Sat.Nov 07, 2020 - Fri.Nov 13, 2020

5 Best Practices for Managing Virtual Breakout Rooms

EdTech Magazine

Small group learning is absolutely essential today. In a virtual classroom, the instructor typically does most of the talking when leading a synchronous lesson. Students may find it more difficult to participate or think out loud in this environment.

Striking the perfect balance between online and offline learning


Edtech has always been a fascinating field of study. Teachers and developers alike have jointly explored new ideas and tried new hardware and software in the classroom for decades.

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Integrating SEL in hybrid classrooms

eSchool News

As I navigate this school year, I am keenly aware of the ever-present power of change. Each day seems to bring a new challenge, a new policy, a new online platform, a new protocol, a new expectation, and at times, new quarantines.

Should Coding be a Part of the Modern School’s Curriculum?

Ask a Tech Teacher

As educators struggle with the best way to teach critical thinking and problem solving, coding has proven to be an effective and flexible tool. Is it time to add ‘coding’ to the essential subjects taught at every school?

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.

3 Ways to Activate Genius Mode & Creativity (Even at a Distance) with David Dubczak

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 711 of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 3 Ways to Activate Genius Mode & Creativity (Even at a Distance) with David “Creative Dave” Dubczak.

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How to use Kahoot! with Google Classroom and Google Meet

Ditch That Textbook

Using Kahoot! with Google Classroom and Google Meet makes it possible to play engaging games anywhere with your class. Kahoot! is a fun gameshow-style assessment activity. There are tons of creative ways to review and assess with it. Kahoot! lets students answer questions with their own device.

16 Sites, 3 Apps, 7 Projects for Thanksgiving

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need a few websites and apps to fill in sponge time? Here are Thanksgiving websites that will keep students busy and still teach them: Berenstein Bears Give Thanks (app). Canadian Thanksgiving. Online/Offline Thanksgiving activities. Plimoth Plantation –a field trip of a Pilgrim’s life.

5 Ways to Be Kind Right Now with Houston Kraft

The CoolCatTeacher

We can be kind now in the classroom and online From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How to Be Kind Right Now and Where to Start with Houston Kraft.

The #EndSARS movement is about more than ending police brutality in Nigeria

The Christensen Institute

Image source: Flickr, Steve Eason. If a government chooses to fire live ammunition at citizens who are peacefully protesting, then the social contract between citizen and State is fundamentally broken.

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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.

10 ways to build student relationships from an online teacher

Ditch That Textbook

Even when we don't have face to face connections, we can still build and develop relationships with our students. Here are some ideas. Paulino Brener has taught Spanish online for years.

Tech Tip #11: Four Stages of Keyboarding Growth

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.

Using a Flip Flop Design for the Concurrent Classroom

Catlin Tucker

“I wish I could just focus on one group of students at a time.” ” This is a sentiment I’ve heard repeatedly from teachers navigating the demands of the concurrent classroom.

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.

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.

How to create student blogs in Google Slides (for FREE!)

Ditch That Textbook

Blogs give your students' work an audience. Here's an easy way to set up student blogs with Google Slides. Blogging has really democratized the world of writing. Now, you don't have to pass through a gatekeeper (book publisher, magazine editor, etc.) to get your ideas out there.

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National STEM/STEAM Day Nov. 8th

Ask a Tech Teacher

National STEM Day is November 8 and the unofficial holiday celebrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the United States. Here are some great ideas for celebrating: Ten Ways to Celebrate National STEM Day with NASA | NASA. National STEM Day is November 8 and the unofficial holiday celebrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the United States.

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Conflict Resolution Techniques You Can Use in Your Classroom


Conflict: It’s great for drama, and an inescapable part of human progress, but it can make for fraught situations in the classroom. Conflict can happen even in the most supportive, positive, and open classrooms, disrupting your students’ ability to learn.

4 Tips for Enhancing STEM Engagement in a Hybrid Classroom

EdTech Magazine

COVID-19 upended virtually every aspect of business and society this year. Unfortunately, education hasn’t been spared. But there is an upside to the situation. As we continue to live in a more contactless world, innovation in education prevails.

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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.

Our Theory of Action for Developing Innovative Leadership in Schools

Education Elements

At Education Elements, we know that a leader is critical in navigating a school system through change. This has become abundantly clear as we’ve navigated the COVID-19 pandemic - schools and leaders have undergone and continue to experience a period of immense uncertainty and change.

Blended Learning: Building a Playlist

Catlin Tucker

At the start of a virtual workshop last week, a teacher sent me a note in the chat saying that she wanted to quit. She was frustrated and exhausted. This is a sentiment I’ve repeatedly heard this year as I work with educators who are teaching online, on hybrid schedules, or juggling the demands of the concurrent classroom. I worry about the impact that this moment in education is having on teacher engagement.

Print Versus Digital: We Need Both

EdNews Daily

By Cinnamon Scheufele The Covid-19 pandemic and rapid shift to remote learning have brought forward discussions that have been occurring on the periphery or in the background, at least, for several years. Is there still a role for print materials in an online world?

The State of Educational Technology in a Post-Pandemic World

EdTech Magazine

Some may say 2020 is the year of educational technology. When COVID-19 pushed schools to go remote, educators and students became more reliant on technology than ever before. The transition to this learning environment also revealed new insights on the state of technology in education.

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.

What Families Need Now From the Perspective of a School Parent Liaison

Education Elements

This is a special blog post because not only am I interviewing an expert in family outreach but I am interviewing my mom, Aleida Goetchius, who is truly my first mentor and forever hero. This is a translation of a conversation she and I had about her role as a Parent Liaison in Northern Virginia.

Correctly categorizing the wild west of work-integrated learning technologies

The Christensen Institute

Last month Reach Capital, in partnership with the Transcend Network, released a new market map profiling the rise of work-integrated learning tools in postsecondary, defined as “experiences that integrate academic learning (higher education’s core competency) with practical workforce skills.”

Why Schools Must Explore New Opportunities To Draw Students Into Cybersecurity

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Thomas Russell By 2021, experts predict the world will face a shortage of 3.5 million cybersecurity professionals. In the U.S. alone, the cybersecurity shortage is expected to exceed 300,000 professionals. What does that mean for the country? And what does it mean for the world?

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Pushback Is Growing Against Automated Proctoring Services. But So Is Their Use


The pandemic is changing the way tests and quizzes are conducted at colleges across the country, with the rapid adoption of new tools that proponents say catch cheating, but in ways that many students say amount to an unacceptable invasion of their privacy.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.