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Family PE Week October 2-6, 2023

Ask a Tech Teacher

“Family physical education” refers to physical activities families do together that promote health and fitness. Why? How about: Bonding: an opportunity for shared experiences and mutual support. Healthy Lifestyle: healthy habits from a young age Quality Time: as a family Role Modeling: when children see parents value fitness, they are more likely to do the same Fun and Enjoyment: create happy memories.

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3 Learnings Around Global STEM Education from the mEducation Alliance Symposium

Digital Promise

The post 3 Learnings Around Global STEM Education from the mEducation Alliance Symposium appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Embracing Wellness: Starting the School Year with a Focus on Well-Being

Education Elements

As schools and school districts strive to foster academic excellence and student achievement, teachers and school leaders often set aside their personal care. However, educator well-being is vital to the health and success of any educational environment. Educators who are well-supported can focus on what they do best – inspiring and guiding students.

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Why Educators Should Lean in to AI to Better Support Students

Edsurge

Plato once quoted Socrates lamenting that, “If men learn this, it will implant forgetfulness in their souls; they will cease to exercise memory because they rely on that which is written.”1 The ancient philosopher was speaking, of course, of the latest technology in the B.C. era: hand-written scrolls. As humans, we’ve always had a somewhat complicated history with invention.

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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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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Google for Education App Hub

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The new Google for Education App Hub is the topic of our blog post today! You know how we’re always on the hunt for that perfect EdTech tool that’ll make our lives just a tad easier? The one that’ll streamline our workflow, engage our students, and maybe—just maybe—shave a few minutes off our never-ending admin tasks? Well, folks, it looks like Google has thrown its hat into the ring with their new Education App Hub , and I think they’re onto something big.

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How immersive technology can empower students (and teachers) to learn

eSchool News

Immersive, experiential technology is transforming how both students and teachers learn. Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR and VR) provide deeper engagement, opportunities for collaboration, and hands-on learning that places newly acquired knowledge and skills in context. For students, immersive technology can make abstract concepts tangible through interactive visuals.

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5 steps to help students with reading-based learning differences

eSchool News

Key points: Dyslexic students often incur additional stress in the classroom Using different learning tools and regular communication can help students’ comfort levels See related article: The intersection of the science of reading and edtech Reading-based learning differences such as dyslexia can pose unique challenges for students in school. These challenges, however, aren’t indicative of a student’s intelligence or potential.

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New internet addiction spectrum: Where are you on the scale?

ScienceDaily (EdTech section)

Young people (24 years and younger) spend an average of six hours a day online, primarily using their smartphones, according to new research. Older people (those 24 years and older) spend 4.6 hours online.

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Cartwheel Raises $20 Million Series A Funding to Tackle the Student Mental Health Crisis

eSchool News

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cartwheel , a platform helping schools tackle the student mental health crisis by delivering affordable, evidence-based telehealth services with no waitlist, today announced that it has raised $20 million in Series A funding led by Menlo Ventures. Reach Capital joined the round, as did earlier investors General Catalyst , BoxGroup and Able Partners.

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Sparking Student Interest in Space

Discovery Education

Thanks to numerous events occurring this school year, it’s an exciting time for those of us that teach about space and space travel! From solar eclipses to developments in NASA’s Artemis programs, this school year offers unique opportunities to spark students’ interest in our galaxy. Discovery Education has a wealth of resources to support educators […] The post Sparking Student Interest in Space appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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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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SchooLinks Celebrates Second Consecutive Year on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

eSchool News

Austin, TX (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SchooLinks, the cutting-edge college and career readiness platform, is proud to announce its second consecutive appearance on the Inc. 5000 list. This is a testament to the company’s remarkable growth and commitment to revolutionizing college and career readiness across the country. The Inc. 5000 list is a prestigious ranking that showcases the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

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The Science of Reading: The Answer to Helping Struggling Readers

edWeb.net

Watch the Recording Imagine the constant confusion and self-doubt that the students with dyslexia grapple with daily. Reading is an integral part of every subject, but for them, there is a mismatch between how their brains work and how they’re being taught. Many give up because it seems like even the specialists can’t help them. But students with dyslexia are not alone, according to Lexia Learning Senior Education Advisors Kimberly Stockton and Octavia Gray-Essex, and Brenda Peters, Director of

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Best Projectors for Schools

techlearning

The best projectors for schools can make the classroom better digitally connected to help open the minds of students.

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304: What confidence is…and what it isn’t with Jennifer S. Miller

The Thinking Stick

For nearly thirty years, Jennifer Miller has worked with educators and families to help them become more effective with children through social and emotional learning (SEL). She authored and illustrated the book “Confident Parents, Confident Kids: Raising Emotional Intelligence In Ourselves and Our Kids” and founded the organization by the same name ten years ago growing an international platform through her blog with more than 23,000 followers in 152 countries world-wide.

