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Facing Fourth Grade: Tips for Parents Dealing with Academic and Social Challenges

Ask a Tech Teacher

Dealing with academic and social challenges in fourth grade can be challenging for parents. There are several strategies parents can use to support their children effectively. Here are ideas from the Ask a Tech Teacher team: Facing Fourth Grade: Tips for Parents Dealing with Academic and Social Challenges As our kids step into fourth grade, it’s a big deal!

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Where to Find Digital Promise at #AERA24 in Philadelphia!

Digital Promise

The post Where to Find Digital Promise at #AERA24 in Philadelphia! appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Young children misbehave. Some are suspended for acting their age

The Hechinger Report

JOHNSBURG, Ill. — A group of fifth grade boys trailed into the conference room in the front office of Johnsburg Elementary School and sat at the table, their feet dangling from the chairs. “It was brought to my attention yesterday that there was an incident at football,” Principal Bridget Belcastro said to the group. The students tried to explain: One boy pushed a kid, another jumped on the ball, and yet another jumped on the boy on the ball.

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Apps are helping teachers communicate with families that don’t speak English

eSchool News

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters. Emma Gonzalez Gutierrez has struggled to communicate with the teachers of her five children for years. She’s tried to stay engaged. She’s attended meetings, gravitated toward Spanish-speaking staff, and relied on translators, including her kids, over the years.

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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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Build a Classroom That’s Resilience-Friendly

MiddleWeb

All students can learn how to pick up the pieces after they face adversity, disappointment, loss, or trauma and go on. They need our guidance to find healthy ways to move forward. Debbie Silver offers six strategies educators can use to create classrooms that foster resiliency. The post Build a Classroom That’s Resilience-Friendly first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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NBA & Discovery Education Partner to Present Free Virtual Field Trip for Educators & Students Nationwide

American Consortium for Equity in Education

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Discovery Education—the global edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital resources nurture student curiosity—invite students and teachers nationwide to participate in Game Plan for the Future: A Virtual Field Trip with the NBA. Premiering Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Keep Reading NBA & Discovery Education Partner to Present Free Virtual Field Trip for Educators & Students Nationwide The post NBA & Discovery Education Partner to Pres

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OPINION: Our workforce must be ready to help growing numbers of students who come to school learning English

The Hechinger Report

Our nation’s public school population is changing, fueled by growth in the number of multilingual learners. These students made up 10.3 percent of U.S. public school enrollment in 2020, up from 8.1 percent in 2000. Spanish was the most-reported home language among English learners in 2020, followed by Arabic. Today, there are some 5 million multilingual learners.

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How Sal Khan Uses AI To Teach

techlearning

Sal Khan has embraced AI to help support Khan Academy, but he also uses it in his own teaching practice.

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Look Who’s Talking—Code.org Founder and CEO Hadi Partovi on the Hype and Hope of AI in edtech

eSchool News

AI Is Changing the World: A Conversation on Education’s Future Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM US EDT In true grand finale fashion, #CoSN2024 will wrap up #CoSN2024 with a pair of industry heavyweights talking through what might be the most momentous point in edtech history. You can listen and read Mike Trucano’s thoughts further down the page.

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Edtech Show & Tell: April 2024

techlearning

New edtech products that have caught our attention this month

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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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IXL Learning Acquires Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com

eSchool News

SAN MATEO and OAKLAND, California — IXL Learning , developer of personalized learning products used by millions of people globally, is excited to announce the acquisition of IXL Learning , the premier online English-language dictionary, as well as Thesaurus.com , home to the world’s largest collection of synonyms and antonyms. From mastering vocabulary to unraveling the origins of words, more than 40 million people rely on Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com each month to hone their literacy skills

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332: Here’s why we need more student podcasters: meet Zach of We the Children

The Thinking Stick

Our special guest this week is Zach, the host of the incredible podcast ‘We The Children’ Zachary Fox-DeVol, or Zach, is a curious 12-year-old with a passion for the environment and a mind eager to learn more about our planet. In June 2020, during a summer writing project, Zach ventured into the world of podcasting and created “Rule Of The Bark” This unique podcast, told from a dog’s perspective, provides humorous interviews and helpful tips on raising dogs.

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World Class Dyslexia, Literacy, and Neuroscience Experts Gather With Educators For Learning Ally’s Ninth Spotlight on Dyslexia Virtual Conference

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Learning Ally, a national nonprofit working with U.S. K12 schools to strengthen reading outcomes, has announced the dates of its ninth Spotlight on Dyslexia virtual conference as June 5th and 6th, 2024. Spotlight on Dyslexia has become one of the Keep Reading World Class Dyslexia, Literacy, and Neuroscience Experts Gather With Educators For Learning Ally’s Ninth Spotlight on Dyslexia Virtual Conference The post World Class Dyslexia, Literacy, and Neuroscience Experts Gather With Educators For Le

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5 educators share insights into teaching and learning

eSchool News

Key points: Educators are the essential ingredient in today’s classrooms–here’s what they’re doing to help students succeed 6 trends to watch in K-12 schools in 2024 Student engagement requires more than edtech tools For more news on teaching trends, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching hub Educators today face myriad challenges in their classrooms, including low student engagement, staffing issues, funding shortages, and gaps in opportunity and access.

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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.