How Educators Can Support Families of Children with Disabilities During Hybrid or Online Learning

Waterford

The sudden shift to online or hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has created plenty of challenges for students, schools, and parents. But how can schools and families follow an IEP when learning moves online? The physical learning space is important, as well.

10 Strategies Designed to Engage Elementary Students Online

Catlin Tucker

A few weeks ago, I published a blog titled “ 8 Ideas Designed to Engage Students In Active Learning Online.” ” I had several elementary teachers request that I work on a similar blog focused on younger learners. 2 Virtual Jigsaw Activity with Google Slides.

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Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well. Coronavirus closures gave many just days.

The Hechinger Report

After the Arizona State University Preparatory Academy announced on Friday, March 13, that it would shift its 11 schools to online learning because of the coronavirus crisis, teacher Theresa Ordell switched to high gear.

Sudden Shift to Online Learning Revealed Gaps in Digital Literacy, Study Finds

Edsurge

When schools abruptly moved online as COVID-19 swept across the U.S. Many also ended up serving as tech support for students and their parents, who themselves struggled to learn new tools as well. Education Technology Digital and Media Literacy Teaching & Learning Coronavirus

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10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Many teachers are jumping on board with Google Classroom right now, sink or swim! So in this post, I am going to give you 10 Google Classroom tips for remote learning.

Where have all the kindergartners gone?

The Hechinger Report

Annika Dunlap, 5, learns math with her mom, Nahoko Dunlap, 39. The Dunlaps withdrew Annika from online kindergarten after one day. She learned to mute and unmute.”. Today Annika attends the Little Mud Puddles Learning Center, a private preschool, with her 3-year-old brother.

Will the students who didn’t show up for online class this spring go missing forever?

The Hechinger Report

Monica Williams remembers the late May day she and first grade teacher Lizette Gutierrez reconnected with the four young siblings from Cable Elementary. No teachers from the San Antonio elementary had heard from the children since schools closed abruptly in March due to the pandemic.

Trying to improve remote learning? A refugee camp offers some surprising lessons

The Hechinger Report

While the pandemic and the sudden shutdown of schools provoked fear, the teachers at this remote refugee camp in northern Iraq weren’t worried about how students would cope: They were confident their students were prepared to take their learning fully online.

How to improve schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to students

The Hechinger Report

Most educators and students agree: Learning took a nosedive last spring when schools closed during the coronavirus pandemic. After instruction went online when schools closed last spring, just 39 percent of over 20,000 students surveyed said they “learned a lot every day.”.

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Is the pandemic our chance to reimagine education for students with disabilities?

The Hechinger Report

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), today, more than 7 million children, or 14 percent of public school students , are entitled to special services and accommodations to help them learn. Classes will be online until at least the spring. All kids learn.

Remote learning has been a disaster for many students. But some kids have thrived

The Hechinger Report

Dalton McKittrick is among a small number of students who have thrived in remote learning. Like millions of other American school children, he was pushed into remote learning from home when the coronavirus hit this spring. He enjoyed learning again. He enjoyed learning again.

A Look Back at 2020 Teaching What It Means for 2021

The CoolCatTeacher

Pamela is the author of the book, “ Like No Other School Year: 2020, COVID-19 and the Growth of Online Learning. They offer over 280 online graduate-level PD courses in 20 subject areas. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF.

Planning for Elementary School Closures #CoronaVirus #CoVid19 #RemoteLearning

The Innovative Educator

In the age of technology, planning for secondary students has become a bit easier as many schools already use platforms like Google Classroom, Schoology, or Microsoft Teams. Additionally, childcare is not as a big of a concern for older children, but what about elementary school students? Online Platforms Parents Facebook is where parents already are and the learning curve for most is non-existent. Google Voice might be a good option for this.

Best practices for remote learning, according to experts

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Individual learning time doesn’t have to be lonely.

Who ya gonna call? Remote learning helpline for teachers…and parents

The Hechinger Report

The “dream team” of experts answering calls all had stellar credentials: They were teachers themselves, with training in how to deploy technology for learning and years of classroom experience. Related: Rhode Island teachers trying out blended learning — but without high stakes pressure.

3 Things to Learn Over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Like it or not, blended learning is here to stay. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Whatever happens, online learning will play a huge role in our teaching.

10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Many teachers are jumping on board with Google Classroom right now, sink or swim! So in this post, I am going to give you 10 Google Classroom tips for remote learning.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

With ideas for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Drawings for all subjects and ages, you’ll want to scroll down and follow the links in our enhanced show notes. Learn more! Subscribe to the Show Want some other cool Google Tools ideas? That’s all these Google tools. And Eric Curts @ ericcurts from Control Alt Achieve and co-leader of their higher Google Educators group has so many fantastic ideas. So why don’t we start off with Google Docs.

