March, 2022

Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning Activities

User Generated Education

My gifted students, grades 4th-6th, selected Artificial Intelligence, as their elective during Spring, 2022 semester. For more about this see Offering Electives to Elementary Students.) The machine learning activities I describe below are part of their larger Artificial Intelligence elective.

7 Digital tools for student engagement across all grade levels

Neo LMS

As we head into the spring, we may notice a decrease in student engagement. For some students, there have been midterm exams, extended school breaks, or we find ourselves in the middle of standardized testing season.

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7 websites to teach fake news

Ask a Tech Teacher

We wrote about fake news earlier this week ( How to defeat fake news–one teacher’s ideas ). Here are additional resources you’ll find helpful in teaching about this topic: Fake News game — from BBC. How to spot fake news — a video. Interview with a fake news creator.

MacKenzie Scott Makes Transformational $20 Million Gift to Digital Promise

Digital Promise

Digital Promise has received a $20 million gift, the single largest unrestricted gift in the organization’s history, from MacKenzie Scott.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Sticky learning: Digital brain dumps with Flipgrid and Socrative

Ditch That Textbook

Help new information stick in students' minds with the "brain dump," an effective, low-prep activity in the classroom. It’s a common request from teachers of students: Study. Go home and study. Go back over the material. Re-read the material. When we ask students to do this, we mean well.

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5 Best Security Practices for Working Remotely

ViewSonic Education

Establishing security practices for working remotely is critical when working from home. There are many things to consider when onboarding a new employee or reviewing proper security protocols with existing staff.

Artificial Intelligence: Chatbot Activities for Students

User Generated Education

My gifted students, grades 4th-6th, selected Artificial Intelligence, as their elective during Spring, 2022 semester. For more about this see Offering Electives to Elementary Students.)

Using VR to Visualize Complex Information

Ask a Tech Teacher

Virtual Reality is one of the hottest newish education strategies that keeps getting better. Here’s an excellent article from eSchool News about using VR to better understand topics traditionally considered complex: VR helps students visualize complex information.

I’m a Teacher, Will Artificial Intelligence Help Me?

Digital Promise

Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are becoming more prevalent everywhere, including in education spaces. Educators may sometimes wonder, “What is AI?” and, “What can AI do?” Let’s address these questions and then discuss why and how YOU should be involved!

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Fun formative assessment: 12 easy, no-tech ideas you can use tomorrow

Ditch That Textbook

Formative assessment means providing students with opportunities to show you what they are learning while you are teaching it. These assessments inform your instruction and help you make those little tweaks to your lessons that meet the needs of your students.

 8 Strategies for increasing student self-efficacy in online education

Neo LMS

Teachers want their students to be confident in their ability to reach their goals. The concept that best describes this confidence is student self-efficacy. Students with higher levels of self-efficacy are very likely to remain motivated even when faced with difficult situations.

Balance Instruction and Feedback with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Teachers have three primary roles – designer, instructor, and facilitator. When I facilitate blended learning workshops, I ask participants to think about these three roles and identify the role they spend the most time and energy in. The responses always yield the same results.

A Literate Learner

A Principal's Reflections

A great deal has changed since I was in school. I vividly remember getting a TANDY laptop from my parents when I graduated high school. It was a considerable upgrade from the Apple IIe that we all shared in the guest room.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

Websites that add sparkle (and learning) to Spring

Ask a Tech Teacher

A few spring websites, lesson plans, printables, activities: 7 Science Experiments that Teach About Spring. Books from Scholastic about Spring. Life cycle of a snake. Life Cycle Lesson Plans. Life Cycle resources. Life Cycles. Life Cycle Symbaloo. Plant life cycle. Spring Puzzle.

Designing Pathways for Rural Learners Using Micro-credentials: Four Case Studies

Digital Promise

In our latest publication, Micro-credentials for Social Mobility in Rural Postsecondary Communities: A Landscape Report , Digital Promise conducted four in-depth case studies to explore how postsecondary institutions are using micro-credentials to create real-time career pathways for rural learners.

Customized email newsletters for every kid with Google Forms

Ditch That Textbook

Make solid connections with families by creating custom email newsletters for every student. It's easy with Google Docs, Sheets and Forms. Classroom newsletters are kind of hit and miss. You know how they usually look.

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How to write SMART learning objectives in your LMS

Neo LMS

Creating goals is not an option but a must if you’re a teacher. You ensure long-lasting results by having a clear view of what you want to achieve in your classroom. The purpose of teaching goes far beyond passing on theoretical knowledge.

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Leveraging Students’ Strengths to Develop Student Leaders

Education Elements

Kate Sanders, Teacher: How do I empower more student leaders? This question had been circling my brain for months.

Virtual Learning Done Right

A Principal's Reflections

Through adversity, we rise to the occasion. So many important lessons were learned during the pandemic that can be used to not only improve our practice but also to pave the way for a brighter future.

Has Teaching Changed since the Pandemic?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Christian Miraglia, wrote an interesting article on changes in teaching since the pandemic. I think you’ll find a lot to relate to: Has Teaching Changed Since the Pandemic?

New Practitioner Advisory Board to Consider AI in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Through an educator-industry partnership between Digital Promise and Merlyn Mind, seven practitioners have the opportunity to share feedback on cutting edge technology and engage in critical conversations on the broader use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the classroom.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

Station rotation: Save time, engage students in any K-12 classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Station rotation keeps students engaged in multiple activities. Plus, it isn't hard to set up! Here are some ideas. When we think of stations or centers we often think of young children moving around the room to various activities.

What are the benefits of interdisciplinary teaching?

Neo LMS

Education is and has always been the field that autoregulates in order to provide students the tools to live, adapt, contribute, develop and create better outcomes for themselves and generations to come.

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Developing a classroom culture of resilience with H?para Highlights

Hapara

Blog series: Spotlighting SEL in the H?para-supported para-supported classroom. This blog series is designed to provide educators with examples from the classroom of how the H?para para Instructional Suite can be used to support social and emotional learning (SEL).

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Level Up Your Leadership

A Principal's Reflections

Like most kids, past, and present, I loved playing video games. During my very early years, Atari was the best and only option. My parents eventually bought an Apple IIe where we needed to use floppy disks to load any meaningful content, which added to our gaming experience.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Is Education Due for a Reset

Ask a Tech Teacher

Throughout my career in education, teaching has been prodded, pushed, tweaked, nudged, and reformed. I author a K-12 Technology Curriculum. Each time I update it, I include a list of what has changed since the last update, something like: Windows updated its platform—twice.

Chaula Gupta Joins Digital Promise as Vice President and Chief Program Officer

Digital Promise

Digital Promise announced today that Chaula Gupta has been named the organization’s Vice President and Chief Program Officer.

Draw, choose, write or say: Fantastic formative assessments

Ditch That Textbook

Formative assessment can be fantastic! Here are options for letting students draw, choose, write and say as a formative assessment tool.Formative assessment can be drudgery. When students are doing the same quizzes and the same practice questions all day long, it can be less than stimulating.Or