Thu.Sep 23, 2021

A Book New–and Veteran–Teachers Will Want to Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

They Call Me Mom. by Pete Springer. Pete Springer’s memoir They Call Me Mom (Outskirts Press 2019) about his first years teaching will delight new teachers and have experienced educators nodding along with him.

How online learning contributes to a more inclusive HE experience


Students with special educational needs and/or disabilities are often overlooked in the grand scheme of education. However, they are part of the student population, on college campuses, taking courses with their peers, mostly online lately.


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Asynchronous Learning Gains Popularity Following Pandemic Education Adjustments

EdTech Magazine

A year and a half of online and hybrid learning showed the nation that there is more than one way to learn. Many students found that online education suited their learning style and opted to stick with it even after classrooms reopened their doors.

From rhetoric to reality: making student voice count in another uncertain year

The Christensen Institute

As schools go back in session amidst rising COVID cases, they face a mountain of difficult decisions. When should masks be worn? What will trigger a return to remote learning? What strategies should be used to boost mental health and social connection?

WW2 to COVID-19: How Remote Tools Help Reinforce Development Post-Program eLearning

Speaker: Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO of About-Face Development

In a world where virtual learning is here to stay, answering the question of “What now?” requires us to thoughtfully evaluate how we got here and how we can leverage the knowledge gained during the pandemic to address one of trainings greatest historical challenges – how we reinforce learning to move from knowledge to behavior change. Join Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO of About-Face Development, LLC, for this illuminating discussion on how to keep the gears turning

11 lessons from schools that kept Covid cases low

The Hechinger Report

In the COVID-19 Data Dispatch’s “Opening” series , we profiled five school communities that successfully reopened during the 2020-2021 school year.

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Alabama aims for huge pre-K enrollment boost by 2025, despite pandemic setback

The Hechinger Report

For the past 15 years, one of the nation’s brightest landscapes for prekindergarten has flourished in an unlikely place. Alabama First Class Pre-K stands out in the South, where investment in preschool education has traditionally lagged.

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Part 2: A Goldmine For Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across The Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to Part Two on this series based on Computation Thinking. This second post provides a goldmine of resources to get you started with your students. In the prior post I provided 10 ideas to promote Computational Thinking across the curriculum. You will not want to miss it!

Toyota and Discovery Education Launch Initiative Inspiring Student Innovation in STEM

eSchool News

PLANO, Texas and SILVER SPRING, Maryland (September 23, 2021) — Toyota’s mission of Mobility for All is at the core of a new education initiative by Toyota and Discovery Education called Keys to Connect. .


To Get Students Excited About Science, One Teacher is Taking Them Scuba Diving


High school science instructor Veronica Wylie has an idea that will take her students to new heights?or or rather, new depths.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

EmpowerU Launches Platform to Streamline Expert Social-Emotional Learning and Support for K–12 Students

eSchool News

(September 23, 2021—Minneapolis, MN) EmpowerU has reimagined the online portal to its highly personalized, data-driven social-emotional learning (SEL) solution.

How the local public library helped one school district cope with Covid

The Hechinger Report

In Port Orford, Oregon, it’s a quick walk from the elementary and middle school building to the town library—the two buildings are right down the street from each other.

How To Become An Android Developer

Teacher Tech

App development is hot and a great career! Join Android Developer Aida Issayeva, an app developer for a big tech company, for a conversation in how to become an Android Developer. This webinar is FREE. High school students interested in app development are encouraged to attend.

Now More Than Ever, LGBTQIA+ Students Deserve Inclusive Sex Education


"Nobody peaks in 8th grade, and that’s okay.” It’s a phrase I often tell my students. It gives them the grace and permission to explore themselves during an arguably turbulent time of transition. I know this from my own experience in 8th grade.

White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

Addressing trauma as students return to the classroom

eSchool News

We’ve all been through a traumatic experience in the last year. In a typical year, school is the only safe place for many students, and it is often the place where abuse or other trauma is recognized and help provided.

OPINION: More federal money is coming to schools. We should use it to support families

The Hechinger Report

We’re in a unique moment in education funding. The American Rescue Act is giving $ 123 billion to K-12 schools and districts. The federal government is seeking expansion of this support. We now have the potential to make a once-in-a-generation investment in our schools.

Oregon Department of Education Names i-Ready® Assessment an Approved Universal Screening Tool for Risk Factors of Dyslexia

eSchool News

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 23, 2021— The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Assessment to its Approved Universal Screening Tools for Risk Factors of Dyslexia list for the 2021–2022 school year.

There’s no such thing as over-testing — or over-communicating — when it comes to Covid and schools

The Hechinger Report

BROOKLYN, NY—On the morning of Aug. 26, parents from Brooklyn Arts & Science Elementary School (or P.S. 705) flocked to the school for an open house ahead of the fall 2021 semester.

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

3 ways to personalize your digital PLN

eSchool News

I am currently in an online doctoral program at Winona State University. One of our recent discussion queries required answering the following prompt: “Share three pieces of your own PLN that you think would be helpful to the others.”

IPI’s TechInnovation 2021 to showcase sustainable energy, food, healthcare solutions


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Before Kids’ Emotions Run High, Practice These Steps During Calmer Times


As children file back into America’s classrooms, they bring with them “backpacks full of emotion,” says Katie Hurley, a child psychotherapist and author of “ The Happy Kid Handbook.” ” And they are counting on adults to “work together to help them sort it out.”.

TutorMe Donates $100,000 in Tutoring Services to Racine Unified School District

eSchool News

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 23, 2021) — TutorMe , the online tutoring solution of the future, announced today that after a nationwide call for applicants, the team selected Racine Unified School District (RUSD) in Wisconsin to receive $100,000 worth of tutoring services.

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

Free Sound Effects for Students and Teachers

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Finding Free Sound Effects Finding free sound effects for projects can be challenging. When you finally find one you like, it’s often difficult to download or not the right file type. Many sites require accounts, making them unavailable to many students.

While Covid-19 Created a Learning Gap for Millions of Kids Across the Country, New Research Shows Teachers Optimistic About Solutions to Recover From It

eSchool News

SAN FRANCISCO (September 23, 2021) — BYJU’S FutureSchool today released new research conducted by The Harris Poll, which gives hope to parents fearing their child may have lost a significant amount of learning during the pandemic.

4 Educational Google Forms Activities to Use with Students in Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After we learned about the 10 lessons you can create using Google Docs, in today's post I am sharing with you this collection of Google Forms-based lessons that you can use with more. google forms

10 iPadOS 15 features that will supercharge your iPads this academic year

Jamf on EdTech

It's back to school but with a new Apple operating system to supercharge your iPads in the classroom! Ten OS 15 features that do just that

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.