Wed.Apr 06, 2022

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Experts Share the Barriers, Accelerators and Enablers Facing Education Innovation

EdTech Magazine

To help educators consider the future of K–12 learning and the emerging technologies sure to impact students, the Consortium for School Networking undertakes an annual global research project called Driving K–12 Innovation. Our annual research asks more than 100 global education and technology experts for feedback on the most important topics affecting teaching, learning and education innovation.

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Preparing for College or Career

Ask a Tech Teacher

Preparing students for college or career is arguably the biggest goal for High School. I like the focus of this particular principal, spotlighted in an article in The 74 Million : Principal’s View: To Prepare Students to Enter a Tech-Focused Business World, Create Schools With the Workplace in Mind. Consider the world students face when they graduate.

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How to Move into a Technology Role in Your K–12 District

EdTech Magazine

As digital tools become more prevalent, educators are discovering a desire to continue working with technology. Those who want to move into a role in educational technology, such as instructional technologist or technology director, don’t necessarily need a degree to make the transition. “The experience with teaching and of potentially teaching adults would probably be more valuable than adding a degree,” says David Chan, director of instructional technology at Evanston Township High School in I

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This Edtech Critic Was Supposed to Become a Bridge Between Educators and Edtech. How Is It Going?

Edsurge

While they’re both ostensibly working to make education as strong as possible, educators and edtech don’t always see eye to eye. Observers of the space, for instance, have long noted that teachers are often excluded from edtech procurement , as are higher ed faculty and staff. But if they want to thrive, both groups might need to learn to meet each other’s gaze.

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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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Do Not Let Them Be a Helicopter, but Rather a Responsive or Open-to-Learning Parent

EdNews Daily

By John Hattie and Kyle Hattie It did not take us long after becoming parents to stop criticizing other parents, as we learned we could not always control our own kids. They can say the darnedest things. Art Linkletter was a US personality who probably was one of the first to host a reality show. His show involved interviewing children, and the premise was that: Children under ten and women over seventy give the best interviews on the air today for the identical reason: They speak the plain unva

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Teenagers on the Journey Toward Good Lives

Edsurge

What should teenagers do after high school? With rising college tuition expenses and overwhelming student loan debt, there’s a debate underway about whether college or job training is the right path for young people who face financial barriers and other challenges. But educators, policymakers and employers who are busy redesigning postsecondary options don’t always understand what teenagers actually need and want.

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8 Best Bedtime Stories Apps for Kids

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bedtime stories are stories to entertain, amuse, and, of course, educate kids. Whether it is a classic, a fable, a fairy tale, stories have an inherently captivating power, one that opens the door of.read more.

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4 ways to improve your district’s data privacy

eSchool News

With K-12 school districts using cloud collaboration platforms more than ever before, the approach to data privacy in schools is looking a lot different than what administrators are used to. Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 are keeping students and staff connected. These apps have forever impacted the way education is delivered in school. School districts suffer from data leaks—when a student or staff member shares data outside of the school district’s domain.

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After the pandemic disrupted their high school educations, students are arriving at college unprepared

The Hechinger Report

Andrea Hernandez studied the multiplication table nearly every day during the summer between her third and fourth grade years. Sitting at her family’s kitchen table in Dallas while her mother prepared dinner, she printed the arithmetic over and over in a yellow, spiral-bound notebook. When she started at a new school in the fall of 2012, she breezed through the timed math tests.

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Introducing a new State and District Data Validation Tool for SKYWARD® Users

eSchool News

KALAMAZOO, Michigan – APRIL 6, 2022 – Level Data, Inc. announces a new suite of data validation tools for districts using the Skyward brand Student Information System (SIS). Level Data is a privately-held SaaS Company working with over 1,200 school districts and more than 5 million students using their data validation, data integration and reporting products.

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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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Innovative Online Success at Putnam County Schools

techlearning

Sam Brooks broke receiving records as a Division I football player, now he heads an influential online program that offers a celebrated personal finance class and emphasizes individualized learning.

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Why we need formative assessment

eSchool News

Formative assessment, while not a new concept by any means, has been receiving a lot of attention recently due to discussions regarding student learning loss and the need for more digitized solutions for remote learners. There’s been discussion in recent years about what formative assessment truly is. According to the Council of Chief State School Officers , formative assessment is the “planned, ongoing process used by all students and teachers during learning and teaching to elicit and use evid

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When you can’t get through to “that kid,” try these 3 coaching models to guide difficult conversations

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I have a really cool job. I am an academic mentor to ninth graders. When someone starts to fail multiple classes, I find them and have a conversation that usually begins with me introducing myself and asking, “So, how’s it going?”. Some students let it pour out: “I can’t keep up in my classes — and I also have to take care of my dogs after school!”.

