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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.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

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.

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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 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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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?

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.

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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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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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.

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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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Innovators Worth Watching: 98point6

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. Primary care is the all-important gatekeeper of one’s health. But primary care is complex, hard to access, and fading into obscurity.

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.

10 game hooks to inspire learning in your class

Ditch That Textbook

As children, we play Chutes and Ladders and Memory. When we get older, we play Monopoly and Settlers of Catan. On our phones, we play Candy Crush and Pokemon Go. We're even playing games when we collect Starbucks stars and airline rewards miles. Games are a huge part of our lives. They help us pass the time. We get […]. The post 10 game hooks to inspire learning in your class appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Gamification

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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Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

On International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate the women who are working to build a better tomorrow

The Christensen Institute

In the 2019 Goalkeepers report, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation shared how geography can create hardship for people, noting that the symptoms of poverty are disproportionately felt by women and girls.

3 Leadership Lessons From Netflix Culture

Education Elements

I had the opportunity to attend a webinar with Lynn Carter, Director of Talent Acquisition at Netflix. Many of you know Netflix as the first company to ship a DVD straight to your home (my mom still loyally queues up movies to be delivered to her Oregon home every week).

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.

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.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.