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Why K–12 Schools Shouldn’t Overlook Switches and Routers

EdTech Magazine

If you plug in a network switch or an internet router from your local big-box store, most of the time it just works. And while enterprise-grade gear requires a bit more effort, the minimum configuration usually isn’t complex. Vendors want the device to work for you. That’s wonderful, right? Well, sort of. The downside of a network device “just working” is that it’s only minimally secured.

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Coding Activities by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

Over the next week, I’ll share ideas that will get you ready for your Hour of Code. This includes (links are live on publication day) : An Overview of This Week. Long list of websites by grade. 10 Unusual Projects. 6 Unplugged Hour of Code Activities. This is a long list of online activities related to coding and programming. It is updated once a year so I apologize in advance for any dead links.

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The Research Behind Personalized Learning

Education Elements

At Education Elements, we define personalized learning as an instructional approach that empowers students to build ownership of their learning. And, as students transitioned back into schools in the wake of remote and hybrid learning, our district partners across the country emphasize that this student-centered approach to teaching has never been more needed.

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A Teacher’s Podcast Got Him Fired. It Also Led to Greater Self-Reflection

Edsurge

These days teachers often look to social media and podcasts to find community and unwind. That means educators are spending time following other teachers on Instagram or TikTok, or listening to podcasts where colleagues share teaching tips, joke about their classroom experiences or vent their frustrations. It all adds up to a kind of virtual teacher’s lounge—a space for sharing their experiences beyond the confines of their classrooms—as well as a way for teachers to feel they have a greater voi

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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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Picture This App- Easily Identify Plants, Trees, and Flowers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Picture This app is a plant identifier that enables users to snap pictures of plants, flowers, trees, herbs, and shrubs and submit them to the app for identification. The app's database includes over 100.000 plants and over 17.000 plant species, which increases the chances of getting accurate information about plants and flowers you submit for identification.

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An Early Childhood Director Fears the Worst for the Field — And Wonders If Anyone Will Save It

Edsurge

Ongoing staffing shortages in the field of early childhood education have amounted to a five-alarm fire. In surveys , news stories , anecdotes and just about any other source of information on the sector, early care and education providers say they are in crisis, pointing to a dearth of qualified educators that many attribute to low compensation. Without sufficient staff, programs are not able to operate at full capacity, nor deliver the highest-quality care and education to the children they se

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OPINION: American classrooms urgently need more tutors, so why not mobilize teachers in training?

The Hechinger Report

Here is the seemingly reasonable expectation that President Biden and his administration laid out at the start of the school year to address ongoing learning gaps in math and reading: for schools to hire “250,000 more tutors and mentors for our kids” with the help of American Rescue Plan funds. With recent declines in National Assessment of Education Progress scores and growing teacher shortages, there is no more urgent time for such an investment in high-impact tutors.

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Texas’ Corpus Christi Independent School District Expands Partnership with Discovery Education by Selecting New, TEKS-Aligned Mystery Science to Support Deeper Student Engagement in Science

eSchool News

CHARLOTTE, NC —Texas’ Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD) today announced it has expanded its partnership with Discovery Education , which has supported student learning across the school system since 2017. In the latest phase of this collaboration, a new edition of the award-winning Mystery Science service built especially for Texas educators is helping CCISD teachers in K-5 classrooms districtwide engage students more deeply in science instruction.

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When the punishment is the same as the crime: Suspended for missing class

The Hechinger Report

PHOENIX — Guadalupe Hernandez’s attendance problems started in kindergarten. This story also appeared in Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting. The boy, who has two attention disorders and oppositional defiant disorder, often refused to sit still for circle time. He also experienced separation anxiety while away from his grandmother, Frances Yduarte, who raised him.

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Accelerated Learning Through High-Impact Tutoring

MIND Research Institute

ST Math Powered By VIPTeacher. Student math achievement has reached an all-time low—a grim consequence of the pandemic’s impact. The recent NAEP Mathematics Assessment (the Nation’s Report Card) reveals the dramatically low math scores and highlights the need to accelerate student learning. However, as alarming as the math scores are, student math proficiency does not need to remain so far below our expectations.

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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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How to Build a Classroom of Community and Belongingness When Teaching Virtually

EmergingEdTech

The last few years have changed all of our lives—and education is no different. While most traditional classrooms have gone back to teaching in person, it’s clear that virtual teaching methods will continue to have a big role to play. Whether it’s dealing with illness, teaching across the world, or even making sure that students don’t miss out on learning, virtual teaching remains useful for educators. .

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Inside our analysis of attendance-related suspensions in Arizona

The Hechinger Report

“Education Suspended,” a collaboration between the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting and The Hechinger Report, represents an ambitious, nearly yearlong effort to better understand the impact of school absences on Arizona students. When kids aren’t in class, they aren’t learning, a reality underscored by the COVID-19 pandemic. This story also appeared in Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.

