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How to Build a Summer Reading List for Your Incoming Students

Waterford

School may be out, but it’s still important to keep students reading and learning over the break. Assigning a summer reading list to your incoming students can be a helpful way to prepare kids for the next school year and limit literacy-related summer learning loss. We’ve put together a few tips on how to create a summer reading list that will prepare students to enter your classroom ready to learn.

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10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

Waterford

The COVID-19 crisis is changing the educational landscape, often in unpredictable ways. It’s tough to know exactly what the upcoming school year will look like, but by keeping up on current trends in the educational sphere, you can return to school next year informed, whether you’re in a classroom or teaching at a distance. We’ve rounded up 10 educational trends and issues you should keep an eye on and consider researching for your classroom.

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Are Schools Ready for What Comes Next?

A Principal's Reflections

At the beginning of 2020, no one could have foreseen the impact of the pandemic. In the face of a myriad of obstacles, educators have stepped up to implement remote learning to get through the remainder of the academic year. Now schools are either winding down or starting back up depending on where they are located in the world, as the pandemic still has a grip globally.

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Assessment and Grading in Distance Learning – How to Get Better

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Thomas Guskey shares insight on assessments From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Assessment expert Dr. Thomas Guskey reflects on the positives and negatives of assessments during distance learning. He also gives advice about how he thinks schools can improve their assessments this fall to focus on learning.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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How Student Agency Can Ease the Pain of Remote Learning and Teaching

Edsurge

With summer and fall planning top of mind for educators across the country, one stubborn challenge is students’ online attendance and engagement—or, precisely, the lack of it. In many schools and districts, half or less of their students participate in remote learning. Many students are unable to participate virtually due to resource constraints. For those who can, it’s become abundantly clear that grades alone are insufficient to motivate learning.

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Racism, Consumerism, and a Conversation With My Son About the Future of Diversity

Edsurge

My wife and I made a vow before becoming parents to be strategic and intentional with the images, songs and information our children were exposed to. In a world constantly at war with itself regarding the truths and falsified narratives powered by the clicks and scrolls of our digital devices, it was important to establish an intellectual foundation built on love, humanity and respect for all before introducing them to more complex issues like bigotry and hatred.

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What Educational Leadership Looks Like Today with Dr. Joe Sanfelippo

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Leadership in this season is difficult. Dr. Joe Sanfelippo talks about partnering with parents, the message he’s sending to his community, and how we move forward from this challenging time towards the fall. Note from Vicki: The focus of this episode is specifically pandemic related as it was recorded two weeks ago.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 030 – Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High 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 check-ins with educators all over. Episode 030 is below. Thank you, Jeff Palladino , for sharing how Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School in the Bronx, New York is adapting to our new challenges and opportunities.

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In Love with Space? Here are Great Websites to Take You There

Ask a Tech Teacher

Space units are always exciting. Part of it’s the history, but a lot is that space is our final frontier, a wild untamed land that man knows so little about. Now that Elon Musk’s SpaceX has safely delivered American astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time in almost a decade, the fever of excitement over space couldn’t be higher.

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A mis niños y niñas especiales: To my special students

User Generated Education

This is a love letter to you, my special, smart, and beautiful students. You have touched my heart so deeply and profoundly that words cannot adequately convey how much you mean to me. I write this note, so you know the hopes and dreams I have for you. You come to a school that is known as a Title 1 school meaning that a lot of students at our school come from economically disadvantaged families.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamsons Principles Post-Pandemic: Technologys Central Role in Modern Edu

This white paper examines and proposes revisions to the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" introduced by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1987 for today's technology-driven world.

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Mastery Learning Excellence at a Distance

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Rae Hughart gives fantastic ideas for tracking student learning mastery. She shares how she has applied these techniques as she has taught sixth grade math to 150 students at a distance. She also gives ideas for how to level up this summer to improve things for the fall.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 032 – Futures Lab

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 check-ins with educators all over. Episode 032 is below. Thank you, Scott Elias and Kelly Williams , for sharing how the Futures Lab program in Fort Collins, Colorado is adapting to our new challenges and opportunities.

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Looking for Summer Activities? Try These

Ask a Tech Teacher

This summer will be different than other summers. COVID has changed how we address summer PD so I’ve collected the most popular AATT articles on how to spend your education time this summer. Pick the ones that suit your purposes: 6 Must-reads for This Summer–2020 edition. Summer for me is nonstop reading — in an easy chair, under a tree, lying on the lawn, petting my dog.

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3 Reflections and Considerations For Teaching and Learning In 2020

The Web20Classroom

In March 2020 nearly the entire world’s education systems were thrown into the unknown when the COVID-19 Global Pandemic shuttered schools and teaching and learning moved to remote means. Still to this day in many parts of the world schools are shut down for the foreseeable future. There is hope however. In places like Canada, Denmark and Southeast Asia schools are opening back up and students heading back to the classroom.

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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The Feature That Aims to Deter Student Plagiarism

EdTech Magazine

A new Google for Education feature saves educators and students time and energy while ensuring the integrity of student work. What Are Originality Reports and How Do They Work?

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Coronavirus Chronicles 031 – Butler Tech

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 check-ins with educators all over. Episode 031 is below. Thank you, Jon Graft and Marni Durham , for sharing how Butler Tech in Fairfield Township, Ohio is adapting to our new challenges and opportunities.

