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6 strategies for teaching SEL remotely

eSchool News

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the work of teachers across the world. Educators’ access to students, technology use, and instructional priorities shifted seismically in spring 2020.

How to Use the Google Data Studio


This blog post is sponsored by Acer Education, a partner of EdTechTeam. Google Data Studio is a free product that is part of the Google Marketing Platform. The program allows you to analyze any data from a range of sources, including Google Sheets, without needing to code.

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What Teachers Need in the Era of COVID-19

Digital Promise

Unprecedented. This is the word that has been buzzing around our nation for months as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses, services, and entities have had to rethink how to operate, even reinventing themselves.

Starting the year: Ideas for anywhere learning


As schools across the country are still deciding on how to safely return to school, I have been slowly working through some new ideas, trying to plan around what may be a year full of transitions into and out of our classrooms. Where to start?

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.

A Pedagogical Framework for Managing Face-to-Face and Remote Learners at the Same Time

A Principal's Reflections

It's has been great to be back in schools working shoulder to shoulder with teachers and administrators as I kicked off year two with the Corinth School District in Mississippi. Until this point, most of my interactions with educators have been through virtual presentations, workshops, and coaching.

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Feedback Tips for Blended and Online Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Feedback is important. But how do teachers give it frequently and in ways that help students learn? How can teachers have time and get this done with all that is going on this Fall 2020?

New Micro-credentials for Back-to-School Professional Learning

Digital Promise

As part of our robust micro-credential ecosystem, we proudly partner with organizations to provide opportunities for on-demand, personalized professional learning.

Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Engagement

Catlin Tucker

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is based on a scientific understanding of how people learn. The goal of UDL is to design “barrier-free, instructionally rich learning environments and lessons that provide access to all students” (Nelson, 2).

We Remember…

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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.

Hands On Ecology at a Distance

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As you adapt lesson plans for distance learning, ecology offers great opportunities for backyard learning and learning at a distance.

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Embracing Our Inner Makers: Hands-On Learning During COVID-19 and Beyond

Digital Promise

Maker Learning is Powerful Learning.

As millions lose jobs, targeting nonconsumption is more important than ever

The Christensen Institute

It’s the beginning of the year and you have high hopes for your family. Your two children are about to start school and your spouse is working on launching a new business. You live in an emerging economy and make roughly $150 a month.

What You Might Have Missed in August

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of August: 13 Tips for using an iPad. The Most Important Skill Students Need. Energize Remote Learning with JotForm Reports. Free Tech Safety Posters. Typing Timesavers for iPads. Great Kindergarten Websites. Top 10 iPad Shortkeys. Teacher-Authors.

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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.

A Glimpse of the Front Lines of the First Wave of a Journey to the Barest Hint of Normalcy

EdNews Daily

By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D A recent plea on social media the other day caught my eye. A teacher was pouring her heart out.

Guest Post: How Augmented Reality Tackles the Challenges of Distance Learning


Over the past five months we have all had to learn how to balance our lives around the pandemic in order to maintain a certain level of normalcy. People need to work, children need to keep learning, and life must go on.

Changing Tack to Sail Into the Wind as We Start a School Year That is Like No Other

Education Elements

In February, my husband and I bought our first home in Pasadena, Maryland, right on a creek that leads into the Chesapeake Bay.

Teacher-Authors–Writing and Labor Day Go Well Together

Ask a Tech Teacher

Labor Day, the first Monday in September , is an American holiday (though with different names throughout the world) dedicated to the achievements of American workers. Take today to think about it. Me, I’ll take it literally–labor!

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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.

Bold higher education reform will require a better kind of accountability

The Christensen Institute

New Jersey made headlines recently for its proposal to implement “baby bonds,” in which newborns receive seed capital from the state government. When they become adults, they can leverage these bonds—which will have appreciated in value—to invest in higher education, among other possible assets.

7 Important People to Teach Students About During Hispanic Heritage Month


Teachers, September is Hispanic Heritage Month! It’s always important to make sure your curriculum includes figures from many cultures and backgrounds. And now is a great time to highlight some of the Hispanic people who have made history.

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Formative Assessment During #RemoteLearning

The Web20Classroom

In an ongoing effort to support Educators during the COVID-19 Pandemic Shaelynn Farnsworth and I continue to look for ways to use research-based instruction during remote, hybrid or face-to-face instruction.

Helping students develop job skills through the use of edtech


Education lies at the core of any society. It has a crucial role in shaping people to become strong pillars of society, capable of sustaining development in every domain. With all the changes that the digital era has brought about, it is imperious to adapt the teaching approach to suit new needs.

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Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

Adaptive mentoring can support students through the pandemic—even online

The Christensen Institute

Transition points in our education system—particularly from high school to college—are rarely seamless.

Schools Drop Acellus Learning Platform Over ‘Glaring’ Offensive Content


As a new school year begins, a number of district leaders are scrambling to address concerns from parents and staff that their chosen online learning platform features content that is racist, sexist or inappropriate for children.

Save Hours: First Slide to Give Slides Feedback Fast

Teacher Tech

Opening individual student docs to give feedback is SLOW! Try using First Slide to send student feeback faster. First Slide will bring in the text the student has on the first slide of the Google Slides. Additionally, you can push out new slides to the student slides.

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School librarians can save democracy

eSchool News

Regardless of one’s political views, there seems to be consensus on one political reality: America is dangerously polarized.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.