Wed.Feb 17, 2021

How to Build Students’ Multiplicative Reasoning Skills

Digital Promise

Students’ conceptual understanding of multiplication involves much more than just repeated addition. It is quite common to teach multiplication through repeated addition such as 2+2+2+2+2=10 to learn 2×5=10. However, this way of teaching is only part of what multiplicative thinking involves.

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2020 vs. 2021: Notable trends in innovative school practice nationwide

The Christensen Institute

Recently I told a group of high school students that my research investigates how schools are changing during the pandemic. One student’s unprompted reaction in the Zoom chat was so straightforward that it made me chuckle: “Oh we changed a lot.” Indeed.

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10 TikTok tips for teachers

Ditch That Textbook

It probably seems like everyone you know is on TikTok sharing the latest viral video or dance craze. And if you are a parent of a teenager or a teacher of middle or high school then you definitely know all about it! As an educator, you can use it for MORE than just dances and lip […].

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Citing Racism and ‘Years of Bullying,’ Dena Simmons Resigns From Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence


Dena Simmons, a prominent researcher of social-emotional learning, resigned from Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence last month due to what she calls a pattern of behavior by some colleagues that left her feeling “tokenized, undermined and bullied.”

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.

A social media reply Google Slides template for digital citizenship

Ditch That Textbook

Have you ever been on social media -- or in some online space -- and thought. I can't believe how these adults are acting! They need a lesson in how to interact online." The next generation of social media users is in your classroom. You can be part of the solution -- AND help students […].

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Part 3… Sustained Inquiry: Free Blended and eLearning PBL Gold Standards Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the third in a series of posts regarding Blending the PBL Gold Standards, I am very excited to share on PBL and Blended/eLearning as it relates to Sustained Inquiry. As I reflect, PBL has always been blended.

BookChat with #PrincipalEDleaders Co-Author @KourtneyFerrua

Teacher Tech

I’ve followed Kourtney for a couple of years but in this last year, she and I have become friends. I respect her ability to lead with compassion and purpose, while lifting up others around her. The post BookChat with #PrincipalEDleaders Co-Author @KourtneyFerrua appeared first on Teacher Tech.


Digital Citizenship: Why Teachers Should Instill It In Students + Free Resources

Educational Technology Guy

Digital Citizenship: Why Teachers Should Instill It In Students + Free Resources With February well underway— and e-learning lingering — the time is now to revisit the importance of online safety. After all, Safer Internet Day is on February 9 and Digital Learning Day is on February 25.

School District Uses Digital Signage to Stay Connected

eSchool News

Keeping connected amidst the global pandemic has become critically important for schools.

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.

Interplay Raises $18M to Build a for Essential Skilled Trades


Toilets remain one of humankind’s most ingenious engineering feats. But while the most advanced bidets can wash themselves (along with other parts), they can’t fix themselves—yet.

How to Save Time Creating Lessons


As a teacher of 27 years, one problem, of many, facing teachers has been the amount of time it takes to create lessons. There is no magic wand to make this process painless, but there is a way to make lesson planning and creating more efficient.

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A tech leader’s tips for making remote learning safe

eSchool News

When COVID forced school districts nationwide to quickly pivot to remote learning, we not only had to configure mobile devices for students to take home, but also implement safeguards to shield them from inappropriate content while outside school walls.

Spanish IV Students @BullisSchool Use a Variety of #EdTech Tools to Create Digital Presentations, Conduct a Peer Critique, and Reflect on Learning Outcomes @AdobeSpark @Flipgrid


Find the full blog post on the Bullis School website. What is Puerto Rico? Spanish IV Students Use a Variety of Tech Tools to Create Digital Presentations, Conduct a Peer Critique, and Reflect on Learning Outcomes. BY STACEY ROSHAN, DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION AND EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY.

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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.

Nova Launches National Youth Science Communication Initiative: Nova Science Studio

eSchool News

Today, the award-winning science series NOVA , produced for PBS by GBH Boston, announced the launch of NOVA Science Studio , a new national program to teach and engage young people through an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on science communication, digital media literacy, and video production.

Try a Bit Less Tech and a Bit More Listening


Active listening can take any virtual, hybrid or regular class into humanizing spaces that may motivate more students to join the learning process, writes coach and NBCT Elizabeth Stein. And if you’re co-teaching, the active listening process is easy to model!

How Can Teacher Ed Programs Build Stronger School District Partnerships?


Aspiring teachers first learn the methods of teaching in a university-style class and then practice those new skills as part of their student-teaching experience. The physical distance between the college campus and the placement or residency-model classroom can create a barrier for feedback.

Online Learning in Elementary School: Lessons Learned

Where Learning Clicks

Online learning with young students can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Two veteran teachers share advice from their 1st- and 4th-grade classrooms. The post Online Learning in Elementary School: Lessons Learned appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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.

Global Spending on Virtual Reality, AI in Education Poised to Skyrocket, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

Spending on artificial intelligence in education will rise from $800 million to $6.1 billion over the next four years, according to projections from HolonIQ. The post Global Spending on Virtual Reality, AI in Education Poised to Skyrocket, Report Says appeared first on Market Brief.

What's new in Testpress Learning Management System - Jan 2021


We added couple of new features in January 2021. Here's a brief update on the same. New JEE Format The new JEE pattern now limits the number of questions a candidate can attempt in a section to 5 out of 10. New JEE pattern We added a new setting to support this functionality.

Buncee-fied Student-Led Conferences


Conference time is always an exciting time in the life of any educator. It is that special time of the year to sit down with parents to share the highlights of their child’s experience in the classroom.

“Organize Your Study Space: 9 Tips to Make Your Environment Perfect for Studying”

Educational Technology Guy

“Organize Your Study Space: 9 Tips to Make Your Environment Perfect for Studying”. Having a dedicated work or study space can make all the difference when it comes to productivity. In today's environment of work and learn at home, this is critical. My home workspace.

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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.

YouTube video - Yasmina

Learning with 'e's

I just recorded a reading of one of my new poems to YouTube. Yasmina is about the friendship between a young Syrian boy and a hen. The poem is taken from my new collection of short stories and poems titled Small Lights Burning.

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