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Understanding historical trends and patterns in student data

eSchool News

Educators, students, and families weathered historic interruptions in learning over the past few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Student achievement, predicted to slide in the ongoing chaos, revealed its fragile nature in the NAEP’s recently released Long-Term Trend results from 2020–2022. The report showed the first-ever decline in mathematics and the most significant drop in reading achievement since the 1980s.

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Metaverse Education: What’s Next for Virtual Learning?

ViewSonic Education

The term metaverse dates back to 1992, but the realized potential of the metaverse is relatively recent with metaverse education still in its infancy. Naturally, this means educators will have questions about where this technology is heading and what comes next for virtual learning. After all, while education in the metaverse is already delivering benefits, the biggest impact is yet to come.

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Worksheet to WOW: 10 ways to upgrade your worksheet

Ditch That Textbook

Worksheets have been embedded in classrooms for years. For decades. FOREVER. The reasons we use them are pretty clear. 1. We want students to get repetitions with new content. Repetitions make permanent, right? And we hope that the more stuff that students do with new content, the more likely it'll stick in our brains. 2. They're ready […]. The post Worksheet to WOW: 10 ways to upgrade your worksheet appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Book Review: Annotation

Dangerously Irrelevant

I finally had a chance to read Annotation by Remi Kalir and Antero Garcia. Although I’ve never met Antero, Remi is my faculty colleague here at the University of Colorado Denver. Remi tells fascinating stories about annotation (no, really!), so I was excited to read his thoughts in print. The book highlights five key functions of annotation: providing information, sharing commentary, sparking conversation, expressing power, and aiding learning.

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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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Enhancing Civics Through Games, Simulations, & Contests (NCSS 2022)

EdTechTeacher

Enhancing Civics Through Games, Simulations, & Contests (NCSS Session Slides Here). The post Enhancing Civics Through Games, Simulations, & Contests (NCSS 2022) appeared first on EdTechTeacher.

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Our district is battling a loneliness epidemic

eSchool News

Whether talking in-person or virtually, even small conversations play an important role in creating the connections students need. But it can be challenging to carve out time in our busy schedules to focus on building these relationships. As educators, we must make the time to ensure that every student feels seen and heard. All of us need a support system, and this is especially important for students in their teenage years.

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CYPHER LEARNING Builds Out Proven Executive Team

eSchool News

PLANO, Texas — CYPHER LEARNING , a leading provider of intelligent learning platforms for schools, universities and organizations around the world, today announced the expansion of its executive leadership team with Jennifer Geisler as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Matt Kane as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Combined with the prior appointment of Hank Courson, CFO, these proven leaders will help fuel CYPHER LEARNING’s global growth, customer success and innovation — helping the company achie

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Using a Return on Investment Tool to Make Better Grad School Decisions

techlearning

The MBA program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s new return on investment tool is designed to help prospective students make better decisions about graduate school spending.

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Poll: Post-Pandemic Education

eSchool News

What is your top post-pandemic education priority? Addressing learning loss. Student mental health. Educator burnout and well-being. Managing ESSER funds. Cybersecurity. Δ You may also be interested in: Addressing learning loss: 7 strategies to counter student learning loss. Student mental health/SEL : Children’s mental health remains a major concern Can your schools keep pace with student mental health demands?

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Why Interactives are Trending in Classrooms

Discovery Education

We see you. You’ve got your classroom routines set. Your students know your expectations and they’re actively learning in your classroom. But as you head into December, you know the calendar gets crazy (so many holidays, right?) and you’re looking for new and creative ways to keep students engaged until that first winter break. H ave you c onsidered interactive learning resources?

