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New Report Shows the National Math and Science Initiative’s Long-Term Impact on Ensuring Equitable Access to STEM

eSchool News

In a report released today, data suggest that compared to the national average, students enrolled in NMSI-supported Advanced Placement® courses are more likely to further their education and earn STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) degrees.

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5 Technology Workflows Your School Needs

Vizor

Reading Time: 4 minutes As schools order Chromebooks to include in their curriculums, it’s important that schools are ready to implement new technology workflows. Therefore, in this blog, we are going to review 5 technology workflows your school needs before getting Chromebooks.

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Technology’s Role in Putting Learning Science Research To Work

Digital Promise

It is well known that individuals construct new knowledge based on what they already know, that they learn differently from one another, and that they learn best when they are asked to perform appropriately challenging tasks. Given the variation in students’ knowledge, skills and learning strategies, it is difficult for educators to provide each unique student with the best opportunity to learn.

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Best Professional Development Tools for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Free eBooks and Audiobooks To grow professionally you definitely need to invest time and effort in learning new skills and competencies besides enriching your the knowledge base of your content area with new insights and state of the art research.

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OPINION: With college enrollment tumbling, new strategies are urgently needed

The Hechinger Report

The result: fewer Americans will have the skills needed to strengthen our democracy, advance our knowledge-based economy and solve the challenges of our time — from climate change to life-threatening diseases to racial inequities.

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OPINION: Too many young men are missing from college campuses like mine

The Hechinger Report

After all, men continue to earn more than women for the same work and have more access to the top jobs. In our increasingly knowledge-based economy, we are less globally competitive whenever we squander talent.

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Access to a Digital Reading Tool Empowers Students to Discover and Enjoy eBooks

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The promise of educational technology is that it allows every student to experience instruction tailored to his or her learning style and specific learning needs. Equity of access and the opportunity for deep personalization are founding principles of many 1:1 programs. Most educators believe that the integration of technology into the curriculum supports the learning of all students but especially those students who face additional challenges.

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Democratic wish list includes billions to help students finish their degrees

The Hechinger Report

But she and her colleagues soon realized that without technology to aid them in identifying who those students were and the barriers they faced, the work would have to be done by hand. We weren’t able to tackle the vast majority of students because of technology,” Perry said. “It

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The Siri and Alexa Test

A Principal's Reflections

Advances in technology make listening to music an incredible experience these days. I share the personal story above as access to artificial intelligence in the form of Siri and Alexa has impacts on the education space. I absolutely love being at home.

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Here Are Some of The Best Safe Kid Games

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

These online school safe games provide kids with the opportunity to expand their knowledge base through fun activities like puzzles, memory, and strategy games. RoomRecess RoomRecess is another great website where you can access school safe games.

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Using EdTech to Support Healthy Habits in Kids and Teens

EmergingEdTech

In today’s age, however, young students are becoming more engrossed with technology — toeing the line between obsession and general interest in technology. aim to provide evidence-based learning tools, games, and modules to young students in a virtual space about health subjects.

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Lessons from a school without walls

The Hechinger Report

It’s an idea that’s gaining traction as technology offers new tools for both tracking student learning and customizing classwork based on past performance. Like traditional schools, Hellerup’s student body is divvied up into grades; students are assessed based on projects, portfolios, and standardized tests; and teachers follow the national curriculum. The 10 grades are each split into groups with a designated base (analogous to a homeroom) and teacher.

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Lessons and Leadership During the Switch to Online Learning

edWeb.net

Overall, the panelists are optimistic that the transition to online learning will hasten the adaptation of technologies and teaching methods that will better prepare students for 21 st century careers. edWeb Blog accessibility Digital equity and access district leadership Remote Learning

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A ‘New Normal’ Requires New Tools for Attendance and Family Engagement

Edsurge

AllHere’s technology combines these evidence-based strategies with a chatbot that enables an extra layer of personalization and communication that we need more than ever during a time of crisis. Education Technology Family Engagement Student Success Technology Tips Coronavirus

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How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

Classrooms are dynamically impacted by the dual forces of technological evolution and student expectation. Student engagement is changing, driven by digital natives looking to combine organic social interaction with science, technology, engineering and math discovery. Here are a few emerging approaches: Project-Based Learning: PBL focuses on giving students real-world challenges that help them develop problem-solving skills. How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics.

