5 ways technology can help schools meet CDC guidelines this fall

eSchool News

In order to best protect both students and staff, the CDC has presented a list of guidelines for schools to open safely and effectively. Many of these guidelines can be met and make for a smoother transition with the use of technology.

Four Guidelines for Innovating and Designing a Book Unit


When I reached the age in school where book projects, or book reports as they were called back then, started to be assigned, I was more than eager to share my reading experience with my classmates. Unfortunately, the book report experience was a HUGE disappointment.

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Chicago Schools Update Guidelines for Transgender Students

K-12 Schools - Education News

Updated guidelines for Chicago Public Schools have been announced, including a statement concerning transgender and gender nonconforming students. The guidelines informed these students that they would be allowed to use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identities.

5 Guidelines for Rational School Leader Response to Social Media Issues

The 21st Century Principal

This Winston-Salem Journal Editorial “More Education, Guidelines Needed for Officials, Students on Social Media and School Security,” makes the usual call for more rules and education about improper use of social media. She was arrested for making a false report and communicating threats, and as the editorial indicates, she faces some serious prison time for her actions which is as it should be.

College Board Revises AP US History Guidelines After Controversy

K-12 Schools - Education News

After controversy over the guidelines for the Advanced Placement United States History curriculum, a new, “more-balanced” take on the past was released last week that will go into effect immediately.

Report: 41 percent of schools are under-connected

eSchool News

A new report details the importance of state advocacy in connecting schools, students to broadband internet. The report highlights the pivotal role state leaders and policymakers play in helping districts and schools implement high-speed broadband and wi-fi in schools.

The Gift of Failure Can Lead to Success


She also effectively describes how educators can work with parents, reports retired principal Mary Langer Thompson. Book Reviews Parenting bullying failure growth mindset Harper helicopter parenting Jessica Lahey Mary Langer Thompson middle school parenting praise school guidelines

Report Recommends Teacher Training Literacy Instruction

K-12 Schools - Education News

A report by the International Literacy Association has found that only 18 states require prospective elementary school teachers to complete specific courses related to literacy education. “We hope this initial report is a starting point for that conversation.”

5 Ways for Students to Become School Reporters Using Social Media

Gaggle Speaks

Encourage students to become school reporters to redirect their social media behavior to something more positive and to increase the social media activity for your school. Set a few guidelines. Keeping up with social media can be a full-time job.

Making Book Reports Exciting with mysimpleshow

Fractus Learning

It was that time of the quarter again – time for book reports. Some students love reading and writing about the book they’ve been assigned, but over the years I’ve found that most pre-teens don’t dream about writing book reports…well, unless it’s a bad dream?

Report Shows School Suspensions Amount to 18 Million Days

K-12 Schools - Education News

The report, “ Are We Closing the School Discipline Gap ,” looked at data for every school district across the country, finding school systems in Missouri, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania that have an “alarming” suspension rate of 20% or higher among their elementary school students.

What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

Each year the New Media Consortium (NMC) and CoSN—the Consortium for School Networking — jointly create the Horizon Report. The 2016 Report is made possible by Share Fair Nation at go.nmc.org/2016-k12 ). Both the Horizon Report and Toolkit are free.

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The Zen of Coloring

The Daring Librarian

Guidelines NOT Rules Ok, sorta like rules. After a few weeks, I did find that we had to have some guidelines for the coloring corner -but I don't like to call them rules! Jüng in the early 20th century" reports the Huffington Post. There's a NEW!

PROOF POINTS: The evolving science of how kids contract and spread coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

In March 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic erupted in the United States, epidemiological reports circulated that children weren’t getting the virus very often and, when they did, their cases were mild. The news reports seemed good. The CDC issued new guidelines on July 23.

Implications of the 2012 NMC Horizon Report for 21st Century School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

This reminder is the 2012 NMC Horizon Report K-12 Edition ( You can download it here. This report is a snapshot review of trends that have the greatest potential to disrupt and shape education in the next five years. While the report is not meant to be predictive, it does serve as a point of thought and discussion for the 21st century school leader. Here''s what the 2012 NMC Horizon Report outlines as the technologies closest to adoption in our schools.

8 Goal-Setting Tips for Teachers to Prepare for an Uncertain School Year


Keep an eye on community guidelines. Restrictions vary depending on the school district and will likely change based on local health department guidelines. One useful and timely teacher goal can be to stay informed about community guidelines as the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop.

