Tue.Oct 03, 2023

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What You Might Have Missed in September–What’s up in October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of October: 9 Online Resources to Assist with ESL and ELL Tech Tip #14: Desktop Icons Disappear? Photoshop for Fifth Graders–Auto-fixes Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Coaching 12 Online Resources About 3D Printing What do Parents Ask About Technology in Education? Tech Tip #109 Five-second Backup Easy Photo Editing in MS Word 8 Online Resources for Animation How to Find Reliable Internet Sources Here’s a preview of what’s coming up in Octob

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Readers Respond: Does Fixing the Leaky STEM Pipeline Require Calculus To Adapt?


The need to strengthen the science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) careers pipeline has received renewed interest lately. Whether students can successfully flow through the pipeline to fill vital jobs in the country may have significance for the national interest , according to some observers. So what would it take to make STEM truly open to would-be future scientists?


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Your district’s cyber safety needs help–here’s how to fix it

eSchool News

Key points: Schools will likely remain the targets of cyberattacks for years to come Districts must prepare themselves by implementing strong cyber practices for their systems See related article: As invisible threats to education loom, cybersecurity is paramount There is no question that cybersecurity threats such as ransomware continue to pummel the education system, with the White House estimating that at least eight K-12 school districts faced “significant cyberattacks” during the last schoo

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OPINION: We need more women in top leadership positions in our nation’s public schools

The Hechinger Report

Public school teaching remains a female- dominated profession. Nearly 80 percent of classroom teachers in our public schools are women. Yet when it comes to the top job — superintendent — just three in 10 are women. Nearly half of the country’s 500 largest school districts had a change in leadership during the pandemic, but men still filled more than 70 percent of those vacancies, research by Women Leading Ed , a national network working to grow and strengthen the pipeline of women in education

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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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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to Headline the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Education Summit

American Consortium for Equity in Education

20th Anniversary Summit to be held Oct. 4-6, 2023 in San Antonio, TX The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) kicks off its 20th Anniversary Education Summit on October 4, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. The sold-out event features Keep Reading U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to Headline the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Education Summit The post U.S.

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How Texas plans to make access to advanced math more equitable 

The Hechinger Report

When Tha Cung looked over his sixth-grade class schedule, he took notice of the math block. He had been placed in an advanced class. This story also appeared in The Associated Press and The Dallas Morning News “I didn’t know ‘honors’ even existed,” he said. Tha was little when his family immigrated from Myanmar, and, for much of his time in Dallas schools, he took courses designed for children who are learning English.

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District leaders: Act now to avoid financial disasters after COVID relief funding ends

eSchool News

Key points: Careful budget diagnosis and prioritization is essential as districts near the ESSER expiration in 2024 So many schools have unmet needs, and financial disasters would negatively impact those already-serious funding situations See related article: As COVID relief spending deadlines loom, one district moves ahead with an uncommon tech plan Among all institutions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, few faced challenges as profound and fast-moving as America’s public schools.

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AI in Education: 10 Months On


It's been 10 months since the introduction of generative AI in education. What have we learned so far?

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Solving Mysteries on Mars: TimePod AR – SULS0202

Shake Up Learning

The post Solving Mysteries on Mars: TimePod AR – SULS0202 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey chats with Immersive Content Director Phil Birchinall from Discovery Education. Phil shares the TimePod Adventures AR app , where students can virtually journey through time and space to Mars while solving challenges ranging from “fixing” their TimePod to discovering water on the planet.