Sat.Oct 10, 2020 - Fri.Oct 16, 2020

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.

Design a Choose Your Own Adventure Learning Experience

Catlin Tucker

It’s only two months into the school year, and teachers are exhausted. This year has made everyone, regardless of their years of experience, feel like a brand new teacher. Teachers are designing learning experiences for a range of learning landscapes.

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.

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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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.

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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. —

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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The ‘Enrichment Gap’ Is Widening. Students’ Social-Emotional Development Is at Risk.

Edsurge

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there’s been a lot of discussion about digital equity in U.S. public schools. But the virus has drastically expanded another gap that is key to children’s learning and wellbeing: out-of-school enrichment.

3 ways higher ed can make credit transfer work for learners

The Christensen Institute

Over the summer, Park University invited learners to transfer in for a year of online courses at a discounted tuition rate, after which learners could “easily” transfer back to their institutions.

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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.