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Preparing Students for Future Careers with Soft Skills Training on Financial Decisions

Ask a Tech Teacher

Last summer, I helped my niece create a cookie stand. She learned not only about baking but how to budget for supplies, manage earnings, and communicate with customers, which taught her money management while boosting her confidence in handling real-life business scenarios. These are the soft skills associated with financial literacy. The Ask a Tech Teacher team has put them together into an article to remind students–and teachers what students should know when they leave high school: Pre

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Students Collect Data from Apiaries for Project-Based Learning

EdTech Magazine

Nationwide, pollinators are in trouble. After years of steady decline, 2022 to 2023 marked a 37 percent loss of managed bee colonies in the United States, according to the nonprofit Bee Informed Partnership. At Fulton County Schools’ Innovation Academy in Georgia, high school biotechnology teacher Bob Kuhn helps students in grades 10 through 12 to understand the bee situation.

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How Centering the Voices of Early Childhood Educators in Rural Communities Can Promote Equity

Digital Promise

The post How Centering the Voices of Early Childhood Educators in Rural Communities Can Promote Equity appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Building a Sustainable Future City

User Generated Education

A group of gifted students, who I have in my classroom for several years, have been building sustainable cities for a number of years as part of their SDGs education, see: Building a Sustainable City [link] Creating a Sustainable City (#SDG 11): A Collaboration Between NM Gifted Elementary Students and PA 10th Graders [link] Future City Competition I knew about the Future City Competition for a while, and was waiting until my students reached 6th grade, the minimum age/grade allowed, to enter.

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Enhancing School Device Management for Improved Learning

Schools face increasing challenges as technology becomes integral to education. Efficient device management is essential for maximizing technology use and safeguarding investments. Our article discusses the importance of tracking devices, outlines current challenges, and suggests modern solutions that go beyond traditional methods like Excel. Learn how advanced tracking systems can streamline operations, improve maintenance, and offer real-time updates for better resource allocation.

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The Importance of Staying Active While Pursuing an Online Degree

EdTech4Beginners

In today’s fast-paced world, it can be easy to let physical activity fall by the wayside. Many jobs or schooling programs require staying seated and still for hours at a time. Despite there being plenty of research out there to show that this is counterintuitive to maintaining good physical and mental health, most jobs out there simply don’t have environments that accommodate a healthy balance.

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ISTELive 24: Navigating Dyslexia with AI Technologies

EdTech Magazine

Technology was already helping 14-year-old Makenzie Gilkison manage her dyslexia. Now, she has even more powerful tools at her disposal, thanks to artificial intelligence. She urges students and teachers to use tools that level the playing field for students, whether or not they’ve been diagnosed with a disability as she has. AI in education strategist Holly Clark, author of “The AI Infused Classroom,” shares even deeper knowledge about the ways AI tools can help students without leading to misu

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Digital Promise Reflections: 5 EdTech Insights from ISTELive 24

Digital Promise

Digital Promise leaders reflect on top insights and learnings around education technology from the ISTELive 2024 conference.

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Financial Aid Identity Fraud is Good Business for Bad Actors: AI is Custom Made to Shut it Down

EdNews Daily

By Kristina E. Greene California’s community colleges are a hotbed of financial aid fraud. In fact, according to the state Chancellor’s Office, about one in four applications for financial aid are bogus: in the past year alone, more than 460,000 requests to the state’s online application system are fraudulent requests from bad actors. Just what can be done about a system that is polluted to this degree?

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Introducing the Instructional Coaches Data Dashboard and Command Center!

TeacherCast

Coaches, have you ever found yourself being pulled in a million directions? Of course you have … that after is the definition of what an Instructional Coach does each day. No matter what type of Instructional Coach you might be, (Reading, Math, Digital Learning, etc) the struggle to keep it all together each day is The post Introducing the Instructional Coaches Data Dashboard and Command Center!

