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Creative Writing Tips to Energize Essays

Ask a Tech Teacher

Creative writing techniques can make essays more engaging and original while maintaining the required objective structure. A member of the Ask a Tech Teacher team, when preparing an essay example for her class on the impacts of social media on mental health, used freewriting to brainstorm ideas and created a vivid opening scene describing a teenager’s day (she teaches High School), highlighting moments of social media interaction and their emotional effects.

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ISTELive 2024: Educators Must Give Students a Competitive Advantage Over AI

EdTech Magazine

To help her audience better understand the earthshaking impact of generative artificial intelligence, futurist Sinead Bovell, one of the keynote speakers at ISTELive 24 in Denver, compared AI to electricity. Bovell — the founder of WAYE (Weekly Advice for Young Entrepreneurs)— told attendees at the conference’s opening session on Sunday that AI, like electricity, will soon become so deeply embedded in the fabric of society that educators must prepare students to work with it.

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Gamification in Education: Fostering a Growth Mindset

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark When the term “gamification” comes up in the context of education, it is usually introduced as a way to improve student engagement and motivation. Given the dismal state of student engagement in schoolwork, maybe that by itself would be enough. But research has documented a variety of other benefits, including developing persistence and resilience, honing problem-solving skills, building creativity, and much more.

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Technology Advances and Other Modern Trends in Nursing Education

EdTech4Beginners

Digital technology is changing the way that nurses learn their trade. These breakthroughs allow nursing students to replicate the pressures of the hospital setting in a low-stakes environment while also diversifying their instruction and providing them access to a wider range of preparatory materials. The long-term impact of these developments has not yet been fully realized.

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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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PROOF POINTS: This is your brain. This is your brain on screens

The Hechinger Report

One brain study, published in May 2024, detected different electrical activity in the brain after students had read a passage on paper, compared with screens. Credit: Getty Images Studies show that students of all ages, from elementary school to college, tend to absorb more when they’re reading on paper rather than screens. The advantage for paper is a small one, but it’s been replicated in dozens of laboratory experiments , particularly when students are reading about science or other nonfictio

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How District Leaders Make Edtech Purchasing Decisions

Edsurge

Imagine being a district leader tasked with selecting the ideal educational technology tools from a sea of thousands of options. The stakes are high: The right choice can transform classrooms, while the wrong one can waste precious resources. How do you decide? At the heart of this challenge is understanding how districts approach their edtech procurement decisions.

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“I Can’t Hear You with All of Your Talking”

MiddleWeb

Educators tend to fill every moment with our voices, writes teaching coach Patty McGee. Yet the most powerful learning can happen when we are silent, making room for student-to-student communication, customized feedback, and a trusted space for students to reveal what they know. The post “I Can’t Hear You with All of Your Talking” first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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ISTELive News: Easing the edtech burden on schools

eSchool News

Seven leading edtech organizations have developed a system intended to reduce the burden on schools and educators when it comes to assessing digital learning tools. This process aims to help schools quickly and reliably select and implement edtech tools, said ISTE CEO Richard Culatta during the opening of ISTELive 24 in Denver. 1EdTech , CAST , CoSN , Digital Promise , InnovateEDU , ISTE , and SETDA have banded together to work on two critical steps that must take place to reduce the burden on e

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TEACHER VOICE: My students are bombarded with negative ideas about AI, and now they are afraid

The Hechinger Report

Since the release of ChatGPT in November 2022, educators have pondered its implications for education. Some have leaned toward apocalyptic projections about the end of learning, while others remain cautiously optimistic. My students took longer than I expected to discover generative AI. When I asked them about ChatGPT in February 2023, many had never heard of it.

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5 Ways for New Teachers to Mentally Prepare for Teaching

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If you’re a new teacher, here’s what you need to know about getting your mind right for the classroom

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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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344: Play as a catalyst for innovation

The Thinking Stick

This week’s conversation challenges the myth that play is only for young children and emphasizes its value for middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults. Sandra Chow is here and she highlights the role of play in professional development and collaboration, sharing examples from her own experiences. She emphasizes the need for accessible play spaces and suggests incorporating play into different environments, such as classrooms and libraries.

