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Tips to Overcome Challenges to Distance Learning During COVID-19

Kajeet

As schools across the country roll out their distance learning plans, many questions remain about how to execute them. Here are six of the most common experiences people have while rolling out distance learning under extremely short notice and in the midst of a pandemic. WiFi for Students Chromebooks Covid-19

The Remote Work Series: Planning for Change, Not Perfection

Education Elements

Not too long ago, you may have found yourself wondering if 5 minutes was enough time for you to grab lunch near your office before your next meeting. Similarly, now, you may be worried about filling up your entire day with back-to-back, hour-long virtual meetings.

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Distance learning: Let’s not reinvent the wheel

The Christensen Institute

Amidst the sea of chaos brought on by COVID-19, while most schools are having to hoist new sails in uncharted waters, a handful of others have been able to more or less stay the course.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM

Educational Technology Guy

To keep students engaged in STEM learning during school closures, Vernier Software & Technology is offering a robust collection of free remote learning solutions for teachers and students. The resources, which support students at both the K–12 and college levels, cover a wide range of scientific disciplines including biology, chemistry, physics, and physical science.

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.

21 Tools I Use to Manage Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I share the tool kit and tips that have helped streamline distance learning at my school. Scroll down to see the list of links and listen to the show to hear how I’m using these tools with teachers and students. Sponsor: See 10 Professional Development Courses to Improve Your Online Classroom which I shared recently on my blog.

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Leading in a Remote Learning World

A Principal's Reflections

It goes without saying that our teachers have done an incredible job when it comes to adapting to a remote learning world. With little to no training, they are finding ways to make it work for their kids while overcoming a myriad of challenges in the process.

On challenges and opportunities: Emergency remote teaching

Neo LMS

The social distancing measures imposed by various governments in their attempt to contain the spread of the new Coronavirus have forced many schools and universities across the globe to halt face to face classes and switch to online education. In theory, it all sounds great!

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Five Ways Mindfulness Can Support Educators During a Crisis

Edsurge

We are all grappling with an unprecedented environment these days. As we search for ways to navigate this often-challenging new context, it’s been encouraging to see that professionals across the early childhood field are increasingly exploring mindfulness as a tool to do just that.

The Remote Work Series: Build Trust and Allow Authority to Spread

Education Elements

Working with colleagues in-person may provide more many opportunities to build trust with your team, but it isn’t impossible in a virtual environment. Even though you’re unable to walk over to a colleague’s desk to ask a quick question, you have an opportunity to reflect on how you can tap into existing relationships and build new ones, even through a screen. Organizational Leadership & Change Management Remote Work

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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.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. As teachers, we need to constantly refresh and update topics to improve our distance learning skills.

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10 Tips for Teaching Remotely

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve been working from home for years but most people haven’t. I posted this article about a year ago but have updated it for the challenges we now face with #covid19. Truth is, life often interferes with work.

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Use Explore Explain Apply to plan remote learning lessons

Ditch That Textbook

Put learning in the hands of your students. Use the Explore Explain Apply method to guide your remote learning lesson planning. Here's how.Post by Karly Moura (@KarlyMoura) and Matt Miller (@jmattmiller) Have you ever had someone tell you, "I'm going to teach you a lesson"? Teaching a lesson implies control -- as in, someone else has […]. The post Use Explore Explain Apply to plan remote learning lessons appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

10 #RemoteLearning Ideas.No #Edtech Required

The Web20Classroom

Remote Learning. What the we as the the collective group of educators need to realize is that no matter how well we plan lessons and learning in virtual environments it just won't be enough for our most vulnerable learners. Nor will it meet the differentiated needs of our students with special needs.

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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.

All Systems Go – How We Went to Distance Learning without Missing a Day

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter On a Friday, we had school in our physical building. By Monday, we had more students in our online school that we had on the previous Friday. In this episode, 10 Minute Teacher host, Vicki Davis, talks to production editor Vicki Morgan about the story at her school as the students began distance learning due to #covid19 stay at home requirements.

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3 Apps That Energize Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Let’s face it. Teachers juggle an exhausting schedule of parent conferences, administrative tasks, and specialized student needs. They take work home evenings and weekends and often are forced to choose between family and job when it comes to allocating a finite quantity of time over what surely seems to be infinite needs. The teachers I know want to be more organized, work more efficiently, use available tools to complete tasks faster, and prioritize needs.

Powerful Learning at Home with Edcamp

Digital Promise

As schools and districts across the country transition to distance learning, educators are seeking new ways to engage their students in powerful learning experiences at home. In this post we highlight the power of Edcamps to support educators to learn from each other, and invite educators to participate in Edcamp: Powerful Learning at Home , an online professional learning event hosted by Digital Promise and Edcamp Foundation. Educators connect and collaborate at Edcamps.

The Remote Work Series: Remote Work Routines

Education Elements

Remote work is a hot topic right now, and if you are not used to working remotely, it can be very difficult to adjust, particularly in these very special circumstances where schools are closed, kids are around, etc etc.

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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.

The Covid-19 Education Question: Is this Really Learning?

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter On this show, the topic is — what are kids really learning? Here’s the thing, every situation is a learning opportunity. And while many pundits argue that this “isn’t really learning” – I believe that the times right now are actually teaching children some of the most important things they’ll ever learn – just not what some people realize it is.

Why Earth Day May be the Most Important Event at School

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, the world celebrates Earth Day on April 22nd, a day the United Nations recognizes as International Mother Earth Day. It is a day to remind ourselves of the importance of clean air, fresh water, and unlittered land.

SplashLearn - a game based learning program free for teachers and schools to use

Educational Technology Guy

SplashLearn is a game based learning program that is loved by over 33 million kids worldwide!! This program is free for teachers and schools to use.

Silver Lining for Learning, Episode 05: Will Richardson

Dangerously Irrelevant

I was fortunate to be the primary host for Episode 05 of Silver Lining for Learning yesterday. Our guest was Will Richardson and we had a fantastic discussion. Will has been talking about how to rethink learning, teaching, and schooling for decades.

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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.

6 Super Parent and Teacher Resources to Promote Social Emotional Learning at Home

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Children need social and emotional learning skills to cope. But how do we integrate SEL into remote lesson plans? In this post, I’ll share how we can help students volunteer from home. Volunteering opportunities are one of the easiest ways to make SEL actionable at home. Here are 6 steps to help it happen.

169 Tech Tip #73 7 tips for Netiquette

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. Today’s tip: 7 Netiquette Tips. Category: Internet. Sub-category: MS Office, Keyboarding. Q: What are the most important netiquette tips for students when using the Internet?

Innovators Creating Prosperity: LULA

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our Innovators Creating Prosperity series, spotlighting organizations across the globe that are positively impacting economic development. By 2025, that number of African cities with more than one million residents is projected to climb to roughly 100. Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, is believed to be the fastest urbanizing region in the world, with its total urban population expected to double before 2050.

Coronavirus Chronicles 019 – Milwaukee Jewish Day School

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to 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 019 is below.

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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.