April, 2020

What Work/Life/Learning Balance Looks Like in a Pandemic

Digital Promise

In the wake of a pandemic, what’s the best way to manage a household, professional work, and children’s learning? That is a question on many parents and caregivers’ minds, including those of Digital Promise team members.

20 ways to use Pear Deck to engage students

Ditch That Textbook

Pear Deck flips the traditional lecture by actively engaging students in real-time. Ask questions. Students answer. Want to use Pear Deck in your class? Here's how. The standard lecture has plenty of detractors, and rightfully so.

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Strategies to Celebrate Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week

Education Elements

Teachers have a tremendous impact on the learning and lives of their students and communities, and planning a unique and powerful teacher appreciation week is one way to celebrate their incredible contributions.

4 Tips for making the transition to remote learning a smooth one

Neo LMS

As the new coronavirus becomes an increasingly integral aspect of daily life, the onset of an extended remote learning platform looms near. While the remote learning format may be a temporary solution, whether the recent pandemic will necessitate ongoing learning from home is ultimately uncertain.

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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.

Distance learning: Let’s not reinvent the wheel

The Christensen Institute

Amidst the sea of chaos brought on by COVID-19, while most schools are having to hoist new sails in uncharted waters, a handful of others have been able to more or less stay the course.

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The Remote Work Series: Build Trust and Allow Authority to Spread

Education Elements

Working with colleagues in-person may provide more many opportunities to build trust with your team, but it isn’t impossible in a virtual environment.

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New MY World 360° Playlist and Open Invitation

Digital Promise

Since launching in March 2018, MY World 360° has screened 19 immersive stories at UN events around the world. Today, we are proud to add eight new projects to this growing playlist of media to inspire positive action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Powerful Learning at Home with Edcamp

Digital Promise

As schools and districts across the country transition to distance learning, educators are seeking new ways to engage their students in powerful learning experiences at home.

The Remote Work Series: Harness the Flow, Let Information Go

Education Elements

Distributing information in an organization can sometimes feel like playing telephone. When we need to share information with teammates, it can be easy to start small, by having side conversations with colleagues sitting nearby.

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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.

US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter What is happening at the US policy level with the coronavirus health crisis?

How to Assess Digital Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

On my blog, Ask a Tech Teacher , I run a column called Dear Otto where I answer teacher questions about how to integrate technology into their classes. Of late, the most common question is, “How to I assess student digital literacy?”

Using School Bus WiFi to Provide Internet Access for Distance Learning

Kajeet

As many districts transition to distance learning for the remainder of the 2019 – 2020 school year , digital equity for students has become more imp erative than ever. For students without Internet at home , accessing and completing online assignments can be very challenging.

10 Remote Learning Practices to Avoid

A Principal's Reflections

Educators, schools, and districts have earnestly rolled out remote learning plans to support students and fill in gaps as a result of extended closures.

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.

The Teacher of Color Shortage: Addressing a Pressing Problem

Digital Promise

It’s not a secret: The teacher workforce does not reflect the demographics of our student population. Today, 54 percent of students are of-color while only 18 percent of teachers are of-color. Historically, the teacher of color workforce was decimated with the passing of Brown v. Board of Education.

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Offline Choice Boards: How Are You Integrating Offline Learning into Your Online Class?

Catlin Tucker

Schools in California will not reopen this year. Teachers are scrambling to move their offline courses online to ensure that students continue learning for the remainder of the school year.

21 Tools I Use to Manage Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I share the tool kit and tips that have helped streamline distance learning at my school.

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3 Apps That Energize Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Let’s face it. Teachers juggle an exhausting schedule of parent conferences, administrative tasks, and specialized student needs.

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 online whiteboard options for remote learning

Ditch That Textbook

Whiteboards are a staple of face-to-face classrooms. During remote learning, you can still recreate that experience. Here are 10 ideas to get you started. Let's face it. When you're not present in your classroom, you miss your whiteboard. It's convenient. Everyone in the room can see it.

Why Teacher Self-Care Matters and How to Practice Self-Care in Your School

Waterford

Because teaching is such an intensive job, educators can greatly benefit from learning about and practicing self-care. Unfortunately, teachers may worry that taking care of themselves can lead to self-absorption and distract them from their students.

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An Update on Digital Promise’s COVID-19 Response

Digital Promise

For more than six years, we’ve worked to close the homework gap , ensuring that all students have equitable access to the internet and technology for powerful learning opportunities outside of the classroom, augmenting what is available in school.

3 Strategies for Personalizing Feedback Online

Catlin Tucker

Feedback is one of the most powerful tools teachers have in their “teaching toolbelts” for guiding learners toward mastery. Without feedback, students do not have a clear sense of what they are doing well, what they need to focus on, and what they can do to improve.

EdTech at School

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

What Montana State Teacher of the Year Dylan Huisken Says Is Happening There

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Montana State Teacher of the Year, Dylan Huisken talks about online distance education learning.

The Challenge of Connecting in the Age of COVID

Ask a Tech Teacher

I met Kiana Berkman in this traumatic time of moving teaching home through an invigorating discussion on education and how it’s changing. Kiana and her tutoring agency ( Berktree Learning Center ) were already ahead of the curve on that.

Novel HyperDocs: 25 ready to use units for your class

Ditch That Textbook

Novel HyperDocs take the old curriculum guides we know and turn them into engaging blended learning units of study. Here are 25 ready to use novel HyperDocs for your class.

Cultivating Resilience through Daily Wellness Practices

Education Elements

During this time of uncertainty and rapid change, the students, families, educators, and broader communities that we support and belong to need our strength, encouragement, and bold leadership more than ever.

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.