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Implementing an AI Roadmap Framework: Preparing Staff & Students

techlearning

What to consider when implementing AI in your district

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Now See This: Optoma Unveils New Generation of Classroom Displays

eSchool News

Roland Hamilton, Technical Sales Manager at Optoma USA, gives eSchool News a tour of booth 326 and the company’s new displays available for schools. Products include Optoma’s 3rd Generation Creative Touch 5-Series Interactive Displays, designed to support educators and professionals in classrooms and meeting environments while offering versatility for virtual learning and collaboration.

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How to Teach Pronouns to Beginners in 6 Easy Steps

SplashLearn

Pronouns are words that replace nouns, like “he,” “she,” and “they.” They make sentences sound more natural and help avoid repetition. In this blog, you will learn how to teach pronouns to kids with a simple, step-by-step guide. This approach will make it easy for children to understand and use pronouns correctly in their sentences. […] The post How to Teach Pronouns to Beginners in 6 Easy Steps first appeared on SplashLearn Blog.

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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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LG displays an array of tech for the classroom and more 

eSchool News

Follow along with Victoria J. Sanville, Director, Corporate and Public Sector Sales, LG Electronics USA Inc. as she takes eSchool News on the grand tour of booth #1356 on the ISTE show floor. LG provides an innovative, intuitive tech ecosystem—from interactive digital boards, to Chromebooks, projectors, DVLED displays, and more—that empowers immersive, engaging, and interactive learning experiences.

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10 Best Educational Classroom Games for Kids in 2024

SplashLearn

Struggling to keep your students engaged and excited about learning? Classroom games can be the solution you need. They make lessons fun while reinforcing important skills. In this blog, we’ll explore 10 of the best classroom games for kids that can transform your teaching experience and keep your students eager to learn. 1. Free Online […] The post 10 Best Educational Classroom Games for Kids in 2024 first appeared on SplashLearn Blog.

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Unlocking Efficiency: How the Upgraded FUYL Smart Locker System Makes Device Management Safer and Smarter 

eSchool News

eSchool News caught up with LocknCharge CEO James Symons on the ISTE show floor at Booth #1442 about the upgraded features of the new FUYL Smart Locker System, which enables students to get back to learning faster. The system allows tech teams to control device access and track accountability via a software portal, without adding any manual work. Students and staff can process self-serve loaner devices in less than two minutes.

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How to Prepare a Schedule for Preschoolers With Sample

SplashLearn

Do you often wonder how to keep your preschooler’s day organized and stress-free? A well-planned schedule for preschoolers can make a huge difference. In this blog, we’ll explore why a preschool schedule is essential and how to create one that works for your child. How Can a Schedule Help My Preschooler? How to Create a […] The post How to Prepare a Schedule for Preschoolers With Sample first appeared on SplashLearn Blog.

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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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New Chrome Solutions from CTL

eSchool News

CTL CEO Erik Stromquist walks eSchool News through ISTE booth #1774 for a breakdown of the company’s new offerings, which include: The new CTL Chromebook NL73 Series , an 11.6” device delivering 22% faster computing performance; CTL’s Refurbished Chromebooks , budget-friendly devices certified by CTL and ideal for use as entry-level student devices; and CTL Chromebox Solutions , the versatile mini-PC that can power everything from all-in-one desktop computers to school digital signage.

