Mon.Jul 13, 2020

Courageous Conversations: Let’s Talk about Fighting Racism

The CoolCatTeacher

with Dr. Andrea Dozier and Vicki Davis From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, the topic of racism has brought about discussions of not only organizational reform but also reform in our personal perceptions. Today, Dr. Andrea Dozier and I will talk about hope in the midst of understanding.

169 Tech Tip #84 Browser Problem? Switch Browsers

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: Browser Problem? Switch Browsers. Category: Internet. Q: My browser doesn’t bring up stuff? What do I do? A: The quick answer is: Switch browsers.


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Please Listen to Teachers: It’s Not Safe to Go Back to School Yet


I have been sensing that maybe the American public is being kept in the dark about certain things regarding this pandemic. I’m not sure this is it, but the Twitter thread below sure stopped me in my tracks. I'm often asked, "how long will #COVID last?" Until now I didn't have a clue, but I think it's getting obvious. Pandemics like 1918 flu typically last 2-3 years. That's likely w/ #Covid_19. After that, we'll learn to live with it. SARSCoV2 won't go away. So, what can expect?

FREE – pushSlides to Update Student Slides in Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

How to Update Student Google Sides If you have a Google Slides PER STUDENT in an assignment in Google Classroom you may want to update the students slides. You could open each students slides and copy paste new slides. OR you can use my Add-on Reuse GC to push slides to students slides to update […]. The post FREE – pushSlides to Update Student Slides in Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Apps Script Classroom Google Add-on classroom google Google Classroom

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.

A Better Plan for Fully Reopening Schools This Fall


Any plan for fully reopening schools needs to offer flexibility and learning options

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Here’s How Colleges Should Help Close the Digital Divide in the COVID-Era


San Antonio, Texas, the place my family currently calls home, ranks high among major cities with the fastest-growing number of COVID-19 infections. Add in Houston, Austin, and Dallas, and Texas now accounts for over 7 percent of the nation’s 3 million cases. It’s a harsh and disastrous reality that is wreaking havoc on families, local economies and the education system.

5 ways to build a strong academic scaffold for 2020-2021: Part 1

eSchool News

Not sure what to expect in this coming school year? Will your school district begin the year with in-person classroom instruction? Or will your district start the year with remote learning? Or will instruction be a combination of both? If you are grappling with these questions, you are not alone. In the western North Carolina school district where we teach, we are preparing for several possible teaching scenarios.

Google Challenges for Teachers! (FREE Template by Pam Hubler)

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Challenges for Teachers! FREE Template by Pam Hubler) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As educators continue to face much uncertainty, we also have to get extra creative with virtual PD. In this guest post by Pam Hubler, she shares how she developed and implemented Google Challenges to deliver Virtual PD at her school. Virtual PD, or virtual professional learning, is more than just making things digital.

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.

Department of Education Launches Rural Tech Competition

EdTech Magazine

The U.S. Department of Education announced a $600,000 competition last month to advance technology education for rural high school students amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Rural Tech Project aims to provide schools with resources to develop technology education programs and is intended to break down barriers between education and industry, said Scott Stump, assistant secretary for career, technical and adult education, in a press release. “No

TEACHER VOICE: ‘Before teaching Algebra 2, I was an EMT, a Starbucks barista and a real estate agent. I learned to treat people with compassion’

The Hechinger Report

I realized the importance of social-emotional learning early in life, long before I became a teacher. As a child, I moved with my family from Argentina to the United States. I quickly fell in love with learning, inspired to work hard by an amazing math teacher — but, more importantly, also to be kind and compassionate. She led by example, and she pushed me to dream big.

How to Manage Chromebooks Like a Pro


Reading Time: 4 minutes There is no secret that school districts across the nation are investing in technology for their students. In many cases, we have seen school districts purchasing Chromebooks, for each student , as part of a 1:1 program. However, whether you’re implementing a 1:1 program or not, onboarding hundreds or thousands of devices need management. After months of working with schools, we identified key areas where schools need help managing their devices.

