Thu.Jan 19, 2023

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How K-12 IT leaders can protect schools from ransomware

eSchool News

Cyberattacks on public schools are becoming more common and more severe every year. Between 2020 and 2021, more than 56 percent of K-12 education organizations suffered ransomware attacks with an average cost of $268,000. Most recently, an attack on the LA Unified School District in September 2022 conducted by the Russian hacking group Vice Society shut down access to emails, computer systems, and applications for more than half a million users.

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15 Online Coloring Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

Good websites and apps, some for kids, some for adults. Beware: Many have in-app purchases and advertising A BC Color –color letters with fill or paint brush ABCYa Paint Art Coloring Canva Templates to color Coloring book pages –downloadable Coloring Book –color by number Color Planet –app Colorscapes Free coloring pages Happy Color KidPix–visit coloring book backgrounds No-pix –color by number Paint by Number –app Pixel Art Tap Color Pro Any favorites I’ve left off?

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How Making an Impact Can Help Motivate Students

Digital Promise

The post How Making an Impact Can Help Motivate Students appeared first on Digital Promise.

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AI Tools Like ChatGPT May Reshape Teaching Materials — And Possibly Substitute Teach

Edsurge

This summer, a coding class offered by a private school in Austin, Texas, was led by an unusual teacher. The PreK-8 school, Paragon Prep, offered a series of optional, self-paced, video lessons that were automatically generated from a textbook. In them, an animated avatar made to look like the 19th-century computing pioneer Ada Lovelace taught the basics of the Python programming language.

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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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Faculty are Losing Interest in Adopting OER

Iterating Toward Openness

I missed this when it was first published, but a few months ago Ithaka S+R shared the results of their Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2021. The survey went out to 145,099 randomly selected faculty members across the US and over 5% of invitees responded. I was particularly interested in the survey’s findings about the state of open educational resources in US higher education.

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Exploring Tech-Enhanced Civics with the EduTech Guys

EdTechTeacher

Post by Tom Driscoll With FETC 2023 coming up, I was reflecting on the amazing experience I had at last year’s event. One of the best was my conversation with the EduTech Guys! In this episode of their podcast (recoded live at FETC 2022), we discussed a variety of topics related to civics education and how technology can amplify the impact of quality social studies instruction in a variety of powerful ways.

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Carnegie Learning Recognized as Global Innovator on 2023 GSV 150 List

eSchool News

Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Learning , a leader in artificial intelligence for K-12 education and formative assessment, announced today it has been selected for the GSV (Global Silicon Valley) 150, a list of the world’s most transformative private companies in education. Carnegie Learning was chosen from over 4,000 venture capital and private equity-backed private companies revolutionizing the world of education technology.

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THE EQUITY IMPACT OF UNDERSTANDING ACADEMIC LANGUAGE

American Consortium for Equity in Education

THE EQUITY IMPACT OF UNDERSTANDING ACADEMIC LANGUAGE An Ace-Ed.org EQUITY AWARD WINNER Our guest is the Charles Askew of the Equity Award winning company SpeakAgent and trust me, this is an interesting topic on deeper learning of the languages of Keep Reading THE EQUITY IMPACT OF UNDERSTANDING ACADEMIC LANGUAGE The post THE EQUITY IMPACT OF UNDERSTANDING ACADEMIC LANGUAGE appeared first on Equity & Access Pre K-12 | The American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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Mississippi Principal Named Curriculum Associates’ 2023 Inspire Award Winner

eSchool News

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.— Dr. Kiana Pendleton, principal of Laurel Magnet School of the Arts in the Laurel School District in Laurel, MS, was recently named the winner of Curriculum Associates’ 2023 Inspire Award. This recognition, which is part of the company’s annual Extraordinary Educators program celebrating exemplar teachers around the country, is given to one administrator nationwide for their ability to create strong bonds with school-based teams to take the use of Curriculum Associates’ i-

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Navigating Recruitment and Retention With Jack and Jana Part III: A District Leader's Guide to Hiring

Insight Education Group

As the new year begins your school district may be attempting to get ahead of the curve and fill current and future vacancies over these next very important months. You may feel the urge to grab the best candidates before your neighboring districts snatch them up. It is unfortunately the state of education at this point and no place in the United States is immune from this competitive landscape.

