EdNews Daily

How to Make Hybrid Learning Work in Higher Education

EdNews Daily

Many schools are still working in a remote or hybrid learning and teaching situation. Universities such as The University of Central Florida have been experimenting with this learning mode since the 1990s.

How To 207

Gamification and Game-Based Learning in EdTech: How to Start Designing a Great Product

EdNews Daily

By Krista-Lotta Ojanen and Saila Juuti There are many ways to start designing a game. You may have your mind set on a cool mechanic, like pinning teams against each other in a fun multiplayer environment.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Top 3 Strategies for Emergency Preparedness During the Age of Remote Learning

EdNews Daily

Prior to the pandemic, at-home and virtual learning were mainly reserved for homeschooled children or those with medical conditions that prevented them from attending a traditional school.

Academic Achievement Can Open So Many Doors

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark To perhaps risk the ire of educators across the nation, we should ask, ‘Is academic performance really important? And if so, why?’ On its surface, these may seem like absurd questions for anyone in the education biz.

Course 203

What Does the Metaverse Mean for Education?

EdNews Daily

By Lance Huang The last two years have accelerated the evolution of our digital lives – to the point that life in the digital world and life in the physical world are one in the same. Educators and students meet for virtual lessons. Professionals in nearly all industries have learned to collaborate and succeed virtually.

Hybrid Learning and Lesson Design: 5 Tips for Efficiency

EdNews Daily

By Zach Vander Veen One day students are there. The next, they’re not. This is the year of constant school emails, texts, and calls detailing absences, COVID and quarantine rates, and school building closures. For educators, 2022 requires instructional flexibility on an epic scale. Flexibility, and techniques for a manageable work schedule. Teaching right now is challenging.

Neuroscience, the Pandemic and the U.S. Education System

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark “We stand on the threshold of important new advances in neuroscience that will yield increased understanding of brain functioning and the way we learn. How we use this new information to teach our children may well be the most important question of our lifetime.”

System 179

Innovating Beyond Avoidable K-12 Crises

EdNews Daily

By Amy Valentine There’s always a crisis in education. Covid-19 is the most recent and most significant, and it has challenged our education system in innumerable ways. But before the pandemic, there were already various challenges, both urgent and ongoing?the

K-12 269

Classroom Collaboration: Privacy and Security

EdNews Daily

By Allen Drennan If the recent pandemic has taught educators anything, it’s that privacy is paramount to the teacher, trainer and student user experience, especially when minors are involved.

Tech Tips For Teachers To Make Distance Learning Easy

EdNews Daily

Technology Tips For Teachers To Make Distance Learning Easy Guest article by: Lauren Schneider for XSplit Remote learning has become the new norm in many education settings. School is back in session, with many districts welcoming students back into the classroom.

Workforce Development Is Changing To Meet The ‘New Normal,’ And Community Colleges Could Be At The Forefront

EdNews Daily

Traditional higher education is a critical part of workforce development, but community colleges might be the best option for people dealing with COVID related shifts.

How Unique Virtual Summer Camps Can Enhance A Love of Learning Again

EdNews Daily

Summer is approaching, and many parents would like some time off from facilitating and helping their kids succeed in an e-learning environment since last March. However, even as kids cry out in boredom from being in for such a long time, things are still changing by the minute in some states.

Teachers: What You Should Know about the Brain

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark A recently published research study on teachers’ understanding of the brain and neuroscience research has been getting a lot of attention. The findings, based on surveys of teachers in the U.K.,

Survey 203

Podcast: A Conversation about Hybrid Logistics

EdNews Daily

Report 207

Do Not Let Them Be a Helicopter, but Rather a Responsive or Open-to-Learning Parent

EdNews Daily

By John Hattie and Kyle Hattie It did not take us long after becoming parents to stop criticizing other parents, as we learned we could not always control our own kids. They can say the darnedest things. Art Linkletter was a US personality who probably was one of the first to host a reality show.

