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Everything your school needs to know about CARES Act funding

May 6, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in Education Technology, Professional Development

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act was written into law on March 27 to provide economic assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the provisions set forth by the act, the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, provides $13 billion of funding to K-12 schools to support their response to the coronavirus. However, some confusion remains about how exactly these funds can be spent.

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Library of Things makes library the heart of community

Apr 29, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, Technology, Education Technology, Library of Things

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Libraries have been a place to check out books for centuries. However, checking out things like telescopes or board games would have been unthinkable. Now, its something that is expected of libraries, which are evolving into “libraries of things.”

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Libraries are the drivers of successful STEM programs

Apr 15, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in STEM Education Tools, Create and Maintain Your Makerspace, Education Technology, Library of Things

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Despite living in a digitized era, millennials were found to be the age group most likely to use public libraries, according to Pew Research Center. This could be because libraries are evolving to keep up with new technology and tools as it becomes mainstream.

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Online learning requires teachers to make a virtual connection

Apr 8, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in Science, Math & Computer Science, STEM Learning Methodologies, Technology, Education Technology, Professional Development

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The online learning environment provides obstacles for students and teachers alike. Students still need to feel like they have a relationship with their teachers and are in an environment where they can take risks and ask questions, despite being on an online platform, so teachers must adapt to foster this type of environment for their students.

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Considering student wellness and structure in e-learning

Apr 6, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in STEM Education Tools, STEM Learning Methodologies, Technology, STEMtechnology, Education Technology

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way educators think about teaching and required a process that plans for continued e-learning while also considering activities that promote student wellness in these distressing times.

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