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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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The STEM Careers Coalition Presents a New Collection of Curated Digital Content for Manufacturing Day 2023

American Consortium for Equity in Education

In celebration of National Manufacturing Day, the STEM Careers Coalition™ – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate leaders and anchored in schools by Discovery Education – offers students and families new STEM resources to explore the world of modern manufacturing. With over 4 Keep Reading The STEM Careers Coalition Presents a New Collection of Curated Digital Content for Manufacturing Day 2023 The post The STEM Careers Coalition Presents a New Collection of Curated

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Using One Open Math Task to Meet All Needs

MiddleWeb

Teacher and coach Mona Iehl shows how using one high quality math task enables educators to better meet all students’ needs without the alienating effects of some differentiation strategies such as ability grouping or creating activities at varying degrees of difficulty. The post Using One Open Math Task to Meet All Needs first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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RAND Study finds Students Using Lexia Core5 Reading Show Greater Reading Gains Than Matched Comparison Students

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Researchers evaluated the science of reading based product’s effect on reading gains post pandemic school closings Since the school closings in 2020, educators have been looking for ways to help students accelerate learning to recover lost ground. RAND Education and Keep Reading RAND Study finds Students Using Lexia Core5 Reading Show Greater Reading Gains Than Matched Comparison Students The post RAND Study finds Students Using Lexia Core5 Reading Show Greater Reading Gains Than Matched Compari

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How Do Teachers Check for Plagiarism

PlagiarismCheck

We need to study millions of resources and reflect on other opinions to form personal beliefs. That is the whole idea of education – stimulating us to think critically and express our ideas clearly. In this concept, committing a mistake is no crime. What is a real offense is plagiarism. Protecting academic integrity, teachers nowadays don’t approve the assignment without an originality report.

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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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Best Free AI Image Generators

techlearning

The best free AI art generators for schools

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How Do Teachers Check for Plagiarism

PlagiarismCheck

We need to study millions of resources and reflect on other opinions to form personal beliefs. That is the whole idea of education – stimulating us to think critically and express our ideas clearly. In this concept, committing a mistake is no crime. What is a real offense is plagiarism. Protecting academic integrity, teachers nowadays don’t approve the assignment without an originality report.

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EDI 2.0 Mini-Conference - Keynote Panel Speakers Announced!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.023 mini-conference: " EDI 2.0: Individual Responsibility for Creating Belonging and Connection in the Library Profession ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, November 9th, 2023, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Time. In our fall Library 2.023 mini-conference we explore the evolution of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) efforts within the library profession, focusing on how libraries can help to create belongingness and meaningful connection and what individ

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Adding Interactive YouTube Questions in Google Classroom

Hansen's Link to Tech

Learn how to add self guided interactive YouTube questions as an assignment in Google Classroom. This is an amazing new feature for student self guidance, engagement, and perfect for checking for understanding.

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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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Will New Net Neutrality Rules Benefit Ed-Tech Vendors and Districts?

Marketplace K-12

The Federal Communications Commission is planning to restore net neutrality rules, in a move aimed at reviving a landmark internet regulation from the Obama era that was repealed by the Trump administration. Last week the FCC released a tentative agenda for its October meeting that includes discussion about a new net neutrality rulemaking. Net neutrality… The post Will New Net Neutrality Rules Benefit Ed-Tech Vendors and Districts?

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It’s elementary! Brainscape unleashes flashcards for memorizing the periodic table

Brainscape

It’s one of the most commonly-asked question by chemistry students (besides “What’s that smell?”): “Should I memorize the periodic table?” Undoubtedly, high school and college chemistry students don’t have to memorize all 118 elements in the periodic table but what they do need to have is an intricate understanding of at least the first 20-30 elements and what their values signify, as well as how the periodic table is organized and what its trends

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PROOF POINTS: The research evidence for sex ed remains thin

The Hechinger Report

Credit: Jasenka Arbanas/Moment via Getty Images There’s little consensus over the best way to teach children and teens about sexuality in this country and research provides scant guidance. Educational programs that directly target sexual behaviors and attitudes frequently fail to show reductions in unwanted pregnancies or sexually transmitted infections.

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‘They just tried to scare us’: How anti-abortion centers teach sex ed inside public schools

The Hechinger Report

When Sarah Anderson travels to Texas middle schools to teach sex education, she brings props: a toy baby to represent unplanned pregnancy, a snake for bacterial infections, a pregnancy test for infertility, a skeleton for AIDS and cancer. This story also appeared in The 19th and The Texas Tribune The students are told that if they have sex before marriage, emotional risks include depression, guilt and anxiety.

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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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Five things you need to know about sex ed in the US

The Hechinger Report

The landscape of sex ed in the United States is confusing. What students are taught, and in what grades, varies widely from one school district to another. In many communities, how to talk with kids and teens about sex is hotly debated. Educators, parents, outside groups and state regulations all play a role in shaping sex ed curriculums. This story also appeared in The 19th and The Texas Tribune Here’s what you need to know to understand the different kinds of sex ed programs and what’s taught

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