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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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Is blended learning in decline? Reconciling survey and anecdotal data

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, the Institute published data from our latest surveys of teachers and administrators. To my surprise, that data, collected in October 2021, suggests that teachers have declining interest in blended learning.

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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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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.

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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Teacher Engagement Part I: Understanging Cognitive Engagement in Blended Learning Environments

Catlin Tucker

What do teachers find mentally stimulating about their work? What causes teachers to invest their mental energy and time resources in a task? What aspects of a teacher’s work lead them to engage in problem-solving, critical thinking, and reflection?

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.

Don’t apply to safety schools for their own sake

The Christensen Institute

As college application deadlines loom and students make their final decisions about where to apply, the conventional wisdom is clear: Because it’s never been harder to get into your dream school, apply to multiple safety schools. The conventional wisdom is mistaken, however.

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White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

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 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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Education Has Been Hammering the Wrong Nail. We Have to Focus on the Early Years.

Edsurge

Maria and her husband arrived at Adventist HealthCare’s The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness in 2018, seeking answers for their then-2-year-old middle son, Lucas.

What Disney can teach the healthcare industry about consumer behavior

The Christensen Institute

Over Thanksgiving, I found my copy of the book If Disney Ran Your Hospital. When rereading the book, I remembered an interesting story from Disney World that really drove home the power of understanding human behavior. . Many people don’t think about the placement of trash cans, but Disney did.

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

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.

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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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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Global Prosperity: Our top 10 blogs of 2021

The Christensen Institute

2021 started with a ray of hope that life would “return to normal” after multiple COVID-19 vaccines were released. That hope quickly dissipated once new variants began to emerge, followed by a resurgence of the virus in many countries around the world.

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

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.

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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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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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The Surprising History of Google's Push to Scan Millions of Library Books

Edsurge

Nearly 20 years ago, Google made an ambitious play to digitize the content of some of the world’s largest research libraries.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

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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5 Things to Ask About Disaster Recovery as a Service

EdTech Magazine

Disaster Recovery as a Service is a simple way to ensure a school district’s operations can continue during unexpected events. Here are five questions to ask potential providers. Is the Service a Good Match For My IT Portfolio?

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

The Still-Evolving Future of University Credentials

Edsurge

Five years ago, I published a book on the future of university credentials, making some predictions about what seemed likely to come next in the market for degrees and emerging forms of alternative college credentials.

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the BestColleges.com research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.