Thu.Sep 09, 2021

Creative Options for Remote Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

With schools closed for in-person learning and many children being educated at home, parents are scrambling for quality alternatives that work in a home environment.

20+ ways to use 10 BIG Flipgrid updates

Ditch That Textbook

Once again Flipgrid released BIG updates to its camera, user experience, help center and more. Here are 20+ ways to use those updates in the classroom. For many students, video is just part of the way they speak. Snapchat. Instagram. YouTube.

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7 Outside of the box ideas for teaching students who don’t like writing

Neo LMS

Writing is seen as the topmost skill to master by students. Case in point, most Higher Education institutions require strong writing abilities. It’s no wonder that educators focus on writing from as early as kindergarten.

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Adult learning culture: An underrated ingredient for success in uncertain times

The Christensen Institute

This piece was co-authored with Dr. Beth Rabbitt, CEO of The Learning Accelerator. A recent ASCD article confronted an uncomfortable reality: the COVID-19 pandemic is likely not the only major interruption to K–12 schooling in our lifetimes.

How IT Leaders Can Make Learning More Accessible to Students with Low Vision

EdTech Magazine

Last month, Atkinson Hyperlegible typeface became available on Google Fonts. Created by Applied Design Works with guidance from the Braille Institute, Atkinson Hyperlegible is designed to aid readability for users with low vision. The font is named for Robert J.

Can an AI tutor teach your child to read?

The Hechinger Report

When Jaclyn Brown Wright took over as principal of Brewbaker Primary School in Montgomery, Alabama, she knew she needed to figure out a way to boost literacy rates.

Three tips to conquer bilingual barriers in the classroom

eSchool News

More than 10 percent of students in the United States are English language learners (ELLs) – that’s more than 4.8 million children nationwide.

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4 Lessons from Remote Learning

techlearning

Despite its challenges, remote learning has changed in-person learning for the better, says one Kansas City educator

3 unexpected ways online PD strengthened my teaching

eSchool News

As a science educator, I love showing my students the wonders of the world. I encourage them to always be curious, ask questions, and seek out new knowledge and skills.

To Achieve Educational Justice, We Need More Black Teachers

Edsurge

We need more Black teachers. A lot more. While Black students account for 15 percent of all public schools students in the U.S., Black teachers make up just 7 percent of the teacher workforce. Worse, teachers who identify as Black men make up less than 2 percent of the workforce.

Educational Resources for Teaching Cultural Diversity and Inclusiveness

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Our classrooms are culturally diverse with students coming from different racial, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds. Diversity is a pedagogical strength which we should draw on to prepare culturally.read more. Cultural diversity resources

When Technical Training Is a Lifeline

Edsurge

The first impression Salvador left on us as he entered our alternative education program was one of quiet reserve. He sat in the corner and kept to himself, rarely doing much of anything. Sal came to us three years ago in a way that some might find unusual—via tribunal.

Collaborative whiteboards and explainer videos made simple with @Wacom and @explainevrythng #edtech #blendedlearning #flipclass

techieMusings

In this webinar, I share how Explain Everything, paired with a Wacom tablet, can be used: as a collaborative whiteboard solution for brainstorming on an infinite canvas; as an all-in-one tool to create, edit, & share explainer videos.

The 40 Most Widely Used Ed-Tech Products From Last School Year

Marketplace K-12

School districts are awash with ed-tech products since remote and hybrid learning started, and new analysis breaks down the 40 most popular digital tools used during the last academic school year. The post The 40 Most Widely Used Ed-Tech Products From Last School Year appeared first on Market Brief.

An Easy Way to Make Teacher Feedback More Concrete and Actionable

Edthena

As a coach or school leader, you’re observing myriad classrooms and teaching practices. You give teacher feedback through detailed notes of strengths and areas for growth. This qualitative teacher feedback is important for improvement. But do you just sense teachers are improving?

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Creating A Different Kind Of ‘Gang’ To Reach Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

More authentic and diverse in-school social groups can engage challenging, hard-to-reach students in powerful ways. The post Creating A Different Kind Of ‘Gang’ To Reach Students appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Social Emotional Student Engagement

How To Talk About 9/11 With A New Generation Of Kids

MindShift

When teacher Brandon Graves in Louisville, Ky., talks with his elementary school students about the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, he tells them where he was that day — in Washington, D.C., a freshman at Howard University, where he could smell smoke from the Pentagon.

Creating A Different Kind Of ‘Gang’ To Reach Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

More authentic and diverse in-school social groups can engage challenging, hard-to-reach students in powerful ways. The post Creating A Different Kind Of ‘Gang’ To Reach Students appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Social Emotional Student Engagement

What’s New ~ September 2021

myViewBoard

As schools reopen, teachers and students are back and getting busy getting again. To better help all educators and learners, myViewBoard surely brings more helpful features to everyone. One of the most exciting news must be the release of “ Open Learning Format (.olf)

Using Response to Intervention to Address Behavior

N2Y

With a majority of children re‑adjusting to in‑person instruction, social and emotional well‑being are a top‑of‑mind concern. What would you say if we told you that you already have a tool for helping your learners in this area?

Curating PD to Elevate Teachers and Teaching

MiddleWeb

The PD Curator offers strategies for crafting professional learning. Middle school director and teacher Jeny Randall says the book can guide school leaders in creating a culture of learning that is mindful of equity and promotes the involvement of all teachers.

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Acquires Australian AI Company; Panorama Raises $60 Million

Marketplace K-12

The education software platform Panorama raised $60 million in a Series C round of funding, and Pearson snapped up an Australian AI-focused company. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Acquires Australian AI Company; Panorama Raises $60 Million appeared first on Market Brief.

Challenges to manage in Online Examination Process: How Online Examination software can make it Easy?

Think Exam

Due to the inclusion of several essential things, the online examination process might be difficult to handle because it is relatively a new process that people are unaware of it. With the development of web innovation, an online examination is flourishing as it is saving people’s time and money.

THRIVE! Webinars: Tonight, "What is Hybrid Homeschooling and How Is It Actually Done?" with Dr. Gina Riley

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Hybrid Homeschool 101: What Is Hybrid Homeschooling and Can I Actually Do It? Part of the LearningRevolution.com “Survive and Thrive!”

IRIS Offers Lessons to Help STEM Educators Teach About Recent Earthquakes

eSchool News

WASHINGTON, D.C. September 8, 2021) — The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) is providing free resources to help STEM educators teach about recent earthquake events, such as the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Mexico on September 8 and the 7.2

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