November, 2020

6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments

Neo LMS

Throughout the school year, we have many opportunities to engage students in digital storytelling.

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Should Coding be a Part of the Modern School’s Curriculum?

Ask a Tech Teacher

As educators struggle with the best way to teach critical thinking and problem solving, coding has proven to be an effective and flexible tool. Is it time to add ‘coding’ to the essential subjects taught at every school?

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My Journey to Becoming a Distance Learning Teacher-Leader

Digital Promise

How to Improve Google Classroom & Remote Learning Experiences with Kasey Bell

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How to Improve Google Classroom & Remote Learning Experiences with Kasey Bell Teaching online is challenging for many teachers.

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The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Show Me the Money: How to Ace Your VC Meeting

Mike Teng

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Using a Flip Flop Design for the Concurrent Classroom

Catlin Tucker

“I wish I could just focus on one group of students at a time.” ” This is a sentiment I’ve heard repeatedly from teachers navigating the demands of the concurrent classroom.

20 virtual field trips for your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Virtual field trips allow us to take our students where the bus can’t. Students can make connections with locations, concepts or people through the power of virtual field trips. What are the best virtual field trips out there? And how can we take the learning even further?

Computational Thinking in Preschool: What, Why, and How

Digital Promise

While computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) have received increasing attention over the past decade, CT integration in early learning settings is an emerging area of focus.

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5 Ways to Teach Gratitude in your Classroom #creativitymatters

The CoolCatTeacher

Lesson Plans that Teach Gratitude From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Whatever your activities for November and Thanksgiving, I’ve got some ideas to inspire gratitude in your classroom.

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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.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m taking the next few weeks off. I’ll be preparing for… I’ll be back November 30th. Comments are closed but feel free to contact me via Twitter (@askatechteacher). Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Competencies for a Post-COVID World

A Principal's Reflections

It seems as of late that we are always in the midst of difficult times. As I am writing this post, the world is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases. The challenges that this is placing on society goes without saying.

Enhance Student Engagement with Virtual Social Learning Spaces

Catlin Tucker

When I ask teachers, “How would you describe a successful online or blended learning course? What would that look like?” ” Most teachers include some form of the word “engagement” in their answers.

How to use Kahoot! with Google Classroom and Google Meet

Ditch That Textbook

Using Kahoot! with Google Classroom and Google Meet makes it possible to play engaging games anywhere with your class. Kahoot! is a fun gameshow-style assessment activity. There are tons of creative ways to review and assess with it. Kahoot! lets students answer questions with their own device.

The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

How Two School Districts Have Adapted to COVID-Era Realities

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

In this opinion piece, Cognitive ToyBox Partnerships Manager Nikki Navta describes lessons her company has learned from the COVID experiences of two districts it's worked with closely. The post How Two School Districts Have Adapted to COVID-Era Realities appeared first on Market Brief.

The Quick, Easy Way I Show Kids Thankfulness

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Thankfulness is a way of life all year long. As a student, however, I think I caught what teachers taught by how they lived their lives.

New Micro-credentials Focus on Timely Topics for Distance Learning

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials allow educators to continue their professional learning on their own schedule, without having to leave their homes. This flexibility makes micro-credentials an ideal form of professional learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

STEAM: STEM plus Arts, for a more enriching learning experience

Neo LMS

The ideal of the Renaissance man, the polymath with expertise in a wide range of fields, is long gone. We live in an era of hyperspecialization.

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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.

Among Us Classroom Style: Another Case for Game-Based Learning

User Generated Education

A few weeks ago, I blogged about my gaming club in Video Games for Relationship- and Team Building. It is still going very strong. Students from the three schools where I teach gifted students look forward to it all week long.

10 ways to build student relationships from an online teacher

Ditch That Textbook

Even when we don't have face to face connections, we can still build and develop relationships with our students. Here are some ideas. Paulino Brener has taught Spanish online for years.

Students decide: PC or Mac

Ask a Tech Teacher

If your school’s digital devices extend beyond Chromebooks and iPads, here’s a good discussion about the strengths-weaknesses of Macs and Pcs, from an Ask a Tech Teacher contributor: Students often decide between PCs and Macs.

Rather Stand

The CoolCatTeacher

poem by Vicki Davis From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Rather Stand by Vicki Davis. I’d rather stand alone for the right thing … than be popular for the wrong one. I’d rather be wise. than smart.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

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

A Message from Karen Cator

Digital Promise

Friends, Between the global COVID-19 pandemic and a tumultuous election season in the U.S., I want to first acknowledge how challenging this year has been for so many of us.

4 Tips for teachers to make the most of edtech

Neo LMS

Education technology and its use in the classroom has now become essential. Every school and every classroom has to find what works best for their needs.

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Blended Learning: Building a Playlist

Catlin Tucker

At the start of a virtual workshop last week, a teacher sent me a note in the chat saying that she wanted to quit. She was frustrated and exhausted. This is a sentiment I’ve repeatedly heard this year as I work with educators who are teaching online, on hybrid schedules, or juggling the demands of the concurrent classroom. I worry about the impact that this moment in education is having on teacher engagement.

10 tips to use Google Classroom effectively and efficiently

Ditch That Textbook

Google Classroom can be even more powerful with a few tips and strategies to make it efficient and effective.Google Classroom streamlines the management of student work — announcing, assigning, collecting, grading, giving feedback and returning. It has certainly saved many teachers hours of work.

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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.