How Joe Biden’s Policy Proposals Would Impact the Education Industry

Marketplace K-12

The presumptive Democratic nominee is pledging to boost funding for numerous federal programs, including those support after-school and special-needs communities. The post How Joe Biden’s Policy Proposals Would Impact the Education Industry appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Assessment / Testing Educational Technology/Ed-Tech English-Language Learners Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal / State Policy Funding / Budgets

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.

How to Manage Chromebooks Like a Pro


Reading Time: 4 minutes There is no secret that school districts across the nation are investing in technology for their students. In many cases, we have seen school districts purchasing Chromebooks, for each student , as part of a 1:1 program.

What's Next? Modern Learning Systems for Learners and Leaders


Five steps for designing community schooling

3 Types of Learning Crucial for Educators

The Principal of Change

In “ Innovate Inside the Box ” I share three types of learning that are crucial for educators: These three ideas are something that I believe schools should be intentional about in their practice, as it is beneficial to learning now and in the future.

A Reformers Unit That Celebrates Activism


Once Sarah Cooper’s 8th graders have finished their research papers on historical reformers, she has them work in project groups to imagine which current cause their reformers might realistically support. Unexpected match-ups include Huey Newton and Sandra Day O'Connor! Future of History Project Based Learning campaign creation current events project based learning reformers research papers Sarah Cooper social justice United States history

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 Quick Note About TeachThought

TeachThought - Learn better.

TeachThought is a mission-based organization and our mission is to innovate education through the growth of innovative teachers. But as an organization, it also has another responsibility: supporting my family. COVID-19 has turned the entire world upside down and while business concerns are by far the least interesting to me intellectually, if TeachThought doesn’t earn […]. The post A Quick Note About TeachThought appeared first on TeachThought. TeachThought Updates & Events

PROOF POINTS: 5 Questions for Daniel Koretz

The Hechinger Report

Daniel Koretz. Credit: Jill Anderson/Harvard Graduate School of Education. Perhaps nothing has remade American education so profoundly in my lifetime as the 2001 federal law that required states to assess all students every year. Because those scores were then used to evaluate educators and decide which schools to shut down, testing has changed how math and reading are taught in classrooms and reduced or even eliminated topics that aren’t tested — from civics and science to art and music.

How Teacher Looping Can Ease the Learning Disruptions Caused by Coronavirus


Aeriale Johnson felt a thrill as she pressed “send” on the Remind message. For about a week in late June, the second-grade teacher had been waiting for her principal’s green light to make an exciting announcement to her students and their families. “I I had that feeling you get when you pop up from behind furniture as the loved one you’ve been planning a surprise party for finally enters the room,” she said. The big reveal?

How Ventilation Systems are Being Upgraded for Back to School


School ventilation systems are being upgraded to better protect students and staff by integrating new technologies and processes

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.

Expertise Matters #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

As I read Engaging Literate Minds , a central theme that keeps replaying in my mind is simply, “Expertise Matters. Every teaching move, every dialogic conversation, every piece related to data, literally everything that is shared on the pages of this book is based on teacher expertise, including the onus on the part of the teachers to seek out their own professional learning through collaboration with their colleagues. One example of onus on our own learning was evident in Chapter 12.

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4 Great Google Sites Templates to Help You Create Different Educational Websites

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

If you are looking for an easy and reliable platform to create your classroom website, Google Sites is definitely one of the best options to consider. It provides you with the space and tools more. 2020 Google Sites

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101 Fun and Cheap Summer Activities for Kids


If your child is anything like the rest of us, they’ve been counting down the days until summer vacation for months. But now that it’s finally here, what’s there to do? How do you keep your child occupied and having fun when most of your summer will be spent at home this year? We have […]. The post 101 Fun and Cheap Summer Activities for Kids appeared first on Prodigy Math Blog. Parent Resources summer activities summer activities for kids

Here Is A Good Google Docs Add-on to Help You Become a Better Writer

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Writing Habit is a Google Docs add-on to help you with your writing. The basic philosophy behind the app is to help users build writing habits through achieving daily/weekly more. 2020 google docs

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.