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7 Ways To Retain and Attract Teachers

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

How do we retain and attract teachers? Business as usual certainly is not making happen. Education, like business, has to change to accommodate families. The post 7 Ways To Retain and Attract Teachers appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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9 Websites to Address Social Media

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you read our article on teaching social media awareness , you may be looking for online tools to teach students about this subject. Here are some we recommend: #Hashtag You’re It –video; your hashtags may reveal more than you think. 10 Social Media-inspired Learning Activities- -no accounts required; from Ditch That Textbook. How is Social Media Transforming the Future of Education?

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3 Strategies to Increase Resiliency in English Learners

EdNews Daily

By Yessica Esmeralda O’Connor The number of English learners (ELs) is expanding nationally, currently averaging 10 percent of the student population (varying significantly by state, with CA at 19 percent and TX at 18 percent). The highest percentage of students reside in urban schools, followed by suburban, then rural schools. In the classroom, ELs often have unique needs and strengths.

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Leading Difficult Personalities

A Principal's Reflections

While there are many challenging aspects when it comes to leadership, one that typically rises to the top is dealing with difficult personalities. As the saying goes, it’s typically the 1% that gives you 99% of the problems. Some people might take offense to the previous statement. Still, if you read it carefully, it sends a powerful message that most people possess a personality that is open to aspects we hold dear, such as collaboration, communication, innovation, and other elements essential

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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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Teaching the Principles of Computer Science Early in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

Are we adequately preparing students for the 21st century digital world they will inherit? This question looms large among policymakers, educators and parents when assessing the state of computer science curriculum in K–12 schools. Among U.S. high schools, only 51 percent offer computer science coursework, according to the 2021 State of Computer Science Education report by Code.org, the Computer Science Teachers Association and the Expanding Computing Education Pathways Alliance.

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Is it Time for a Social Media Awareness Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Christian Miraglia, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, has some great ideas on teaching kids about Social Media Awareness: Over the last decade, there has been pressure in the K-12 learning environment to create classes that address everything from managing your money to various efforts to address cultural inequalities. The problem with including these classes, which all have good intentions, is that there is not enough time to address these subjects without taking away from core subjects.

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7 Considerations When Hiring and Recruiting for Tech Jobs

EdTech4Beginners

Hiring technical folks for technical jobs can be a chore. After scouring through tons of hiring platforms, looking for that perfect fit can be nerve-wracking. Recruiters have hard days because of this. But even after finding that unicorn, that elusive talent, netting this person is difficult. This person has to like the job profile, the pay, the benefits, and the job have to fit into their future aspirations.

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What’s Social-Emotional Learning Got to Do with IT?

EdTech Magazine

As educators, we wonder if the kids are OK. A Rave Mobile Safety survey of more than 400 K–12 employees, released in March, found that student mental health is top of mind for 61 percent of respondents. And while we sometimes feel helpless, we must remember there are small steps that educators can take to help students manage some complex emotions. We can support social and emotional learning by turning to educational technology tools and the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Lear

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Tech Tip #68: Make Desktop Icons Big or Little

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: Make Desktop Icons Big or Little.

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ISTE 2022: Meet the NEO team, get your demo, attend sessions and win prizes!

Neo LMS

The 2021-2022 school year may be drawing to a close, but educational conference season is in full swing. And while attending conferences to learn about using technology in the classroom during any part of the year is great, most teachers prefer to start planning way ahead of time. . That’s why attending ISTELive 2022 , one of the biggest and most important edtech events in the world, is not only the perfect opportunity to see what’s new in the world of edtech, but a way to connect with like-mind

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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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Guided Practice: Building the muscle of civil discourse in the classroom

Education Elements

If you lead a district, school, or department, or if you are a teacher yourself, then you may have seen that civil discourse that relies on evidence is increasingly under attack. We might experience this, at times locally in our Board meetings, and nationally in the broader conversation.

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CoSN Awards Data Security Honor to Texas K–12 District

EdTech Magazine

The Consortium for School Networking announced last month that Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District in Texas has earned the Trusted Learning Environment Seal. The TLE Seal is awarded to K–12 districts that meet the requirements within CoSN’s framework for protecting student data privacy. The district has implemented modern security solutions to ensure data privacy for its nearly 24,000 students, though Goose Creek CISD’s cybersecurity specialist Gary Lackey says the district was

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Teaching Early Geometry Concepts

Ask a Tech Teacher

I spend a lot of time every week reading about current thinking in education. An article over at The Tech Edvocate caught my eye on early math. Math is a fundamental process in learning, not just adding and subtracting but to develops skill in problem solving and critical thinking. Scientists think that the sophistication of stone toolmaking almost a million years ago showed the symbolic and spatial thinking ability already present in our ancestors–a million years ago!

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Can Four-Day School Weeks Keep Teachers From Leaving?

Edsurge

With teacher morale seemingly at an all-time low, school districts are looking for ways to keep educators from burning out and quitting. One idea: Give them an extra day off. Districts around the country are announcing plans to adopt four-day school weeks in the fall. While this approach is used by districts at times to cut costs , a common motivation now is teacher recruitment and retention as non-stop pandemic stress has staff leaving in pursuit of work-life balance.

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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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Understanding the new Alberta curriculum

Hapara

What do we know? Earlier this year, Alberta’s Minister of Education announced that beginning September 22, 2022, they will implement a new curriculum in K-3 Mathematics, K-3 English Language Arts and Literature, and K-6 Physical Education and Wellness. . A new curriculum is not synonymous with starting over. Educators are fearful that teaching with a new curriculum is the equivalent of the experience of starting as a first-year teacher.

