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Teaching SEL skills in online education

Neo LMS

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process that helps kids and adults alike to understand and manage their emotions so that they can develop positive and meaningful social relationships.

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3 ways to forge teacher-student connections during COVID

eSchool News

New research highlights the adverse effect the COVID-19 pandemic is having on teachers and students across the country–and it also underscores the importance of teacher-student connections.

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10 post-COVID policy issues facing education

eSchool News

A new report from the Aurora Institute examines the top 10 K-12 education policy issues that have surfaced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Traveling to America’s Heartland!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I am out of pocket the rest of this week and next. I’m visiting my wonderful sister in the rural Marion Indiana. I can’t wait to live a measured, natural life for at least a week where we can veges, check on her bee hives, and eat indoors at a restaurant!

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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.

Back to Basics: Lesson Planning for the Concurrent Classroom

Catlin Tucker

Teachers juggling the concurrent classroom with some students physically attending class and others joining remotely via video conferencing are trying to balance the demands of teaching in two learning landscapes simultaneously.

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15 ways to create unforgettable multimedia with Adobe Spark

Ditch That Textbook

Creating great images, pages and video can spark students’ interest in learning. Adobe Spark makes that possible for free. This post is written by Claudio Zavala Jr., an edtech and creative media consultant based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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Time is What Teachers Need Right Now

A Principal's Reflections

At first glance, this post's title might be perceived that hybrid learning is not working in many districts and schools. I can state unequivocally that it is based on firsthand experience coaching in schools the past couple of months.

Video Games for Relationship- and Team Building

User Generated Education

I had the privilege of taking a workshop on Fortnite Creative facilitated by Steven Isaacs. I decided to take this workshop because I knew that many of my students (3rd-7th grade gifted students) were playing Fortnite.

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New Certification for Edtech Products has Unique Learners in Mind

Digital Promise

With many schools undergoing distance learning or operating in hybrid environments due to COVID-19, edtech tools are being used more broadly as a fundamental part of teaching and learning. Many products, though, are being elevated as primary or core resources with limited information available about the research backing each design.

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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).

How to make an FAQ page for parents and students

Ditch That Textbook

An FAQ (frequently asked questions) can save us time and provide resources for parents and students. Here's how to make one. As educators we field a LOT of questions -- from students and from parents. When is that permission slip due again?Can Can I turn that assignment in late?What

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Leveraging R&D to Spark Innovation in Your School District

Education Elements

At the core of innovation in companies leading the way in developing solutions for the future is a Research and Development team, more commonly known as R&D. This is where insight and inspiration are translated into creative and impactful solutions.

6 Ways in which an LMS is central to an effective e-learning strategy

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on July 2, 2020, in Open Access Government. In the context of the pandemic, many schools and universities turned to virtual learning environments as the only way of ensuring some continuity of education during these times of crisis.

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Making the Most of Distance Learning: 7 Tips to Share with Parents

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and Learning Heroes have teamed up for a special blog series that explores how teachers and families can use technology to work together and facilitate learning for students of all ages. The series centers on the experiences of teachers and parents and provides family-focused tips and resources to support children’s academic progress, social-emotional development, and overall well-being.

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.

Help Your Students to be Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

By Nancy Conrad When people think of student entrepreneurs, the first that come to mind are the stories of moguls like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, who dropped out of university to create some of the most profitable companies in the world. And while their success is impressive and should be recognized, that type of fame and fortune can make the narrative about the journey and the experience seem unattainable to most.

50 Fall Door Decoration Ideas for Your Classroom

Waterford

Decorating your classroom (or, for virtual teachers, background space) for autumn is an easy way to bring a smile to your students’ faces. If you’re still teaching in person in some capacity, fall door decor can be great for keeping spirits high. Looking for some festive and simple fall door decorating ideas? We’ve got you covered. These fall-themed decorations are sure to delight your students all season long!

100 Search Engines For Academic Research

TeachThought - Learn better.

From science databases to document collections and more, here are 100 of the best search engines for academic research. The post 100 Search Engines For Academic Research appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Our Most Popular Veteran Teacher

Strapped for students, colleges finally begin to clear transfer logjam

The Hechinger Report

Lebanon Valley College recruited transfer students this year by promising that their general education courses would count toward a degree — something that doesn’t usually happen. You’re welcome here. And so are your transfer credits,” its recruiting materials say.

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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.

Podcast: Using an A.I. Avatar in Hybrid Learning

EdNews Daily

In this episode of the EduJedi Report Podcast, Host and Learning Counsel CEO LeiLani Cauthen discusses avatars used with artificial intelligence for asynchronous teaching and professional development.

Student Choice Is More Than a Buzz Phrase

MiddleWeb

Kids need the opportunity to make choices about what they learn and how they learn it, writes Alex Valencic. This doesn’t mean education becomes a free-for-all. It’s a call to action for us to know our students and help spark a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

Trashketball: The Hyflex Learning Version Game with @EastonA1

Teacher Tech

Above all, this would be so fun, and we all truly need that to continue to be a part of our learners’ experiences! The post Trashketball: The Hyflex Learning Version Game with @EastonA1 appeared first on Teacher Tech. Activity Collaboration

PROOF POINTS: Slightly higher reading scores when students delve into social studies, study finds

The Hechinger Report

A September 2020 study from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found that elementary school students who studied more social studies, including geography, history and civics, scored higher on fifth grade reading tests. Credit: Jason Bachman/Flickr.

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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!

What If Schools Viewed Outdoor Learning as ‘Plan A’?

Edsurge

Over the summer, photos began to circulate of children, bundled in warm coats, mittens and thick hats, reading books at their desks, outside, in the New York City winter. And eating lunch at their desks, outside, in the New England winter. And in the Chicago one, too.

Teaching 7th Graders Social Media Literacy

MiddleWeb

Media Literacy is a new elective course at Jeremy Hyler’s middle school this year, and he’s excited to be teaching it. Could there be a more urgent time?” Hyler shares some of his 7th grade course design, includes his key resources, and reports on the first five weeks.

Google Classroom: Create an Attendance Check In and Schedule It

Teacher Tech

Every day I add a question to Google Classroom asking students to indicate their attendance. Create Question Google Classroom is designed to be organized on the Classwork tab. Click on “Classwork” at the top and use the “Create” button to choose “Question.”

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Remote learning has been a disaster for many students. But some kids have thrived

The Hechinger Report

John was having some trouble in class. This story also appeared in The Christian Science Monitor. The seventh grader had been diagnosed with ADHD and a language disorder that makes processing verbal and nonverbal cues a challenge.

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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.

5 Good Tools for Visual Note Taking

Educators Technology

Have you considered the power of visual note taking in your online instruction? Well, if you have not you should. Visual note taking will help enrich your teachable content and facilitate your remote.read more

Making access and equity a reality for diverse students

eSchool News

Large school districts in different parts of the United States have now developed systematic ways to increase diverse students’ access to advanced courses, and the districts are also providing other important aspects of equity, including an education that prepares the students for 21st century careers.

5 Time Saving Tips for Teaching with Spreadsheets

Teacher Tech

It’s my birthday and everyone knows no one loves a spreadsheet more than I love a spreadsheet! Here are 5 things you can do with a spreadsheet that will save you time! 1) Automatic Numbering Spreadsheets recognize a pattern. Highlight the pattern and grab the fill square to drag the pattern.

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