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How Break/Fix Programs Maintain One-to-One Computing Success

EdTech Magazine

In the past, one measure of success for one-to-one computing programs in K–12 schools was simply getting devices into students’ hands so they could access the internet and other digital resources. Today, one-to-one programs are common, and success now encompasses getting devices into students’ hands and keeping them operational. Most one-to-one programs are built around a four-year cycle (the expected service life of a K–12 laptop), with new, refreshed devices introduced at intervals during that

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Balancing Academics and Social Life in College

Ask a Tech Teacher

Balancing academics and social life in college is a bigger challenge than it sounds like. As this school year approaches an end and students start to plan on college life, the Ask a Tech Teacher team has suggestions on how to make that work well: Balancing Academics and Social Life in College College life is an exhilarating journey filled with learning, discovery, and growth.

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Growth from Within: A Thriving Teacher Residency Model in Rural California

Digital Promise

The post Growth from Within: A Thriving Teacher Residency Model in Rural California appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Revised Federal Edtech Plan Calls for Closing Digital Divides

Edsurge

When the federal government released its revised edtech plan last month, it was laying down its hope for a future that delivers on effective instruction for students. The plan was first released to fulfill the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994 and last revised in 2016. January’s update was published alongside guidance concerning the use of technology for helping students with disabilities.

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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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Turn Your Traditional 5-Paragraph Essay Into An Interactive Podcast!

TeacherCast

Learn how to transform the traditional 5-paragraph essay into an educational podcast using Synth! The post Turn Your Traditional 5-Paragraph Essay Into An Interactive Podcast! appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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Navigating the digital landscape by fostering classroom digital wellness

Hapara

? Listen to an audio version of this post: Because most classrooms integrate technology now, it’s not enough to teach academic standards. Digital learning can be engaging and meaningful and prepare students for life beyond school. But educators need to balance the benefits of digital learning with protecting students’ wellbeing. Laurie Guyon, a digital instruction expert from New York, unlocks strategies for classroom digital wellness with Hāpara.

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A Coaches Guide to Creating Effective Day Time Professional Development Workshops

TeacherCast

When done correctly, ongoing daytime professional development is a tremendous plus for any coaching program. The post A Coaches Guide to Creating Effective Day Time Professional Development Workshops appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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Remembering our friend and colleague Fazil Khan

The Hechinger Report

Fazil Khan got in just under the wire when he applied for a data reporter job at The Hechinger Report in the summer of 2022. While his application may have been among the last received, his interview vaulted him to the front of the pack. “I don’t know that anyone has ever made that positive a first impression on me anywhere, let alone via a tiny Zoom screen,” said Sarah Butrymowicz, Hechinger’s senior editor for investigations and Khan’s direct supervisor.

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Edtech Providers Collaborate for a Unified Approach to Interoperability

Edsurge

Envision hosting a home movie night where each friend arrives with a different set of technology relics: laser discs, VHS tapes, Betamax and even physical slides. To add to the complexity, everyone brings media files in a variety of formats, such as.m4a,mov, and.wma. The devices, equipped with various players and connectors like VGA, HDMI and Bluetooth, create a chaotic jumble of hardware incompatibility.

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Should You Use Your Instructional Coaches To Support New Employee Orientation?

TeacherCast

Is your school district looking to revamp its New Employee Orientation? The roadmap might just lie with your Instructional Coaches. The post Should You Use Your Instructional Coaches To Support New Employee Orientation? appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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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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Districts call for guidance in developing classroom AI policies

eSchool News

Key points: Administrators would like help creating comprehensive classroom AI policies What’s the latest on AI in education ? AI: Can it think like your students do? For the latest news on AI in the classroom, visit eSN’s Digital Learning page To date, only two states have formulated a comprehensive AI policy absent federal guidance for districts to look to, according to findings from The 2024 Administrator AI Report: Perceptions, Practices, and Potential in Education , a new report

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Translanguaging Can Be Part of Any Lesson

MiddleWeb

Students’ languages are one of the most effective tools they have to achieve academically, writes language specialist Tan Huynh. When we create space for heritage languages across the learning experience, we help students understand content and more fully express themselves. The post Translanguaging Can Be Part of Any Lesson first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Crunch the Numbers—New Data on Student Tech Use; Chromebook Predictions; And the Impact of Pandemic Relief Funds

eSchool News

Qustodio today released their 5th Annual Report, offering valuable insights into children’s digital habits across 2023. “Born connected: The rise of the AI generation”, reveals the app use and technology habits of children aged 4-18, detailing trends in screen time, social media and communications, mobile gaming, online entertainment, learning tools, and for the first time in the report’s history, use of artificial intelligence tools.

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OPINION: How to help children cope with ‘climate anxiety’ in a warming world

The Hechinger Report

Samantha, 11, asks her seventh grade teacher’s permission to leave the classroom each time the subject of climate change comes up. Samantha, from a small town in Massachusetts, sees stories about climate change on social media and in the news. She has asked her family about it, and while not wanting to scare her, they acknowledge the disastrous impact that climate change is increasingly having on our planet , including the connection between Earth’s rising temperatures and the increase in extrem

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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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What’s Next for Global Ed-Tech Funding? Report Predicts a ‘Resurgent’ Year

Marketplace K-12

Venture capital and private equity firms' plentiful cash reserves are likely to fuel new support for ed-tech over the coming year, Brighteye Ventures predicts. The post What’s Next for Global Ed-Tech Funding? Report Predicts a ‘Resurgent’ Year appeared first on Market Brief.