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The Benefits of a Google Workspace for Education Audit

EdTech Magazine

The digital landscape is constantly changing, but a domain audit can help schools make sure they have the most up-to-date security precautions and settings in place. The Google Workspace for Education audits look at every part of a district’s Google domain and services. At the end of the process, district IT administrators will have a guide they can take to their stakeholders.

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Addressing the Learning Crisis Connected to the Current Mental Health Crisis

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Editor’s Note: This is part two of a three-part series In part one of our series, we explored the relationship between mental health issues, cognitive skills in general, as well as the connection to the stress and anxiety that students and teachers are experiencing in the K-12 world. To review from our last installment, according to an article by Derek Thompson in the Atlantic, “The United States is experiencing an extreme teenage mental-health crisis.

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Students Got a Crash Course in Tech During the Pandemic. Now Some Want a Break

Edsurge

We are just over two years into the pandemic for COVID-19, and my students are finally back in the classroom and learning in-person. Keeping my students motivated is still a challenge, and I’ve noticed an important change in their attitude to technology: Just using tech for activities and projects has not been inspiring my students like it did before the pandemic.

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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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Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain

TeachThought - Learn better.

The feeling that I get observing students learning for themselves and assuming ownership of their experience is pure joy. The post Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain appeared first on TeachThought.

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Esports Teams Get Competitive with the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

EdTech Magazine

Designed specifically for discerning gamers and esports athletes, the tenkeyless Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard can help serious competitors up their games. Logitech introduced the G Pro in 2017 and since then has steadily improved this line of keyboards, as well as their software, to better serve gamers’ needs. As a middle school teacher and an esports coach, I’ve tried numerous keyboards over the years.

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Leveraging Tech to Increase Voice and Choice in the Student-Centered Classroom

EdNews Daily

By Sarah LaHayne One reason why schools and districts prioritize social emotional learning is to give students the tools they need to understand who they are, regulate their emotions, build healthy relationships, achieve their goals, and navigate their lives in healthy and productive ways. Yet still, many students experience the school day that doesn’t require much navigating but is more of a routine of following directions.

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Higher Ed Is Investing in Student Success Tech. Is It a ‘New Golden Age’ or Just Vague Talk?

Edsurge

Can Technology Transform Colleges—Or Do They Have A Responsibility To Take The Lead? As higher ed looks to move into the post-coronavirus world, the sector has found itself having to adapt. Leaders hope to drive up graduation rates and to lure more students in through their gates, especially given threats like the enrollment crisis. Under these considerations, the impact of technology on teaching and learning hasn’t been lost on university leaders, researchers say.

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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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5 Steps to Get Started with Spaces EDU

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Use a FREE Spaces EDU account to engage and interact with students. Here are 5 steps to get started with Spaces EDU. The post 5 Steps to Get Started with Spaces EDU appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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Best Math Websites for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The list below features a collection of some of the best math websites for teachers and students. I have been constantly updating the list to keep the resources fresh and relevant. The initial.read more.

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Don’t Miss “Uberizing Learning” at ISTE

EdNews Daily

Ready to “uberize” learning? This is not the oh-so-two-years-ago “hybrid” learning you knew during the pandemic. This year at ISTE, the Leaning Counsel is teaming up with Cisco to help educators realize the benefits of Hybrid Logistics. Once defined as the traditional school model offering video conference attendance, or on-campus and digital homework study, Hybrid Logistics has been reimagined to be a structurally transformed education system through a new auto-cohorting technology. ?

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How the ‘Computer Science for All’ Movement Fits In Broader History of Social-Justice Battles

Edsurge

The stakes are high when it comes to equity in computer science education and in the broader tech industry. That’s not just because tech is a key to economic opportunity in America these days, but it’s also because of the social good that comes when everyone has a chance to have a seat at the table to build a better future. That was the message at “Black Tech Policy Week 2022,” a recent online event hosted by the Black Tech Futures Research Institute.

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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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5 Google Jamboard Templates

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Here are 5 Google Jamboard Templates to help you engage your students. Get students collaborating and critically thinking with Google Jamboard. The post 5 Google Jamboard Templates appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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6 tools to help kids learn coding and robotics

eSchool News

Introducing students to coding and robotics gives them early exposure to STEM in general. This early exposure, according to research , is key to the future of the workforce. Aside from the cool factor K-12 coding and robotics offers, students will learn a number of skills they’ll take with them well into adulthood, including creativity, problem solving, and the ability to fail without quitting.

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Blurring the lines between education and workforce

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! After the disruption of the pandemic, people in the field of education are more open to rethinking traditional ways of doing business in order to better serve students.

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COVID Aid Gives Schools a Chance To Improve Digital Operations, but Time Is Running Out

Edsurge

On a recent visit to a school district, I was startled to find a procurement office with folding tables stacked with hundreds of paper purchasing orders that needed to be manually reviewed and approved. What major industry still operates like that? The answer, unfortunately, is too many schools. With annual expenditures of more than $750 billion , American public schools have complicated operations—from financial workflow to human resources to business analytics, and too many rely on analog proc

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The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Is your organization or association leaning into the always-evolving eLearning environment to ensure you have the tools and content to remain relevant through all this change? There are many complex decision-making processes within your learning & development strategy and LMS lifecycle management, including: Selection.