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3 tips to combat chronic absenteeism in high schools

eSchool News

Key points: Light-touch, low-cost interventions focused on attendance can pay dividends Student success is impacted by issues outside of school, survey finds How bullying contributes to K-12 student absenteeism For more news on student success, visit eSN’s SEL & Well-Being hub One surefire way to support student success? Consistent, positive family communication.

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3 Myths About Identity and Access Management

EdTech Magazine

As the threat landscape continues to evolve, so does security. But amid all of the change is a constant: the importance of identity and access management. IAM is a cornerstone of cyber resilience and security preparedness. But the longer it’s around, the more misconceptions about it arise. We investigated some of the biggest myths about IAM so that users can separate fact from fiction.

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What You Might Have Missed in May–What’s up in June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the past month: Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer Tech Tips to End the School Year AI has potential to upend student testing A Typing Website With a Twist 5 Innovative Tech Projects for High Schoolers How do you teach the hard to teach class? Watch the video. How to Track My Child’s Location 12 Innovative Digital Tools to Engage High School Students May Is Homeschool Awareness Month–Check our Subscriber Special Ethics and the Use of AI in Essays Here’s

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Latest AI Announcements Mean Another Big Adjustment for Educators

Edsurge

Tech giants Google, Microsoft and OpenAI have unintentionally assigned educators around the world major homework for the summer: Adjusting their assignments and teaching methods to adapt to a fresh batch of AI features that students will enter classrooms with in the fall. Educators at both schools and colleges were already struggling to keep up with ChatGPT and other AI tools during this academic year, but a fresh round of announcements last month by major AI companies may require even greater a

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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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4 Reasons K-12 Districts Should Embrace GenAI Now

Lightspeed Systems

Artificial intelligence isn’t going anywhere – K-12 schools will be better served by making the necessary guidelines to get off the sidelines.

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When Schools And Parents Don’t Talk

TeachThought - Learn better.

by Terry Heick Having gone on for decades now, discussions around the idea of ed reform are a bit tired. They seem pointless. Exhausting. A waste of time and creative bandwidth. Bottom-up change is exhausting and top-down change is exhausting for entirely different reasons. Rather than state or federal policy, make schools and communities accountable to one another.

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A checklist no one wants: 8 steps to take after a school shooting

The Hechinger Report

Heather Martin was a 17-year-old senior at Columbine High School when a school shooting took the lives of 12 classmates and one teacher. More than two decades later, in 2021, she was an English teacher at Aurora Central High School in Colorado when six of the school’s students were shot at a park across the street from the campus. Martin was one of several experts and survivors of school shootings who spoke about recovering from gun violence during a recent webinar hosted by the Department of E

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Google’s Classroom Toolkit

Shake Up Learning

The post Google’s Classroom Toolkit appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this video presentation from our Summer Learning Series , Katie Moran shares Google tips and tricks for up-leveling your classroom. Not to be confused with the Google Classroom platform, this jam-packed session is a toolkit of Google tips and tricks for teachers, including Chrome, Docs, Slides, and more.

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Special bonus episode: Try out our Free Power of Play Planner!

The Thinking Stick

Tricia and Jeff are so excited about the soon to start ‘Power of Play’ summer pod series, so they thought they would bring listeners a special free resource to pair with it. Would you like to be more intentional with play this summer? Grab our free template and get started today: [link] Tune in Monday for the first episode in our Power of Play series.

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Science Buddies: How to Use It to Teach Science

techlearning

Science Buddies is the ultimate science project assistance tool for students and teachers.

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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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Empowering Educators: Inside the AI Coaching Model at Honors Academy

Edthena

The Big Ideas in Education podcast recently welcomed Dr. Andi Morency, the Executive Director and Principal of the Honors Academy of Literature charter school in Reno, Nevada. They discuss the school’s AI-driven professional development model, which leverages Edthena’s AI Coach and Video Coaching platforms to enhance teacher growth and student outcomes.

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Do AI Models Plagiarize?

PlagiarismCheck

Some have greeted AI models as the ultimate problem-solvers, while others have rejected the ground-breaking technologies, fearing they will irreversibly change the job market, education, and creative fields. In any case, by now, it has become apparent that AI tools stay with us and transform the way we learn, create, and work, but they should be measured by rules and implemented with caution.

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Using AI for Self-Reflection and Professional Growth (Via Digital Learning Today Podcast)

Edthena

In the news The Digital Learning Today podcast recently welcomed founder and CEO of Edthena, Adam Geller to discuss how AI can be used for self-evaluation by staff members in the classroom. They discuss: The emergence of AI in education How AI can support teacher professional learning How the AI Coach platform works/supports teachers and coaches Should AI Coach replace in-person coaching?

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Funds For Learning Commends FCC Approval of Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program

eSchool News

EDMOND, Okla.— On June 6, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to approve the Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program. This three-year initiative aims to bolster the cybersecurity defenses of school and library broadband networks by providing up to $200 million in Universal Service Fund support. The program will fund advanced firewalls, endpoint protection, identity authentication, and monitoring systems, ensuring these critical institutions can better protect

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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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Funds For Learning Commends FCC Approval of Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program

American Consortium for Equity in Education

New Initiative to Provide $200 Million in Funding for Enhanced Cybersecurity Measures in Educational Institutions On June 6, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to approve the Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program. This three-year initiative aims to bolster Keep Reading Funds For Learning Commends FCC Approval of Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program The post Funds For Learning Commends FCC Approval of Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program

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Unlocking Potential: K12 eTextbook Platform Excellence

Kitaboo on EdTech

One aspect of technology that has had a huge influence on K12 learning are digital textbooks. This inclination and steep rise in online learning resources have led to a demand for digital learning platforms. As the adoption of digital course materials continues to rise, it is transforming the K12 learning landscape in ways that were unimaginable just a few decades ago.

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MSP Sales Operations Guide

SecurEdge

MSP sales reps have a lot on their plates, but according to a study from Salesforce , only 28% of their time goes to actual selling—especially if you’re not using modern CPQ software.

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Welcome to ISTE 2024

eSchool News

Read and see highlights of the speakers, topics, and technologies showcased this year.

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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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Despite guidance, generative AI remains a challenge for educators

eSchool News

Key points: In the past year, educators have seen massive changes in generative AI use What’s the latest on AI in education? New group targets AI skills in education and the workforce For more news on AI in education, visit eSN’s Digital Learning hub Teachers are still struggling with generative AI use even with policy-setting and training around the technology, according to new survey research from the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT).

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