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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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THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ED TECH ACCELERATOR

American Consortium for Equity in Education

THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ED TECH ACCELERATOR We at Ace-Ed.org work with CATAPULT, the appropriately named accelerator from Penn’s Grad School of Education which is led by my guests John Gamba and Nae Nae Chairatchneeboon for worldwide impact . The post THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ED TECH ACCELERATOR appeared first on Equity & Access Pre K-12 | The American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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Enliven Current Events with Fantasy Geopolitics

MiddleWeb

Imagine an activity that takes little class time but engages students in current events and encourages them to speak with their families about what’s happening in the world. Teacher Megan Kelly longed for just such an activity and finally found it in “fantasy geopolitics.”. The post Enliven Current Events with Fantasy Geopolitics first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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10 Unique Takes on The Best Puzzle Boxes – Toys for Brainteasing Fun

Fractus Learning

Think your little one would love a baffling brainteaser? How about a super-secure safe for their favorite things? Or maybe you’d just like a surefire way to make your next gift more memorable? Well, you can have all of these things with a puzzle box. Table of Contents. Best Puzzle Boxes Compared. Best Puzzle Box Toys Reviewed. 1. Yosegi 5 Sun 21 Steps Japanese Puzzle Box – One of The Best Puzzle Boxes For Adults.

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Amazon to Shut Down Online Course and Test-Prep Offering in India

Marketplace K-12

The online retailer is phasing out Amazon Academy, a program designed to prep students for an engineering exam in India. The post Amazon to Shut Down Online Course and Test-Prep Offering in India appeared first on Market Brief.

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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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Here Are The Most Popular Christmas Toys By State In 2022

Fractus Learning

Table of Contents. 1. Squishmallows. Top 5 Super Squishmallow Loving States. 2. Rock Tumblers. Top 5 Rock Tumbler Gifting States. 3. RC Trucks and Remote Control Cars. Top 5 RC Truck and Car Rockin’ States. 4. Lego Sets. Top 5 Lego Loving States. 4. Telescopes. Top 5 Telescope Treating States. 6. Ant Farms. Top 5 Ant Farm Anticipating States. 7.

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TEACHING SCIENCE WITH INTERACTIVE LESSONS

American Consortium for Equity in Education

TEACHING SCIENCE WITH INTERACTIVE LESSONS Pivot Interactives just became part of the Discovery family of products. We have the co-founders of Pivot, Matt Vonk and and Peter Bohacek to talk about the company, its growth and its future. PLEASE ENJOY EVERYTHING WE DO. Keep Reading TEACHING SCIENCE WITH INTERACTIVE LESSONS. The post TEACHING SCIENCE WITH INTERACTIVE LESSONS appeared first on Equity & Access Pre K-12 | The American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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New Years Books For Kids – Books For Toddlers and Other Children’s Books

Fractus Learning

Table of Contents. Preschool Children’s Books – Read Aloud Books and Picture Books to Celebrate a Happy New Year’s. Happy New Year, Spot! Flight School. NEW RELEASE: 2-Minute Stories For 2-Year-Olds Read Aloud. NEW RELEASE: You Are Growing All The Time. New Years Books For Kids That Read On Their Own. Squirrels New Years Resolution.

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The Association of Latino Administrators & Superintendents (ALAS) Announces its New Executive Board

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Drs. Gustavo Balderas, Francisco Duran, Alex Marrero, Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, and Danna Diaz are sworn in for two-year terms The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) has announced its 2022-2023 executive board: Gustavo Balderas, board president Francisco Dura?n, past president. Keep Reading The Association of Latino Administrators & Superintendents (ALAS) Announces its New Executive Board.

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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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238: The Skills of Journalist Today and Interactive Journalism

The Thinking Stick

Sponsors: Quizalize.com Save 80% on a yearly premium subscription when you use the code SHIFTINGSCHOOLS at checkout. Join Jeff at the NCCE23 conference happening in Tacoma, WA. Stop by and say high or be on an episode of Shifting Schools as we record live from the conference on March 23rd, 2023. Today’s Guess: Aaron Reiss. Aaron Reiss is a freelance researcher, journalist, and cartographer based in New York City.

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STUDENT VOICE: For hope and direction, Black middle schoolers need role models that look like them

The Hechinger Report

Going through public schools in a small Massachusetts city, I had some great teachers. Astoundingly, none of them resembled me, a Black boy in America. I recently graduated from college, and before starting a full-time job this fall, I spent the summer mentoring middle schoolers in New Bedford, another small Massachusetts city near where I grew up. I found not much had changed when it comes to teachers of color — there still aren’t that many of them.

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