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5 Ingredients For Student Well Being: Help Students Be Healthy

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In a world where the mental health of our youth is becoming an increasingly pressing concern, Dr. Brian Smith's podcast couldn't come at a more critical time. His enlightening discussion on ‘The Recipe for Student Well-Being' offers a beacon of hope, laying out a clear, actionable plan for schools eager to make a positive impact on their students' lives.

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#34: How to Teach Dolch Words with Graphic Art Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before you start this project, you might want to visit How to KidPix I and How to KidPix II. There are a lot of graphic art options for youngers. We choose KidPix because it is user friendly, easily understood, and doesn’t clutter up the screen with anything other than what new graphic artists need. Click on image to enlarge if it’s blurry.

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10+ Ways to Use Adobe Express in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In this episode, Jesse Lubinsky, a former classroom teacher and education evangelist for Adobe, shares 10 awesome free ways that teachers can use Adobe Express in their classrooms. From using Animate from Audio to create animated reflections to using Text to Image to create generative AI art, Jesse provides practical tips and ideas for teachers to empower their students through creativity.

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Unlocking the Spectrum of Learning: The Multi-Faceted Magic of Personalization

A Principal's Reflections

We live in exciting times as unprecedented access to knowledge, research, and effective strategies at our fingertips can assist educators in creating meaningful experiences for students that align with both needs and strengths. One thing is for certain: learning is not linear. While a one-size-fits-all approach either worked for us or we just managed to get by, our connected world has shined a light on shifts that can be made to maximize students' time in class.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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What Can Wi-Fi 7 Do for K–12 Schools?

EdTech Magazine

Fast, high-quality Wi-Fi is crucial in modern K-12 classrooms, and over the past few years many schools have transitioned to Wi-Fi 6 and 6E. Now, Wi-Fi 7 is on the horizon, bringing with it the promise of even faster speeds. What sets Wi-Fi 7 apart is its ability to reach speeds of up to 46 gigabits per second, compared with a max of 10Gbps on Wi-Fi 6E, the previous standard.

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Revealing an AI Literacy Framework for Learners and Educators

Digital Promise

The post Revealing an AI Literacy Framework for Learners and Educators appeared first on Digital Promise.

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How This EdTech Company Creates Unique Personalized Learning Experiences in Texas

EdNews Daily

Summit K12’s groundbreaking 2024 Adoption Science Curriculum is designed to revolutionize the way Science is taught in Texas. Our new Dynamic Science curriculum covers elementary, middle school, and high school Biology, Physics, and IPC. Our innovative, engaging, and hands-on Science curriculum is here to support educators and students with the most advanced Science resources available.

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6 Must-have Skills for New Tech Teachers Plus Two Extra

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you teach technology, it’s likely you were thrown into it by your Admin. You used to be a first grade teacher or the science expert or maybe even the librarian and suddenly found yourself the tech person, like the one down the hall you were always in awe of, the one responsible for classroom computers, programs, curriculum, and everything in between.

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Support K–12 Technology Integration with Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

Many factors can hinder strong tech integration in K–12 education, such as the misconception that newer teachers already know how to use technology, even though using social media does not translate to knowing how to use technology as a teaching tool. When educational technology use isn’t measured, professional development to support integrating it can also fall lower on the priorities list.

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How AI for Education Can Address Digital Equity

Digital Promise

The post How AI for Education Can Address Digital Equity appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamsons Principles Post-Pandemic: Technologys Central Role in Modern Edu

This white paper examines and proposes revisions to the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" introduced by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1987 for today's technology-driven world.

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Simple Ways to Put More Rigor in Your Lesson Plans

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In today’s show, Barbara Blackburn shares the concept of rigor in education. We discuss how rigor is not about making things harder for students but about setting high expectations and providing support to help students achieve those expectations. Barbara also explores specific examples of rigor in math, literature, writing, science, and history, emphasizing the importance of going beyond the text and providing evid

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Why Schools Still Struggle to Provide Enough Mental Health Resources for Students

Edsurge

While the mental health of students remains a top concern of many in the education field, federal data reveals that it’s not all bad news. Or at the very least, not getting worse in all areas and potentially improving in some. The National Center for Education Statistics released its biennial Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools report covering the 2021-22 academic year.

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The Role of Mathematics in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

The Role of Mathematics in Education: What Professions You Can Get in the Future Have you ever found yourself pondering the real-world applications of those algebraic formulas or geometric theorems you spent hours trying to decipher in school? Or perhaps, amidst a particularly challenging calculus problem, you’ve questioned how this abstract world of numbers and symbols could possibly influence your future career?

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Equip and Educate Students to Combat Cyberthreats

EdTech Magazine

At a time when technology has become so integral to education, equipping students with the tools to navigate the digital landscape safely is paramount. The Cybersecurity Almanac recently issued a stark warning: With nearly 5.3 billion mobile devices globally and security threats escalating, mobile devices now constitute more than 60 percent of digital fraud.

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Behind the Bell: The Underlying Impact of Tardiness in K-12 Schools

Managing a K-12 campus with constant pressure to meet performance metrics is challenging. And tardiness can significantly limit a school from reaching these goals. Learn more about why chronic lateness matters, and key strategies to address the following impacts: Data errors caused by manual processes Low attendance and graduation rates that affect a school’s reputation Classroom disruption, which leads to poor academic performance High staff attrition and “The Teacher Exodus” Unmet LCAP goals t

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How Students Protect the Environment Through Interdisciplinary Learning

Digital Promise

The post How Students Protect the Environment Through Interdisciplinary Learning appeared first on Digital Promise.

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How Do You Create A Logo For Your Instructional Coaching Department?

