June, 2020

Moving to a Hybrid Learning Model

A Principal's Reflections

We don’t know for sure what education will look like in the future, but one thing is for sure, and that is the need to adapt and evolve. The pandemic shuttered schools across the globe, and lessons, some of which were very hard, were learned.

Upskilling and Reskilling for the ‘New Normal’ of Education

Education Elements

The abrupt shift to distance learning directly challenged the knowledge, mindsets, and skills of our teacher workforce this Spring.

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How to Practice and Promote a Culture of Learning

Education Elements

In times of uncertainty, organizations tend to shift their focus to getting results, maintaining order, and ensuring safety.

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Mastery Learning Excellence at a Distance

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Rae Hughart gives fantastic ideas for tracking student learning mastery. She shares how she has applied these techniques as she has taught sixth grade math to 150 students at a distance.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

What Does Next Level Teaching Look like Now?

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jonathan Alsheimer is a high energy teacher who, admittedly says he isn’t so great with technology. He also teaches in a school with kids who don’t have access to a lot of technology.

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The Lesson of COVID-19: Learning at School and Learning at Home Must Be Seamless

The Journal

The COVID-19 disruption caught K-12 unprepared and issuing packets of paper, the March solution, won’t work in the Fall. Learning must be continuous, seamless, regardless of location. Time for schools to join the 21st century and use digital curricula.

Transition to Digital Learning with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Lauren Williams, a fifth grade teacher in California, works in a predominantly Latinx and Black K-5 elementary school, where almost half of the students are designated as English Learners (ELs).

What’s Hot About YouTube in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tyler Daniel Tarver shares some surprising new ways to use Youtube in education. Now YouTube in the class can be a good thing! Sponsor: Welcome TGR Foundation and Discovery Education as a sponsor to my podcast.

Station Rotation in an Era of Social Distancing

Catlin Tucker

Teachers are preparing for an uncertain future. Many are unsure if they will be returning to school on a traditional schedule, a blended learning schedule, or completely online.

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.

Leading in Uncertain Times

A Principal's Reflections

The concept of leadership hasn’t changed, although the conditions under which leaders work and learn sure have. Prior to COVID19, the vast amount of uncertainty in education lay in societal changes resulting from the 4th Industrial Revolution.

5 (free) Keyboarding Posters to Mainstream Tech Ed

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, we’ll share five themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. This month: Keyboarding. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

The Six Competencies that Every Leader Should Model Through COVID-19

Education Elements

There is something about this crisis that has brought out the baker in many. Even the two of us, people who have tried elimination protocols to reduce our gluten intake, have made a few attempts at biscuit and sourdough making. And it’s not just us!

Virtual Team Building Activities

User Generated Education

I, like many others, was forced to move a face-to-face college class to virtual synchronous meetings in Zoom. This term I am teaching a group dynamics course. One of my goals is to have my students experience similar dynamics and processes as they would face-to-face.

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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.

How to Make Passion Projects During Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Don Goble created a passion project for him and his students during distance learning.

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7 Online teaching hacks instructors need to know

Neo LMS

The global pandemic has impacted the way instructors teach and communicate with their students. E-learning has now become the primary source of instruction — but this is new territory for a number of teachers. The sudden pivot to digital learning has thrown the education system into flux.

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Racial Injustice: Teaching Resources

Catlin Tucker

Teachers have a unique opportunity to engage students in exploring the complex issue of racial injustice. Students need a space to explore their feelings and reflect on what is happening, why it is happening, and what they can do to create positive change.

Internet Safety Month?Rules to Live By

Ask a Tech Teacher

June is National Internet Safety Month , thanks to a resolution passed in 2005 by the U.S. Senate. The goal is to raise awareness about online safety for all, with a special focus on kids ranging from tots to teens. Children are just as connected to the Internet as adults.

EdTech at School

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

Guest Post: Raising Expectations and Addressing Inequities in Edtech

Digital Promise

Following nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and others at the hands of police, I have received a slew of emails from edtech companies containing statements of solidarity and inclusion, explaining that the company supports diversity and does not tolerate racism.

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Innovators Creating Prosperity: MAX

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our Innovators Creating Prosperity series, spotlighting organizations across the globe that are positively impacting economic development.

Assessment and Grading in Distance Learning – How to Get Better

The CoolCatTeacher

Thomas Guskey shares insight on assessments From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Assessment expert Dr. Thomas Guskey reflects on the positives and negatives of assessments during distance learning.

How to S.T.E.A.M. up distance learning

Neo LMS

For schools where traditional learning has been the norm, the transfer from the classroom to emergency remote learning has presented many practical challenges.

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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.

CARES Act for Remote or Distance Learning

Kajeet

As part of the government’s efforts to ease some of the burden brought on by the pandemic, the CARES Act funding bill was passed, which, in total, made approximately $30.75 billion available to provide relief for educational institutions under the Education Stabilization Fund (ESF).

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

New Micro-credentials for Summer Professional Learning

Digital Promise

As part of our robust micro-credential ecosystem, we proudly partner with organizations to provide opportunities for personalized professional learning.

What a famed historian got right (and wrong) about the global response to COVID-19

The Christensen Institute

In a recent piece for the Wall Street Journal, famed American historian Jared Diamond writes that, “Covid-19 may thus increase inequality within and between countries.”. Diamond is right.

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.