Russian Cyber Criminals Leveraging Personal Identifiable Information (PII) to Target Education Sector

EdNews Daily

By Rob Shavell War in Ukraine may be thousands of miles away, but state-sponsored cybercrime is likely to put US schools at risk.

Technology Transforms a School into a Community

EdNews Daily

By James Stoffer and Zach Vander Veen Editor’s Note: This is part three of a five-part series. Click to read part one and part two) This may be the first time in history that the technology exists to make true community schooling a reality. Here’s what you need to know.

Podcast: The Educational Epoch Change You Didn’t Know Happened

EdNews Daily

Don’t miss this episode of the EduJedi Report As we write our new epic and talk about the age of the Age of Knowledge and the Age of Technology, and then into the Age of Experience, we’ll see we used our knowledge in a scaffolded way to aim for the perfect life.

Report 130

Cognitive Approach to Addressing the Impact of Covid-19 on Students

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Schools are exploring new ways to address the impact that Covid-19 has had and continues to have on students.

Helping Students through Trauma

EdNews Daily

By Franklin Schargel “One out of every four children attending school has been exposed to a traumatic event that can affect learning and/or behavior.”

System 130

Understanding Mindsets-Based Social Emotional Learning

EdNews Daily

By Jeff Waller If there is one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s that we really have no idea what the future holds. Yet, we find ourselves teaching our children how to thrive in the world we live in, or as it once was, rather than preparing them for a world we don’t understand.

Five Strategies for Combating Learning Loss

EdNews Daily

By Dan Hoppie As an Executive Director of Curriculum for Pasadena Independent School District in the greater Houston area, I have wrestled with two seemingly opposite forces during the pandemic.

Making Lemonade in a Pandemic

EdNews Daily

By Kandace Bethea The pandemic has certainly presented us with many nearly insurmountable challenges, but challenges also bring change and opportunities for improvement.

What’s Working in Education

EdNews Daily

By Zach Vander Veen Right now, across much of the world, parents are holed up with their children and performing the role of educator, or else they are playing the role of a Hybrid educator, filling in part time while students are home because of COVID surges or teacher shortages.

What’s Working in Education

EdNews Daily

By Zach Vander Veen Right now, across much of the world, parents are holed up with their children and performing the role of educator, or else they are playing the role of a Hybrid educator, filling in part time while students are home because of COVID surges or teacher shortages.

Recreational Esports Are the Human Connection Students Need During the Pandemic

EdNews Daily

The college experience has been quite different for the millions of students who have been attending classes amid a pandemic. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, less than 4% of institutions have been offering fully in-person curriculums since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Cognitive Skills and Wellbeing: The Relationship

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Editor’s Note: This is part one in a three-part series Wellbeing is the word that is on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days. And for good reason. It is that single, intangible state that allows for so many other states we deem desirable: happiness, healthfulness, productiveness, gratitude, contentment, enjoyment, optimism, and more. Wellbeing is also a state that is currently elusive for both students and teachers – indeed, for many of us.

How to Build Champions in the Classroom by Optimizing the Mind-Body Connection

EdNews Daily

By Nadine Levitt We know that athletes who are successful at any level focus on optimizing both their body and their mind. They focus on caring for their bodies with a balanced and nourishing diet, proper hydration, and good sleep hygiene. They develop their athletic skills and care for their bodies with precise exercise routines that include stretching, recovery and targeted conditioning.

This Is How AI Is Gaining Pace in Corporate Learning

EdNews Daily

By Stefano Brusoni The Education Technology (EdTech) market has been steadily growing for many years. In fact, within the next 5 years the EdTech market is projected to grow by 40% to over $20 billion. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be at the forefront of development. Popular examples already in use are the language-learning app Duolingo, and peer-to-peer collaboration platform Brainly (that also uses Machine Learning (ML) to analyze student responses.

