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Transition to Digital Learning with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Lauren Williams, a fifth grade teacher in California, works in a predominantly Latinx and Black K-5 elementary school, where almost half of the students are designated as English Learners (ELs). When shelter-in-place orders went into effect in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, her school district gave her two weeks’ worth of “one-size-fits-all” curriculum that needed to be adapted to fit a wide range of communities, classrooms, families, and students.

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What Does Next Level Teaching Look like Now?

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jonathan Alsheimer is a high energy teacher who, admittedly says he isn’t so great with technology. He also teaches in a school with kids who don’t have access to a lot of technology. He shares how he has leveled up his learning and looks back at what he did over the last eight weeks. He also looks forward to the fall and how he’s going to continue to level up over the summer.

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How to Practice and Promote a Culture of Learning

Education Elements

In times of uncertainty, organizations tend to shift their focus to getting results, maintaining order, and ensuring safety. While these actions make sense to counteract the challenges of complexity, it is in fact a culture of learning that allows organizations to increase agility and heighten their ability to navigate uncharted waters. Organizational Leadership & Change Management District Leadership

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The Lesson of COVID-19: Learning at School and Learning at Home Must Be Seamless

The Journal

The COVID-19 disruption caught K-12 unprepared and issuing packets of paper, the March solution, won’t work in the Fall. Learning must be continuous, seamless, regardless of location. Time for schools to join the 21st century and use digital curricula. In this week’s blog, we describe classrooms in Michigan that seamlessly weathered the COVID-19 disruption

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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.

New Micro-credentials for Summer Professional Learning

Digital Promise

As part of our robust micro-credential ecosystem, we proudly partner with organizations to provide opportunities for personalized professional learning. Our research-backed micro-credentials are digital certifications that verify an individual’s competence in a specific skill or set of skills, regardless of where and how they learned them.

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Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 562: The Tech-infused Teacher. MTI 562 starts Monday, June 22, 2020 . Click to sign up. The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding.

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How an LMS can support a school’s edtech strategy

Neo LMS

A version of this post was origianlly published on April 14, 2020, on FE News. Schools have a lot of data to manage. The problem is, many schools still rely on legacy systems and even paper-based processes to manage their administrative and student data, which is time-consuming and costly. Poor student data management makes it harder for educators to form a complete picture of each student’s learning progress and provide timely and personalized recommendations to boost student achievement.

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How to get every student a device and access to the internet

The Christensen Institute

As we enter summer and close the books on the 2019-20 school year—one sure to be more than a footnote in history texts in the future—there’s a new consensus that all students should have the technology they need to stay connected to learning. But why did it take a global pandemic and national school closures to reach this point? For many Americans, going without broadband internet would be like giving up water or electricity because it’s a means to their livelihood.

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Lessons Learned from Remote Programs for Continuity of Learning

Education Elements

Research matters! When developing your Continuity of Learning (CoL) plans there are many things that feel logical and natural. In looking at historical data from recent studies surrounding remote/virtual learning, there are several elements that, at face value, seem both natural and logical, but in reality, may not be in your students’ best interest. Professional Development Virtual Learning

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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.

169 Tech Tip #95 Open a Program Maximized

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Today’s tip: How to Open a Program Maximized. Category: Internet. Sub-category: MS Office, Keyboarding. Q: How do I open the internet maximized on my screen.

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Upgrading Family Communications

A Principal's Reflections

As technology continues to evolve, it will continue to become an even more embedded component of society. With that being said, it is essential for school leaders to meet their stakeholders where they are at and engage them in two-way communications. Digital leadership calls for a multifaceted approach using both traditional and new-age strategies to ensure that the right message reaches stakeholders in a timely fashion. We can't assume communication staples such as snail mail (i.e.,

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It’s time to reconsider how to fight poverty

The Christensen Institute

Many people who have spent time doing humanitarian work are likely familiar with Loren Eiseley’s story, “The Star Thrower.” It begins with the narrator walking along a beach littered with starfish that have become stranded after the recession of high tide. The narrator encounters a man pacing across the sand while periodically bending down to pick up a starfish and throw it back into the sea.

