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Black History Month brings out the worst in these teachers and schools work overtime to protect them. In a video clip a parent shared on Facebook last month, a teacher at the center showed various yoga positions while reciting in soothing, melodic tones her interpretation of how the transatlantic slave trade worked.

Black History Month brings out the worst in these teachers and schools work overtime to protect them

“African people came to America on boats to become slaves,” the teacher said in the video, which was initially discovered by the Delaware News Journal. “So here's the great big country of Africa. They crossed the Atlantic to come over to America. So right now, I need you to get into your boat pose,” she says, demonstrating the yoga pose. “Came? The Caesar Rodney School District, the authority holding the childhood center accountable, is investigating the video after parents were expectedly outraged.

Another educator, the one in Florida, had the audacity to threaten to remove a Black child tickled by the teacher’s brazen suggestion that slaves weren’t whipped. ”Let me help you out ... before I kick you out,” the teacher responded in the video. Pear Deck for Microsoft. Holiday Cards / Tarjetas festivas. DLDay2021 October Challenge: Strength - Digital Learning Day. During this time of social distancing, connecting and collaborating virtually have become priorities for most of us—and a lifeline for many.

DLDay2021 October Challenge: Strength - Digital Learning Day

In countless ways, mandated isolation actually has brought us closer together as we find creative ways to foster professional learning networks (PLNs) by finding and following pertinent topics, reach out to others for recommendations and resources, and lean on our colleagues and mentors. The strength of community is in the connection.

This month, we’re focusing on strengthening our connections and PLNs through social media platforms. : Lesson Plans. By Bill Zimmerman, Creator of Comics + the news + classrooms all go together.Let me tell you why and how.

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My happiest memories as a kid center on Sunday mornings when my father would leave the house early in the morning to pick up some jelly donuts and also bring back an armload of newspapers. I’d grab my beloved funny sections to read about the latest adventures of my comic heroes and enter their exciting, imaginary worlds. The comics made me happy and helped me become a great reader.

How to Clear Cookies for a Specific Site. What to Know Chrome: Select Menu > Settings > Site Settings > Cookies and site data > See All Cookies and Site Data.

How to Clear Cookies for a Specific Site

Find the site and click trash.Firefox: Go to the site for which you want to clear cookies, click the padlock next to the URL, and select Clear Cookies and Site Data.Safari: Go to Safari > Preferences > Privacy > Manage Website Data. Choose the website and select Remove. How to use Polls in Microsoft Teams for Online Teaching? 5 Interactive Presentations Ideas that will Engage Students.

Interactive presentations should always be an educator’s goal.

5 Interactive Presentations Ideas that will Engage Students

Dry, teacher-centered lectures lose students’ interest, while interactive presentations grab and hold attention. Getting students involved improves retention, understanding, and enjoyment. And it’s remarkably easy to involve the audience with just a few easy principles (especially with the right technology at your disposal). So start creating interactive presentations with the tips and tricks below. Students today expect the classroom to be both educational and enjoyable at the same time. A Gallup Poll of about 3,000 schools shows that around the 5th grade 74% of students feel they are engaged in school, but by the 10th, 11th, and 12th grade that numbers fall to the 30% range.

Copyright & Creativity : K-12 Teaching Resources on Copyright and Fair Use. Educational Resources & Activities for Kids Ages 3 - 5. When your preschooler is at home, they need to be kept busy!

Educational Resources & Activities for Kids Ages 3 - 5

From reading guides to our collection of Brightly Storytime videos, there’s something here to keep every little reader occupied — no matter if you’re looking to further their learning or just keep them engaged for a little while. Entertaining your kids all day long can be challenging, so we hope these resources can help! At-Home Education Just for Fun: Books & Activities Tips & Advice Reading Guides Brightly Storytime. Remote Learning Lessons PreK to 4th Grade. Let me start by saying I have never been a remote learning teacher before.

Remote Learning Lessons PreK to 4th Grade

This is not something that I have taken a class on or claim to be an expert in. Teaching elementary age students in this setting is completely new territory for me like so many others. Introducing... Text Comments □ — Flipgrid. Thanks to your feedback, we are excited to release text comments!

Introducing... Text Comments □ — Flipgrid

And, to ensure your Flipgrid discussions remain inclusive, you’ll find Immersive Reader on text comments, too. As an educator, you are in control of the discussion features. By default, all new Topics will have Text Comments enabled (you can edit this anytime in default Topic settings) and you can enable text comments on all existing Topics. PDF Converter - Convert files to and from PDFs Free Online. Helpful Online Resources for Teaching English Language Learners. Whether you’re having school remotely or in person, online learning is a powerful tool teachers can leverage to support English language learners (ELLs).

Helpful Online Resources for Teaching English Language Learners

Research shows that ELLs’ learning is enhanced by interactive visual aids and access to lessons they can follow at their own pace. There are many free or inexpensive digital resources that teachers can use to create these learning experiences. Lessons can be recorded as they are conducted online in real time so that students can later access the content without a teacher present. Teachers can also incorporate audio, images, or videos into their lessons.

How to Create a Virtual Bitmoji Classroom in Google Slides or PowerPoint — Hello, Teacher Lady. If you want to create a Google Meet or Agenda slide like mine (or something similar), you can keep the default page dimensions and move onto Step 2.

