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Teachers Are Introducing Young Learners to Climate Consciousness. Hope Is Key, They Say.

Edsurge

Extreme weather events are on the rise around the globe, from historic floods to unseasonable heat waves and raging wildfires. One doesn’t have to reach far to find fuel for climate-related fear and anxiety. Heidi Rose, an elementary school teacher in Denver, Colorado, knows that all too well. She experienced years of what she describes as “pretty intense” climate anxiety, beginning around 2015, as she watched natural disasters unfold in the news and up close.

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A Typing Website With a Twist

Ask a Tech Teacher

This how-to-type website doesn’t get enough exposure so I’m doing a quick overview of pros and cons and how to use it. If you’re looking for a good typing program to engage your students during summer school or next school year, this is an excellent choice: KidzType is a free comprehensive approach to learning keyboarding. The ad- and distraction-free interface provides not only practice drills but quick links to grade-appropriate keyboarding games (including popular ones from

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Announcing the 2024 YouthMADE Festival Amplify Grant Recipients

Digital Promise

The post Announcing the 2024 YouthMADE Festival Amplify Grant Recipients appeared first on Digital Promise.

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What Brain Science Says About How to Better Teach Teenagers

Edsurge

Ellen Galinsky has been on a seven-year quest to understand what brain science says about how to better teach and parent adolescent children. The past few years have seen advancements in our understanding of this time — where the brain is going through almost as much change as during the earliest years of a child’s life. In the past, Galinsky says, researchers and educators have focused too much on portraying the emotional turmoil and risky decision-making that is typical in adolescence as negat

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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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Why Teachers Stay: Building Inspiring, Responsive Leaders to Improve the Learning Experience for All

Education Elements

In one of our recent blogs , we noted that some teachers list “weak or uninspiring leadership” as a reason they are leaving their positions. Those who feel strongly that they are not supported by their school administration are at high risk of calling it quits. If we are relying on school leaders and building administrators to reverse this trend, we need to make sure we are equipping them with the skills they need to recognize, develop, motivate, and support teacher growth and development.

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3 top priorities for K-12 administrators

eSchool News

Key points: District leaders must contend with growing needs to help schools thrive How a district’s focus on data is advancing student growth 3 key strategies for district leaders to build a resilient educator workforce For more news on district leadership, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership hub As K-12 administrators strive to improve operations and maximize outcomes, they are increasingly focused on growing human capital, supporting students holistically, and protecting essential distri

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6 ways we boosted literacy platform usage and engaged students

eSchool News

Key points: An innovative approach to literacy yields encouraging results for students 6 tips to help educators support young readers How we can improve literacy through student engagement For more news on literacy, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching hub I became a reading specialist in 2015, at which point our school’s previous reading specialist was already using an online literacy platform.

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Digital Leisure Reading Does Less to Aid Comprehension Than Print Reading

techlearning

A new study found that when students read digital texts for leisure it had almost no impact on their reading comprehension. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Has College Become Uncool?

Josie Ahlquist

Is college so 2017?Higher education has faced some serious challenges — especially regarding public perception and trust, and one could say we are up against a major consumer confidence crisis. Some campuses enjoy a steadfast enrollment cycle, while others are hardly holding on.

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70 years later, schools — and moms — are still fighting segregation

The Hechinger Report

This story was produced by The 19th and is reprinted with permission. PASADENA, Calif. — After starting elementary school in the late 1960s, Naomi Hirahara and three other girls formed a clique called the C.L.A.N., an acronym that represented each of the girl’s first initials. Hirahara said she and her friends didn’t consider the racial implications of their group’s name until one of their fathers objected: “The Klan is very bad!

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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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Khan Academy and Microsoft Education Partner to Offer Real AI Tools for Free

eSchool News

First was the fear cycle: “AI will take all the teaching jobs!” Then there was the hype cycle: “Crypto, scratch that, AI will completely revolutionize our daily existence!” Today’s announcement by heavyweights Khan Academy and Microsoft Education may hopefully signal the onset of the reality cycle: Actual AI tools baked into current technologies that can make educators’ lives easier at no cost.

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‘Positive culture shock’ spells challenges and triumphs for Afghan teen students

The Hechinger Report

Attending school in America has been a “positive culture shock” to Marzia Mohammadi, a 17-year-old senior at Mt. Lebanon High School. This story was produced by Public Source and reprinted with permission. Mohammadi’s life changed overnight when she was forced to flee Afghanistan, her home country, following the Taliban’s ascension and the withdrawal of American troops from the region in August 2021.

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Custom Thumbnails on ANY Platform, Hacking it with Canva & mmhmm

techieMusings

It’s all about the thumbnail! With social media these days, making that thumbnail pop to capture your audience’s interest can make all the difference in your click-through rate. Many platforms allow you to upload a custom thumbnail, but not all. Let me show you my process for creating my thumbnails in Canva and then a “hack” to customize the video thumbnail on any platform.

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Is My School Behind the AI Curve?

