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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? Until that moment, I failed to realize the level of strategic thinking my mother uses every time she cooks. Her successful dishes require intentional preparation, planning, and organizing to achieve the outcome of a satisfying dish.

Asking the WHY of Curriculum


The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO Tom Daccord’s blog, Leading Innovations in Schools: From Someday to Monday. On June 24, educator-consultant Will Richardson shared the following tweet: “What if we just took every piece of the curriculum that we currently teach and just asked “why?” ” How much of it would fall under the category “Because it’s required to make sense of the world today and to thrive in the future”? justaskin.


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How to Encourage Gender Equity and Equality in the Classroom


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? The earlier we can empower children with the belief that all gender identities (including their own) deserve respect, the better prepared all students will be for success.

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. You can follow him on Twitter @kszajner and check […]. The post 10 Jamboard Templates for Distance Learning appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. G Suite Guest Blog

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.

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.

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Courageous Conversations: Let’s Talk about Fighting Racism

The CoolCatTeacher

with Dr. Andrea Dozier and Vicki Davis From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, the topic of racism has brought about discussions of not only organizational reform but also reform in our personal perceptions. Today, Dr. Andrea Dozier and I will talk about hope in the midst of understanding.

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. They are responding to circumstances full of complexities and strange surprises, most of which have not been in their control.

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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. Google Moon –see the Moon in 3D with your Google Earth app. How we are going to the Moon –video. JFK Challenge — takes kids to the Apollo 11. NASA Educator Guide to the Moon (for teachers).

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. Inadequate WIFI and the availability of computers at home for kids to use for learning caught many educators off guard.

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.

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. You’re deliberately teaching them that all the racial groups are equals. You’re deliberately showing them, yes, there are different colors and there are different cultures. And we should value them all equally.

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? Here are lots of ideas.Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge model can help teachers create learning opportunities that hit a variety of complexity levels. It is a framework for […]. The post 30 activities for any Depth of Knowledge level appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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. Today’s tip: Browser Problem? Switch Browsers. Category: Internet. Q: My browser doesn’t bring up stuff? What do I do? A: The quick answer is: Switch browsers.

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. The DLP was an instructional coaching program in which teachers were coached to use technology in more powerful ways that enhance their teaching practices and their students’ engagement and learning.

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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.

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. Summer calendars could remain blank, leaving kids little to look forward to and parents in a bind.

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. Although we had the summer to prepare for this eventuality, unfortunately we have instead seen a lot of magical thinking from educational leaders and policy makers. . As much as we want our children to go back to school in person, we can’t underestimate how harmful this magical thinking can be.

Applying Universal Design for Learning in remote classrooms


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. Many of the supports that could be relied upon in classrooms were no longer feasible online, and some of the supports that had been missing from the start exacerbated the weaknesses of the feeble systems we previously had in place.

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


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. Over 1,000 principals, assistant principals and district-level supervisors from New York—then the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States—participated.

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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.

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. At their best, they produce the kinds of interdisciplinary thinkers that can make progress in understanding the biological, psychological, sociological, and other tolls this virus extracts, and in navigating the sense-making process that leads to healing.

How to Teach Digital Citizenship


Teaching digital citizenship is the job of all educators--here’s how to prepare them

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


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. To a certain extent, the impact of computer literacy in our personal and professional lives can be compared to the importance of literacy a century ago. If illiteracy makes social and professional inclusion difficult or impossible sometimes, the same goes for digital illiteracy.

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Emotionally Connected Learning Is Possible Online. Start With Relationships.


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. Many of us are still sheltering in place and unable to predict how the future will look.

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.

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.

FREE – pushSlides to Update Student Slides in Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

How to Update Student Google Sides If you have a Google Slides PER STUDENT in an assignment in Google Classroom you may want to update the students slides. You could open each students slides and copy paste new slides. OR you can use my Add-on Reuse GC to push slides to students slides to update […]. The post FREE – pushSlides to Update Student Slides in Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Apps Script Classroom Google Add-on classroom google Google Classroom

New Learning Models for Fall 2020


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

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


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?" Until now I didn't have a clue, but I think it's getting obvious. Pandemics like 1918 flu typically last 2-3 years. That's likely w/ #Covid_19. After that, we'll learn to live with it. SARSCoV2 won't go away. So, what can expect?

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.