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Know Computer Hardware

Ask a Tech Teacher

Learning computers starts in kindergarten with understanding hardware. This lesson plan (#103 in the lesson plan book noted below) includes three pages. Introduce less with K, more each year until by sixth grade, students are good hardware problem solvers because they understand the basics. Page 2 is an assessment you can either print out and have students fill in or push out to students to be completed online.

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Teachers on TikTok: What K–12 IT Departments Need to Know

EdTech Magazine

Social media, an integral part of life for people of all ages, is finding new ways into the K–12 classroom. Many educators are on TikTok, the popular social media app where users share livestreams and short videos. While some only use the app to share anecdotes about their experiences, other have found that the platform allows them to move beyond the confinements of the classroom walls.

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Before Using Augmented and Virtual Reality Tools, Teachers Should Develop a Plan

Edsurge

As an early adopter and enthusiast for immersive technology in schools, I’ve had the opportunity to share ways to use augmented and virtual reality to transform learning with educators around the world. I provide staff development and training, and many of the teachers I work with are enthusiastic about trying new tools. For some, it’s the wow factor of using something novel or exciting; for others, it’s the allure of seeing their students highly engaged with new technologies.

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Why Are Schools Underreporting Cyberattacks?

EdTech Magazine

Despite more government interest in K–12 organizations’ cybersecurity infrastructure, not to mention higher thresholds for cyber insurance, an Emsisoft report found a 15 percent increase in attacks against educational institutions in which data was exfiltrated. “Data was exfiltrated in at least 58 incidents (65 percent) compared to in 44 incidents the previous year (50 percent),” the report noted.

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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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Learning to Be Smart

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Back in 2011, researchers at University College London offered dramatic, direct evidence that intelligence can change after early childhood. The study was characterized as providing “new hope for boosting the brain’s abilities.” In the study, there was no purposeful intervention or attempt to change the participants’ intelligence, but some teens experienced gains or losses in IQ of as much as 20 points.

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Making Sense of AI & ChatGPT in Education

EdTechTeacher

Post by Tom Daccord Artificial Intelligence in education is a fast-growing field that is attracting much educator interest and commercial investment. Of late, much attention has been paid to ChatGPT, an AI assistant that can write essays, poetry, and code, roleplay, explain difficult concepts, point-out incorrect premises and more. The following Q&A aims to help EdTechTeacher readers understand Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT in context and outline how they are impacting education.

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Quieter classrooms: How classroom design promotes effective learning

eSchool News

Working in the education design space collectively for 26 years, we understand students and teachers need environments to support learning. Classrooms should be designed for listening and engagement; study spaces should be calm and quiet. And yet, these environments are typically noisy and full of unintentional distractions – and overlook design elements that facilitate focus.

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K-12 Education Expectations for 2023

EdNews Daily

By Trenton Goble As we enter the much-needed holiday break in districts across the country, we’re also marking the half-way point of our first “normal” academic year since the pandemic. There’s no denying this school year has been a particularly challenging one for educators, as they continue to rebuild all that was disrupted during COVID, and reestablish a sense of routine and normalcy in their classrooms.

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Top 80 Apps for Schools

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

With the growing use of technology in education, it's becoming increasingly important for schools to be up-to-date with the latest apps and teaching tools. There is no shortage of educational apps available today, but choosing the right ones can be tricky. Which ones are worth investing in? With so many powerful resources out there it can be hard to decide which ones will suit your classroom or school setting best.

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Crafting a Learning Matrix

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen A Learning Matrix is the most advanced design idea in the educational landscape. It’s an orchestration of time, space, teachers and resources that establishes learners as independents operating in the system. Students as independents create need-based demands on time, spaces, teachers, resources and systems. Student learning needs to dictate things like scheduling, student movement, teacher assignment, location in or outside the school building, and the matrix of resources ava

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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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Column: Pop quiz: What state just banned an AP African American studies course?

The Hechinger Report

Earlier this week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stood before an audience at a private, Christian all-boys school, ostensibly to celebrate the life of slain civil rights hero Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Not surprisingly, the Republican governor, who is pushing hard to overhaul education in the Sunshine State, had more than King’s legacy of fighting racial inequality on his agenda.

