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Metaverse Education: What’s Next for Virtual Learning?

ViewSonic Education

The term metaverse dates back to 1992, but the realized potential of the metaverse is relatively recent with metaverse education still in its infancy. Naturally, this means educators will have questions about where this technology is heading and what comes next for virtual learning. After all, while education in the metaverse is already delivering benefits, the biggest impact is yet to come.

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Worksheet to WOW: 10 ways to upgrade your worksheet

Ditch That Textbook

Worksheets have been embedded in classrooms for years. For decades. FOREVER. The reasons we use them are pretty clear. 1. We want students to get repetitions with new content. Repetitions make permanent, right? And we hope that the more stuff that students do with new content, the more likely it'll stick in our brains. 2. They're ready […]. The post Worksheet to WOW: 10 ways to upgrade your worksheet appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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How EdTech Can Encourage Healthy and Professional Social Media Use in Teens

EmergingEdTech

Image Source: Pexels. Today’s teens have never known a world without social media. It’s an established – and growing – part of everyday life, from the professional to the personal. While teens are pretty savvy regarding social media use, it can be a slippery slope if they aren’t educated on how to use it correctly and safely. It’s up to educators and parents to properly educate today’s teenagers on healthy, productive, and professional social media habits.

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How to Bring Students’ Lived Experiences into the Classroom and Spark Authentic Learning

Digital Promise

The post How to Bring Students’ Lived Experiences into the Classroom and Spark Authentic Learning appeared first on Digital Promise.

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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 Example Do You Set?

A Principal's Reflections

While there are some exceptions, most people do not like to be told what to do, especially when it comes to change. Not only does this often lead to resentment, but it can also inhibit people from doing their best work. I am sure many of us can recount numerous instances during our careers when directives have been leveled down by a leader(s). We end up following through with them in many cases because we are subordinate instead of empowered.

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CITE 2022: Overcome Security Challenges and Prepare for 2023’s Growing Threats

EdTech Magazine

K–12 schools are facing high stakes when it comes to cybersecurity. Cyberattacks not only put student and staff data at risk, but they’re also expensive and can threaten a district’s reputation. News of successful K–12 ransomware attacks spreads quickly, which may be one reason district IT leaders are looking for any way to mitigate the threats. The interest in cybersecurity was evident in Long Beach at this year’s California IT in Education conference.

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A Chess Class for Elementary Students (with a DIY micro:bit -Driven Chess Clock)

User Generated Education

Each week a master math teacher from Math Amigos comes to my GT classroom for an hour to present conceptual math problems. High ability math students from 4th through 6th grades attend. A few weeks ago he presented a problem that included chess knight moves. One of the students mentioned how much she loves to play chess. I asked her if she’d like to lead a chess class.

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Learning, Relationships, and Power: Attending to Each Moment of Teaching as Pedagogical Possibility Toward Equity

Digital Promise

The post Learning, Relationships, and Power: Attending to Each Moment of Teaching as Pedagogical Possibility Toward Equity appeared first on Digital Promise.

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CITE 2022: Where Should Schools Start When Building an Esports Program?

EdTech Magazine

Esports is growing in schools around the country, and organizations are working with districts to build this activity into curricula and after-school programs. “We’re working to legitimize esports,” said Carolyn Navarro, an executive assistant for the North America Scholastic Esports Federation, during the California Esports Roundtable at the California IT in Education conference.

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Book Review: Annotation

Dangerously Irrelevant

I finally had a chance to read Annotation by Remi Kalir and Antero Garcia. Although I’ve never met Antero, Remi is my faculty colleague here at the University of Colorado Denver. Remi tells fascinating stories about annotation (no, really!), so I was excited to read his thoughts in print. The book highlights five key functions of annotation: providing information, sharing commentary, sparking conversation, expressing power, and aiding learning.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamsons Principles Post-Pandemic: Technologys 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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Learning Ideas That Just Won’t Die: Let’s Bury Them Anyway

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark One of the positive things to come out of the pandemic is our newfound ability to look an outdated concept in the eye and say, “Enough!” In less than three years, we have grown the ability to dismiss the old, dated and sometimes just plain wrong ideas from the That’s The Way We Have Always Done It era of education (an era that has lasted some 150 years).

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Enhancing Civics Through Games, Simulations, & Contests (NCSS 2022)

EdTechTeacher

Enhancing Civics Through Games, Simulations, & Contests (NCSS Session Slides Here). The post Enhancing Civics Through Games, Simulations, & Contests (NCSS 2022) appeared first on EdTechTeacher.

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CITE 2022: IT Leadership Hinges on Good Communication

EdTech Magazine

Sessions at this year’s California IT in Education conference highlighted the importance of communication, internally and externally, as a facet of IT leadership. District leaders shared how they made various changes to improve their image, strategies and leadership styles. These changes helped their IT teams — and their schools as a whole — lead and communicate more effectively.

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5 ways to prep students for online learning success

eSchool News

Students who attend online school today range from homeschoolers, to those seeking an alternative to in-person public schools, to learners who want to mix virtual schooling with in-person learning. Also, some districts have decided to keep an online option open for students who choose that method. And while numerous parents and students have chosen to make online learning part of their education, the transition can be challenging.

