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7 Must-Have Features for Online Learning Platforms

EdTech4Beginners

You can find a wide variety of learning platforms on the internet. Online learning complements and sometimes even replaces traditional classrooms. It serves multiple needs of teachers and learners due to its flexibility.

Maintaining resilience through COVID-19

eSchool News

People fear the unknown more than they fear change–and teachers, students, and parents don’t necessarily want to rush back to “normal” education unless education leaders can tell them what “normal” will look like.

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How Leveraging Curiosity May Keep Students Engaged From Afar

Edsurge

Faith Bongiorno began her teaching career as an “art-on-the-cart” educator. But that changed one day when her son told her he wanted to participate in FIRST ? League, a robotics program created through an alliance between FIRST ? For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and LEGO?

20+ tips for using Canvas LMS

Ditch That Textbook

Canvas is a full-featured learning management system, and when I say "full featured", I really mean FULL featured. In fact, to illustrate the point. I like to compare Google Classroom to an airport. It's the way to get to the destinations of your dreams.

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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.

Save Time with The 5 Minute Lesson Plan with Ross McGill

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about resources and methods you can use to save time! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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New BIPOC-Led Coalition to Address the Impact of Educational Inequities

Digital Promise

On Friday, January 22, the Biden-Harris Administration released an executive order calling for the development of interagency plans for safely reopening schools.

Slow Pivots — What’s Driving the Change to Reimagine School Schedules?

Education Elements

School schedules and use of time are one of the few remaining relics of the industrialized learning model. Even when most schools moved to virtual learning in March 2020, many organizations replicated the existing bell schedule and instructed teachers to move their onsite instruction online.

Overcome, Learn, and Excel at Engage 2021 on February4

The CoolCatTeacher

Join me and other education innovators on February 4, 2021 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Join me and other education leaders at the upcoming online conference Engage 2021 sponsored by Kognity.

9 Great Websites to Inspire 3rd Graders

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great list of age-appropriate, safe websites that will inspire third graders whether they’re in your classroom or at home: Riding the Wind with Kalani. Weather Websites. Wild Weather Adventure. All About Americ a. USA Puzzle. 360 o views from around the world.

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.

Digital Promise Appoints Jean-Claude Brizard as New President and Chief Executive Officer

Digital Promise

Digital Promise’s board of directors has appointed Jean-Claude Brizard as its new president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective March 1. Brizard succeeds Karen Cator in the role and will assume day-to-day leadership of Digital Promise while also joining its board of directors.

20 Schoology tips to save you time

Ditch That Textbook

With all of the features that Schoology boasts as a learning management system (LMS), you can be well on your way to creating some exciting learning opportunities. You can also be well on your way to something else. Overwhelm.

4 Scenarios for the new normal of education

Neo LMS

Education is undergoing a historical moment. We may not notice the magnitude of the changes brought by the pandemic, but it’s obvious that things are not going to be the same.

5 (free) Shortkey Posters

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. This month: . –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Comments are closed but feel free to contact me via Twitter (@askatechteacher).

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.

Diversity in the Classroom, Part 1

Wisewire

As society moves toward greater understanding and acceptance of diversity, many teachers are faced with a challenge: how can I include more diversity in my classroom?

Misbehaving kids: Problems to be solved, or problem-solvers?

The Christensen Institute

Last fall, I argued that school districts ending police contracts won’t change students’ experience of discipline by swapping in new hires.

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Teaching in the Concurrent Classroom: Four Strategies to Make it Work

Catlin Tucker

On Thursday night, I presented a 30-minute webinar with AJ Juliani for educators focused on the concurrent classroom.

5 Tips for Better Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

With remote learning now the norm in many school districts, K–12 cyberattacks are at an all-time high, and IT staff are working around the clock to strengthen their defenses. Eastern Carver County Schools in Minnesota has a more comprehensive approach to cybersecurity than most school districts.

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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.

Classes in Remote Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. They include all the ebooks, videos, and other resources required so you don’t spend any more than what is required to register for the class.

Building Learning Habits with SplashLearn

Kleinspiration

In the world of ipads, youtubes, disneys and everything else in between, how can we as parents and teachers keep children interested in learning? How can we build and nurture a desire for learning?

Need Inspiration Designing Station Rotation Lessons for your Math, English, History, or Science Class?

Catlin Tucker

As teachers navigate online learning, hybrid schedules, or the demands of the concurrent classroom, I’ve recommended the station rotation model.

The Pros, Cons and Lessons Learned from Schools that Do Virtual Snow Days

EdTech Magazine

Traditional snow days — and the excitement they evoke as kids wait for that early morning call — could be going the way of the overhead slide projector once commonplace in school districts across the U.S.

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.

Accelerating prosperity through the Market-creating Innovation Bootcamp

The Christensen Institute

This piece is co-authored by Dina Sherif, Executive Director of the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT. 2020 was an incredibly difficult year with the COVID-19 pandemic exposing the precarious economic foundation in most emerging economies.

A Shockingly Simple Way to Improve Online School

Edsurge

When Nettie Johnson fired up her first online class for her fifth graders in Topeka, Kansas last March, she knew they were flying by the seat of their pants. She had her laptop and Wi-Fi “but it was really difficult because if I was sharing my screen, I couldn’t really see the kids.

20 Types Of Questions For Teaching Critical Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

What are some of the most common types of questions? What are the categories of questions? This led to many dozens of answers. The post 20 Types Of Questions For Teaching Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Inquiry Questioning Terry Heick

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FETC 2021: Classroom Tech Helps Schools Manage the Transition to Virtual and Hybrid Learning

EdTech Magazine

Trying to adapt to learning environments that are both remote and hybrid in nature can create a lot of disruption for classrooms in the short term. In the long term, however, it creates opportunities to build stronger technologies that can reinvigorate the educational experience

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.