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2 Apps to Help Teachers Connect Online: Empatico & Remind

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Topics: Video, Back-to-School, Distance Learning

3 Ways to Prepare Yourself for the Uncertainty of the New School Year

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Topics: Back-to-School, Distance Learning

5 Benefits of Online Learning

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Topics: Back-to-School, Distance Learning

5 Ways to Prepare for Back-to-School Distance Learning

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Topics: Technology, Back-to-School, Distance Learning

Digital Tools for Online Learning

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Topics: Technology, 21st Century Learning, Distance Learning

How to Create a Digital Worksheet

It’s an age-old question, “How do I recreate a worksheet in digital format?” and it’s echoed by so many teachers across the country. To convert traditional paper and pencil tasks to a digital-friendly format is one of the biggest hurdles for educators moving curriculum online. Some have downloaded apps to convert documents, others have resorted to retyping entire sheets of paper. My favorite method for creating digital worksheets is really just a simple modification of a tool you and your students are already familiar with-- Google Slides. In the video tutorial below, I'll walk you through a quick process for creating digital worksheets that your students can type answers into without deleting or changing the questions. For more helpful resources visit our Teacher Resources page.

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Topics: Video, COVID-19, Distance Learning

What is Fast Track?

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These courses were written with you in mind. From the easy registration process to getting evaluator feedback in 2 short days, we are simplifying and speeding up the process. We even ensured all course materials are online, so no need to wait for a textbook. Just dive right in! 

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Topics: Learners Edge News, Distance Learning, Fast Track

The 5 E's of Online Lesson Design

Educators have had to quickly modify their instruction for an online distance learning environment. One framework of online lesson design is Catlin Tucker’s 5 E’s Instructional Model, detailed in the chart, below.  

As you can see, the chart clearly illustrates what each of the 5 E’s mean and each section includes answers to the questions:   

  • What does it look like?  
  • What tools can I use? 
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Topics: Distance Learning, Digital Resources

10 Digital Resources for Teachers

Greetings from your Learners Edge Curriculum and Instruction Team! 

We’ve been scouring the web to find relevant and meaningful resources teachers can use to interact and connect with students. 

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Topics: Technology, Distance Learning, Digital Resources

Supporting Kids During an Anxiety-Filled Time

A few weeks ago, my kids (9 and 6) looked at us like we had lobsters coming out of our ears as we explained what “isolation” meant. They are largely compliant when we say that things are required, and especially so when we let them know it’s beyond our control. They still had questions. 

“Ok, so what’s for dinner?” 

“Can I have a playdate with my friend?” 

“Can we buy a flamethrower?” 

We weren’t THAT clear, I guess…or it’s just such an abstract concept that they can’t attach it to something they understand. 

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Topics: anxiety, Distance Learning

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