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6 ways to prepare students for an AI future

Ditch That Textbook

AI is developing rapidly. It’s poised to make significant changes to our world and the workforce. No matter what comes our way, we can still prepare students to adapt to it. Here are 6 shifts we can make in our classrooms right away. Artificial intelligence has been growing by leaps and bounds. Some of us look […] The post 6 ways to prepare students for an AI future appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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The Coaching Effect: Peer-to-Peer Advice

Catlin Tucker

While reading Adam Grant’s new book, Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things , I was struck by his distinction between teaching and coaching. He writes, “Teaching others can build our competence. But it’s coaching others that elevates our confidence.” He describes the “coaching effect” as our confidence in our ability to overcome challenges and struggles after we have helped guide another person through them (pg. 137).

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Commercial Projectors for Digital Signage: A Buying Guide?

ViewSonic Education

Choosing the best commercial projector for a digital signage solution can be challenging. The device must consistently deliver a clear, bright, and sizable image day and night. Additionally, it should endure dusty and crowded environments, offer adaptable installation options for diverse spaces, and seamlessly integrate with your AV system to enable remote operation.

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This Strategy Helped My Students Learn to Disagree Respectfully

Edsurge

“What will you remember about our class?” I asked my English class in May, during the last month of their senior year. My students sat quietly considering the question. “I will remember how we would disagree, but we were still very respectful, and I just loved it. I loved how much respect we hold for one another,” one of them said. I nodded to show that I understood and that this was also important to me.

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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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The Problem With How You Discuss Reading

The Jose Vilson

Kids can’t read. At least that’s what we’ve been told to believe by folks trying to dismantle public education. Proponents of this refrain use frivolous things like standardized test scores with no reflection on what they’re conveying. It’s a prickly discussion to have given our current educational environment, happening in the midst of a censorship movement against books perceived to be more racially and/or LGBTQIA+ inclusive, a critical eye on what’s been du

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How an AI-Powered Tool Accelerated Student Writing

Edsurge

As educators seek innovative methods to engage students and enhance the learning experience, artificial intelligence (AI) is proving to be an invaluable asset. For English Language Arts (ELA) teachers, AI-powered writing tools help to provide immediate feedback, guiding students through the writing process and fostering a more personalized approach to learning.

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Helping Students Master New Content and the English Language 

Discovery Education

How Do You Explain the Mitochondria to Someone Who Doesn’t Speak English? I often joke that one of the first vocabulary terms I teach my students anymore is the word, “no.” As a biology teacher, there are a myriad of words and phrases my students need to know to understand the course content. My true […] The post Helping Students Master New Content <em>and</em> the English Language appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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Three Ideas for Creating More Equitable & Personal Assessments

American Consortium for Equity in Education

By Dr. Tim Hudson, Chief Learning Officer, Discovery Education When I was in graduate school, the first “paper” assigned in my Qualitative Analysis class was to explain the differences between qualitative and quantitative research methods. I say “paper” because my Keep Reading Three Ideas for Creating More Equitable & Personal Assessments The post Three Ideas for Creating More Equitable & Personal Assessments appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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As teens rethink college and career options, counselors are trying to adapt

eSchool News

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters. When students come into Danielle Insel’s college and career advising office with their sights set on higher education, she has a checklist of next steps ready. For years, around nine out of 10 kids fell into that camp, she estimates. But recently, a growing number of seniors–upwards of 30 percent, she guesses–have told her they have no intention of going to college.

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OPINION: Ask not what can be done with a humanities degree

The Hechinger Report

“What are you going to do with that?” is a question I heard often from my family as both an undergraduate and a graduate student. Yes, I was an English major. My older siblings were going to nursing and medical school and all of my cousins were pursuing engineering, science and business degrees. So there was always an edge to that question every time it came up at family gatherings.

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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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Using Tech & Data to Empower Teachers

techlearning

After starting out in business, Tech & Learning Innovative Leader Award winner Mary Jane Warden fell in love with teaching and the potential to facilitate learning with technology

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Addressing Absenteeism and Tardiness in Education: A Mental Health Perspective

Gaggle Speaks

In the realm of education, absenteeism and tardiness among students are pressing concerns that can significantly impact their academic performance and overall well-being. As an advocate for mental health awareness, it is important to connect the underlying issues between student attendance patterns and mental health.

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Distraction Management: Preparing Students for the Future

edWeb.net

Watch the Recording Listen to the Podcast In classrooms and workplaces, the biggest enemy of productivity and safety is distraction. During the edLeader Panel “ The Skills List | Case 74: Distraction as a Workplace Hazard ,” Kevin Baird, Chairman of the Global Center for College and Career Readiness, talked with Ruth Brus, Vice President of Learning Services at Meteor Education, and Levi Belnap of Merlyn Mind, about managing the biggest cause of distractions in the classroom.

