Fri.Sep 24, 2021

Do you need a career coach?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now more than ever, teachers are struggling with more questions about teaching than they can find answers for. Let’s start with those you may have about running your classroom. Maybe your school doesn’t offer mentors that will answer these on a daily basis.

Adding Private Mote Comments to the Comment Bank in Google Classroom

EdTechTeacher

Mote is a powerful Google Chrome Extension that allows audio recordings to be seamlessly included in a variety of Google environments including: the comments of Google Docs or Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms, and Google Classroom.

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College degree doesn’t pay off as well for first-generation grads

The Hechinger Report

Christelle Louis’s single mother, a Haitian immigrant and certified nursing assistant at a nursing home, never went to college. But she always pushed her daughter to go and get the education she needed to end up in a good job — maybe as a doctor or an engineer. This story also appeared in Wired.

Get on Tract for Student-Directed Learning

Teacher Tech

Educator and EdTech Match Maker Rachelle Dene Poth shares about Tract. Tract provides classes that are led by middle school, high school or college students. The creators share their passions for what they are learning which then helps to inspire other students in their learning.

Despite mediocre records, for-profit online charter schools are selling parents on staying virtual

The Hechinger Report

In August 2020, Amanda Nemergut was looking for alternatives to in-person public school for her three daughters. Her fourth grader, Paige, has ulcerative colitis, and she worried about the risk from Covid-19 of sending her back.

What is Storyboard That and How Does It Work? Best Tips and Tricks

techlearning

Storyboard That uses digital storytelling to help students communicate and learn

Startup Class Technologies Bets Big on the Future of Online Learning (and Zoom)

Edsurge

It may not seem too surprising that one of the best-funded edtech startups in the past year of pandemic has been a company that piggybacks on the success of Zoom to add tools for running online classes. But the sheer size of its fundraising may raise some eyebrows.

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Consider This: Videos about Mindfulness

SpeechTechie

Mindfulness should be considered right in the SLP wheelhouse.

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Lexia Nationwide Report Finds 80% of Students Using Lexia Core5 Reading Did Not Experience Literacy Learning Loss During Remote and Hybrid Learning in the 2020-21 Academic Year

eSchool News

BOSTON ( Sept. 23, 2021) – Lexia® Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, today released new research titled “Using Lexia Core5 Reading to Address Learning Loss and Accelerate Learning: Insights from a 2020-21 Nationwide Study.”

Resources for Teachers and Instructional Coaches – September 2021

Edthena

It’s September and schools are officially back in session! The most helpful resources for teachers right now? They’re about setting the crucial, strong foundation of instruction and classroom dynamics that will propel student outcomes all year long.

How any educator can create resilience in traumatized students

eSchool News

Positive experiences can be life-changing for a child. In a previous installment of this series , I shared how positive experiences with teachers throughout my childhood helped counteract some of the trauma I experienced early in life.

Here Is A Good Tool for Creating Interactive Maps with Students in Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Mapme is a simple yet powerful tool students can use to create beautiful interactive maps that can be embedded on any website or blog. Students can enrich their maps by adding multimedia materials.read more. Map creation tools

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Fresno USD’s personalized, blended approach carried students through COVID

eSchool News

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, and that means educators across the globe are still finding inventive and innovative ways to support and teach students in classrooms, during hybrid instruction, and in virtual settings.

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Classroom Mathematics for Grades 6–8 Named a Highly Rated, “All Green” Program by EdReports.org

eSchool News

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 24, 2021— Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Classroom Mathematics for Grades 6–8 was recently named a highly rated program by EdReports.org, an independent nonprofit that conducts evidence-based reviews of instructional materials.

Sourcewell’s Technology Division Kicks off 2021-22 School Year with Launch of SpringMath and Proliftic

eSchool News

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New ParentSquare Community Groups Feature Helps Districts and Schools Extend Reach to Community Members

eSchool News

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. 24, 2021 —Community engagement is an important part of K-12 education. To make it quick and easy for districts and schools to reach all interested community members, ParentSquare Inc.,