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How to teach with empathy in today’s climate

eSchool News

“No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.” This quote from Dr. James P. Comer highlights the importance of strong teacher-student connections, along with the key role that teaching with empathy plays in the classroom.

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Cybersecurity is Still Paramount for Schools

edWeb.net

By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. Beyond just the ability to pivot and be prepared for any type of learning, the pandemic has brought new concerns with “Zoom bombing” and increased outside access to school networks.

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How to manage assessments in the blended classroom

Neo LMS

Technology is part of our daily lives. Schools have taken big steps towards using online resources and tools, but we can expect online learning to have a more important role in students’ education due to the pandemic. Variations of blended learning were applied in classes before.

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New Micro-credentials Focus on Timely Topics for Distance Learning

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials allow educators to continue their professional learning on their own schedule, without having to leave their homes. This flexibility makes micro-credentials an ideal form of professional learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

Upgrading the Remote Learning and Hybrid Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

These unprecedented and uncertain times have spawned a paradigm shift in the way teaching and learning are conducted.

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How to minimize cheating in online assessments

Neo LMS

Academic dishonesty is a touchy subject. From college admission scandals to exam cheating, it affects all schools in one way or another.

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The Tale of Two Suns

Education Elements

The pitter-patter of toes on our wooden floors, reminiscent of a spring rain pinging against a tin roof, grow louder as they approach our bedroom door. A moment of silence occupies the space as our door slowly opens.

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Rundown schools forced more students to go remote

The Hechinger Report

Yvette Alston-Johnson was seething when she got the news. Children in Paterson, New Jersey would not be allowed to go to school in-person this fall, while many of their peers in predominantly white and affluent suburbs would return. This story also appeared in PBS Newshour.

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Student Wellbeing: Helping Students Help Themselves

EdNews Daily

By Julian Fagan and Ian Fagan The Coronavirus pandemic and ensuing challenges from school and society closures have heightened awareness about the growing dangers to the safety and wellbeing of our students. Our natural response in this situation is to leap in and protect these students from danger.

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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).

English Learners: Four Principles for Principals

MiddleWeb

Principals are the creators of school culture. Through their words, actions, and policies they can assure ELLs’ success. The work teachers need to do with language learners can’t be done without principal support. Tan Huynh offers 4 principles for school leaders to adopt.

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How to Spot Fake News Classroom Poster

Educators Technology

A few days ago we published on our Facebook page this beautiful visual featuring some interesting tips to help you spot fake news. The visual is created by IFLA and is available for free download in.read more

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Schools bring mindfulness to the classroom to help kids in the Covid-19 crisis

The Hechinger Report

Middlesex School students in Massachusetts share their observations after a 10-minute guided meditation. Credit: Jena Brooker for The Hechinger Report. Doug Worthen guided his small class of ninth graders at Middlesex School through an exercise designed to focus their attention.

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Giving Thanks

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik Every year, I publish a column somewhere in the education press around the time of the Thanksgiving holiday with a “What are You Thankful For” theme.

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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.

Password Protect Your Google Forms

Teacher Tech

Google Forms allows you to toggle on and off accepting responses. However, sometimes you do not want to turn off responses but rather restrict who is filling out the Form. Create a Short Answer Question Add a short answer question to your Google Form asking for the password.

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AI chatbots are helping students navigate college admissions

eSchool News

High school students across the state of Texas have a new resource to guide them through the college application process in the form of an AI chatbot.

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OPINION: Community colleges are helping students more than ever in the pandemic

The Hechinger Report

Each of Northern Virginia Community College’s six campuses has a food pantry , which some students rely on for half their weekly meals. At the Community College of Philadelphia, some 70 percent of students have a full-time advisor they can meet with virtually.

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By Definition: Real K12 Leadership Now

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen Really good leaders have uncanny abilities to do true estimates of what it takes to win. That is what defines a consistent winner and therefore great leader.

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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.

SUPER COOL Badge Game Updates

Teacher Tech

Looking for ways to engage students? Try some gamification and choice. I have added some features to my Badge Game template that I hope will make it easier and more fun. Template New Features I updated several new features to the Badge Game Change the game colors.

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3 reasons social-emotional learning is of paramount importance

eSchool News

These are certainly unprecedented times, and as we close out 2020, it is of the utmost importance to ensure that relationships are top of mind for everyone. With the abundance of disruptions this school year, one important component of learning remains critical: social-emotional learning.

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OPINION: Now is not the time to put college plans on hold

The Hechinger Report

As a fall semester transformed by the Covid-19 pandemic continues, a startling trend is emerging: Students, especially those from low-income backgrounds, are leaving college at an alarming rate.

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Podcast: Recovery from a Lost Year of Reading Achievement

EdNews Daily

Tens of thousands of school leaders are realizing they may have lost a year of progress with students.

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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!

Game Board Template in Google Slides

Teacher Tech

Create a gameboard with Google Slides to engage your students. The post Game Board Template in Google Slides appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Gamification Google Slides gamification google google slides slides

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The 6 C’s of Cybersafety: How to Keep Students Safe Online

EdTech Magazine

Distance learning has made the digital presence of students more prevalent than ever. Educational technology is now a staple of most learning experiences. Combine that with social media identities, and the digital footprint of today’s students has become almost as important as the real thing.

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3 ways to actually promote equity in education

eSchool News

In 2018, I had the opportunity to meet Minnijean Brown-Tricky, one of the Little Rock Nine.

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Using Gradual Release in Remote Learning

MiddleWeb

For years teachers have used the gradual release model to shift ownership and responsibility by degrees from themselves to students. In a remote setting, gradual release is often even more important, as students need structure to learn. Barbara R. Blackburn shows how.

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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.

Can Games Power Up Student Engagement in an Online/Hybrid Classroom Setting? By @MsBDuncan

Teacher Tech

The behavior of play has long been an essential tool for learning. The post Can Games Power Up Student Engagement in an Online/Hybrid Classroom Setting? By @MsBDuncan appeared first on Teacher Tech. Gamification

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Remote Learning Is Not Going Away Soon. This Is How to Make It Better.

Edsurge

With this latest—and largest—surge of coronavirus infections in the United States, K-12 schools that hadn’t yet reopened for in-person learning now see few paths to do so in the near term, and many of the schools that were offering some face-to-face instruction are now pulling back into full-time remote learning.

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OPINION: Let’s welcome a ‘first professor’ to the White House

The Hechinger Report

The country is about to see a first lady grading community college papers. Credit: Instagram. Michelle Obama was once asked by People magazine what it was like to travel with Jill Biden on Air Force One. Jill is … oftentimes she’s grading papers,” the former first lady answered.

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