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Unlocking Personalized Learning with Artificial Intelligence (AI)

A Principal's Reflections

In today's fast-paced world, traditional one-size-fits-all educational approaches need to be updated. Students have diverse needs, preferences, and learning paces, making it crucial for schools to adapt to this variability. Enter artificial intelligence (AI), a powerful tool that has the potential to revolutionize education by personalizing learning experiences for every student.

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Leading the Way: Insights on Successful K-12 Implementation

Education Elements

One of the most important roles of a leader is the development and implementation of a plan. How good a job one does at that vital step can make all the difference in the plan’s success or failure. Effective leaders know how to create opportunities for change, opportunities for collaboration, and how to measure progress to fuel success. During the edLeader Panel “The Art of Implementing Well,” Anthony Kim, Chief Learning Officer at Education Elements, a Scholarus Learning Company, talked with su

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Passkeys vs. Passwords: Enhanced Security in K-12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

Most technologies will require users to update their passwords at a regular cadence, increasing the security level, strength and difficulty of the combination of letters, numbers and special characters. The National Cybersecurity Alliance encourages strong passwords as a priority for maintaining strong cybersecurity. However, last year, Google, Apple and Microsoft announced plans to support passkeys, a stronger alternative to passwords.

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5 ways I’ll use AI when I go back to the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

I'm headed back to the classroom soon! After studying artificial intelligence and all the tools that support teaching and learning, here's what I'm excited to use. So, a bit of personal news. I'm going back to teach in the classroom! There's a temporary semester-long position to teach Spanish at the high school where my wife teaches […] The post 5 ways I’ll use AI when I go back to the classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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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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eSN Hero Awards Finalists: 10 dedicated educators

eSchool News

The eSchool News K-12 Hero Awards recognize the dedicated efforts of education professionals across K-12 departments, including IT, curriculum, instruction and administration. The program received an influx of inspiring nominations that highlight the innovation and selflessness of educators in schools and districts across the nation. Listed here in alphabetical order by school/district name are 10 of the awards program finalists.

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Subscriber Special: Holiday Project Book

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. K-8 Holiday Projects Regular price: $7.99 On Sale until November 8, 2023: $6.50 16 student-tested holiday projects, K-8, using word processing, spreadsheets, DTP, art, online webtools, and more. They’re from the Ask a Tech Teacher technology team, designed to be fun and festive, while teaching important tech skills.

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How We Created a School Garden to Improve Nutrition in Our Community

Digital Promise

The post How We Created a School Garden to Improve Nutrition in Our Community appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Buying an Office Projector: 5 Things to Consider 

ViewSonic Education

Office projectors have been a workspace essential for many years, and it’s safe to say there’s hardly a business on this planet that doesn’t have one in their meeting rooms. But projectors can do so much more than just display slideshows and spreadsheets, and they’ve found their way into every nook and cranny of the office, ready to unleash their potential.

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Halloween Projects, Websites, Apps, Books, and a Costume

Ask a Tech Teacher

Three holidays are fast-approaching–Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If you’re a teacher, that means lots of tie-ins to make school festive and relevant to students. Here are ideas for Halloween projects, lesson plans, websites, and apps ( check here for updated links ): Websites and Apps 30-day Halloween fitness challeng e Build a Jack-o-lantern (in Google Slides) Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents magazine – Resolute Digital, LLC (app) Enchanted Learning Halloween games, puz

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How Can Educators Leverage Google Duet AI?

EdTech Magazine

Over 170 million students and instructors use Google Workspace for Education worldwide, and according to Business Insider, the platform now has more than 9 million paying subscribers, up from 6 million in 2020. Now, Google has integrated the power of generative artificial intelligence into all Workspace applications. Google Duet AI instantly gives the power of artificial intelligence to tens of millions of educators.

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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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3 Tips from Teachers on Helping Students Learn About Global Issues

Digital Promise

The post 3 Tips from Teachers on Helping Students Learn About Global Issues appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Curved Gaming Monitors: What You Need to Know

ViewSonic Education

Curved gaming monitors have become increasingly popular in recent years. These monitors don’t just immerse you in your favorite virtual realms; they practically teleport you there. So, whether you’re a gaming veteran looking to take your setup to the next level or a casual gamer ready to start your gaming journey, getting the lowdown on these sleek screens can seriously up your game.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts the past month: Family PE Week October 2-6, 2023 Tech Tip #57: How to Create a Chart Really Fast Dozens of Online Resources for Assessment 6 Best Summer Jobs For High School Students & How To Land Them Lots of Online Music Resources How to Kidproof the Internet Here’s a preview of what’s coming up: Online resources for brainstorming and mindmapping Dr.

