Sat.Mar 14, 2020 - Fri.Mar 20, 2020

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.

America was once an emerging market

The Christensen Institute

Imagine a country where the vast majority of the population lives in rural areas, more than half go hungry, just 10% have attended high school, and the average lifespan is 45 years.

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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.

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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Cisco Is Helping Connect Students and Teachers for Remote Learning

MIND Research Institute

As many districts and families are dealing with school closures, the need for remote learning resources is at an all-time high.

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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Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

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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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 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?

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

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.

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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3 tips for a better student online learning experience

The Christensen Institute

As of late Sunday, March 15th, at least 32.5 million public school students attending at least 64,000 schools have seen their education interrupted; and more than 200 colleges and universities are canceling or postponing in-person classes and activities as COVID-19 enters pandemic territory.

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)?

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

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.

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.

COVID-19 response: setting district teams up for success

The Christensen Institute

For advocates of K–12 online learning, the massive move to virtual schooling precipitated by COVID-19 might seem like a boon. But candidly, I’m more concerned than enthusiastic. High-quality virtual learning takes more than just going online.

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.

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.