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Classroom Activities for Earth Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

April 22nd is Earth Day, a day when (historically) more than 1 billion people in 192 countries put the Earth’s health ahead of convenience, habits, and cultural norms.

10 Ways to Move Forward: Learning Gaps and Post Pandemic Learning [Free Webinar]

The CoolCatTeacher

Tuesday, April 20 at 7 pm ET join us for the free webinar From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. It is time to move forward in education. As we do this, we want to examine the research and apply it to what we are doing in schools now.

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Is it the government’s job to build infrastructure? It depends.

The Christensen Institute

In March, the Biden administration announced a behemoth infrastructure package. The more than $2 trillion plan is designed to create jobs, boost America’s productivity by building or upgrading the nation’s infrastructure, and position the United States as a leader in clean energy.

Using Math (and a Remarkable App) to Privately Combat Covid19

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Combatting the coronavirus with apps is a challenge. With privacy and tracking concerns being an issue, how can it be done?

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.

Teacher Tech Tok: Seeking out opportunities for micro PD

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Lindsay Zilly. Lindsay is the Director of Professional Learning for Illinois Digital Educators Alliance. She is a Google Certified Educator, Apple Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Seesaw Ambassador and Apple Teacher 2016.

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Taking a closer look at IoT’s transformative potential in education

Neo LMS

Starting as a connection of non-standard devices to the Internet, such as smart thermostats, lighting, locks, or speakers, the Internet of Things (IoT) has had applications in various domains with the purpose of making our lives easier.

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Celebrate JiJi Day 2021 with ST Math Activities

MIND Research Institute

JiJi Day is an opportunity to celebrate and foster a positive school culture around mathematics, perseverance, and growth mindset. JiJi is the penguin featured in ST Math!

How this Texas district prioritizes SEL

eSchool News

The Covid-19 pandemic may be on everyone’s minds right now, but school districts grappled with another pandemic before the virus changed our world. School violence incidents such as the Parkland School shooting were increasing, and students’ physical and mental well-being were at critical levels.

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Review: Level Up with Lenovo’s 2nd Gen 100e Chromebook

EdTech Magazine

In today’s hybrid educational environment, Chromebooks have made learning more mobile and accessible for K–12 students. Lenovo’s 2nd generation 100e Chromebook blends practicality, affordability and ruggedness into a truly compelling package.

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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.

Digital tools prove critical for early learners during COVID

eSchool News

For early learners, nothing beats in-class learning. Having a teacher in close proximity to assess the needs of their students is critical for growth. 2020 threw a wrench in that format, forcing students and teachers to communicate digitally.

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Why Educators Should Create More Inclusive Conversations in the Classroom

Edsurge

As a third-generation Korean American, I was never conscious of my family lineage, especially growing up in Irvine, California, which has been a melting pot of diversity for the last twenty-some years.

Voice Type Your Math

Teacher Tech

EquatIO works with Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Jamboard, and more to add math to these products. It is FREE for teachers. You will need to install the Chrome extension and fill out the form to make your free trial into a free premium subscription. You can VERBALLY type your math!

EdSurge Reporter Wins Top Prize for Story About Preschool Helping Kids Impacted By Opioid Crisis

Edsurge

EdSurge senior reporter Emily Tate won a top prize for feature writing by the Education Writers Association for her story about an Ohio preschool that helps the youngest victims of the opioid crisis , the group announced this week.

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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.

School District Establishes Interactive Learning Solution

eSchool News

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Covid created family-friendly work policies—will they last?

The Hechinger Report

When the pandemic began to shutter schools and child care centers in early 2020, parents working at the Patterson Law Group in Fort Worth, Texas, were allowed to work from home from the get go.

3 Ways to Help Students Type with Their Voice

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Since they first appeared almost three decades ago voice recognition technologies, also known as speech to text technologies, have come along way in the way they have transformed out interaction with.read more

South Dakota’s Pierre School District Selects Discovery Education to Support Its Mission to Inspire All Students to Achieve Their Potential

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Thursday, April 15, 2021) —South Dakota’s Pierre School District (PSD) today announced the launch of a new partnership with Discovery Education supporting the district’s mission to inspire all students to achieve their potential.

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.

Here Is A Helpful Translator Tool for Language Learners

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Mate Translate is a very good Chrome Extension that enables you to instantly translate web pages into more than 100 languages. You can translate single words, phrases or whole pages. Alternatively,read more

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Osmo For Schools Receives Prestigious 2021 EdTech Digest Award in “Curriculum and Instruction Solution” Category

eSchool News

Places as Finalist in “New Product or Service” & “STEM Solution” Categories.

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Use Custom Colors in Google Projects! (Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings)

Shake Up Learning

The post Use Custom Colors in Google Projects! Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Do you ever get frustrated trying to find the exact color for your fonts, background, or other objects in your Google projects?

PTC Wizard Integrates with Zoom

eSchool News

Only Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduler with Zoom Video Conferencing. Boca Raton, FL?April April 16, 2021? PTC Wizard, developer of the PTC wizard platform, an online parent-teacher conference scheduler, announces full integration with Zoom video conferencing.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

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

33 Library Bulletin Board Ideas Students Are Sure To Love

Fractus Learning

Library bulletin boards and displays are excellent ways to celebrate reading and inspire kids in all grades to read and to want to read more. Here is a list of great ideas for teachers and librarians to create their book-theme classroom or library bulletin board.

Hidden CurriculumCreating Inclusive Classrooms

N2Y

“People won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” What Maya Angelou wrote was true for life, and true for the classroom. Learn about the hidden curriculum, the unspoken messages that are sent to students both intentionally and otherwise.

What’s the purpose of schooling?

The Christensen Institute

Even though it may seem like a straightforward question, once you scratch the surface, it’s anything but. There are countless views on the topic.

It’s Time to Bring Back the Playful Classroom

MiddleWeb

In The Playful Classroom Jed Dearybury and Julie Jones offer a playful resource written in a playful style with all the research and resources to create a classroom where students will be filled with joy as their learning and soft skills skyrocket, writes Laura Von Staden. The post It’s Time to Bring Back the Playful Classroom first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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.