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Why Independent Schools Lose Big When They Avoid AI

EdTech Magazine

While there is no doubt that artificial intelligence and generative AI are disruptors in the world of education, they can never replace highly trained, compassionate and dedicated human teachers. The U.S. Department of Education recently released guidelines for AI that echo this sentiment: “A top priority with AI is to keep humans in the loop and in control.

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Why Every School Needs an AI Policy Right Now (Part 1)

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter With so many things grabbing the attention of administrators, AI seems to be taking a back seat in the minds of many. But why? Is this a problem we need to care about or talk about? The US Office of Educational Technology says, “Everyone in education has a responsibility to harness the good to serve educational priorities while also protecting against the dangers that may arise as a result of AI being integrated in e

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Can AI Be Leveraged to Support Competency-Based Assessments?

Digital Promise

The post Can AI Be Leveraged to Support Competency-Based Assessments? appeared first on Digital Promise.

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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 States Are Screening for Dyslexia. We Need a Plan for What Happens Next.

Edsurge

Researchers estimate that dyslexia affects one in five individuals. Yet, it is often misdiagnosed or missed entirely. Even more common than a misdiagnosis is the likelihood that a student with dyslexia will find themself in a classroom without the resources to become a successful reader. In fact, according to the International Dyslexia Association , only about 5 percent of students who have dyslexia are properly identified and given support.

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Teacher burnout persists, but solutions are emerging

eSchool News

Key points: Nobody ever said teaching is easy, but it’s harder than ever Strategies such as responsive leadership and a positive school culture could help alleviate teacher burnout See related article: This key strategy can help boost teacher well-being immediately The American Federation of Teachers teamed up with Educators Thriving for a yearlong study culminating in a new report, “Beyond Burnout,” which details practical, research-based solutions to improve the chronic levels of stress

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Dear parents: 3 ways AI will show up in your child’s classroom this year

eSchool News

Key points: Parents may have concerns about AI, but it’s important to know that AI is already in use in classrooms AI helps teachers personalize learning for students, and also frees teachers from tedious tasks so they can devote more time to direct instruction See related article: Taking a measured look at AI in the classroom As teachers, we know that the back to school season is a time full of excitement and big emotions about what the year ahead will bring.

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Can free college coaching help National Guard members graduate?

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Higher Education newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Thursday with trends and top stories about higher education. Email Address Choose from our newsletters Weekly Update Future of Learning Higher Education Early Childhood Proof Points Leave this field empty if you’re human: When the Covid-19 pandemic hit Northeastern Ohio, it was the National Guardsmen and women who stepped up to save the day.

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Roylco Secures “Best STEM Building Toy” in Best Building Toys for Kids, According to Experts

eSchool News

ANDERSON, S.C. –– Roylco, a leading innovator in manufacturing educational kids’ toys, proudly announces its recent accolade as “Best STEM Building Toy” in Good Housekeeping’s expert-rating “16 Best Building Toys for Kids, According to Experts.” Good Housekeeping, a coveted source for all parents seeking quality children’s products, has turned to its in-house panel of experts to test and review hundreds of building toys over the course of the year.

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Enhancing School Marketing Efforts: Key Features for Your School Website

Hubbli

Designing an effective private school website is more than just a combination of beautiful visuals and an organized layout. It’s about encapsulating the essence of the institution, attracting prospective families, and serving as a hub for the school community. In the age of digital school marketing, your online presence can make or break the impression you give to potential students and their families.

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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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MEASURING ED TECH /DIGITAL EFFECTIVENESS

American Consortium for Equity in Education

It is so imporTant to open the world digitally to students in small rural school districts. Ed Tech gives us the opportunity to do just that. Today we visit Sahuarita Unified School District #30 in Arizona which is located between Keep Reading MEASURING ED TECH /DIGITAL EFFECTIVENESS The post MEASURING ED TECH /DIGITAL EFFECTIVENESS appeared first on Equity in Education.

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Presentation Proposals Now Being Accepted for "EDI 2.0: Individual Responsibility for Creating Belonging and Connection in the Library Profession"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Proposals for 30-minute concurrent presentations for our fall Library 2.023 mini-conference are now being accepted. Proposals will be evaluated and accepted in the order received. The link to submit proposals is HERE. This third Library 2.023 mini-conference: " EDI 2.0: Individual Responsibility for Creating Belonging and Connection in the Library Profession ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, November 9th, 2023, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Time.

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One piece at a time: Turnitin develops interactive AI writing puzzle

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Edtech company’s new puzzle gives educators resources to navigate every aspect of AI writing – not just detection 48 percent of students have tried using AI-generated tools, whereas 71 percent of instructors and administrators have never used these tools, and Keep Reading One piece at a time: Turnitin develops interactive AI writing puzzle The post One piece at a time: Turnitin develops interactive AI writing puzzle appeared first on Equity in Education.

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The Ultimate Guide to Teacher Appreciation Gifts That Make the Grade

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher appreciation gifts are the topic of our blog post today When it comes to showing gratitude to the educators who mold our future generations, sometimes a simple “thank you” just doesn’t cut it. That’s where teacher appreciation gifts come in. But let’s be honest, finding the perfect token of gratitude can be a head-scratcher.

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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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Believing the Hope, Not the Hype, of AI

eSchool News

How much longer will our newsfeeds be stuffed with headlines either extolling AI as the greatest thing since sliced bread or damning it as a sign of the coming education apocalypse? It’s going to be a while I’m afraid. In the meantime, I suggest you listen to this insightful interview with Dr. Eric Wang, Vice President of AI at Turnitin, who puts much of the hoopla into context.

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