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6 Tips for Protecting Student Data Privacy

techlearning

The award-winning edtech specialists at Oak Grove Union School District in California share their tips for protecting student data privacy while still utilizing the latest tech tools.

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9 Ideas for Ending the School Year Well

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Years ago when I discussed strategy with a Disney Cruise leader, they told me that people tend to remember how an experience starts and how it ends. Therefore, they designed events with intentionality, particularly on the first day and the last night. So, I adopted this approach in my own classroom and so has today's guest fourth-grade teacher, Alana Stanton.

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4 Simple Ways K–12 Teachers Can Practice Digital Self-Care

EdTech Magazine

Back when I was a campus principal, everyone knew that my professional “love language” was both giving and receiving gifts. Find me a snack cake, and I can spout a rhyme that can be attached and distributed to our team. Before the pandemic, my leadership team regularly shared treats that revolved around meeting tangible needs. These days, when 55 percent of educators are ready to leave the profession earlier than planned, according to a recent survey from the National Education Association, the

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Tech Teacher Appreciation Week

Ask a Tech Teacher

I posted this article last year, got lots of reads, so am republishing with some updates. I’ve included information about: How tech teachers are different than other teachers. Why tech and the teacher who manages it in your school has become more important than ever. How to talk to a tech teacher (hint: they’re a little different; heed these suggestions).

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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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Solving Curricular Challenges: Driving Change through a Clear Vision

Education Elements

In our work with districts across the country, we frequently hear questions about instructional materials–from how to select high quality programs that match their needs, to building processes that are inclusive of key stakeholders, to developing sustainable processes for regularly reviewing and refining curriculum, just to name a few. Oftentimes, we see teams wanting to jump directly into reviewing materials or selecting a new program.

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Why a Teacher-First Approach Is a Win for Edtech and Education

Edsurge

Unsolicited and ill-informed advice on how experts should do their job rarely lands well. Bearing that in mind, unless you've spent years in classrooms full of students, working against the demands of curriculum mandates, IEP or 504 modifications and state testing requirements, I implore you—each of my colleagues in edtech proffering your solutions to schools—to begin conversations by asking teachers what they need.

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Wordtune- A Great Artificial Intelligence Based Writing Assistant

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Wordtune is an artificial intelligence-powered writing assistant that helps users improve their writing style. Wordtune understands the context of your writing and provides you with smart suggestions.read more.

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3 ways schools can support youth mental health

eSchool News

The collective damage caused by the pandemic has yet to be fully understood, but the toll it has taken on youth mental health and emotional well-being is becoming exceedingly apparent. Widespread social isolation and loneliness, uncertainty, parental loss of a job, the widening digital divide, feelings of anxiety over becoming ill, and loss of a loved one have all contributed to the current mental health crisis.

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New! Extensions Menu in Google Docs

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Check out the new Extensions and Tools menu in Google Docs. New! Extensions Menu in Google Docs will allow you to code Google Docs with the Apps Script option. The post New! Extensions Menu in Google Docs appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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8 Popular Nonfiction Books for Kids to Read & Cherish

SplashLearn

Reading shapes kids' minds and lives. Check out the best 8 nonfiction books for kids that would acquaint them to the real world and diversify their minds! The post 8 Popular Nonfiction Books for Kids to Read & Cherish first appeared on SplashLearn.

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamsons Principles Post-Pandemic: Technologys 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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Rubrics: 5 Go-to Ways to Engage Students

MiddleWeb

The more students interact with the rubric, the more ownership they take over it, writes Megan Kelly. Once they feel empowered by the rubric, they can use it as a tool to accomplish their goals rather than a means of judgment, putting them on the same team as the teacher. The post Rubrics: 5 Go-to Ways to Engage Students first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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PROOF POINTS: Lessons from transfer schools

The Hechinger Report

Alternative high schools often get a bad rap. Test scores, graduation rates and attendance records can make them look like failure factories. In New York City, only 54 percent of students graduated from high school within six years at the city’s 50 transfer schools, which is the name the city uses because students who fall behind “transfer” from traditional high schools, where 83 percent of students managed to graduate within six years.

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Best Practices for Blending SEL and Technology

techlearning

Blending technology with solid pedagogy and social-emotional learning needs.

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Best Classroom Games to Help Teachers Elevate Their Efforts

SplashLearn

Classroom games have many benefits, from improving creativity to cognitive skills. Check out the best classroom and online games for students here! The post Best Classroom Games to Help Teachers Elevate Their Efforts first appeared on SplashLearn.

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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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What Is Augmented Reality?

techlearning

Augmented Reality could be the future of teaching and it's available to use right now.

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How to optimise your institution’s website to increase college admissions

Linways Technologies

We have ample reasons to be sure about the necessity of a good website. But one of the biggest reasons you need a quality website is the impact it makes on the admissions. Your website is the first point of contact for potential students as well as the parents. It is where the first impression of your college is created. Also, a website is the display of your culture, values and achievements.

