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Cultivating Digital Literacy through Real World Learning

Digital Promise

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12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

I posted this a few years ago, skipped the topic with all the craziness of the pandemic, and am updating it this year in articles about how to wrap up your school year.: Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September.

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How to block websites in K-12 schools

Hapara

Across schools, students use devices like Chromebooks for learning because it has many advantages. But how do we protect learners while they are working online? It’s essential for schools to keep private information secure and block content that gets in the way of learning.

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24 ideas for creating a discussion-rich classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Discussion can engage students and help them to see different perspectives. Here are strategies you can use to create a discussion-rich classroom. "I

Transform Your Classroom with Apple

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

Apple empowers educators and students by design. In our webinar, we’ll explain how to make the best use of Apple devices in your classroom, and the tools and resources you need for success.

Best Monitor Calibration Tool: Hardware vs Software Calibration

ViewSonic Education

C olor accuracy is critical for all digital artists, and monitor calibration is the only way to ensure that the color displayed on your screen will be the one on paper or on screen when published. In general, the tools can be divided into software calibration and hardware calibration.

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Why Improving Student Learning is So Hard

Iterating Toward Openness

Here are a few brief thoughts about why improving student learning is so hard to do. Improving student learning requires changing student behavior – changing the things students do in order to learn.

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Student well-being and pedagogy by making learning contextual: Tapping into students’ life experience for learning

Hapara

Join H?para’s para’s Senior Director of Innovation, Rich Dixon and Shayla Adams-Stafford as they discuss how providing students with a sense of belonging, keeping them feeling safe and including culturally relevant material is critical for their success as learners.

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Virtual College Tours Continue Expanding Opportunities for K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

For many high school students, touring college campuses in person is a rite of passage. For others, it’s a practical impossibility. News and World Report estimated that families spend between $1,000 and $3,000 per college visit, depending on the proximity of the institution.

Here’s how IT leaders can keep district networks safe

eSchool News

IT teams understand how important cybersecurity measures are, but many struggle to pinpoint where to begin when their resources are limited. And when COVID closed in-person classrooms, it also gave a boost to cybercriminals looking to infiltrate school district networks.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

How To Setup Virtual Reality Or Augmented Reality In Schools For Free

techlearning

Want virtual reality or augmented reality? Here's how to get it free

4 innovative online learning practices educators should keep

eSchool News

Over the past two years, education systems across the nation have been challenged with oscillating shifts, from classroom learning to remote and online learning, and even hybrid approaches, due to COVID-19 precautions and responsiveness.

Transforming Reading Instruction to Include the Science of Reading

edWeb.net

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Eason Rytter Of New York, Ny Named 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar In The Arts

eSchool News

NEW YORK, NY (May 12, 2022) – Eason Rytter, 2022 YoungArts award winner in theater, from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music, Art, and the Performing Arts in New York City, has been named a 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. The U.S.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Inside a college counseling center struggling with the student mental health crisis

The Hechinger Report

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Heidi Schmitt, a therapist at the University of Iowa, sat in her swivel chair and pulled on her snow boots: Time to move. This story also appeared in Mind/Shift.

Can web filtering really harm the kids?

eSchool News

Web filtering is undoubtedly an essential when it comes to school cybersecurity. However, when the service is not set up correctly or a number of blocked categories is way too high, it starts to annoy both staff, and kids.

Kids’ access to recess varies greatly

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story was a special edition of the Early Childhood newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about early learning. Subscribe today!

Case Study: How Weston School District Built a Digital Strategy with Digital Signage, 15 Minutes at a Time

eSchool News

(May 12, 2022) –– Rise Vision has released a new case study of Weston School District, a small school district which serves three rural communities of Cazenovia, Hillpoint, and Lime Ridge, Weston and has a student population of 300 students.

Technology to Support and Empower Users With Disabilities

There is an increasing global focus on accessibility for students in school. When combined with a device management system such as Jamf Pro or Jamf School, the sky’s the limit. Learn how Apple and Jamf can support disabled users in your school.

Get Passionate! Innovative Ways to Leverage Technology | @MyEdTechLife Podcast #edtech #TechWithHeart

techieMusings

I had a chance to sit down with Fonz Mendoza to record episode 109 on his show: My Edtech Life. The title captures the excitement I felt throughout the recording: Get Passionate! Innovative Ways to Leverage Technology.

Pivot Interactives Announces New Iris™ Technology to Increase Students’ Active Phenomena-Based Learning

eSchool News

(May12, 2022) — Pivot Interactives introduces a new set of tools, Iris , which make learning critical science concepts—such as heat transfer, Beer’s Law, light emission, population density, temperature (infrared and blackbody), pH, and wavelength—accessible to students regardless of classroom equipment or teaching experience.

OPINION: Will textbook bans change how students think?

The Hechinger Report

Florida’s rejection of 42 math textbooks for including “prohibited” topics obscures a more nuanced and important issue: Decades of educational research are colliding with American views about freedom and morality.

Double Shift: 6 Stories of Teachers With Side Hustles

ED Surge

Bartender. Nanny. Waitress. Retail worker. Painter. Housekeeper. Graphic designer. One of the realities of classroom teachers in the United States is that many do not make enough money to rely solely on their salary.

Maximize the Power of Multiple Technology Ecosystems

Schools invested in Google education tools or considering these services can achieve strong benefits by blending the best of Google services on Apple hardware, opening the door to a wealth of educational possibilities for students, teachers, and parents.

VHS Learning’s New Flexible Courses Expand Student Options for Online Course Enrollment

eSchool News

Boston – May 12, 2022 – Scheduling flexibility is frequently cited by students and teachers as a major benefit of working with VHS Learning’s asynchronous online courses. Starting in August, students will be able to take advantage of an even more flexibly paced course format.

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Teacher Tech

CS First is a great way to get started with teaching students computer science even if you as the teacher do not have experience with coding or computer science. First s. science! It is critical thinking. The post First S appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

ShopWithScrip Rebrands as RaiseRight, Announces Lou Agnese as Chief Executive Officer

eSchool News

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (May 12, 2022)— ShopWithScrip, the largest gift card fundraising platform in the United States, has rebranded as RaiseRight and announced that Lou Agnese, an executive with extensive experience in consumer-facing digital marketplaces, has been appointed as chief executive officer to drive a new era of growth.

What is Mood Meter and How to Use It to Boost Kids Emotional Intelligence?

Educators Technology

Mood Meter is a tool from Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence that helps students (and everyone else) boost their emotional intelligence (EQ) through developing self-awareness and.read more. SEL apps Social emotional learning

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

Is Hybrid Learning Here to Stay in Higher Ed?

ED Surge

A new study says college students may prefer the flexibility of hybrid classes—but that doesn’t mean they want to leave campus. Holly Burns, for instance, long dreamed of attending the University of California at Berkeley.

How to Build Any School into a Success Story

MiddleWeb

Every school leader needs a focused, intentional process to move a school from what it is to what it can become, writes veteran principal Frank Hagan. Robyn Jackson offers a “new way of thinking” through the phases of her Buildership Model and its 90-day iterative blueprints.

Funny Teacher Memes For 2022

Fractus Learning