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How to teach with empathy in today’s climate

eSchool News

“No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.” This quote from Dr. James P. Comer highlights the importance of strong teacher-student connections, along with the key role that teaching with empathy plays in the classroom.

Cybersecurity is Still Paramount for Schools

edWeb.net

By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. Beyond just the ability to pivot and be prepared for any type of learning, the pandemic has brought new concerns with “Zoom bombing” and increased outside access to school networks.

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How to manage assessments in the blended classroom

Neo LMS

Technology is part of our daily lives. Schools have taken big steps towards using online resources and tools, but we can expect online learning to have a more important role in students’ education due to the pandemic. Variations of blended learning were applied in classes before.

New Micro-credentials Focus on Timely Topics for Distance Learning

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials allow educators to continue their professional learning on their own schedule, without having to leave their homes. This flexibility makes micro-credentials an ideal form of professional learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Upgrading the Remote Learning and Hybrid Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

These unprecedented and uncertain times have spawned a paradigm shift in the way teaching and learning are conducted.

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How to minimize cheating in online assessments

Neo LMS

Academic dishonesty is a touchy subject. From college admission scandals to exam cheating, it affects all schools in one way or another.

SoapBox Labs gives voice to the obstacles, opportunities of remote learning

The Christensen Institute

For several years, the emergence of voice recognition has intrigued many with its potential to transform learning environments. At the same time, skepticism has surfaced. People have struggled to envision the use cases for voice recognition tools.

The 6 C’s of Cybersafety: How to Keep Students Safe Online

EdTech Magazine

Distance learning has made the digital presence of students more prevalent than ever. Educational technology is now a staple of most learning experiences. Combine that with social media identities, and the digital footprint of today’s students has become almost as important as the real thing.

3 Steps Colleges and Universities Can Take to Improve Campus Conditions Amid a Pandemic

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Brian Miller College enrollment was down this fall due to fears of COVID-19. To their credit, many schools did adopt innovative measures to promote safety. Purdue University, for example, put testing protocols in place and installed Plexiglas barriers in classrooms.

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.

3 reasons social-emotional learning is of paramount importance

eSchool News

These are certainly unprecedented times, and as we close out 2020, it is of the utmost importance to ensure that relationships are top of mind for everyone. With the abundance of disruptions this school year, one important component of learning remains critical: social-emotional learning.

Four ways to seal education’s missing link during COVID-19

The Christensen Institute

This fall when students returned to school, many faced a heretofore unimagined reality: their rooms at home were now one and the same as their homerooms at school. This shift now magnifies a long-standing challenge in K–12 education: the interdependence between home and school.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cleaning School-Issued Devices

EdTech Magazine

With a hybrid education model, which includes both in-person and online classes, students and teachers are likely to use the same devices at school and at home.

Student Wellbeing: Helping Students Help Themselves

EdNews Daily

By Julian Fagan and Ian Fagan The Coronavirus pandemic and ensuing challenges from school and society closures have heightened awareness about the growing dangers to the safety and wellbeing of our students. Our natural response in this situation is to leap in and protect these students from danger.

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

I Teach Art to Students With Trauma. These Are the Strategies I Use to Support Them.

Edsurge

Roughly half of children in the U.S. have experienced some form of trauma, making it critical that educators consider trauma-informed approaches to teaching. This form of instruction recognizes that students’ actions are a direct result of their experiences.

OPINION: Community colleges are helping students more than ever in the pandemic

The Hechinger Report

Each of Northern Virginia Community College’s six campuses has a food pantry , which some students rely on for half their weekly meals. At the Community College of Philadelphia, some 70 percent of students have a full-time advisor they can meet with virtually.

How Assistive Technology Is Supporting Students Through the Pandemic

EdTech Magazine

Adjusting to a rigorous curriculum, learning new skills and understanding the nuances of classroom learning are just a few of the many pressures students face.

Giving Thanks

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik Every year, I publish a column somewhere in the education press around the time of the Thanksgiving holiday with a “What are You Thankful For” theme.

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.

From DC Chancellor to Edtech Founder: Kaya Henderson on Her New Venture in Culturally-Relevant Education

Edsurge

When it comes to education experience, few can match the versatility and scope of Kaya Henderson. She has served as a teacher, worked with Teach For America and the New Teacher Project, and served as the Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools for six years.

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How wearable trackers help with contact tracing

eSchool News

As schools, colleges and universities navigate the new school year, teachers and administrators will be serving on the front lines of public health efforts to keep kids and communities safe from COVID-19 outbreaks.

How IT Teams Can Better Manage Devices for Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

With the shift to remote learning, many school districts have encountered an unprecedented challenge. How can they best manage the flood of new devices connected to their networks? Students at home may be using Chromebooks or tablets.

By Definition: Real K12 Leadership Now

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen Really good leaders have uncanny abilities to do true estimates of what it takes to win. That is what defines a consistent winner and therefore great leader.

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Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

In These Reopened Schools, Students Exceed Expectations Following Safety Rules

Edsurge

Milford High School, in Massachusetts, developed detailed return-to-school plans and safety procedures in preparation for this school year. School administrators proactively communicated to students and families about what returning to classrooms would look like.

Can AR be the antidote to virtual classroom shortcomings?

eSchool News

Schools across the country are well into their second go-round of distance learning at this point. Things seem to be running more smoothly than the first attempt last spring–however, we are still experiencing growing pains to say the least.

How IT Teams Can Better Manage Devices for Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

With the shift to remote learning, many school districts have encountered an unprecedented challenge. How can they best manage the flood of new devices connected to their networks? Students at home may be using Chromebooks or tablets.

Podcast: Recovery from a Lost Year of Reading Achievement

EdNews Daily

Tens of thousands of school leaders are realizing they may have lost a year of progress with students.

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.