How to Create a Virtual Bitmoji Classroom in Google Slides or PowerPoint — Hello, Teacher Lady

If you want to create a Google Classroom header, change the page dimensions to 1,000 x 250 pixels by going to File —> Page Setup in Google Slides or Design —> Page Setup in PowerPoint. Just a warning though: When you upload your banner on Google Classroom, you’ll get this frustrating dark overlay on your image. It’s an accessibility thing and can’t be changed, so just keep that in mind and try to keep everything as bright as possible. To create a custom Google homepage, you’ll want the dimensions somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 in x 8 in. Next step is to collect the images for your scene. A Low-Tech Approach to Remote Learning - Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood. Connect school to student’s daily lives with place-based lessons. Place-based lessons have the added benefit of increasing students’ intrinsic motivation and sense of belonging while supporting community investigations and community-building in the classroom.

Place-based lessons can utilize outdoor spaces and non-academic activities in and around the home (e.g., cooking, creating non-digital games, drawing, photography, taking a walk, exploring neighborhood architecture, grocery shopping) to teach traditional academic subjects (e.g., math, art, social studies, science). 2020-2021 Read Across America Calendar - Read Across America. Once the World Was Perfect by Joy Harjo - Poems. Nearly everyone had left that bar in the middle of winter except the hardcore. It was the coldest night of the year, every place shut down, but not us.

Of course we noticed when she came in. We were Indian ruins. She was the end of beauty. No one knew her, the stranger whose tribe we recognized, her family related to deer, if that's who she was, a people accustomed to hearing songs in pine trees, and making them hearts. The woman inside the woman who was to dance naked in the bar of misfits blew deer magic. Taking a Culturally Responsive Approach in the Classroom- edWeb. Presented by Kevin Baird, Chairman, Center for College & Career Readiness; and Darrell Wilson, National Director of Strategic Partnerships, Achieve3000 Sponsored by Achieve3000 Get a CE Certificate for this edWebinar Learn more Equity begins with access.

Considering background knowledge, interest, and culture is only part of a Culturally Responsive Approach. Project to Build Students’ Media Literacy. Apr 15, 2020 2020-04-15 Digital Learning • Learning Support MediaWise is a nonprofit, nonpartisan project from the Poynter Institute empowering people of all ages to be more critical consumers of content online. Challenge Cards. Differentiating Literacy Instruction Across Content Areas- edWeb.

Presented by Shaelynn Farnsworth, Coach, Consultant, and Educator, Web20Classroom; and Steven W. Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist, Web20Classroom. 7 Ways to Make Distance Learning More Equitable. COVID-19 Free eBooks - COVID-19 Children's eBook Collection - New York City School Library System at NYC DOE Office of Library Services. Yumi - Rainbows in Windows.

Audio Books for Dyslexia & Learning Disabilities. How to Quarantine the Books in Your School Library. SaveDisclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only. It does not supersede the rules and recommendations of local authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. School librarians have found various ways to manage their collections during the pandemic.

Digital Content – Mackin. 4 Best Practices for Distance Learning to Support Students Who Learn and Think Differently. Meet your students' diverse needs with these tips, tools, and strategies. Session Videos - Global EdTech Academy. Urban Libraries Professional Development Symposium - Professional Development and Continuing Education - LibGuides Home at Connecticut State Library, Division of Library Development.

10 Best Screen Recording Software Programs in 2020. Recording a screen used to be a real challenge. You had to either use complicated tools or pay a software expert to get it done, which wasn’t always feasible. Fortunately, the user-friendliness of screen recording software has significantly improved over the years. Nowadays, you can create professional-looking tutorials with minimal effort. Besides tutorials, there are several other reasons why you might want to record your screen. If you do any kind of product demonstrations, need or offer tech support, or use video calling, using the default screen capture of your computer won’t be good enough to capture high-quality footage.

Whether you want a more precise way to record the entire screen or if you want to capture a specific portion, a high-quality screen recorder will serve the purpose. Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19. Healthy video use at home. Learning At Home Resources for Teachers. The News Literacy Project. School Library Journal. Remote Learning for Libraries.

Talking to students about Coronavirus. Library Journal. School Library Journal. The Big List of Children's Book Writers Doing Virtual Author Activities. With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media. We’ve rounded up over 50 of the best virtual author activities below!

COVID-19 State Resources - Children's and YA Services - LibGuides Home at Connecticut State Library, Division of Library Development. Educational Resources. For Me, Rewatching ‘Contagion’ Was Fun, Until It Wasn’t. Pixar’s “Onward” is the No. 1 movie in America. But what if “Contagion” is the No. 1 movie in our psyches? Public health expert says African Americans are at greater risk of death from coronavirus. Pin on library. 20 updates for Microsoft Teams for Education, including 7x7 video and Breakout Rooms - Microsoft Tech Community - 1457748. Session Videos - Global EdTech Academy. 10 Best Screen Recording Software to Download in 2020. 14 Ways to Keep Kids Busy while Social Distancing - U-Konserve. Turn your PDF or hard copy worksheet into an editable digital worksheet!

School Library Journal. School Library Journal. Remote Learning for Libraries. Talking to students about Coronavirus.