Mon.Jul 26, 2021

44 Years as a Kindergarten Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teaching kindergarten has never been easy, but could you imagine doing it for forty-four years? Mrs. Sharon Howard has done just that.

Top 5 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn Python

Ask a Tech Teacher

At a time when coding careers continue to flourish – despite the Covid19 pandemic and its adverse effect on the world economy – it is not surprising to see kids learning programming at an early age.

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What Type of Facilitator Are You? Understanding Your Strengths to Improve Professional Development

Education Elements

There’s a line from You’ve Got Mail (yes, I’ve seen it hundreds of times) where Tom Hanks says, “Don’t you just love New York in the Fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”.

Why Should You Buy a Gaming Chair?

EdTech4Beginners

The gaming industry has significantly advanced over the last decade. And one of the advancements that many people appreciate is in the technology used in designing gaming equipment like a mouse, keyboards, pads, etc. But, one gaming tool that has improved is the gaming chair.

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.

Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 06

Dangerously Irrelevant

[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

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Math Teachers – Graspable Math is for YOU!

Teacher Tech

Use Graspable Math for developing procedural fluency with students. The post Math Teachers – Graspable Math is for YOU! appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

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A new normal worth pursuing: Why COVID created the conditions to solve pervasive problems like poverty

The Christensen Institute

While COVID continues to upend economic, social, and health systems in many parts of the world, in other regions life seems to be slowly returning back to normal. Meetups with friends may no longer need to be distanced, dining may be possible indoors, and masks might even be left at home.

Did online learning mostly miss the mark?

eSchool News

Online learning has untapped potential for students across the nation, and while the COVID-19 pandemic forced classrooms online in early 2020, that doesn’t mean learning became more innovative and personalized.

How to Encourage Transgender Students to Pursue STEM Careers

techlearning

Engage transgender students in STEM classes with awareness of pronouns, inclusivity, kindness, and representation, among other practices

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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!

OPINION: How best do we teach kids about Holocaust horrors? Show them what it was like

The Hechinger Report

Though the past year has put a spotlight on the limits and possibilities of using technology for teaching and learning, we began exploring the utility of using virtual reality as a medium for Holocaust education before the pandemic reshaped the educational landscape.

Pediatrician Group Calls for Universal School Masking: What You Need to Know

techlearning

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released new COVID-19 guidance that breaks with the CDC by urging universal masking regardless of vaccination status

Schools Must Connect Learning to Real-World Experience. Service Learning Can Help.

Edsurge

As communities across the country prepare for the upcoming school year, there is cause for long-awaited optimism. Many students will be returning to the classroom with different kinds of skills and relationships built during an incredibly difficult year.

PROOF POINTS: A study suggests an instructive way to talk to little crawlers

The Hechinger Report

A small study finds that crawling babies whose parents directed them to play with a toy had larger vocabularies than babies whose parents didn’t talk to them this way. Photo by Lisa Wiltse/Corbis via Getty Images).

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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.

What is Listenwise and How Does It Work? Best Tips and Tricks

techlearning

Listenwise lets students listen and read while learning at the same time

A Thought About School Opening Recommendations For COVID

TeachThought - Learn better.

We should consider using this challenging time to continue to develop and refine learning models that can adapt to a rapidly-changing world. The post A Thought About School Opening Recommendations For COVID appeared first on TeachThought. Education

How the 4 Cs prepare students for the real world

eSchool News

As our world continues to become more connected through technology, today’s students have boundless access to a wealth of information. But, to effectively leverage these resources, students need to be able to make meaning of them.

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Do You Know Your District’s True Digital Story? This Tool Can Help

Edsurge

Matt Frey is a data guy. As Executive Director of Instructional Technology at Plano ISD in Texas, he often slips into his district’s sea of digital usage data to understand student engagement, direct budget planning, find power users and more.

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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.

3 Essential Roles for Monolingual Teachers

MiddleWeb

Drawing on a conversation with Dr. Brandon Beck, language specialist and co-teacher Tan Huynh highlights the roles monolingual educators have in advocating for multilingualism, fostering being multiliterate, and celebrating multiculturalism to support language learners.

Online Tutoring in China Was Booming. Then Came a Dramatic Shift in Regulations.

Edsurge

China’s ballooning edtech market is suddenly deflating thanks to new government restrictions on lucrative private tutoring companies that serve millions of the country’s children.

A Rough Draft Mindset Boosts Math Learning

MiddleWeb

Using rough drafts and revision in middle school math class can reduce anxiety and boost math learning. Kathleen Taylor and Amanda Jansen relate an action research project aimed at shifting lessons from a process of task completion to one of continuous, ongoing learning.

SG foodtech startup Hoow Foods raises $2.2m pre-Series A funding

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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.

Here Is How to Easily Add Live Polls and Quizzes to Your Google Slides

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Interactive presentations are key to creating engaging learning experiences. Polls, quizzes, and live Q&A are important interactive features that can liven your presentations and turn your.read more. Google Slides

Another Education Company Goes Public: Instructure IPO Gives Ed-Tech Firm $2.9 Billion Valuation

Marketplace K-12

Instructure, maker of the widely used K-12 learning management system Canvas, is the latest ed-tech firm to go public. The post Another Education Company Goes Public: Instructure IPO Gives Ed-Tech Firm $2.9 Billion Valuation appeared first on Market Brief.

Technology and Innovation as Paths to Educational Equity

edWeb.net

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and, in many ways, worsened the digital divide and other inequitable aspects of America’s education system. However, it also created opportunities to develop more equitable outcomes, based on the widespread switch to digital learning experiences and new education models.

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Fractus Learning

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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.