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How to teach critical thinking skills online

eSchool News

This story on how teaching critical thinking skills online during the COVID pandemic, originally published on April 29, was eSN’s No. 8 most popular story of 2020. Check back each day for the next story in our countdown.

Two Great Digital Libraries for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post we are sharing with two of our favourite digital libraries for kids. These are platforms where kids can access tons of books for all reading levels. Collections include picture books,read more

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Four Key Lessons on Addressing Equity in Schools

Insight Education Group

It’s almost impossible these days to read an education article, watch the news, look at social media, or even have a conversation with a friend or colleague that doesn’t somehow touch on racial equity.

Engaging Students Right From the Start

User Generated Education

I, like many of you, have been doing remote teaching since March, 2020. I am a student-centric, hands on/minds on teacher.

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.

I’ve Got an Idea?? Digital Brainstorming Tools for Students!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! My students love doing any learning when they get to brainstorm on their desks with a dry erase marker.

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Happy Holiday!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ll be taking a few weeks off–until after the New Year–to edit/format my website, work on projects with a deadline, prioritize life, and wish my two adult military children could come home to visit.

Challenges Create Opportunities

A Principal's Reflections

" Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. " - Joshua J. Marine I love working with educators.

Virtual Student Jobs, Roles, and Duties

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students love being trusted with responsibility. They want to help. When students help you allow their peers to celebrate them and learn from them. During remote and distance learning student helpers can really help you manage a lot more.

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How Responsiveness Led Us Through 2020 - and the Past Decade

Education Elements

2020. I became a mom this year. My daughter Emily Ruth was born on April 1, 2020. My husband and I knew immediately that she was going to be a mix of wicked and wise, given the birthday she chose: April Fools Day - so perfect for 2020.

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).

What every teacher should know about the hexagonal approach to learning

Neo LMS

In a quest to find innovative ways to stimulate learning, teachers often try to reinterpret patented theories. One of these reinterpretations is the hexagonal approach to learning.

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How to Teach Divergent Thinking Skills in the Classroom

Waterford

To solve a problem they are struggling with, some students need only to “think outside the box.” This tactic is called divergent thinking, and it gets students to come up with several answers to a question and decide which is the best, most useful one.

Virtual Student Jobs, Roles, and Duties

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students love being trusted with responsibility. They want to help. When students help you allow their peers to celebrate them and learn from them. During remote and distance learning student helpers can really help you manage a lot more.

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Where Did Education Fail Us?

The Jose Vilson

In my final reflection for the semester of my doctoral studies (don’t ask me how it’s going), I considered what it meant to get an education. Over and again in this space, I’ve considered how there’s a big difference between schooling and education.

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.

Gauging the Reality of Emerging Tech in Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

As virtual reality becomes more prevalent in K–12 educational spaces, developers continue to create content that enables students to partake in a host of realistic and fantastical simulations.

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Teachers, cafeteria workers and school bus drivers should be next in line for the Covid vaccine

The Hechinger Report

Technicians measure doses of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 in Arlington, Virginia. Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images.

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I’ve Got an Idea? Digital Brainstorming Tools for Students!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! My students love doing any learning when they get to brainstorm on their desks with a dry erase marker.

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15 Sites for Finding Images and Clip Art for Education

techlearning

These top image and clip art sites provide an extensive supply of moderate- to high-quality visuals for cost-conscious schools

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.

Protecting Students from Cyberbullying in the Virtual Classroom

EdTech Magazine

With kids spending more time online than ever, many teachers are witnessing an increase in cyberbullying among their students in online classrooms. In a recent report, L1ght analyzed communication on millions of websites, discussion boards and gaming platforms.

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OPINION: Why school shutdowns are a disaster for science classes

The Hechinger Report

Despite mounting evidence that schools are not turning out to be major incubators or vectors of Covid-19 transmission, New York City shut down its public school system in November. Such closures have a disastrous impact on education in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math.

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Tons of Engaging Lesson Templates for Incredible Student Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! If you are a teacher who uses Google Classroom then you know how easy it is to assign a template of a Slide, Spreadsheet, Doc or Drawing for students to complete. Even if you don’t use Google Classroom.

3 ways to foster a positive social environment online

eSchool News

This year is unlike any other. 2020 is truly unprecedented in how countless aspects of our lives have completely changed. For many students across the country, this means trying online schooling for the first time. The same rings true for the teachers who are leading them.

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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!

How K–12 Schools Are Expanding Tech Support Along with Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

Since the shift to remote and hybrid learning, many parents have found themselves playing the role of tech support — a job they aren’t always prepared for. At the same time, school help desk teams are already stretched thin trying to support student and teacher IT needs during distance learning.

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OPINION: New York City’s new middle school admissions will test white parents

The Hechinger Report

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Find the Right Tool to Inspire Your Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! The good news is there are thousands of digital tools and apps (many free) to support teachers, students and families. The bad news is there are thousands of digital tools.

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How to help struggling readers during online learning

eSchool News

This story on supporting struggling readers online, originally published on June 30, was eSN’s No. 5 most popular story of 2020. Check back each day for the next story in our countdown.

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.

How to Build Teacher Capacity for Mobile Learning Through Peer Coaching

techlearning

New training model ensures preservice teachers will effectively implement mobile technology

PROOF POINTS: Number of students enrolled in job-focused degree programs dropping by double digits

The Hechinger Report

The pipeline for future workers in high-end manufacturing and other hands-on fields, from homeland security to firefighting, has sprung a giant leak during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Encouraging Students to Set Goals for the New Year

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! The first step in student ownership of their own learning is goal setting. We can help students identify what they know, how they want to grow and commit to plans to making this happen.