TeacherCast

How Do You Create A Logo For Your Instructional Coaching Department? Learn How To Create Your Own Digital and Educational Brand Today! The post How Do You Create A Logo For Your Instructional Coaching Department? appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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Engineers Week Feb. 18-24

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, February 18-24, 2024, is DiscoverE’s Engineers Week. Their tagline: “A week-long event, a year-long commitment” Do you wonder why anyone would be passionate about engineering? Forbes published three good reasons: The U.S. has approximately 1.6 million engineering jobs that pay $42 per hour in median. Job growth from 2010 to 2014 was in the double digits in several engineering occupations.

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3 Key Reasons Why K–12 Schools Must Modernize Their IAM Programs

EdTech Magazine

Though most schools already have identity and access management programs in place that provide IT leaders with best practices, processes and technologies to manage identities, modernizing an IAM program means moving beyond the technical operations to a more strategic function focused on educational objectives. A modern IAM program brings identity governance, access management and privileged access management together in a unified, cloud-based solution that is built with improved security and alm

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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Empowering Learners: Learner Sovereignty over their Micro-credential Data

Digital Promise

The post Empowering Learners: Learner Sovereignty over their Micro-credential Data appeared first on Digital Promise.

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As States Make It Easier to Become a Teacher, Are They Reducing Barriers or Lowering the Bar?

Edsurge

Everett Anderson was determined to become a teacher. It had always been his plan, and he had no reason to doubt it: He’d earned a full scholarship to college and acceptance into a leadership program designed to attract and retain Black male teachers. This story also appeared in USA Today. There was just one problem. Even as Anderson excelled in his coursework at Jackson State University, he struggled to pass one of the licensure tests required in Mississippi to gain full admittance into the teac

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Classroom tech: The new and the tried-and-true of 2024

eSchool News

Key points: Today’s students deserve modern tech tools that suit their learning styles and tendencies 5 of the biggest education trends in 2024 65 predictions about edtech trends in 2024 For more news on edtech trends, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching page It’s 2024! Chalkboards, heavy textbooks, and other analog tools of the past have no place in today’s schools.

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Newsletter Problems

Ask a Tech Teacher

Hi everyone Because of recent changes in emails that apply to newsletters, I am not able to send out the Ask a Tech Teacher newsletter this week. I hope to resolve these soon. I may have to switch platforms in which case I’ll let you know and you’ll have an opportunity to opt out of the new ecosystem. Apologies for any inconvenience. Please feel free to email me at askatechteacher@gmail.com with any questions.

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The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Is your organization or association leaning into the always-evolving eLearning environment to ensure you have the tools and content to remain relevant through all this change? There are many complex decision-making processes within your learning & development strategy and LMS lifecycle management, including: Selection.

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Are You Ready to Create a District Snapshot to support your Instructional Coaching Program?

TeacherCast

A School District Snapshot provides a targeted overview of how your educational system functions and how students are learning. The post Are You Ready to Create a District Snapshot to support your Instructional Coaching Program? appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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PROOF POINTS: The chronic absenteeism puzzle

The Hechinger Report

More than one out of four students is chronically absent from school. Credit: Getty Images Why is it that only 15 percent of public school leaders say they’re “extremely concerned” about student absences, according to a recent Education Department survey? This question gnawed at me as I wrote my Feb. 12, 2024 column about how chronic absenteeism remains stubbornly high in elementary, middle and high schools.

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Online Teaching Is Improving In-Person Instruction on Campus

Edsurge

Since the earliest days of colleges experimenting with teaching over the internet, the goal has been to replicate as closely as possible the physical classroom experience. After all, in-person was seen as the gold standard, and the question was whether that could be faithfully reproduced online. But since the COVID-19 pandemic forced instructors around the world to try online education, something unexpected has happened: Professors have found that there are some online teaching methods that work

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More than a passion project, literacy advocacy takes a village

eSchool News

Key points: Literacy advocates can provide students with this foundation for a lifetime of learning States need to strengthen reading instruction policies How we can improve literacy through student engagement For more news on literacy, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching page The most effective advocacy programs often begin with a personal passion to make a difference.

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Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences. Discover how the Instructure Learning Platform supports today's K-12 classroom through: A central, consistent, connected hub of the digital learning environment.

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Graphing–9 Lesson Plans + 6 Online Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

Graphing is an important skill for students whether they go to college after High School or start a career. It teaches: Visualization and Understanding : Graphing helps students visually represent data, functions, and relationships. This visual representation often aids in understanding complex concepts that may be difficult to grasp through purely symbolic or verbal explanations.

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5 Essential Questions to Ask Clients Before Starting a Project

TeacherCast

Has someone recently asked you to help them build a professional brand? Congratulations! Here are 5 things you should be thinking about. The post 5 Essential Questions to Ask Clients Before Starting a Project appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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Navigating the SEAS: Social, Emotional, and Academic Success in our Schools

American Consortium for Equity in Education

By Dr. Lori M. Koerner In the world of education, the focus too often is on rigorous instruction and test scores. With rigor and numbers at the forefront of conversations, it is easy to overlook the profound impact that recess Keep Reading Navigating the SEAS: Social, Emotional, and Academic Success in our Schools The post Navigating the SEAS: Social, Emotional, and Academic Success in our Schools appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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The Growing Importance of Digital Citizenship

Edsurge

In an era where technology and digital platforms are integral to our everyday lives, the role of digital citizenship is ever more critical. This is especially true in educational settings, where equipping students with digital citizenship skills is essential for their safe and responsible navigation of the digital landscape. On February 13, 2023, the Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy Act was introduced in the Senate.

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Enhancing HyFlex Education through the PowerTeaching Framework

This whitepaper explores integrating the PowerTeaching pedagogical approach within a HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) educational model, focusing on employing cooperative learning strategies and efficient classroom management techniques.