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Resources You Need During Covid-19

Ask a Tech Teacher

My inbox–probably yours, too–is flooded with suggestions, how-tos, and don’t-do’s, on teaching online as a strategy for dealing with Covid-19. Though I’m not happy about the reason, I’m thrilled at the interest in online classes.

7 strategies to help you navigate a district tech upgrade

eSchool News

Several school district officials have told us they want to embrace our philosophy of empowering students and teachers through technology innovation, but lack the right infrastructure to support this vision.

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How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries

Edsurge

Libraries are temporarily closing their doors due to coronavirus—like so many other institutions in the wake of a growing pandemic. Here is a frequently updated list of closures and other news.) And like schools and colleges, they are trying to move operations online as much as they can.

Best Practices For Digital Learning & Virtual Meetings

Education Elements

Many school districts are closing to keep their communities safe from COVID-19. While we believe safety is the priority, we know that loss of classroom time could further achievement gaps due to paused learning.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

To Grade or Not to Grade? During Coronavirus, That Is The Question.

Edsurge

Crises tend to insert new words into our lexicon. For educators in the era of coronavirus, one such term is “continuity.” It’s become both a strategy and a rallying cry as classrooms darken and instruction shifts online. Except—striving for continuity may be a bit delusional right now.

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Before This Virus (On NYC Schools and COVID-19)

The Jose Vilson

It had to come to this. In November of 2016, people kept saying that we’ll make it through this administration, as we had in the past. A critical analysis of history reveals that, to the contrary, some won’t. Indeed, some haven’t.

Teaching and Learning in a Project-Based World – #6 Evaluating Project-Based Learning

100mentors

What facilitates the implementation of PBL, and how can we evaluate the progress our students have made?

Remote Learning Tips for Educators

Brainscape

Believe it or not, strong remote student management practices can actually help your students learn even more effectively than they do in a physical classroom. But it’s important to make sure you have the right tools.

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Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

Due to Coronavirus, many schools are moving online, and teaching through Zoom meetings. If it is only being used to present content to students, then why not just record videos and have students watch them on their own?

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views

The CoolCatTeacher

Alice Keeler and Vicki Davis demo both sides of Google Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As so many of us schools are having to move quickly to Google Classroom, Alice Keeler sat down with me recently to do what we’re calling a “duo demo.”

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Special Education (SPED) and Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

In a previous post , I shared some ideas as well as strategies that districts could embrace to establish a realistic remote learning plan taking into consideration both digital and non-digital pathways.

Combating Social Isolation When Learning Remotely

Catlin Tucker

As teachers move classes online and utilize online tools and resources to engage students in remote learning, it’s essential to add social elements to our online courses. This has a couple of powerful benefits.

15 St. Patrick’s Day Resources For Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Try these fun websites: Color the shamrock. Color the Pot-o-gold. Color the leprechaun. Puzzle–St. Pat’s Puzzle. Puzzle–St. Pat’s puzzle II. Puzzle–St. Pat’s drag-and-drop puzzle. Puzzle–St. Pat’s slide puzzle. Puzzles and games. Patrick’s Day history–video.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

My Educational Learning Plan for the Coronavirus-Induced Hiatus

User Generated Education

I, like many of you, have gone into a somewhat involuntary social distancing and isolation (mostly) due to my school and health club closures and recommendation to stay away from crowds. It’s just my cats and I (gives new meaning to home alone).

Navigating Your Journey to Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The COVID-19 pandemic has jolted the world in ways that many of us have never seen or could have predicted. Social distancing has quickly become the thing to do and will soon be the cultural norm.

DIY Homeschooling: Imposing Structure on Chaos

Catlin Tucker

Many teachers, like myself, are facing the prospect of weeks at home with their children. I did not want to spend my days at home engaged in endless debates about how my kids would spend their time. Even though they are not going to school, I want them to continue learning.

Best Practices for Positive and Productive Remote Work for Educators

Education Elements

Schools across the country have closed their doors to protect students, employees, and communities from the spread of COVID-19. While schools may be closed, district and school leaders, teachers and students are doing their best to maintain momentum and learning.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

As always, education is changing. There are so many new ways to differentiate for varied learners, back-fill for some while enriching others without slowing anyone down. Being a teacher and a learner today is awe-inspiring.

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Choice Boards 101: Strategies to Ensure Classroom, Professional, and Virtual Learning Success

A Principal's Reflections

As of late, I have been working with quite a few districts on personalization through a variety of blended learning strategies. My experience in this area began over three years ago, thanks to having the opportunity to coach teachers and administrators at Wells Elementary School.

3D printing, drones, and AI — The future of STEM education?

Neo LMS

STEM education is an interdisciplinary and practical teaching method of four specific disciplines: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This approach allows students to apply principles of mathematics in contexts that make connections between theory and the reality around them.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 001 – Greene County Public Schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

I thought it would be good to check in with schools and 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 10-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 001 is below.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

How to Eteach in a Covid-19 Pandemic

Ask a Tech Teacher

If your teaching has been moved online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, learn which webtools make online learning exciting for kids and easy for you in this class–starts March 23rd! MTI 562: The Tech-infused Teacher. MTI 562 starts Monday, March 23, 2020 . Click to sign up.

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The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Jason Green

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Jason Green , co-author of Blended Learning in Action and Co-Founder and Co-CEO of LINC. Jason Green has dedicated his career to creating positive change in education.

Using Educational Video for Students in the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

A picture is worth a thousand words. If the image is also dynamic, how many words would it equal? That would be the equation that we would have to solve in the 21st century.

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A new adventure: Silver Lining for Learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

Today we start a new adventure! Dr. Yong Zhao gathered a few of us professor types together last week to brainstorm some ideas around his recent blog post, What if schools are closed for more than a year due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

3 Great ideas on how to teach empathy to K-12 students

Neo LMS

A few weeks ago, the New York Times published “ An Adult’s Guide to Social Skills, for Those Who Were Never Taught ”, an interesting read for all educators who want to go beyond the mere teaching of a given subject.

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Addressing Virtual Learning Equity Issues As Schools Close Due to COVID-19

Education Elements

I’ve written several blog posts and admittedly, this has been one of the harder ones. On the one hand, it’s important to share strategies at a time like this. On the other hand, I haven’t found a ton of equity strategies to share.

Simple Ideas To Reduce Anxiety During #Covid19

The Web20Classroom

This is the first in a series of videos I want to do while many of us are facing an unprecedented time of isolation. If you have an idea for something you want me to talk about, academic or not, let me know on Twitter, @web20classroom.