Sat.Aug 22, 2020 - Fri.Aug 28, 2020

eSports: The Growing Extra-Curricular Activity NOW!

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Believe it or not, gaming is gaining popularity in schools, not just as a pastime, but as part of curriculum. Dr. Kristy Custer is one of the pioneers of the video gaming movement in schools.

How to Integrate Computational Thinking with “Look Fors”

Digital Promise

What does it look like to integrate computational thinking and computer science in the classroom? Digital Promise has been working with districts and educators from across the United States to integrate computational thinking (CT) and computer science (CS) into K-12 classrooms.

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9 Great Websites to Inspire 1st Graders

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great list of age-appropriate, safe websites that will inspire 1st graders whether they’re in your classroom or at home: Geography—find messages around the world. Hangman. Brown Bear Typing. Aesop Fables—no ads. Aesop’s Fables–audio and visual. Audio stories—read by actors.

Developing Asynchronous Remote Learning Tasks

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past couple of months, I have written extensively on the topic of remote learning. As I continually work with more and more districts and schools on an ongoing basis, ideas keep percolating in my mind as to the pedagogically-sound strategies that educators can use now.

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.

Love Letter to Teachers: Boundaries, Good Health and Encouragement

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Hello teachers, you are not alone! Shannon Reed knows all about the importance of setting boundaries and self-care and gives you encouragement to survive and thrive this fall.

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Families and Distance Learning: A Guardian’s Guide To Kicking Off Distance Learning

Education Elements

There is no question that our lives have been flipped around over the last few months. For many of us, we are adjusting to redefining our workspace and even our roles. Our work has changed and so has how we interact.

The Unboxing Video: A fun classroom video activity

Ditch That Textbook

Unboxing videos can be a really fun, effective way for your students to show what they know. Here's how to use this activity in your class! really? An unboxing video? People really record themselves opening boxes -- and upload them to YouTube? And people really watch them?

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How to Create a Safe and Uplifting Environment This Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We don’t know what the future holds but we know there are things we can do to help children cope with anxiety. We also know there are things we can do to be prepared for distance learning.

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Here’s a Preview of September

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in August: Tech Tips. 21 Websites and 5 Posters to Teach Mouse Skills. 9 Great Websites to Inpsire 2nd Graders. 9 Websites to Inspire 5th Graders. Favorite Shortkeys for Special Needs.

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.

How Community Coalitions Are Bridging the Digital Divide

Digital Promise

Across the country, local networks known as Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) are bringing together partners and resources to meet urgent needs and envision a new future for teaching and learning. Many of these efforts are rooted in long-standing partnerships across sectors and institutions.

Starting the Year with “All About Me” Activities

User Generated Education

I have written before about the beginning of the school year, Beginning the School Year: It’s About Connections Not Content. I begin all classes focusing on having the students make connections between each other and with me. I want students to learn about one another in a personal way.

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The Epic E-Book of WebTools

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Kristina Holzweiss shares plain and simple terms some of the most timesaving, enriching online resources available to teachers today.

Curriculum-based Assessments–A Powerful Diagnostic Tool

Ask a Tech Teacher

Curriculum-Based Assessment (CBA), often equated with Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM), is any form of assessment that measures progress toward fulfillment of a stated curriculum.

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.

Why School Bus WiFi is Growing in K-12


Digital Divide Bus WiFi WiFi for Students SmartBus distance learning

Why most anti-poverty programs fail to eradicate poverty

The Christensen Institute

Before COVID-19, the world was replete with anti-poverty programs. And considering the fact that around 100 million people will slide into poverty as a result of the economic impact of the pandemic, more anti-poverty programs are bound to emerge.

Building Resilient Communities with Students at the Center

Digital Promise

Communities around the country are facing unprecedented challenges that have exposed and exacerbated deep inequities across our society and educational systems. But those same communities are also responding to these challenges with remarkable urgency, flexibility, and ingenuity.

When COVID-19 Pushes Your Company to Explore New Markets

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The coronavirus has created barriers for ed-tech providers, but it has also fueled new opportunities in early childhood education, say Nikki Navta and Tammy Kwan, of Cognitive ToyBox. The post When COVID-19 Pushes Your Company to Explore New Markets appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

PERMA 2.0 or digital wellbeing during remote teaching


With remote teaching being an option for many schools and universities all over the world, things begin to change when you consider the wellbeing of all those involved in the educational process.

Parents want social interaction for their kids, but schools don’t do that well even in normal times

The Christensen Institute

As parents scramble to figure out schooling and childcare arrangements for the fall, one of the central themes arising in my conversations with families across the country is that making sure their children have social interactions is paramount. I’m in agreement that’s an important consideration.

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PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is back to school time 2020 for many of us in the United States and beyond. For educators that may mean working with students in a face to face, elearning, or a blended environment.

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Resources for reopening schools - whether online, hybrid or in-person

Educational Technology Guy

Schools are starting or already started. Some are all remote, some hybrid and some all in-person. Here are some resources to help schools, parents and teachers during this challenging time.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

Remembering Sir Ken Robinson


Sir Ken Robinson was a creative force for education and has had a tremendous impact on the work of CUE, its members, and leadership. In 2013, he stood on the keynote stage at CUE’s spring conference and called for a revolution in education. CUE’s members and educators worldwide responded to his call.

Beyond a label: Digging into innovation in charter and traditional district schools

The Christensen Institute

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

Watch Out For These 3 Mistakes You’re Making During Distance Teaching


If there’s one thing everyone can agree on from this past spring, it’s that distance learning is challenging.

September is National Preparedness Month - get yourself, family, home, school and business ready

Educational Technology Guy

September is National Preparedness Month , which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and visit. The 2020 theme is "Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today."

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.