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Ello, World’s Most Advanced AI Reading Coach Recognized by Common Sense Media as Top AI Tool

eSchool News

SAN FRANCISCO (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ello , developer of the world’s most advanced AI reading coach, announced today that Common Sense Media rated the Ello app as one of its top 10 AI products for ethical use, transparency, safety and impact. Ello received an overall ranking of 4 out of 5 and 5 out of 5 for privacy and kids’ safety in Common Sense Media’s first-ever AI-ratings system.

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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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The Peak Learning Times for Middle School Kids

MiddleWeb

Adolescents are particularly susceptible to circadian rhythms – the physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle – writes principal Mike Gaskell. Educators can do more to plan academic lessons and other content to take advantage of peak learning times. The post The Peak Learning Times for Middle School Kids first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Why diversity and STEM education are critical to our future workforce

eSchool News

Key points: It is imperative that we bring STEM to those without easy STEM access STEM careers are set to grow by more than 10 percent by 2031 See related article: 3 best practices to create a STEM-focused school For more news on STEM education, visit eSN’s STEM & STEAM page STEM allow us to push the boundaries of innovation, enabling people to step foot on the moon, develop lifesaving health care, and advance clean forms of energy.

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Build Your Ed Leadership Network to Drive Positive Change

edWeb.net

Watch the Recording Listen to the Podcast During the edLeader Panel “ Mastering the Art of Building Your Ed Leadership Network ,” a distinguished panel of educators and industry veterans engaged in a thought-provoking discussion centered around leveraging personal networks to maximize educational outcomes in their respective districts. The panel included Dr.

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ThingLink: How to Use It to Teach

techlearning

ThingLink puts rich media at your fingertips for classroom experiences beyond the physical class.

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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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Create Badges in Google Sheets

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Wanting to gamify your class with badges? One option is to create badges in Google Sheets. Create a list of achievements and add a badge for each one. The post Create Badges in Google Sheets appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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Scrible: How To Use It To Teach

techlearning

Scrible is a research and writing tool that's ideal for education.

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312: Can we use AI to teach creative writing?

The Thinking Stick

Delve into the transformative world of generative AI text-to-image technology and its burgeoning role in creative writing. Our journey begins with an exploration of how AI-generated images can act as creative catalysts for writers, offering a vivid, visual interpretation of their penned thoughts. We discuss the free guide available to help educators try out the ‘tone words’ and vocabular work Jeff and Tricia discuss.

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Strengthening Tier 1 With High-Impact Instructional Practices

techlearning

A key and sometimes overlooked component of MTSS is Tier 1 universal instruction.

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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.

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Inspire Lesson Plan with Notes: Boost Intervention

N2Y

See how Inspire guides teacher-led instruction through time-saving, ready-made lesson plans. The post Inspire Lesson Plan with Notes: Boost Intervention appeared first on n2y.

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Lightspeed Systems® Selected for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Health Equity Initiative 

Lightspeed Systems

Lightspeed Systems to Receive Computing Credits and Technical Expertise for Advancing Equitable Mental Health, Wellness, and Education for Underserved Student Populations Austin, Texas —November 27, 2023—Today, Lightspeed Systems, the edtech market leader in digital safety, security, and equity solutions, announced that it has been selected as part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Health Equity Initiative , a $40 million, three-year commitment, supporting organizations developing solutions to ad

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CURRENT TRENDS IN GRADING

American Consortium for Equity in Education

A VISIT WITH SYLVAN LEARNING VP OF EDUCATION, EMILY MITCHELL ON GRADING EQUITY, GRADING EXPECTATIONS AND HOW GRADE INFLATION AFFECTS YOUR STUDENTS LEARNING AND TEST PREP NEEDS. The post CURRENT TRENDS IN GRADING appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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Big Deals—Khan Academy Boosts National Civics Bee, AI Tackles Campus Safety, and Stanford Offers Online Math

eSchool News

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation this month announced the launch of the 2024 National Civics Bee. The competition is expanding to 27 states for the 2023-2024 school year, tripling its reach from nine states last year. Students may apply for the competition here. The deadline to enter is January 8, 2024. The National Civics Bee is a nationwide competition that encourages young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities.

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the EdTech Industry: Assessing the Influence

AI-powered tools like virtual assistants and chatbots provide instant guidance and support, while data analytics offer valuable insights for educators and administrators.

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PARENT VOICE: In a shortage, parents can be an untapped source of new teachers

The Hechinger Report

When I became a mom, I thought my dream of teaching would have to remain just that: a dream. Juggling single parenthood was a full-time job in and of itself. I didn’t have the support or resources to pursue the path to becoming a teacher, even though I thought I could be a great one and it was what I so desperately wanted to do. Barriers to entering the profession are too high.

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