High schoolers report on what it’s like doing school in a pandemic

The Hechinger Report

Roughly 200,000 — 20 percent — of New York City public school students have diagnosed learning disabilities. It can be very difficult for these students to obtain adequate support and accommodations, as learning disabilities are commonly misunderstood among the general public.

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.

SEL and Physical Exercise – 8 weeks of Free Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Social-emotional learning is a vital part of health and wellness. As students stay home, learn some ideas to help students be healthier at home during this time with some videos you can share with the students.

The Top 20 Podcast Episodes

Shake Up Learning

The post The Top 20 Podcast Episodes appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I started the Shake Up Learning Show Podcast in 2018. You can stream episodes right here on the Shake Up Learning website. HINT: It’s all about the LEARNING! Shake Up Learning 2020.

5 Googley Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Curts gives us five ways to use Google apps, extensions and tools to celebrate Poetry Month. From blackout poetry to rhymefinding extensions, learn about some tools you can use all year long in your language arts classes. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online PD courses for K-12 teachers. Google” friend Eric Curts. He knows everything about Google, but also we’re talking about poetry because April is Poetry Month.

Send Students on a Virtual Field Trip to Disney World with Their Bitmoji Teachers! Free Template!

Teacher Reboot Camp

I was really inspired and created my very own Bitmoji virtual school field trip to Disney World with some of our elementary teachers. It won’t take long at all to set up, because I made a Google Slides template you can copy and edit as you like.

Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

The Hechinger Report

My biggest worry is the kids I’ve gotten no response from,” said Rose, who is retiring in June and never expected to end her career struggling with online teaching. “I’m Along with Rose, I contacted a middle and an elementary school teacher to see how they are faring.

The Future of Online Teaching in a Post-COVID World – SULS093

Shake Up Learning

The post The Future of Online Teaching in a Post-COVID World – SULS093 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As the role of the classroom teacher continues to evolve in this post-COVID world, it’s important to look at the future of online teaching. Lessons Learned.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

But while many districts around the country have moved to remote learning platforms like Google Classroom, Coe was using the school’s copy machine to put together printed packets for his students to take home. We can’t do any of that online stuff.”.

Teachers use high and low-tech means to reach English Language Learners during coronavirus crisis

The Hechinger Report

Administrators at Dorchester School District Two in suburban Summerville, South Carolina, were well aware of the digital divide when they decided to give students both paper and online resources after shuttering schools because of coronavirus.

Is blended learning really “the best of both worlds”?

The Christensen Institute

You’ve likely heard the declaration that blended learning combines the best of online learning and face-to-face instruction, or simply, is “the best of both worlds.” A quick Google search of the phrase pulls up numerous examples, including “[b]lended learning programs truly are the best of both worlds for students, instructors and the institution” and “[b]lended learning combines the best of traditional, face-to-face teaching with online instruction.”.

‘I can’t do this anymore’: How four middle schoolers are struggling though the pandemic

The Hechinger Report

It felt, to Anuar, like another sign that remote learning wasn’t going to go well for him. After Philadelphia schools closed in March for the coronavirus, he’d dutifully logged in each morning to online classes on the laggy computer his mother got for him years earlier.

4 Online Courses to help you become a better teacher

The Electric Educator

Starting at the end of January I am offering 4 unique online courses that will help you use technology more effectively and confidently in your classroom. Each course is 5 weeks long and will be facilitated through Google Classroom. Winter Courses Starting January 22, 2018 Teaching with Chromebooks Using Chromebooks with Elementary Students Starting February 19, 2018 Designing Multimedia Projects Creating Google Proof Lessons Not Sure?

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Almost no district was truly ready to plunge into remote learning full time and with no end in sight. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools. Blaney Elementary School in Elgin, S.C.,

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School. In one class, Danusis introduces me to a lanky child in rain boots, who clicks through an online math program while chatting about a baby goat that’s being weaned in her backyard. Future of Learning.

StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

His traditional resume failed to document the thousands of hours that he spent online in self-taught learning about the automotive industry. This frustration led to the creation of StackUp, a way for Nick (and others like him) to better document self-directed learning. As an educator, StackUp immediately appealed to me for the way that it could capture my own learning. Teachers can also set up challenges based on a specific website or time spent learning in a category.

Google Apps For Education Now Has More Than 50 Million Users

TeachThought - Learn better.

Google Apps For Education Now Has More Than 50 Million Users. by Cinthya Mohr , User Experience Lead, Google for Education. He wants to know whether his students are getting the key concept, so he posts a question in Google Classroom and instantly reviews their answers. Google Classroom launched last August, and now more than 10 million educators and students across the globe actively use it to teach and learn together, save time, and stay organized.