Sat.Sep 12, 2020 - Fri.Sep 18, 2020

19 Great Websites to Inspire 5th Graders

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great list of age-appropriate, safe websites that will inspire 5th graders whether they’re in your classroom or at home: Animals. Wolfquest—simulation–DL. Civics games. FBI Games. Looking Glass—animated story. runs in your browser. Tynker. Wolfram Alpha widgets.

4 ways to prioritize cybersecurity education in schools

eSchool News

What would happen if we didn’t have the millions of cybersecurity professionals needed to fight hackers and prevent cyberattacks? Unfortunately, that’s not a hypothetical question. Data suggests that, by 2021, there will be a deficit of 3.5

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

5 steps to great remote instruction

eSchool News

Remote instruction is new to a lot of teachers, but not to everyone–some of us have been doing it for years. I personally have developed curricula for 17 separate remote learning short courses.

Tools 95

Creativity Now with Best Selling Author Sean Thompson

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creativity Now with Best Selling Author Sean Thompson Sean Thompson, author of Creativity is Everything , talks about his first day back at school and how he is bringing creativity, physical and emotional wellbeing to his students.

Trends 316

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.

Favorite Shortkeys for Special Needs

Ask a Tech Teacher

I forget where I got this list but it’s well-suited to special needs students. Share these with those students but push them out to all students. You never know who’ll benefit: STICKY KEYS. Sticky Keys allows keyboard shortcuts to be executed one key at a time.

More Trending

Top edtech tools for digital differentiation

Neo LMS

In my recent article regarding using Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms , I mentioned Todd Rose’s term, “design to the edges,” which is what educators attempt to do each day as they accommodate the variety of learners in their classrooms.

EdTech 357

Don’t Fall Out of the Boat: Lessons for Life with Vicki Davis

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter [link] Don’t Fall Out of the Boat with Vicki Davis Today’s 700th-anniversary message is a gift to teachers, educators, and parents everywhere. This show is a lifeline for those who need an anchor of purpose.

5 (free) Shortkey Posters to Mainstream Tech Ed

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share five themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. This month: Shortkeys. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

How to Improve the Teacher of Color Pipeline? Ask Teachers of Color

Digital Promise

Black, Indigenous, students of color make up more than 50 percent of the K-12 student population, yet the number of non-white teachers in schools is only 20 percent. How can we collaborate with and learn from teachers of color to create solutions to address this systematic shortage?

How To 249

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.

Empathetic Remote and Hybrid Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As almost all schools across the globe are back in session in some form or another, many have decided to begin the year remotely with the hopes that COVID-19 cases will subside in the coming months. Others have started the year with some sort of hybrid model.

10 teacher creativity tips from the Adobe Creative Educator program

Ditch That Textbook

Teachers can be creative too! Here are some tips for classroom creativity from Adobe's free Creativity for All online course. This post is sponsored by Adobe. It was independently conceived and created by Ditch That Textbook's Matt Miller. Creativity isn't a trait that only special people are gifted.

Adobe 198

Tech Tip #1–The Insert Key

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.

MY World 360° Joins Virtual United Nations General Assembly

Digital Promise

With the first virtual United Nations General Assembly happening this month, we are proud to announce a new release of MY World 360° projects to be screened on September 22–24 at the SDG Action Zone , a showcase of leading thinkers, actors, creators, and activists working to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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.

Dear Linda

Dangerously Irrelevant

Dear Linda, Fifteen years ago you let a pigtailed 2nd grader walk down the hall and take 5th grade math. We came to you as the principal of our elementary school in Minnesota and said, “She’s ready for something more.” You smiled at us, looked at the data, and said, “We’ll find a way to make it work.”

The SEL classroom checklist

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Mika Jain. Mika is an SEL specialist and educator in Los Angeles, CA. She most recently was a program director at MindUP, where she worked as an SEL practitioner.

In some ways, kids are better off with distance learning

The Christensen Institute

Practically overnight, the coronavirus pandemic turned at-home learning from a fringe practice into a global phenomenon.

How To Engage in Science Talk: A Look at the Splash and Bubbles for Parents App

Digital Promise

With so many early learning media and apps available to parents and caregivers, finding ones that are educational and developmentally appropriate can be time-consuming.

How To 193

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.

Teaching and leading for higher student engagement … even during a pandemic (aka How I spent my summer)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Some schools spent the summer engaged in magical thinking that everyone would be back in person this fall, just like before the pandemic.

The most important LMS analytics that teachers should know about

Neo LMS

One of the benefits of using an LMS for online teaching is that it makes teachers’ lives easier when it comes to tracking student progress and learning outcomes.

LMS 234

The HyperDocs Toolbox: 20 engaging example activities

Ditch That Textbook

HyperDocs provides an engaging, student-centered framework for classroom lessons. Looking for ideas to fill those HyperDocs up? Check out these example activities.When it’s student-paced, no one gets left in the dust and no one gets bored waiting for the class to move on.If

As KIPP changes its slogan, focus on the importance of connections

The Christensen Institute

In the wake of famed charter school network KIPP’s decision to retire its “Work hard. Be nice.”

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.

Student Engagement is Critical to Distance Learning

Education Elements

Student engagement is one of the most overused terms in education. We talk about engagement in the classroom, between peers, with families, with the content, and now, virtual engagement. Engagement is certainly important if we talk about it this much, but what does it really mean?

California State Parks Experience Goes Virtual for K-12 Students

CUE

The new “passPORTS” program aims to create blended access to California State Parks for K-12 students that provide meaningful learning experiences.

Want to Learn More Effectively? Take More Breaks, Research Suggests

Edsurge

John Sweller is one of the most influential learning science researchers, best known for his “ cognitive load theory ,” which suggests that educators should present information without extraneous details.

Facebook Campus: Repeating history misses the mark on students’ futures

The Christensen Institute

Facebook has gone back to college. Last week, the tech giant launched a product offering students a closed, online community to meet fellow students. It’s called, appropriately enough, Facebook Campus. The “new” product induces a considerable dose of déjà vu.

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.