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How I Homeschooled Our First Graders During the COVID-19 “Vacation”

This is the spreadsheet of ideas that we used. Create your own and share it with me in the comments please! I took a little creative liberty with the title. The “COVID-19 ‘Vacation'” refers to the two weeks my kids were on their normal “vacation” from school, but we were physically distancing at home. For them, this was their regularly-planned vacation. When the school was scheduled to start back up again, they had a distance learning curriculum. There’s nothing about COVID-19 that should...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Kids, Education, Marketing, Netflix, Pokemon, Warren Buffett, Pbs, Hulu, Duolingo, Google Sheet, US Public Health Service, Khan Academy Kids, Adventure Academy, Coronavirus


5 Ways To Stay Busy At Home During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the Coronavirus outbreak has forced even the most powerful countries of the world to implement quarantine throughout. While under quarantine, many are struggling to adjust to the new ‘boring’ life safe at home. Considering the fast era of today, many of us are not even accustomed to asking for leaves from work. From leading such spontaneous lives at work and school, people are apparently baffled worldwide on how to survive at home.  ...
Tags: Fashion, Education, World Health Organization, Homeschooling, Lowe, Home Life, Stay At Home Moms, At Home Workouts, Coronavirus, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, P.volve, Coursera Harvard Edx


Supt. Austin Beutner said more LAUSD students are online, though gaps remain as spring break begins

About 74% of nearly 500,000 K-12 students at Los Angeles public schools have access to technology and have logged on to distance learning platforms — including 96% of high school students — according to the L.A. Unified School District officials. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner shared the charted figures on Monday, April 6, in a distance-learning update, three weeks after he closed school campuses amid the worsening coronavirus epidemic. The numbers reflected progress at the start of a week-...
Tags: News, Education, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Pbs, LA County, San Fernando Valley, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Beutner, Kristen Wright, Tony Thurmond


National Geographic launches a homeschool hub for parents and teachers, [email protected]

The COVID-19 outbreak has closed schools across most of the U.S., impacting over 55 million students who are now learning at home. That’s created an increased demand for homeschool resources. Today, National Geographic is responding to that need with the launch of a new online hub, [email protected], which pulls together all of National Geographic’s family-friendly educational content into a one-stop shop for parents and teachers alike. The free digital resource combines the educational content from t...
Tags: Apple, Kids, Families, Education, Parents, Disney, Tech, Comcast, National-Geographic, Homeschool, NatGeo, National Geographic Society, National Geographic Kids, Disney Pixar Star Wars Marvel, Open School, Rachel Buchholz


NYC Bans Zoom in Classrooms Following Porn 'Zoombombings' and Security Failures

As reports of security issues surrounding the video conferencing app Zoom continue to mount and accounts of video “bombing” grow increasingly disturbing, New York City has taken the extraordinary measure of banning the service from the city’s classrooms. New York City Mayor de Blasio said this week that the city was…Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, NYC, New York City, Cybersecurity, Zoom, New York City Mayor de Blasio


Pasadena schools to offer Armenian dual language program next year

Pasadena Unified will offer a new Armenian dual language immersion program for high school students in the 2020-2021 school year, according to a news release from the district. Dual immersion programs aim for biliteracy by immersing students in both languages as they’re taught multiple subjects. Proponents say Pasadena Unified’s offering of Armenian is the first for that language in the United States. April 6 marks the start of registration for the program, which will be offered at the Blair Sch...
Tags: Education, Sport, Soccer, United States, Pasadena, Local News, San Gabriel Valley, International Baccalaureate, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Pasadena Unified School District, Pasadena Unified, Blair School, Arsine Shirvanian


Coronavirus sheds light on how many Southern Californians still lack internet access

Jessica Lopez’s struggle to afford home internet service has always been inconvenient, making it tough for her 6-year-old daughter to do school assignments or for Lopez to complete online forms occasionally required by her employers at the Hilton of Anaheim. Now the coronavirus pandemic has moved her daughter’s kindergarten entirely online and shuttered her hotel, eliminating her job busing tables. And Lopez said her lack of internet access is forcing some tough decisions. Though she’s trying to...
Tags: Google, Politics, News, Education, California, Sport, Poverty, Friend, Soccer, Hilton, Long Beach, Starbucks, Guatemala, Orange County, Facetime, Chromebooks


What does sacrifice in medicine really mean?

