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Schools Must Focus on Narrowing Digital Divides

EdTech Magazine

Concern about digital equity in schools hit its zenith during the pandemic. However, its importance certainly has not declined. Recently, the topic received renewed attention in the 2024 update to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Educational Technology Plan, which underscores its continued importance. The plan delves deeply into shrinking three types of digital inequity: the digital use divide, the digital design divide and the digital access divide.

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Chronic Absenteeism has become a big problem in schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

School absenteeism has been one of the small but chronic problems in the past. Since the pandemic, it is so much more, to the point it is a front-of-mind issue that schools scramble to address. Here’s a good discussion from the US Department of Education on the problem and solutions: Ed Dept: Districts should start now to improve 2024-25 attendance Schools must plan now to address chronic absenteeism The US Department of Education is calling on state leaders to address chronic absenteeism,

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Celebrating Student-Led Environmentalism at Broward County Public Schools

Digital Promise

The post Celebrating Student-Led Environmentalism at Broward County Public Schools appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Q&A: Determine What Your K–12 District Needs in an Interactive Display

EdTech Magazine

Modern classrooms in today’s K–12 education environment often call for interactive displays that allow students to collaborate and engage with the material. Choosing the right interactive display, however, can be daunting. IT leaders and administrators must know exactly what their classrooms need and how different displays will align with the teaching and learning in their districts.

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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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More Than Devices: The Impact of Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Professional Learning

Digital Promise

The post More Than Devices: The Impact of Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Professional Learning appeared first on Digital Promise.

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How the FAFSA Fiasco Affects Students

Edsurge

For Maria Artica, a first-year student at Richard Bland College, a two-year college in Virginia, enrolling was like stepping “into a new world.” Artica, who is Hispanic, is pursuing an associate degree in life science and plans to become a doctor. A first-generation college student, she was told that higher ed would lead to a better life. But there isn’t a lot of help available for paying for education, she says.

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California School Districts Aren’t Waiting for a State List to Adopt Math Materials

Marketplace K-12

San Diego Districts in California aren’t waiting for the state to put together its new math materials list before making purchasing decisions. Instead, some are starting to adopt new curriculum and materials now, according to a new report from the Center For Education Market Dynamics. California, which has more than 5 million K-12 students, is gearing up for… The post California School Districts Aren’t Waiting for a State List to Adopt Math Materials appeared first on Market

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Educators love their edtech, but want more training

eSchool News

Key points: Edtech tools are valuable, but so is PD to help teachers use them effectively 5 strategies to reduce teacher stress and improve retention Solving the IT staffing challenge in K-12 education For more news on edtech trends, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching hub An overwhelming majority of educators (93 percent) say they believe edtech makes teaching and learning better, according to a new survey from classroom management solution NetSupport.

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Lessons for Ed-Tech Companies in LAUSD’s Far-Reaching AI Experiment

Marketplace K-12

The CEO of AllHere, an organization working with the nation's second-largest school system on a massive AI project, talks about what went into the partnership. The post Lessons for Ed-Tech Companies in LAUSD’s Far-Reaching AI Experiment appeared first on Market Brief.

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Using 100-Word Stories for Expansive Writing

MiddleWeb

100-Word Stories: A Short Form for Expansive Writing by Kim Culbertson and Grant Faulkner is a wonderful resource for teaching from micro texts and for helping students in levels 5-12 develop both writing and reading mastery, writes middle school ELA teacher Erin Corrigan-Smith. The post Using 100-Word Stories for Expansive Writing first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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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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30 Keyboard Shortcuts That Teachers Need

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

The secret to feeling more confident on the computer is keyboard shortcuts! Here are 30 Keyboard Shortcuts That Teachers Need The post 30 Keyboard Shortcuts That Teachers Need appeared first on Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler.

