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20 Great Websites to Inspire 2nd Graders

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great list of age-appropriate, safe websites that will inspire 2nd graders whether they’re in your classroom or at home: Edutainment with BBC. Games that make you think. Puzzle of student pic–create. Plant games. Plant life cycle. Computer basics. Computer puzzle.

10 Google Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Remote learning has sent teachers and schools into high gear! We are all trying to figure out what works. In this post, I’m going to show you 10 Google Tips for Remote Learning.

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Nine Tips for Success with Virtual Learning

Where Learning Clicks

Struggling with how to prepare your virtual classroom? We share some best practices from our team of educators who have been teaching remotely for years. The post Nine Tips for Success with Virtual Learning appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Research on Returning to School After Natural Disasters with Dr. Brianna Kurtz

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

How to create Google Meet breakout rooms for differentiated learning

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Esther Park. Esther is a high school English as a New Language teacher in Northern Virginia. You can connect with her on Twitter @MrsParkShine or on her website: mrspark.org Using breakout rooms completely changed the way I teach remotely.

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Professional Development for Parents and Other Caregivers During COVID-19

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Education companies now need to include caregivers in their technical support, professional development, and implementation processes. The post Professional Development for Parents and Other Caregivers During COVID-19 appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 The Startup Blog Parent Engagement social-emotional learning Startups

Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Action and Expression

Catlin Tucker

In my last blog, I focused on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle of representation. I described how blended and online learning can help educators provide opportunities for students to perceived and engage with information presented in multiple modalities.

How to make a Top 10 video on Flipgrid

Ditch That Textbook

A Top 10 video is a fun way for students to show what they know in a way that's fun to watch! Here are step-by-step instructions with tips and tricks. David Letterman was the one who put the Top 10 list on my radar. During his show, "Late Night with David Letterman," he would share […]. The post How to make a Top 10 video on Flipgrid appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Ed Tech Tech Like A Pirate Video in the classroom top 10 video

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

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.

Developing SEL Competencies Through Technology

A Principal's Reflections

The COVID-19 unleashed an array of challenges that resulted in schools being closed for in-person instruction for many months. As I write this post, many have begun the year with remote learning, while others have opted for a hybrid model where a certain amount of kids are still learning at home.

Using Hybrid and Blended Learning to Promote Student-Centered Classrooms

Waterford

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, many classrooms remain online in some capacity. Now is a particularly helpful time to consider implementing blended or hybrid learning, two strategies that allow for independent or remote learning.

5 insights from our research on innovation during a pandemic

The Christensen Institute

As researchers at a think tank, we concern ourselves with questions of causality: What causes prosperity to take root, and how can it be engendered in impoverished communities? These are the guiding questions that have driven our Global Prosperity research since launching the team in 2016.

Here’s a Preview of October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in October: National Bullying Prevention Month resources. NaNoWriMo and Young Writers. Election resources. Dyslexia Awareness Month resources. Digital Citizenship Week resources. Long List of Shortkeys . Shortkey Posters. Great Websites for Special Needs. Apps that Inspire Students. Tech Tips. A Geek is asked, “Who are you?” ” Halloween Projects, Websites, Apps, Books, and a Costume.

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.

Using adaptive learning to personalize learning experiences

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on August 13, 2020, in Open Access Government.

8 Home Learning Tips: How Teachers Can Help Parents Adjust to Remote or Hybrid Learning

Waterford

As remote or hybrid learning continues across the country, establishing home learning routines is more crucial than ever. Educators understandably continue to worry about learning gaps caused by COVID-19, but bringing parents into the conversation can be an excellent way to improve outcomes for students who are learning at home. When families learn how to support their children from home—especially during the early learning years—students can develop stronger reading and vocabulary skills.[1]

Guest Post: 4 Reasons Why Minecraft is great for teaching coding for kids

EdTech4Beginners

Albert Einstein once said: “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” ” The saying is true, especially when kids who are 7 to 10 years old are starting to create interests in learning new things like coding in online games. Such thought is supported by Jean Piaget, a Swiss psychologist who developed the Cognitive Development Theory.

Reliable Learning Models for Hectic Times in Schools

Education Elements

School boards across the country are experiencing marathon meetings as they listen to hours and hours of public comment, review guidance from local health officials, and review plans for what it will look like to bring students back to buildings and on what timeline.

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.

During commotion, finding a way forward with teacher PD

The Christensen Institute

Essayist Jessie Glenn recently wrote the early-reader book What’s all the commotion? to help her twin five-year-olds understand social distancing. The word “commotion” in the title is well-chosen. Commotion is defined as a state of noisy confusion, social upheaval, or tumultuous agitation.

4 MVPs of Blended and Remote Learning

CUE

Guest Blog Post by Virtual Fall CUE Featured Speaker Jake Miller I cannot believe that I get to be a part of Fall CUE this year! I have been hearing about the awesomeness that is CUE for years and, until now, have not had the opportunity to be a part of it.

A parent-led effort to close the digital divide

The Hechinger Report

Two students who received laptops because of a parent-led effort to close the digital divide for Spanish-speaking families in Clark County, Nevada. Credit: Courtesy of Valeria Gurr.

Making Your Next Pivot? Decide Deliberately and Communicate Effectively

Education Elements

Typically in times of uncertainty, organizations tend to shift their focus to getting results fast, maintaining order, and ensuring safety.

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.

With School Plans in Flux, Here Are 3 Leadership Strategies to Prioritize—and 2 to Avoid

Edsurge

Our school leaders and their teachers have just had the most stressful summer to date. When was the last time educators had to wait so long to be able to figure out what back-to-school would look like?

Your Google Drive is a Hot Mess

Teacher Tech

Let’s be honest, we have not from the beginning of our use of Google Drive been diligent about organizing it and now it’s a hot mess! Here are a few steps to help clean it up. Create a Hot Mess Folder Let’s start fresh!!!

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3 Digital Tools for Remote Music Education

techlearning

You can't stop the music, and districts are using these digital tools for remote music education so the beat goes on

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20 Ways To Bring The Joy Back To Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The potential for new learning spaces and dynamics represents an opportunity for a different kind of resonance--and hopefully, joy. The post 20 Ways To Bring The Joy Back To Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Whole Child Whole Teacher

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.