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How to provide effective and engaging virtual therapy for kids

eSchool News

As was the case for so many other therapists working with children and families, March 2020 felt overwhelming in our center for child and family therapy. From seeing clients in-person all day in our client-centered, carefully designed therapy rooms equipped with all the therapeutic tools that a child therapist might need to engage a child in the hard work of therapy, we scrambled to figure out a way to transfer our clinical tools to the virtual realm.

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POST PANDEMIC TRANSITIONS FOR ADOLESCENTS: A LOOK AT ENTERING MIDDLE SCHOOL

American Consortium for Equity in Education

POST PANDEMIC TRANSITIONS FOR ADOLESCENTS: A LOOK AT ENTERING MIDDLE SCHOOL with Middle School Principal Dr Kevin Armstrong , a fellow at NAESP’s Center for Middle School Leadership. SEE ALL WE DO AT ACE-ED.ORG The post POST PANDEMIC TRANSITIONS FOR ADOLESCENTS: A LOOK AT ENTERING MIDDLE SCHOOL appeared first on Equity & Access Pre K-12 | The American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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Inspired by Visits to India, Two Brothers Started Trashbots to Make Robotics More Accessible

techlearning

Brothers and students Rohit and Sidharth Srinivasan had the idea for Trashbots after teaching at orphanages in India

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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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SCHOOL DISTRICTS WORKING TOGETHER FOR COLLECTIVE IMPACT FOR RURAL FAMILIES

American Consortium for Equity in Education

an ACE-ED.ORG Equity Presentation SCHOOL DISTRICTS WORKING TOGETHER FOR COLLECTIVE IMPACT FOR RURAL FAMILIES Two Superintendents join us, our great friend Dr. Peter Finch from West Valley schools in Yakima WA and his high school classmate Supt. Henry Strom, Superintendent at neighboring Keep Reading SCHOOL DISTRICTS WORKING TOGETHER FOR COLLECTIVE IMPACT FOR RURAL FAMILIES The post SCHOOL DISTRICTS WORKING TOGETHER FOR COLLECTIVE IMPACT FOR RURAL FAMILIES appeared first on Equity & Ac

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The Day AI Arrived

Knowledge Avatars K-12

The Day AI Arrived Emiliano for E… Fri, 01/20/2023 - 16:03 Until ChatGPT arrived on the scene, AI still seemed like a distant possibility – a thought experiment that was still in the realm of science fiction. ChatGPT changed all that by slapping us in the face with content so human and profound that we began questioning our writing and analytical abilities.

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How to provide effective and engaging virtual therapy for kids

eSchool News

As was the case for so many other therapists working with children and families, March 2020 felt overwhelming in our center for child and family therapy. From seeing clients in-person all day in our client-centered, carefully designed therapy rooms equipped with all the therapeutic tools that a child therapist might need to engage a child in the hard work of therapy, we scrambled to figure out a way to transfer our clinical tools to the virtual realm.

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The Day AI Arrived

Knowledge Avatars K-12

Until ChatGPT arrived on the scene, AI still seemed like a distant possibility – a thought experiment that was still in the realm of science fiction. ChatGPT changed all that by slapping us in the face with content so human and profound that we began questioning our writing and analytical abilities. Immediately students started using ChatGPT to write essays, and almost as fast, someone came up with a tool to detect if ChatGPT wrote the essay.

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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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Quieter classrooms: How classroom design promotes effective learning

eSchool News

Working in the education design space collectively for 26 years, we understand students and teachers need environments to support learning. Classrooms should be designed for listening and engagement; study spaces should be calm and quiet. And yet, these environments are typically noisy and full of unintentional distractions – and overlook design elements that facilitate focus.

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For the love of EdTech Device Management Podcast

Vizor

It was our pleasure to speak with Kara and Caryn on the For the love of EdTech Podcast. We discuss how the pandemic changed device management in K-12 school districts, how tech lone rangers implement IT process and geek out about OUs! It was great fun discussing tech in schools with Kara and Caryn. For the love of EdTech Podcast is one of our favourite podcasts and we highly recommend you check it out all their episodes.

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FETC 2023: Digital Transformation and Innovation

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What's ahead for FETC 2023

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