• by Bill Soistmann
    Programmer, educator, troublemaker. I love baseball.

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How to Look Good on Video Calls

COVID-19 lockdowns mean many of us are working from home and swapping in-person meetings for video chats on Zoom, Skype, or Google Meet. Here’s how to make sure you look your best while on camera. Source: How to Look Good on Video Calls
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‘We’re on the edge of the precipice’: How the pandemic could shatter college dreams

Some high school seniors are dropping their first-choice schools in favor of colleges that are cheaper. Others are taking a year off so they can help bail out their families. Source: ‘We’re on the edge of the precipice’: How the pandemic could shatter college dreams
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Answer Sheet: Teachers, Parents and Principals Tell Their Stories About Remote Learning

Kari Munoz, a teacher in Odessa, Tex., waves during a parade on April 18 to see students after schools had been closed for more than a month because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Ben Powell/AP)  The Network for Public Education, a nonprofit group that advocates for public...
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Three Quick Ways for Students to Respond to Prompts With Whiteboard and Screencast Videos

A few weeks ago Screencastify introduced a new feature called Screencastify Submit. I was able to try it out with some of my students last week. It turned out to be a great way for students to send… Source: Three Quick Ways for Students to Respond to Prompts With Whiteboard and...
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9 Benefits of Using Flipgrid for Book Clubs – Easy EdTech Podcast 061 – Class Tech Tips

Learn strategies for using Flipgrid for book clubs with students and how you can use this strategy with your colleagues for remote professional development. Source: 9 Benefits of Using Flipgrid for Book Clubs – Easy EdTech Podcast 061 – Class Tech Tips
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DeVos and The Privatization Connection to Detroit’s “Right to Read” Lawsuit: “Separate and Unequal”

The Detroit landmark decision that children deserve to learn to read in school is a case that reflects decades of troubled education in Detroit. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and school privatiza… Source: DeVos and The Privatization Connection to Detroit’s “Right to Read”...
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Advanced Placement testing anxieties, a revved-up graduation, next year’s lessons and more – redefinED

AP test time limits: Advanced Placement testing in the coronavirus world begins May 11, with 45-minute exams taken by homebound students who can use their Stories about the changes in Advanced Placement testing causing anxiety for students about having enough time and their home...
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Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway

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