Tue.Jul 28, 2020

Tips For Setting Up An At-Home Learning Environment For Young Students

Education Elements

Here we are, looking down the barrel of another stretch of at-home learning. We always knew that it was likely not “if” but “when” we’d be back here, but the fact that many districts are announcing remote learning from day one has caught us all by surprise.

Learning How to Put Equity in the Driver’s Seat

Digital Promise

Education research is too often based on gaps in published research or the niche interests of researchers, rather than the priority challenges faced by schools and districts.

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Capture the Opportunity: Steps to Redesign School-Level Systems for Equity

Education Elements

At the age of five, my shyness was taken for lack of understanding and I was tested for English as a Second Language (ESL). At eight, I was pushed into gifted math and made to feel defeated and stupid.

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A revealing look at innovation in urban and suburban schools

The Christensen Institute

This post is the third in a series of four sharing new insights from the Canopy project using data published in fall 2019.

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.

Can outdoor learning help hone your students’ learning?


‘ Nature deficit disorder ‘ is a term coined by the renowned author of The Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv. It espouses the idea that all human beings — especially children — need to spend time in nature in order to be physically and mentally healthy and happy.

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10 Rhetorical Questions To Create New Ideas For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

I’m not saying any of these ideas are good—or even the least bit viable. Or that they wouldn't be detrimental. I’m just wondering what would happen. The post 10 Rhetorical Questions To Create New Ideas For Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

15 skills students need for success — and how to teach them

eSchool News

21st century skills. Social and emotional learning skills. Soft” skills. Whatever you choose to call them, there is a set of skills that are essential for success in school, work, and life — and yet teaching and assessing these skills in a formal, structured way can be challenging.

What post-WWII Japan teaches about economic recovery in 2020

The Christensen Institute

Economies around the globe face an uphill battle in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many governments have struggled with the choice between implementing lockdowns or opening their economies and risking the spread of the virus.

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Why It’s So Hard to Lower the Cost of Textbooks


The entertainment industry has been shifting how it connects fans with music, movies and other media.

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.

Google Meet Breakout Rooms – Enterprise Feature

Teacher Tech

Google Meet video chat is FREE and integrated into Google Classroom if your G Suite apps admin has it enabled. Did you know there are 2 tiers to G Suite for Education? Most features are free. However for an additional fee schools can upgrade their free G Suite Google accounts to Enterprise. Recording Google Meets […]. The post Google Meet Breakout Rooms – Enterprise Feature appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

What is Google Slides and How Can It Be Used by Teachers with Google Classroom?


Get the best out of Google Slides in education so you can integrate with Classroom and more

Survey Shows Over 80% of Parents Are Future-Proofing Kids

eSchool News

Osmo’s latest parent survey reinforces what most parents already knew–that coding skills and STEAM education are a desirable means to future-proof kids and will help them become successful.

Using Data to Prepare for Back to School


Collecting and analyzing data will be key to preparing for the school year ahead

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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.

10 Tips for New Teachers #Podcast

The Principal of Change

As a new school year is upon us in North America, I wanted to revisit this post on “10 Tips for New Teachers” from August 2018. Hopefully, the ideas I share are applicable to someone new into the profession, or at any stage.

New Release! Chromebook Infused Classroom by Holly Clark! Bonus Alert!

Teacher Tech

Just in time for this new school year, a school year we are desperately preparing for, Holly Clark’s newest release, The Chromebook Infused Classroom, is out and ready to help us prepare for the coming school year! The post New Release! Chromebook Infused Classroom by Holly Clark! Bonus Alert!

Understanding Blended Learning: What Districts Need to Know

EdTech Magazine

With the new school year fast approaching, school districts across the country are starting to finalize and announce their plans for a safe reopening.

5 Steps Toward Cultural Competence in Schools


The slow burn of racial injustice has once again erupted in a blaze of protests – illuminating long-standing social, economic, and educational disparities and divisions. Only this time is different, writes Vernita Mayfield. And it demands cultural competency from every educator.

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 device in every hand during COVID-19

eSchool News

For Sandra Paul, Director of of Information Technology at the Township of Union Public Schools in Northern New Jersey, the goal is simple—every one of the 7,200 kids in her district must have a device this fall. How to accomplish this? Not so simple.

Brazilian Ed-Tech Vendor Looks To Raise $300 Million From Wall Street IPO

Marketplace K-12

A subsidiary of Cogna — Brazil’s largest for-profit education company — has filed to go public, betting that it will can seize opportunities in the booming South American school market, and beyond.

Online research program offers first ever covid-19 independent study

eSchool News

Pioneer Academics, the college-accredited online research program for high school students, has launched Pioneer Open Summer Study (POSS), a free program that gives any interested high school student the opportunity to participate in independent studies about COVID-19.

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What School Leaders Need to Know About Funding in Tough Budget Times

EdTech Magazine

School districts are planning for the upcoming academic year under a cloud of uncertainty, especially around funding. Due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, states are facing steep declines in income and tax revenue, leaving district leaders worried about budget cuts in the new fiscal year. Reopening schools during a pandemic will also require new investments in technology — from thermal body temperature scanners to sanitation tools — and additional staff hiring.

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.

Audio-Visual Furniture Line with Release of Slim-Footprint, Adjustable Lectern

eSchool News

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin – lecturers have to function within many environments. Yet there is an increased expectation for use of technology and expanded mobility within that same classroom. Factor in a wide variance in physical traits and you have a challenge accommodating instructors.

Here Is A Great Website to Help Kids Learn Math Skills

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

BBC School Radio Maths is an excellent educational resource we learned from Make Use Of's list of 10 Cool Math Games for Kids. School Radio Maths offers a wide variety of educational games to help.read more. 2020 math resources Math websites

Innovative Tablet and Headphone Charging Station

eSchool News

The new charging station was designed to support the use of audio accessories in the learning environment and to help address the need to isolate headphones for dedicated student use. The Tablet and Headphone Charging Station uses easy-to-clean, high-quality 8.9”x11.5”

Inside the Digital Transformation – Part 3

BYOT Network

This is part three in a series of blog posts from the IMS K-12 team focusing on interoperability and its advantages for educators and instruction in K-12 education, especially during the current pandemic.

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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.