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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.

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


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.

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

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

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


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

Remote Learning Tips for Educators


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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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.

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.” She played the role of the teacher and I played the role of the student as we shared what various actions look like on both sides of the dynamic relationship between students and teachers in Google Classroom. We screen shared for about 2 1/2 hours but I clipped this down to smaller bites and separated it by topic so that educators around the world can use these for onboarding students and teachers. The Purpose of Duo Demos and Background How to Add a Background to Zoom Benefits of Onboarding Students Ahead of Time (if Possible) How to Share Google Classroom Files Between Teachers How a Student Joins a Google Classroom (Student and Teacher Duo Demo) How to Set Classroom Settings in Google Classroom [Teacher] How to Remove Someone from the Class How to Organize Your Class, Take Attendance, and Clearly Communicate [Duo Version] This is a longer video but definitely a basic that everyone getting started should watch. It teaches how to organize your topics so that students can find their files, how to take attendance (and connect with students while you do), a discussion about due dates, and how to teach students to find files and respond. This is a must-watch. * How to organize your topics * Assignments for the Day * How to take attendance * A quick tip about how to connect with students * Some notes about the time an assignment is due. * What the stream is for * Why the classwork tab is so important * How a student turns in the assignment * Handing back work with comments * Why you should grade as you go (and not wait) How to Mark Yourself Present [Student Version Only] 9 – How to Move Around in Google Classroom and Communicate through Private Comments [Duo] 9b – How to Find Things in Google Classroom [Student] 10 How to Upload YourZoom Videos to Google Classroom more soon… The post Google Classroom Bootcamp Duo Demo: Student and Teacher Views appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Meow! All Grades All Subjects Assessment Blended Learning and E-Learning College (aged 18+) Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Flat Classroom and Global Collaboration Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. Innovation Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Tech Tips Tools Web Tools

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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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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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?

EdTech at School

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

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.

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.

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


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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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.

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.

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.

Using Educational Video for Students in the Classroom


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


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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Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.