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Independent and Private Schools Address Unique Cybersecurity Threats

EdTech Magazine

Westminster Christian School CIO Omar Valerio is so focused on cybersecurity that he’s essentially turned his office into his very own security operations center. Two video displays mounted on his walls and four desktop monitors provide real-time views of network traffic and security monitoring tools that alert him to potential threats. For Valerio, security is paramount because K–12 schools face a continuous onslaught of cyberattacks.

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Quickly Create Personalized Learning Experiences that Work

How can we actively engage learners 24/7, on their level and according to their interests, while respecting their learning styles? It’s not impossible. In this guide: Explore how to transform traditional, one-way videos into two-way interactive learning experiences Understand different types of artificial intelligence (AI), including - Generative vs.

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How to Choose the Right Online Tutor for Your Child

Ask a Tech Teacher

With the increased popularity of online tutors, the Ask a Tech Teacher team has come up with some guidelines to help you select the right one for your child: How to Choose the Right Online Tutor for Your Child As many as a third of kids are given a leg up in their learning efforts by professional tutors, so there’s a high chance you’re considering this option for your child.

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Can AI Be Ethical? Understanding What This Means for the Education Sector

Digital Promise

The post Can AI Be Ethical? Understanding What This Means for the Education Sector appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Credably.ai Certifies Students and Workforce in Artificial and Human Intelligence

EdNews Daily

Credably.ai (www.credably.ai), an AI-powered certification engine, announced its AI + HI Literacy Certification, enabling authentic assessment of artificial and human intelligence (AI + HI) skills for K12 and Higher Education students, as well as Corporate Talent professionals. Lifelong learners who use Credably.ai can earn specific AI + HI Literacy Certifications by subject (K12), major (Higher Ed), and job role or function (Corporate Talent) for an AI-infused future.

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Celebrating Innovation: zSpace Wins Tech & Learning Best of Show Award at ISTELive 24

TeacherCast

Explore zSpace's Career Readiness Solution and discover how it's revolutionizing educational technology. Dive into future careers with AR/VR laptops and Career Coach AI. The post Celebrating Innovation: zSpace Wins Tech & Learning Best of Show Award at ISTELive 24 appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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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 Is the Incident Command System, and How Does Technology Support It?

EdTech Magazine

Emergency situations are simply a part of life, but schools now have a wider range of tech tools to help support the coordination and execution of their Incident Command System, or ICS. State-funded school districts across the country have been using this standardized approach to emergency response for almost two decades. The system has been required for all schools and school districts that receive government funding for emergency preparedness.

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Personal Safety and Legal Rights: A Student’s Guide to Understanding Personal Injury Law

Ask a Tech Teacher

When a student at my school was injured in a sports event, it became painfully clear how little she and her family understood what their next steps should be. A friend put together this “A Student’s Guide to Understanding Personal Injury Law” to provide other students in similar situations with an overview of the essential concepts and real-world applications of personal injury law: the basics recognizing unsafe conditions Insurance Policies more Personal Safety and Legal Right

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How Text-to-Speech Technology is Breaking Barriers for Math Learners

Digital Promise

The post How Text-to-Speech Technology is Breaking Barriers for Math Learners appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Resources and Strategies to Help Become a Better Online Test-Taker

EdTech4Beginners

There are a few things in life that are universally anxiety-inducing. Test-taking is one of them. No matter the subject matter, the grade, or the age at which someone may be taking a test, nerves are typically going to be present. Where some people may be calm and confident on the inside and others near shaking, where there is a test involved there is usually some important grade attached to the results.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamson's Principles Post-Pandemic: Technology's 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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When Students Are Absent, Do Their Relationships With Teachers Suffer?

Edsurge

Students are missing a lot of classes. Chronic absenteeism, when a student misses at least 10 percent of the school year — which includes missing school for any reason, and not just unexcused absences — nearly doubled from 2019 to 2022. In May, the White House flagged chronic absenteeism as a national “challenge,” pointing toward its connection to lower reading and graduation levels.

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Diffit AI is AMAZINGLY Easy to Use

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Finally, an AI tool that gets it! Diffit isn't another complicated platform requiring hours of PD. It's intuitive to quickly create differentiated resources for active learning. The post Diffit AI is AMAZINGLY Easy to Use appeared first on Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler.

