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Supporting Districts to Develop Inclusive Computing Pathways


In North Salem Central School District, every student is encouraged to engage with computational thinking (CT) and computer science (CS). Aligning their efforts with the New York State Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards and the Profile of a North Salem Graduate , the district has developed a Computational Thinking Pathway, which provides CT and CS learning opportunities for all students.

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Another Excellent Online Feature from Jotform–Sign

Ask a Tech Teacher

You may know Jotform as one of the most popular tools in the form builder category, recognized for its simplicity and sophistication in what could otherwise be the complicated process of collecting and analyzing data. It works on all platforms, can be shared via a link or embed (as well as other options), and supports multiple languages. Over the past several years, Jotform has released many features designed to simplify and automate teaching’s more mundane tasks, such as Smart PDF Forms ,


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The Art of Slow

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some things are just better done slowly. In this world of Rush! Rush! Rush! It is time to slow down. It is November 1, and I'm committed to doing things slowly in the areas that matter: Slowly eating dinner with my husband and laughing over the silly little things that happen every day Slowly stir the cookies with the wooden spoon so they come out the way my kids like them when they come home so we can Slowly sit b

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70 Percent of Students at This Texas School Are Choosing CTE Electives

EdTech Magazine

Too often, teachers are expected to provide social services or childcare when, ultimately, their key objective is to convey knowledge to prepare each student for the future. How can teachers prepare students when career and technical education remains an elective in most districts, despite organizations across the U.S. demanding computer science–based skills?

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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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Learning How to Learn: Teaching to Engage Students

Digital Promise

A. B. C. D. F. How did five letters of the alphabet become a measure of one’s capabilities? In today’s day and age, grades have become everything; people are practically defined by the grades they earn in school, leading to academic competition to be the top of the class. But is the emphasis on a mere letter or number worth it? In many instances, grades become counterintuitive as they lead to more students cheating; in other situations, too much stress on grades can lead to depreciating mental h

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What Principals Need to Know About High Quality Instructional Materials

Education Elements

The most successful school leaders we work with understand that high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) improve student engagement and are a key resource in addressing schooling loss. They also know that materials, while a critical lever, are only one piece of the necessary elements for shifting teacher practice and improving student outcomes. In this blog post, we provide a brief list of things principals should know about high-quality instructional materials as they get started with adopti

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Tech Stack Insights From 240K WordPress LMS Websites: A Data Study

Sell Courses Online

We recently analyzed around 240K WordPress LMS websites to determine what technology they use. We looked at the LMS plugins, … Tech Stack Insights From 240K WordPress LMS Websites: A Data Study Read More ?.

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Preparing Our Students to Be Digital Storytellers


Digital literacy leader Brett Pierce lays out the elements of digital storytelling and shows how students can take the lead in using digital tools to collaborate, think critically, problem solve, and present publicly, creating digital narratives around core curricular goals. The post Preparing Our Students to Be Digital Storytellers first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Dedication to STEM learning makes this eSN Hero Awards winner a standout leader

eSchool News

One of three eSN K-12 Hero Awards winners and nominated by Bluum , Kim Leblanc was selected for the innovative STEM learning initiatives she champions in her district and for her students. Conventional wisdom would say that economically disadvantaged schools across the country would need to think twice before making a major investment in technology.

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Maryland’s Wicomico County Public Schools Adds Innovative New Edtech Tools to High School Curriculum to More Deeply Engage Students in Science

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Maryland’s Wicomico County Public Schools (WCPS) today announced an expansion of its long-term partnership with Discovery Education that is adding innovative new edtech resources to the district’s high school science curriculum. In this latest phase of collaboration, Discovery Education’s Pivot Interactives are helping educators. Keep Reading Maryland’s Wicomico County Public Schools Adds Innovative New Edtech Tools to High School Curriculum to More Deeply Engage Students in Science.

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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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All together now

eSchool News

In this episode of Innovations in Education , hosted by Kevin Hogan: Teachers using technology report stronger connections, community with students 5 tips to build community-wide support for IT transformation Digital Safety for Students: Keeping Student Data Private and Access Secure.

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OPINION: Often overlooked vocational-tech schools provide great solutions to student debt, labor shortages

The Hechinger Report

Too many American high schoolers are pushed into college preparatory tracks that limit their career choices or ultimately lead to crippling student loan debt. But students aren’t the only ones who lose out from a one-size-fits-all high school approach. So does the U.S. job market, which faces a significant skilled labor shortage. A startling 3 million skilled trades jobs will sit unfilled by 2028.

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Poptential™ Offers Free Content for National American Indian Heritage Month

eSchool News

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Poptential , a family of award-winning social studies course packages that infuse lessons with digital storytelling, offers an array of engaging content to illustrate the culture, traditions, and history of Native Americans for National American Indian Heritage Month. Click to tweet. Signed into law by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, November’s National American Indian Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and pay respect to Native Americans for their culture and contri

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How to Create Stop Motion Animation Activities for Students with Google Slides – SULS0179

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Stop Motion Animation Activities for Students with Google Slides – SULS0179 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey gives a full tutorial on creating stop-motion activities for students in Google Slides. This special edition podcast is also available as a full video tutorial on YouTube. Bring your graphics to life, much like a flip book!

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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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Using Virtual Reality for Career Training


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indiana have had success using virtual reality simulations to teach students about career opportunities.

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FTC Takes Action Against Chegg for Alleged Data Breaches

Marketplace K-12

In response to the consumer protection agency's announcement, Chegg said it has cooperated with the government and will comply fully with its orders to revamp its data security efforts. The post FTC Takes Action Against Chegg for Alleged Data Breaches appeared first on Market Brief.

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Keeping up with the updates: managing software in higher education

Jamf on EdTech

Education is an growing target for bad actors. Keeping the devices on your school's network updated is paramount—but challenging. Mobile device management can help.

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Don’t Forget to Water the Garden

The Principal of Change

One of the things that I have learned as I get older is how much I don’t know. I am not as adamant about certain things as I once used to be, and I try to be as open to new learning as possible. But there are certain beliefs where I won’t budge. . For example, I believe relationships are the core of what we do in education. I also see them as a starting point rather than an end goal.

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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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Here Are Some of The Best Geography Games and Quizzes

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The geographical diversity of our world is just amazing. Each spot in our planet is in and of itself a geographical wonder and the more we learn about the geography of our world the more appreciative of our diversity we become. That said, geography learning is notoriously known for being boring. It does not have to be like that at all!One way to make geography learning fun and engaging is through the use of interactive games and quizzes.

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