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Do It Right the First Time: How to Maximize Your Edtech Investment

Edsurge

Unfortunately, so are school budget restrictions, unmanageable workloads and aging (not to mention underperforming) classroom technology, to name just a few concerns. it was crucial to create a checklist specifying what the new technology should accomplish.

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Tract+Genius Hour–a new twist on a popular project

Ask a Tech Teacher

Genius Hour is inquiry-based, student-directed learning that promotes curiosity, research, creativity, and speaking and listening skills. Suddenly, reluctant students become life-long learners fueled by a love of knowledge they didn’t know existed.

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Racism, Consumerism, and a Conversation With My Son About the Future of Diversity

Edsurge

Whether due to an absence of knowledge or a lack of systems designed to inform, too often when the term “racism” is mentioned in America the images of shackled blacks being bought, sold, mangled and killed are the first to enter the minds. Education Technology Diversity and Equity

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Is a virtual education the future for K-12 students?

eSchool News

Modern technology connects us and allows communities to share resources in unprecedented ways. Virtual education leverages these connections to provide everyone, regardless of geographic location, access to experts and high quality learning experiences. As technology has improved, virtual education has evolved to become a tool that helps close gaps in high schools and colleges. I believe access to specialized programs will be transformative.

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SCORM – Why does it matter and why do you need it?

Kitaboo on EdTech

However, online training content cannot exist in silos; rather it has to work in synchrony with the learning management system, desktop storage, and knowledge bases. This helps to ensure that the courses launch seamlessly on the LMS and that you can access accurate engagement data.

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8 Non-Digital Remote Learning Ideas

A Principal's Reflections

Even with all the progress being made and practical innovations taking place, COVID-19 has unearthed on a global scale the inequity that persists when it comes to access to high-speed WIFI and technology. Even in more affluent areas, one cannot assume equitable access. As such, educators are in need of ideas that can be implemented without the use of technology. It’s what a student does with this information to construct new knowledge or apply it that matters.

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This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

When describing the life cycle of technology development, he talks about over-enthusiasm prior to the real revolution. Each company has incredible resources, and each is synonymous with technological innovation. The company that could change the world is a little-known technology company with a rather innocuous sounding name: Value Spring Technology. First, let’s start with other AI conversational products and the technology that supports them.

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Top 10 Digital Tools for the Classroom

Kitaboo on EdTech

Technology has penetrated every aspect of life, and education is no exception. As more and more teachers, students, and stakeholders experiment with technology, software developers are working day and night to bring them quality solutions.

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THE HOW: Tricks for Digital Testing

Tech Helpful

In today's constantly connected world it can be anything from a student taking a photo of a paper test and sending it to their friends to hacking a teachers account to get access to the test and answers prior to the test. Educational technology companies know this is an issue and they have created solutions to give educators a little more piece of mind. Easy access is eliminated. This way no one can access the quiz off campus when you are not able to proctor it.

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SCORM: What is it? A Complete Study

Kitaboo on EdTech

You also want to ensure that the content is consumed efficiently and adds significant value to the consumer’s knowledge base. All eLearning material is shareable content that is shared virtually to share knowledge and information.

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How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

While the district had been a strong proponent of using technology in the classroom, it still had numerous hurdles to overcome to continue teaching and learning online. But there was also the challenge of how IT staff could efficiently and effectively guide users through those technologies.

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How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

While the district had been a strong proponent of using technology in the classroom, it still had numerous hurdles to overcome to continue teaching and learning online. But there was also the challenge of how IT staff could efficiently and effectively guide users through those technologies.

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The Future of MOOCs Must Be Decolonized

Edsurge

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. Knowledge Production The content on MOOCs is typically produced in universities from the U.S. Such a model assumes a deficit of knowledge in other parts of the world and a belief that non-Western parts of the world have less or even nothing to contribute to online learning.

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The COPPA Rule, FERPA, and the Security of Student Data

Doug Levin

More than half of K-12 students have access to a school-issued personal computing device, and in many school districts, online curriculum is becoming the norm. While these technologies have tremendous potential, this transformation in Ed Tech has raised questions about how the Rule implementing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA Rule”) applies in the school context, and how it intersects with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”).

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How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

While the district had been a strong proponent of using technology in the classroom, it still had numerous hurdles to overcome to continue teaching and learning online. But there was also the challenge of how IT staff could efficiently and effectively guide users through those technologies. Some district IT teams even had to handle questions unrelated to technology, about food distribution and other student services.