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16 Online Resources to Promote Financial Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m going to share a story with you I heard from a colleague about Jessica, one of her star students in high school. This is a powerful reminder that academic success doesn’t translate to financial acumen. Jessica excelled in math and science, was the captain of the debate team, and had her sights set on attending a prestigious university.

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OPINION: Everything I learned about how to teach reading turned out to be wrong

The Hechinger Report

When I first started teaching middle school, I did everything my university prep program told me to do in what’s known as the “workshop model.” I let kids choose their books. I determined their independent reading levels and organized my classroom library according to reading difficulty. I then modeled various reading skills, like noticing the details of the imagery in a text, and asked my students to practice doing likewise during independent reading time.

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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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Teachers say AI usage has surged since the school year started

eSchool News

Key points: Educators want more training and clearer policies when it comes to AI use A taxonomy for using AI in education How to combat misuse of AI in student writing For more news on AI, visit eSN’s Digital Learning hub Fifty percent of educators reported an increase in AI usage, by both students and teachers, over the 2023 – 24 school year, according to The 2024 Educator AI Report: Perceptions, Practices, and Potential, from Imagine Learning , a digital curriculum solutions prov

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What All High Schools Can Draw From Career and Technical Education Programs

Edsurge

My colleagues feverishly jotted down notes as one of my students, Ethan, moved through his presentation on how educators can more intentionally use AI in their classes. Ethan, a high school junior studying to become a secondary history teacher in our Academy for Teaching and Learning, was presenting findings from his extensive research to the staff at our school.

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Rethinking Learning: The Power of Spaced Repetition Over Mass Practice

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Independent practice is a common staple in classrooms, but its effectiveness hinges on how it’s structured. Simply assigning a large volume of exercises after a lesson, a practice known as mass practice, may not yield the best results for long-term learning. Instead, research increasingly supports the power of spaced repetition, a learning technique that involves.

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Adam Watson Edtech Elixirs

As a former high school English teacher, I always felt pressured to provide useful, personalized feedback quickly. Digital tools like the Comment feature in Google Docs became popular just as I was leaving the classroom, and certainly shifted the paradigm when it came to giving "just in time" quality feedback. Now, thanks to artificial intelligence, we are on the precipice of the next generation of digital feedback that can transform teaching.

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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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What aspects of teaching should remain human?

The Hechinger Report

ATLANTA — Science teacher Daniel Thompson circulated among his sixth graders at Ron Clark Academy on a recent spring morning, spot checking their work and leading them into discussions about the day’s lessons on weather and water. He had a helper: As Thompson paced around the class, peppering them with questions, he frequently turned to a voice-activated AI to summon apps and educational videos onto large-screen smartboards.

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Edtech Top 40 reveals increase in unique digital tool use

eSchool News

Key points: Districts are continuing to explore different edtech tools and resources CoSN names 9 edtech hurdles, trends, and tools Classroom tech: The new and the tried-and-true of 2024 For more news on edtech trends, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching hub On average, K-12 school districts access 2,739 edtech tools over the entire school year, according to Edtech Top 40 , a report on the usage of digital solutions, tools, and resources in K-12 districts, schools and classrooms during the 202

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What Future Teachers Can Tell Us About Why People Enter the Profession Today

Edsurge

For the last year, EdSurge has been showcasing students enrolled in teacher preparation programs to understand who is going into teaching today — and why. In each profile, we hand the mic over to an aspiring educator, letting them explain, in their own words, what drew them into this career path and why they’ve stuck with it. The series, called “ America’s Future Teachers ,” comes at a time when the teaching profession is in turmoil.

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Gamification in the Classroom: Learning through Play

Discovery Education

It’s news to no one that kids like gaming. Say the word ‘game’ in an elementary school classroom and watch children’s ears collectively prick up, suddenly interested. Historically, games may have been reserved for the end of the school day or otherwise ‘bonus’ time. Nowadays, however, they are becoming a fundamental part of everyday instruction. […] The post Gamification in the Classroom: Learning through Play appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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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.