Mon.Oct 24, 2022

Much ado about NAEP

Dangerously Irrelevant

Scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) are down after the pandemic. Surprise! Four big thoughts on all of this… 1. Below is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) graph of daily COVID cases in the U.S.

Do You Know the Best Positioning for Your Computer Screen?

ViewSonic Education

If you’re experiencing any pain after sitting in front of the computer, you may need to adjust the ergonomics of your workspace. And you can start with the best positioning for your computer screen.

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How to Maintain Your Students’ Attention in Class

Waterford

Maintaining the attention of an entire class can often be a challenge. The brains of children are still developing, making their attention spans much shorter than those of adults.

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School Finds Simplicity and Security in Move to Hyperconverged Infrastructure

EdTech Magazine

With more educational technology in classrooms and in the hands of students, schools are privy to more data than ever. This data can provide valuable insights for educators and district leaders if it’s stored and analyzed appropriately. However, with more data comes the need for more digital storage.

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Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Grow a Love for Reading with an Ocean of Books

Middle Web

Laura Robb has long championed the idea that reading and access to books are civil rights. In this story of turning around reluctant readers, the celebrated educator makes a powerful case that when kids have lots of book choices and lots of time to read in and out of school, they’ll become readers for life. The post Grow a Love for Reading with an Ocean of Books first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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What SEL Is — and What It Is Not

Marketplace K-12

The jargon and misconceptions around social-emotional learning are driving communities apart, says Sara Potler LaHayne. The post What SEL Is — and What It Is Not appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Entrepreneurship Leadership Social-Emotional Needs

VHS Learning Reveals New Commitment to CSforALL Movement

eSchool News

Boston – At the 2022 CSforALL Summit, VHS Learning announced its plans to further expand student access to computer science education. The nonprofit revealed that it will offer free online computer science courses to fifty high school students in rural or underserved high schools.

Rethinking Professional Learning for Technology Initiatives

edWeb.net

Watch the Recording Listen to the Podcast. Why should professional learning be a part of every technology initiative? Because of equity, said the three leading superintendents on the edLeader Panel, “ Creating and Leading a Professional Team of Lifelong Learners.”

3 ways the E-rate program helps level up learning

eSchool News

The federal E-rate program continues to provide expanded access to technology, including edtech tools, digital learning resources, and high-speed internet access, to schools, according to an annual report that takes stock of the program’s progress. The findings come from E-rate compliance services firm Funds For Learning ‘s 12th annual E-rate Trends Report. The report is designed to understand how the program can best serve schools and libraries.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

How to Integrate School Security and Communication Technology

techlearning

With so many school security and communication products available, it’s important to make sure any you add will work with existing solutions

Jamf delivers same-day support for macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16

Jamf on EdTech

macOS Ventura is here and Jamf is ready for same-day support

NAEP ‘Nation’s Report Card’ Shows Steep Fall in Math Scores

ED Surge

It was no secret that the pandemic hurt student performance. But its precise effects are still being quantified. New national test scores, released Monday, reveal that the disruption may have been even more severe than already anticipated.

Improving DEI District-Wide

techlearning

The David Douglas School District's DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) efforts have led to restorative justice practices in the classroom and more diversity among educators

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

How Purposeful Play Opens the Door to Lifelong Learning

ED Surge

In a fifth-grade class at Redlands Unified School District in California, students sit in pairs, building LEGO® Education robots that hop. They're laughing, chatting and (sometimes) getting a bit frustrated. They're also coding, measuring and problem-solving. This is purposeful play. And right now, some district leaders and researchers say that's precisely what both students and teachers need. What experiences are we giving students that they're going to remember? -

What is an animated ebook creator and which are the best ones?

Kitaboo on EdTech

Online education and training are the talks of the hour right now. Not only does it provide flexibility, but it also makes learning easy for both students and working professionals. .

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Let’s Empower Families to Negotiate About the Cost of College

ED Surge

Do you remember a wedding or funeral you were helping to plan? Was affordability your top priority for the big day? An asymmetric market is one in which one side of the transaction has almost all the important information needed to make a wise decision.

How Can You Add Videos to Your eBook?

Kitaboo on EdTech

Ever since online learning, or eLearning, started to dominate the digital landscape, publishers have been experimenting with multiple content formats to make their content more appealing. eBooks are probably the most popular of them all. .

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Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

OPINION: Here’s how one New England State is addressing sharp declines in higher-ed student enrollment

The Hechinger Report

The 2025 enrollment cliff forecast for years began more than a decade ago in Maine, where the number of high school graduates has been on a steady decline. At the University of Maine, we have addressed these challenges by focusing on making college affordable for both in-state and out-of-state students, as well as by truly welcoming prospective applicants — and letting them know we care about their growth and development as individuals and their overall well-being.

A Call for Education Companies to ‘Step Up’ in the Wake of Bleak National Test

Marketplace K-12

Historic declines in national reading and math scores will need to inspire new approaches to academic recovery, according to education company officials. The post A Call for Education Companies to ‘Step Up’ in the Wake of Bleak National Test appeared first on Market Brief.

Bully Prevention Month–October

Ask a Tech Teacher

I reprint this post every October, to remind all of us about the treachery of bullying. In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. She believed her tormentors’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself. She’s not the only one. In fact, according to StopBullying.gov, 52 percent of young people report being cyberbullied and over half of them don’t report it to their parents.

Halloween-themed Presentation templates to Use with Students in Class

Educators Technology

In today's post and in the spirit of the Halloween season, I am re-sharing with you this collection of pre-made Halloween presentation templates that you can use to create engaging content to share with students in class.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

233: Social Media for Teachers and Students

The Thinking Stick

Sponsors: The Journalism Salute Podcast. NCCE23. Register for the conference here. Guest: Andréa Jones Andréa Jones is the creator and lead social media strategist at OnlineDrea.com. They help businesses create an impact beyond their brand through authentic social media marketing strategies that focus on building a community of real and engaged followers. She is the founder of the Savvy Social Podcast and at the Savvy Social School. link]. Savvy Social Podcast Episode 200.

Tons of Free Halloween Pictures to Use with Your Kids and Students

Educators Technology

Halloween's joy is upon us. Our kids are excited and the spooky fun is everywhere including in our classrooms. There are numerous educational Halloween activities and games to help you create meaningful learning experiences in your class without sucking the Halloween joy out of them.