Sat.Jun 27, 2020 - Fri.Jul 03, 2020

Making Thinking Visible through Screencasting

EdTechTeacher

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO Tom Daccord’s blog, Leading Innovations in Schools: From Someday to Monday. Screencasting is a powerful tool for formative assessment.

How online teaching improves inclusivity in education

Neo LMS

The promise of education in the 21st century is for no child to be left behind.

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How to DIY Your Distance Learning PD

Graphite Blog

For most teachers, summer is both a time to recharge and a time to reflect on the past school year and consider new teaching strategies and curriculum.

Edcamp Finds a New Home at Digital Promise

Digital Promise

Digital Promise is incredibly excited to welcome the Edcamp Foundation to our family of projects and programs. As we grew our partnership over the last several years, it became clear that the mission and vision of both organizations are incredibly aligned.

Leading in Uncertain Times

A Principal's Reflections

The concept of leadership hasn’t changed, although the conditions under which leaders work and learn sure have. Prior to COVID19, the vast amount of uncertainty in education lay in societal changes resulting from the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Subscriber Special: July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. July–10% Discount. Subscribe to our newsletter– sign up here. Get 10% off your next purchase! Questions? Email askatechteacher@gmail.com.

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AI and Algorithms Can Be Biased… So What We Should Do About It?

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Artificial Intelligence sounds fantastic and far off, but it underlies so many things we do today.

A Cross-sector Business Incubator in Taos, New Mexico: Building Networks for Frontline Talent Development

Digital Promise

In a honey bee hive, each bee performs a uniquely indispensable role that contributes to the overall health of the colony.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship 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.

Why getting the world back to normal is not enough

The Christensen Institute

When will the world get back to normal? It’s a question many have asked since the COVID-19 global pandemic began upending economic, social, and health systems across the world.

CARES Act for Remote or Distance Learning

Kajeet

As part of the government’s efforts to ease some of the burden brought on by the pandemic, the CARES Act funding bill was passed, which, in total, made approximately $30.75 billion available to provide relief for educational institutions under the Education Stabilization Fund (ESF).

Urban Adult Literacy Collaboration in Nashville: Building Networks for Frontline Talent Development

Digital Promise

In early 2020, Nashville boasted unprecedented job growth and low unemployment—good news for residents of Tennessee’s largest city.

Blending Online and Offline Learning: Exploring Hybrid Schedules

Catlin Tucker

School districts are grappling with how to resume school safely in the fall. I’ve followed international news about how schools in Europe and Aisa are reopening slowly. Schools are implementing a range of hybrid schedules to reduce the number of students in a classroom at one time.

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Helping teachers and admins see the value of edtech

Neo LMS

The fact that education needs to change isn’t something new. Thinkers, authors, teachers, and school leaders have been saying it for many years, citing areas such as curriculum, pedagogy, school restructuring, and of course, technology.

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Higher ed is bad at handoffs—and it’s crippling student achievement

The Christensen Institute

In May 2019, the Christensen Institute interviewed members of the Presidents Forum to identify challenges in higher education that require collaborative efforts and systemic change.

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Rural Healthcare Preparation Pipeline in Pennsylvania: Building Networks for Frontline Talent Development

Digital Promise

“We all compete sometimes for the same funding. We’re all trying to show that we can do good work.

How a School Psychologist Is Supporting Students From a Distance During COVID-19

Education Elements

As we look toward reimagining schools, we encourage leaders to keep in mind that communities and families have been impacted by an unprecedented time and will continue to feel the impact into the next school year, and perhaps beyond.

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How Districts Can Develop a Comprehensive Plan for Remote Learning Come Fall

Edsurge

I used to wake up at 5:30 in the morning to teach a preschooler in China how to read, write and speak English. Through a headset and webcam, I learned that he loved space. He showed off solar systems made of foam and sticks and I shared a stuffed rocket from Kennedy Space Center.

Making sense of school innovation: Five categories of practice revealed

The Christensen Institute

This post is the first in a series of four sharing new insights from the Canopy project using data published in fall 2019.

Economic Mobility Pathways in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky: Building Networks for Frontline Talent Development

Digital Promise

It takes less than five minutes to drive from Covington, Kentucky, to Cincinnati, Ohio, and yet, when it comes to serving adult learners in the region, the cities have historically operated independently and offered duplicative services.

Netflix Has Released Free Documentaries For Learning At Home

TeachThought - Learn better.

In response to teacher demand for better distance learning resources, Netflix has released eleven free documentaries through their YouTube channel. The post Netflix Has Released Free Documentaries For Learning At Home appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Resources

Teachers Are Living in a Tinderbox of Stressful Conditions. These Scientific Approaches Can Help.

Edsurge

America is suffering through two insidious and deadly pandemics , one brought forth by a novel virus and the other by a long-overdue reckoning of the intransigent racial and ethnic disparity at every level within all of our systems.

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Project-based learning gets its moment during the coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

Shelby County Public Schools, a district serving about 7,000 students halfway between Louisville and Lexington, has had state approval for “nontraditional instruction” for several years.

How to effectively support struggling readers during distance learning

eSchool News

Parents who might be uncomfortable with continuing their role of teacher this fall can find solace in this fact: authentic teachable moments happen outside the classroom all the time.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 039 – Immaculate Conception 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 039 is below.

Are History Textbooks Worth Using Anymore? Maybe Not, Some Teachers Say

Edsurge

Among contemporary education critics, the textbook is a classic and perennial foil—perhaps because its very construction is essentially a compromise between experts and politicians, groups with sometimes competing agendas.

Last Chance: Differentiated Instruction Online Class (MTI 563)

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher. MTI 563 starts Monday, July 6, 2020! Last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 563 and click for more information and to sign up. Differentiation in the classroom means meeting students where they are most capable of learning.

Research shows significant learning via scholastic esports

eSchool News

As esports grows in popularity, many schools are evaluating whether and how to implement esports programs. There’s a big difference between programs that incorporate only gameplay and tournaments, and those that intentionally incorporate learning into the esports environment.

Books I read in June 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in June 2020… On Liberty , John Stuart Mill [government]. How to Be an Antiracist , Ibram X. Kendi [civil rights]. The Secret Adversary , Agatha Christie [mystery]. Thinblade , David Wells [fantasy]. Sovereign Stone , David Wells [fantasy].

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A semester of trauma, sickness and death at a New York school

The Hechinger Report

By April, Odalys Garate, 18, was supposed to have made it through the hard part. She, her mother and her two older sisters ? everyone she lives with ? had all recovered from Covid-19.