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How Teachers and Parents Can Be Better Allies

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.

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A data-driven look at COVID learning loss

eSchool News

Students across the country have missed months of school due to COVID-19 and are entering another year that’s shaping up to be anything but normal.

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Not all corruption is created equal

The Christensen Institute

In 2011, someone broke into my sister’s office at the university where she teaches in Nigeria. Thankfully, the person was caught, arrested, and charged.

Smiling Behind the Mask: Face to Face School and SEL

The CoolCatTeacher

Fourth Grade Teacher Erica Boomsma Talks about Face to Face School From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Smiling Behind the Mask: Face to Face School and SEL with Erica Boomsma Erica Boomsma is in South Dakota where they have been teaching in face-to-face school for the last four weeks.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

Introducing the Center for Inclusive Innovation

Digital Promise

As a Black woman working in the education sector, I sometimes wonder how I made it through the education system, considering the odds that are stacked so high against a Black child in the United States. I have to look no farther than my ancestors, grandparents, and parents for the answer.

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How to Create Effective Learning Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

Educators have been working valiantly to make either remote or hybrid learning work. In the midst of this challenging time, we have seen innovative practices embraced more at scale.

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Game show classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live and Gimkit

Ditch That Textbook

The best features of game shows can be used to review and teach in the classroom. Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live, and Gimkit can help. See their pros, cons and what makes them different.As

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Surprisingly, 15-20% of the population has a language-based learning disability and over 65% of those are deficits in reading. Often, these go undiagnosed as students, parents, and teachers simply think the child is not a good reader, is lazy, or is disinterested.

The Power of Networks in Education Innovation

Digital Promise

For the past six years, Digital Promise has convened a national network of Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters)—leaders working to collaborate outside the traditional silos of sector and institution to design and implement transformative learning tools and programs in their communities.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

A Teacher's Guide to Collaborative Family-Teacher Relationships

Education Elements

I moved a lot with my multi-cultural family as a kid. If you know me, you know this because I talk about it often. And this experience significantly impacted the way I view the world: I know what it means to be both a guest and a host, to speak the regional tongue fluently and not at all.

5 Ways in which educational videos enhance online learning

Neo LMS

Education experts have been talking about the rise of remote learning for years and years. However, it’s only recently that it has become not only widespread but nearly compulsory, as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned it into the only possible way for safe learning.

Digital Citizenship Week–Oct. 19-23–Here’s What You Need

Ask a Tech Teacher

October 19-23, 2020 is Digital Citizenship Week. Here are resources from Ask a Tech Teacher and Structured Learning that will help you learn how to teach digital citizenship to your students.

Open Educational Resources

Wisewire

There are many resources available online for educators to use in the classroom or for distance learning.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!

Are the kids ok? Four guiding questions—and metrics—to help ensure student well-being

The Christensen Institute

Just months after schools abruptly shut their doors this spring, parents’ cries of mental health declines among their children echoed through social media.

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Blended Learning and Project Based Learning… Taking the PBL Gold Standards Online

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to what I think is an exciting post filled with PBL ideas to support the Gold Standards. PBL is a natural fit in any combination of face to face, elearning, and a blended environment.

HS Seniors: What do you know about Search Engine Algorithms?

Ask a Tech Teacher

As High School seniors prepare to graduate, many will choose something about computers for their job or continued studies.

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Be Kind (to Yourself), Unwind!

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke For the past decade, I have been advocating for the integration of social-emotional learning and screens in schools. I never imagined that we would be living in 2020 when families are forced to make the choice between face-to-face and online classes due to a pandemic.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

Looking to improve hybrid and remote instruction? Consider student-directed learning.

The Christensen Institute

Among its many trials, the year 2020 has brought a swift and massive shift to remote and hybrid instruction. These models are not entirely new, but adopting them in such short order to address the necessity of social distancing has not been easy.

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Organic Work-Life Fusion and More with Fall CUE Featured Speakers AdaKat

CUE

Guest Blog Post by Fall CUE Featured Speakers Adam Juarez and Katherine Goyette We are honored and excited to return to FallCUE, where we tied the knot two years ago. No, for real, we got married on stage, officiated by Jon Corippo himself!

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Subscriber Special: October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. October. If you aren’t a subscriber to our newsletter, sign up here. Then get your monthly freebies! This month: 10% off anything on our website. Questions? Email askatechteacher@gmail.com.

Why decades of trying to end racial segregation in gifted education haven’t worked

The Hechinger Report

Maddie and Amari tackle the challenge of creating an Arctic shelter in the Olmsted #64 gifted and talented class. Credit: Danielle Dreilinger for The Hechinger Report. BUFFALO, N.Y. —

The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Drones: High-tech? Yes. Disruptive? Maybe not.

The Christensen Institute

If you’re looking to get your prescription delivered to you in the midst of COVID-19, maybe look to the skies. In April, CVS, in partnership with UPS, launched a pilot program to deliver medication via drone to residents of The Villages, a retirement community in Florida.

Richard Mayer Has Spent Decades On Educational Research. Here are His Pandemic Teaching Tips.

Edsurge

Richard Mayer is one of the most influential educational researchers: His theory of multimedia learning is widely cited, and his resulting principles for how to design learning materials have become a kind of gold standard in the instructional design world.

3 Minute Timer – Google Slides

Teacher Tech

You can use Google Slides to create a timer. I created a slide for every second. Click here for the Google Slides file. Publish to the Web Use the File menu in Google Slides to choose “Publish to the web.”

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OPINION: The invisible toll of mass incarceration on childhood development

The Hechinger Report

Every Sunday morning for five years, K. packed up her son, M., filled a bag with books and snacks, and took the bus to 26th Street and California Avenue. Infamous to Chicagoans, the intersection is home to the Cook County Jail. Mother and son entered the facility, sent their belongings — even M.’s

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8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.