Thu.May 06, 2021

World Password Day — It’s Today!

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the most important yet underwhelming international events is coming up the first Thursday in May (in Canada, it’s March 15th). What is it?

5 teaching practices to keep from remote learning

Ditch That Textbook

The pandemic changed the way we teach and in some ways for the better! Here are 5 parts of remote teaching we'll keep.The pandemic changed a lot about education.

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5 Awesome online tools for game-based learning

Neo LMS

I have long believed that spring presents an excellent time for educators to explore new ideas and try some new digital tools in the classroom.

Love Zoom chat? 5 ways to keep it in face-to-face classes

Ditch That Textbook

Back in face-to-face classes, we can keep the engagement of the Zoom chat. Here are five options you can use. During the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, teachers found lots of things they HATED about remote teaching. They also found new teaching practices they LOVED.

New research reveals the #1 innovation strategy employed by 100 market-creating organizations

The Christensen Institute

In the early 1850s, American inventor and entrepreneur, Isaac Singer, was often “shown the door” the moment he brought up his idea to make sewing machines accessible to average Americans. There was just no way it would work, many investors reasoned.

5 Tips for Effectively Curating Student Data

EdTech Magazine

In response to the increasing conversation about digital equity, schooling loss and achievement gaps, many schools are examining student data more closely this year. Curating and analyzing students’ data can lead to impressive initiatives when done effectively.

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3 reasons virtual STEM is here to stay

eSchool News

Virtual STEM can be defined in various ways – some educators define it as broadly as an online recording of any STEM-based topic, while others are more specific, saying virtual field trips or activities are required for it to be virtual STEM.

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3 ways to help students de-stress

eSchool News

A recent study found that the global pandemic and its accompanying social and cultural changes have significantly impacted the mental health and stress of children and teens. And the CDC warns that levels of stress and anxiety in children continue to rise.

OPINION: Why every high school student needs a work-based experience

The Hechinger Report

Even before the pandemic shunted them into online learning, many high school students failed to see a connection between their work in the classroom and their real-world futures. The rare exceptions?

Kahoot Acquires Clever for $500M, Hoping to Expand Its Presence in the U.S.

Edsurge

Kahoot, it seems, is just heating up. The publicly traded, game-based learning company announced Thursday that it was acquiring Clever, a digital learning platform used widely among K-12 schools in the U.S.

Schools use art to help kids through trauma

The Hechinger Report

Thirteen-year-old Erikah didn’t like turning on their computer camera and talking during remote math class this last year. They missed being able to raise their hand to call the teacher over if they need to ask for help, and found it hard to focus on classwork in their apartment.

Lexia Learning and Voyager Sopris Learning Recognize Structured Literacy Champions with ‘Dr. Louisa Moats Award’

eSchool News

Cullman City Primary School in Alabama Awarded Grand Prize Celebrating Schools and Districts Teaching Literacy Based on Science of Reading. DALLAS, May 4, 2021 — Lexia® Learning and Voyager Sopris Learning ® today announced three awardees and three finalists of the first-ever “Dr.

Teaching Math Through Digital Storytelling

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post we are sharing with you two important resources we discovered through Airtable to help you teach kids math through stories. These are tools/apps that offer an innovative.read more

Carousel Digital Signage and ScreenBeam Bring Dynamic Content into Meeting Spaces and Classrooms

eSchool News

Integrated, enterprise-level and K-12 solutions keep displays fresh with digital signage after presentations and lectures conclude.

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4 Apps to Help Students Learn Physics

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

We are continually updating our lists of educational resources so that teachers and educators can have access to the latest available resources out there. In today's post we are sharing with you this.read more

Reading Plus Insight Assessment Approved As Universal Screener For Hawaii Department of Education Longitudinal Data System

eSchool News

Literacy Measurement Tool is the Only LDS-integrated Assessment That Provides Data on Student Motivation and Silent Reading Rate. Winooski, Vt. (

The Return of Poem In Your Pocket Days

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We have many traditions at Barrow. One of the traditions that I began is our Poem In Your Pocket Day. This event started off small back in 2008.

Edsby K-12 LMS incorporates Microsoft Teams and Zoom real-time video, chat and whiteboarding

eSchool News

New EdsbyLive capability makes synchronous learning easier and safer for K-12 students and educators.

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Deepen Learning with Movement and More

MiddleWeb

In "Activate: Deeper Learning Through Movement, Talk, and Flexible Classrooms" Katherine Mills Hernandez shows how we can be strategic and novel in our use of movement to support student learning. Elisa Waingort says the book is an important contribution to teacher PD.

Edthena Names Winners of the 2021 Teacher Leader Impact Awards

eSchool News

Educators from across the country recognized for their measurable impact within the school community.

Inspiring Classroom Quotes To Keep Students Motivated

Fractus Learning

Classroom quotes can inspire, be funny, motivate, teach, and make children think about the meaning of words; it can change kids’ lives. We created a list of inspiring classroom quotes for all grades. Many are from famous people and many ideas you’ve seen on classroom wall posters before.

If Your Brain Feels Foggy And You’re Tired All The Time, You’re Not Alone

MindShift

In recent weeks, Dr. Kali Cyrus has struggled with periods of exhaustion. “I am taking a nap in between patients,” says Cyrus, a psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins University. “I’m going to bed earlier. It’s hard to even just get out of bed. I don’t feel like being active again.” ” Exhaustion is also one of the top complaints she hears from her patients these days.

"Customer Service All-Staff Skills Refresher" - Webinar with Dr. Steve Albrecht

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Customer Service All-Staff Skills Refresher: Library Interactions and the Moments of Truth" Part of a special Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht OVERVIEW : A 60-minute training webinar presented by Library 2.0