The Thinking Stick

This past school year while co-facilitation the creation of the AI guidance for the State of Washington I have also worked with over 60 school districts here in my home state and another 20 or so in other states and countries. That’s not including all the superintendents, principals, and educators I’ve had the pleasure to lead through conferences and workshops.

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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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Streamline Your Student Device Collection: 6 Essential Tips

Vizor

Ensuring the smooth return of student devices is crucial for any school with a 1:1 program. Lost or damaged devices can disrupt learning and create unnecessary financial burdens. Here are six tips to streamline your student device collection process, drawing on best practices we have adopted with school districts while implementing VIZOR. Communicate Early and Clearly: Set expectations from the outset.

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3 Reflections to Lead School Improvement Planning

Mira Education

The end of the school year calls for both reflection and planning. In the midst of drafting master schedules and reimagining resources, school leadership teams must also take stock of what worked and what no longer serves their students and staff. Assessing impact in the current year while also planning for the next can be overwhelming. It is even more so when you consider the increasing number of priorities that come with closing out the school year like standardized testing, setting the budget

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CASEL Honors the 70th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

eSchool News

CHICAGO – On May 17,1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that segregation in public schools was inherently unequal and unconstitutional in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) decision. On the 70th anniversary of this landmark decision, CASEL calls for our nation to recommit to fulfilling the promise of Brown and ensure our schools reflect the diversity of our nation.

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K12 Learning Revolution: eTextbook Platform Unleashed

Kitaboo on EdTech

Technology is revolutionizing every industry today. Even the realm of education is experiencing a transformative revolution, with a major shift from traditional paperback textbook learning to digital learning sources. K12 education today focuses primarily on enhancing the teaching and learning processes for students from kindergarten to 12th grade. Modern K12 education means reshaping traditional learning models by integrating digital education into classrooms.

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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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6 Summer Reading and Math Activities for Elementary Students

Discovery Education

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean students have to stop learning. Everywhere you look there are opportunities for them to expand their math and reading skills. Discovery Education is here to help teachers support students’ learning this summer. Here are six fun math and reading activities that families can enjoy together while students improve their […] The post 6 Summer Reading and Math Activities for Elementary Students appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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Indiana’s Seymour Community Schools Strengthens Science Curriculum in Grades K-6 Through New Partnership with EdTech Leader

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Indiana’s Seymour Community Schools (SCS) today announced a new multiyear partnership with global edtech leader Discovery Education. Through this collaboration, teachers and students in SCS K-6 classrooms now have access to two powerful digital products built for Indiana educators and aligned to state Keep Reading Indiana’s Seymour Community Schools Strengthens Science Curriculum in Grades K-6 Through New Partnership with EdTech Leader The post Indiana’s Seymour Community Schools Strengthens Sci

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3 Reflections to Lead School Improvement Planning

Mira Education

The end of the school year calls for both reflection and planning. In the midst of drafting master schedules and reimagining resources, school leadership teams must also take stock of what worked and what no longer serves their students and staff. Assessing impact in the current year while also planning for the next can be overwhelming. It is even more so when you consider the increasing number of priorities that come with closing out the school year like standardized testing, setting the budget

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START NOW FOR BETTER STUDENT ENGAGEMENT NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

American Consortium for Equity in Education

No time like the present because he who hesitates is lost!!!! Enough cliches… School Psychologist Dr Howie Knoff of Project Achieve is our guest today with tips and strategies to end this year and begin the next one better than ever. The post START NOW FOR BETTER STUDENT ENGAGEMENT NEXT SCHOOL YEAR appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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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 Does Plagiarism Checker Work And What You Should Know About It

PlagiarismCheck

A plagiarism checker is a tool widely used in educational and professional environments to ensure the originality and authenticity of text. It provides academic integrity and protects authors’ rights, facilitating the work of teachers, students, writers, and editors. How exactly does the plagiarism tool work, and what should one know before choosing one?

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A TEACHER RUNNING FOR OFFICE , ADVOCATING FOR EQUITY

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Meet Lauren Jewett, a Nationally-Certified educator in Louisiana who has run for both local and state school boards as well as other positions sharing her insights on running for office with education as a priority, as a working educator. The post A TEACHER RUNNING FOR OFFICE , ADVOCATING FOR EQUITY appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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40 Best Summer Writing Prompts for Kids of All Ages

SplashLearn

Summer is the perfect time for kids to explore creativity and improve their writing skills. With these summer writing prompts, children can reflect on their experiences, imagine new adventures, and set goals for the upcoming school year. Our collection of writing prompts for summer will keep kids engaged and inspired throughout the sunny season. Let’s […] The post 40 Best Summer Writing Prompts for Kids of All Ages first appeared on SplashLearn Blog.

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Lightspeed Systems® Announces Partnership with the UGLI Foundation to Address Bullying in Schools and Communities

Lightspeed Systems

The post Lightspeed Systems® Announces Partnership with the UGLI Foundation to Address Bullying in Schools and Communities appeared first on Lightspeed Systems.

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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.