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Moving to a Hybrid Learning Model

A Principal's Reflections

We don’t know for sure what education will look like in the future, but one thing is for sure, and that is the need to adapt and evolve. The pandemic shuttered schools across the globe, and lessons, some of which were very hard, were learned. As re-entry planning either begins or continues in earnest, the priority must be to transform learning in ways that provide kids with the best experience possible while ensuring the safety of all. It goes without saying that this is no small feat.

Even Teachers Fail: How to Embrace Mistakes as an Educator

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Being able to embrace mistakes as an educator can provide opportunity to improve

20 Sites and Apps for Special Education

techlearning

Sites and apps for special education that are designed to for teachers, families, and students

How to Make Passion Projects During Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Don Goble created a passion project for him and his students during distance learning. He tells the story of how he brought leading media experts from around the country into his classroom during the time students were staying home during the pandemic.

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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.

Station Rotation in an Era of Social Distancing

Catlin Tucker

Teachers are preparing for an uncertain future. Many are unsure if they will be returning to school on a traditional schedule, a blended learning schedule, or completely online. Teachers are questioning how the instructional strategies they have used in the past will work if students are coming to school on a modified schedule or if they are learning online.

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The Six Competencies that Every Leader Should Model Through COVID-19

Education Elements

There is something about this crisis that has brought out the baker in many. Even the two of us, people who have tried elimination protocols to reduce our gluten intake, have made a few attempts at biscuit and sourdough making. And it’s not just us! We recently learned that King Arthur Flour has seen a 600% increase in demand for their product as home cooks are rediscovering the art of making their own bread. Organizational Leadership & Change Management District Leadership School Leadership

4 Creative Projects to Make Using Google Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Eric Curts shares how we can use docs, sheets, drawings, and slides with creative classroom projects. Eric is author of the new book Control Alt Achieve: Rebooting Your Classroom with Creative Google Projects and we give an overview of what you can do with Google tools. Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast.

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3 ways to design for equity in distance learning this fall

The Christensen Institute

More than nine million students lack internet access. And at some schools, less than half of students participate in remote learning. These startling statistics reveal just how wide the gaps are in equitable learning experiences for all students. But addressing inequity is about more than ensuring access to the internet and devices.

Last Chance for this College-credit Class (MTI 557)

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 557: Building Digital Citizens. starts Monday, June 29, 2020 . Click to sign up. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. Topics include: copyrights, fair use, public domain. cyberbullying. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy.

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.

Upskilling and Reskilling for the ‘New Normal’ of Education

Education Elements

The abrupt shift to distance learning directly challenged the knowledge, mindsets, and skills of our teacher workforce this Spring. Formerly ‘nice-to-have’ skills in digital integration became ‘must-haves,’ traditional classroom management and instructional design methods no longer applied, and everyone was required to embrace a high level of comfort with ambiguity as guidelines and expectations shifted on a weekly basis.

Mathematical Modeling on Trial and the Maths Fix

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The mathematics curriculum of today was created before computers. Conrad Wolfram has written a book, The Math(s) Fix and how AI can be part of this process of learning new math. He says we’re “making humans into third rate calculators instead of helping humans be problem solvers.”

A New Way for Coaches to Strengthen Their Practice

Digital Promise

This post originally appeared on The Keyword. Read the original article here. Educators around the world have been increasingly relying on technology for distance learning. For many, this transition wasn’t easy, and is a reminder that professional development is critical. One way schools can support educators is through instructional coaches, who work hand-in-hand with educators to help them achieve their teaching and learning goals with technology.

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Innovators Creating Prosperity: MAX

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our Innovators Creating Prosperity series, spotlighting organizations across the globe that are positively impacting economic development. The average commuter in Lagos, Africa’s most populous city, spends more than four hours a day in traffic due in large part to the lack of affordable transportation options that require passengers to spend multiple hours on the roads.

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.

