Mon.Sep 18, 2023

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Shift to Self-assessment

Catlin Tucker

Who decided that grading and assessment should be the exclusive responsibility of teachers? Why do we sideline students when it comes to assessment? Self-assessment is a powerful strategy that encourages students to become more invested in their learning journeys. It is a process where students evaluate their work, reflecting on what they’ve learned, how well they’ve understood complex concepts, how much progress they’ve made toward mastering key skills, and where they may need

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K–12 IT Administrators Encounter Additional Security Controls for Users Under 18

EdTech Magazine

Following the shift to incorporate more online and digital learning, schools leaned into the adoption of educational software products and applications. Many of these applications tracked student data, with data collection being the primary driver of some applications’ use in schools, as educators found value in tools that could analyze students’ progress.

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Encouragement in Education: Why It’s More Crucial Now Than Ever

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In this uplifting episode, we're joined by Todd Nesloney, a seasoned educator and advocate for authentic leadership in schools. This conversation is a must-listen if you've ever questioned your worth or impact as an educator. Todd delves into the transformative power of vulnerability, the importance of emotional intelligence, and why every single person in a school setting is a leader in their own right—offering acti

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Best Practices for More Inclusive Meetings

ViewSonic Education

To thrive in an increasingly complex world, organizations need diverse talent. But diversity is only the beginning. To unlock the power and potential of that diverse talent, they need each employee to feel a sense of value, purpose and belonging. Which means, they also need inclusion. Getting both elements right isn’t always easy, but it’s certainly advantageous.

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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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Tech Tip #109 Five-second Backup

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: How to backup a doc in 5 seconds Category: Problem-solving Q: I’m paranoid about losing lesson plans, report card comments, and other school work.

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How a Parking Lot Became a Panacea for This School District’s Housing Crisis

Edsurge

Shirley Cruz used to pass an old parking lot on her way to and from work. Adjacent to a former high school, the lot was wasted space back then, she says. Uber and Lyft drivers would congregate there, waiting to get assigned to their next rides, Cruz recalls. Otherwise, it sat empty. In Daly City, California, just south of San Francisco city limits, that’s prime real estate.

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Best for Back to School 2023

techlearning

Tech & Learning's Awards of Excellence program helps our readers find the products and solutions that will support their work in any learning environment.

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8 lessons to help school leaders manage change

eSchool News

Key points: Patience will go a long way in ensuring all members of your school system are comfortable with change Keeping wellness in mind goes a long way in ensuring effective change management See related article: These 2 things can guide your change management As a former turnaround principal, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to manage change within a school system.

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THE NEW ‘SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION COALITION’ LAUNCHES ON 9/19

American Consortium for Equity in Education

A CORPORATE GIANT STEPS UP FOR K12 EDUCATION as Nucor, the largest steel manufacturer in the country works with our friends at Discovery Education to create the new coalition. Our special guest is Lauren Russell manager of corporate communications at Keep Reading THE NEW ‘SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION COALITION’ LAUNCHES ON 9/19 The post THE NEW ‘SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION COALITION’ LAUNCHES ON 9/19 appeared first on Equity in Education.

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3 ways superintendents can maximize resources this school year

eSchool News

Key points: Every level of education has specific goals–and faces challenges Solving immediate challenges frees school leaders up to focus on long-term goals See related article: Fostering connections and edtech strategies between education leaders As the new school year kicks off, superintendents across the nation are evaluating resources needed for the year ahead to ensure that everyone–school leaders, teachers, students, and parents–has what they need to be successful.

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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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Elevate the Learning Experience: Creative School Events in Private Schools

Hubbli

Private schools have the unique advantage of smaller class sizes, tailored curriculum, and a close-knit community. But what really sets a private school apart are the innovative and captivating school events they can host. In this article, we’ll explore some creative school events that private schools can organize to make education more exciting and engaging.

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Big Deals: Advanced offerings in curriculum and data analytics, parent communication, remote tutoring, and more

eSchool News

Discovery Education this month acquired DreamBox Learning , a PK-12 education technology provider serving more than 6 million students and 600,000 educators nationwide. Headquartered in Bellevue, WA, DreamBox Learning offers the only dual-discipline solution rated “Strong” by Johns Hopkins University’s evidenceforESSA.org in both mathematics and reading.

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3 Things India Is Getting Right about Education

MiddleWeb

India is different from the U.S. in many ways, writes Fulbright teacher Marilyn Pryle, but many of the issues they are trying to address are global issues that all countries face. Here are three things India’s public schools often do better than their American counterparts. The post 3 Things India Is Getting Right about Education first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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OPINION: America should learn from Europe and adopt tougher regulations on artificial intelligence

The Hechinger Report

This summer, the White House persuaded seven major tech companies to make substantial commitments toward the responsible development of artificial intelligence; in early September, eight more joined in. The companies pledged to focus on researching the societal dangers of AI, such as the perpetuation of bias and abuse of privacy, and to develop AI that addresses those dangers.

