Mon.Jun 01, 2020

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Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of some of the articles that are coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in June: Subscriber Special. Internet Safety Month. Tech Tips. Tech Ed Resources. How to Motivate Summer School Students. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Living Our Mission – Equity and Equality

CUE

A Message from CUE Executive Director Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez Dear CUE Members, The past week has brought the spotlight to racial injustices that often go unseen. We are all impacted by the events unfolding around us and share in the range of emotions being felt across our nation and the world.

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Why Middle Schoolers Thrive in a Self-Paced Classroom

Edsurge

When we decided that we’d be giving our sixth-grade students control over their own learning this year, our colleagues told us we were crazy.

Books I read in May 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in May 2020… New York 2140 , Kim Stanley Robinson [sci fi]. The Mysterious Affair at Styles , Agatha Christie [mystery]. Staked , Kevin Hearne [fantasy]. Oberon’s Meaty Mysteries , Kevin Hearne [fantasy]. Besieged , Kevin Hearne [fantasy].

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3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

Rocketbook has an exciting new education product (that I love)

Educational Technology Guy

Rocketbook , in partnership with Think Board, is launching the Think Board X2. Designed for students, teachers, and working professionals, the Think Board X2 is a reusable peel-and-stick whiteboard with built-in Rocketbook Beacons.

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3 ways to boost instructional coaching during the coronavirus closures

eSchool News

With the unexpected school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, teachers are learning how to take a classroom curriculum and move it into a remote setting, while at the same time rushing to learn and implement different distance-learning tools.

OPINION: With schools closed in Minnesota, black students again struggle with ?hurt, heartache and trauma?

The Hechinger Report

George Floyd could have been me, my students or many other black men in our city and our nation. This has been a difficult week following Floyd’s killing at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD).

“I AM A SCIENTIST” INITIATIVE SEEKS TO CONNECT STUDENTS WITH REAL-LIFE SCIENTIST STORIES TO PROMOTE STEM DIVERSITY

Educational Technology Guy

This new classroom program, founded by two women who have overcome their own relevant hurdles, introduces students, particularly those in junior high/high school, to real-life stories of today’s scientists who are on the frontline of modern innovation—on a mission to inspire STEM careers while shattering outdated industry stereotypes.

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10 reasons school librarians are more important than ever before

eSchool News

Without question, some of the most important members of the school community are the school librarians. And even now, with most schools still learning remotely, school librarians and media specialists are critically important.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

OPINION: Summer and after-school programs ? five ways to provide for the other half of education amid the coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

It’s the largest school district in the country and at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. That’s why all eyes are on the New York City Department of Education’s next move. What will happen to more than a million public-school students in the fall of 2020?

EdTech Awards Names “Eduprotocols” Authors as Trendsetter Winners

CUE

Finalists and winners for The EdTech Awards 2020 have been announced to a worldwide audience of educators, technologists, students, parents, and policymakers interested in building a better future for learners and leaders in the education and workforce sectors.

Mr. Nussbaum's Learning Fun

SpeechTechie

Nussbaum's Learning + Fun is a collection of interactives that could be used to develop many language underpinnings (e.g. descriptive skills with the EET ). For example this section of science games offers many opportunities.

OPINION: Recent racial incidents involving police are enraging students at our HBCU, and for their sake we need to reopen

The Hechinger Report

Some words for students, their families and others who care about them: Since the coronavirus arrived, the world is learning a lot about Generation Z, the first college class in history during the time of virtual classes, commencements, celebrations and campus tours.

The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

AllHere Gets a ‘Nudge’ to Scale Low-Cost, Research-Backed Way to Improve Student Outcomes

Edsurge

As a teacher in Harlem, Peter Bergman, like some of his peers, wondered what he could do to help students show up to class or do their homework on time.

How do you turn around a school amid a global pandemic?

The Hechinger Report

METAIRIE, La. When it was time for Kelly Ragas to choose a middle school for her son three years ago, John Q. Adams was certainly the most convenient option: She worked as its school secretary and already had a child there. But she had doubts.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When Calgary Catholic School District was pushed to close its doors in March due to the novel coronavirus, students, faculty and other school staff had to quickly adjust to the new reality thrust upon them: navigating remote learning. “We We had no time to plan — our local government here announced that schools were closing on Sunday afternoon for Monday,” says John Schutte, IT director for the Canadian school district. “It It was a surprise, a crisis emergency mode.”.

Our Picks For The Best Doll Strollers In 2020

Fractus Learning

Little girls like playing with dolls. They pretend-play being a mom. Baby doll strollers are some of the most fabulous gifts parents can give their toddlers and little girls. Your little one may have hours of [.]. Toys and Play

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Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!

CoSN2020: How Data Analytics Can Improve Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When school districts unexpectedly closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, faculty and staff had to embrace the unknown and come up with creative ways to continue student learning. But with such a quick pivot, many felt that they didn't have all the information they needed to see how well it was all working — especially those who didn't have any sort of prior contingency plan. .

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Beyond Storytime: A Colab Series

Educator Innovator

What is possible when children’s book authors, illustrators, and elementary educators collaborate together?

How K–12 IT Leaders Can Support Digital Equity

EdTech Magazine

Bridging the digital divide is more critical than ever. When schools across the country made the quick shift to emergency remote learning during the pandemic, many found that it exposed deficits and exacerbated existing challenges around internet access, especially in rural and high-poverty areas. Milton Area School District in central Pennsylvania, for example, found that purchasing laptops and tablets for students was not enough to prepare them for virtual instruction.

Act Don’t React: Planning for the Uncertain Times Ahead

MiddleWeb

Looking ahead to the new school year, it’s absolutely essential that school leaders work with their school communities to develop plans to implement smoothly if remote learning continues. Ronald Williamson and Barbara Blackburn share four moves essential to fall planning.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

3 Ways K–12 IT Leaders Can Support Data-Driven Education

EdTech Magazine

Before technology transformed K–12 education, IT professionals and teachers mostly stayed in their own lanes: IT staff kept systems humming behind the scenes, while educators handled the classroom. Today, those lines are blurry, if not altogether erased.

Connected Learning and Play All Summer Long

Educator Innovator

A set of updated summer playlists, designed with the framework of Connected Learning in mind, offer fun activities that engage parents and kids in connected learning all summer long, highlighting the ways that learning happens in all aspects of life.

CoSN2020: Tips for Building a Cloud-First Strategy

EdTech Magazine

IT leaders have seen how beneficial cloud computing really is with remote learning. Adopting cloud-based tools — from productivity suites to application management platforms — has helped schools make that transition with fewer disruptions and efficient communication. . And with the possibility of having continued remote or blended classrooms in the fall, it's wise for schools to have a cloud-first strategy in place.

Make Math Fun for Your Child with Prodigy’s Summer Question Quest

Prodigy

Summer is finally here! ?? Are you as excited as we are? We know how much kids look forward to summer break. But we also know things are a bit different right now, since your child is probably already spending lots of time at home.

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.