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A Serious Look at Game-Based Learning

Edsurge

“I've always thought games were good models for everything—how to learn, but also how to be,” says Arana Shapiro. She has dedicated much of her career to helping educators integrate technology with purpose into their curriculum. Now the Managing Director and Chief Learning Officer at Games for Change , Shapiro stands at the vanguard of a movement to both normalize and prioritize game-based instruction in schools.

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How to Leverage Ed Tech for Inquiry-Based Learning in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

As schools look for innovative ways to engage students and navigate digital learning environments, active learning is becoming increasingly popular. This is especially true in K–12 districts, where educators are aiming to prepare students for this approach in higher education. Active learning has been found to be successful in many online and in-person learning environments, and one approach is inquiry-based learning.

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Should We Rethink Our Notion of Who is ‘Smart’?

Edsurge

People who happen to be good at school and college are often described as ‘smart,’ and our systems tend to reward them with cultural status and good jobs. But what if the key to expanding educational access comes down to rethinking our concept of smarts and who has them? That’s the argument made by scholar and author Freddie deBoer in his book, “The Cult of Smart: How Our Broken Education System Perpetuates Social Injustice.” deBoer has taught in both the K-12 and college setting, and he has ser

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20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

The Shake Up Learning Blog

The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Expand Your Use of Google Classroom. Google Classroom can be used for so much more than just your traditional classroom LMS. This powerful tool can provide a space for teacher-to-teacher collaboration, professional learning and support, parent communication, and even special projects and enrichment classes for students.

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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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Free Halloween Printable Worksheets for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Halloween is a time of (spooky) fun and learning. There are various ways to use the theme of Halloween to boost students' engagement and increase their participation. These include creating Halloween-based activities and games to use in class, sharing Halloween readings and stories, creating Halloween-themed presentations , using Halloween pictures and posters , and many more.

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Lessons learned using edtech during COVID

eSchool News

In this episode of Innovations in Education , hosted by Kevin Hogan: New research offers major insights into post-pandemic learning In post-COVID schools, let’s redouble efforts to support students Meet the 2022 K-12 Hero Awards winners! Related: Future strategies for today’s schools How to ease three district pain points.

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Secure network access led to successful learning initiatives for this eSN Hero Awards winner

eSchool News

One of three eSN K-12 Hero Awards winners, Daniel Olivas was nominated by Identity Automation and was selected as a winner for his strategic thinking and leadership in critical district IT and IT security initiatives. The pandemic has accelerated the transition to remote and hybrid learning, and it made school districts the number one target for cyberattacks.

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Comparing the 7 Best Survey Tools

Education Elements

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3 Things in Education that Have Stayed the Same and How They Have Changed

The Principal of Change

I wrote the post below in August of 2018 , which seems like a VERY long time ago and a different world. Still, the three things I reference in the post are as relevant today in a post-2020 world as they were when I originally wrote the post. . As I have mentioned before, I think a beneficial exercise for any school community is to discuss what the “basics” are in education today and maybe even discuss how they have changed.

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Discovery Education and Dollar General Literacy Foundation Partner on New Initiative Promoting Literacy

eSchool News

(Tuesday, October 25, 2022) – Discovery Education announced today the launch of a new education initiative – Discover Literacy – created in partnership with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation promoting literacy nationwide. Designed to support the development of critical literacy skills in K-2 students, Discover Literacy offers teachers, students, and caregivers access to a powerful suite of in-school and after-school digital resources at no cost.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamsons Principles Post-Pandemic: Technologys 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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How to Sell Courses on Shopify: A Step-By-Step Guide (2022)

Sell Courses Online

Currently, Shopify is the biggest eCommerce platform and counts a usership of millions of business owners who use it to sell their … How to Sell Courses on Shopify: A Step-By-Step Guide (2022) Read More ?.

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Discovery Education & Dollar General Literacy Foundation Partner on New Initiative Promoting Literacy

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Charlotte, NC (Tuesday, October 25, 2022) – Discovery Education announced today the launch of a new education initiative – Discover Literacy – created in partnership with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation promoting literacy nationwide. Designed to support the development of critical literacy skills in K-2. Keep Reading Discovery Education & Dollar General Literacy Foundation Partner on New Initiative Promoting Literacy.

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OPINION: Time to stop weeding out first- and second-year STEM students and ending careers before they begin

The Hechinger Report

Principles of Organic Chemistry and other aptly named “weed-out” courses can raise the blood pressure of first- and second-year STEM students to new highs. These are courses college students must pass to become candidates for a degree in a STEM major. They are often taught through giant lectures, with limited faculty-student engagement. Many students fail the courses or become so frightened by them that they drop the class — and thus the major.

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LINQ Appoints Nationally Recognized School CFO to its Board of Directors

American Consortium for Equity in Education

LINQ, the only 100% cloud and browser-based school nutrition and administration solutions available to the K-12 industry, today announced the appointment of seasoned school financial expert Nicole Conley to its Board of Directors. Conley is currently a Managing Director for Siebert Williams. Keep Reading LINQ Appoints Nationally Recognized School CFO to its Board of Directors.

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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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Guide To Content Distribution: Everything you need to know

Kitaboo on EdTech

The volume of content produced and uploaded on the internet is insane. We create nearly 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day at the current pace. In 2022 alone, around 333.2 billion emails and 500 million tweets were sent every day, while nearly 30,000 hours of videos were uploaded to YouTube every hour. So, with consumers being bombarded with such a huge amount of data, how do you make sure that your content gets noticed?

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Kooth partners with GLUU to help support the mental health of whole-school communities

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Kooth has partnered with GLUU to provide schools with askOLA, the online tutoring and support platform, with invaluable digital mental health support. Kooth will ensure students aged 10+, all teachers, teaching support staff and on-site staff have a safe, confidential. Keep Reading Kooth partners with GLUU to help support the mental health of whole-school communities.