Fri.Apr 12, 2024

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CoSN2024: Should K-12 Leaders Make AI Education Mandatory in Schools?

EdTech Magazine

While their approaches to artificial intelligence diverged somewhat during the closing session at CoSN2024 in Miami, the keynote speakers agreed that K–12 schools must prepare students for a future with AI. Hadi Partovi, founder of Code.org and Teach AI, and Mike Trucano, a visiting fellow in the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, shared a stage along with CoSN Board Chair Diane Doersch to discuss the power of AI to transform education.

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Creative Fabrica–the Perfect Solution for Teachers, Creators, and Anyone In a Hurry

Ask a Tech Teacher

I–like many teachers–do a lot of prep for my teaching, often requiring digital desktop publishing platforms. Between newsletters for parents, announcements on social media, communications for students and parents, and more, it became a challenge to demonstrate the excitement and engagement of learning through what could be boring tools. Then I got an email from the folks at Creative Fabrica.

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CoSN2024: Could Poor Relationship Skills Derail School Technology Efforts?

EdTech Magazine

Are you a K–12 technology leader dedicated to districtwide digital transformation? It helps if the superintendent’s got your back. It also helps if your IT team feels appreciated. That was the consensus of two California-based superintendent-technology leader duos at the CoSN2024 conference in Miami this week.

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Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders Today: The League of Innovative Students

Digital Promise

This year's spring cohort is embarking on a journey of collaboration, creativity, and community impact to transform education.

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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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It’s Time to Ditch the Idea of Edtech Disruption. But What Comes Next?

Edsurge

COVID-19 was edtech’s big moment, and while digital tools kept learning going for many families and schools, they also faltered. A great deal of edtech purchases went unused , equity gaps widened , and teachers and students were burned out. Combined with sobering reports on the persistent lack of strong evidence for edtech , it’s no wonder why the notion of using technology to “fix broken schools” has fallen out of most startup pitch decks and education TED Talks.

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Using tech to drive innovation in early care and education

eSchool News

Key points: Digital wallets can help ensure ECE funding is distributed efficiently and in compliance It’s budget season: How are you preparing for the fiscal cliff? How to find the right edtech tools for public schools For more news on funding, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership hub Fasten your seatbelts. The past few years in the early care and education (ECE) space have been a figurative roller coaster ride of ups and downs when it comes to the availability and distribution of public fun

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Friday 5: College and career readiness

eSchool News

Key points: College and career readiness helps students reach their goals and become successful A smarter way to think about college 10 ways to teach students for a changing world For more news on college and career, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching Hub When we think of K-12 education, an important aspect is what students do after high school. That might be college, it might be workforce training, or it might be direct entry into a career.

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ISTELive and the ASCD Annual Conference Combined: What You Need To Know

techlearning

The ISTELive and ASCD annual conferences will take place together in a joint convention in San Antonio in the summer of 2025

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Meet the Winners—Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) in Manassas, Virginia wins the 2024 Community Leadership Award for Digital Equity.

eSchool News

The CoSN Community Leadership Award for Digital Equity recognizes a district that is working to address digital equity, narrow the Homework Gap and ensure that all students have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. “PWCS’ commitment to bridging the digital divide is unwavering, and receiving the Community Leadership Award for Digital Equity recognizes the collaborative efforts of our division and schools,” said Matt Guilfoyle, Chief Information Officer, PWCS.

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AllHere Founder and CEO Joanna Smith-Griffin Named to Inc.’s 2024 Female Founders 250 List

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Inc.’s Female Founders list highlights entrepreneurs who run world-changing companies Inc. has selected Joanna Smith-Griffin, the founder and CEO of AllHere, a global leader in artificial intelligence for K-12 education, for the 2024 Inc. Female Founders 250 list. The list Keep Reading AllHere Founder and CEO Joanna Smith-Griffin Named to Inc.’s 2024 Female Founders 250 List The post AllHere Founder and CEO Joanna Smith-Griffin Named to Inc.’s 2024 Female Founders 250 List appeared first on Amer

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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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Meet the Winners—Dr. Kellie Wilks, Chief Technology Officer, of Ector County Independent School District, TX (ECISD)

eSchool News

The CoSN Withrow CTO Award recognizes an exceptional district CTO who serves as a true technology champion and whose leadership has been transformative for their school system. The award honors Frank Withrow, a pioneer and champion of K-12 education technology. “It’s nice to be recognized,” said Dr. Kellie Wilks, Chief Technology Officer, ECISD. “I humbly accept this award on behalf of the whole Technology division.

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Protecting Student Data Privacy When Reviewing EdTech Apps

Lightspeed Systems

Student data privacy is a primary concern when using edtech apps, and a new resource exists to make educators’ evaluations of apps easier.

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Vernier Science Education Selects 10 Inspiring STEM Teachers to Join Its New Vernier Trendsetters Community

eSchool News

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Vernier Science Education has selected ten outstanding high school STEM teachers from across the nation to join the newly formed Vernier Trendsetters Community. This select professional learning community marks a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to supporting educators, fostering STEM literacy, and revolutionizing classroom learning experiences.

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ALAS Executive Director Dr. Maria Armstrong Invited to Speak at Courageous Conversation® Event

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Armstrong to speak about the power of story and the need for more multicultural books and resources in schools Dr. Maria Armstrong, executive director of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS), will speak at the 2024 Courageous Conversation Keep Reading ALAS Executive Director Dr. Maria Armstrong Invited to Speak at Courageous Conversation® Event The post ALAS Executive Director Dr.

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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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How to Use an Online Exam Maker Effectively?

Think Exam

Using online exam software effectively is a crucial skill for educators and trainers. These online exam creation tools offer a convenient and efficient way to create and grade assessments. Here, we will provide a comprehensive guide on how to use the exam software effectively.

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What Happens When K–12 IT Leaders Consolidate Their Schools’ Ed Tech?

EdTech Magazine

IT departments are strapped for time and resources. Educators are combating tech overload and burnout. Yet, many K–12 school districts are still dealing with a plethora of patchworked applications, services and solutions, creating the problems tech is supposed to solve. On top of that, each of these applications costs time and money to deploy and manage.

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Maximizing BEAD Funding to Connect MDUs: State Challenge Process

Education Superhighway

Allocations from the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program and the Digital Equity Act (DEA) can achieve maximum impact by prioritizing bringing high-speed home internet to households in unserved and underserved affordable multifamily housing (MDUs). Installing internet and Wi-Fi infrastructure or providing reduced-cost broadband within a multi-family residential building is an eligible use of these funds and has the potential to connect nearly four million U.S. h