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30 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools

Ditch That Textbook

G Suite Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 30 ideas for using them with your class. G Suite has revolutionized education.

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‘Why Am I Just Learning About This?’ In New College Board Offering, Students Explore the African Diaspora

Edsurge

Shocked. Outraged. Frustrated. Curious. Determined. Excited. Proud. Those are some of the emotions Mario Herrera’s high school students experienced as they learned about the African diaspora, as part of a two-year pilot for the College Board’s new curriculum on the subject.

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Moving remote learning from reactive to proactive

eSchool News

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a stark digital divide within education, with many schools woefully underprepared for the shift to remote learning. When schools initially closed and transitioned to remote learning plans in the spring, many students lacked access to a device, the internet, or both.

What Learning Looks Like Today with the HyperDoc Girls

CUE

Guest Blog Post by Fall CUE Keynote Speakers the HyperDoc Girls (Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis) Today’s “classroom” looks very different than it did earlier this year.

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.

PROOF POINTS: When women studied with women, they persisted, study finds

The Hechinger Report

As part of an introductory economics class, Swiss students had the option to work in study groups with their peers. Behind the scenes, a researcher randomly assigned them to groups with different gender ratios.

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How RFID can help in a school reopening

eSchool News

As schools prepared to reopen this past August and September, administrators had to consider more than usual.

Duplicate Objects in GeoGebra

Teacher Tech

GeoGebra is an excellent way to let students explore math concepts. GeoGebra is great for grades K – college. When creating elements in a GeoGebra applet you will need to be able to duplicate objects.

Real World STEM? Try Plastics Pollution.

MiddleWeb

STEM kids need to ratchet up their know-how about the real-world problem of plastics pollution and work together on sensible solutions. As they tackle this impending global crisis, they’ll grow problem-solving competencies for a lifetime, writes STEM educator Anne Jolly.

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How to Protect Student Data When Using Online and Emerging Tech

EdTech Magazine

Schools need technology — a lot of it — to operate both remotely and in person. But there’s another need that K–12 administrators should also prioritize, experts say: data privacy. With the sheer volume and quantity of online services, districts should look at all the details,” says Ed Snow, assistant director for the instructional technology services team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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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.

Taking a new look at school turnarounds

eSchool News

How do you fix a broken, failing school where student achievement, attendance and graduation rates are rock bottom? Education experts argue over this a lot, according to The Hechinger Report.

K–12 Schools Build Culture and Community Around Data

EdTech Magazine

As data transforms educational processes, it’s easy to forget what the alternative looks like. Without data — and a culture that facilitates data-driven insights — decisions may be based on opinion, assumption or speculation. Data supports decision-making by ensuring that insights are accurate and actionable, says Jennifer Bell-Ellwanger, president and CEO of the Data Quality Campaign, a nonprofit organization that advocates for data policy and use.

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Making Access and Equity a Reality for Diverse Students

edWeb.net

By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

How Teachers are Leaning on Each Other to Stay Resilient During COVID-19

MindShift

For the first time in her decade of teaching, Coral Zayas is eating lunch every day. It may sound small, but for her, it’s a major victory. “I I don’t normally eat three meals a day, because I’m usually working and don’t even think about it,” Zayas said in September.

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.

Everything you Need to Know about Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences

Turnitin

Armed with the right attitude and a few key tips, teachers and parents/caregivers can approach this year’s virtual conferences feeling prepared and optimistic

Practical Google Docs Templates to Try out In Your Teaching

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 that.read more

Kenneth Li, Managing Partner Of MDI VC Singapore- Building Strong Companies In South East Asia!

AsiaTechDaily

Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address. Password. Remember Me. No account yet? Register Kenneth Li is the Managing Partner of MDI VC Singapore, and he is responsible for MDI Ventures Global Expansion and Fund Initiatives.

Teaching Leisure and Social Skills with Visual Supports

N2Y

Children on the autism spectrum and those with other unique needs often experience anxiety when routines change and their days are less structured, so free time can be especially challenging and stressful. In fact, there is a saying that for children with autism “work is play and play is work.”

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.

Video Tutorials to Help Students Learn Drawing

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As we dig deeper into the educational resources provided by Learn at Home with YouTube we uncover more and more interesting materials that you can use with your students and kids to engage them in.read more

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Using Task Analysis to Guide IEP Goals and Instruction

N2Y

Many educators find task analysis a useful strategy for teaching students to complete multi-step tasks or skills. This evidence-based practice can be a helpful tool in planning individualized education program (IEP) goals and for instruction as well.

Essaypop

Technology Tidbits

Essaypop is a fantastic interactive online tool that helps students become better essay writers. This is done through an innovative writing platform that uses: Guided Learning, Writing Frames, and Sentence Starters to help students become more efficient writers.

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Super Teacher Worksheets for Fall and Halloween

Technology Tidbits

Be sure to check out STW for all their Halloween ideas such as: educational games, poems, activities, and more!!! Super Teacher Worksheets is one of the best sites around for finding educational resources on a wide range of subjects.

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.

Rabbids Coding

Technology Tidbits

Rabbids Coding is a super-fun iOS app that uses the popular Rabbids characters to teach kids the basics of how to program/code (ideal for 7yrs old on up).

Storyboard That for Halloween

Technology Tidbits

Storyboard That the wonderful resource that educators everywhere are using for a variety of educational purposes (i.e. timelines, digital storytelling, project based learning, etc), has just release their latest bundle for Halloween.