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Second Avenue Learning & USPTO Expand IP Educational Resources for K-12

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Second Avenue Learning and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks, today announced the expansion of instructional offerings on intellectual property and patents with a new YouTube series and interactive storybook. These Keep Reading Second Avenue Learning & USPTO Expand IP Educational Resources for K-12 The post Second Avenue Learning & USPTO Expand IP Educational Resources for K-12 appeared first on America

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Building digital citizenship skills just got easier

eSchool News

ISTE+ASCD’s new Digital Citizenship Lessons resource is intended to help students build healthy digital citizenship know-how. Each of the five digital citizenship competencies is explored through learning activities tailored for different grade levels, ensuring that students of all ages can develop the skills and knowledge necessary to grow and thrive as digital citizens.

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Avantis Education Showcases Cross-curricular Value of ClassVR at ISTELive 24 

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Expanded VR/AR content and enhanced user experience launched in booth #1700 Avantis Education, the leader in virtual reality technology for K-12 schools, is showcasing the cross-curricular value of VR/AR at ISTELive 24 in Denver, June 23-26, 2024, by unveiling a Keep Reading Avantis Education Showcases Cross-curricular Value of ClassVR at ISTELive 24 The post Avantis Education Showcases Cross-curricular Value of ClassVR at ISTELive 24 appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Educati

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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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AudioPen: How to Use It to Teach

techlearning

AudioPen is an AI-powered voice-to-text note-taking tool that's ideal for education

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Back-to-School Enhancements of Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Solutions

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Global edtech leader Discovery Education today unveiled a host of enhancements to its award-winning digital solutions that will help school systems everywhere support teachers as they ignite student curiosity, drive deeper engagement, and propel higher student achievement in the coming Keep Reading Back-to-School Enhancements of Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Solutions The post Back-to-School Enhancements of Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Solutions appeared first on American Consortium

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Easy Flower Crafts for Preschoolers

Twinkl International Publishing

Looking for some easy flower crafts for preschoolers? Then you’re in the right place. Read on to find out all about our flower craft ideas perfect for your early years children.

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This Week in AI with Reed Hepler and Steve Hargadon (June 21, 2024)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've released our next "This Week in AI" recording, back on Fridays. Hope you enjoy! AI summary provide by summarize.tech: [link] 00:00:00 - 00:35:00 In the June 21, 2024 episode of "This Week in AI," hosts Steve Hargadon and Reed Hepler discuss various topics in AI, including the free availability of tools on library.robot.org, personal experiences with using ChatGPT for productivity, and the intersection of music, education, and AI.

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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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Verano con Niños, guía de supervivencia para padres: 10 blogs que necesitas estas vacaciones

Twinkl International Publishing

El verano es perfecto para crear recuerdos inolvidables con los niños. Descubre nuestra Guía de Supervivencia con los 10 mejores blogs para padres, llenos de tips para unas vacaciones maravillosas.

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Edtech orgs outline quality indicators to vet edtech, AI

eSchool News

Key points: Edtech groups are hoping to alleviate the burden schools have when it comes to the evaluation process for digital learning tools 5 can’t-miss events at ISTELive 24 A new teacher’s perspective: Today’s best edtech resources For more ISTELive news, visit eSN’s Live @ ISTE 2024 hub Seven leading edtech organizations have developed a system intended to reduce the burden on schools and educators when it comes to assessing digital learning tools.

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Os Melhores Blogs Sobre Festa Junina no Brasil em 2024

Twinkl International Publishing

Prepare seu chapéu de palha e as músicas de quadrilha, porque aqui na Twinkl já estamos em clima junino! Encontre os melhores blogs de festa junina no Brasil de 2024, cuidadosamente selecionados pela nossa equipe para te ajudar a preparar uma festa junina inesquecível, seja na escola ou em casa, combinando tradição e inovação. Vem com a gente?

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Vivacity Tech PBC Unveils Pro & Enterprise Versions of Dream Asset Management Platform 

eSchool News

eSchool News spoke with Conan Malady, an engineer for Vivacity Tech PBC (Public Benefit Corporation), at booth number #1512 about this week’s launch of the Pro and Enterprise versions of Dream, their Asset Management platform tailored specifically for K12 schools. Dream supports multiple organizations within a single platform, making it a powerful solution in EdTech.

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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.