Mon.Sep 21, 2020

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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.

Your Google Drive is a Hot Mess

Teacher Tech

Let’s be honest, we have not from the beginning of our use of Google Drive been diligent about organizing it and now it’s a hot mess! Here are a few steps to help clean it up. Create a Hot Mess Folder Let’s start fresh!!!

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Data Privacy in a Pandemic? Parents Are Concerned, But Still Welcome More Tech


Parents are concerned about their children’s online safety and data privacy, but not as much as other issues such as the quality of education their child receives, protection from violence and bullying, and ensuring their child doesn’t fall behind in school.

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Using digital tools for engaging remote STEM instruction

eSchool News

Providing science and math content online can be relatively straightforward, but engaging students in true distance learning requires more than just transmittal of information.

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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.

Helping Students Make New Friends During COVID Is Possible. Two Programs Show How.


“I might be one of the few people coming out of the COVID-19 situation with more friends,” said Karine Durand. Durand’s words have stuck with me for months.

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How IT can take distance learning to the next level

eSchool News

Last spring, school districts rushed to transition to distance learning as quickly as possible to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and staff.

Jen Serravallo: Let Go and Gain Engagement!


The more we try to exert control in the online classroom, the more stressful it can be for us and for students, writes author and literacy expert Jennifer Serravallo. Six shifts will give learners more ownership and flexibility, increase engagement, and boost learning.

What is Minecraft: Education Edition?


Use the virtual world of Minecraft to help in education through online engagement, here's what every teacher should know

PROOF POINTS: A turnaround on school turnarounds

The Hechinger Report

A September 2020 meta-analysis found that student achievement tended to improve after a school turnaround. But not always. In some cases, such as in North Carolina, pictured above, student achievement suffered after a turnaround effort. Credit: Photo by Ken Cedeno/Corbis via Getty Images.

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.

The Power of Data: How to Use Computational Thinking to Engage Students

Discovery Education

By Pedro Delgado, 15 years teaching experience, 7th grade science and computer science 1 and 2 at Young Women’s STEAM Research & Preparatory Academy, Ignite My Future in School Learning Leader. In the modern workforce, professionals use a variety of skills to solve problems.

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OPINION: Strategies to help schools navigate the COVID-19 cash crunch

The Hechinger Report

In education, one of the more bizarre debates of the past quarter century has been over whether more money improves students’ outcomes. It’s tough to think of anywhere else in American life where we’d even have that discussion.

College Counseling Is Finding Success Online


How higher ed is finding success providing remote mental health support for students during the pandemic


Distance Learning Tools (Refined List)

Cycles of Learning

As distance learning pushes on, I keep revising and refining my list of tools. Because "tools" in many ways, represent our primary means of interacting with our students, I feel a professional obligation to always share. I'm sure this list will change in like 2 freaking days, but whatever.I'll

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.

Cisco Announces New Platform for Hybrid Learning

EdTech Magazine

Last week, Cisco gave a preview of Webex Classrooms , a new platform that can help schools manage online and hybrid classrooms.

6 Great Reads To Educate Students on Race and Racism

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today as people took to streets in the United States and in several other places in all around the world to denounce racism and police brutality, a spark of optimism shines in the gloomy horizon, more

I’m a Chicago Principal Overwhelmed by ‘What Ifs.’ Here’s How I Got Unstuck.


Sep 17, 7:00am CDT. I’m a Chicago principal overwhelmed by ‘what ifs.’ Here’s how I got unstuck. was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here.

Six Timeline Templates to Use in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Timelines are key elements to use in your instruction. They allow you to visually organize data and draw attention to the most important pieces of information (e.g., dates, events, project more

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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.

How to Best Use Data in Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

Last spring’s school closures led to new questions about student learning and the use of technology in education. Administrators and teachers wondered about how students were — or weren’t — engaging with online instruction. IT teams were concerned about who needed laptops and mobile hotspots and how those devices were being used. But with everyone working remotely, they were left in the dark.

Language and Literacy: The Frayer Model


When working with students, I like to see movement in the room, whether it is the classroom, resource room, or speech therapy room. Using the Frayer Model allows for student movement while working! One of my preferred movement activities involves putting large sticky notes on a wall.