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Build Empathy Among Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

It used to surprise me that it became the school’s job to teach empathy. Shouldn’t parents do that? The truth is it doesn’t always happen in homes. Since children spend much of their daylight hours in school, it is a logical place to reinforce empathy as a life skill.

Paper Bobsled: STE(A)M Olympics-Related Lesson

User Generated Education

I’ve discussed experiential learning in The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning and the lesson I describe in this post meets the characteristics I described in that blog post: In an effort to engage students both in a STEM activity and learn more about the Olympics, I created a lesson on bobsledding. Standards Addressed.

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Connecting with students in the online classroom

Neo LMS

Online learning has been on the rise for a while, but it became the norm for almost everyone at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. While most students have returned to in-person learning, many have remained in the online classroom. Some kids who homeschool also solely attend classes online.

5 Ways to Unleash Your Leadership Potential

A Principal's Reflections

Leading is not easy. I am a believer that leaders are not born but instead develop over time based on both the environment and learned experiences. No matter where you are on your journey, there is the opportunity to grow and evolve. Your potential is not set in stone.

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

Classroom Travels with Twitter: An Evolution

Ask a Tech Teacher

Most teachers I know have used Twitter in their classes either to communicate with parents, share homework with students, for group study, to research on a topic, crowd source ideas with colleagues, or a myriad of other purposes ( click here for more ideas ).

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Does Your District Have a Plan for Creating Positive Coaching Relationships?

TeacherCast

This post was originally created and posted on the website TeacherCast Educational Network. The only place to read this as the original content is [link].

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3 lessons from parent surveys over 3 years that should guide family engagement in 2022

The Christensen Institute

I vividly recall the first week of March 2020. I was visiting my family in Dallas, TX over Spring Break when we learned that the coronavirus outbreak was spreading like wildfire and schools would immediately close their doors.

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Digital Literacy–Too Important to Skip

Ask a Tech Teacher

When testing moved online, it became painfully apparent to teachers how little students knew about using digital devices other than the internet, some apps, and iPads. The focus on online learning, thanks to COVID, has made that even more critical. IT Pro has an interesting article discussing the importance of digital literacy: Digital literacy is as important as reading and writing, Vodafone claims.

Using Local History to Increase Student Engagement

Education Elements

Erin Conklin’s eyes light up when she talks about the primary and secondary source student book she created for Duval County Public School’s African American Studies elective. Personalized Learning Curriculum Strategy & Adoption

White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

PROOF POINTS: Combining remote and in-person learning led to chaos, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Teachers described their challenges in combining in-person and remote teaching in a University of California, Santa Cruz, study published in January 2022. Credit: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report.

The pandemic has dashed and deferred too many college dreams

The Christensen Institute

Nichole Torpey-Saboe is the director of research at Strada Education Network and co-author of this piece. High school students tend to dream big. According to the national nonprofit YouthTruth , in 2015 and 2016, over 84% of high school students reported wanting to go to college.

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9 social-emotional learning strategies to use in the new year

eSchool News

Following the 2020-2021 school year, educators can look back with pride–and exhaustion–on all we have learned. We have learned to teach in brand new modalities like remote and hybrid learning, foster more student independence, and adapt instruction to a huge variety of learning needs.

How not to write about HyFlex or online learning

Bryan Alexander

As higher ed slides into year three of the pandemic, some of us reflect on what we’ve learned from the experience. These reflections are important and can be useful, but too many repeat popular mistakes and don’t help us as we work and plan ahead.

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

Best Headphones for Teachers in Remote Teaching

techlearning

Get the best headphones for teachers listening and speaking in remote learning

7 Mindsets Announces Investment by Gauge Capital

EdNews Daily

7 Mindsets, the leading provider of online social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum and professional development to K-12 districts and schools, has partnered with middle-market private equity firm Gauge Capital to provide growth capital and to recapitalize the company for rapid expansion.

Key steps to keep indoor air clean in classrooms

eSchool News

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented education with challenges and opportunities. On one hand, the massive move to digital learning and one-to-one programs has accelerated districts’ plans for edtech adoption.

How Professional Development Improves Teacher Confidence in Technology Transformation

EdTech Magazine

“A digital learning day on steroids.” That’s how Emily Bell, Fulton County Schools CIO, recalls the day in mid-March 2020 when the Georgia district closed its doors and launched into remote instruction in response to the novel coronavirus.

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

PBL and Content … 15 Ideas To Make Sure Project Based Learning Supports The Curricular Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to 2022 and the start of some Project Based Learning posts I wish to bring your way. I believe that as we work on helping students understand the content standards, PBL provides teachers with the how. I do hope you enjoy this content driven article.

The New Year and the Fine Art of Complaining

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Some people just love to complain. You know them or maybe you are one of them. In an article in the New York Times Opinion section, Samantha Irby claimed, “To complain is to truly be alive.” For her, complaining is comforting, “a hot bath” for her feelings.

Assessing My First Semester of ‘Ungrading’

Edsurge

The original version of this article appeared in Grading for Growth. In fall 2021, I took my first steps into the world of ungrading. Inspired by Susan D. Blum’s book “ Ungrading ,” I went fully gradeless in my upper-level Euclidean Geometry class.

Canva Jamboard Background

Teacher Tech

Try designing your backgrounds for Google Jamboard in Canva. Canva Jamboard Backgrounds are easy and make your Jams really Jam! The post Canva Jamboard Background appeared first on Teacher Tech. Canva Google Jamboard google Google Jamboard GoogleEDU jamboard

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

3 ways chatbots can support mental health in schools

eSchool News

The U.S. Surgeon General has issued an advisory warning about a mental health crisis for children.

Aligning Literacy Curriculum Across the District

EdNews Daily

By Michelle Robinette Not long ago at Midlakes Schools, our teachers leaned on their own varied backgrounds and experiences that informed their approaches to teaching students to read and write. They aligned well with one another within each grade, but vertical alignment was more challenging.

How Has the Pandemic Changed the Way Educators Think About Homework?

Edsurge

Ray Salazar has been teaching high school Journalism and English in Chicago Public Schools for over twenty years. He usually begins the academic year with lessons on written profiles, but in the fall of 2020, he felt that wouldn’t meet the moment.

Active Listening Strategies For Charismatic Student Conversations

TeachThought - Learn better.

As teachers incorporate collaborative learning in their lesson plans, it is critical that they model active listening to their students. The post Active Listening Strategies For Charismatic Student Conversations appeared first on TeachThought.

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the BestColleges.com research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.