Sat.Mar 06, 2021 - Fri.Mar 12, 2021

Making the Case for Transforming Summer School

Education Elements

For most of us, summer school was a punishment for not passing a class. Sure, plenty of teachers (including myself) framed it as a second opportunity or a chance for more individual support.

3 Ways to Set Students Up for Success in the Digital Age

EdTech Magazine

The past year proved that digital transformation is no longer just important — it’s absolutely essential.

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Self-Regulation in Blended Learning Environments

Catlin Tucker

“Students don’t do the asynchronous work.” ” “Students don’t work unless I am monitoring them.” ” “Students will only do the work if I grade it.” ” I hear statements like this every week.

How to Partner with Parents During Pandemic Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Taylor shares how schools can better connect with parents From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some schools need to reset their relationships with parents. Others want to make it stronger as they transition to a different form of learning.

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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.

5 Ways Ed-tech Can Enhance Social Studies Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

As is my habit, I spend a lot of time exploring new ways to teach old subjects. Lately, I’ve concentrated on social studies.

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Digitally-Enhanced Exit Tickets

A Principal's Reflections

I love coaching as it provides a lens to see how teachers and administrators act on feedback to grow and improve. It also provides evidence that strategies aligned to research and sound instructional design are implemented in practical ways.

Horse and Buggy Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Why don’t more people drive a horse and buggy to school? They got the job done. They took us where we wanted to go — just slow. Sure, we had to feed the horses. And we had to live nearer to the schoolhouse.

Celebrate Pi Day with all things 3.14

Ask a Tech Teacher

Two math celebrations are coming up this month: Pi Day. World Maths Day. Pi Day. Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant ? (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits of ? in the decimal form.

Practice vs. research in education? Why teachers need to do both

Neo LMS

Here’s a riddle for you: What came first: the practice or the research? You might say, “practice, of course!” The first teachers didn’t just sit around to collect data about everything under the sun. They had to teach others valuable lessons, such as Survival 101.

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.

Understanding, Teaching, and Reaching Digital Native Students—and Digital Native Caregivers

Waterford

Over the past couple of decades, teachers have seen a new generation of students: those who have never known a world without the Internet. Many of them grew up immersed in a digital world. They are the digital natives. The earliest digital natives are now sending their own children to school.

3 Ideas to Help Teachers Thrive This Year

The Christensen Institute

As a former middle school math teacher and now father of three young children, I know this has probably been the most challenging school year in history. The world is still far from getting back to normal. In the second half of the pandemic school year, how should teachers move forward?

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Celebrate our (re)Newed Website with us!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Visit our brand new website. Get a 20% discount! We’ve updated the Structured Learning education website to be easier to use on desktops and a snap on mobile devices. Come check it out. Find something you like, use this code: kzj8mbnv. …and get. 20% discount. . ends 3/12/21.

Review: 3 Best Online Learning Tools to Boost Remote Instruction

EdTech Magazine

For K–12 education, it’s no longer a question of whether online learning is here to stay but, rather, how can we make it better for our teachers and students? Even before the pandemic, the situation in many areas demonstrated the potential for the meteoric growth of online learning.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!

Pandemic Pedagogy in Culturally Responsive Education

CUE

How are we bridging digital equity and culturally responsive education in Pre K–12 and beyond? How are vital educators leveraging new ongoing modern pandemic pedagogy practices to rethink the status quo? We are not going back to pre-COVID pedagogy. Are we?

From career readiness to career optionality: A conversation with Anthony Mann

The Christensen Institute

Late last year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released a new report on career readiness.

Tech Tip #66–How to Add Accents

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.

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What It Takes to Get Hybrid Instruction Right

EdTech Magazine

When school districts went fully remote in response to COVID-19, the need for immediate technology — any technology — often superseded the need to choose the right long-term technology.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

How Co-Teaching Helped Our New Teachers Support Students, In-Person and Online

Edsurge

“I hope it works, I hope it works,” I muttered to myself as Tonja, the student teacher in our classroom, logged into Zoom to reach the remote learners in our class. As the program started, I couldn’t help but think how different her experience as a preservice teacher was from my own.

Visualizing the future of social determinants care

The Christensen Institute

It’s become increasingly clear that social conditions—things like literacy, housing, and food security—have a significant impact on one’s health. Known as the social determinants of health, many healthcare providers are wisely taking steps to address them.

22 Strategies For Learning Through Conversation

TeachThought - Learn better.

22 Strategies For Learning Through Conversation. by Terry Heick. 22 Strategies For Learning Through Conversation. The title is self-explanatory enough: Let’s look at some ways for students to learn from one another in physical or digital classroom.

CoSN2021: K–12 Leaders Adapt and Reposition in the New Normal

EdTech Magazine

The coronavirus pandemic has upended how schools operate, and IT leaders in school districts across the country have had to adapt on the fly in a variety of ways. Modes of learning have shifted dramatically, as has the role of technology leadership.

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8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

There Is No ‘Average Student.’ So How Should Educators Measure Learning?

Edsurge

There are longstanding debates about testing in education. Some say we test kids too much and should do away with things like the SAT. Others think assessments still have value and must continue, but delivered in more modern ways. So, what’s the right amount? But what if that’s the wrong question?

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A market-creation story: Drinkwell

The Christensen Institute

During the last several decades, Bangladesh has suffered through one of the largest mass-poisonings in human history. People began to recognize there was a problem when many Bangladeshis experienced breakouts of dark spots on their skin.

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PROOF POINTS: Four new studies bolster the case for project-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Four new studies on project-based learning. 3rd grade science. Developer: Michigan State University Research. Curriculum. 2nd grade social studies. Developer: University of Michigan and Michigan State University Research. Curriculum. Related 2018 Hechinger coverage. 6th grade science.

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Debunking myths and supporting older struggling readers

eSchool News

The reasons that students remain struggling readers in middle and high school are frequently based on myths and misconceptions. The first big myth, based on reading assessment measures, is that comprehension is the problem.

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.