Thu.Sep 16, 2021

Research Spotlight: Helping Refugee Students Learn in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In today's show, we are working to develop empathy for some of our most struggling students – students who are refugees.

Watch MY World 360° Media During the Global Week to #Act4SDGs

Digital Promise

The post Watch MY World 360° Media During the Global Week to #Act4SDGs appeared first on Digital Promise. 360 Story Lab Blog Educators

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How STEM is preparing students for future careers

Neo LMS

There are few areas of our lives in which science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) don’t play a key role. There is an increasing number of areas in which our activities are becoming more reliant upon the tools of our digital age.

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Wait: Are schools actually doing blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

Soon after the start of the school year, I read a press release from a school district in Alabama announcing to its community that due to rising COVID cases, school buildings would close for remote learning for two weeks, then begin blended learning for the remainder of the semester.

WW2 to COVID-19: How Remote Tools Help Reinforce Development Post-Program eLearning

Speaker: Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO of About-Face Development

In a world where virtual learning is here to stay, answering the question of “What now?” requires us to thoughtfully evaluate how we got here and how we can leverage the knowledge gained during the pandemic to address one of trainings greatest historical challenges – how we reinforce learning to move from knowledge to behavior change. Join Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO of About-Face Development, LLC, for this illuminating discussion on how to keep the gears turning

First nationwide look at racial breakdown of career education confirms deep divides

The Hechinger Report

In Nevada, just 4 percent of students who took a career-oriented science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) course in the 2019-20 school year — 88 students total — were Black, even though Black students make up more than 11 percent of the state’s public school enrollment.

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Helping science teachers tackle misinformation and controversial topics 

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!

Google Classroom: Parent/Guardian FAQ

Teacher Tech

Google Classroom: Printable FAQ Guide for Parents & Guardians. The post Google Classroom: Parent/Guardian FAQ appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

Making the Cybersecurity Grade: How Schools Can Protect Data and IT Resources

EdTech Magazine

Cyberattacks on our nation’s K–12 schools are on the rise. They’re targeting a rich cache of data and IT resources. Since 2016, there have been 1,180 cyber-related incidents in K–12 public schools, and this number continues to grow.

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edX Staked Its Reputation on Its Nonprofit Status. What Will It Mean To Be Part of For-Profit 2U?

Edsurge

This summer yielded a surprising announcement in the world of online education: that edX, founded by Harvard University and MIT a decade ago as a nonprofit alternative to for-profit online education providers, had agreed to sell its operations to a for-profit company, 2U.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

OPINION: Too many young men are missing from college campuses like mine

The Hechinger Report

For many families, a season of applying to college lies ahead; a moment of reckoning about the reality of opportunity in our country. Yet despite recent debates over opportunity gaps, there is still one major (and surprising) gap we ignore. The millions of young men who are not going to college.

7 eye-opening back-to-school predictions

eSchool News

This back-to-school season is unlike any before it. Not only are many students heading back to full in-person learning after more than a year of virtual or hybrid learning, they’re doing it in the middle of COVID-19 surges nationwide.

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India-based job platform, Apna becomes the youngest startup to enter unicorn club after raising $100M

AsiaTechDaily

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Air filters are playing a big part in safe school reopening plans

eSchool News

As schools kick off the 2021-22 school year, the air is thick with questions — and with COVID-19 hesitancy. Will students and faculty have to wear masks? Will they have to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19? Will we see remote learning play a major role this year, as it did last year?

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.

Search Google Images inside Google Docs, Slides, Sheets or Drawings

Shake Up Learning

The post Search Google Images inside Google Docs, Slides, Sheets or Drawings appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did you know you can search for Google Images without ever leaving your Doc or Slide? This can save valuable time in the classroom!

WeVideo Partners with KQED Youth Media Challenges for 2021-2022 School Year

eSchool News

Mountain View, Calif.

IPO-bound Pine Labs raises $100 million from Invesco

AsiaTechDaily

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Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners Support Families with New No-Cost Resources to Ignite Student Interest in STEM

eSchool News

Silver Spring, Md. Thursday, September 16, 2021) — To accelerate student learning and ignite student curiosity in STEM, Discovery Education presents parents and guardians an array of no-cost dynamic digital resources.

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.

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Fractus Learning

DreamBox Learning® Announces Record Expansion into New School Districts

eSchool News

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Piaget Stages – The Development Of Intelligence and Reason

Fractus Learning

If you think that your child’s brain works differently than yours, then you agree with Jean Piaget, a Swiss developmental psychologist of the early 20th century.

EnviroKlenz Air Purifiers Create Safer Air Quality within Bergman Academy’s Classrooms

eSchool News

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. 14, 2021) – EnviroKlenz , a leading innovator for indoor air quality solutions, is aiding in the safe return of Bergman Academy, an independent school located in Des Moines, Iowa, by installing its air purifiers in the school’s classrooms, activity rooms and common areas. .

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.

Student Attendance Issues? Ditch the Truancy Officer and Send a Postcard Instead

Edthena

Students may be able to return to the classroom this fall, but are they actually showing up? Student attendance is often a battle for many teachers and school leaders, but the old ways of improving attendance can lead to limited outcomes despite huge investments of time and effort.

Backed by ECMC Group, Dell Foundation and Others, New Apprenticeship Closes $2.5M Seed Funding to Solve Entry Level Tech and Diversity Hiring Gaps

eSchool News

San Antonio, Texas (Sept. 14, 2021) – New Apprenticeship (NEW), the federally recognized digital apprenticeship solution that is bridging the tech skills and opportunity gap, announced today the close of a $2.5M seed funding round.

In Print or Onscreen? Making The Most of Reading With Young Children

MindShift

Reprinted from How We Read Now: Strategic Choices for Print, Screen, and Audio by Naomi S. Baron. Copyright © Oxford University Press 2021. All rights reserved. By Naomi S. Baron. Do you believe that young kids (say, from birth to age five or six) should be firmly rooted in the world of print?

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K-12 Dealmaking: Byju’s Continues U.S. Expansion By Acquiring Coding Platform; Blackboard Merges With Anthology

Marketplace K-12

India-based education giant Byju’s has acquired K-12 coding platform, Tynker, and Blackboard has merged. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Byju’s Continues U.S. Expansion By Acquiring Coding Platform; Blackboard Merges With Anthology appeared first on Market Brief.

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.