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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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Racism is a subtle, silent enemy of STEM classrooms

eSchool News

When you think of racism in our classrooms and schools, what immediately comes to your mind? Signs that say “Whites Only” or Confederate flags hoisted on flag poles? Although these are pieces of evidence that racism does exist, racism isn’t as blatant as a physical sign that favors one race over another. In fact, racism is systemically embedded into our educational institution and can be camouflaged with other issues like socioeconomic status and even the learning loss from the COVID-19 pandemic

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THE IMPORTANCE OF STRONG CTE IN ENSURING EQUITY

American Consortium for Equity in Education

THE IMPORTANCE OF STRONG CTE IN ENSURING EQUITY AND WELL ROUNDED ACADEMICS : From Staten Island Technical High School, one of the top 100 schools in the country, Physics teacher and CTE Coordinator Dr. Jared Jax. A huge thanks to Turnitin for arranging the Keep Reading THE IMPORTANCE OF STRONG CTE IN ENSURING EQUITY The post THE IMPORTANCE OF STRONG CTE IN ENSURING EQUITY appeared first on Equity & Access Pre K-12 | The American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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How One U.S.-based Education Organization is Working in Developing African Markets

Marketplace K-12

Luminos Fund CEO Caitlin Baron talks about finding success as a U.S.-based organization working in Africa. The post How One U.S.-based Education Organization is Working in Developing African Markets appeared first on Market Brief.

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MackinVIA Receives Its 7th Consecutive Modern Library Award From LibraryWorks, Winning The Distinctive Platinum Award

eSchool News

Burnsville, MN – Mackin , a leading provider of print and digital fiction and nonfiction books for PK-12, is pleased to announce it is a multiyear honoree, winning another Platinum Award in LibraryWorks’ ninth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant mate

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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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247: Are we creating opportunities to explore our relationship with social media?

The Thinking Stick

In this episode, Tricia and Jeff are talking about our relationships with social media, misinformation, disinformation and the role schools must play when leading for media literacy. This conversation was inspired by this recent article in the New York Times by Jenny Gross. Our guests talk about the influence technology has on learners of all ages. The look at what it might mean to help students build habits that ensure they come to their social media with curiosity and a desire to check for bia

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Certell’s Poptential™ Free American History Curriculum Highlights Legacy of African Americans for Black History Month

eSchool News

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Poptential , a family of free, award-winning social studies course packages that infuse lessons with digital storytelling, offers an array of engaging content about the Civil Rights Movement for instruction during Black History Month. Click to tweet. Observed in the United States since 1976, Black History Month is celebrated yearly in February to honor the contributions and legacy of African Americans across U.S. history and society.

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Assessment That Aligns with SEL Skills and Goals

MiddleWeb

Star Sackstein’s Assessing for Respect is about focusing on meeting students’ SEL needs and how that allows us to work with them on greater academic achievements. She effectively discusses the theory of CASEL competencies and their implementation, writes NBCT Megan Balduf. The post Assessment That Aligns with SEL Skills and Goals first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Ask Dr. Steve: "Body Cameras for Security Officers at the Library?"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've just posted a new "Ask Dr. Steve" blog post by Dr. Albrecht in our " Library Service, Safety, & Security " section of Library 2.0 : "Body Cameras for Security Officers at the Library?" Here is the question that was submitted: I am a security officer for a library. We are beside a large park with many homeless people that come into the Library.

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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 Conferences to Grow Mathematicians

MiddleWeb

Gina Picha’s book offers advice, examples and resources for brief math conferences that focus on listening and observing, naming students’ strengths, and encouraging them to share ideas. Fifth grade math teacher Kathie Palmieri finds it a practical, easy-to-implement guide. The post Using Conferences to Grow Mathematicians first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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How K-12 IT leaders can protect schools from ransomware

eSchool News

Cyberattacks on public schools are becoming more common and more severe every year. Between 2020 and 2021, more than 56 percent of K-12 education organizations suffered ransomware attacks with an average cost of $268,000. Most recently, an attack on the LA Unified School District in September 2022 conducted by the Russian hacking group Vice Society shut down access to emails, computer systems, and applications for more than half a million users.

