May, 2020

The Building Blocks of an Online Lesson

Catlin Tucker

Even though teaching online may feel like a different animal than teaching face-to-face, there are many similarities in terms of the building blocks of a lesson. The tools teachers use to engage students online are indeed different.

8 Ways Parents and Teachers Support Remote Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Corona virus has been difficult not just for teachers and students but for parents. They aren’t used to the homeschool aspect of remote teaching and it is a challenge to balance the needs of all of their children as well as their own personal circumstances.

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How to Promote Authentic STEM Learning for Families

Digital Promise

Schools want to support families around science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects because these domains are engaging and capitalize on how kids naturally want to learn. But many families feel unprepared to support STEM learning.

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The blended learning models that can help schools reopen

The Christensen Institute

As educators start considering their options for the fall, the future is full of uncertainty. If schools remain closed, they’ll need to prepare for more remote learning.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Remaking Learning: Today’s Crisis and Tomorrow’s Promise

Digital Promise

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on systemic inequities and tested the resilience of schools and communities across the country. But these unprecedented circumstances have also shown the power of local education networks to respond with new ideas, partnerships, and resources.

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Empowering Students with Technology through Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

Schools across the country rapidly shifted to remote learning due to COVID-19-related closures.

Professional Learning in a Pandemic

Digital Promise

With schools closed and social distancing orders in place due to COVID-19, micro-credentials —which are online and on-demand—allow educators to continue their professional learning without leaving their homes.

10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

“A key to growing as an educator is to keep company mainly with educators who uplift You, whose presence inspire You and whose dedication drives You.” ” – Robert John Meehan. The school year may have left you exhausted.

COVID-19 exposes why the ambitious goal to end extreme poverty is inadequate

The Christensen Institute

The first UN Sustainable Development Goal is to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere.” Although the goal is ambitious, unfortunately it’s also insufficient in helping people lead safe and secure lives—something the spread of COVID-19 has made glaringly more apparent.

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.

6 Must-reads for This Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer for me is nonstop reading — in an easy chair, under a tree, lying on the lawn, petting my dog. Nothing distracts me when I’m in the reading zone.

Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teacher Bruce Reicher shares two of his favorite distance learning tools – Wakelet and Wevideo. He talks about how he uses them with students and teachers for classroom learning and teacher PD.

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End of the Year Exit Ticket: Evaluating Online Learning

Catlin Tucker

As the year comes to a close, I encourage teachers to take a moment and collect feedback from students about their experiences learning online in the last few months. We do not know what fall 2020 will look like–in person, online, or a combination of both.

Education in the Era of COVID-19: Why Connection Matters

Digital Promise

With digital learning likely to stretch into the fall due to COVID-19, how can we ensure every student has equitable access to powerful learning opportunities?

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

10 easy ways to clean up your Google Classroom

Ditch That Textbook

As the school year comes to an end we begin clean and organize. Our Google Classrooms are no exception. Here are 10 easy ways to clean up your Google Classroom.As we wind down the school year we want to make sure that things are organized as things are ready to go for the fall. Our […].

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8 Key Focus Areas for Developing a Re-Entry Plan

A Principal's Reflections

The COVID19 pandemic has radically disrupted both society and education as we know it. The chances of many things going back to the way they were are slim. I can say with confidence that a mentality of TTWWADI (that’s the way we’ve always done it) will not serve many people well going forward.

Music for Armed Forces Day 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May. Holidays

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3 Things to Learn Over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Like it or not, blended learning is here to stay.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Traits of a Successful Online Teacher

Catlin Tucker

Last week, I had the good fortune of stumbling onto John Savery’s article titled “BE VOCAL: Characteristics of Successful Online Instructors” in which he talks about the unique challenges facing teachers who are working with students in the online environment.

Continuing a Digital Transformation with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

Schools across the country rapidly shifted to remote learning due to COVID-19-related closures.

Sensational Ideas for Continuous Student Learning During the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The best teachers are those who pass on their zeal and enthusiasm as a legacy to their students.” ” – Robert John Meehan. Learning doesn’t have to stop just because students are out of school.

Awesome teacher summer: PD bingo choice board

Ditch That Textbook

Summer is a great time to learn what YOU want to learn. This PD bingo choice board gives you LOTS of options! ?Summer Summer is a time for rejuvenation and relaxation. It’s a time to focus on our lives outside of education and recharge.

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Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Teacher Appreciation Week Gifts for the Tech Teacher in Your Life

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week: The First Full Week of May. There’s always been something mystically cerebral about people in technical professions like engineering, science, and mathematics. They talk animatedly about plate tectonics, debate the structure of atoms, even smile at the mention of calculus.

6 Tips to Close Out the School Year in Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Google Classroom has been the tool of choice for many schools. Did you know that you need to “close out” the school year to set yourself up for success in the fall?

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End of the Year Project: What Are YOU Curious About?

Catlin Tucker

The last couple of months have been exhausting on a lot of levels as teachers and students shift to online learning. I would venture to guess that everyone is ready for a much-deserved summer break.

The Vital Role of Digital Leadership in Transforming Education

A Principal's Reflections

Education will not be the same. Now before you think that this is a “doom and gloom” outlook, let me elaborate. The COVID19 pandemic has fundamentally changed our world more than we could have ever imagined.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.