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The Benefits of Integrating Technology into Today’s K–12 Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

Technology integration is no longer about whether tech belongs in classrooms. In today’s education landscape, it pertains to how technology is chosen and used for learning. Schools have received waves of government funding for educational technology. Administrators and IT leadership still have until September 2022 and September 2023 to obligate ESSER I and ESSER II funds, respectively.

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Digital Citizenship–a Life Skill

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m a staunch believer that Digital Citizenship should be taught early and often. Education Week seems to agree. They have a great article on this topic you want to check out: Educators: Teach digital citizenship early. Digital citizenship lessons should begin early, educators say. Darshell Silva, a librarian and technology integration specialist in Providence, R.I., says when children receive early guidance, they “are knowledgeable of dangers that are out there” by middle scho

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Teaching Emerging Technologies Empowers K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

Teaching emerging technologies to K–12 students today not only sets them up for success as future citizens in the workplace, but also furthers diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Sean Wybrant, a CTE teacher in Colorado Springs District 11, shared what this looks like in his classroom in a recent episode of Focus on EDU. Wybrant, who previously worked as an English teacher, found his way into teaching tech thanks to a misconception.

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How to Engage Students with Computational Thinking Practices in Math

Digital Promise

The post How to Engage Students with Computational Thinking Practices in Math appeared first on Digital Promise.

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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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20+ sources of FREE digital content for your class

Ditch That Textbook

Digital resources abound online. They can be more up to date and just as accurate as a textbook. Where do we find them, and how do we curate them?Textbooks. People have very strong feelings about them, I've found. When I created the website and book, Ditch That Textbook, people have been quick to share their hatred -- […]. The post 20+ sources of FREE digital content for your class appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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The Problem with Education’s Problems – Part 1 – The Teacher Shortage

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein Editor’s Note: This three-part series seeks to identify the problem to act on, rather than approach each challenge as isolated. The Fall 2022 school year just started and already the teacher shortage is enormously evident. School districts nationwide are feeling the pinch of an unholy trinity of problems: 1) Up to thousands of classrooms without teachers in large district

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Podcast: Your Share of the Stimulus Wallet

EdNews Daily

In this episode of the Learning Leadership Society Podcast, your host, Learning Counsel News Media and Research CEO LeiLani Cauthen talks with Phyllis Jordan, Associate Director of Future Ed, and Brittany Martin, Education Department Relations Manager at Lexia Learning. “The Learning Counsel has been tracking Stimulus funds and spending with our big national surveys,” said Cauthen.

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TED Ed Greek Mythology- 14 Great Lessons Explaining Popular Greek Myths

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Myths and legends are both receptacles and transmitters of cultural mores, societal traditions, and human knowledge. They have existed with us since the dawn of time and have served a wide variety of purposes including educational. In this post, I share with you this handpicked collection of popular Greek myths which have shaped and continue to shape our perceptions of various phenomena.

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The Science of Reading and the Science of Learning

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Education is moving from being based on folklore to being grounded in science at an ever-faster pace. The sciences that are playing a greater role encompass both “traditional” education research as well as research findings from neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology and other related fields. Recently there has been an explosion of attention to the science of reading.

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Building Relationships with Families with Mote & @Canva – #Template & Instructions Included #edtech #edchat @justmoteHQ #MoteCon #CanvaEDU

techieMusings

Building Relationships with Families with Mote & Canva. Good communication with parents and families from the very start of the year can make all the difference. I believe that gaining a student’s trust is the first step in building their (math) confidence, and it begins with making sure parents are part of the team. If a student goes home frustrated or confused, I need to know that I’ve given families the resources they need and a good sense of class expectations so that they can guide thei

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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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Is Your Monitoring Software Putting Your Students’ Privacy at Risk?

EdNews Daily

By Rob Shavell As kids go back to school, the last thing they should have to worry about is whether or not their schools are breaching their privacy. But this school year, students, parents, and educators need to be at least aware of the damage that privacy infringement from monitoring software can cause. This might sound obvious. Unfortunately, it’s a lesson that school systems have yet to pick up on.

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3 tips to balance the back-to-analog edtech transition

eSchool News

During the “emergency teaching” era of the COVID-19 pandemic, digital resources and edtech tools were used by educators worldwide in an effort to maintain students’ continuity of learning. Tremendous investments were made by school systems in an effort to rapidly scale digital learning. With many of the COVID-era restrictions receding, it is tempting to think that we’ve entered into a new, highly digital era of education that will be far less dependent on pencils and paper.

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The Problem with Education’s Problems – Part 1 – The Teacher Shortage

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein Editor’s Note: This three-part series seeks to identify the problem to act on, rather than approach each challenge as isolated. The Fall 2022 school year just started and already the teacher shortage is enormously evident. School districts nationwide are feeling the pinch of an unholy trinity of problems: 1) Up to thousands of classrooms without teachers in large district

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5 safeguarding tips for schools this year

eSchool News

Criminal cyber groups have made it abundantly clear that there is no type of organization they will not target–the more vulnerable they are, the easier it will be to victimize. Unfortunately for us, the organizations most at risk are often public institutions. A combination of lack of resources and dependence on legacy networks creates the perfect storm for exploitation.

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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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Podcast: Education’s Serious Decision Point

EdNews Daily

In this episode of the Learning Leadership Society Podcast, your host, Learning Counsel News Media and Research CEO LeiLani Cauthen talks with Mary Schlegelmilch, the Business Development Manager for Education at Cisco. They discuss the post-pandemic world, and the technology-driven changes that will catalyze an increasingly bright future among learners in this world.