Just another day as you work into the depths of the night. Medicine engulfs your life as your focus is centered on your responsibilities for tomorrow. You may or may not have time to sit down and enjoy a meal in silence. You may or may not have the opportunity to say good-bye or hello […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Medical School, Cardiology, PA NP, CRNA


Thandika Mkandawire : An intellectual giant, an pan-Africanist

Thandika Mkandawire, who died in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 27 after a battle with cancer, was a renowned development economist, an institution builder and a pan-Africanist The post Thandika Mkandawire : An intellectual giant, an pan-Africanist appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Sweden, Education, Article, United Nations, Refugees, Zimbabwe, Malawi, London School Of Economics, Black Panther, Stockholm Sweden, Top Six, Pan Africanism, Thandika Mkhandawire, Thandika Mkandawire


The Importance of Education for At-Risk Youth

Youth development and education is a critical part of equipping young people with the tools they need as they transition into adulthood. At the same time, the solid foundation of a focused education will help them reach their potential. Sadly, for at-risk youths the path is not always quite so simple and whilst there are many organizations supporting education for this group, there are many reasons to continue to focus on and improve educational opportunities. In this article, we take a lo...
Tags: Fashion, Education, Back To School, United States, Youth Development, Homeschooling, Educational, Home Education, Low Income, College Course, Childhood Education


Personal learning environments

Photo by Steve Wheeler It wasn't that long ago that I was approached by a new U.S. based online education platform called ZilLearn to ask me if I would like to write some courses.I jumped at the chance, especially in this current crisis, to create some additional online resources that might be helpful in supporting educators in the mad scramble to create online, remote learning environments for their students.And so I agreed to write a set of four micro-learning courses (each will take ...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Students, Education, Digital, Online, Teachers, eLearning, Wellbeing, Educators, Personalised Learning, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Personal Learning Environment, Zillearn


How to change bad habits and learn new skills

Neuroplasticity is your brain's ability to form new neuronal connections throughout your life. It is possible to change your habits and learn new skills at any age thanks to neuroplasticity. Training your brain to form new connections is beneficial to long-term cognitive health. For a long time, it was believed that your brain was solidified during adolescence. After your teenage years, you are who you are, with no possibility of change. The neuroscience revolution of the 20th century p...
Tags: Science, Learning, Education, Neuroscience, Brain, Innovation, Brussels, Mind, Personal Growth, Gregory Caremans, Institute of Neurocognitivism


LAUSD fundraiser receives more than $1.6 million to provide meals, supplies during coronavirus crisis

The Los Angeles Unified School District announced on Friday, April 3, that more than $1.6 million was donated to its LA Students Most In Need charity during a television fundraiser. The fundraiser was hosted by CBS Television Stations with iHeart Radio stations in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Chargers football organization to help students and their families who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. “In challenging times like this, it is incredible to see partners come together, uni...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Disneyland, Pasadena, CBS Television Stations, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Unified School District, California Community Foundation, Robert Garcia, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Coronavirus


AAG Debuts New Reverse Mortgage Educational Videos

In 2004, the United States Senate passed a resolution which recognizes the month of April as National Financial Literacy Month. In honor of the month’s recognition, American Advisors Group (AAG) has released a series of animated educational videos which are aimed at teaching Americans how they can use home equity as a financial tool in retirement. Throughout the month of April, AAG will release a series of animated videos which aim to highlight how a reverse mortgage can fit into a senior’s r...
Tags: Featured, Education, Finance, Senate, United States, LinkedIn Facebook, Lenoir, American Advisors Group, AAG, American Advisors Group AAG, Martin Lenoir


French reality show seeks to turn around lives of 'dunce' pupils

Les Cancres (The Dunces) features pupils coached by celebrities who also struggled at schoolFrench schoolchildren learn an early lesson that failure in the classroom is likely to mean failure in life.Pupils are encouraged to compete for the best marks and grades that will allow them to study at prestigious grandes écoles and subsequently become part of France’s professional or political elite. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Television, Education, France, World news, Schools


How biased is your favorite news source? This chart will tell you.

