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To Engage Young Kids in Remote Learning, Start Simple

Edsurge

Like millions of teachers around the country, Katie Gardner is still adjusting to an online workflow—and so are the families of her students. Gardner, who teaches kindergarten to English learners in Salisbury, N.C.,

How To Teach From Home, Pain-Free

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Tips and tricks for remote lessons

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Digital ethics for kids

eSchool News

iKeepSafe , a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safe digital landscape for children, schools and families, recently launched the sixth installment of the Faux Paw the Techno Cat narrated e-book series, Faux Paw and the Unfortunate Upload.

How to Address Data Privacy During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

The country saw a massive shift to remote learning in the past month as school districts were confronted with mandatory closures due to COVID-19. Many are navigating uncharted waters, especially those pushed to quickly create and implement e-learning plans for the first time.

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.

8 Tips To Improve Your Online Classes

EdTechTeacher

A guest post by Maggie Brennan. Below are helpful tips to teach effectively to maximize learning, keep the attention of all the students, and manage various problems. This article is especially useful for teachers with little experience in online learning environments.

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College in the time of coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

This story also appeared in American Public Media. College students across the country are not having the spring semester they expected. From campus closures to online classes, the college experience has changed dramatically due to the threat of Coronavirus.

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NextStep Raises $3.6M to Support an Industry in Need: Health Support and Caregivers

Edsurge

Education isn’t the only industry to see experimentation en masse with distance learning.

When to Teach Online Classes Live and When to Let Students Learn on Demand

Edsurge

When Elizabeth Self starts teaching her 11 a.m. class via Zoom, she has to remember that it isn’t 11 a.m. for all of her students.

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Keeps kids engaged with free one-a-day brainteasers

eSchool News

MindAntix, a learning company that provides all students with the opportunity to build creativity and problem-solving skills, announced it is releasing a weekly set of free brainteaser activities to support at-home learning.

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 You Might Have Missed in March

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of March: Tips to avoid plagiarism. College classes in blended learning. New book from Ask a Tech Teacher: Iquiry and PBL. How to Eteach in a COVID-19 Pandemic. 2020 Edtech trends. Why teach poetry?

10 Remote Learning Practices to Avoid

A Principal's Reflections

Educators, schools, and districts have earnestly rolled out remote learning plans to support students and fill in gaps as a result of extended closures.

Offline Choice Boards: How Are You Integrating Offline Learning into Your Online Class?

Catlin Tucker

Schools in California will not reopen this year. Teachers are scrambling to move their offline courses online to ensure that students continue learning for the remainder of the school year.

Novel HyperDocs: 25 ready to use units for your class

Ditch That Textbook

Novel HyperDocs take the old curriculum guides we know and turn them into engaging blended learning units of study. Here are 25 ready to use novel HyperDocs for your class.

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.

18 Easter Sites For Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. To non-Christians (or non-traditional Christians), that event signifies a rebirth of spring that is filled with joy and gifts — and chocolate!

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Why Teacher Self-Care Matters and How to Practice Self-Care in Your School

Waterford

Because teaching is such an intensive job, educators can greatly benefit from learning about and practicing self-care. Unfortunately, teachers may worry that taking care of themselves can lead to self-absorption and distract them from their students.

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Health and Wellness Choice Boards for Teachers and Students

Catlin Tucker

On Saturday, I wrote a blog sharing an offline choice board teachers can use to blend offline activities into their online classes. On Twitter, Barbara McInnes suggested teachers add a wellness activity to their offline choice boards.

Classroom video calls. You can do this. Here’s how.

Ditch That Textbook

Chances are, you're already doing video calls in your personal life. Using them in the classroom is easier than you might think! Here's how.Chances are, you’re already using video calls in your personal life. You FaceTime your far-away family or Skype friends from other countries.

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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.

15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

When kids read that America’s $23 trillion+ debt is accepted by many experts as ‘business as usual’, I wonder how that news will affect their future personal finance decisions. Do they understand the consequences of unbalanced budgets? The quandary of infinite wants vs. finite dollars?

My Amazing Movie Poster: Free Project Plan to Teach Graphic Design

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students can be filmmakers in this fun, engaging project that teaches graphic design, photography, the prototyping process and more.

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Shaun Woodly

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Dr. Shaun Woodly, who is a decorated K-12 teacher, university professor, author, and speaker.

COVID-19 Calls for Edtech Accountability

Digital Promise

At Digital Promise, we value educators’ work and expertise. Educators inspire us as they continue to serve students through online learning.

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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!

#CoronaVirus–This Week’s Inbox

Ask a Tech Teacher

Most of us are only a few weeks into teaching remotely. It’s still chaotic, messy, but we’re trying to make it work. We have the will, just need the way. Lots of education companies are stepping up to make that possible.

CHART: School Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Version 01)

Dangerously Irrelevant

It has been illuminating to listen to school leaders share how their systems are responding to the needs of their students, staff, and communities during the global pandemic.

Design Amazing Online Learning Experiences Quickly with These Choice Menu Templates

Teacher Reboot Camp

Design is especially important in online learning and one key to student motivation and engagement. Designing an engaging online experience doesn’t have to take a lot of time. If you are new to distance learning, then templates are the way to go!

How to use design thinking in the classroom

Neo LMS

Design Thinking: The phrase has become ubiquitous at education conferences and during professional development. With the rebellion against standardized tests and “one-size-fits-all” schools, design thinking has become, for some, the antidote to the industrialization of education.

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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.

Subscriber Special: April–Free Lesson Plan

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. April. Free Lesson Plan. Click this link; apply code FREELESSONPLAN. Do something fun with students in this challenging educational environment! Questions? Email askatechteacher@gmail.com.

What’s Going to Happen with K-12 Education?

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen Schools, Districts and companies selling to them have questions, and forebodings. There are two lines of thought: In the Fall, things will get back to normal. Then in about eighteen months, budget cuts are coming for K12 everywhere, with the exception of approximately $13.5

Coronavirus Chronicles 011 – Liberty Public Schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 011 is below.