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Don’t Forget About Educator Safety When Reopening Schools

A Principal's Reflections

We are all in the midst of some very challenging times, regardless of our profession. When it comes to education, schools are grappling with reopening safely here in the United States. There are no easy answers or choices here.

Happy July 4th (and Happy Canada Day)

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s America’s birthday and I’m celebrating. My Army Sergeant son is in Japan–Okinawa. My Navy LT CDR daughter’s in the DC area. I thank both of them and all those soldiers who fought for America’s uncertain future so long ago. God be with all of us.

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A Shift to Online Classes this Fall Could Lead to a Retention Crisis

Edsurge

There is plenty for higher education leaders and professors to fear in the fall. Will students come back? Will in-person classes lead to a spike in Covid-19 cases?

How to Setup Microsoft Teams Meetings for Teachers and Students

techlearning

Use Microsoft Teams to hold class meetings with students for live work

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.

Study: Students work harder when they think they are being watched

The Hechinger Report

A photo from a 2018 report shows a teacher using Lumilo smart glasses, developed at Carnegie Mellon University, in an experiment. Computerized instruction offers the promise of a technological version of a personal tutor, giving instant feedback and tailoring lessons for each child’s needs.

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How Microsoft Teams Supports Inclusive Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When Illinois Gov. Pritzker announced mandated school closures in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, school districts such as Peoria Public Schools knew they’d have to lean on technology to teach remotely for an indefinite period of time.

Remote Proctoring: How does it work? And what are its applications?

Think Exam

What is Remote Proctoring? We all are aware of how the invigilation process works in the offline method of conducting an exam.

OPINION: As the coronavirus drives students apart, one college devises a course to keep them together

The Hechinger Report

Our last in-person class took place on March 4, a few hours before the campus emptied for what we thought would be Spring Break. The lesson featured two art historians, a microbiologist, a writing specialist, the library director and me, a historian in sports studies.

How Students Benefit from a School Reopening Plan Designed for Those at the Margins

MindShift

Design processes typically start with an average population in mind. As a result, “a lot of people who are at margins get left out, or we worry about them ‘catching up’ to the design,” says MIT professor of civic design Ceasar McDowell in a 2014 video by the Interaction Institute for Social Change.

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.

6 Important Google Scholar Features Teachers and Students Need to Know about

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Scholar is definitely one of the best academic search engines out there. I usually use it as a springboard to initiate scholarly searches around particular topics of interest. It is also.read more

How K–12 Schools Are Doing Summer School Virtually

EdTech Magazine

The school year has come to an end, but many districts are still continuing remote learning this summer. In Seattle Public Schools, all students will have access to online courses so they can stay engaged in learning before the fall. The virtual summer program they offer covers a range of subjects from math and language arts to social-emotional learning. “It

5 benefits K-12 esports gave this district

eSchool News

Esports is booming, from K-12 right on up to college and at the professional level. As more districts start K-12 esports leagues of their own, the academic and social-emotional benefits become increasingly clear.

Thoughts on Independence Day 2020 | #4thOfJuly #IndependenceDay

EdTechSandyK

Photo by Tyler Whitehead on Unsplash We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

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.

4 Educational Apps Free Today- Grab Them

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

We are back to you with another list of educational apps that are free today and only for a limited period of time. The featured apps include a reading app that helps learners develop their reading.read more. Apps gone free

When Elections Bring Controversy to Class

MiddleWeb

How might you bring the 2020 presidential election into your fall classes? Learn how Emily DeRiso transformed her 4th grade social studies curriculum into a successful election immersion experience in 2016, setting clear boundaries in support of participatory democracy.

10 distance learning writing lessons

eSchool News

Editor’s note : A version of this article originally appeared on The Character Tree’s blog. When we were just a couple weeks into distance learning, I started to really miss writing workshop time.

What should universities look for when selecting Online Proctoring Software?

Think Exam

A lot many schools and universities are still new to this concept and are first timers to the use of proctoring services. Getting your hands on web proctored exam software that is compatible with your existing LMS system is very important.

EdTech at School

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

Here Is A Good Tool to Help You Recover Your Deleted Files and Documents

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

MiniTool Power Data Recovery is a great piece of software that is definitely a life saver when it comes to recovering deleted files and documents. Whether you have accidentally deleted files.read more. sponsored posts

#CampYouTube for Summertime Activities for Youth

The Innovative Educator

In many places traditional summer camp is not in session, but that doesn't mean that summertime activities have to stop completely. YouTube is bringing #CampYouTube to everyone this summer. This helps alleviate the burden for parents and educators wanting to provide young people with fun and educational activities.

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Comprehensive Security: IT and School Leaders Get on the Same Page

EdTech Magazine

Whether classes commence in person or online, security remains critical to ensuring a safe and productive learning environment for students. But often, protecting K–12 data and systems is easier said than done. While there’s no one reason schools or districts might struggle to manage their risk, a lack of alignment between IT leaders and administrators will make any security obstacle — whether it’s tied to resources, regulations or information silos — that much more difficult to overcome.

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The Importance of Visual Note Taking in Learning (Books)

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Visual note taking helps the brain process information in a more effective and sustainable way. It also provides a powerful channel of communication and helps in understanding complex topics. Studies.read more

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.