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Aptitude Test for Interview: An Essential Part in Corporates

Think Exam

An aptitude test is in demand, as recruiters try different candidates based on similar education levels and skill sets. As per the Harvard Business Review, 76% of the companies use aptitude test for interview process. An aptitude test is a way of evaluating a candidate’s abilities to perform tasks. This comprises prioritization, problem-solving and numerical […].

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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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Why I don't write much about productivity any more

Robert Talbert, Ph.D.

This is going to be a weird post, in which I write about not writing about things – in particular, about productivity (especially in academia). I'm writing this partially to explain the lack of content on this blog in that area; partially to get some things off my chest; partially to explain why productivity still matters to me, regardless; and partially to gauge how many people care about this subject.

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Knowledge Avatars, Inc. is named a finalist in the EdTech Awards 2022 - Artificial Intelligence Solution

Knowledge Avatars

Knowledge Avatars, Inc. is named a finalist in the EdTech Awards 2022 - Artificial Intelligence Solution. Knowledge Avatars are A.I.-powered tutors representing subject matter experts’ knowledge. These high-definition robot entities interact with people, deliver content, answer questions, and help students fill knowledge gaps to make learning easier.

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DreamBox Learning® Launches Lesson Highlights to Equip Educators with Transformative Insight into Student Problem-Solving

eSchool News

BELLEVUE, Wash. — April 6, 2022 — DreamBox Learning , Inc. (“DreamBox”), the leading education technology provider and pioneer of intelligent adaptive learning, announced today the launch of Lesson Highlights, a first-to-market data analytics feature that provides an unprecedented level of transparency into how students are problem-solving, thinking critically and creatively, and responding to challenges.

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AI Ethics: A Cautionary Tale

Gaggle Speaks

The decision sciences (AI, machine learning, and other data sciences) are justifiably under scrutiny for bias. The topic became a legitimate and concerning issue when bias was statistically determined in United Health Care (Optum) coverage algorithms: Minorities suffered an unfair disadvantage for medical coverage. It was unintentional—nevertheless, the results were substantiated, peer-reviewed, and published in Science , a historically trusted and credible journal of scientific discovery.

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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.

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Slooh’s ‘Online Telescope for Families’ Brings the Wonder of Space Exploration to Homes Worldwide

eSchool News

Washington Depot, Connecticut, April 6, 2022 – Slooh, the only organization offering live online telescope feeds to students, is now making its award-winning learning platform and network of online telescopes accessible to families worldwide. Described by educators as “the complete package” that is truly “out of this world,” The Online Telescope for Families enables families to explore, capture, and analyze more than 1,000 real-world space objects and events using professional-grade technology t

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VIZOR at ITIP Ohio Google Summit 2022

Vizor

We are excited to be attending the ITIP Google Summit running May 4th and 5th in Sandusky, Ohio. VIZOR is an event sponsor and will be presenting “Chromebook 1:1 challenges and How to overcome them!” on Wednesday May 5th. This is the 12th annual Ohio Google Summit, and this year has a hybrid format with attendees in-person and virtual. With over 50 (it’s more than we could count!

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Labster Secures $47M in New Funding Tranche to Expand Global Opportunities for Virtual Science Laboratory Simulations

eSchool News

COPENHAGEN and BOSTON – April 6, 2022 – Labster ( www.labster.com ), the world’s leading platform for virtual labs and interactive science, has raised $47 million in additional funding to support massive growth opportunities worldwide. This new capital infusion will enable Labster to further develop in Europe and the United States and to establish itself within Asia and Latin America.

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Online Course vs Membership Site: Which One Is Right for You?

Sell Courses Online

… Online Course vs Membership Site: Which One Is Right for You? Read the Post.

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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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Discovery Education Offering Educators Curriculum Support, At-Home Activities, and Professional Learning Resources to Keep Students Engaged in Learning All Summer

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Wednesday, April 6, 2022) — Discovery Education —the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place—today announced it is making available a host of dynamic digital resources that will help students and teachers maintain learning momentum all summer either at home or in school. .

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112 Teacher Appreciation Quotes To Show How Much You Care

Fractus Learning

Table of Contents Teacher Appreciation Messages to Send Any Time Favorite Quotes You Can Read Thanks to a Teacher Inspiring Teacher Appreciation Week Quotes Unique Quotes for Special Teachers Short Appreciation Teacher Quotes To Say Thank You Appreciation Teacher Quotes From Parents End of the Year Appreciation Messages Fun Teacher Appreciation Quotes Thank You for Being a Good Teacher Quotes What do you write on a card for Teacher Appreciation Week?

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OPINION: Data matters, but only if it leads to effective teaching action

The Hechinger Report

A recent Hechinger Report article highlighted how data analysis has not significantly improved student outcomes since the No Child Left Behind Act ramped up national data collection. Data — even high quality data— is of no value if it isn’t used effectively. Simply gathering evidence of learning, whether through tests or teacher-prompted feedback, is wasted effort if it does not inform the practice of teaching.

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