Online College Articles

July 4th, 2022

6 tips to begin an elementary esports program in your school

The benefits of esports are well documented. A significant body of research has found that students who participate in scholastic esports programs benefit from increased emotional regulation, academic achievement, and graduation rates. These benefits only scratch the surface of the positive consequences for students participating in scholastic esports. Thus far, conversations around esports have centered […]

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July 4th, 2022

How you can bring pandemic tech into post-pandemic learning

As an Instructional Technology Coach in Georgetown County, South Carolina, I have the amazing opportunity to work closely with teachers and students as they use educational technology in meaningful ways.  It is clear that COVID-19 has changed how teachers use educational technologies to support teaching and learning.  During the “Emergency Teaching Era” of the pandemic, […]

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July 1st, 2022

How esports promotes inclusion and belonging

I grew up a casual gamer, half-decent at a few games like ‘Yoshi’s Island’ and ‘Rush.’ The most intense PC games I ever played were ‘Minesweeper’ and ‘Frogger.’ Esports and gaming weren’t something I thought would be a major part of my career. Had you told high school me that I would be a computer […]

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June 30th, 2022

How this teacher uses story coding to spark creativity and collaboration

When coding merges with storytelling, you have story coding, in which students use computational skills and design thinking as they demonstrate creativity across core curricular areas. During an ISTELive 22 virtual session, computer science, robotics, and design thinking educator Paige Besthoff demonstrated how story coding–combining storytelling and coding–helps students develop critical skills. Story coding involves […]

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June 29th, 2022

6 time-saving tech tricks for school librarians

Is there an educator on the planet who would turn down a bit more time in their day? With time-saving technology strategies, school librarians can find ways to connect with their school’s teachers and students on a deeper level, forming relationships and helping with research and skill development. During an ISTELive session, Kristina A. Holzweiss, […]

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June 29th, 2022

The best ways to approach high-impact tutoring

What do we even mean when we say “high-impact tutoring?” As schools grapple with so many of the effects of unfinished learning, tutoring has emerged as a potential approach for addressing students’ educational needs. “High-impact tutoring” is defined by the National Student Support Accelerator as a form of teaching 1:1 or in a small group […]

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June 28th, 2022

Are you teaching with Minecraft and Roblox? You should be

Millions of students use Roblox and Minecraft to create characters and build entire worlds. As educators search for ways to boost student engagement as they inject real-world relevance into their lessons, finding creative reasons to use these platforms in the classroom becomes their goal. Should you start teaching with Minecraft and Roblox? “Why Minecraft? Why […]

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June 28th, 2022

On the ground at ISTE Live22: Learning needs joy and civility

This week’s special edition of Innovations in Education, hosted by Kevin Hogan, comes live from one of the nation’s largest edtech conferences. At least 15,000 educators and edtech enthusiasts are gathered in New Orleans for ISTELive 22. ISTE CEO Richard Culatta notes that we’ve “beaten the joy out of learning” in recent years. Now is […]

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June 27th, 2022

The Hero Awards Program honors standout educators

eSchool Media is pleased to announce the return of the eSchool News  K-12 Hero Awards, and that the awards nomination period opens June 27, 2022. This year’s K-12 Hero Awards Program, sponsored by JAR Systems and SAP Concur, will recognize the dedicated efforts of education professionals across K-12 departments, including IT, curriculum, instruction and administration.  […]

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June 24th, 2022

3 ways to address teacher burnout

A teacher’s job is to educate the young people who will shape our future world. What profession could be more important? Yet a recent survey by Merrimack College shows that 44 percent of teachers indicate they are very likely or fairly likely to leave the profession within the next two years. Another 2022 survey by […]

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