Sun.Apr 05, 2020

10 Remote Learning Practices to Avoid

A Principal's Reflections

Educators, schools, and districts have earnestly rolled out remote learning plans to support students and fill in gaps as a result of extended closures. We have seen fantastic progress in a short amount of time as teachers, with little to no training in this area, have valiantly risen to the occasion. Are the plans perfect? Not by any stretch, but that is because they don’t have to be.

On Disaster Distance Learning in New York City

The Jose Vilson

The New York Times recently did a study on confirmed coronavirus cases across the city and found that COVID-19 cases are hitting lower-income neighborhoods the hardest. Some people have taken it to mean that we need to make more concerted efforts to keep these neighborhoods at home. (In In some cases, by martial force.) Others have taken it as a sign of indifference as if the denizens of these specific neighborhoods had an opportunity to voice their opinions on this matter.

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Remotely: Push Slides to Students Slides

Teacher Tech

Using Google Slides for Remote Learning is a great idea!! I have seen a ton of people posting choice boards and agendas using Google Slides. You can create ONE Google Slides and share the link to that. Update your Slides (new ones at the TOP) and automatically everyone gets the update. But what if you […]. The post Remotely: Push Slides to Students Slides appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Many teachers are jumping on board with Google Classroom right now, sink or swim! So in this post, I am going to give you 10 Google Classroom tips for remote learning. During this unprecedented time of school closures, Google Classroom has become a go-to platform to communicate and distribute remote learning assignments.

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.

Google Classroom: Reuse Multiple Assignments at once

Teacher Tech

Creating copies creates a giant mess of your Google Drive. I understand the reason we copy an entire Google Classroom class but I warn you this is a BAD IDEA. This copies EVERYTHING in every assignment, including videos, directions documents, things you are collaborating on. How many copies of your syllabus do you need? ONLY […]. The post Google Classroom: Reuse Multiple Assignments at once appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

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11 practical tips for work/life balance when teaching from home

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Work/life balance doesn’t mean creating a total separation between teaching and everything else. To me, balance is about integrating work with the rest of your priorities in a way that allows you to give appropriate time and energy to each. Balance IS possible and worth striving for, even when teaching remotely from home for the first time. If you feel like you’re tied to the computer 24/7 and working more now than ever before, these 11 reminders can help. ?.

How to Nurture a Passion for Reading Nonfiction

MiddleWeb

What can we do to encourage kids to choose nonfiction more frequently for personal enjoyment? Cate Gerard and Sunday Cummins share what Cate discovered when interviewing middle graders about their reading habits and recommend class and virtual strategies and resources. Articles Reading adolescents Cate Stallmeyer independent reading interviews middle grades nonfiction self-selected reading Sunday Cummins

Self-Regulation Sunday

SpeechTechie

In these extremely difficult times, we need all the tools to keep ourselves Calm. Calm (available also as apps for everything including Apple TV, as you see below) has free visual "scenes" with environmental audio. Try it and zone out for a few minutes.

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New Guide Provides Five Action Ideas for Establishing a Student Data Privacy

techlearning

CatchOn has released its new guide, Establishing a Robust Student Data Privacy Culture?Action Action Ideas for School Districts, which is designed to provide school districts with an overview of federal student data privacy laws

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.

STUDENT VOICE: How one Kentucky school coped with death and grieving

The Hechinger Report

Between the ages of 11 and 14, I experienced four tragic losses in school. Two faculty members died, and two students died. This story also appeared in Student Voice Forum. From these experiences, I learned how a student population, as well as a school’s administration, handles the topic of grief. Many U.S. families are grieving the loss of loved ones in the current coronavirus crisis. Their number is growing.

Teachers Provided Access to TCI’s Digital Social Studies and Science Curriculums During COVID-19 Crisis

techlearning

K-12 teachers can turn to interactive, standards-aligned programs to support remote learning

Google Sheets Add-ons for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Yesterday we covered what we think are some of the best Google Docs add-ons teachers should know about. In today's post we are featuring another collection of important add-ons but this time for.read more

Personal learning environments

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler It wasn't that long ago that I was approached by a new U.S. based online education platform called ZilLearn to ask me if I would like to write some courses. I jumped at the chance, especially in this current crisis, to create some additional online resources that might be helpful in supporting educators in the mad scramble to create online, remote learning environments for their students.

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.

Some Good Google Docs Add-ons for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Docs is a popular tool among teachers and students and several of you use it in their daily instruction. It offers a number of interesting features that allow users to easily create and share.read more

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10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Many teachers are jumping on board with Google Classroom right now, sink or swim! So in this post, I am going to give you 10 Google Classroom tips for remote learning. During this unprecedented time of school closures, Google Classroom has become a go-to platform to communicate and distribute remote learning assignments.

4 Ideas to Consider for Online Learning #Podcast

The Principal of Change

I recently posted “ 4 Ideas to Consider for Online Learning ” and I wanted to put together a podcast for people to be able to access the big ideas in a way that makes sense to them, while also reposting the original post. My podcast discusses the main ideas from the original post but provides some different insights. You can check out the podcast on Soundcloud , iTunes , or Spotify , or you can watch the entire episode on YouTube. .