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    Reopening Schools but Emptier, Physically Distanced, and still some Remote Students By LeiLani Cauthen We need to talk about the state of K12 schooling in America.  It’s a different world now.  The Learning Counsel’s major Digital Transition Survey showed our first data in October 2020 of the national scene.  A new survey closed January 25th ...
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    Skodel, the company pioneering student wellbeing check-ins, is now available in the App Store to give every student a voice that is heard and acted upon.  Skodel was co-founded by identical twins Ian and Julian Fagan, and friend, Huon Peard. Much of Skodel was inspired by Ian’s own experiences with mental illness during his teenage ...
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    By Joshua Sneideman Family dinner and school success don’t seem to go together, at least not on the surface. But let me share a short story. At the school where I use to teach, the valedictorian one year was asked what the secret was to his success. His reply was incredibly insightful and has stuck ...
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    What if there were a new software application that uses your own teachers digitized into animated avatars to present lessons? Learners engage in interactive conversations with socially intelligent virtual humans in a realistic setting – the teacher-as-avatar. Such an application could be a huge time saver for teachers for many subjects, and also be a ...
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    By Mac Bogert “People are capable of flight. The problem is the landing.”   –Mark Yozart Acrophobia applies to people with “extreme, irrational and persistent fears of heights and situations associated with them,” according to the APA. I’ve often been confused by this. Flying doesn’t scare me, and I’ve tried skydiving more than once (solo—this was ...
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    By Charles Sosnik 2800 years ago in Greece, a priestess named Pythia was famous throughout the ancient world for divining the future, and it is said no major decisions were made without consulting her first. Recently, a similar site was unearthed in Fair Oaks, California near Sacramento, and a new oracle has taken her place. ...
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    By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in a five-part series. The negative impact of COVID-19-related disruptions on student learning has fallen disproportionately on students living in economically disadvantaged communities, students with learning disabilities and students who are English Language Learners.  Those populations were already achieving academically at substantially ...
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    The nation made a giant leap forward into technology for K12 in 2020 and that transition continues, with some new twists.  In this episode of the EduJedi Report, your host LeiLani Cauthen talks with Renee Patton, Global Director of Education and Healthcare from Cisco’s Industry Solutions Group.  With “so many newbies,” the new schools and ...