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Most Schools Are Not Ready for Coronavirus, But They Can Be

Digital Promise

With each passing day we learn of more schools that have temporarily shuttered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, also known as coronavirus.

Why e-learning is key to building disaster-proof education

Neo LMS

Being an educator in a country that is affected by typhoons almost twenty times a year is no laughing matter. On top of that, add in monsoon rains that cause flooding, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

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Four Ways to Facilitate Virtual Learning if Schools Close

Education Elements

As the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak spreads, more school districts have been asking us about virtual learning. This is an important topic to consider as schools have begun closing their brick and mortar doors and turned to virtual learning.

16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we struggle with the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, many of us educators are figuring out how to prepare to teach online. Blended learning (having a face to face and an online classroom) is best.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Tips for Designing an Online Lesson Using the 5 Es Instructional Model

Catlin Tucker

Covid 19 has educators and educational institutions worried about and preparing for possible school closures. What happens if students have to stay home for days or even weeks? How can we keep them learning remotely?

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Sometimes Kids Just Need to Play During School

User Generated Education

Teachers get so much pressure to meet standards and prepare students for state mandated tests, that I believe they forget their students are just kids. Because of this pressure, too many teacher education and professional development strategies stress the concept of time on task.

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How to Learn in an Online Classroom – Student Tutorial

The CoolCatTeacher

For synchronous classrooms From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In addition to a learning management system (LMS), students need to know how to learn in an online synchronous classroom. Educators need to establish protocols and systems for this as well.

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New Book: Inquiry and PBL

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher has a new book out, Inquiry-based Teaching with PBL: 34 Lesson Plans. Inquiry-based teaching requires a mindset that makes curiosity a cornerstone of learning with lessons that value it.

Students Remember Experiences, Rarely Grades

A Principal's Reflections

As a kid, my parents used to take me to professional baseball and hockey games all the time. Even though I was an avid sports fan, I think I looked forward to the food and walking around the venue more than watching the sport that was being played.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

50 elearning activities, templates and tutorials

Ditch That Textbook

Elearning activities can be fun AND promote quality learning. Here are lots of examples and templates to use! It's easy to feel anxious, overwhelmed and frustrated if you're asked to create elearning activities and teach remotely because of a school closure. You might be asking.What are my students going to do?How How can they continue learning […]. The post 50 elearning activities, templates and tutorials appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

How to achieve disaster-proof education

Neo LMS

Being an educator in a country that is affected by typhoons almost twenty times a year is no laughing matter. On top of that, add in monsoon rains that cause flooding, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

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Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 562: The Tech-infused Teacher. MTI 562 starts Monday, March 23, 2020 . Click to sign up. The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

Teaching Science Online with Chris Anderson

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As schools are working to blend teaching or go completely online, what about science? Isn’t science supposed to be totally hands-on?

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

What is Learning Sciences and Why Does It Matter?

Digital Promise

How can research help everyone who is working to improve education, including teachers, educational leaders, designers, technologists, and policy makers?

How Do We Encourage More Young Women to Innovate and Transform the World

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” ” – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. I am the mother of a 3 year-old girl. Each day I think of ways to help her develop into an intelligent, independent, unapologetic, brave, creative, compassionate, and resilient human being.

World Maths Day–March 14

Ask a Tech Teacher

The first World Maths Day was held on March 14, 2007 (also Pi Day), and has ever since been held occasionally on the 1st Wednesday in March. March 2020 World Maths Day is one of the world’s largest global educational events aimed at lifting numeracy standards in a fun and meaningful way.

5 Steps to Regain Control of Your Classroom with Linda Kardamis

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Is your classroom out of control? Are you struggling to teach but student behavior is getting in the way? Today, classroom management expert, Linda Kardamis gives us a place to start.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Learning Impact: The Facilities Manager as an Extension of the Educator

EdNews Daily

By Dan Ringo In today’s educational setting facility managers should be seen as an extension of the primary educator.

Resources, tips and more for remote and e-learning (teaching online)

Educational Technology Guy

Resources, tips and more for remote and e-learning (teaching online) Many teachers and schools have resources for blended learning and even for students who are home or hospital bound to "attend" class.

Subscriber Special: March

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. March: Join our technology-in-education newsletter for updates on edtech resources, classes, and webtools. get 10% off on any Structured Learning products.

Motivating Your School on Mondays with Mark French

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Mark French is a principal who is redefining the role.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

And So We Persist (On LuzMaria Rojas-Vilson and Elizabeth Warren and …)

The Jose Vilson

I’m watching her wince through her knee injury. She forces her hips and legs to cooperate while she walks gingerly to the couch. It wasn’t always like this.

What Two National Studies Say About Successful Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Instructional coaching is increasingly attracting the interest of education practitioners and researchers. Empirical studies suggest that instructional coaching can provide a critical form of teacher professional development (PD).

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Using music as a strategy for more inclusive e-learning and course design

Neo LMS

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow famously declared music to be the “universal language of mankind,” and science even backs up his claim. Music appears in every society observed,” according to The Harvard Gazette , and aficionados of the medium typically start at a young age.

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The Giraffe Award: How a Small Celebration Can Change Your Team’s Culture

Education Elements

As a first generation college graduate, I recognize daily the impact my investment in a quality academic experience has had on my life.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

What is Hip? Portland Education is Now Defining the Education Experience

EdNews Daily

“Maybe hipper than hip, but what’s hip today might become passé” – Emilio Castillo,John David Garibaldi and Stephen M Kupka, Tower of Power Portland Oregon is arguably one of America’s hippest cities.

Remote Learning Takes Stage Amidst Coronavirus Concerns

CUE

Distance – or remote – learning has recently been brought to the forefront of the education world in the weeks following news of a novel coronavirus outbreak across the United States and the rest of the globe.

A Letter to Educators Teaching Online for the First Time

Edsurge

Dear Teachers, Last week, the two of us had a conversation about school leaders who would be leading and making decisions related to the spread of COVID-19. That conversation turned into a set of guidelines that we published first with Global Online Academy and later with EdSurge.