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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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Soundtrap: How To Use it to Teach

techlearning

Soundtrap is the recording studio for students and teachers that could help in class and beyond.

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Preserving Academic Integrity: Challenges and Solutions in the AI Era

Evelyn Learning

In the boundless expanse of the digital age, an array of tools and resources have emerged, offering both an augmentation of the learning process and potential avenues to bypass it. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is among the most prominent tools exceptionally versatile platforms like ChatGPT. With their unprecedented ability to generate detailed and accurate content, AI tools present a dichotomy — they promise enriched learning experiences yet pose substantial challenges to academic integrity.

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Honoring the complexities of what it means to be an educator with Dr. Novak and Dr. Rodriguez

The Thinking Stick

On this week… We were so excited to have a conversation with Dr. Novak and Dr. Rodriguez about their latest book In Support of Students: A Leader’s Guide to Equitable MTSS Our conversation explores: How to make change happen What schools can do to better support ALL students How leaders can upskill in order to foster inclusion in schools Find your copy: On Sale Now via Bookshop Check out their special book group guide Learn about our special guests [link] [link] We are so grateful to

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District Best Practices for Managing App Approvals and Creating an Approved App List

Lightspeed Systems

In today’s rapidly evolving educational landscape, technology plays a pivotal role in enhancing the teaching and learning experience. Educational apps have become valuable tools for educators to engage students and streamline classroom activities. However, with the vast array of educational apps available, it’s essential for school districts to establish clear guidelines and procedures for app approvals to ensure students’ safety, data privacy, and the alignment of apps with cu

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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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15 Best Halloween Songs for Kids and Families in 2023

SplashLearn

Music brings families together. A holiday like Halloween creates shared experiences, memories, and love, and it can be made even better by the best Halloween songs for kids & families! It’s a moonlit Halloween night and your family is sitting together in the cozy living room with flickering fairy lights & typical spooky decorations on […] The post 15 Best Halloween Songs for Kids and Families in 2023 first appeared on SplashLearn Blog.

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Lightspeed Digital Insight™ Recognized as Winner in Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Back to School 2023 

Lightspeed Systems

Digital Equity Module Empowers School Districts to Bridge the Digital Divide and Empower All Students to Excel Austin, Texas—September 19, 2023—Today, Lightspeed Systems®, the edtech market leader in online student safety and learning effectiveness, announced its Lightspeed Digital Insight product, along with its integrated Digital Equity module, was recognized as a winner of this year’s Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Back to School 2023 in the Primary Education category.

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25 Best Halloween Decoration Ideas: Haunted Delights to Try

SplashLearn

Halloween is that spooky-fun time when we all explore our creativity and transform our homes into haunted wonderlands. What makes it even more thrilling? Doing it all yourself! That’s right, DIY Halloween decorations are like a ticket to a crafting adventure. You don’t need a wizard’s hat or a witch’s broomstick to make your home […] The post 25 Best Halloween Decoration Ideas: Haunted Delights to Try first appeared on SplashLearn Blog.

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Frontline Education Releases Year-to-Date Administration Software Innovation Summary

eSchool News

Malvern, Pa. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Frontline Education , a leading provider of administration software purpose-built for educators in K-12, today released a comprehensive year-to-date innovation summary that underscores the company’s commitment to anticipating and meeting the evolving needs of school districts across the country. Investments made across its broad portfolio of connected solutions for human capital management, student and special programs, business operations and analytic

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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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Multiple Discovery Education Products Honored with 2023 Back to School Awards of Excellence from & Learning

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Multiple Discovery Education products have been honored with 2023 Back to School Awards from Tech & Learning. Tech & Learning’s Awards of Excellence program, “The Best Tools for Back to School,” is designed to help educators find the products and Keep Reading Multiple Discovery Education Products Honored with 2023 Back to School Awards of Excellence from & Learning The post Multiple Discovery Education Products Honored with 2023 Back to School Awards of Excellence from & Learni

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Wakelet: How to Use It to Teach

techlearning

Use Wakelet to get a rich mix of media accessible for the education space

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More Than a Standard: Getting Back to the Heart of Education

Edsurge

Picture it: Thirty students in your classroom, each at different levels, with varying needs and interests. Yet, there is just one set of learning standards, one big state exam and one of you. The predicament arises when learners struggle to keep pace with a mandatory curriculum, raising questions about the effectiveness of a one-size-fits-all, grade-level approach to education.

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