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Should the question “Will AI replace teachers?” really be asked?


Umm… No. I really think it shouldn’t. So if you just clicked on the headline looking for a short Yes or No answer, I just gave it to you. You’re welcome. However, if you have a few minutes to spare and care to know the reasons behind my very short answer, keep scrolling. I only have two of them.

April is Financial Literacy Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

The latest national data reports that while a growing number of students graduate high school, college enrollments are decreasing. Students cite a lot of reasons for that: I can’t afford it. I can’t get in. It’s too hard. I have a good job. It isn’t worth it.

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Why investing in real-world feedback R&D could revolutionize assessments

The Christensen Institute

Last May, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) jointly requested new approaches to education to help tackle issues regarding student nonfiction writing, math comprehension, and executive functions—all challenges that have implications for future college and career success. Fast forward to today, and a recently released report details the over 400 responses the foundations received from field experts and practitioners.

10 activities to integrate SEL in your classroom

eSchool News

Students are at their best in environments that focus on respecting and educating them as whole people.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

7 Advantages Digital Assessments Have over Paper Tests and Exams


There is no question that technology is changing education. Teaching and evaluating students is no longer restricted to the four corners of the classroom. It can happen anytime and anywhere with the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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In the News: K-12 Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From ‘Constant Barrage of Attacks’

Doug Levin

Cross-posted at the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center: [link]. As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin. K-12 Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From ‘Constant Barrage of Attacks’.” Education Week. 19 March 2019. Relying solely on ad hoc efforts to manage school cybersecurity risk is like playing football without a helmet,” said Doug Levin, the CEO of consulting group EdTech Strategies, which operates the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center.

Are You An Edupreneur?


In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome Podcaster and Documentarian Dr. Will Deyamport on the program to discuss the new documentary “The Edupreneur.”

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In These Divisive Times, Program Pairs Students with Refugees Around the World


In Jill Armstrong’s social studies classes, when students learn about other countries, they don’t just learn from textbooks and news articles, which she says can seem abstract and elusive to teenagers. Armstrong, who teaches at a high school in Eastern Kentucky, likes to weave in “that human aspect, because it makes it more real,” she says.

A Broader Approach to Academic Discourse

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Help Students Craft Mindful Class Responses


In Reading with Presence discover how Marilyn Pryle gives students an opportunity to organize their thoughts, reactions, opinions, and questions in writing, so they're prepared and even eager to participate in class discussions. Definitely a keeper, writes Anne Anderson.

How to Go Back to School, Higher-Ed Leadership Edition


The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. Dear Bonni, My question is how to prepare yourself for a doctorate in leadership in higher ed, even when you are over 50! I am a former high-tech executive with an MBA, turned severe special needs elementary educator, mother of 7 (4 in college, 3 in high school) who is looking at that next step in my career.

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New Edthena Dashboard Helps Decision Makers Understand the Use and Impact of Video Coaching


“Organization Stats aggregates data across all user groups to show how Edthena is being used—not just if it is being used,” said Adam Geller, founder and CEO of Edthena

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3 Questions to Help Leverage Barriers in Education

The Principal of Change

You want to try something new in your school or classroom and it seems hard to make your vision into a reality. Here are a few quick questions that might help you through the process. Is this opportunity best for the learners you serve?

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Class Tech Tips: How To Record Your Spark Video in Multiple Languages


In this blog post I share a strategy to support families, students and community members who speak more than one language

12 Basic iPad Tips Teachers Should Know about

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad is radically transforming education and revolutionizing the way we teach and learn. With over 80,000 educational apps created specifically for iPad, both teachers and students more

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Today's Newsletter: Curation Tools Are Key to Managing OER


Good repositories of Open Education Resources (OER) are starting to flourish at all levels. MERLOT is the de facto search engine for finding curated OER resources. George Mason University’s Masons OER Metafinder (MOM) is probably my current favorite.

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Quick Writes to Kindle Kids’ Hearts and Minds


In SPARK!, a book about quick writes, Paula Bourque offers a powerful teaching tool to help students find ideas, discover their voices and build confidence about writing. Teacher educator Linda Biondi notes the frequent, low-stakes writing can stretch across content areas. Book Reviews Writing content areas daily writing Linda Biondi Paula Bourque quick writes reflections resources SEL Stenhouse stories templates

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Amplify Launches New Adaptive Reading Program


“This program is extremely engaging and interactive for each student,” said Brittany, a 2nd-grade teacher in Utah who used an early version of Amplify Reading


Students Against Contract Cheating: Competition Winners


Competition winners, Rachel Baylis and Alice O'Dowd, share their thoughts on contract cheating? and what inspired them to stand against it


Triple Bottom Line Results Is the New Education Business Model


“We’re committed to a triple bottom line, having a successful company, providing powerful impact to our customers, and positively contributing to society and our environment

Elizabeth Warren Wants to Break Up Big Tech. What Would That Mean for Education?

Marketplace K-12

Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren wants Google, Amazon, and Facebook regulated as "platform utilities." What would that mean for the companies' roles in education? The post Elizabeth Warren Wants to Break Up Big Tech. What Would That Mean for Education? appeared first on Market Brief.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

edWeb 2019 Teacher Professional Learning Survey

edWeb is a professional learning network that provides teachers and all educators with the personalized professional learning and collaboration needed to improve education and student learning.

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day


World Down Syndrome Awareness Day, celebrated on March 21, encourages people all over the world to raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.

Citelighter: Engaging, All-In-One Research Tool Aids in Paper Writing


This smart, intuitive system supports students in every step of the writing process

Addressing Charter School Facility Needs: Actions for States


For a small cost, states can save public charter schools billions of dollars and enable these schools to build long-term roots in their communities.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.