Sat.Aug 29, 2020 - Fri.Sep 04, 2020

JotForm Smart PDF–Great for Today’s Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Forms are popular in schools for assessments, data collection, and a slew of other reasons.

The Concurrent Classroom: Using Blended Learning Models to Teach Students In-person and Online Simultaneously

Catlin Tucker

Teachers all over the country are being asked to teach “concurrent classrooms” in which some students attend class in person and others attend virtually. The teacher in a concurrent classroom attempts to meet the needs of the students in class and online simultaneously.

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Avoiding Synchronous Video Fatigue During Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in some monumental shifts to practice. Educators have taken a critical lens as to why they teach the way they do and how it can be done more effectively.

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How to use Jamboard in the classroom: 20+ tips and ideas

Ditch That Textbook

Jamboard is a collaborative online whiteboard. It gives students lots of creative work space. How do you use Google Jamboard in the classroom? Check out these ideas! Whiteboards and chalkboards have been a fixture in classrooms for ages. They're great for gathering ideas and making thinking visible.

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Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Writing: Teaching it Right Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Elyse Eidman-Aadahl from the National Writing Project Teaches Us How From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Writing has a powerful place in our classrooms right now.

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12 Great Websites to Inspire 4th Graders

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great list of age-appropriate, safe websites that will inspire 4th graders whether they’re in your classroom or at home: Coffee shop- -the economics of running a business. Everfi.com –finances for K-12. Learning Games from BrainPop.

9 Easy mindfulness activities for the virtual classroom

Neo LMS

There’s an elephant in the classroom. It grows bigger and bigger or smaller and smaller, depending on whether we decide to acknowledge it or not. The elephant is anxiety, and while it doesn’t affect us in the same way, because of the recent pandemic, it has skyrocketed across the world.

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4 tips for building Peloton style choice boards

Ditch That Textbook

This post was written by Michele Haiken, a middle school English teacher at Rye Middle School in Rye, NY and adjunct professor at Manhattanville College. She is the author of three ISTE titles, New Realms for Writing: Inspire Student Expression with Digital Age Formats was published in 2019.

What We Know For Sure: Three Practices Every Innovative Leader Can Try

Education Elements

"We all get caught up in the business of doing, and sometimes lose our place in the flow” (O Magazine, August 2011). Recently, we were spinning in circles trying to figure out a new process for an internal role we stepped into when Jason shared a way we might reframe our conversation.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

19 Websites and 5 Posters to Teach Mouse Skills

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many of my most popular articles are about mouse skills. Every year, tens of thousands of teachers visit Ask a Tech Teacher to find resources for teaching students how to use a mouse. No surprise because using a mouse correctly is one of the most important pre-keyboarding skills.

Device Rollout in the Age of COVID-19

Digital Promise

Device rollout—when students in Verizon Innovative Learning Schools receive their initiative-provided iPads or Chromebooks—is an exciting time in the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools community, especially for schools new to the program. But rollout looks a bit different in 2020.

Expanding the Future of History

EdNews Daily

By Christy Martin, Ed.D. Recent politics has brought the teaching of United States History to the forefront. Politicians on one side advocate the teaching of patriotism and the greatness of those involved in shaping our nation.

Virtual Virtuoso: Optimal user experience features for e-learning

Neo LMS

Whether you’re an experienced educator or a parent struggling to adjust to remote learning in the face of the national lockdown, chances are good that you’re looking for ideas to help your student, or students, thrive in the unfamiliar world of the virtual classroom.

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

Subscriber Special: September

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. September. Mention the ‘September Subscriber Special’ when you purchase and get a free lesson plan! If you aren’t a subscriber to our newsletter, sign up here.

Fast-Tracked for Success while Learning from Home

Digital Promise

As schools across the country rapidly shifted to remote learning this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and teachers at Verizon Innovative Learning Schools—where every student receives a device equipped with a data plan to support learning in and out of the classroom—had the advantage of already knowing how to use learning apps.

Podcast – Digital Leadership and Improving Curriculum

EdNews Daily

In the first interview of this episode features LeiLani Cauthen, CEO of the Learning Counsel, who discusses how districts are approaching the digital transition and beginning to embrace, rather than simply accept, the need for technology in schools (0:30).

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CUE Affiliate Spotlight – Pandemic Relief: CapCUE Style

CUE

Blog post by the CapCUE Board As schools shut down last March, there was so much fear, uncertainty, and even panic. In just a weekend, most teachers were expected to move their classrooms to the virtual world.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Books I read in August 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in August 2020… Kiln People , David Brin [sci fi]. Cursed Bones , David Wells [fantasy]. Linkershim , David Wells [fantasy]. Reishi Adept , David Wells [fantasy]. Hope you’re reading something fun too! Related Posts. Books I read in January 2020.

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OPINION: Tribal colleges, lifeline to rural and disenfranchised Native communities, need our help more than ever

The Hechinger Report

The American Indian College Fund’s 2019-20 Student Ambassador cohort. For the last six years, the American Indian College Fund has selected a group of talented students and alumni for leadership training to speak about education issues impacting Native Americans.

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Yah, It’s Conference Season

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik The conference season is in full swing at the Learning Counsel. In September alone, we have events in South Texas, Southern California, the Northeast, North Texas, the Mid-Atlantic States, Kentucky and Tennessee. But this year is a little different.

Chrome: Change Theme for Each Account

Teacher Tech

Odds are you have more than one Google Account. Your personal and your school at least. The best way to manage you multiple accounts is by adding Chrome logins. This allows you to be in both accounts at the same time without conflicts.

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Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

Using Small Signs To Encourage Student Participation In A Virtual Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

At the most basic level, these could be thumbs up/thumbs sideways/thumbs down. They could also be question marks and exclamation points. The post Using Small Signs To Encourage Student Participation In A Virtual Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

OPINION: Community colleges can be the engine of economic recovery. But first, they must adapt

The Hechinger Report

Some 16.9 million Americans have been displaced from their jobs because of the pandemic and many of those positions aren’t coming back. Even for those who are still employed, the skills required to keep one’s job are changing fast in virtually every field.

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Our Nation’s Education System Created the Greatest Generation. Can We Create the Smartest Generation as Well?

EdNews Daily

By Dr. Kenneth W. Eastwood In modern history, during times of national crises our state and national governments deployed educational support and funding systems designed to eliminate racial and economic inequity within our society.

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Be REAL with Educator/Author @TaraMartinEDU

Teacher Tech

You may not be great at the technology challenges you are facing right now, but you know how to teach, you know how to love kids, and you know how to connect with kids. And honestly, that's what they are going to remember in 40 years.

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The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Competency-Based Learning Puts Students at the Center. It’s Perfect for Now.

Edsurge

Twenty-year-old Asmaa is an example of how constant change and upheaval were hallmarks of the previous school year. A student of mine in an accelerated program for new arrivals to the U.S., in just over 10 months, she became a wife, mother and a high school graduate.

Public pre-K programs are facing another lost decade

The Hechinger Report

In California, a plan to expand state-funded pre-K to 10,000 children has been canceled due to a state budget crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In Wyoming, a public preschool program for children with disabilities and developmental delays will lose $8.8 million in funding.

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Questions We Should Be Asking: Remote Instruction and Our Highest Poverty Districts

EdNews Daily

By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. More than ever, where you live may determine what kind of educational opportunities you have. Recently, the Center on Reinventing Public Education researched how 477 school districts will be opening this fall. The results are alarming.