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Transitioning K–12 Teachers to Chromebooks

EdTech Magazine

When Google released its “Future of Education” report in late 2022, it noted the need to “elevate the role of the teacher” through the use of technology; that is, to give them the time they need to invest in themselves and in their students, and to support their roles as “choreographers” of student learning. As school IT staff think about equipping teachers with technology to meet their evolving needs, they may want to consider outfitting teachers with devices that many are already very familiar

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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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How to Credential Your Portrait of a Graduate

Digital Promise

The post How to Credential Your Portrait of a Graduate appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Buying an Office Projector: 5 Things to Consider 

ViewSonic Education

Office projectors have been a workspace essential for many years, and it’s safe to say there’s hardly a business on this planet that doesn’t have one in their meeting rooms. But projectors can do so much more than just display slideshows and spreadsheets, and they’ve found their way into every nook and cranny of the office, ready to unleash their potential.

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Inspiring Journeys of Certified English Language Educators

Ask a Tech Teacher

Inspiring Journeys of Certified English Language Educators The recent changes in the working environment and the ongoing global economic crisis have brought about significant shifts in people’s lifestyles. These changes have influenced personal habits, from shopping preferences to social norms, and have also impacted how individuals view their professional lives, with many now valuing flexibility over stability.

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CoSN Resources Simplify NIST Cybersecurity Framework for Schools

EdTech Magazine

The Consortium for School Networking has put together a guide to make the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework more accessible to K–12 IT leaders. On its website, CoSN has aggregated resources aligning to the NIST Framework, breaking them out into categories that align with each of the five areas of NIST’s guidance: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover.

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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 Education Trends Surfaced by Global Systems Leaders

Digital Promise

Education leaders from around the world came together to identify common challenges and collaborate around potential solutions.

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How Can Teachers Prepare Students for an AI-Driven Future?

Edsurge

In our increasingly digital world, educators recognize the significance of integrating AI tools in the classroom. AI integration can address diverse learning needs , promote data-driven decision-making , and spur class discussion. Leveraging AI in the classroom can enhance teaching while preparing students for a future where AI is integral to the workforce.

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Journey Beyond the Unseen: Supporting Students Amidst Homelessness

EdNews Daily

By Desiree Viramontes American education is facing a significant but little talked about issue — the growing number of students dealing with the challenges of homelessness. These challenges are shaping the futures of over four million boys and girls in ways that most of us cannot imagine, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures in a report written this year.

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PROOF POINTS: Flashcards prevail over repetition in memorizing multiplication tables

The Hechinger Report

A study published in 2023 in the journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology documented that second graders memorized more multiplication facts when they practiced using flashcards rather than by repeating their times tables aloud. Credit: Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images Young students around the world struggle to memorize multiplication tables, but the effort pays off.

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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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An Update to Digital Promise’s Goals

Digital Promise

The post An Update to Digital Promise’s Goals appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Empty Desks: Getting Chronically Absent Students Back to Class Is No Easy Feat

Edsurge

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Forty minutes. That's how long it took Laura to walk from her home to her high school two blocks away one sunny April morning. Getting to the classroom has been a struggle for students like Laura, 15, who just finished her freshman year at East Palo Alto Academy (EPAA). She has had heart palpitations and difficulty sleeping since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

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QuillBot AI Grammar Checker and Paraphraser

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The exponential growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is truly transformative, touching multiple facets of our lives. In writing, the impact has been revolutionary, offering a slew of benefits that range from boosting efficiency and speed to improving the overall quality of the written word. In the realm of education, the possibilities offered by AI writing tools like QuillBot are vast and game-changing.

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Canada treats its adjunct professors better than the U.S. does – and it pays off for students 

The Hechinger Report

MONTREAL — Raad Jassim really likes his job. This story also appeared in The Washington Post As an adjunct faculty member at a Canadian university, Jassim has four teaching assistants to help him grade assignments and answer questions. He makes the equivalent of about $7,000 per course, per term. He has a multiyear contract and can typically pick the subjects that he teaches.

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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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Study: Students Who Read Print Learn More Than Those Who Read Tablets

techlearning

Past research has noted a print advantage in reading. Researchers wondered whether that would still be the case when comparing print to handheld devices. It was.

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What I Learned From an Experiment to Apply Generative AI to My Data Course

Edsurge

As a lecturer at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, where I teach econometrics and research methods, I spend a lot of time thinking about the intersection between data, education and social justice — and how generative AI will reshape the experience of gathering, analyzing and using data for change. My students are working toward a master’s degree in public affairs and many of them are interested in pursuing careers in international and domestic public policy.

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60 Math Jokes That Will Make Your Classroom Laugh

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Math jokes are the topic of our blog post today! We’ve all been there—staring down a complex equation, scratching our heads over a tricky word problem, or just slogging through the academic ritual that is math homework. But what if we sprinkled in some humor to ease the anxiety and make math more accessible? In today’s post, we’re diving into a treasure trove of math jokes, funny math jokes, and even a few math puns that’ll have you and your students chuckling, if not out

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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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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.