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Setting SMART Teaching Goals for Next School Year

Waterford

Summer can be a useful time to reflect on the previous school year and make a plan for changes or improvements you want to see next year. But determining where to start and what accomplishments you’d like to reach can be tough—especially if you’ve never set specific teaching goals. In this article, we’ll explore how setting goals can shape your career for the better—and improve your connection with your students, too.

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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.

Tech Ed Resources–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

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Rocketbook Releases Their Latest Reusable Notebook Design, the Flip

Educational Technology Guy

Rocketbook is launching their latest reusable notebook, the Flip. The Flip mimics the design of a traditional steno pad with a top-bound spiral design, instead of the usual side bound spiral, offering wrist space for lefties, and making this the world’s first reusable ambidextrous notebook. The Flip also makes the perfect gift for Father’s Day or 2020 grads! This is a great resource for teachers and students as well.

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Advancing equity through innovation: a choice, not a guarantee

The Christensen Institute

The events of the last few weeks have brought the issue of racial justice for Black Americans front and center in our national and global conscientiousness. Although issues of education are not the central focus of protest signs on the streets, they are, nonetheless, critical as we consider how innovation in education has the potential to enable a more equitable and just future, especially for Black students and others whom our education system has underserved.

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How an LMS can supports a school’s edtech strategy

Neo LMS

A version of this post was origianlly published on April 14, 2020, on FE News. Schools have a lot of data to manage. The problem is, many schools still rely on legacy systems and even paper-based processes to manage their administrative and student data, which is time-consuming and costly. Poor student data management makes it harder for educators to form a complete picture of each student’s learning progress and provide timely and personalized recommendations to boost student achievement.

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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.

Opinion: When Schools Reopen, Will Teachers Return?

EdNews Daily

By Franklin Schargel When schools reopen a significant portion of the teaching workforce, in addition to children could be a risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have indicated that 29 percent of all teachers are at higher risk because they are in the most vulnerable age group of contracting the coronavirus because they are over the age of 55 and that 92 percent of all of the deaths caused by Covid-19 virus are for people over the age of 55.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 036 – Lake Trail Middle School

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of check-ins with educators all over. Episode 036 is below. Thank you, Gerald Fussell , for sharing how Lake Trail Middle School in British Columbia, Canada is adapting to our new challenges and opportunities.

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For seniors, integration is crucial to telemedicine’s success

The Christensen Institute

With patients at home and providers unable to book appointments for non-emergency issues, telemedicine is providing a vital service during the pandemic. As a result, telemedicine appointments are skyrocketing, with patients and providers alike finding online appointments beneficial. This is especially important for older patients, many of whom require frequent medical care.

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Ideas for Project-Based Learning at the Elementary Level

EdTechTeacher

By Tom Driscoll ( @TomDriscollEDU ). This post includes updated content from a previous blog post on Tom Driscoll EDU. For the original post, click here. In February, I had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. As part of the PBL workshop, teachers designed project sketches. The inspiring yet practical examples were so great, I asked the teachers if I could share their ideas, and they generously agreed.

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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.

Massive Study of Online Teaching Ends With Surprising — and ‘Deflating’ — Result

Edsurge

MIT professor Justin Reich and several colleagues just completed one of the largest-ever research studies exploring teaching techniques in online higher education, involving nearly 250,000 students from nearly every nation on the planet.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 033 – NIST

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of check-ins with educators all over. Episode 033 is below. Thank you, Kyle Hawkins and Ben Sheridan , for sharing how NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand is adapting to our new challenges and opportunities.

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Middle school is often difficult. Try experiencing it under quarantine.

The Hechinger Report

Leah Hampton, an eighth grader at Falling Creek Middle School in Virginia, likes to joke that without her friends, she’d sleep through school. Seeing them was “the best part of the day,” she said. They woke me up before my classes.”. This story also appeared in The Washington Post. Her mother, Leomia Hampton, says that after classes went online in mid-March, that wasn’t far from the truth. “It’s

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The Definition Of Synchronous Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

What's the definition of synchronous learning? In Short, synchronous learning occurs when students learn the same thing at the same time. The post The Definition Of Synchronous Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Definitions eLearning

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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.