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Still learning? Still growing?

Dangerously Irrelevant

As a history major in college and former Social Studies teacher, I am aware of the racial abuses that have permeated our nation’s history and continue to be present. As a former attorney and current school law instructor, I also am cognizant of the laws and policies that perpetuate existing injustices and active harm to people of color. .

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Living Our Mission – Equity and Equality

CUE

A Message from CUE Executive Director Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez Dear CUE Members, The past week has brought the spotlight to racial injustices that often go unseen. We are all impacted by the events unfolding around us and share in the range of emotions being felt across our nation and the world. CUE stands for equity and […]. The post Living Our Mission – Equity and Equality appeared first on CUE, Inc.

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The Next Pandemic: Mental Health

Edsurge

“The pandemic has been a challenge I never expected … My emotions are all over the place. I am always on edge. This is the most overwhelmed I’ve ever felt in my life. There are moments I don’t think it can get worse, and Boomer, my 4-year old, will walk up to me, give me a hug and just tell me he loves me.” Michael Phelps, Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps is hardly alone as COVID-19 has caused most parents to struggle with new realities.

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7 Ways to Pick PD that Fits Your Personal Plan this Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Summer 2020 will need to be one of healing and rest but it is also a summer where we need to learn and level up. ln today’s show, Danielle Strohmeyer talks about seven things to consider as we design a personal learning plan this summer. We’ve also included links to the courses from advancement courses.

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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.

When Reopening Schools Safety Must Come First

A Principal's Reflections

As more and more states and countries reopen their respective economies, schools will soon follow. Early lessons can be learned on how to do this successfully where this has already happened abroad. Even though remote learning might continue in some form preparations for in-person learning have to be made. In a recent post , I outlined eight specific focus areas that should be considered as part of any re-entry plan.

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Exploring new ideas: Student-driven remote learning

Neo LMS

For many schools, it has been nearly two months of remote learning. Many schools around the world are facilitating remote learning for the remainder of this academic year and possibly longer, and we can take this as an opportunity to try new ideas. With the school year winding down, we must take time to think about our transitions back into our physical classroom.

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8 New Productivity Tools & Tips for Working from Home

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Working at home changes us. It has undoubtedly changed me as has the time away from the physical presence of my students and colleagues. Despite that some teachers and administrators say they are working less – I’m working much more. So, my method of working has had to change, as well. Here are the 8 Productivity Tools and Tips I’ve started using while working from home.

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New 360? Guide Showcases 27 Stories from Around the World

Digital Promise

Since 2016, Digital Promise’s 360° Story Lab has supported people in using emerging and interactive technologies to create media that goes beyond the frame of traditional media and journalism. Through experiential storytelling and immersive design, creators and activists globally share their perspectives and inspire positive action on issues they care about.

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What You Might Have Missed in May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of May: Subscriber Special: May. World Password Day — It’s Coming! Teacher Appreciation Week Gifts for the Tech Teacher in Your Life. Last Chance for this Online College-credit Classes–DigCit and Tech Tools for Writing. Tech Tools for Specials. Find Public Domain Images. College or Career? Check out These. 13 Teaching Strategies to Shake up Your Remote Teaching. How to Evaluate Programs You’ve Never Used in Less Than Seven Minutes.

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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.

Best practices for supporting parents with remote learning

Neo LMS

With schools under lockdown, parents have taken on the role of teachers, in addition to being caregivers and workers. In these uncertain times, it’s hard to say when things will go back to “normal”. This situation has elicited all kinds of responses from parents. Many have praised teachers for their dedication while others feel ambivalent about remote learning. The truth is that, given the circumstances, these feelings are normal and no parent should feel bad for not being able to do it all.

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Racial Injustice: Teaching Resources

Catlin Tucker

Teachers have a unique opportunity to engage students in exploring the complex issue of racial injustice. Students need a space to explore their feelings and reflect on what is happening, why it is happening, and what they can do to create positive change. Educators may be looking for resources they can lean on as they navigate these complex issues with their students who understandably have a variety of feelings about what is taking place in our country.

