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The Challenge of Connecting in the Age of COVID

Ask a Tech Teacher

I met Kiana Berkman in this traumatic time of moving teaching home through an invigorating discussion on education and how it’s changing. Kiana and her tutoring agency ( Berktree Learning Center ) were already ahead of the curve on that.

A year of purpose

The Christensen Institute

As COVID-19 shutters physical campuses nationwide, today’s high school and college students are experiencing their generation’s crucible.

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Learning in the Year 2040: Looking Forward, Acting Now!

EdNews Daily

By Ryan Schaaf What will the future of education look like, and how do we get there? What and how should future generations learn?

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses

Edsurge

Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

From private to public school: A college counselor straddles an economic divide

The Hechinger Report

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. When California schools closed on March 13 in response to the coronavirus, college counselor Brad Ward didn’t know it would be the last day she’d see many of her students at Terra Linda High School.

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Silver Lining for Learning, Episode 06: Making sense of our last 4 guest episodes

Dangerously Irrelevant

Episode 06 of Silver Lining for Learning was our first opportunity as hosts to come back together and make sense of what we had heard from our first round of guests. We talked about Episodes 02 through 05 and had an enthusiastic discussion about a variety of topics. Happy viewing! Related Posts.

What to Do Right Now If You Are Looking for a Job in Edtech

Edsurge

The numbers are stark: After weeks of “sheltering in place,” U.S. unemployment has soared.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 022 – Grossmont Union High School District

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 10-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 022 is below.

Higher Ed Shouldn’t Be a Lottery. But 4 Million Students Just Drew Losing Tickets.

Edsurge

In the lottery of economic timing, my brother drew a bum ticket. On the day of his college career fair—September 15, 2008—Lehman Brothers collapsed.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Subscriber Special: May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Discounts on Select Print Books. Any of these books: $25.99. Kindergarten Technology Curriculum. 1st Grade Technology Curriculum. 3rd Grade Technology Curriculum.

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

There is so much pressure on teachers as more and more schools close for the academic year as a result of COVID19. With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. It hasn’t been easy for them to say the least.

Strategies to Celebrate Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week

Education Elements

Teachers have a tremendous impact on the learning and lives of their students and communities, and planning a unique and powerful teacher appreciation week is one way to celebrate their incredible contributions.

Add Audio & Video Instructions to Help Students Navigate Work While Learning Remotely

Catlin Tucker

When teachers introduce tasks or assignments in the classroom, they often provide both text and verbal directions. They have the luxury of holding up papers or projecting online assignments to show students exactly what to do.

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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.

169 Tech Tip #164 Parts of a Website

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.

20 ways to use Pear Deck to engage students

Ditch That Textbook

Pear Deck flips the traditional lecture by actively engaging students in real-time. Ask questions. Students answer. Want to use Pear Deck in your class? Here's how. The standard lecture has plenty of detractors, and rightfully so.

New MY World 360° Playlist and Open Invitation

Digital Promise

Since launching in March 2018, MY World 360° has screened 19 immersive stories at UN events around the world. Today, we are proud to add eight new projects to this growing playlist of media to inspire positive action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

How competency-based education can help the nation recover from COVID-19

The Christensen Institute

The pandemic has taken everyone’s carefully-laid plans and schedules, crumpled them up, and tossed them in the garbage. To paraphrase Dr. Anthony Fauci, we are all on the virus’ timeline now. . This has been a jarring change in every category of life, with higher education being no exception.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

End of Year Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

From our files, here are great articles about activities popular at the end of the school year: 5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year. The end of the school year is a time when both students and teachers alike are distracted by thoughts of vacation, sleeping in, and no deadlines.

The Balance: Distance Learning–Mini-episode #2

Catlin Tucker

The Balance is now available on Spotify ! It has been six weeks since California ordered residents to shelter in place. I have not left my home for anything other than the occasional trip to the grocery store.

Coronavirus Chronicles 023 – Dhahran 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 10-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 023 is below.

As cities axe summer youth work programs, here are alternatives to consider

The Christensen Institute

In today’s lexicon, “dog days” conjure dreamy images of lazy canines and humans alike, basking under the summer sun.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

May–Military Appreciation Month–God Bless Our Soldiers

Ask a Tech Teacher

As many of you know, I have a daughter in the Navy and a son in the Army. I love them both and live every day worried. But through it all, I appreciate what they are doing to make America what so many need it to be. I love America. I love our military. I love my daughter and son.

COVID as catalyst for digital transformation 

Perry Hewitt

It’s both hard and easy to believe that the sentiment “Digital will become the core” still attracts a lot of attention in 2020. It’s hard to believe: Isn’t that the pivot we have all been making for more than twenty years?

Building and Sustaining a Remote Work Culture

Education Elements

Schools were asked to transition everything they would normally do within their school walls to a virtual environment overnight.

5 Traps That Will Kill Online Learning (and Strategies to Avoid Them)

Edsurge

For perhaps the first time in recent memory, parents and teachers may be actively encouraging their children to spend more time on their electronic devices.

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.