EdTech 100

Video: After the Pandemic – a Panel Discussion

EdNews Daily

Conference attendees love the Learning Counsel’s Administrator Panel Discussions, which feature some of the top educational minds in the nation and are presented in an “everything goes” style, including plenty of new ideas and solutions – many of which attendees find useful in their own districts back home. This panel discussion, which features Jeff Plaman, Online and Digital Learning Specialist at Minnesota Department of Instruction, Anthony Padrnos, Ed.S.,

Video 100

A Million New Teachers Needed in 2022

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen Learning Counsel Research estimates that 32 percent of administrators in K12 education have quit or switched jobs within the last 25 months. A good number of those are Superintendency roles. Altogether, it’s an estimated 485 thousand workers quitting, being lost to the pandemic through death or disability, or shuffling to new roles in 2021 alone.

EdTech Top of Mind for 2022: Skills Certifications, Security Compliance and Student Data Privacy!

EdNews Daily

By Robert Iskander When they close the book on this era, 2020 will be remembered as the year of COVID.

What Teachers and Students Need to Know about Learner Variability

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Teachers and students have known since the time of Socrates that learners are different from each other, with different perspectives and aptitudes.

Podcast: Heritage Relevant Digital Learning Design

EdNews Daily

In this episode of the EduJedi Report podcast, Host and Learning Counsel CEO LeiLani Cauthen talks with Kristie Shelley, Senior Director of Emergent Bilingual Curriculum at Lexia Learning about digital learning design that is heritage-relevant.

5 Highly-Rated Self-Care Books for Educators

EdNews Daily

By Chelsea Buchanan According to a 2021 State of the U.S. Teacher Survey, more than 75 percent of teachers reported frequent job-related stress. Educators have always experienced stress in their profession, but the pandemic has been a significant factor in increased teacher stress.

Survey 130

Preventing Youth Suicide

EdNews Daily

By Franklin Schargel Although the national suicide rate declined in 2020, (NY Times, September 10, 2021,) the suicide rate for the nation’s youth increased dramatically. Youth suicide (ages 10-24) increased nearly 60 percent between 2007 and 2018.

Report 130

Forward to Normalcy

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik It was a little more than 100 years ago when candidate Warren G. Harding entered the 1920 presidential campaign with his slogan, “Return to Normalcy.” It evoked visions of a simpler time, before World War One, the Red Scare and the Spanish Flu.

Video: Hybrid Logistics Briefing

EdNews Daily

Perhaps the biggest thing in education right now is the acceptance and use of the hybrid logistics model of learning.

Video 130

How Skills-Based Classes Bring Students Together For Future Success

EdNews Daily

Skills-Based Classes For Young Students Before the pandemic, many schools didn’t offer classes that focused on entrepreneurship, marketing, acting, communication or leadership.

Community Schools: Connecting the Dots of a Connected Village

EdNews Daily

By James Stoffer and Zach Vander Veen Editor’s Note: This is part two of a five-part series (click here to first read part one) Seamlessly connecting the combined strength of community assets is a powerful way to ignite the learning process for students, educators, parents and community leaders.

1 Million New Teachers Needed in 2022: Welcome to Education’s Great Resignation & Re-Shuffle

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen Learning Counsel Research estimates that 32 percent of administrators in K12 education have quit or switched jobs within the last 25 months. A good number of those are Superintendency roles. Altogether, it’s an estimated 485 thousand workers quitting, being lost to the pandemic through death or disability, or shuffling to new roles in 2021 alone.

Our Virtual Journey – Lessons Learned

EdNews Daily

By Rita Mortenson Like many school districts across the nation, the decision to open our doors virtually for students in grades 3-12 was heartbreaking.

Podcast: Become a Hybrid Learning Pro – Tips & Resources

EdNews Daily

In this episode of the EduJedi Report, we’ll explore the transformation of learning where suddenly students and teachers are not physically together has driven widespread use of video conferencing. Screen fatigue complaints and disengagement were center stage early on, but certain folks like Suzanne Phillips rode in to show how to do it right.