Fri.May 06, 2022

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Weaving SEL into curriculum doesn’t have to be hard

eSchool News

As an educator and curriculum content creator, I’m always seeking to develop lessons that offer students opportunities to express complex emotions and share personal experiences. Inspiring self-expression and building a safe communal space begin with authentically exploring social-emotional learning (SEL) content. Students are always navigating developmentally appropriate mental health and emotional-regulation growth, but today’s students are also coping with the effects of the pandemic.

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Growth Mindset: 4 Ways to Implement It In Class

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Growth mindset works for specific students in specific instances but educators should be careful when implementing it, says David S. Yeager of the University of Texas at Austin.

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An introduction to the hybrid learning method

Linways Technologies

Hybrid learning is the teaching method in which some students attend the classroom physically while others join virtually through online classes. This method is best for institutions with countless classes and majors. In some cases, hybrid classes include asynchronous learning elements, like online exercises and pre-recorded video instruction, to support face-to-face classroom sessions.

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How staff absences impact educator burnout

eSchool News

The average day in a K-12 school has little margin for error; educators have perfected the art of stretching resources. Yet the typical day rarely goes as planned. Staff absences are on the rise this year, and for each person who is out, others are asked to stretch themselves to make it work. “We have staff who are consistently giving up prep periods to cover for absences, absorbing additional classes, and taking on higher caseloads,” shared one special education director who noted the extra str

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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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Happy Mother’s Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Mother’s Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. This year, that’s May 11th. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.

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Educators Personalize Learning Plans for K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

Educators have always had access to student data because student data is simply information about students. The difference between the analog student data of the past and the digitally curated student data of today is the ability to see trends and anomalies more easily. Data in today’s education environment is curated by learning management systems and other software tools that allow educators to analyze students’ progress at a glance.

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How to Build Champions in the Classroom by Optimizing the Mind-Body Connection

EdNews Daily

By Nadine Levitt We know that athletes who are successful at any level focus on optimizing both their body and their mind. They focus on caring for their bodies with a balanced and nourishing diet, proper hydration, and good sleep hygiene. They develop their athletic skills and care for their bodies with precise exercise routines that include stretching, recovery and targeted conditioning.

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Child Care Providers Deserve More Than Thanks. They Need Action.

Edsurge

Keisha Bailey has been bringing her son to the home of Pam Childress, a home-based child care provider, since he was nine months old. Bailey is a nurse and her shifts start around 5 a.m., so she relies on Childress for after hours and overnight care. In January, the organization I lead, Home Grown, which supports home-based child care providers, interviewed Bailey.

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This Is How AI Is Gaining Pace in Corporate Learning

EdNews Daily

By Stefano Brusoni The Education Technology (EdTech) market has been steadily growing for many years. In fact, within the next 5 years the EdTech market is projected to grow by 40% to over $20 billion. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be at the forefront of development. Popular examples already in use are the language-learning app Duolingo, and peer-to-peer collaboration platform Brainly (that also uses Machine Learning (ML) to analyze student responses.

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What We Stand For

Gaggle Speaks

Here at Gaggle, we believe that all schools should be safe and all students should get the mental and emotional help they need. Our mission is to help ensure the safety and well-being of students and schools by leveraging people and technology, supporting school districts in proactively identifying those who are struggling.

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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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Video: After the Pandemic – a Panel Discussion

EdNews Daily

Conference attendees love the Learning Counsel’s Administrator Panel Discussions, which feature some of the top educational minds in the nation and are presented in an “everything goes” style, including plenty of new ideas and solutions – many of which attendees find useful in their own districts back home. This panel discussion, which features Jeff Plaman, Online and Digital Learning Specialist at Minnesota Department of Instruction, Anthony Padrnos, Ed.S., Executive Director of Instructi

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Teacher Goal-Setting Should Be Meaningful: How to Help Educators Set More Powerful Goals

Edthena

Teachers, and the instructional coaches who support them, frequently set goals aimed at improving teacher practice and student outcomes. There are many frameworks used to help form and evaluate teacher goal-setting. SMART goals help teachers and school leaders define goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. SMART goals are focused on being trackable and attainable within a certain time frame.

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A Million New Teachers Needed in 2022

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen Learning Counsel Research estimates that 32 percent of administrators in K12 education have quit or switched jobs within the last 25 months. A good number of those are Superintendency roles. Altogether, it’s an estimated 485 thousand workers quitting, being lost to the pandemic through death or disability, or shuffling to new roles in 2021 alone.

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Educator and Family Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month from Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners

eSchool News

Silver Spring, MD (Friday, May 6, 2022) — In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month 2022, observed annually in May, Discovery Education and partners are proud to present educators, students, and families a diverse array of dynamic digital resources supporting the mental health of students everywhere. . Centered this year on the theme “Together for Mental Health,” Mental Health Awareness Month supports all forms of mental wellness.

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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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Google Drev – Drive On In

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Google Drev allows you to find your files even when you have a typo. Check out some ways you can search your Google Drive. The post Google Drev – Drive On In appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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Popular Ebooks and Audiobooks Keep Students Reading All Summer Long

eSchool News

CLEVELAND – May 6, 2022 ? – As schools seek innovative new strategies to increase reading and learning, teachers are using digital tools inside and outside the classroom. In response, OverDrive Education is offering the most expansive Sora Sweet Reads summer reading program yet, May 4–August 17. In its ninth year, this free program is designed to help educators and students beat the “summer slide” with popular digital reading materials through the award-winning Sora student reading app.

