Sat.May 02, 2020 - Fri.May 08, 2020

6 Resources for teaching about Artificial Intelligence

Neo LMS

The interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has grown so much in the past few months, with news alerts and updates about how Artificial Intelligence is being used in almost every area of life.

Super Basic: Create a Minecraft Lesson

Teacher Tech

Engagement matters for making a lesson memorable. While nothing is engaging for 100% of students, we do know that Minecraft is very engaging for many students. Heck, I personally spend hours playing Minecraft and lose all track of time.

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Biggest gap year ever? Sixteen percent of high school seniors say they’ll take a gap year

The Hechinger Report

Even as she was applying to college last fall, high school senior Taylor Fang was thinking about taking a year off first to find herself. But her parents didn’t think it was a good idea. This story also appeared in PBS Newshour.

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CUE Announces the Appointment of Three New Board Members

CUE

CUE announced the appointment of three new members to the organization’s board of directors, effective July 1, 2020.

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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.

Let’s Teach in Pajamas Forever

The Jose Vilson

Contrary to my own public activism and advocacy, I propose that we move the nation’s largest public school system into a completely online endeavor forever and a day.

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Long before coronavirus, student parents struggled with hunger, homelessness

The Hechinger Report

NEW YORK — Annisha Thomas is a single mother of two who works at a Waffle House while attending Nashville State Community College.

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Continuing a Digital Transformation with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

Schools across the country rapidly shifted to remote learning due to COVID-19-related closures.

How a Technophobe Learned to Embrace Education Technology

techlearning

Can a teacher who is a technophobe learn to enjoy teaching with technology and even embrace distance learning

Forging a Path Forward: How to Design a Responsive Return Plan

Education Elements

Last summer, I decided to hit the road for a year as a “digital nomad,” giving up my apartment in Brooklyn, consigning my clothes, and storing a few treasured items in the basement of my childhood home.

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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.

50, Fit and Fantastic!

The CoolCatTeacher

How I celebrated my Quarantine Birthday With Joy! From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter This past year, I turned 50, lost 50 pounds, and ran a half marathon. So much has happened recently. Challenges, ups and downs, and joys. We all have them and so do I.

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Here’s a Preview of May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in May: Teacher Appreciation Gifts (for the geek). 12 Tech Tasks to End the School Year. 13 Bits of Wisdom I learned from my Computer (humor). Find Public Domain Images. College or Career? Check out These Articles.

Traits of a Successful Online Teacher

Catlin Tucker

Last week, I had the good fortune of stumbling onto John Savery’s article titled “BE VOCAL: Characteristics of Successful Online Instructors” in which he talks about the unique challenges facing teachers who are working with students in the online environment.

Empowering Students with Technology through Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

Schools across the country rapidly shifted to remote learning due to COVID-19-related closures.

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.

The online edtech that helps educators make distance learning less distant

The Christensen Institute

The ripple effects of COVID-19 have thrust the world into uncertain times, and especially schools and students. As K–12 educators try to adjust to a new reality, many stories in the media note a tension between maintaining academic expectations while also supporting students’ basic needs.

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Teacher Appreciation Week Gifts for the Tech Teacher in Your Life

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teacher Appreciation Week: The First Full Week of May. There’s always been something mystically cerebral about people in technical professions like engineering, science, and mathematics. They talk animatedly about plate tectonics, debate the structure of atoms, even smile at the mention of calculus.

7 Strategies Designed to Increase Student Engagement in Synchronous Online Discussions Using Video Conferencing

Catlin Tucker

One of the primary roles that a teacher plays in an online class is the facilitation of learning. Facilitation is the teacher’s ability to clearly communicate learning objectives and support learners as they make progress toward those objectives.

Storytelling: Bringing the power of stories to your teaching

Ditch That Textbook

Stories draw us in. They capture our attention. When we use powerful elements of storytelling in our instruction, it can transform learning. This post is adapted from a chapter in the original manuscript for my book, Tech Like a PIRATE.

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!

Protecting Kids During and After Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

With more and more schools either extending school closures or completely shutting down for the remainder of the academic year, a focus on remote learning will continue into the foreseeable future.

What You Might Have Missed in April

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of April: Why College Matters for a Successful Career in Tech. 15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy. CoronaVirus–This Week’s Inbox. Stem Education in 2020. How to Assess Digital Literacy. Teaching During #CoronaVirus–An Old Strategy That’s Perfect.

Actionable advice for educators to move to online learning

Neo LMS

At this point, you’ve probably mastered the intricacies of digital conferencing to communicate with your students. You’re getting comfortable with a new schedule, technology, and online grading. But, you still need a little help navigating the seas of e-learning.

Zoom Fatigue? Try Our Best Practices for Virtual Classroom Facilitation

Education Elements

In a single month in 2020, the unthinkable happened. Students in all 50 United States were impacted by school closures. Districts pivoted to short-term responses and initial guidelines for at-home learning.

EdTech at School

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

Tech Like a Pirate: 10 things you’ll find in the book

Ditch That Textbook

Can classroom technology help us create a memorable learning experience? In Tech Like a PIRATE, you'll get tons of practical ideas and inspiration. Here's a glimpse. Before I wrote Tech Like a PIRATE, I read this: "Don't just teach a lesson. Create an EXPERIENCE!"

World Password Day — It’s Coming!

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the most important yet underwhelming international events is coming up the first Thursday in May (in Canada, it’s March 15th). What is it?

Homemade masks, workarounds, and opportunities to innovate

The Christensen Institute

Step outside, and chances are you’ll see someone donning a mask. Though guidelines for their use vary from mere recommendations to mandates, demand for masks has remained constant as people seek to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.

Cultivating a Culture of Learning

Education Elements

While the author of the quote isn’t certain (many attribute it to acclaimed management consultant Peter Drucker), the saying “culture eats strategy for breakfast” is commonplace in organizational management circles.

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.