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How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

While the district had been a strong proponent of using technology in the classroom, it still had numerous hurdles to overcome to continue teaching and learning online. But there was also the challenge of how IT staff could efficiently and effectively guide users through those technologies. Some district IT teams even had to handle questions unrelated to technology, about food distribution and other student services.

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Teachers As Researchers: The Power of Mindset

Digital Promise

I used to make changes in my classroom based on intuition - I just know what my students need - but found that intuition alone wasn’t enough to truly spark student learning. My gut might tell me what my students need, but there’s more to demonstrating why, for example, my 7th graders are more proficient writers when they use technology to publish their work. Step Three – Fund Your Knowledge Base.

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The Importance of IT Asset Management in the Education Sector

Vizor

Reading Time: 4 minutes The use of technology in the education sector is becoming a top priority for most schools in North America and Europe. Education establishments are spending millions of dollars into having technology in their curriculum. Streamlining the distribution of devices makes such programs manageable, reduces spending on technology, and decreases inventory. A knowledge base portal is a series of potential problems and related solutions.

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Effective Instruction and Support For Emergent Bilingual Students

edWeb.net

First, they needed to access and use remote learning technologies, and then they needed to continue developing their language and literacy skills despite the pandemic-related disruptions and other difficulties they and their families faced. Integrating Technology.

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OETC Partners with TeamDynamix

techlearning

OETC has partnered with TeamDynamix to provide access to their products for OETC members. The solution is built for education and offers an online portal with an integrated knowledge base. [ News Information Technology Ed Tech TickerTeamDynamix offers IT Service Management (ITSM) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) on a single platform.

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The Purpose of Content

A Principal's Reflections

Day in and day out a repetitive cycle ensued in most classes where my classmates and I were given information and then tasked with demonstrating what we learned, or in a few cases, constructing new knowledge. It goes without saying that a certain amount of content is required like learning letters and numbers to be able to move to different levels of knowledge construction in language arts and mathematics respectively.

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5 ways music and tech are adding a little STEAM to our lessons

eSchool News

Technology plus music is an easy, accessible way to put STEAM in lessons — and students love it. This means not just reaching all students with the content they must learn but making sure this information stays around in their heads to improve their school performance and knowledge base. As we all know, this can be a tall order, but in my school district, we’ve been using the latest and newest technologies that help to engage kids in learning.

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The Purpose of Content

A Principal's Reflections

Day in and day out a repetitive cycle ensued in most classes where my classmates and I were given information and then tasked with demonstrating what we learned, or in a few cases, constructing new knowledge. It goes without saying that a certain amount of content is required like learning letters and numbers to be able to move to different levels of knowledge construction in language arts and mathematics respectively.

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What is the 21st Century Lesson Plan?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology and the connected world put a fork in the old model of teaching–instructor in front of the class, sage on the stage, students madly taking notes, textbooks opened to the chapter being reviewed, homework as worksheets based on the text, tests regurgitating important facts. Students are digital natives, already in the habit of learning via technology. Transfer of knowledge is critical. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

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Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student-Led Tech Team

Edsurge

You’ve probably heard of the student-led “Genius Bar”, which is generally a team of student leaders that provide technical support for the technology devices and programs in their schools. What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? But what if we took the opportunity to develop young, skilled learners a step further, and asked those student leaders to support, collaborate with, and mentor teachers and their peers with in-class technology projects?

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Now is the time to redefine readiness

eSchool News

We stand at the beginning of a new era driven by exponential advances in digital technologies. Their presence in the workplace will alter or eliminate many tasks that people carry out today, including tasks associated with knowledge-based work, creative work, and care-based professions. Future work is likely to depend on the qualities that make us uniquely human, as compared to repeatable or pattern-based tasks that can be automated with relative ease.

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Four Ways You Can Use Data to Create a Personalized, Teacher-Driven PD Playbook

Edsurge

Let technology inform your approach to professional development. Use the data outputs from your LMS, classroom assessment and practice programs, high-stakes tests, and any other technologies that you already have in place as support for driving effective instructional techniques. Education Technology Professional Development Learning Strategies Personalized Learning Individualized Learning Blended Learning Video Instruction Common Core State Standards Data and Research

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The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn #iste2015

There is no box

These groups (or Personal Learning Networks) allow for just in time information requests, asynchronous collaboration and archived knowledge bases. If we do not teach children how to build online networks to access learning resources, then we are failing to empower them as learners. If we don’t embrace technology to build personal networks of our own for learning, then we risk being left behind in a world of ubiquitous access to information and just in time learning.