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Effective Instruction and Support For Emergent Bilingual Students

edWeb.net

Watch the Recording. The last two school years have been a challenging time for many students who were learning English while speaking a different language at home. First, they needed to access and use remote learning technologies, and then they needed to continue developing their language and literacy skills despite the pandemic-related disruptions and other difficulties they and their families faced.

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Is waking up early bullsh*t?

Brainscape

I am one of those obnoxious morning people. Every morning, I bounce out of bed like a cartoon princess, skip to the bathroom to brush my teeth and, 15 minutes later, am sitting at my desk writing prolifically for Brainscape (an adaptive, spaced repetition study app). In fact, that’s literally what I’m doing right now … at 05:30 in the morning.

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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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An introduction to the hybrid learning method

Linways Technologies

Hybrid learning is the teaching method in which some students attend the classroom physically while others join virtually through online classes. This method is best for institutions with countless classes and majors. In some cases, hybrid classes include asynchronous learning elements, like online exercises and pre-recorded video instruction, to support face-to-face classroom sessions.

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ParentSquare Announces 2022-23 Advisory Council Members

eSchool News

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. MAY 6, 2022 — ParentSquare Inc. , developer of the premier unified school-home engagement platform for K-12, today announced the members of the 2022-23 ParentSquare Advisory Council. The Advisory Council members help inform the company’s plans for the ParentSquare platform and serve as a peer-to-peer forum for discussing best practices and pressing issues in school communications and family engagement.

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The best apps for Drivers Ed (in any state)

Brainscape

True story: I just took my driver’s license exam for the second time in my life. The first time was when I was 18 and about to graduate from high school, just like you probably are right now. I passed on the first attempt, woohoo ! The second time—which is so fresh in my memory I can still feel the crippling anxiety of reversing out of the testing lot ( crap, which pedal is the accelerator, again?

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Poptential™ Free Curriculum Brings History Alive for Independence Day

eSchool News

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — (May 6, 2022) — Poptential , a family of free social studies course packages that pair pop culture media with engaging digital storytelling, provides teachers and students media-rich lessons on the American Revolution and Declaration of Independence, celebrated July 4. Click to tweet. “While the Declaration of Independence was adopted 246 years ago, the heroes guiding the birth of our nation are brought to life in popular culture, which appeals to today’s digitally-savvy lea

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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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Focused creativity in the classroom with Apple and Jamf

Jamf on EdTech

In this Bett 2022 session, Matthew Pullen, Senior Lecturer in ITE, University of South Wales, discusses how to unleash student creativity and focus their attention with Apple devices and tools from Jamf.

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Riverside Insights and Educator Impact Partner to Improve Student Well-being and Enrich School Cultures

eSchool News

ITASCA, Ill. – May 6, 2022 – Riverside Insights ®, a leading developer of research-based assessments and analytics, today announced a new partnership with Educator Impact, an international, Australian-based Ed Tech company dedicated to enriching school cultures through student and staff well-being “pulse checks.” Educator Impact’s Pulse product, on its easy-to-use platform, provides key insights to help educational leaders regularly gauge the well-being of students and staff, inform SEL strate

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Please Share with Parents and Students: "How to Be a High School Superstar: A Guide to the Game of School"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

HOW TO BE A HIGH SCHOOL SUPERSTAR: A GUIDE TO THE GAME OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS AND TEACHERS Part of the LearningRevolution.com 'Survive and Thrive!' Series With Steve Hargadon OVERVIEW : Outside of family, the high school experience can be the number one influence on a person's success or failure in college, work, and life. This webinar is about helping students to become high school superstars, to understand that there are secrets to school success, and how they can play the ga

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Cognitive Skills and Wellbeing: The Relationship

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Editor’s Note: This is part one in a three-part series Wellbeing is the word that is on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days. And for good reason. It is that single, intangible state that allows for so many other states we deem desirable: happiness, healthfulness, productiveness, gratitude, contentment, enjoyment, optimism, and more.

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the EdTech Industry: Assessing the Influence

AI-powered tools like virtual assistants and chatbots provide instant guidance and support, while data analytics offer valuable insights for educators and administrators.

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Recruiting Events in a Post-COVID World: 7 Questions to Ask

Insight Education Group

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted traditional approaches to how we interact and connect with each other. This is true in all facets of our lives, including education, which has been dramatically impacted—from how we teach to how we collaborate to how we recruit talent. Traditional job fairs were coming to an end even prior to the pandemic as the job market evolved and districts started to get creative with new methods.

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LearnHip

SpeechTechie

LearnHip has some useful and simple activities designed for English language learners but also useful for speech and language therapy. It may be particularly useful as a warm-up or to make use of a short amount of extra time in a session. Some of the activities it includes: makers such as a scrambled sentence, reveal the picture and board game creator, conversation cards on a wide variety of themes (e.g. annoyances), and story cards and silly/engaging contexts such as describe the picture and wh

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