Polarized, unreliable news can be dangerous during turbulent times, such as the coronavirus pandemic. The Ad Fontes' Media Bias Chart maps out the biases and reliability of legacy and alternative news organizations. Political bias is one of many we must be wary of when judging the quality of the news we consume. The New York Times was a failing newspaper before changing its business model to muckraking on Trump. Fox News had to drop its "Fair and Balanced" motto because that's false advertising...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, Internet, Washington Post, Democracy, Journalism, Cnn, United States, New York Times, Innovation, Associated Press, Npr, National Enquirer, Vox, Fox News Channel


In the wake of COVID-19, UK puts up £20M in grants to develop resilient tech for critical industries

Most of the world — despite the canaries in the coal mine — was unprepared to cope with the coronavirus outbreak that’s now besieging us. Now, work is starting to get underway both to help manage what is going on now and better prepare us in the future. In the latest development, the UK government today announced that it will issue £20 million ($24.5 million) in grants of up to £50,000 each to startups and other businesses that are developing tools to improve resilience for critical industries —...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Cloud, Ecommerce, Europe, UK, Enterprise, Education, Entertainment, Government, Collaborative Consumption, Funding, Policy, Automotive, Biotech


In the wake of COVID-19, UK puts up £20M in grants to develop resilience tech for critical industries

Most of the world — despite the canaries in the coal mine — was unprepared to cope with the coronavirus outbreak that’s now besieging us. Now, work is starting to get underway both to help manage what is going on now and better prepare us in the future. In the latest development, the UK government today announced that it will issue £20 million ($24.5 million) in grants of up to £50,000 each to startups and other businesses that are developing tools to improve resilience for critical industries —...
Tags: Food, TC, Cloud, Ecommerce, Europe, UK, Enterprise, Education, Entertainment, Government, Collaborative Consumption, Funding, Tech, Policy, Automotive, Biotech


Teachers union pushes back on LAUSD distance-learning methods amid coronavirus outbreak

United Teachers Los Angeles officials demanded more leeway from the Los Angeles Unified School District Thursday to conduct remote learning during potentially prolonged campus closures due to the coronavirus epidemic. In a morning Facebook live address Thursday, UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl said that teaching via live video-conferencing should be non-mandatory and that administrators should not join Zoom or other live classes, among other demands outlined in a letter to the district. “Our me...
Tags: Facebook, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, Local News, Cesar Chavez, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo Pearl, Caputo, UTLA, Top Stories LADN


Chromebook accessibility tools for distance learning

Around the world, 1.5 billion students are now adjusting to learning from home. For students with disabilities, this adjustment is even more difficult without hands-on classroom instruction and support from teachers and learning specialists.For educators and families using Chromebooks, there are a variety of built-in accessibility features to customize students’ learning experience and make them even more helpful. We’ve put together a list of some of these tools to explore as you navigate at-hom...
Tags: Google, Education, Accessibility, Chromebook, Chromebooks, Google Group, Don Johnston, Laura Allen, G Suite, Texthelp, Thomas Jockin


Coronavirus: UC system suspends SAT/ACT requirements for 2021 applicants

The University of California is drastically relaxing its fall 2021 admissions standards for applicants who are currently high school juniors, including suspending the requirement that they take standardized tests and allowing pass/fail grades for this spring’s classes affected by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a university announcement Wednesday. The dramatic action came in response to the cancellation of testing by the SAT and ACT this spring and to the widespread disruption at high sch...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, University, Soccer, Disneyland, UC, University Of California, CSU, San Fernando Valley, California State University, LA Long Beach, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Pandemic pedagogy

Image source: pxfuel The buildings may be closed but learning never stops, not even for a global pandemic.The following links to education resources were kindly shared by BETT earlier today as part of the global efforts to keep people learning during the Coronavirus pandemic.BETT has also created a community hub so that educators everywhere can share ideas and resources, discuss and work together online during the school closures.The first link focuses on how to lead remote learning and i...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, Technology, London, Resources, Learning, Education, Microsoft, Teaching, Pedagogy, eLearning, Pearson, Bett, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Pandemic


L.A. County superintendent recommends campus closures through end of school year

Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo recommended Wednesday, April 1 that school campuses remain closed through the end of the academic year. Duardo’s recommendation followed a similar recommendations in recent days by Governor Gavin Newsom and State Superintendent Tony Thurmond to plan for remote learning through the 2019-20 school year as the coronavirus epidemic unfolds across California. Extending a school closure is a local decision that will be made by each individual s...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, State, Los Angeles County, Tony Thurmond, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, County Office of Education, LACOE, Duardo, Coronavirus


