Wed.Aug 17, 2022

How to Teach AI with Experiments & Ethics

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Artificial intelligence (AI) experiments can open up discussion of the human aspect of training algorithms and help them improve.

Social-Emotional Learning Part III: Responsible Decision Making

Catlin Tucker

In my last two posts on self-awareness and self-management , I explored strategies for helping students identify, understand, and regulate their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. The next social-emotional skill is responsible decision-making.


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17 things to know about K-12 OER textbooks


Has your school district started to use open educational resources (OER) yet? Maybe educators in your district have collaborated on finding and curating openly-licensed nonfiction or fiction, videos, images, simulations or audio clips to add to lessons.

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How To Play Outside: 50 Things For ‘Digital Kids’ To Do

TeachThought - Learn better.

So you’ve been told to play outside, and you’re not sure what to do. There’s no electricity, no Wi-Fi, and the sun's glaring on your iPad. The post How To Play Outside: 50 Things For ‘Digital Kids’ To Do appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Terry Heick Trending Whole Child

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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.

Here Is A Good Collection of Printable Back to School Worksheets for Teachers

Educators Technology

It's about time of the year we, teachers and educators, start getting ready for the start of a new school year. To help make this return as smooth as possible, I am sharing with you this collection of back to school worksheets and printables to use with your students in class.

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Best Sites for Genius Hour/Passion Projects


These top Genius Hour/Passion Project websites provide expert guidance to educators interested in implementing Genius Hour in their classrooms

A supe’s 6 back-to-school tips for virtual district leaders

eSchool News

Over 30 years ago, I took my first job in public education as a biology high school teacher, and instantly knew this was the career path for me.

New Zoom Features Enhance Communication in K–12 Education

EdTech Magazine

Ahead of the coming school year, Zoom is rolling out new features intended to benefit students and educators.

Capstone Interactive eBook Platform Relaunches With Enhanced Accessibility for Children

eSchool News

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. August 17, 2022 – Capstone, an innovative learning company merging children’s content with easy-to-use edtech tools for K-5 classrooms, libraries, and home, announces substantial enhancements to its Capstone Interactive eBooks platform.

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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.

When to step up: Learning how to say NO to the good and YES to the BEST

The Cornerstone for Teachers

“Let your no mean no.” ” Over the years I was proud to have built up my use of the word NO from my understanding of this common phrase. I believed I had to build a protective circle around my schedule. “Are you able to help with Parents Night?”

Clearlake Capital-Backed Discovery Education Acquires DoodleLearning

eSchool News

Silver Spring, MD (Tuesday, August 17, 2022) — Discovery Education —the worldwide edtech leader backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”)—announced the acquisition of DoodleLearning.

New book advocates using pandemic lessons to reinvent education

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!

The Education Service Centers of Indiana Select ParentSquare as a Purchasing Program Partner for School-Home Communications Technology

eSchool News

Santa Barbara, CA — Aug. 17, 2022— ParentSquare , the award-winning unified school-home communications platform for K-12 education, has been named a vendor partner by the Educational Service Centers of Indiana (ESC of I). ESC of I is a collaborative of nine Indiana Education Service Centers (ESCs).

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 to Insert a Watermark in Google Docs

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Insert a Watermark in Google Docs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. New Google Docs feature! You can now add watermarks (text or image) in a Google Doc. This is great for adding your school logo, marking confidential, and more! Watch the video below to learn how.

Vernier Software & Technology is now Vernier Science Education

eSchool News

BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 17, 2022 — Vernier Software & Technology has changed its name to Vernier Science Education.

5 (free) Keyboarding Posters

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month or so, we share themed posters you can re-share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. This month: Keyboarding. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Star Assessments Now Connect to Nearpod to Accelerate Student Growth

eSchool News

Bloomington, MN (August 17, 2022) – Renaissance , a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, is pleased to introduce a powerful new connection between its industry-leading Star Assessments and Nearpod platforms to accelerate learning in the 2022–2023 school year.

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!

These Students Have Big Dreams. Their Colleges Had a Plan to Remove Hurdles.

ED Surge

There was a shift in Cheryl Gonzales’ life—a period of transition that seemed full of possibilities—around the time of a high school graduation. Not hers, her youngest daughter.

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Discovery Education Buys U.K.-Based DoodleLearning; WeVideo Acquires PlayPosit

Marketplace K-12

Discovery Education has acquired U.K.-based based DoodleLearning, and WeVideo has scooped up a software company, PlayPosit. The post Discovery Education Buys U.K.-Based Based DoodleLearning; WeVideo Acquires PlayPosit appeared first on Market Brief.

Better Internet for Kids+ European strategy and Jamf Safe Internet

Jamf on EdTech

Students spend nearly twice as much time on the internet than ever before, and that presents a growing need for digital safety measures, that preserve their privacy while preventing access to unsafe content and minimizing cybersecurity threats