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South Carolina Teacher Certification Now Faster – Education Article

Schools in South Carolina have an ongoing teacher shortage, meaning that not every classroom is led by a certified teacher. Yet, an abundance of local community members have the skills and knowledge needed to teach. American Board—a national nonprofit—is implementing program changes to ensure that it is faster and easier than ever to earn South Carolina teacher certification. No longer will unnecessary hurdles prevent career-changers from pursuing their dream to teach. American Board’s changes include eliminating a year-long requirement known as…

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10 Remote Learning Practices to Avoid – Education Article

Educators, schools, and districts have earnestly rolled out remote learning plans to support students and fill in gaps as a result of extended closures.  We have seen fantastic progress in a short amount of time as teachers, with little to no training in this area, have valiantly risen to the occasion. Are the plans perfect? Not by any stretch, but that is because they don’t have to be. As I have been working with schools and districts to help get their…

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Council leaders call for funding for free school meals over Easter | Education

City leaders have said some of England’s most vulnerable children could go hungry over the Easter holidays because the UK government is refusing to fund free meals. Councils have been told they can continue to provide free school meals during the break if they want to but will have to find the money themselves. The mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, and the leaders of Birmingham and Leeds city councils, Ian Ward and Judith Blake, have written to the education secretary,…

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How faculty can spot and support struggling online students – Education Article

Online education has been a vital part of higher education for many years, but with the current COVID-19 pandemic, many faculty and students are experiencing this for the first time. As with any method of delivery, online education has its advantages, as well as its own challenges. Both faculty and students can save time by meeting online instead of commuting to a physical classroom. Having course materials and various learning activities posted online provides students with more flexibility on both…

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To This Kid… – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

I thought I was a pretty good teacher until I started teaching 7th graders. Their love language was so foreign to me. Gone were everyday stories of home, the drawings, the accidental slip ups where they called you Mom. Gone were having all of the time in the world, vowing to get to something later because we could, all day field trips, class parties, and hugs at the end of the day as they went home. Now it was 45…

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Medical Students Were Sidelined by Coronavirus. Now They’re Volunteering to Battle the Pandemic. – Education Article

[Updated (4/4/2020, 12:56 p.m.) with guidance from the American Medical Association.] One highlight of David S. Edelman’s medical training at Columbia University was providing free medical care to homeless and uninsured patients in the basement of a Harlem church. That was before the coronavirus pandemic turned the world upside down. In mid-March, Columbia’s medical school, like others nationwide, pulled fourth-year medical students from their rotations in hospitals and clinics. The goal was both to keep them safe and to protect…

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Toward A New and Better Normal – George Couros – Education Article

“Change is an opportunity to do something amazing.”    The above quote from “The Innovator’s Mindset” has been shared back to me seemingly 100’s of times in the past few weeks. I am going to be honest, that sometimes I get excited to see all of the opportunities this new reality is creating.  Then sometimes, I break down and struggle with all that is going on in the world. Do you have moments that you are lost in an episode…

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Being an introvert in the online world – Education Article

With so many students transitioning from campus education to online education, I’m reminded of my own experience. Shortly after finishing an in-person undergraduate program I entered my career and realized that the only way to pursue a master’s degree would be to complete it fully online. Embarking on a new adventure is always a little scary. But I think it hit me — a self-identified introvert — more than some of my peers. I’m not a spontaneous person and it…

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How To Study While You’re Sick – Education Article

How To Study While You’re Sick—Infographic It can be stressful to study for exams while you are sick. Follow these steps to help yourself recover without missing out on valuable exam preparation. Pay the doctor a visit to determine the root cause of the sickness and get medicine. Take the medication at the prescribed times. Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day to stay hydrated. Create a clean, comfortable study environment but avoid your bed while studying. Do undemanding work…

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media – Education Article

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8 Ways to Use Technology to Engage Students in Distance Learning – Education Article

With covid-19 upending all aspects of society, across the world, schools are just one of many settings thrown out of their routine. For educators and students, this presents many challenges. Fortunately, technology has advanced enough in the past decade to offer some promise of effective learning in the distance setting.  Like everything else, technology can be used for better or for worse. Here are some great ways to engage the kids better, ease them into difficult-to-grasp concepts, and support continued…

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The First Taste is Free: Ed Tech Follows Drug Dealer Sales Techniques with Schools During Coronavirus Crisis – Education Article

  “Pst! Hey, Kid! Come here!”   Educational technologies are a multi-billion dollar industry.   “Who? Me?”   The coronavirus pandemic has closed schools across the globe, and districts have tried to solve this problem by putting their classes online.   “Yeah, you. I’ve got some… candy I want to give you.”   Nearly every ed tech company has offered help with this processes.  “Oh boy! I sure love candy… Wait a minute! How much does it cost?”   Teachers,…

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5 Tips for Teaching Online – Education Article

As teachers embrace their new roles as designers, instructors, and facilitators of online learning, many are grappling the details associated with teaching remotely. It can be daunting to think about how to present information online, when and where to post assignments, how much to assign, and when to expect that work to be completed. Below are five lessons I learned as an online professor that helped me to adapt to and navigate the challenge of teaching online. #1 Think of…

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Being proactive, present, and purposeful as an online student – Education Article

You find yourself sitting in the comfort of your home, your laptop resting in front of you. You pull up your online class and are presented with dozens of pieces of information. Thoughts race through your mind — “Where do I even begin? This is all so new…” Click here to see the syllabus! Click here to watch this lecture! Check out your homework here via this link! If you’ve never done online learning before, it’s easy to get overwhelmed…

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EdTech in the Era of Distance Learning Webinar – Education Article

What does it look like to make the most of education technology through distance learning? The past few months have been a whirlwind. With a public health crisis and school closures across the country — and in different parts of the world — the term distance learning has taken center stage. If you follow along with me on social media, or if you’ve listened to a recent episode of my Easy EdTech Podcast, you know that this is an issue…

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