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7 tips for home-based learning

eSchool News

This story on how to make the most of home-based learning, originally published on March 16, was eSN’s No. 4 most popular story of 2020. Check back each day for the next story in our countdown.

The Best Teacher Tips and Lesson Ideas of 2020

Shake Up Learning

The post The Best Teacher Tips and Lesson Ideas of 2020 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here are the BEST Blog Posts and Podcasts of 2020! I have put together a list of the BEST and most popular Shake Up Learning blog posts and podcast episodes from 2020.

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What Is Rote Learning And Why Is It Controversial?

Fractus Learning

Do teachers still use rote learning today, or is it an obsolete and no longer an effective learning method? Rote learning is a learning process based-on repetition. Examples of rote learning are memorizing basic concepts like numbers, the alphabet, or multiplication tables.

Public Domain Day and Happy New Year!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, January 1st, is P ublic Domain Day. This is an observance of when copyrights expire and works enter into the public domain–free for all to use.

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.

Education Predictions for an Unpredictable 2021

Education Elements

I got started with this tradition of predictions in 2010 after reading Disrupting Class, a book by Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn. In their book, they predicted that by 2019, 50% of all high school courses will be online in some blended learning model.

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Farewell, 2020: Lessons Learned

Catlin Tucker

When I was in college, I started writing a holiday newsletter to include with my Christmas cards. My mother had always written a newsletter, so it seemed a natural way to reflect on the year. It also provided friends and family with an update on my life in a pre-social media world.

Top Posts of 2020

A Principal's Reflections

The year began like any other. From a blogging perspective, I kicked it off with a post on what could be as a means to pump up educators as they continued to move towards embracing innovative strategies and ideas. In my opinion, January always represents an excellent opportunity to try something new.

Command and control versus key principles and autonomy

Dangerously Irrelevant

In Leadership and the New Science , Margaret Wheatley noted: Scientists now describe how order and form are created not by complex controls, but by the presence of a few guiding formulas or principles repeating back on themselves through the exercise of individual freedom.

29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

When we posted our 2020 predictions on January 1 last year, we–along with the majority of the world–definitely didn’t anticipate the curveball that was (and continues to be) the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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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 Remote Learning Practices for Librarians

techlearning

10 steps to manage your library as a fully digital learning resource

12 Of Our Best Articles About Remote Teaching And Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

From Zoom tools to types of blended learning to principles of student engagement, here are 12 articles about remote teaching and learning. The post 12 Of Our Best Articles About Remote Teaching And Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Remote Teaching

Books I read in December 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in December 2020… Call for the Dead , John Le Carré [thriller]. A Song for the Dark Times , Ian Rankin [thriller]. Rhythm of War , Brandon Sanderson [fantasy]. Gust Front , John Ringo [sci fi]. Earthgrip , Harry Turtledove [sci fi].

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Station Rotation Virtually with @MsBDuncan

Teacher Tech

I created this virtual station rotation after completing #DitchSummit20 over Christmas break. Many wonderful eduleaders shared keen advice on student engagement tools, strategies and pedagogy that can work in a hybrid, concurrent, or full virtual classroom.

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.

The Pandemic Closed Our Doors But Opened Our Minds: Why My School District Will Not Return to ‘Normal’

Edsurge

Educators around the globe knew this school year would be like nothing we had ever experienced.

Equity and equality are not equal

eSchool News

A rising tide raises all boats. However, it is hard to guarantee equal outcomes in education when students are not starting from the same place, nor are they exposed to the same quality of instruction. People throw around the term “equity in education” so frequently that it has lost significance.

A Model For Teaching And Learning With iPads

TeachThought - Learn better.

How can the iPad promote a broader set of evidence of understanding? How can it promote the assessment of higher-order thinking skills? The post A Model For Teaching And Learning With iPads appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Apple Learning Models Terry Heick

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6 Ultimate Productivity Tips to Help You Build Your EDU Brand in 2021

TeacherCast

Welcome Content Creators! Click To Download This Poster. If you are reading this blog, you are probably interested in learning how to better organize your podcast, blog, website, or other content creating adventure.

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.

Online Education Isn’t the Sideshow. It’s the Main Event.

Edsurge

I can’t start a personal reflection without first acknowledging how enormously difficult this year has been for my staff, our higher ed partners and faculty, and the students we serve together.

12 multimedia learning tools for the classroom

eSchool News

Multimedia learning tools play an important role in classrooms in a number of ways–including, but not limited to, boosting creativity, encouraging student engagement, and helping students learn to collaborate.

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020 for alicekeeler.com

Teacher Tech

For most of us 2020 was not a typical year. Turns out the top blog post hits of 2020 were not in 2020 at all! Google Classroom Header Template 2. Roll Dice in Google Slides Add Videos to Google Classroom 4. Google Slides Rotate to Portrait Mode 5. Submitting Photos to Google Classroom 6. […].

While many colleges are making big cuts, a few opt for permanent transformation

The Hechinger Report

UNITY, Maine — Like many campuses around the country, Unity College is silent, and not only because it’s buried under a thick covering of snow. This story also appeared in PBS Newshour.

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.

Recovering From 2020 Requires Supporting Students, Starting With Their Basic Needs

Edsurge

Around the world, people are starting to turn hopeful eyes toward the new year as the fervent desire to banish 2020 grows. Many have tried to find meaning from the loss we’ve experienced over the past year. But the lessons to be learned here are not new or unique to the pandemic.

Here’s the biggest mistake educators make with remote learning

eSchool News

This story on the biggest mistakes educators are making during remote learning, originally published on June 4, was eSN’s No. 2 most popular story of 2020. Check back each day for the next story in our countdown.

8 Things to Do Before You Write a Grant Proposal

techlearning

Before you even sit down to write a grant proposal, do your research and prep accordingly

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Hot Tip: Duplicate the Tab and Collaborate

Teacher Tech

Google Docs is designed for collaboration. Which means you might be in a lengthy document with other people who are editing the document at the same time.

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.