Fri.Mar 05, 2021

Tech Tip #105: Create Shortkeys for Windows Tools

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In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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CoSN2021: AI and the Future of Learning

EdTech Magazine

Artificial intelligence is a broad term. For educators and administrators, it can be helpful — but also confusing. AI is often thought of as something that impacts the world of business, but it is starting to have an influence in school districts.


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How a decline in community college students is a big problem for the economy

The Hechinger Report

Even as the twin blows of a pandemic and a recession have slowed down the construction industry, B & I Contractors in Fort Myers, Florida, isn’t short of work. It is, however, short of workers.

Structured Choice: Whittling Down the Best Options

EdTech Magazine

When it comes to selecting the right technology solutions for their districts, K–12 IT professionals and educators have countless options — not to mention some tough decisions. For high-stakes technology investments, decision-makers can take meaningful cues from the concept of structured choice.

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.

3 tips to engage students in math feedback during remote or hybrid learning

eSchool News

Students submit work, teachers grade work, we move on. Sound like what happens in classrooms? Mine neither. However, when we transitioned to remote learning I found myself falling into this cycle. The consequences were obvious immediately–student work deteriorated.

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Coursera’s IPO Filing Shows Growing Revenue and Loss During a Pandemic


This afternoon, Coursera filed its S-1 paperwork , offering a first look at how the Mountain View, Calif.-based based online education provider is faring as it prepares to go public.

Has the pandemic widened the achievement gap?

eSchool News

Educators have been talking about the achievement gap since at least the 1960s and the publication of the Coleman Report.

How to Maximize the 4 C’s in Your Classroom


For about a decade now, we have had the “new” state standards. One call to action in these standards was to prepare students for the“21st century” by ensuring students are college and career ready.

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My AHA Moments in the Pandemic Education Plan

My Island View

Whether it is called an “Aha Moment” or ”an Epiphany” educators are seeing many aspects of their profession in a different light over this last year of the pandemic education plan.

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.

Getting Stakeholders to Back the Edtech Budget

By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. Edtech is no longer a one-time purchase or a luxury item—it’s integrated across every system in school districts from the central office to classrooms to school buses.

Discovery Museum Launches Its 3rd Hands-on STEM Distance Learning Resource

eSchool News

Discovery Museum announced today the launch of its Feel the Force laboratory toolkit, the first offering in a new product series for K-5 remote learning called Field Trip on Tour.


Friday 5: Reflections on Teaching This Week

Cycles of Learning

Discovered the polling feature in Zoom and I am excited to start trying to use it to facilitate Peer Instruction (PI) during distance learning. Perhaps use it for PI during face-to-face instruction as well?

Future of School Announces Microsoft as the Newest Resilient Schools Project Partner

eSchool News

Future of School (FoS) today announced that Microsoft has joined as a partner in the Resilient Schools Project (RSP) to provide access to valuable training sessions from Microsoft Store aimed to support educators with remote and hybrid learning.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

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

Utah STEM Action Center Releases Exemplar Statewide Program Evaluation

MIND Research Institute

A new bar has been set for state-grants-funded digital math programs evaluation. The Utah STEM Action Center has released its 2020 annual report , which includes the results of their comprehensive statewide program evaluation.

Curriculum Associates Launches Magnetic Reading to Help Students Build Confidence While Mastering Critical Reading Skills

eSchool News

New supplemental reading program for Grades 3–5 engages students with grade-level content using culturally relevant texts. To help students build confidence while mastering critical reading skills, Curriculum Associates has launched the supplemental Magnetic Reading program for Grades 3–5.

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Is Ginger Software The Right Grammar Checker For You? Our Review

Fractus Learning

Ginger Software is one of the top online grammar and spell checker tools. How does Ginger Software compare with its competitors? Does it compete with accurate spelling and grammar checkers like Grammarly and the detailed multiple reports ProWritingAid offers?

New Collaboration Gives Online Teachers a Standard for Improving Successful Outcomes

eSchool News

Standard for Success, the industry-leader in teacher evaluation software, and Stride, Inc.,

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.

NPR/Ipsos Poll: Nearly One-Third Of Parents May Stick With Remote Learning


One year after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered classrooms around the country and the world, U.S. parents are guardedly optimistic about the academic and social development of their children, an NPR/Ipsos poll finds. But 62% of parents say their child’s education has been disrupted.

High Prevalence of Mental Health Risk Amid COVID Pandemic Taking a Serious Toll on U.S. Students’ Cognition

eSchool News

Neuroscientific research conducted by Total Brain and the Center for Adolescent Research and Education shows students’ focus, planning, memory and resilience scores fall well below standard average. The COVID pandemic is having a dramatic impact on U.S.

A Handy Chrome Tool to Enhance Your Productivity

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

If you are a tab collector like me and like to have several tabs open simultaneously on your Chrome this little hack will definitely be of great help. I used to (and still do) rely on the services more. Chrome extensions

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A Year Like No Other

eSchool News

This school year, teachers have valiantly confronted the challenge and uncertainty brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Making civics a priority: “The Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy”


This week, I was excited to attend the launch event for The Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy. At a time when school districts are focused on delivering curricular essentials.

Oransi Offers 5 Tips for Schools Seeking Better Classroom Ventilation to Help Stop COVID-19 Spread

eSchool News

Experts agree that ventilation in schools is inadequate and many administrators seek clarification regarding best practices to improve classroom air quality and reduce infectious disease transmission.

Carousel Digital Signage Launches Express Players

eSchool News

Carousel Digital Signage announces the immediate availability of Carousel Express Players, a new cloud-based software media player solution designed for keeping remote workers and students informed and up to date.

Vernier Software & Technology Uses Food Experiments to Engage Students in Chemistry Exploration

eSchool News

Vernier Software & Technology recently launched a new lab book that uses food as a means to help high school and college students explore important chemistry concepts.

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.