Fri.May 24, 2024

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Tech Tips to End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September. There are endless backups, shares, cleanings, changed settings, and vacation messages that — if not done right — can mean big problems when you return from summer vacation. If you have a school device, a lot of the shutdown steps will be done by the IT folks as they backup, clean, reformat, and maybe re-image your device.

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Refreshing Your Devices? Here’s What You Need to Know!

EdTech Magazine

Today, 94 percent of public schools provide digital devices to students, in part due to the need caused by the pandemic. K–12 IT leaders must reflect on what we learned during that time and use that knowledge to guide our approach to refreshing our districts’ devices, especially with the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund cliff approaching.

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The Role of Cognitive Skills in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are “three closely linked values held by many organizations that are working to be supportive of different groups of individuals, including people of different races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, genders and sexual orientations.”[1] As the McKinsey explainer that provided that definition of DEI elaborates, the business literature offers substantial evidence that diverse executive teams are connected to stronger financial p

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Friday 5: Digital equity in schools

eSchool News

Key points: Digital equity gives each student what they need to develop digital skills How school leaders can foster a culturally responsive framework DEI in action: eSN Innovation Roundtable For more news on digital equity, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership hub Digital equity in schools is centered around the idea that all children should have access to the digital components necessary to support learning and to help them build skills for success beyond high school.

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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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Gemini for Google Education: Highlights of their Latest AI Release (May 2024)

Adam Watson Edtech Elixirs

It's been a big month for generative AI updates! Back on May 13, ChatGPT announced ChatGPT-4o (as in "Omni") , a "new flagship model that can reason across audio, vision, and text in real time." In various short videos, that new "reasoning" was demonstrated in pretty remarkable ways. Fire up the app on your laptop, and it actively listens and even participate in your meeting (providing insights and summaries), or it can tutor you on understanding a math problem.

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Equitable learning with small-group instruction and student-tracking

eSchool News

Key points: A rotation-based approach ensures students receive equitable learning opportunities 5 educators share insights into teaching and learning Student engagement requires more than edtech tools For more news on classroom learning, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching hub In the realm of education, balancing instructional strategies like small-group instruction and student-tracking presents both challenges and opportunities for fostering equitable learning environments.

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Outlier by Savvas Named to TIME World’s Top EdTech Companies 2024 List

eSchool News

PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY — Savvas Learning Company , a next-generation K-12 learning solutions leader, is excited to announce that Outlier by Savvas, its online dual-enrollment course offerings, has been named to TIME World’s Top EdTech Companies 2024 list. Outlier by Savvas ranked #73 on this new global ranking of the 250 top edtech companies by TIME in partnership with Statista, a statistics and market research company.

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Beyond Paper: Convert Any Document to eBook and Read On-the-Go

Kitaboo on EdTech

The digital era has revolutionized how we engage with literature. Providing a comprehensive reading experience with updated content that can adapt to different screen sizes is not just an option but a necessity. The realization of these possibilities can be done with eBook conversion. With the rise of eBooks, readers expect easy access to electronic versions of their desired books.

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Uploading Your eBook: Understanding Different Platforms

Kitaboo on EdTech

In this digital age, one can easily notice the change in the mode of content consumption slowly shifting towards eBooks. According to a report, the eBook industry currently stands at a value of 15.3 billion U.S. dollars. This report throws light on the growing demand for digital content and electronic publishing. Writers and publishers worldwide are creating, distributing, and marketing their content in digital format through online publishing platforms. ePublishing has become an important choic

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