Tech Tip #111 Quick Browser Fix

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: Quick Browser Fixes. Category: Internet. Sub-category: Problem-solving. Q: The browser I’m using is quirky. Sites I know should work don’t.

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM can level up and it must begin to include underrepresented communities of women and minorities. Summer is a great time to learn how to do that as you prepare for fall and back to school. Fortunately, TGR Foundation and Discovery Education are partnering to help STEM teachers reach a more diverse group of learners and generate student interest in STEM.

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Using the GEER Fund to Provide Student Connectivity and Devices

Kajeet

As of June 8, 2020, the last day of the extended deadline, all 50 states as well as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia had applied for and received their allocation of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund or GEER Fund, according to Education Dive. The GEER Fund totaling nearly $3 billion make up one of four funding categories dedicated to education under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

8 Goal-Setting Tips for Teachers to Prepare for an Uncertain School Year

Waterford

Last week, we provided you with an overview on the importance of setting goals for the school year and how to set SMART goals as a part of your professional development. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult make a plan for growth when you may not be sure what your classroom or job requirements will look like. Teachers, we’ve put together a list of eight professional goal examples that can help you plan for whatever the upcoming school year brings.

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.

Authentic learning and edtech: A match made in heaven

Neo LMS

Authentic learning is one of the new kids on the block in the field of education. It has emerged as a necessity to shift from the old paradigm in which students reproduce contents delivered by teachers in the classroom and it describes the learning new things by using knowledge in real-life situations and contexts.

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What’s Hot About YouTube in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tyler Daniel Tarver shares some surprising new ways to use Youtube in education. Now YouTube in the class can be a good thing! Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast. For nearly 25 years, the TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods Charity, visualized a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless.

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Dr. Maria Hersey

Catlin Tucker

Maria Hersey is a global educator with extensive experience in educational leadership, international education, social-emotional learning (SEL), curriculum design, and global- mindedness. Currently, Dr. Hersey is the Principal Advisor for Global Education Advisors. Her previous experience includes serving as the Director of Education and Training for The Hawn Foundation where she managed the evidence-based, social-emotional learning program, MindUP.

The promise of a jobs guarantee depends on CBE

The Christensen Institute

COVID-19 and the recent wave of demonstrations have served up raw reminders that the American labor market is lined with deep, inequitable fissures. Even as the month of May saw the astoundingly high jobless rate lower by 1.4% overall, the Black community saw its unemployment rate tick up another 0.1%, all while grappling with higher infection and mortality rates from the pandemic.

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.

Coronavirus Chronicles 038 – International School of Tanganyika

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 check-ins with educators all over. Episode 038 is below. Thank you, Mark Hardeman and Blair Peterson , for sharing how the International School of Tanganyika in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is adapting to our new challenges and opportunities.

College Leaders Must Explain Why—Not Just How—to Return to Campus

Edsurge

Like most people working in or near higher education, I have closely monitored institutions’ plans for the fall semester and waited with bated breath as details about my own university’s plans trickled in. You might say that my interest has bordered on the obsessive. As a professor and scholar of higher education management, leadership and finance, I have read nearly everything about colleges and the pandemic that’s crossed my screen.

S3: A Holistic Framework for Evaluating the Impact of Educational Innovations (Including OER)

Iterating Toward Openness

This fall I’m once again teaching IPT 531: Introduction to Open Education at BYU (check it out – it’s designed so anyone can participate) and today I’m beginning a pilot run-through of the course redesign with a small number of students. I wanted to include a reading summarizing my current thinking on ‘evaluating the impact of OER’ in the course, so I’m letting some thoughts spill out below. This framework will be continuously improved over time.

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Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Although some academic institutions and educational professionals still doubt the high value of eLearning software, technology-based education is no longer a myth. And the Covid-19 pandemic has proved that EdTech and eLearning are integral parts of modern academic reality. Lockdown aside, why are more teachers turning to online educational software? What are the benefits and drawbacks of its everyday usage? Let’s find out.

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.