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169 Tech Tip #93 Shortkey for Find

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. Today’s tip: How to Activate a Link. Category: Internet.

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Virtual Recruitment Through COVID-19 and Beyond

Education Elements

The worldwide response to COVID-19 is creating unforeseen challenges and virtual changes for every aspect of our education system. Long-standing pillars such as curriculum and instruction, operations, and accountability, among others, are all being tested under the weight of the pandemic response.

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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The Feature That Aims to Deter Student Plagiarism

EdTech Magazine

A new Google for Education feature saves educators and students time and energy while ensuring the integrity of student work. What Are Originality Reports and How Do They Work? Google’s originality reports do the heavy lifting of identifying unattributed citations, finding sources and identifying plagiarism — intentional or unintentional — by automatically searching the web for matching text results.

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How Brain Research Helped Retool Our School Schedule for Remote Learning

Edsurge

In the fall of 2018 our school made a big shift. After twelve months of planning we launched a new daily schedule based on brain science and designed to encourage deeper learning and student wellbeing. Three months ago, COVID-19 closed our school, along with nearly every other school in the country, and we realized we’d have to start over. Once again, we turned to research.

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One Principal’s Creative and Strategic Approach to Distance Learning During COVID-19

EdNews Daily

By Kiana Pendleton As Principal at Laurel Magnet School of the Arts (LMSA) in Laurel, Mississippi, I have made it a priority to respond quickly to changes and convey a clear vision every step of the way throughout the coronavirus pandemic. When our district closed school buildings in mid-March, our focus at LMSA quickly pivoted to making plans for distance learning.

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Learning Continuity, Education's Biggest Challenge and Opportunity

Education Elements

The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the need to redesign school to ensure that meaningful learning can continue even if our brick and mortar school buildings close. Most schools and districts had only days to prepare to close school buildings and move learning to students’ homes. Remote learning has largely been designed as an emergency measure; a way to support some amount of learning in a situation that was unthinkable at the start of the school year.

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The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Is your organization or association leaning into the always-evolving eLearning environment to ensure you have the tools and content to remain relevant through all this change? There are many complex decision-making processes within your learning & development strategy and LMS lifecycle management, including: Selection.

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The Feature That Aims to Deter Student Plagiarism

EdTech Magazine

A new Google for Education feature saves educators and students time and energy while ensuring the integrity of student work. What Are Originality Reports and How Do They Work? Google’s originality reports do the heavy lifting of identifying unattributed citations, finding sources and identifying plagiarism — intentional or unintentional — by automatically searching the web for matching text results.

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With Innovation and Empathy, Remote Learning Becomes Accessible for All Students

Edsurge

This is the second of a three-part series looking at how social-emotional learning strategies can support teachers of students with learning differences during the pandemic. You can read part one here. The COVID-19 outbreak disrupted daily life for virtually every educator, parent, and student in the U.S. It has disabled our education system, creating challenges to educational access, barriers to student academic progress and strains on teachers’ and students’ physical and emotional well-being.

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Using SEL Strategies to Foster a Growth Mindset in Elementary Students

EdNews Daily

By Lori Jackson and Steve Peck If you’ve opened any education journal, read an online article, joined a PLC or participated in professional development in the last few years you’ve no doubt heard “growth mindset” discussed and debated. What is it? How can you teach it? Why do we need it? Can we test for it? Are you doing it? Carol Dweck offers, “In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the sta

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10 Ways to Use QR Codes in Online Education

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

With the transition to online education our digital skills as teachers and educators come under the spotlight? Do we really have the skills required for an effective remote teaching? What about.read more.

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Enhancing HyFlex Education through the PowerTeaching Framework

This whitepaper explores integrating the PowerTeaching pedagogical approach within a HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) educational model, focusing on employing cooperative learning strategies and efficient classroom management techniques.

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How to Encourage Good Student Behavior While Videoconferencing

EdTech Magazine

Classroom management is a key part of teaching, even when instruction happens exclusively online. As teachers engage in remote learning , features of videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom and Google Meet can help minimize distractions and redirect student misbehavior. Here are more details about those features — and key classroom management strategies teachers can employ on any platform. 1.

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How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

Edsurge

This story was published in partnership with The Moonshot Catalog. In the late 1960s, Nobel Prize-winning economist Herbert Simon posed the following thought exercise: Imagine you are an alien from Mars visiting a college on Earth, and you spend a day observing how professors teach their students. Simon argued that you would describe the process as “outrageous.

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Podcast – Remote Learning in the Hot Zone

EdNews Daily

Here’s the latest EduJedi podcast Each podcast offers interviews of leaders in education or the ed-tech industry, research from the Learning Counsel and the renowned insights of LeiLani Cauthen, who has been helping define this century’s real change to teaching and learning from a deep understanding of our schools and innovations in computing and learning software for over twenty years.

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7 Must Read Books on Race and Racism for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today as people took to streets in the United States and in several other places in all around the world to denounce racism and police brutality, a spark of optimism shines in the gloomy horizon, a.read more.

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Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences. Discover how the Instructure Learning Platform supports today's K-12 classroom through: A central, consistent, connected hub of the digital learning environment.