Wed.May 20, 2020

Boom Cards: Engagement for Learning from a Distance

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter During distance learning, some teachers have found a new way to engage students — Boom Cards. Mary Howard is one of those teachers.

13 Teaching Strategies to Shake up Your Remote Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

As we struggle with adapting our classes to remote learning, I know lots of teachers who are realizing that their normal approach isn’t suited for remote teaching.

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Guest Post: How to provide a successful remote learning experience during school closures


A recent survey found that the coronavirus pandemic has been challenging for teachers, parents and students alike. Many teachers and parents are concerned about their children’s progress, wellbeing, and finding relevant resources.

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Professional Learning in a Pandemic

Digital Promise

With schools closed and social distancing orders in place due to COVID-19, micro-credentials —which are online and on-demand—allow educators to continue their professional learning without leaving their homes.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How Do We Encourage More Young Women to Innovate and Transform the World

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” ” – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. I am the mother of a 3 year-old girl. Each day I think of ways to help her develop into an intelligent, independent, unapologetic, brave, creative, compassionate, and resilient human being.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 025 – International School of Amsterdam

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 025 is below.

With higher ed in limbo, students are switching to community colleges

The Hechinger Report

Chris Smith wasn’t planning to spend the summer at a community college. He was going to sublet an apartment in Tallahassee and take classes at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, where he just completed his first year. This story also appeared in NBC News.

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Remote Learning and Mental Health: What Educators Need to Be Aware Of


When it comes to remote learning and mental health, educators have to actively stay connected with students and families

Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

Examples from The Hechinger Report’s collection of misleading research claims touted by ed tech companies. Video: Sarah Butrymowicz. School closures in all 50 states have sent educators and parents alike scrambling to find online learning resources to keep kids busy and productive at home.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Health Experts Say Schools Can Reopen in the Fall — But With Some Big Changes


Across the country—and indeed the world—schools are preparing for a back-to-school season unlike any other in living memory. Governors are signaling tentative support for schools to resume in-person classes in the fall, with careful planning and a few caveats.

How to Improve WiFi Connection for Remote Learning Using a WiFi Booster


Improve WiFi to avoid freezing on video or audio by following these tops tips on how to best set up an extender

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How Virtual One-to-One Meetings Are Helping Us Build a Strong Online Classroom


As I sat in front of my iPad waiting for Jackson to join our second weekly one-to-one Zoom meeting, I wondered what would become the focus of today’s catch up.

Bring a Tab BACK! Google Chrome

Teacher Tech

In Google Chrome you can use Control W to close a tab or click on the x on the tab (practice the Control W!!!) But what if you accidentally close a tab? Control Shift T Control T creates a new tab and Control Shift T brings BACK a tab. It takes a little bit to […]. The post Bring a Tab BACK!

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.

5 Strategies to Enhance Educator and Student Well-Being Right Now


In 2020, we have all taken big steps to prioritize each other’s wellness. We’ve temporarily closed schools and businesses and stayed home because our greatest wish is that our community stays healthy and safe. But well-being goes beyond physical health.

Supporting the Emotional Health of Our Students


The future may be uncertain but the mental health of our students shouldn’t be. Teacher, author and mentor Cathleen Beachboard describes how – through a focus on communication, consistency and control – educators can begin to help young people regain their sense of safety.

Voice Tech Has Been Around for Decades. Will It Finally Work for Education?


Speech-recognition systems date back to the 1950s. Yet the recent emergence of “smart” assistant devices in homes—powered by the likes of Alexa and Siri—has sparked renewed interest in their application as educational tools in the classroom.

But What Does That Look Like?

Adjusting Course

Our school is wrestling with some difficult things right now. Difficult in an emotional sense. We’re not willing to let go of the importance of relationships, connectedness, and FUN that’s part of the entire school year (and usually part of the final few weeks of school).

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

3 Actionable Ways to be a Courageous School Leader Today


“A deep and abiding sense of courage is a quality that separates good leaders from great ones. Research shows that professionals who demonstrate courage in the workplace not only perform better, but influence their peers to act with bravery and drive organizational success” (Gavin, 2020).


Start Again Tomorrow

The Principal of Change

The above quote is something I am known for. Not just the quote, but the ability to find positive and opportunities in tough situations. I am not sure if I would consider myself an “optimist,” but I have worked to become a solution-focused person.

CoSN2020: Embracing a New Look for Personalized Learning

EdTech Magazine

Several years ago, some students in San Francisco Unified School District had the wrong idea about educational technology.

How to Develop Culturally Responsive Teaching for Distance Learning


The coronavirus pandemic and school closures across the nation have exposed deep inequities within education: technology access, challenges with communication, lack of support for special education students, to name just a few.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Google Docs Templates to Help Students Write Letters, Essays, Book Reports, and Resumes

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After sharing presentation templates, today's post features Google Docs templates that teachers and students can use for a wide variety of purposes. The purpose is to empower you with resources more. 2020 google docs

ScreenBeam® Classroom Commander Orchestration Platform Now Supports Chromebook One-to-One Classrooms


ScreenBeam Inc.'s s Classroom Commander orchestration platform is now available for both Chromebook and Windows 1:1 classroom environments

OPINION: Pandemic hits LGBTQ students and DREAMers the hardest

The Hechinger Report

Students who are cut off from their families, such as many of those who identify as LGBTQ college students, may have difficulty establishing their independence for financial-aid purposes.

CoSN2020: Best Practices for a Secure Work-from-Home Environment

EdTech Magazine

Over the past few months, there’s been a surge in people working from home across all industries — including education. The pandemic led schools to shut their doors and pushed many students, teachers and other school staff online.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.