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Honoring Mattie May Whyte Woodridge, the Real Founder of Teacher Appreciation Week

American Consortium for Equity in Education

By Maia Appleby Teacher Appreciation Week is an established tradition in school districts throughout the United States, but not many people seem to know how it started. Well, here you go! It Started with a Teacher in Arkansas Specifically, Keep Reading Honoring Mattie May Whyte Woodridge, the Real Founder of Teacher Appreciation Week The post Honoring Mattie May Whyte Woodridge, the Real Founder of Teacher Appreciation Week appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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AI Educational Partnership to Elevate Classroom Presentations, Assessments

eSchool News

BEAVER, Pa. and SUNNYVALE, Calif./PRNewswire/ — As artificial intelligence begins its disruption of curriculum development, Lincoln Learning Solutions and Prof Jim are positioning themselves at the forefront of the emerging educational space with the announcement today of their partnership and the release of two immediately available innovations. “Our collaboration with Prof Jim has already shown promising results, improving the pace of creation and expanding our content offering

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Chris Jewell Joins TechGrid as Chief Revenue Officer

SecurEdge

We are excited to announce the appointment of Chris Jewell as our new Chief Revenue Officer. The announcement of Chris’s hire comes on the heels of our successful Series A investment of $9.2 million from Bellini Capital.

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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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SME Education Foundation Expands Manufacturing and Engineering Opportunities to 15K Additional Michigan Students

eSchool News

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — More Michigan students will have access to new advanced manufacturing technology and training through the SME Education Foundation’s SME PRIME® program, due to an expansion of the public-private partnership between the Foundation and the State of Michigan to bolster the state’s manufacturing talent pipeline.

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American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and iCEV Partner to Help Learners Prepare for Industry-Recognized Credentials

American Consortium for Equity in Education

The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and iCEV, a leading producer of Career & Technical Education (CTE) curriculum, industry certification preparation and testing, and data management, have partnered to help learners prepare for industry-recognized AAFCS credentials. Through Keep Reading American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and iCEV Partner to Help Learners Prepare for Industry-Recognized Credentials The post American Association of Fa

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To better serve first-generation students, expand the definition

The Hechinger Report

What makes a first-generation college student? Well, that depends on who’s doing the defining. Yes, there’s the federal definition: a student is first-generation if neither parent has a bachelor’s degree. Sounds simple enough. But it doesn’t account for those who had a highly educated parent who wasn’t involved in their lives, or those whose parent got a college degree in another country, with an academic system unlike ours, or those who have one degree-holding parent, but are being raised in a

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Arizona School District Supports Innovative Teaching and Learning with New EdTech Resources

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Arizona’s Apache Junction Unified School District (AJUSD) today announced a new collaboration with global edtech leader Discovery Education supporting innovative teaching and learning in the district. In this new phase of partnership, teachers and students in grades K-12 will receive access to a Keep Reading Arizona School District Supports Innovative Teaching and Learning with New EdTech Resources The post Arizona School District Supports Innovative Teaching and Learning with New EdTech Resourc

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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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An “AI Student Agent” Takes an Asynchronous Online Course

Iterating Toward Openness

The earlier we all start thinking about this problem, the sooner we can start generating ideas and potential solutions. Given the magnitude of impact generative AI is having and will have in education (and many other aspects of life), I’m working with some diligence to keep up to date with developments in the field. Recently, I noticed how a couple of the emerging capabilities of generative AI will come together in the future in a way that will impact education much more dramatically than

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CREATING SOCIALLY CONNECTED SCHOOLS

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Professor Dr. Julie Radlauer-Dorfler on understanding the importance of social connectibilty for educator and student mental health. She is a leading expert in the social influences of mental health and uses her experience to create impact within communities, systems, Keep Reading CREATING SOCIALLY CONNECTED SCHOOLS The post CREATING SOCIALLY CONNECTED SCHOOLS appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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After enrollment slump, Denver-area schools struggle to absorb a surge of migrant and refugee children

The Hechinger Report

AURORA, Colo. — Until early this year, Alberto, 11, had never stepped into a classroom. The closest school was many miles from his village in Venezuela, and Alberto’s father never allowed him or his mom, Yuliver, to stray far, according to mother and son. The school also charged far more than they could afford. “I want to learn to become somebody in life,” Alberto said through an interpreter.

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