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50 Ways To Engage Students with Google Apps

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Student engagement matters. It is challenging to get true student engagement. If you are a user of Google Workspace here are 50 ways to engage students with Google Apps. The post 50 Ways To Engage Students with Google Apps appeared first on Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler.

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Sora: What Educators Need to Know About The Video Version of ChatGPT

techlearning

Sora, OpenAI’s new tool, can create photorealistic videos based on user prompts, which has many implications for teachers.

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PowerNotes Launches Composer, an AI-Enriched, Semi-Proctored Writing Tool

eSchool News

(CHICAGO) – PowerNotes , a provider of tools that help students and professionals create high-quality research quickly and efficiently, has added Composer, an advanced, web-based word processor, to its PowerNotes+ platform. The new tool provides a semi-proctored environment for organizing research and writing in an AI-enabled environment. PowerNotes+ is a reading, research, and writing platform that helps educators and institutions have control and confidence using artificial intelligence (AI)

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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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Episode 327: How Can Educators Leverage AI for UDL?

The Thinking Stick

LUDIA AI is a free tool that helps educators cultivate a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) mindset by leveraging AI. The conversation explores the fear and misconceptions around AI in education and how LUDIA AI actually emphasizes relationships and centers humanity. LUDIA AI is designed to support teachers’ time and thinking, providing ideas and options to adapt instruction efficiently.

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Educator Edtech Review: Canon MAXIFY GX4020 Wireless MegaTank All-In-One Printer

techlearning

The Canon Maxify GX4020 is a capable MegaTank all-in-one printer that can print on a wide variety of media

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Digital Equity Means More Than Access

eSchool News

John represents TPR Education, including The Princeton Review and tutor.com. They aim to highlight their services for all students and districts, emphasizing equity and support structures. John discusses the evolution of remote tutoring, especially its impact on underserved communities. He also addresses the changing landscape of test preparation, focusing on digital SAT and training teachers.

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Honoring Teachers: Nominations Are Open for School Specialty’s Crystal Apple Awards

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Starting February 26, students, family members, administrators, and fellow teachers are encouraged to recognize dedicated educators for their inspiration, leadership, and passion Teachers who embody leadership deserve to be celebrated. That’s why School Specialty—a leading provider of learning environments, instructional Keep Reading Honoring Teachers: Nominations Are Open for School Specialty’s Crystal Apple Awards The post Honoring Teachers: Nominations Are Open for School Specialty’s Crystal

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Enhancing HyFlex Education through the PowerTeaching Framework

This whitepaper explores integrating the PowerTeaching pedagogical approach within a HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) educational model, focusing on employing cooperative learning strategies and efficient classroom management techniques.

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40 Top Back to School Quotes to Get Kids & Teachers Excited for School

SplashLearn

As the summer break wraps up and the school halls come alive again, everyone—teachers and students alike—start feeling excitement and nerves. It’s a time of new beginnings, fresh notebooks, and setting educational goals for the year ahead. Teachers are at the heart of this transition, ready to inspire and guide while students gear up to […] The post 40 Top Back to School Quotes to Get Kids & Teachers Excited for School first appeared on SplashLearn Blog.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Lincoln Content Bank Provides More Than 110K Learning Resources for Grades EK-12

techlearning

With more than 110,000 standards-aligned and curated EK-12 learning assets, the Lincoln Content Bank can save teachers time while facilitating more engaging learning.

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50 Best Persuasive Essay Topics for Kids: Inspire & Persuade

SplashLearn

Persuasive writing is a way to share what you think about something in a way that convinces others to think the same. For young learners, learning how to write persuasively is very important. It helps them learn to talk about their beliefs and understand why others might think differently. This skill is not just about […] The post 50 Best Persuasive Essay Topics for Kids: Inspire & Persuade first appeared on SplashLearn Blog.

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Is Your New Teacher Working Out? Best Practices for Assessing New Teachers

techlearning

When assessing new teachers' performance, here's what to consider

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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The First Professional Athlete To Go From Illiteracy To A Master’s Degree

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today's message is one our sports-obsessed nation needs to hear. In this episode we dive into the extraordinary life of Dean Tolson, a man whose life changed from dribbling basketballs to championing education. Deanat age 32 and went from the high-flying courts of professional basketball to the halls of academics where he not only learned to read but achieved the unimaginable Master's degree.

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5 things to know about high-dosage tutoring

eSchool News

Key points: COVID learning loss is still real–here’s how districts are leveraging tutoring strategies Transforming summer school with high-dosage tutoring 5 ways virtual tutoring reinforces our after-school program For more news on tutoring, see eSN’s Educational Leadership page The benefits of high-dosage tutoring can’t be ignored. Research shows that tutoring is one of the most effective ways to increase academic achievement, including among students from lower socio-economic hou