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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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Focusing on 5 E’s to Create a Positive Mental Health Mindset for Educators and Learners

EdNews Daily

By Kevin Dougherty Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, teacher shortages and leadership turnover have plagued school districts across the U.S. In order to attract and retain quality educators and improve education across the nation, we must start by creating a positive mental health environment for teachers. To address this challenge, Kevin Dougherty, Chief Strategy Officer for 806 Technologies and a former Principal of Title I / Bilingual Schools, shares his top 5 “E”s for improving menta

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Factor Puzzles for Math by Pam Harris

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Get students thinking about math and factors! Check out these factor puzzles from Pam Harris. Use the Add-on to add to Google Slides anytime! The post Factor Puzzles for Math by Pam Harris appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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CITE 2022: Women Boldly Approach Tech and Leadership Roles

EdTech Magazine

This year, California IT in Education had a record number of female attendees at its CITE conference, panelists said in Wednesday’s “Every Role is a Starring Role for Women in Technology” session. Speaking to an audience of men and women, panel host Ari Flewelling, professional development manager at CDW Education, celebrated that word about the conference had spread.

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Free Printable Christmas Crossword Puzzles for Kids and Adults

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Christmas is upon us! Wherever you go you can feel its spirit filling the air and you can see its colors, red and green, decorating our physical environment. Christmas is a time for love, joy, gratitude, fun, and also learning. In Christmas resources for teachers , for instance, I featured a wide variety of resources to help you create Christmas themed learning experiences for kids and students.

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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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Spring Forward to Better Learning Opportunities

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik No sooner does it seem like we have fallen back for Fall, then it is time to Spring forward for the Learning Counsel’s Spring events. Yep, the Learning Counsel has announced their schedule of 2023 Learning Leadership Symposia (or symposiums, if you want to go with the modern spelling). I’ll stick with Symposia; the traditional spelling of the plural has served us well for 2300 years.

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6 Features of Mobile Google Docs

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

When I am away from home I rely heavily on using Google Apps from my phone. You want to install the Google apps if you do not already have them: Docs, Sheets, Slides, Keep, Classroom. Note there is not a Google Forms app. Here are 6 features of mobile Google Docs: 1. Works Offline When. The post 6 Features of Mobile Google Docs appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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CITE 2022: Overcome Common Cybersecurity Challenges and Prepare for 2023’s Growing Threats

EdTech Magazine

K–12 schools are facing high stakes when it comes to cybersecurity. Cyberattacks not only put student and staff data at risk, but they’re also expensive and can threaten a district’s reputation. News of successful K–12 ransomware attacks spreads quickly, which may be one reason district IT leaders are looking for any way to mitigate the threats. The interest in cybersecurity was evident in Long Beach at this year’s California IT in Education conference.

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With little federal support for families, states are stepping up  

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Early Childhood newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about early learning.? Subscribe today! After various family support policies were dropped from federal legislation earlier this year, states have been left to their own devices to stabilize child care and boost the economic well-being of their families.

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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.

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Podcast: Lessons from a Peanut Butter Cup: Teaching and Tech Must Go Hand in Hand

EdNews Daily

On this episode of the Horizon Room The Horizon Room is a concept born out of the need for a national forum to tackle important issues in education. In this episode of the Horizon Room, your hosts LeiLani Cauthen, CEO of the Learning Counsel and Chris McMurray, Chief Academic Officer of the Learning Counsel, take callers to discuss the very real gap between teaching and available technology.

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ParentSquare Named Excellence in Equity Award Winner

eSchool News

Santa Barbara, CA — ParentSquare, provider of the premier leading unified school-home communications platform for K-12 education, announced their selection as a winner in the inaugural Excellence in Equity Awards program presented by the American Consortium for Equity in Education. The award was presented in the Special Contributions to Equity category.

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18 Inconvenient Truths About Assessment Of Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

It's an extraordinary amount of work to design precise and personalized assessments that illuminate pathways forward for individual students. The post 18 Inconvenient Truths About Assessment Of Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

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Transform Learning with Dual Language Programs

MiddleWeb

A culturally sustaining and relevant pedagogy for multilingual students assures grade-level academic progress, strengthens first-language usage and sustains cultural connections. Dual language programs are the best path forward, writes language specialist Tan Huynh. The post Transform Learning with Dual Language Programs first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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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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Video: Dr. Ehsan Kattoula: How Cobb County Approached Digital Transformation

EdNews Daily

Throughout his career, Dr. Ehsan Kattoula, Assistant Superintendent for Accountability in Cobb County, has asked the tough questions. For example, in the state of Georgia, there was the Georgia high school graduation test and the science part was one of the most difficult to pass. As a Physics teacher at Wheeler, Kattoula and others decided that we’re going to support the EL population and ensure the test portion was successful.

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Our district is battling a loneliness epidemic

eSchool News

Whether talking in-person or virtually, even small conversations play an important role in creating the connections students need. But it can be challenging to carve out time in our busy schedules to focus on building these relationships. As educators, we must make the time to ensure that every student feels seen and heard. All of us need a support system, and this is especially important for students in their teenage years.

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What Is The Purpose Of Assessment?

TeachThought - Learn better.

In a perfect world, all assessment would be formative--an ongoing loop of learning, feedback, revision, and learning again. The post What Is The Purpose Of Assessment? appeared first on TeachThought.

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OPINION: Parents say enough with the strawmen, fix reading education based on the science

The Hechinger Report

Re OPINION: “ A call for rejecting the newest reading war ” (Nov. 18, 2022). For decades, parents like us have witnessed how our children were not successfully taught to read or write within education systems using curriculums written and supported by signers of the Nov. 18 letter to the editor. Our cries for content-rich curriculum firmly seated in how the brain learns to read and write, as evidenced by decades of scientific research, fell on deaf ears.

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Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences. Discover how the Instructure Learning Platform supports today's K-12 classroom through: A central, consistent, connected hub of the digital learning environment.