Sat.Jul 04, 2020 - Fri.Jul 10, 2020

5 Ways to Help Kids Improve At Math

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We can help children improve their math skills. Dr. Carrie Cutler is the author of “ Math-Positive Mindsets: Growing a Child’s Mind without Losing Yours.

42 Distance Learning and Inspiring Resources for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Over the past months, many educators have been sharing resources, best practices, and more about distance learning.

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How We Began Online Learning Successfully

The CoolCatTeacher

Reflections from the trenches From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we began distance learning, I started writing and reflecting. I wrote this piece back in March as this began and in the hustle and bustle, I didn’t publish it.

Redesigning for an Anti-Racist Classroom Series - Step 0

Education Elements

In the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by the police, demonstrations have taken place across all 50 states and several US Territories , including Puerto Rico, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

8 Ideas Designed to Engage Students In Active Learning Online

Catlin Tucker

I’ve spent the last four months working with teachers all over the country (virtually, of course) as they navigate the uncharted waters of online and blended learning. The majority of teachers I have spoken with did not enjoy their initial experiences with distance learning.

Don’t Forget About Educator Safety When Reopening Schools

A Principal's Reflections

We are all in the midst of some very challenging times, regardless of our profession. When it comes to education, schools are grappling with reopening safely here in the United States. There are no easy answers or choices here.

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Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

As the word focuses on the pandemic, one organization is focused on the weather

The Christensen Institute

For millions of people living in East Africa, the Middle East, and West Asia, the coronavirus pandemic may not be the most severe setback of 2020. Instead, it’s locusts. Since the beginning of the year more than 450 billion of the grasshoppers have ravaged homes and devastated crops in these regions.

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How to give feedback to students in the online learning environment

Neo LMS

The educational process has suffered major changes in the past few months due to the pandemic that has spread around the globe. For many educators and students, this has been a bumpy road. But teachers are resourceful, students are resilient, and education can’t just stop.

Lessons on Return Planning: From District Leaders for District Leaders

Education Elements

A bank teller, Jeff Bezos, and a Starbucks barista walk into a.school district reopening planning session. No, really.

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Tech Tip #21 How to Make a Small Window Big

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

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Three critical considerations for teachers to adopt technology

The Christensen Institute

As many educators across the country struggled to adopt technology tools in the rush to remote learning over the last several months of the school year, teachers are reporting that their ability to effectively use technology has improved markedly.

Exploring new ideas and skills in the summer

Neo LMS

We have definitely experienced a challenging couple of months in the world and in our roles as educators. The summer break is the time to focus on taking time to reflect, relax, and recharge.

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What Does Onboarding Look Like in our New Normal?

Education Elements

What makes people stay at their jobs? What makes people leave? At a time when 20% of teachers say they’re leaving next year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to hold on to as many great teachers as we can.

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What You Might Have Missed in June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of June: Internet Safety Month–Rules to Live By. Tech Tip #93 Shortkey for Find. Looking for Summer Activities? Try These. In Love with Space? Here are Great Websites to Take You There. Tech Ed Resources–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum.

Now is the moment to lean into student agency

The Christensen Institute

With summer and fall planning top of mind for educators across the country, one stubborn challenge is students’ online attendance and engagement—or, precisely, the lack of it. In many schools and districts, half or less of their students participate in remote learning.

Actions for White Education Co-Conspirators

Digital Promise

“The Underground Railroad is considered by many to be the first great freedom movement in the Americas and the first time that people of different races and faiths worked together in harmony for freedom and justice.” . Dr. Bryan Walls, Freedom Marker Essays.

Reimagining Learning for All Students through Universal Design

Education Elements

“There has to be a better way!” I remember a character on a movie or TV show I watched as a youngster constantly repeating this phrase and it’s been ingrained in my mind ever since.

Happy July 4th (and Happy Canada Day)

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s America’s birthday and I’m celebrating. My Army Sergeant son is in Japan–Okinawa. My Navy LT CDR daughter’s in the DC area. I thank both of them and all those soldiers who fought for America’s uncertain future so long ago. God be with all of us.

How Parent Empowerment Can Change Your Classroom for the Better

Waterford

Did you know that when parents play an active role of their child’s education, academic achievement improves, students are more likely to feel confident and self-motivated, and chronic absenteeism drops?

How COVID revealed the general hospital’s fatal flaw

The Christensen Institute

The pandemic highlights a point Clayton Christensen made over ten years ago: the predominant business model of general hospitals is not sustainable. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, many hospitals have been losing money.

Being You in the “New” Workplace

Education Elements

I'll be honest here--after my college years, any chance of me being a dedicated night owl pretty much flew out the window. Late-night five-page papers in Courier New font were only temporary. Now, when I stay up late, it is usually a result of an itch I need to scratch.

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CUE Welcomes New Director of Academic Innovation

CUE

CUE is pleased to announce the appointment of Director of Academic Innovation, Joe Marquez. Joe will officially assume the role of Director of Academic Innovation for the EdTech organization on July 13th.

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10 Young People Who Changed the World to Add to Your Class Curriculum

Waterford

When we think about modern-day heroes to teach in class, it’s often people who made a difference when they were well into their adult years. But young people can—and often do—make a serious impact on the world.

Coronavirus Chronicles 041 – Academia Cotopaxi

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 check-ins with educators all over. Episode 041 is below.

Enhancing Curriculum through Google Earth

EdTechTeacher

Google Earth was originally released 19 years ago. It is a powerful tool that allows users to navigate the globe using satellite images. Originally a free desktop application, Google Earth is now even more accessible with a web-based version (currently available on Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Edge).

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Five reasons re-opening will not be enough to save many child care centers

The Hechinger Report

Children at Pyrena Hui’s child care center in San Francisco, California, participate in an art activity. Credit: Pyrena Hui. America’s child care providers, who care for roughly 12 million children under age 5 every day, have been devastated by the coronavirus crisis.

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As Colleges Move Away From the SAT, Will Admissions Algorithms Step In?

Edsurge

Back before the internet made it possible—and popular—for people to document their lives in real time, teenagers found themselves preserved between the pages of their high school yearbooks—forever young.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 040 – Washington Middle School

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 check-ins with educators all over. Episode 040 is below.

Teachers Are Suddenly The Frontlines In the Fight Against COVID

TeachThought - Learn better.

Should schools open this fall? An even better question would be, "What is the best way to educate children during a pandemic?". The post Teachers Are Suddenly The Frontlines In the Fight Against COVID appeared first on TeachThought. Education Coronavirus