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7 Strategies to Develop Student Executive Functioning Skills for Remote Learning

Education Elements

The first time I tried to cook a meal in my own place was a disaster. Within 10 minutes, my kitchen was a disaster. Within an hour, my house smelled charred, and I had abandoned all efforts to cook myself dinner. I called my mom frustrated: what went wrong?

Asking the WHY of Curriculum

EdTechTeacher

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO Tom Daccord’s blog, Leading Innovations in Schools: From Someday to Monday.

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How to Encourage Gender Equity and Equality in the Classroom

Waterford

As an elementary school teacher, you may think your students are too young for discussions about gender. But did you know that children as young as four years old already express discriminatory beliefs based on gender?

10 Jamboard Templates for Distance Learning

Ditch That Textbook

This post has 10 engaging ideas for using Jamboard in your class that will get your students working together, even though they may not be face to face. This post is written by Kris Szajner, a tech integration specialist and former kindergarten teacher Prior Lake, Minnesota.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-12 Tech Curriculum

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.

15 Sites/Apps for Social-Emotional Learning

techlearning

Social-emotional learning resources for teachers, families, and students

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Nurturing Relationships and Teacher Needs During COVID-19

Digital Promise

“Learning to live with ambiguity is learning to live with how life really is, full of complexities and strange surprises.” – James Hollis ( What Matters Most: Living a Considered Life ). Now more than ever, educators are learning to live with ambiguity.

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We Landed on the Moon July 20 1969

Ask a Tech Teacher

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first man to place foot on the moon. Commemorate that this year with an exciting collection of websites and apps that take your students to the Moon. Here are some you’ll like: Apollo 11: Countdown to Launch via Google Earth. Apollo 11 VR.

Purchasing Devices Does Not Equate to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The COVID19 pandemic unearthed many harsh realities for education across the globe. One of the more glaring issues was the vast digital divide that still exists in many places, especially the United States.

Anti-Racist Activities for Upper Elementary and Middle School Students

User Generated Education

I am planning to do anti-racist activities with my elementary students (5th and 6th graders) this coming fall. When you’re essentially [teaching] a kid to be anti-racist, you’re deliberately encouraging them to talk about race and Racism.

Introducing the Instructional Coaching Playbook

Digital Promise

Three years ago, as part of the Dynamic Learning Project pilot (DLP) , we set out to better understand how teacher coaching could move us closer to bridging the digital use divide in the classroom.

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169 Tech Tip #84 Browser Problem? Switch Browsers

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.

Focus on 21st-century skills: 3 Digital trends in K-12 education

Neo LMS

With technology so widespread at work, at school, and at home, being able to efficiently interact with it is an essential skill for everyone — adults, teenagers, and children.

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Avoid magical thinking: ‘Design for online’ this fall

Dangerously Irrelevant

As coronavirus cases continue to increase across the country, numerous school districts are reluctantly announcing that they will be doing ‘remote learning’ again this fall.

30 activities for any Depth of Knowledge level

Ditch That Textbook

Webb’s Depth of Knowledge model is a useful tool for evaluating our lessons. What are the best strategies or activities to help students at each DOK level?

Don’t cancel summer, reinvent it

The Christensen Institute

Amy Anderson , the former associate commissioner of the Colorado Department of Education and the executive director of ReSchool Colorado , contributed to this piece. . It’s the question that many hoped they’d never have to ask: Is summer canceled? The answer poses grave risks and real opportunities.

Applying Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms

Neo LMS

As schools were compelled to implement distance learning during this year’s pandemic, it became clear that emergency remote learning widened many gaps that already existed within the walls of brick and mortar schools.

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The Pandemic's Toll on School Leaders Is Palpable. Here’s What's Needed for a Successful School Year.

Edsurge

In early May, when what seemed like the worst of the pandemic was behind us, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (YCEI), in collaboration with the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) in New York City, conducted a survey to understand how urban school leaders were feeling during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 042 – Mansfield ISD

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 042 is below.

How Disruptive Innovation Theory helped a small college set a new direction

The Christensen Institute

This guest post was written by Dr. Lori E. Varlotta, President of Hiram College. In the face of a pandemic that strains the nation in complex, multifaceted ways, America’s liberal arts colleges have much to offer.

OPINION: When Black parents benefit from school choice, it doesn’t perpetuate racism

The Hechinger Report

The time has come for the very foundations of our country, good and bad, to face a reckoning; we’re dealing with long-standing racial disparities and injustices while trying to attain equity and equality, and the educational system is where it starts.

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Please Listen to Teachers: It’s Not Safe to Go Back to School Yet

Edsurge

I have been sensing that maybe the American public is being kept in the dark about certain things regarding this pandemic. I’m not sure this is it, but the Twitter thread below sure stopped me in my tracks. I'm often asked, "how long will #COVID last?"

How Online Mindfulness Fuels Teacher Collaboration & Connection

EdTechTeacher

by Caitlin Krause. Start With the Why. In mid-2019, I was dreaming about hosting a remote mindfulness cohort for teachers. Teachers’ levels of toxic stress were on the rise, already among the highest in all professions, and I wanted to do something about it.

Rocketbook Partners with Panda to Launch The First Reusable Planner, the Rocketbook Panda Planner

Educational Technology Guy

Rocketbook Partners with Panda to Launch The First Reusable Planner, the Rocketbook Panda Planner Rocketbook , maker of Amazon’s best-selling notebook, is pleased to introduce, in partnership with Panda Planner, the Rocketbook Panda Planner.

How districts can use data now to plan for the fall

eSchool News

As schools rushed to move face-to-face classes online, the unique challenges faced by students attempting to learn remotely came to the surface. The enormous loss of instructional time caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to widen performance gaps in public education.

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Emotionally Connected Learning Is Possible Online. Start With Relationships.

Edsurge

July is a luminous month that I’ve spent in previous years exploring, traveling, visiting friends and feeling that deep rejuvenation after a busy end of a school year. This time, it’s unsettling, as summer has quietly arrived without the crescendo of pomp and circumstance that comes with graduation.

3 investments colleges can make during COVID-19 to reduce risks for learners

The Christensen Institute

As the beginning of the school year draws nearer, the debate over whether or not to reopen college campuses is progressing from a simmer to a boil. Justifications for reopening range from the duty-bound to the counterintuitive conclusion that an in-person semester would be safer than an online one.

5 Common Uses Of Technology In The Classroom Today

TeachThought - Learn better.

Common uses of technology in the classroom include reading programs, assessment tools, and a range of learning management systems. The post 5 Common Uses Of Technology In The Classroom Today appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Admin Experienced Teacher

‘Self-directed learning’ skills are key to making remote instruction work

The Hechinger Report

While some students thrived during the coronavirus-inspired spring of remote learning, educators, parents and students themselves have reported frighteningly low engagement.

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New Learning Models for Fall 2020

techlearning

Schools will be adopting new learning models when students return in Fall