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South Carolina Adds Classworks® Universal Screener to State-approved Literacy Screener List

eSchool News

Duluth, GA – Classworks Universal Screener for Reading, an NCII-validated formal assessment used to measure grade-level readiness, is approved by South Carolina as a high-quality Literacy Screener. The best-in-class academic screener is on the approved list for the 2022-23 school year. In 2019, South Carolina implemented Act 213, requiring all districts to implement Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).

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Video: In-the-Box Thinking

EdNews Daily

Welcome to another episode of the Horizon Room’s Open Mic series, a chance for educators to be a part of a high-profile discussion on the most important issues facing education today. Your hosts, Learning Counsel News Media and Research CEO LeiLani Cauthen and CAO Chris McMurray, bring you a brisk, grab-you-and-never-let-you-go platform that gets to the meat of the issues in K-12 education today.

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Canceled classes, sweltering classrooms: How extreme heat impairs learning

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! It wasn’t even a week into the new school year, and already Marsena Toney’s students were being sent home. But this time, the reason wasn’t Covid.

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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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How online tutoring helps us close learning gaps and support teachers

eSchool News

A report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirms that the pandemic greatly impacted students’ academic progress across all grade levels and instructional models. Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) has leveraged pandemic relief funds to invest in additional resources for our district community. In addition to enhancing our summer school program, we are helping teachers support their students—and close learning gaps—by providing access to online, high-impact tutorin

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OPINION: To combat illiteracy post-pandemic, we must reimagine the ways and places where reading happens

The Hechinger Report

Reading can change lives. “Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange. … When lighting conditions are just right, however, a window can also be a mirror,” says Rudine Sims Bishop , a former professor at Ohio State University. Through reading, we see new vistas and we see ourselves anew. Beyond places of imagination, reading can transform us, quite literally.

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Winsor Learning Releases Free Professional Development Resource in Response to Steep Declines in National Reading Scores

eSchool News

MINNEAPOLIS (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In the wake of devastating recent news about the nation’s reading test scores, Minnesota-based Winsor Learning, the nation’s leading expert and provider of science-based reading instruction and teacher training, announced the release of a new and entirely free professional development resource for administrators and teachers.

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New K/20 Leadership Today Newsletter Helps Educators Navigate Difficult Times

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Tech & Learning magazine and K20Connect’s free newsletter is already reaching thousands of leaders each week.

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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 Premieres Haul!: An Interactive STEM Learning Experience that Digs Into Sustainable Copper Production with Freeport-McMoRan

eSchool News

Charlotte, NC. – Freeport-McMoRan and Discovery Education present a new, first-of-its-kind gamified educational experience with Haul! This immersive, virtual STEM mission is part of Dig Into Mining – The Story of Copper , an educational program for students grades 6-12 that explores the use of metals such as copper in our everyday life. Releasing September 22 at 1 P.M.

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Helping Students Avoid the Perils of Plagiarism

MiddleWeb

Barry Gilmore’s Plagiarism: A How-Not-To Guide for Students helps learners understand the motivation behind plagiarism and discusses ways to avoid it in both academic and employment settings. Eighth grade teacher Erin Corrigan-Smith also recommends the teacher’s edition. The post Helping Students Avoid the Perils of Plagiarism first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Best Practices for Implementing an RTI Model

N2Y

Discover the keys to improving students’ academic performance, regardless of RTI tier.

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9 Mindsets for Helping Kids on the Spectrum

MiddleWeb

Grandin & Moore’s Navigating Autism invites readers into that perfect space for learning between familiar territory and new information, writes middle school dean Bill Ivey. The nine mindsets explored can benefit kids on the spectrum as well as the whole spectrum of kids. The post 9 Mindsets for Helping Kids on the Spectrum first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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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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Role of Social-Emotional Learning in 2022

Kitaboo on EdTech

What makes us humans? Our ability to think, show empathy, manage emotions, and balanced social behavior. School curricula are designed to meet the psychological growth of children, to enable them with tools to advance academically and excel in the professional sphere. Yet, acing the professional game is not adequate to live a wholesome life. Emotional intelligence and social adaptability are key factors that contribute to a balanced and happy life.

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THE COSN 2022 STUDENT HOME CONNECTIVITY STUDY

American Consortium for Equity in Education

THE COSN 2022 STUDENT HOME CONNECTIVITY STUDY: AN ACE-ED.ORG EQUITY PRESENTATION … COSN’s Keith Krueger, Eileen Belastock who is the CEO of Belastock Consulting.and for the last four years, she has been a thought leader for the CoSN Early Career CTO. Keep Reading THE COSN 2022 STUDENT HOME CONNECTIVITY STUDY. The post THE COSN 2022 STUDENT HOME CONNECTIVITY STUDY appeared first on Equity & Access Pre K-12 | The American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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Frontline Education and interviewstream Form Official Partnership to Strengthen K-12 Recruiting and Hiring Strategies

eSchool News

Malvern, Pa. and Chicago, Ill. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Frontline Education , a leading provider of administration software purpose-built for educators in K-12, and interviewstream , a market-leading video interviewing solution, today announced a strategic partnership that will strengthen the recruiting and hiring efforts of K-12 districts. The partnership will make interviewstream Frontline’s recommended video interviewing partner providing clients early access to best-in-class integrations, fu

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OS 16: How the latest Apple upgrade impacts Education

Jamf on EdTech

Check out how Apple’s newest operating system upgrade will impact users in the Education sector.

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LIVE DEMO: Using PowerPoint to Create Compelling Presentations for Virtual Training

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Have you ever caught an employee sleeping during training? Compelling content is paramount, but trying to do so with the same tools you've always used is complicated, right? Wrong! Powerpoint has excellent features that, with a bit of creativity, can help you improve your presentations and keep your people engaged without going over budget. By utilizing newer components that enable interactive sequences, navigable content to respond to your audience, and pop quizzes for informal knowledge checks