Sat.Dec 05, 2020 - Fri.Dec 11, 2020

10 Google Classroom time savers for teachers

Ditch That Textbook

Google Classroom can already make us more efficient, but these tips can save you even more time and effort. If you and your students are using Google Apps in the classroom, Google Classroom can save you tons of time and effort. It helps you assign, collect, grade and return work seamlessly.

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How to do more with less screen time

Neo LMS

One of the nicest advantages that some students enjoyed about the spring version of online learning was the relaxation of the bell schedule. However, the attempts to squeeze normalcy into an extraordinary situation removed that luxury in most cases this fall.

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Pandemic Principals Provide Perspective

EdNews Daily

By Jamie Bricker This is the latest in a monthly series on the impact of Affective Leadership in the school system. Affective leadership is all about working with people, rather than trying to work through them or simply going around them.

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New Cohort Opportunity for Designing Powerful Learning Experiences

Digital Promise

In September, Digital Promise launched a series of events to support educators with continuing and growing maker learning opportunities that meet the needs of learners through distance learning and beyond.

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.

Social and Emotional Learning Resources and Tools to Uplift Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More than ever we need to focus on student wellness. We can encourage students to reflect on the emotions they are feeling and identify and validate these emotions.

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Is optimism the key to excellent teaching?

Neo LMS

In the ‘60s, most learning science researchers agreed that students learn by association and reinforcement, ignoring the individual factors that influence learning.

Innovating in emerging markets: Estimating a customer’s willingness to pay

The Christensen Institute

Before 19th century American innovator and businessman, Isaac Singer, developed an efficient sewing machine for the masses, experts at the time told him his business would fail.

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Level Up Your Virtual Teaching with Screencasting Tools!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! The transformation to virtual learning means teachers now act as the tech support for students and parents who are also new to virtual learning. Screencasting tools are a lifesaver for virtual instruction.

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6 Unplugged Activities for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Hour of Code–December 7th-12, 2020–is a time when teachers show students why they should love-not-fear coding and students find out that these activities — often seen as geeky or impossible — aren’t. They’re actually fun.

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.

Feedback is Needed More Than Ever

A Principal's Reflections

I think we can all agree that this school year has been unlike any other and not for the best of reasons. The pandemic has upended the entire education system as schools have moved to remote, then hybrid, and back to remote in some cases with no end in sight.

Is this the moment in history when K–12 school systems get disrupted?

The Christensen Institute

With COVID-19 cases again on the rise, schools are once again closing their doors this year. Meanwhile, the toll on many educators, students, and families feels crushing. It may be the biggest understatement of 2020 to say that the pandemic has thrown K–12 environments into turmoil.

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Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks to Elevate Instruction

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Many teachers are feeling overwhelmed with the sudden transition to digital lessons and online teaching.

10 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Over the next week, I’ll share ideas that will get you ready for Hour of Code. This includes (links won’t work until the articles are posted) : Hour of Code? Here’s why you should participate. Long list of websites by grade. 10 Unusual Projects.

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.

ISTE20 Live: Smart Technology Offers a New and Fun Approach to Language Learning

EdTech Magazine

As we look ahead to the future of K–12 education, there’s no doubt that technology will continue to play a vital role in the way students learn.

Celebrating Culturally Diverse Winter Holidays in the Classroom

Waterford

For many students, December’s an especially memorable time of year, with winter activities, pageants, and classroom parties during the days before break. In much of America, it can be easy to focus only on the Christmas holidays.

Highlight Incredible Learning with a Newsletter

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! As the first semester ends this is the perfect time to send a newsletter showcasing the amazing learning that takes place in your classroom! Parents will be able to see and appreciate all the work and care you dedicated to their children.

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Subscriber Special: 40% Discount!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. December 5th-31st. Any K-8 Technology Curriculum Teacher Manual only $15.59 (40% off) when purchased from the Ask a Tech Teacher Google Play Store. Use this code: 47QRM6W5QVDWE.

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.

ISTE20 Live: Fostering Empathy and Equity in the Remote Classroom

EdTech Magazine

The 4-year-old in the photo is wearing a tan suit with a complementary tie. His broad smile shows a full set of teeth. And now, the man who was that child says the photograph still makes him smile as well. The suit, the smile, it lights up my face every time I see it,” said Quentin J.

A Conferencing Strategy for Online, Blended, or Concurrent Classes

Catlin Tucker

When I began my career in education, I believed the value I brought to the classroom was my subject area expertise cultivated as an English major at UCLA and my pedagogical expertise honed while working on my teaching credential and Masters in Education.

Facilitate Learner Autonomy with Student Choice Menus

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Student choice engages learners and also promotes learner autonomy. Thankfully, many teachers have designed incredible choice menus and boards that are free to copy and edit.

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Redesigning for an Anti-Racist Classroom Series: #2 Discipline Policy

Education Elements

The systems that teachers and leaders design and implement in schools are all impacted by the biases of their designers. We have to design explicitly for our marginalized students and to do this, we need to first understand the way our own power and privilege impact what we believe is best for kids.

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.

What Biden’s health plan needs in order to foster innovation

The Christensen Institute

Now that the election is over, the spotlight is shifting from “who will win” to “what policies will the winner enact.” As always—but even more so amid a pandemic—healthcare is on the nation’s mind. A cornerstone of Biden’s plan is creating a public option for insurance.

Thinking Routines Part 2: Driving Deeper Thinking Online

Catlin Tucker

In a previous blog, I shared a collection of thinking routines developed and published by Project Zero at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. These routines are incredibly effective structures to encourage students to think more deeply about ideas, concepts, processes, and issues.

Get Them Moving with Brain Breaks!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Sitting in front of the computer for long periods of time is unhealthy for both teachers and students. One quick way to add movement is with a brain break.

Microsoft Teams Adds Breakout Rooms!

TeacherCast

The day educators have waited for all year has finally arrived! Today, Microsoft has officially launched Breakout Rooms for Microsoft Teams. The feature is pretty awesome and it's pretty easy to use and set up. How To Create a Team Breakout Room? Step 1.

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.