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If all we offer is uninspiring learning, we?re in trouble

Dangerously Irrelevant

Our students come to school for a variety of reasons: to see their friends; to participate in electives, extracurricular activities, and athletics; to interact with and get support from caring teachers; to get a credential for college, career, or the military; because their parents need child care; because state law requires them to attend; etc. What about learning? Yes, that’s a reason too… for some.

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Here’s a Preview of June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of some of the articles that are coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in June: Subscriber Special. Internet Safety Month. Tech Tips. Tech Ed Resources. How to Motivate Summer School Students. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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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.

Black Math Teachers Are Good For More Than Race Stuff

The Jose Vilson

This #Blackout era has provided some of us with a quixotic yet prosperous platform to center our experiences without apology. The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of police, plus the ensuing uprisings across the world have created a level of urgency among white educators to become more aware of their complicity.

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We Stand With the Movement for Black Lives

Education Elements

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Coronavirus Chronicles 029 ? Burlington Public Schools

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 029 is below. Thank you, Patrick Larkin and Dennis Villano , for sharing how the Burlington Public Schools in Burlington, Massachusetts are adapting to our new challenges and opportunities.

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Subscriber Special: June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Subscribe to our newsletter, sign up here. Get 10% off your next purchase and monthly discounts after that. Questions? Email askatechteacher@gmail.com. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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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.

Racial Injustice: Teaching Complex Issues

Catlin Tucker

Teachers have a unique opportunity to engage students in exploring the complex issue of racial injustice. Students need a space to explore their feelings and reflect on what is happening, why it is happening, and what they can do to create positive change. Educators may be looking for resources they can lean on as they navigate these complex issues with their students who understandably have a variety of feelings about what is taking place in our country.

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Blending Art and Algorithms, Desmos Sets Out to Reimagine Math Curriculum

Edsurge

It’s an art competition unlike most others. Contestants must use a graphing calculator and “draw” every line, curve, shade and highlight with an equation. One entry looks like an animation straight from a video game. Another is a recreation of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous “Starry Night.” Others could pass for postcards of the iconic Hong Kong skyline or the Eiffel Tower. But these aren’t professional animators or graphic artists. Try high school students. “It’s

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Coronavirus Chronicles 028 – Heritage High School

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 10- to 15-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 028 is below. Thank you, Shameka Gerald , for sharing how Heritage High School in Newport News, Virginia is adapting to our new challenges and opportunities. I especially appreciated hearing about your organic staff bonding (via ramen conversations!)

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30 Reflection Prompts For Teacher Well-Being

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Reflection Prompts For Teacher Well-Being. by TeachThought Staff. Reflection prompts are usually for students so reflection prompts for teachers aren’t something you see every day. The big idea is simple enough: Reflection leads to growth–well, accurate, well-framed, and intentional reflection can lead to growth. Thus these prompts.

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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 college where the graduation rate for black students has been 0 percent — for years

The Hechinger Report

ASHTABULA, Ohio — Alexis Turner listened carefully as the administrators at the freshman orientation for Kent State University at Ashtabula ticked through the student groups she could join on campus that fall: English Society, Psychology Club, Student Veterans Association. This story also appeared in Eye on Ohio. She left the auditorium apprehensive. There was no Black Student Union, Latino Student Union or Multicultural Society.

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Being ?Non-Racist? Is Not Enough. Let?s Talk About Being Actively Anti-Racist.

Edsurge

Memorial Day weekend for some meant taking the space to acknowledge and mourn fellow battle buddies. Memorial Day weekend for Black people meant waking up from what was considered to be “a long weekend of rest” to seeing white people use their power and privilege against Black bodies on more than one occasion.

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Here’s the biggest mistake educators are making with remote learning

eSchool News

Education thought leader Alan November isn’t shy about discussing what he believes is a key misstep that many educators are making in shifting to web-based instruction during the pandemic.

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Rocketbook has an exciting new education product (that I love)

Educational Technology Guy

Rocketbook , in partnership with Think Board, is launching the Think Board X2. Designed for students, teachers, and working professionals, the Think Board X2 is a reusable peel-and-stick whiteboard with built-in Rocketbook Beacons. Beacons allow you to capture, organize and broadcast important notes and diagrams in real-time, and share them to your favorite cloud services.

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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.