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3 Tips for Building Community Online

Catlin Tucker

Last week, my class of teacher candidates explored the topic of building an online learning community. We talked about the importance of nurturing a learning community over time and providing regular opportunities for students to engage with each other to build relationships.

Opening the Door For Inclusion: A Guide

Education Elements

At the beginning of last week, my colleagues Purvi Patel, Dave Hardy, and I were excited to welcome leaders participating in our inaugural cohort of the Systems of Educational Equity Development ( SEED) Fellowship after a well-deserved break and launch the beginning of our INCLUDE sessions.

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4 tips for blended learning success

eSchool News

This school year (and likely the early part of 2021) continues to look different for each and every school, and even if those schools are in the same district.

5 Fun Science Experiments Kids Do at Home

Ask a Tech Teacher

Getting ready for extra time with kids? Here are five great ideas that are energizing and motivating: 5 Fun Science Experiments Kids Can Do at Home. All children are born scientists. Until education – or spoilsport parents – ruins them.

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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.

Learn How to Overcome Your Self Limiting Beliefs

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 714 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sometimes our own beliefs can limit our ability in the classroom – these are called self-limiting beliefs.

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Feeding a Science Education Revolution: Micro-credentials for OpenSciEd Facilitators

Digital Promise

It seems simple. We just need two things: great instructional materials designed for the latest research in science education, and transformative professional learning to advance instructional practice and get the most out of the materials.

2021, I Resolve…

Ask a Tech Teacher

New Years–a time for rest, rejuvenation and repair. A time to assess life. Do we settle into our routine, enjoy where it’s headed, or is it time to grab our purse, iPhone, car keys, and get out of there? As a teacher-author, New Year’s Resolutions are more of a To Do list.

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Virtual Bulletin Boards: How School Counselors Connect with Kids Today

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 715 with Emma Tagariello From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. School counselors and teachers are working to creatively and authentically connect with students in both face to face, distance, and hybrid environments.

The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom

Neo LMS

This post was originally published in eSchool News , on December 14, 2020. The United States, just like most countries across the globe, witnessed the life-altering impact of coronavirus first-hand. In particular, students and educators saw their usual routine completely turned upside down.

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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.

A Turning Point For People and Planet

Digital Promise

As we enter 2021, and what our partners at the UN SDG Action Campaign are calling a “turning point for people and our planet,” we are excited to announce the launch of a new round of MY World 360°. Immersive Stories Inspiring People Everywhere to Take Action.

15 Diverse Books for Kids to Include In Your Classroom Library

Waterford

It’s crucial to provide your students with books that explore a diverse breadth of identities and experience for two reasons, both of which tie into equity and access. First, it makes sure every student in your classroom feels that they have a voice and belong.

A market creation story: Vivenda

The Christensen Institute

This piece was co-authored by Christimara Garcia, a volunteer at the Christensen Institute and founder of Catalyze Innovations Initiative, a Brazilian market-creating innovation action tank.

How Administrators Can Support Remote SEL

EdTech Magazine

“Maslow before Bloom,” the concept of addressing basic human needs before academic learning, is emerging as a mantra in contemporary education — and for good reason.

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.

How Are Educators Continuing Powerful Professional Learning Online?

Digital Promise

In June, the Edcamp Community joined our Digital Promise family. The Edcamp Community supports educators to organize and participate in participant-driven professional learning designed by and for educators.

Let’s talk a good game: Mining talk shows for classroom engagement ideas

Neo LMS

Although teaching during a pandemic has presented many new challenges, educators were searching for ways to keep students engaged and motivated during class long before 2020. Distance learning, however, has added the additional obstacle of a digital device between teachers and students.

What COVID-era learning looks like in 144 innovative schools around the country

The Christensen Institute

Across the country, COVID-19 has made redefining the status quo an imperative for K-12 schools. But with little to no state and federal guidance about high-quality options for learning during a pandemic, school leaders urgently need ways to learn from the struggles and triumphs of their peers.

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Q&A: Adam Miller on How to Build a Team of Tech-Savvy Educators

EdTech Magazine

Administrators at the School District of Palm Beach County have been working for years to develop a workforce of educators who not only are eager to innovate in the classroom but who also are skilled enough to coach and support their peers.

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.

Inspiration from the Resilience of Educators

Education Elements

As we watched the events at the Capitol unfold on January 6th, like many, our team jumped into crisis response mode. A planned all-day, company-wide training and retreat was canceled, as we checked in on teammates in the D.C.

New Approaches to Instructional Technology Coaching

Digital Promise

When suddenly propelled into distance learning last spring, educators rose to the challenge to meet the needs of students and families.

U. of Florida Asks Students to Use App to Report Profs Who Don‘t Teach In Person

Edsurge

Administrators at the University of Florida are so concerned that professors will refuse to teach in person this semester that they’re asking students to use an app to report any professor who teaches online instead. And some professors are outraged by the tactic.

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Ways to Simplify Cybersecurity Systems in K-12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

If there’s one principle to remember about cybersecurity, it’s that complexity is its greatest enemy. Complex systems are hard, if not impossible, to secure.

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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.

The untapped parent potential: How COVID has activated families and why schools should take heed

The Christensen Institute

Alarm bells of the COVID-19 slide have activated parents to organize and redesign their children’s learning experiences in unprecedented ways. Many parents are continuing to reject school reopening plans to instead opt into microschools.

‘It’s just too much’: Why students are abandoning community colleges in droves

The Hechinger Report

Kamarree Williams had been on a path to college since before he learned long division. A 2020 high school graduate from Marin City, California, Williams had entered an after-school college prep program, Bridge the Gap, when he was in third grade.

Do Instructional Videos Work Better When the Teacher is On Screen? It Depends.

Edsurge

As the pandemic has forced more teaching online, plenty of instructors have been trying to figure out the best way to keep students’ attention and interest with lecture videos or Zoom sessions.

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Stronger Together: How Collaboration Leads to Better Remote Learning Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

With the rush to virtual schooling, districts nationwide have been looking for ways to expand student connectivity. Officials in Palm Beach County, Fla., called in the cavalry to help.

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.