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Presence Named to the 2023 GSV 150

American Consortium for Equity in Education

GSV lists the most transformational digital learning and workforce skills companies Presence, the leading provider of online therapy solutions for children with diverse needs, was named to the 2023 Global Silicon Valley 150, a list of the world’s most transformative Keep Reading Presence Named to the 2023 GSV 150 The post Presence Named to the 2023 GSV 150 appeared first on Equity & Access Pre K-12 | The American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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Racism is a subtle, silent enemy of STEM classrooms

eSchool News

When you think of racism in our classrooms and schools, what immediately comes to your mind? Signs that say “Whites Only” or Confederate flags hoisted on flag poles? Although these are pieces of evidence that racism does exist, racism isn’t as blatant as a physical sign that favors one race over another. In fact, racism is systemically embedded into our educational institution and can be camouflaged with other issues like socioeconomic status and even the learning loss from the COVID-19 pandemic

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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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3M & Discovery Education Launch Alumni Network & Grant Program Supporting Nation’s Young Scientists

American Consortium for Equity in Education

3M and Discovery Education are announcing the launch of the Young Scientist Challenge Alumni Network and Alumni Grants Program. The effort will support past participants and the future science leaders as part of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist). As the nation’s premier Keep Reading 3M & Discovery Education Launch Alumni Network & Grant Program Supporting Nation’s Young Scientists The post 3M & Discovery Education Launch Alumni Network & Grant Program Support

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Mississippi Principal Named Curriculum Associates’ 2023 Inspire Award Winner

eSchool News

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.— Dr. Kiana Pendleton, principal of Laurel Magnet School of the Arts in the Laurel School District in Laurel, MS, was recently named the winner of Curriculum Associates’ 2023 Inspire Award. This recognition, which is part of the company’s annual Extraordinary Educators program celebrating exemplar teachers around the country, is given to one administrator nationwide for their ability to create strong bonds with school-based teams to take the use of Curriculum Associates’ i-

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MackinVIA Receives Its 7th Consecutive Modern Library Award From LibraryWorks, Winning The Distinctive Platinum Award

eSchool News

Burnsville, MN – Mackin , a leading provider of print and digital fiction and nonfiction books for PK-12, is pleased to announce it is a multiyear honoree, winning another Platinum Award in LibraryWorks’ ninth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant mate

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Gale Receives Platinum and Gold in 2023 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks for the Second Consecutive

eSchool News

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Gale , part of Cengage Group, is pleased to announce that it has received five platinum awards, one gold and an honorable mention award in LibraryWorks’ ninth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. This is the second consecutive year Gale has been recognized by the MLAs for product excellence.

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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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Carnegie Learning Recognized as Global Innovator on 2023 GSV 150 List

eSchool News

Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Learning , a leader in artificial intelligence for K-12 education and formative assessment, announced today it has been selected for the GSV (Global Silicon Valley) 150, a list of the world’s most transformative private companies in education. Carnegie Learning was chosen from over 4,000 venture capital and private equity-backed private companies revolutionizing the world of education technology.

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Certell’s Poptential™ Free American History Curriculum Highlights Legacy of African Americans for Black History Month

eSchool News

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Poptential , a family of free, award-winning social studies course packages that infuse lessons with digital storytelling, offers an array of engaging content about the Civil Rights Movement for instruction during Black History Month. Click to tweet. Observed in the United States since 1976, Black History Month is celebrated yearly in February to honor the contributions and legacy of African Americans across U.S. history and society.

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Gale Receives Platinum and Gold in 2023 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks for the Second Consecutive

eSchool News

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Gale , part of Cengage Group, is pleased to announce that it has received five platinum awards, one gold and an honorable mention award in LibraryWorks’ ninth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. This is the second consecutive year Gale has been recognized by the MLAs for product excellence.