Effective Educational Videos in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Teachers report that the length of videos preferred is generally 2 to 10 minutes according to 79% of teachers surveyed. Over 60% of teachers report feeling frustrated sometimes in their search for the right educational videos.

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Tracking COVID Cases to Better Safeguard Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

The CDC has also released specific guidelines to help guide the reopening of schools and the subsequent re-entry of students. A proactive approach entails the establishment of protocols to track and report COVID cases across a school district while abiding by privacy laws.

Special Education (SPED) and Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Below are some specific pieces from the report I have pulled where I also add my thoughts. Guidelines are one thing, but seeing what it looks like in the field is another.

5 new developments in physical and network safety

eSchool News

Tools that monitor social media for threats, anonymous reporting systems, and databases to track and identify potentially preventable patterns among shootings are growing in popularity as educators recognize the importance of technology in preventing school violence.

Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

In this case, I inform the Breakout Groups to decide on a spokesperson or two to report to the whole group. Individual or small groups are asked to take a slide of a shared Google Slide presentation to report on a given topic.

How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact research in U.S. These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

Ask a Tech Teacher

The program had me update my login to the new standards and made it easy to add students under the new guidelines. Improved web dashboard: Teachers (and parents) can now get detailed math skills reports on player progress by the day and week.

4 Tips for Effective Virtual Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

Of those surveyed, 41 percent also reported feeling overwhelmed from receiving too much information, resources and tools to assist them with virtual learning. The unexpected shift to remote learning last spring revealed that many educators still struggle to teach with technology.

When Reopening Schools Safety Must Come First

A Principal's Reflections

While most teachers report working more than usual, nearly two-thirds say they haven't been able to properly do their jobs in an educational system upended by the coronavirus. As more and more states and countries reopen their respective economies, schools will soon follow.

Tears, confusion and financial woes as colleges abruptly end semesters and send students home

The Hechinger Report

In addition to offering guidelines to help students, Goldrick-Rab said she spent the day fielding frantic phone calls from colleagues all over the country who have very little idea of how to teach online and have to figure it out immediately. “It’s

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

In fact, according to StopBullying.gov, 52 percent of young people report being cyberbullied and over half of them don’t report it to their parents. You can find age-specific guidelines, videos, and articles that offer advice, resources, and more from parents and experts.

Programmatic Best Practices for Healthy Academic Programs


Properly supporting faculty with program guidelines, time definitions within their contracts, and stipends tailored to their time investment. Allowing the students to self-register for courses without staff reports or approvals.

5 Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking

EdTech Magazine

New educational guidelines from ISTE stress the importance of contextualizing science, technology, engineering and math skills through everyday classroom activities. . 5 Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 01/23/2019 - 16:34.

New Guidance on Conducting Research Unveiled for Ed-Tech Companies

Marketplace K-12

A set of 16 guidelines describes how companies should conduct and report ed-tech research to meet ESSA requirements and educators' expectations. The post New Guidance on Conducting Research Unveiled for Ed-Tech Companies appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Academic Research Conferences Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Market Research Product Research

How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class


In a survey from the International Journal of Education, 97% of teachers reported never or seldom using a flexible curriculum for their students.[2] Guidelines to assist the implementation of differentiated learning activities in South African secondary schools.

4 Tips for Effective Virtual Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

Of those surveyed, 41 percent also reported feeling overwhelmed from receiving too much information, resources and tools to assist them with virtual learning. Social distancing guidelines pushed many districts to deliver PD online to support educators and help them manage their online classrooms. The unexpected shift to remote learning last spring revealed that many educators still struggle to teach with technology.

Google Launches YouTube curriculum on Digital Citizenship

Educational Technology Guy

It is for students aged 13-17 and there are 10 lessons about YouTube’s policies, how to report content, how to protect their own privacy, and how to be responsible YouTube community members and digital citizens.

Simple Way to Determine Your Website's Accessibility

The Innovative Educator

The WAVE Report Once you hit enter you will get a report with errors and alerts. Reading the Report To read the report, simply click the red flag to determine your issues.

Kicking the Tires: A Pathway to Better Ed-Tech Pilots

Digital Promise

In interviews for our study, school districts often report pilots as informal processes for trying learning software – more akin to kicking the tires than taking a test drive followed by a 50-point inspection. Both express interest in developing guidelines for better pilots.