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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SoapBox Labs gives voice to the obstacles, opportunities of remote learning

The Christensen Institute

For several years, the emergence of voice recognition has intrigued many with its potential to transform learning environments. At the same time, skepticism has surfaced. People have struggled to envision the use cases for voice recognition tools.

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.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning School-Issued Devices

EdTech Magazine

With a hybrid education model, which includes both in-person and online classes, students and teachers are likely to use the same devices at school and at home.

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.

3 Steps Colleges and Universities Can Take to Improve Campus Conditions Amid a Pandemic

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Brian Miller College enrollment was down this fall due to fears of COVID-19. To their credit, many schools did adopt innovative measures to promote safety. Purdue University, for example, put testing protocols in place and installed Plexiglas barriers in classrooms.

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.

Four ways to seal education’s missing link during COVID-19

The Christensen Institute

This fall when students returned to school, many faced a heretofore unimagined reality: their rooms at home were now one and the same as their homerooms at school. This shift now magnifies a long-standing challenge in K–12 education: the interdependence between home and school.

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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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.

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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How IT Teams Can Better Manage Devices for Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

With the shift to remote learning, many school districts have encountered an unprecedented challenge. How can they best manage the flood of new devices connected to their networks? Students at home may be using Chromebooks or tablets.

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.

From DC Chancellor to Edtech Founder: Kaya Henderson on Her New Venture in Culturally-Relevant Education

Edsurge

When it comes to education experience, few can match the versatility and scope of Kaya Henderson. She has served as a teacher, worked with Teach For America and the New Teacher Project, and served as the Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools for six years.

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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.

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.

#ISTE20 Live: Sessions on Equity and Online Learning Top Agenda

EdTech Magazine

The annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) shares a key trait with most the nation’s schools: Everything is happening online. ISTE20 Live kicks off Nov. 29 on what organizers describe as a “custom-built virtual platform.”

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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Shifting Teaching From What They Might Become To Who They Are Today

TeachThought - Learn better.

I began to focus on seeing students for who they are rather than all of the things that they one day might become. The post Shifting Teaching From What They Might Become To Who They Are Today appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Whole Child

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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.

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.

How Assistive Technology Is Supporting Students Through the Pandemic

EdTech Magazine

Adjusting to a rigorous curriculum, learning new skills and understanding the nuances of classroom learning are just a few of the many pressures students face.

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.

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.

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.