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Teaching ‘stranger danger’ should extend to the virtual world

eSchool News

In recent days, Ukrainian officials have expressed urgent concern that “Russia is planning to launch massive cyberattacks on critical infrastructure.” Unfortunately, this is just the latest in a dizzying series of cybersecurity threats and incidences that have plagued the global community for what seems like forever. Every day our country is fighting a seemingly invisible war against cybercriminals, and our students—the most vulnerable among us—are suffering the most.

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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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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By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark One of the positive things to come out of the pandemic is our newfound ability to look an outdated concept in the eye and say, “Enough!”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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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6 key elements to build a successful coaching program

eSchool News

A successful coaching program can have an extraordinarily positive impact on teachers, students, and schools. A recent national survey of educators showed that most districts agree — 75 percent see the connection between coaching, teacher growth, and student achievement. Here are 6 key elements of successful coaching programs that can serve as a roadmap for building and sustaining a successful instructional coaching program. 1.

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Is There a Viable Twitter Alternative for Educators?

My Island View

Social media is ever-evolving, although, as of late, some see it as de-evolving. As an educator, I was an early adopter and advocate for social media as a tool for professional collaboration, and development. I began using America Online ( AOL) and MySpace back in the day and that was basically my introduction and exploration of social media. I moved along to Facebook for friends and family connections.

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How VIZOR helps school districts manage thousands of Chromebooks

Vizor

VIZOR team talk about managing thousands of Chromebooks with Joe at Chrome Unboxed. We dig into some of the problems that school IT administrators face when trying to manage Chromebooks and why so many schools struggle to keep track of devices. We talk through the solutions that VIZOR provides, but also offer up some general advice for schools who are trying to manage Chromebooks.

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Bounce Episode: 3 Google Chrome Extensions for Better Presentation Design

The Thinking Stick

This is an audio recording of the free webniar Jeff and Tricia did on YouTube. Watch the webinar on YouTube and don’t forget to subscribe to catch more live free webinars. Make a copy of the slide presentation to keep. Sponsor: Quizalize.com Save 80% by signing up for a yearly premium subscription when you use the code SHIFTINGSCHOOLS at checkout.

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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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15 Most Effective and Exciting Outdoor Activities for 3 Year Olds

SplashLearn

Are you a first-time parent who got excited at the first sign of your baby’s developmental milestones? Or are you a seasoned parent who just wants to make sure their 3 year old is on track? Regardless of where you stand, we bring you the best activities for 3 year olds that are a great […]. The post 15 Most Effective and Exciting Outdoor Activities for 3 Year Olds first appeared on SplashLearn Blog.

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SCHOOL GOVERNANCE AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE

American Consortium for Equity in Education

A CCSSO PODCASTT THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL GOVERNANCE AND ITS EFFECT ON STUDENT PERFORMANCE We welcome back the newly elected President of CCSSO Kirsten Baesler who has served as North Dakota’s Superintendent of Public Instruction since 2012 Please see all we. Keep Reading SCHOOL GOVERNANCE AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE. The post SCHOOL GOVERNANCE AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE appeared first on Equity & Access Pre K-12 | The American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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Subscriber Special: 15% Discount!

Ask a Tech Teacher

December 2-5. 15% Discount Sitewide on. Structured Learning.net. Code: HAPPYHOLIDAY15. How to use this: Go to Structured Learning. Fill your shopping cart with your holiday gifts. When checking out, apply the code, HAPPYHOLIDAY15.

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CoderZ Launches New Code Farm Coding & Robotics Course for Grades 4-6

American Consortium for Equity in Education

When young students learn coding, they hone skills – such as computational thinking and collaboration – that enhance their success in school and future careers. CoderZ, an award-winning, cloud-based robotics and STEM platform, is helping educators introduce computer science in. Keep Reading CoderZ Launches New Code Farm Coding & Robotics Course for Grades 4-6.

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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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New Webinar: "First Amendment 'Auditors' in the Library: Our Safe, Legal, and Reasonable Response"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

First Amendment “Auditors” in the Library: Our Safe, Legal, and Reasonable Response Part of the Library 2.0 "Essential Library" Series with Dr. Steve Albrecht OVERVIEW : Every school kid learns that the First Amendment doesn’t protect all speech--“You can’t yell 'Fire!' in a crowded theater” is the most common example. Today, there are groups and individuals, at both ends of the political spectrum, who feel it’s their right to come into a governmental office and film or photograph the activities

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Free Printable Christmas Worksheets for Kids and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The purpose of this post is to share with you a handpicked collection of platforms where you can access a wide variety of printable Christmas worksheets to use with your kids and students during this holiday season. Most of these materials are available for free download in PDF format. There are various ways to use these Christmas themed worksheets with your kids, from engaging them in fun literacy based activities to boosting their critical and analytic thinking skills through challenging learn