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7 tips for a strong remote learning strategy

eSchool News

Each year, we share our 10 most-read stories. Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on student engagement and online or hybrid learning strategies related to pandemic teaching. This year’s 9th most-read story focuses on strategies for impactful remote learning.

IoT in Education: Tech Makes Gains in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

The Internet of Things is the connection of devices — beyond tools such as computers — to the internet. IoT refers to technology, such as fitness wearables and smart home devices, that have sensors and software for exchanging data with other devices or systems via a network connection.

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Making a Family Story Video For A School Project

Ask a Tech Teacher

Working on a school project could be fun if you’re making it together with your kid. If they need to create footage to tell a story of your family. One of our Ask a Tech Teacher crew has some tips on how to make it properly. What Is A Family Story Video?

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A Systematic Approach to Social and Emotional Support

A Principal's Reflections

It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on youth across the world. While learning recovery remains a needed area of focus, virtually every educator I come in contact with explains that students are a year or two behind socially.

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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.

HP Teaching Fellows Support Students with Social-Emotional Learning

Digital Promise

More crucial than ever in the age of COVID, learners need to reconnect and build strong relationships. Educators are incorporating social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies and activities in their classrooms by creating routines, forming positive relationships, and building resilience.

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See you January 3rd!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ll be taking a few weeks off–December 19-January 3rd–to edit/format my website, work on projects with a deadline, prioritize life, and wish my two adult military children could come home to visit.

24 of the Best Children’s Books by Age

Waterford

Knowing a book’s recommended grade level can help you find books that best fit children where they are in their literacy development. Not all children in a classroom will read at the same level. But suggested grade levels can help you find books that will strengthen specific reading skills.

2021 Reflections: Looking Back and Harnessing Powerful Possibilities

Digital Promise

In the report “Healing, Community, and Humanity: How Students and Teachers Want to Reinvent Schools Post-COVID,” Justin Reich and Jal Mehta consider that one of education’s biggest challenges in the years ahead will be to harness “the experience and urgency for change” and apply that energy to the sustained improvement of schools.

3 Before Me: A Teaching method that boosts student independence and raises team players

Neo LMS

Most parents and educators strive to find the right balance in education between the ability to cooperate and independence. Both are essential at school and in life. As social beings, we must learn to collaborate with our peers if we want to be part of major projects that require teamwork.

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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!

How To Become The Best Student While Learning Remotely

EdTech4Beginners

Due to the difficult epidemiological situation, the dominant part of universities, colleges, and schools have switched to distance learning. It’s a common practice around the world and is helping to reduce the incidence of Covid-19.

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A little-known program could be a model for how to spend billions in federal money on childcare

The Hechinger Report

BRUSH, Colo. Donna Araujo has been a fixture in this rural community for two decades.

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Building a Culture of Digital Innovation in Education with Student Devices

EdTech Magazine

In a world where digital natives are now sending their own children to school, technology in the classroom should no longer be optional. I’ve spent the past few years as an instructional coach showing teachers how to integrate technology into the curriculum.

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How to Add Audio to Google Slides

Teacher Tech

How to add audio to Google Slides is fun and easy! The post How to Add Audio to Google Slides appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Slides google Google Slides GoogleEDU slides

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6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

21 great tools for AR and VR in the classroom

eSchool News

Each year, we share our 10 most-read stories. Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on student engagement and online or hybrid learning strategies related to pandemic teaching. This year’s 10th most-read story focuses on engaging AR and VR tools to use in the classroom.

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To increase and maintain teacher diversity, listen to teachers of color

The Hechinger Report

PHOENIX, Ariz. — When Sandra Jenkins started teaching at Betty H. Fairfax High School in Phoenix 14 years ago, she had three Master’s degrees and four teaching certificates.

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Roundtable: Is Digital Equity Attainable in K–12 Education?

EdTech Magazine

Families throughout the nation faced digital inequities before the pandemic became a factor in the spring of 2020. However, with the shift to remote learning, the conversation around the digital divide became impossible to ignore.

How to Write in Plain Language for Teaching

techlearning

Using plain language for school websites and family communication is an effective way to assure understanding, especially when translation is involved

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6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

8 virtual field trips for STEM education

eSchool News

Each year, we share our 10 most-read stories. Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on student engagement and online or hybrid learning strategies related to pandemic teaching.

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How to do online learning well? A California district has some answers.

The Hechinger Report

LINDSAY, Calif. — On a morning this fall at Washington Elementary, a young boy, sitting at a table with five of his peers, held a tablet while he built a digital snowman — a cool proposition given the 85-degree heat just outside his air-conditioned classroom.

Authentic Project Based Learning, Santa Believes in PBL… How about You?

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Did you know that Santa believes in Project Based Learning? It’s true… in fact, I have worked quite hard at finding evidence that supports this conclusion. Upon further reflection, it occurred to me that not only does Santa believe in PBL, he practices many of its positive attributes at his workshop.

Google Classroom: Grading with Drive’s Preview Mode

Teacher Tech

Preview student files in Google Drive for a faster experience to review student work. The post Google Classroom: Grading with Drive’s Preview Mode appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Drive Google Grading classroom drive google Google Classroom Google Drive GoogleEDU grading

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.

Understanding the link between digital literacy, gaming and safety

Neo LMS

Students are spending more time online than ever before. Forty-four percent of children under the age of 18 use electronics for more than four hours a day, and the average average 8 to 12-year-old child spends four to six hours using or watching screens per day.

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Credential chaos: Growing “maze” of education credentials is confusing consumers and employers

The Hechinger Report

When Nate Tsang gets a resume from a job applicant to his company, WallStreetZen, he often sees credentials he’s never heard of. This story also appeared in The Washington Post.

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How technology impacts literacy

eSchool News

Each year, we share our 10 most-read stories. Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on student engagement and online or hybrid learning strategies related to pandemic teaching.

Google Forms: Setting the Confirmation Message

Teacher Tech

After students finish filling out their Google Form, what do you want to tell them? The post Google Forms: Setting the Confirmation Message appeared first on Teacher Tech. Forms Google google Google Forms GoogleEDU

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.

Brad and Jenn's Best Book's of 2021!

Adjusting Course

Big news from the co-hosts of Read This Now !! Ever since we started the show, we’ve been sharing two books we think you might enjoy. We don’t booktalk every book we read, but we try to make sure your TBR piles are bursting with awesome titles.

More students question college, putting counselors in a fresh quandary

The Hechinger Report

WINTHROP, Wash. When the afternoon bell rang, Autumn Edwards, a high school senior in the Methow Valley, on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains, rushed out of class to her 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck — and to her job at a ranch. This story also appeared in USA Today.

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How to assess your school’s indoor air quality

eSchool News

COVID-19 ushered forth a plethora of new safety guidelines and strategies intended to bring students and teachers back to the classroom as safely as possible. Indoor air quality has topped the list of school leaders’ concerns.