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Music, Academics, and Keyboarding–Transferrable Skills

Ask a Tech Teacher

Bill Morgan is a frequent contributer to Ask a Tech Teacher. Today, he is sharing his experience and research on how keyboarding skills benefit other topics I found this every interesting: Finger Dexterity. Transferable Keyboarding Skills. Dr. Bill Morgan, Ph.D.

Asynchronous vs. Synchronous: How to Design for Each Type of Learning

Catlin Tucker

This school year will look very different for most teachers. Some are beginning entirely online and others are returning to school on a modified schedule where they will only see students in person a couple of days a week.

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Strategies to Foster Discourse and Collaboration in Remote Learning Environments

A Principal's Reflections

The past couple of months have been challenging for educators, to say the least. However, in the midst of it all, there have been opportunities to take a critical lens to practice in the efforts to effectively pivot to a remote world and successfully implement hybrid learning models in the near term.

A 4 Part Distance Learning Instructional Framework that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Doug Fisher has some great ideas about how to schedule break-out rooms, practice time, and other hard-to-manage areas of distance learning. Sponsor: This show is sponsored by Advancement Courses.

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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.

Tech Tip #118–Top 10 iPad Shortkeys

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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IT Challenges Schools Face


IT will continue to play an increasingly important role in how teachers teach and how students learn.

20 interactive PowerPoint activities to add awesome to classes

Ditch That Textbook

PowerPoint lets students collaborate and display ideas effectively. Create animation, story books, video galleries and more. Here are 20 ideas for using PowerPoint in your classroom.At one point, creating a PowerPoint presentation to show to the class was cutting-edge classroom technology.

Teacher-Authors–Do You Write Fiction?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teacher-authors–do you write fiction? And it feeds my soul in the same way that teaching does. Click to view slideshow. Two of my novels– To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days –are tech thrillers so fit well into my geeky tech-teacher world.

How Leaders Can Create a Sense of Belonging for Teachers Returning to School

Education Elements

Welcome back, educators and leaders, to a school year like none we’ve encountered before!

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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.

5 Benefits of online learning for educators


Online learning utilizes technology to connect students and educators. Research and Markets predicted that the online education market will reach $230 billion by 2025 , and it’s possible that COVID-19 will further increase the popularity of online learning.

The Remote Learning Checklist: Tools, tips and ideas

Ditch That Textbook

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, many teachers were sent scrambling. How do I teach? What do I assign? How do I do this remotely? What a difference it makes to have a summer to prepare. Setting up your classroom to succeed remotely can rely on a lot.

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Facing the Disconnect: College Students and Online Learning

Digital Promise

This past spring, college courses were forced online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How did this sudden transition affect students’ satisfaction and engagement with their courses?

"It keeps us all safe" and Other Lies Used to Spirit Murder Black and Brown Children

Education Elements

What a time to be alive. Many of us, particularly educators, are wearing hats we never even thought to try on before. I think of the everyday woman who now has multiple full-time jobs: her actual job, parenting, and remote learning management of her children.

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.

4 Focus Areas For Successful Remote Leading

The Web20Classroom

The whole reason we are even talking about remote learning is because science tells us the way we stay safe is to stay home.

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Fall Semester is Here. Now What?


Digital Learning Digital Divide WiFi for Students distance learning Higher Education Online Learning Hybrid Learning

How to Center Equity in Undergraduate Digital Learning

Digital Promise

The COVID-19 pandemic caused postsecondary institutions to abruptly transition many of their spring 2020 courses to digital learning. While we know the seemingly overnight shift from in-person to remote classes was unplanned and unprecedented, it was also unequal.

How Can Teachers Support Student Mental Health During COVID-19?

Education Elements

As teachers everywhere gear up to go back to school in various settings this Fall, one thing is for certain: they need to be prepared to deal with a number of issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, chief among them being impacts to student mental health.

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.

‘A failure to thrive’: Closing a college

The Christensen Institute

As COVID-19 has led to the shuttering of physical campuses and many institutions are seeing shrinking enrollments this fall, the prediction that Clay Christensen and I made in 2013 in The New York Times that at least 25% of colleges and universities would close, merge, or declare exigency over the next couple decades has felt even more relevant.

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Building Social Connections Through Virtual Learning


Developing strong student-teacher relationships is an important part of effective teaching and learning and has been shown to lead to better student outcomes. Unfortunately, it is a somewhat overlooked skill. Here we talk about building social connections in a virtual learning or distance learning environment – why it is important, the challenges inherent in doing it virtually, and what teachers can do to build and strengthen virtual connections with and between their students.

FSI Global Online School Is Hiring Innovate Educators Now

EdNews Daily

Finnish Schools International, A Global Online School is calling for innovative teachers to co-design, co-teach, and co-own their new online school. FSI GO is a Global Online School that provides world-class education to children around the world at an affordable price.

What Do Students Need Right Now?

Education Elements

In an effort to reconnect with students to truly understand their experience with virtual learning and what they will need from their teachers going forward in an educational landscape irrevocably impacted by this year’s events, we decided to embark upon a two-week long empathy interview tour with students themselves.

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.

A market creation story: Brazil’s Nubank

The Christensen Institute

“The financial engine for half the world’s jobs is about to seize up,” is how Michael Schlein of Accion, a financial inclusion nonprofit, put it. As the pandemic forces micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) across the globe to shut down, many will struggle to reopen.

Why edtech plays a big role in future-proofing education


A version of this post was originally published on August 3, 2020, in Right Strat Online. After many weeks of lockdown, schools around the world are now caught up in what feels like endless discussions regarding their reopening.

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God’s Plan (A Requiem for Wendy Menard)

The Jose Vilson

On November 29, 2016, we had a Single Session workshop for the entire Math for America community entitled “A Continuing Conversation: Race, Equity, and STEM Education.”

Making the Leap: A Strategy for Continuous Online Distance Learning in Rural Schools

Education Elements

Planning Amidst Change. Aim small, shoot small,” is an old saying that many of us who occasionally enjoy a round of target practice embrace. But in our case, planning small for how to serve kids during this pandemic, simply was not going to work long-term.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.