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The Perfect Mid-Year Reflection Activity for Students

Shake Up Learning

The post The Perfect Mid-Year Reflection Activity for Students appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I just discovered a fantastic resource for teachers: the Adobe Creative Education Challenges. Each month Adobe offers a new challenge for teachers. Think of these as ready-made activities for your students, complete with free templates, instructions, and great ideas to help teachers deliver powerful learning moments. .

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Online solutions to new post-pandemic realities

eSchool News

In this episode of Innovations in Education , hosted by Kevin Hogan: 5 ways to prep students for online learning success Our district is battling a loneliness epidemic Cybersecurity in the K-12 Space – Realities and Myths. Related : Edtech tools for teachers Future strategies for today’s schools.

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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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edWeb Webinar | Leveraging Technology to Strengthen Relationships, Ease Anxiety, and Empower All Learners @edwebnet @wacom @wacomedu @PearDeck @MicrosoftFlip

techieMusings

I had a really cool opportunity to join edWeb for a webinar focused on my Tech with Heart message. A big thanks to Wacom for making this event possible through their sponsorship. If you are interested in checking out my session on-demand, you can watch the recording below: Watch recording here. As always, if you have any follow-up questions or ideas you want to share, please reach out!

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BUT I’M NOT A MATH STUDENT: BUILDING CONFIDENCE FOR STUDENTS IN STEM

American Consortium for Equity in Education

BUT I’M NOT A MATH STUDENT: BUILDING CONFIDENCE FOR STUDENTS IN STEM This was my challenge in k12 so I am looking forward to a very enjoyable podcast with Texthelp’s Tinashe Blanchet and and Louis Shanfelt…talking on their amazing product, Keep Reading BUT I’M NOT A MATH STUDENT: BUILDING CONFIDENCE FOR STUDENTS IN STEM. The post BUT I’M NOT A MATH STUDENT: BUILDING CONFIDENCE FOR STUDENTS IN STEM appeared first on Equity & Access Pre K-12 | The American Cons

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30 Fun Get to Know You Ice-breaker Games & Activities for Kids

SplashLearn

Ice-breakers can help introduce familiarity, comfort, and trust within the classroom, making every child feel like they truly belong. Kids of all backgrounds can get to know each other better when they participate in get-to-know activities and initiatives. Ice-breakers for kids can also be adapted to fit any classroom, allowing your students to get a […].

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Lightspeed Re-Launches Annual Employee Donation Program

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Lightspeed, a leading provider of powerful instructional audio solutions, is giving employees the chance to donate Lightspeed’s Redcat instructional audio system with two Flexmikes to schools of their choice. This donation program supports Lightspeed’s mission to help students hear every word in the classroom. Keep Reading Lightspeed Re-Launches Annual Employee Donation Program.

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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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External change leading to internal change (If you leverage it).

The Principal of Change

As you all know, I have moved recently to a new location. When I think about it, there are ultimately two reasons why I moved; external and internal. I wanted a change of scenery. I was so used to where I was that I felt I was just moving along and doing what I did. I have to admit that I am loving wearing shorts in the winter months and going for walks daily with the dogs without putting on 14 layers of clothing. .

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USPTO Launches Free Invention Education Platform for K–12 Teachers & Students

American Consortium for Equity in Education

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced the launch of the free invention education resource, EquIP HQ. EquIP HQ is a contracted effort created and maintained by Second Avenue Learning. The site is available for grade bands K–2, 3–5, 6–8 and. Keep Reading USPTO Launches Free Invention Education Platform for K–12 Teachers & Students.

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Streamlining classroom media with the AMX Jetpack

techlearning

How new technology offers high-quality video, audio and more.

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Texas’ Corpus Christi Independent School District Expands Partnership with Discovery Education

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Texas’ Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD) today announced it has expanded its partnership with Discovery Education, which has supported student learning across the school system since 2017. In the latest phase of this collaboration, a new edition of the award-winning Mystery Science service. Keep Reading Texas’ Corpus Christi Independent School District Expands Partnership with Discovery Education.

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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.

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Epson Technology Enhances Aquarium Education Programs

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Aquarium of the Pacific Leverages Epson Document Cameras to Engage Students and Offer Shared Learning Experiences in Sea Life Education As the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif. welcomed students back for in-person learning, educators leaned on Epson. Keep Reading Epson Technology Enhances Aquarium Education Programs. The post Epson Technology Enhances Aquarium Education Programs appeared first on Equity & Access Pre K-12 | The American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL GOVERNANCE AND ITS EFFECT ON STUDENT PERFORMANCE

American Consortium for Equity in Education

A CCSSO PODCAST 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 THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL GOVERNANCE AND ITS EFFECT ON STUDENT PERFORMANCE. The post THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL GOVERNANCE AND ITS EFFECT ON STUDENT PERFORMANCE appeared first on Equity & Access Pre K-12 | The American Consortium