Mon.Sep 14, 2020

A New Approach to Bring Computational Thinking to More Students

Digital Promise

How can schools address the lack of diversity in computing education and related careers? One path is to make computational thinking (CT) learning opportunities more readily available to students, especially in the early grades.

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Tech Tip #1–The Insert Key

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How to Improve the Teacher of Color Pipeline? Ask Teachers of Color

Digital Promise

Black, Indigenous, students of color make up more than 50 percent of the K-12 student population, yet the number of non-white teachers in schools is only 20 percent. How can we collaborate with and learn from teachers of color to create solutions to address this systematic shortage?

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Teaching and leading for higher student engagement … even during a pandemic (aka How I spent my summer)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Some schools spent the summer engaged in magical thinking that everyone would be back in person this fall, just like before the pandemic.

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.

The SEL classroom checklist

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Mika Jain. Mika is an SEL specialist and educator in Los Angeles, CA. She most recently was a program director at MindUP, where she worked as an SEL practitioner.

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4 ways to prioritize cybersecurity education in schools

eSchool News

What would happen if we didn’t have the millions of cybersecurity professionals needed to fight hackers and prevent cyberattacks? Unfortunately, that’s not a hypothetical question. Data suggests that, by 2021, there will be a deficit of 3.5

‘Colleges should not abandon student parents to fend for themselves’

The Hechinger Report

As colleges across the country start classes this fall, students who are on campus must follow a host of social distancing measures that drastically change the college experience, while those taking classes remotely must grapple with learning mainly from a screen.

5 tips for overcoming low-level reader challenges

eSchool News

As the sole literacy director and reading specialist for our entire district, I work with students—including those with low-level reader challenges–in elementary, middle, and high school, and I also help out at other district schools—one of which is five hours away.

6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

One misunderstanding about assessment of learning? That it's a one-way communication: the teacher provides feedback and students listen. The post 6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Assessment Resources For Teachers Experienced Teacher

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.

Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Representation

Catlin Tucker

In my last blog, I focused on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle of engagement.

TEACHER VOICE: My students will want to talk about Chadwick Boseman

The Hechinger Report

MEMPHIS, Tenn. School has already started in this city, where I am teaching virtually until further notice. Before I even introduced myself to my students online, one asked me if I knew that the Black Panther had died. There is grief that King T’Challa is gone and never coming back.

Cisco Announces New Platform for Hybrid Learning

EdTech Magazine

Last week, Cisco gave a preview of Webex Classrooms , a new platform that can help schools manage online and hybrid classrooms.

PROOF POINTS: Depression and anxiety rise among Chinese teens during coronavirus pandemic

The Hechinger Report

Students waited in line to take the National College Entrance Examination, also known as Gaokao, at a high school in Beijing, China.

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

How to Secure the Work-From-Home Environment

EdTech Magazine

Working from home is part of the new normal for K–12 schools and districts. How can IT managers secure teachers and staff in online environments? Here are some questions and answers. What’s the Biggest Security Risk?


Connecting with My People Through YouTube with @TwstedTeaching

Teacher Tech

No matter who you are, when you come in contact with me whether it is face-to-face or virtually, I want you to know that you are one of my “people” and I want you to win. The post Connecting with My People Through YouTube with @TwstedTeaching appeared first on Teacher Tech. YouTube


How to Create an Engaging Virtual Classroom


Excitement and anticipation comes with the beginning of any new school year no matter whether you are a teacher, parent, or student. That is certainly true even more so now.

4 Benefits of Hybrid Learning


The benefits of hybrid learning are numerous, from providing greater access to education, through to catering for different learning styles simultaneously, and helping to alleviate some of the problems associated with student absenteeism.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

What does same-day support mean to you?

Jamf on EdTech

With Jamf ready to offer same-day support for a ninth year in a row, we asked our Jamf Heroes what same-day support means to them


5 Computer Science Teaching Resources That Enhance Your Lesson Plans

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

There are several essential computer science teaching resources to optimize your weekly lesson plans. With job demand in the software development industry consistently growing, there is an more

New Google Books from Kasey Bell COMING SOON!

Shake Up Learning

The post New Google Books from Kasey Bell COMING SOON! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. New Google Books from Kasey Bell COMING SOON! Two new Google books from the Shake Up Learning series by Kasey Bell are coming soon! (1)

Owl Ventures Launches Two New Funds. Their Value: $585 Million

Marketplace K-12

The venture capital firm Owl Ventures has created two new funds that will support new investments and follow-on investments in its existing portfolio. The post Owl Ventures Launches Two New Funds. Their Value: $585 Million appeared first on Market Brief.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

Personal Connections. Essential Standards.


In a school year when frustration, fatigue and uncertainty make teaching and learning an unprecedented challenge, principal Rita Platt is leading her staff to focus on two top priorities: (1) limit instruction to essential standards, and (2) build personal connections with EVERY student.

Best Practices for Teaching Math to Unique Learners: Examples and Scaffolding


Every student knows what it feels like to be puzzled by a math problem. Sometimes the confusion happens because the teacher didn’t present a particular kind of problem in the instructional examples. Other times the student lacks the prerequisite skills needed to solve the problem.