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.

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

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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.

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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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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4 Video Conferencing Best Practices for Instructional Coaches


Video conferences, webinars, hangouts and virtual chats – much of this is uncharted territory in K-12 education. As educators, we thrive on connections and relationships, especially those developed in the classroom. Unfortunately, when crisis strikes, that opportunity can be fleeting.

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How to Nurture a Passion for Reading Nonfiction


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.

Self-Regulation Sunday


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


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

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

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 more

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


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 more

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.