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Sharing Audio From Videos During a Videoconference – Education Article

If you’re finding yourself teaching and learning in videoconferences these days (and with the COVID-19 pandemic closing schools worldwide and moving many schools online, like ours, that’s most of us in education) it can be very helpful to be able to play live video WITH NATIVE / line feed audio from YouTube or other sites in a videoconference. Whether you’re videoconferencing with Google Hangouts Meet (as we are mostly), Zoom, GoToMeeting, or another solution, sharing your microphone audio AND computer…

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How Did America’s Schools Cope with Spanish Flu vs. Coronavirus? – Education Article

  They say history repeats itself.   And if you’ve read any accounts of the bygone days of yesteryear, the current crisis certainly appears like a rerun.   Look at all the closed businesses, frightened people venturing out wearing face masks or self quarantined in their homes. It sure looks a lot like 1918.   The Spanish Flu epidemic that swept the nation a little more than a century ago bares more than a passing resemblance to COVID-19, the coronavirus.…

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The Google Classroom Cheat Sheets for Teachers and Students! – Education Article

The Google Classroom Cheat Sheets for Teachers and Students! | Shake Up Learning↑ This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.Accept Reject Read More Privacy & Cookies Policy This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Kasey Bell Read Full Article

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Virtual Learning Through Quarantine Will Leave Poor and Disabled Students Behind – Education Article

    In the wake of the coronavirus crisis with most people self quarantined at home, schools across the country are shut down.   Some offer (or are considering offering) distance learning over the Internet.   However, this poses problems.   Not all student services can be provided via computer.   And not all students even have a computer, online compatible device or Internet access.   Should our nation’s public schools soldier on anyway and provide some kind of learning…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

The neo-Coronavius / COVID-19 crisis is upon us in the United States. As we grapple as teachers with how to maintain wellness and self-care for ourselves, our families, and our students, it’s important to consider how we can each become more connected to our educator colleagues around the world for support and idea sharing. In this post, I’ll highlight three powerful ways we can each become more digitally connected during this crisis, while still maintaining healthy boundaries and screentime limits.…

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Creating Interactive Lessons Through App Smashing – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Creating Interactive Lessons Through App Smashing Creating Interactive Lessons Through App Smashing Remote learning has been thrust upon school districts. The result has been disruptive change like we have never seen before.  In a previous post, I shared some broader ideas to help navigate these uncharted waters.  However, the fact remains that there are now expectations to get work out to kids in many forms. So, what does this all mean? Educators now shoulder the burden to…

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FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home – Education Article

Everything is so crazy right now, and we are all faced with a lot of uncertainty. Some teachers are on spring break, some are on an “extended” spring break, while others are making a go of home learning. Life looks different. Teaching looks different. I have created hundreds of free resources, podcasts, videos, webinars, templates, and more during my 6+ years as a blogger. You may be stuck at home with time on your hands. Here are some professional growth…

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Top 10 Things I Want My Students to do During the Coronavirus Quarantine – Education Article

      Dear Students,   A schoolteacher without a classroom is kind of like a firefighter without a fire.   Or a police officer without crime.   But here we are – self-quarantined at home.   Our classroom sits empty, and everyday this week we sit here at home wondering what to do.   I want you to know that I’ve been thinking about all of you.   I hope you’re doing alright during this unprecedented moment in history.…

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Public Schools Can Recover from the COVID-19 Quarantine by Skipping High Stakes Tests – Education Article

 There is one plus from being sick during a global pandemic.   You get perspective.   While all the schools in Pennsylvania are closed for at least the next two weeks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 (colloquially known as the Coronavirus), I self-quarantined a day early.   No, I don’t think I have the virus, but I’m not taking any chances.   Still, sitting here at my laptop with a steaming mug of tea, I’m filled with optimism.…

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A Principal’s Reflections: Distance Learning Resources – Education Article

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting us all to the test both mentally and physically.  Schools across the world have begun to shut down for extended periods of time and distance learning plans are either being developed or put into effect.  I will be the first one to say that this is no easy task. Special considerations have to be made for our youngest learners as this group presents a unique challenge. Equally as important are strategies that have to be…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

With the prospect of school closures because of mandated coronavirus quarantines looming large around the world, I’m creating a series of videos to help other teachers needing to effectively teach students from home / from a distance. If you find this helpful, please let me know by sharing a comment on the original YouTube video, by reaching out on Twitter to @wfryer, by using my electronic contact form, or leaving a comment below on this post. For the description on…

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The Power of Student Entrepreneurship – SULS052 – Education Article

Have you ever struggled with creating engaging activities for your students that provide hands-on learning and real-world knowledge? Chris Aviles joins me to chat about the power of student entrepreneurship and how you can use it in the classroom. His students are creating businesses, raising money, and using that money to help change the world. Ready for some new ideas on how to better engage and prepare your students?  Shoutout Shout out to all of the educators in Orange County…

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Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB’s) – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB’s) Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB’s) Long gone are the days where the overhead projector reigned supreme in the classroom. I still vividly remember venturing to the local office supply store to get my transparencies made for my lessons. After all, who would even think about direct instruction with the assistance of notes displayed on a screen instead of writing them all out in chalk?  On second thought, I…

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The Coronavirus Could Be A Big Moneymaker for EdTech Companies – Education Article

 There is a special place in Hell for people who cash in on tragedy.   But that place is reserved for the super rich – and that’s all that matters in Donald Trump’s America.   Federal officials are urging schools to prepare for possible disruptions due to the coronavirus – a disease that originated in China last month and has affected more than 77,000 people worldwide (of which more than 2,600 have died).   Only 14 people have been infected…

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6 Collaboration Tools That Take Learning Beyond the Classroom – Education Article

With so much technology available to us today, finding the right platform or tool to use in our classrooms can present some challenges. Which tools will benefit our students the most? What purpose will each specific tool serve for our students and our own professional growth? How does technology enable us to provide more for our students?  And maybe one of the most common questions, how much time will I need to get started? These are just a few of…

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13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices – Education Article

Audio is a great learning and reflection tool. So I’ve put together a list of 13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices. Now that we can add audio to our favorite Google Slides projects, we need to make sure we have some options for creating those audio files. Chromebooks have become the most popular classroom device, now in millions of classroom worldwide. Find the best tools for Chromebooks can sometimes be challenging. So I put together this…

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