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mindfulness activities for the virtual classroom
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9 Easy mindfulness activities for the virtual classroom

Teachers

Mindfulness-based intervention can improve cognitive performance, resilience, and mental health. It can also help students focus during lessons. The easiest way to start a mindfulness practice in your own physical or virtual classroom is to incorporate short and easy techniques in your everyday lessons.

Teaching students how to manage digital distractions
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Teaching students how to manage digital distractions

Teachers

Perhaps schools will eventually teach technology management, which includes using technology for learning and professional development. Until then, teachers are left to find the most effective methods to turn a potential distraction into a useful tool. Here are a few ideas that can successfully be implemented in any classroom:

Helping teachers and administrators see the value of edtech
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Helping teachers and admins see the value of edtech

School Management

Managing change in a school isn’t about choosing a new platform or migrating to a new system — it’s about the people that will work with the new tools and how comfortable they are with doing so effectively. Here’s how to help teachers and administrators see the value of edtech:

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Best practices for supporting parents with remote learning

School Management

With schools under lockdown, parents have taken on the role of teachers, in addition to being caregivers and workers. Now more than ever, schools need to establish a good relationship with parents, as their actions and expectations play a role in remote learning as well, especially for younger students, who have not yet developed the skills to set goals and standards for themselves.

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What’s next? Lessons from the lockdown on traditional education

E-learning

This is a time to reflect on what is working and what we could do better. Also, it’s time to evaluate what our core beliefs about education are and how accurate they are in preparing us for the future. Continuing to perfect and adapt edtech for everyone is a must, not a “nice to have” option.

successful edtech strategy
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6 Building blocks for a successful edtech strategy

E-learning

Even if “success” means different things for each school and even if there’s no magic blueprint to make things run smoothly forever, you can still build a successful edtech strategy without becoming overwhelmed. Here are 6 steps to adapt according to your school’s situation and needs:

remote learning tips
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Top 7 remote learning tips your students should know

E-learning

For the majority of students, school closures caused quite a shock and a big disruption in their routine. To make this transition to remote learning smoother, teachers might find it useful to pass the following information on to their students and guide them throughout the process.

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5 Practical tips for online teaching in times of disasters

E-learning

In these troubled times, teachers show how determined they are, as well as how vital it is to be an educator. Disaster-proof education helps you keep going on no matter what happens. Just remember that you shouldn’t panic, try not to overwhelm yourself or your students, consider teaching asynchronous classes and most of all, have each other’s backs.

amplifying literacy with technology
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8 Lessons in amplifying literacy with technology

Teachers

Teachers often feel as if they’re competing with technology for the attention of students. The presence of devices and apps in their students’ lives seems to be in the way of instilling a habit of reading. Technology can be both a distractor and a positive factor, which gave me an idea to celebrate this month by making a case for the latter.

What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset
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What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset?

E-learning

Educators need to be consistent with the messages they send and incorporate a growth mindset in what they do, especially in the way they use technology to teach. The focus is no longer on what happens in the learning environment, but what happens when edtech comes into the mix and how we can enrich that environment.

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