College-bound seniors cope with coranavirus cancellations

She flew to New York City on March 4 with her future in front of her. She had been granted an audition at Julliard, arguably the most prestigious arts academy in the nation. The young opera singer was trying to decide if moving to New York or attending the Boston Conservatory would be right for her. By the time she left the Big Apple four days later, her world had changed. Forever. Grace Juell, a senior at the Orange County School of the Arts, is among thousands of students in Southern Californi...
Tags: New York, News, Education, California, College, Boston, New York City, Sport, Soccer, High School, Broadway, Graduation, Seattle, William Jessup University, Taylor, Grace


What happens to edtech when kids go back to school?

In just a few weeks, homeschooling has gone from a rarity to a baseline in homes across the country. Jonah Liss, a 16-year-old student at International Academy of Bloomfield Hills in Michigan, was sent home out of precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak. While the transition has been okay for Liss, who has used some of the extra time to create a service to help those impacted by COVID-19, he recognized that other students are experiencing some pain points; not everyone has access to the same ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Startups, TC, Education, Michigan, Khan Academy, Edtech, Growth, Zoom, LISS, Newsela, Reach Capital, Matthew Greenfield, Rethink Education, Jennifer Carolan


Pre-school EdTech startup Lingumi raises £4m, adds some free services during Covid-19

At these difficult times, parents are concerned for their children’s education, especially given so much of it has had to go online during the Covid-19 pandemic. But what about pre-schoolers who are missing out? Pre-school children are sponges for information but don’t get formal training on reading and writing until they enter the classroom when they are less sponge-like and surrounded by 30 other children. Things are tougher for non-English speaking children who’s parents want them to learn En...
Tags: TC, Europe, Education, France, China, Germany, Articles, Entrepreneur, Tech, Taiwan, Artificial Intelligence, United Kingdom, Italy, Alibaba, Teacher, General Partner


State Superintendent Says It Appears Students Won’t Return To School Before Summer

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It appears California students will be learning from home for the rest of the year, according to a statement from the State Superintendent on Tuesday. State Superintendent Tony Thurmond issued a statement Tuesday saying “it currently appears that our students will not be able to return to school campuses before the end of the school year.” This comes two weeks after Governor Gavin Newsom initially said he believed schools would be closed for the rest of the semester due to t...
Tags: News, Education, California, California News, Sacramento, Gavin Newsom, Department Of Education, Placer County, Thurmond, Tony Thurmond, Coronavirus, School Closure


State Superintendent: It Appears Students Won’t Return To School Before Summer

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It appears California students will be learning from home for the rest of the year, according to a statement from the State Superintendent on Tuesday. State Superintendent Tony Thurmond issued a statement Tuesday saying “it currently appears that our students will not be able to return to school campuses before the end of the school year.” This comes two weeks after Governor Gavin Newsom initially said he believed schools would be closed for the rest of the semester due to t...
Tags: News, Education, California, California News, Sacramento, Gavin Newsom, Department Of Education, Placer County, Thurmond, Tony Thurmond, Coronavirus, School Closure


Despite coronavirus closures, L.A. county’s budding scientists participated virtually in science fair

Stanley Liu’s love for the field of microfluidics began with the toys of his childhood, equipment his mechanical engineer father would bring home from work. Science fairs became a way for the two to bond over the years, as Liu began to research scientific questions on his own. Like many budding scientists, the Arcadia High junior was concerned that the L.A. County Science and Engineering Fair might join a growing list of cancelled events last week as the novel coronavirus epidemic worsened. I...
Tags: Google, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Roosevelt, Liu, Beutner, AliKhan, Coronavirus, Stanley Liu, County Science and Engineering Fair, Nishat Alikhan


Superintendent: Coronavirus likely to keep schools shuttered for academic year

SACRAMENTO – California schools are likely to remain closed for the rest of the academic year as the fight to contain the novel coronavirus continues, the state superintendent of public instruction told local officials Tuesday. “Due to the current safety concerns and needs for ongoing social distancing it currently appears that our students will not be able to return to school campuses before the end of the school year,” state Superintendent Tony Thurmond wrote in a letter released to local scho...
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