Thu.Mar 04, 2021

Meet Digital Promise’s New President and CEO Jean-Claude Brizard

Digital Promise

For more than 35 years, Jean-Claude Brizard has worked in education as a teacher, school leader, superintendent, chief executive, funder, and education advocate.

Foster student agency with these online tools


Education is not a one-way street. It implies joint efforts from both teachers and students to reach the desired outcomes. Moreover, the process of teaching and learning needs to be anchored in real life to ensure students’ ability to apply what they learn successfully.

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How to Use the Dual Capacity-Building Framework to Strengthen Family Empowerment


When families are engaged in their child’s education, everyone benefits. Student scores improve, families become empowered, and educators can build healthier school communities.

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When a light bulb is more than just a light bulb; the power of market-creating innovation

The Christensen Institute

After famed American inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Edison invented the practical incandescent light bulb , he realized that the invention alone would not be enough to bring light to millions of homes.

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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.

CoSN2021: Remote Learning Creates New Opportunities for K–12 Education

EdTech Magazine

For many educators, the shift to remote learning happened overnight. In Oregon, Beaverton School District teachers, students and families were informed one day at noon that schools would be closed the next day and beyond, said district CIO Steven Langford at CoSN2021.

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Is Teaching Still an Appealing Profession? A Growing Teacher Shortage Worries Experts


Long Beach Unified, one of the largest school districts in California, is facing a worrying but all-too-familiar problem: Finding enough qualified teachers, or even substitutes, to fill what some experts see as a growing shortage in the midst of an unpredictable pandemic.

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Becoming a Virtual Mentor for Students With Learning Difficulties


Creating a more supportive environment for students with learning disabilities is vital. One of the best ways to go about it includes mentorship programs, which can help them learn useful skills and build a supportive network of friends and teachers. But thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, our methods of communicating with students have become limited. As a result, we were forced to search for alternatives. Fortunately, there is a solution to the problem! And that solution is virtual mentoring.

CUE to You: Primary Powered


With Spring CUE just around the corner, I can already feel the CUE conference buzz. I notice my Twitter feed slowly starting to build up with the #WeAreCUE and #SpringCUE. Colleagues and friends are posting their sessions on Instagram and Facebook.

CoSN2021: Succeeding with Digital Transformation in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Digital transformation is a buzzword that can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. What can IT leaders in school districts learn from a peer who has successfully implemented digital transformation to improve outcomes for students and educators?

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.

‘Right now is not my time’: How Covid dimmed college prospects for students who need help most

The Hechinger Report

Alyssa Washington, a senior at Metropolitan Business Academy in New Haven, Conn., who wants to be a nurse, decided not to apply to college this year. Credit: Laura Pappano. NEW HAVEN, Conn. —

By Putting Tensions on Stage, Colleges Aim to Change Campus Culture


The new professor had a choice. He arrived early to a meeting to discover a senior faculty member lying in ambush, armed with a crude joke and disparaging words for a researcher—a woman—who’d applied for a job in their department.

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6 ways to bring statistical literacy to any classroom

eSchool News

As we face another year of unpredictability triggered by the global pandemic and other factors, perhaps the only thing we can be certain of is that the future is uncertain.

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Four ways to rebuild a better early ed system

The Hechinger Report

Child care centers, like this one near Austin, Texas, have struggled to stay afloat during the pandemic. Credit: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

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

CoSN2021: Superintendents on Leading in Uncertain Times

EdTech Magazine

K–12 school district superintendents have faced unprecedented challenges in the past year as they led their districts amid a once-in-a-century pandemic. They have had to navigate challenges around deploying remote learning technology and maintaining the health and safety of teachers and students.

New science resources promote critical thinking and problem solving

eSchool News

New resources from the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) are intended to help K-12 educators, including parents homeschooling their children, plan their science lessons.

Embedding Equity Across a District and Community

By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. Leaders in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools have been working on their equity agenda since 2015.

Owl Labs Unveils New Product Suite That Will Enhance Hybrid Learning in K-12 And University Classrooms

eSchool News

Biden Pledging To Open Schools In First 100 Days With In-Person Instruction Once A Week With Schools Needing to Bridge the Technology Gap.

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.

Two Good Apps to Help Kids Develop Reading Skills

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In this post we are sharing with you two good Google apps to help your kids develop their reading skills. As we all know, reading is a fundamental literacy skill whose mastery determines, to a more

Logitech Now Offers Long-term digital education solutions for teachers and students

eSchool News

Since last March’s social distancing recommendation, many have had to adjust to teaching and learning over digital platforms. And even though some schools have reopened, digital learning isn’t going anywhere.To

The Importance of Feedback (Language Magazine)


In this article from Langauge Magazine, Adam Geller, founder and CEO of Edthena, details how video coaching can provide English learner educators with the specific feedback that they need.

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Report Offers Window into International Schools’ Curricula

Marketplace K-12

Though demand rose over the past five years for U.S.- and U.K.-based based curricula to be used in international private schools, demand for international curricula at these schools increased to a much greater degree.

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.

How to Audit Your K-12 Literacy Curriculum


Evaluating the K-12 Literacy Curriculum is a valuable resource for facilitating teams through the overwhelming yet vital task of auditing programs, materials and instructional approaches, writes educator Abby Markley, noting its user friendly organization.

New Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Wants Schools Open ‘As Soon As Possible’


President Biden’s new Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona, hit the ground running Wednesday. Just one day after being sworn in, Cardona traveled to his hometown of Meriden, Conn. with first lady Dr. Jill Biden, on a tour of schools meant to push for the return of in-person learning and to send a clear message to the American people — that the Biden Administration is doing all it can to get children back in classrooms.