Free Family Engagement Tool For Impacted Schools and Districts

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PowerMyLearning, a national nonprofit, is committed to helping school and district leaders who are mobilizing to implement remote learning plans in response to COVID-19. PowerMyLearning Family Playlists® can help make that transition smoother. PowerMyLearning is offering our Family Playlists program completely free of charge to all schools and districts impacted by COVID-19 from now through the end of the school year.

Yes, school resources are limited—but don’t ignore what students can offer

The Christensen Institute

PeerForward creates a college-going culture in high schools by mobilizing influential students who lead schoolwide campaigns to get their peers to college. Students are struggling during COVID-19.

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What Students Gain When They See Parents Struggle

Edsurge

And then there’s the approach we’ve taken at PowerMyLearning, the nonprofit I run in New York City. Eight months earlier, Rivera students were part of a program that PowerMyLearning developed called Family Playlists. The first weeks of school sparkle with promise: Fresh classes, different teachers, new students. Reviews of materials from the previous year aim to give students a sturdy path. It’s almost as if teachers are whispering in students’ ears: You can do this. Really you can.

Could Giving Parents Homework Help Students? Schools Try ‘Family Playlists’

Edsurge

For the past 18 months, a pilot program in a South Bronx public school, called “Family Playlists,” developed by the New York-based nonprofit, PowerMyLearning , has used technology to increase families’ involvement in their students’ learning. Having families deeply involved in what their kids are doing in class really matters,” says Elisabeth Stock, chief executive of PowerMyLearning. That approach resonated well with PowerMyLearning, which Stock started in 1999.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

edWeb.net

During an edWebinar for the Empowered Superintendent series, “Leadership for Mobile Learning: Creating a Shared Vision,” the presenters said school leaders, though, often miss key parts of the planning process and end up with useless “hunks of plastic.” She guided both the educational technology and IT departments to support district and site personnel to plan and complete all iPad deployments and the Mobile Learning Initiative. Step 1: Make a plan.

Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning

Technology Tidbits

This list is in alphabet order. ** mobile app Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning ** 4 Dice: Fractions - A super fun iOS game that can be played on up to 5 devices as students hone their Fraction skills (i.e. PowerMyLearning - Great site for educators to search for games by Common Core Standard, build playlists, and track student progress. ** Presidents vs. Aliens - A very fun iOS game that reminds me of Space Invaders as you fling US Presidents at the incoming aliens.