

The Hechinger Report

Wedding vow negotiations were a somewhat contentious business when my English teacher fiance and I, a science educator, prepared to tie the knot back in 2007. After several rounds of spirited revisions, we landed on six promises that have held up well over the years.

3 unexpected ways online PD strengthened my teaching

eSchool News

As a science educator, I love showing my students the wonders of the world. I encourage them to always be curious, ask questions, and seek out new knowledge and skills.

To Achieve Educational Justice, We Need More Black Teachers

Edsurge

We need more Black teachers. A lot more. While Black students account for 15 percent of all public schools students in the U.S., Black teachers make up just 7 percent of the teacher workforce. Worse, teachers who identify as Black men make up less than 2 percent of the workforce.

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

Three tips to conquer bilingual barriers in the classroom

eSchool News

More than 10 percent of students in the United States are English language learners (ELLs) – that’s more than 4.8 million children nationwide.

When Technical Training Is a Lifeline

Edsurge

The first impression Salvador left on us as he entered our alternative education program was one of quiet reserve. He sat in the corner and kept to himself, rarely doing much of anything. Sal came to us three years ago in a way that some might find unusual—via tribunal.

Educational Resources for Teaching Cultural Diversity and Inclusiveness

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Our classrooms are culturally diverse with students coming from different racial, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds. Diversity is a pedagogical strength which we should draw on to prepare culturally.read more. Cultural diversity resources

Collaborative whiteboards and explainer videos made simple with @Wacom and @explainevrythng #edtech #blendedlearning #flipclass

techieMusings

In this webinar, I share how Explain Everything, paired with a Wacom tablet, can be used: as a collaborative whiteboard solution for brainstorming on an infinite canvas; as an all-in-one tool to create, edit, & share explainer videos.

White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

The 40 Most Widely Used Ed-Tech Products From Last School Year

Marketplace K-12

School districts are awash with ed-tech products since remote and hybrid learning started, and new analysis breaks down the 40 most popular digital tools used during the last academic school year. The post The 40 Most Widely Used Ed-Tech Products From Last School Year appeared first on Market Brief.

An Easy Way to Make Teacher Feedback More Concrete and Actionable

Edthena

As a coach or school leader, you’re observing myriad classrooms and teaching practices. You give teacher feedback through detailed notes of strengths and areas for growth. This qualitative teacher feedback is important for improvement. But do you just sense teachers are improving?

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Creating A Different Kind Of ‘Gang’ To Reach Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

More authentic and diverse in-school social groups can engage challenging, hard-to-reach students in powerful ways. The post Creating A Different Kind Of ‘Gang’ To Reach Students appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Social Emotional Student Engagement

How To Talk About 9/11 With A New Generation Of Kids

MindShift

When teacher Brandon Graves in Louisville, Ky., talks with his elementary school students about the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, he tells them where he was that day — in Washington, D.C., a freshman at Howard University, where he could smell smoke from the Pentagon.

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

Creating A Different Kind Of ‘Gang’ To Reach Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

More authentic and diverse in-school social groups can engage challenging, hard-to-reach students in powerful ways. The post Creating A Different Kind Of ‘Gang’ To Reach Students appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Social Emotional Student Engagement

What’s New ~ September 2021

myViewBoard

As schools reopen, teachers and students are back and getting busy getting again. To better help all educators and learners, myViewBoard surely brings more helpful features to everyone. One of the most exciting news must be the release of “ Open Learning Format (.olf)

Using Response to Intervention to Address Behavior

N2Y

With a majority of children re‑adjusting to in‑person instruction, social and emotional well‑being are a top‑of‑mind concern. What would you say if we told you that you already have a tool for helping your learners in this area?

Thailand’s logistics unicorn Flash Express to enter Laos

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register Thailand-based logistics and ecommerce startup Flash Express has tied-up with AIF Group to develop the logistics industry in the region.

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the BestColleges.com research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

Curating PD to Elevate Teachers and Teaching

MiddleWeb

The PD Curator offers strategies for crafting professional learning. Middle school director and teacher Jeny Randall says the book can guide school leaders in creating a culture of learning that is mindful of equity and promotes the involvement of all teachers.

Jakarta-based P2P lender Modalku partners with BukuWarung to support MSMEs

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register Indonesia -based P2P lender Modalku has collaborated with BukuWarung , a bookkeeping and digital payments platform to support its 6.5 million MSME users.

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Acquires Australian AI Company; Panorama Raises $60 Million

Marketplace K-12

The education software platform Panorama raised $60 million in a Series C round of funding, and Pearson snapped up an Australian AI-focused company. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Acquires Australian AI Company; Panorama Raises $60 Million appeared first on Market Brief.

IPO-bound OYO expands its authorized share capital to Rs 901 crore ($122M)

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register India-based hotel chain OYO has raised its authorized share capital to Rs 901 crore ($122M) from Rs 1.17 crore ($160,000) ahead of its initial public offering. Oravel Stays Pvt.

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.