April, 2020

What Work/Life/Learning Balance Looks Like in a Pandemic

Digital Promise

In the wake of a pandemic, what’s the best way to manage a household, professional work, and children’s learning? That is a question on many parents and caregivers’ minds, including those of Digital Promise team members.

15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

When kids read that America’s $23 trillion+ debt is accepted by many experts as ‘business as usual’, I wonder how that news will affect their future personal finance decisions. Do they understand the consequences of unbalanced budgets? The quandary of infinite wants vs. finite dollars?

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10 Remote Learning Practices to Avoid

A Principal's Reflections

Educators, schools, and districts have earnestly rolled out remote learning plans to support students and fill in gaps as a result of extended closures.

Offline Choice Boards: How Are You Integrating Offline Learning into Your Online Class?

Catlin Tucker

Schools in California will not reopen this year. Teachers are scrambling to move their offline courses online to ensure that students continue learning for the remainder of the school year.

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.

Novel HyperDocs: 25 ready to use units for your class

Ditch That Textbook

Novel HyperDocs take the old curriculum guides we know and turn them into engaging blended learning units of study. Here are 25 ready to use novel HyperDocs for your class.

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What are the benefits of investing in online education?

Neo LMS

Most people consider the traditional brick and mortar classroom as the best way of educating children. Back in the day, traditional learning in a classroom with face to face interaction with the teacher was seen as the best choice for educating children. Today, however, the narrative is changing.

Why College Matters for a Successful Career in Tech

Ask a Tech Teacher

There is a lot of conversation about college vs. career–the pros and cons of each weighed against the needs of individual students.

On Disaster Distance Learning in New York City

The Jose Vilson

The New York Times recently did a study on confirmed coronavirus cases across the city and found that COVID-19 cases are hitting lower-income neighborhoods the hardest. Some people have taken it to mean that we need to make more concerted efforts to keep these neighborhoods at home. (In

5 Tips for Teaching Online

Catlin Tucker

As teachers embrace their new roles as designers, instructors, and facilitators of online learning, many are grappling the details associated with teaching remotely.

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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.

Coronavirus Chronicles 009 – Alabama Department of Education

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 009 is below.

Leading Through Change: An Interview with a District Coach

Education Elements

The ability to navigate ambiguity is a top skill of effective leaders, and there has never been a more urgent need for this skill, while simultaneously leading others through uncertainty and change.

4 Communication Tips For #RemoteLearning Educators

The Web20Classroom

This is the third in a series of posts I am doing while many of us are facing an unprecedented time of isolation. The first was about reducing stress and anxiety and the second about building community, even at a distance.

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Subscriber Special: April–Free Lesson Plan

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. April. Free Lesson Plan. Click this link; apply code FREELESSONPLAN. Do something fun with students in this challenging educational environment! Questions? Email askatechteacher@gmail.com.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Doing a better job of doing good

The Christensen Institute

Many people who have spent time doing humanitarian work are likely familiar with the story of “The Star Thrower.” Originally part of a 1969 essay by American author Loren Eiseley, the story has been retold and adapted many times by motivational speakers in the years since.

Health and Wellness Choice Boards for Teachers and Students

Catlin Tucker

On Saturday, I wrote a blog sharing an offline choice board teachers can use to blend offline activities into their online classes. On Twitter, Barbara McInnes suggested teachers add a wellness activity to their offline choice boards.

Coronavirus Chronicles 010 – Montpelier-Roxbury Public Schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 010 is below.

The Definition Of Blended Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Definition Of Blended Learning by TeachThought Staff This post was originally published in 2012 and updated in April 2020 Blended education. Hybrid learning. Flipping the classroom.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

QuizBreaker - A scheduled online quiz game that helps teams get to know one another in a fun way.

Educational Technology Guy

Companies like Microsoft and Google are using QuizBreaker to keep their remote employees happy and engaged! QuizBreaker ( [link] ) helps remote teams keep morale high through fun quizzes with lots of gamification.

10 Ways Parents Can Bring Social-Emotional Learning Home

Edsurge

Most educators know that supporting students’ social and emotional wellness is critical to their overall success. We can’t expect students to process information when they’re distracted, hungry, tired or feel unsafe.

How–and why–to prioritize relationships in your COVID-19 response plan

The Christensen Institute

With school campuses closed indefinitely, education systems are grappling with how to make up for a growing abyss of lost learning hours and essential student services.

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Why You Should Care about the Cares Act

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik $30.75 Billion. That sounds like a lot of money. Included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act that Congress passed, approximately $30,750,000,000.000 was appropriated for education. See how big it looks when you write it out?

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Coronavirus Chronicles 008 – Shanghai American School

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am talking with schools to see how they’re responding in the wake of this global pandemic. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 008 is below.

Digital Learning Resources for April 2020

techlearning

If you are like us, your school is in virtual learning and teaching mode. If your colleagues are asking for ideas or you are looking for ways to stay in touch we offer the following

Babbel - Free language learning for all US K-12 and college students

Educational Technology Guy

Babbel ( www.babbel.com ), the language learning app, have announced that they will be offering free language learning to all K-12 and college students through the end of the school term (mid-June 2020).

Remotely: Push Slides to Students Slides

Teacher Tech

Using Google Slides for Remote Learning is a great idea!! I have seen a ton of people posting choice boards and agendas using Google Slides. You can create ONE Google Slides and share the link to that. Update your Slides (new ones at the TOP) and automatically everyone gets the update.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.