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The Top 10 Lego Alternatives For Kids

Fractus Learning

Table of Contents The Best Toys Like LEGOs Compared The Best Lego Alternative Toys Reviewed Best Overall LEGO Alternative: Lincoln Logs – 100th Anniversary Tin-111 Pieces-Real Wood Logs Best Toy Like LEGOs For Toddlers: Bristle Blocks Best Engineering Focused LEGO Alternative: Meccano Super Construction 25-in-1 Building Set Picasso Tiles Magnetic Tiles Building Toys Great For Spatial Development: Magna-Tiles 32-Piece Clear Colors Set Best Toddler Building Toy: Mega Bloks First Builders Big

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How to optimise your institution’s website to increase college admissions

Linways Technologies

We have ample reasons to be sure about the necessity of a good website. But one of the biggest reasons you need a quality website is the impact it makes on the admissions. Your website is the first point of contact for potential students as well as the parents. It is where the first impression of your college is created. Also, a website is the display of your culture, values and achievements.

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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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How to study for the AP exams more efficiently

Brainscape

Sweet baby carrots , is it that time of the year again? The Advanced Placement or AP exams are around the corner so you’ve come here to either have a pressing question answered or to learn how to study for your AP exams more efficiently (or both). We get it. The AP exams are a big deal : this is your chance to get your tertiary education off to an excellent start, while also possibly saving a lot of time and money on college tuition if you score well.

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Best ABC Song for Kids That Will Make Them Dance & Enjoy

SplashLearn

Language development is a critical step in children's development. An ABC song for kids is a great tool to aid growth. Use these 5 famous alphabet songs to get your kids learning and grooving! The post Best ABC Song for Kids That Will Make Them Dance & Enjoy first appeared on SplashLearn.

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Recognize Your School’s Teacher Leaders With the 2022 Teacher Leader Impact Award

Edthena

Know a teacher leader who deserves recognition for the impact they have had in their school and community this year? Celebrate teacher leadership by nominating educators for the 2022 Teacher Leader Impact Award. What Makes a Teacher Leader? The Teacher Leader Impact Award celebrates those educators who take on all the “extra” to impact their broader school and district community.

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Daily Schedule for Kids: Best Tips & Tools to Nurture a Growth Mindset

SplashLearn

Improving your child's daily productivity is essential and we're here to make that process easy. Check out this blog for the best tips on creating a daily schedule for kids & compliment it with some online tools! The post Daily Schedule for Kids: Best Tips & Tools to Nurture a Growth Mindset first appeared on SplashLearn.

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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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SJSU iSchool Event: "Understanding and Supporting the Asian and Pacific Islander Community" Webcast Symposium

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The School of Information at San José State University is the founding sponsor of the Library 2.0 conference series, a partnership we have had for 12 years. Please consider attending their free symposium coming up next Tuesday. Details are below. An Authentic Lens: Understanding and Supporting the Asian and Pacific Islander Community Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Symposium MAY 10, 2022 - 10:00AM - 12:00PM US-PACIFIC TIME ( click here to see in your own time zone ) The SJSU School of

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101 Hard Trivia Questions to Make Your Children Think on Their Feet

SplashLearn

Hard trivia questions can make kids wiser! They teach them things like reasoning skills, and develop a better understanding of the world around them. Use these trivia questions for a quiz with you little ones today! The post 101 Hard Trivia Questions to Make Your Children Think on Their Feet first appeared on SplashLearn.

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The Mental Health Crisis Causing Teachers to Quit

Edsurge

Lesley Allen will never know what triggered her final panic attack last fall. She was outside supervising a group of students during a mask break at her middle school in South Berwick, Maine, when she felt a sense of overwhelming dread. Her anxiety spiked, her heart thumped out of her chest and her left arm went numb. I’m having a heart attack , she thought.

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Yoga for Kids: Most Useful Starting Guide

SplashLearn

Yoga for kids can help you make your child more balanced and centered in life. They can focus more and learn better. Check out this helpful starting guide on yoga for kids! The post Yoga for Kids: Most Useful Starting Guide first appeared on SplashLearn.

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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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The Future of Work Is Flexible. Will Higher Ed Stay Stuck in the Past?

Edsurge

The University of Iowa recently released the final report for its Future of Work@Iowa project. The project sought to “reimagine” how and where employees work after the pandemic, with a focus on “understanding the long-term potential for remote and hybrid work, flexible schedules, and other types of work arrangements”—arrangements it collectively calls “flexible work.

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OPINION: Too many Black and Latino students are ‘academically alone’ in advanced classes

The Hechinger Report

In high school, I was the only student of color in all but one of my advanced classes. Except for my time on the basketball team and some joyful moments in study hall, I didn’t see my friends from the neighborhood at school. I created a term to describe this experience: “academically alone.”. I rationalized my solitude by telling myself that I was unique.

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