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4 Commonsense Tips to Protect School Tech from Damage

EdTech Magazine

There is no denying that while mobile computing devices — Chromebooks, tablets, digital whiteboards, document cameras, e-readers, wearables and virtual reality headsets — can be effective educational tools, they also come with physical security and cybersecurity risks. Physically, schools must contend with loss, theft, damage, compatibility problems and battery issues.

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Unboxing the Lenovo Flex 5i: The Best Chromebook for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter I’ve used many Chrome­books and pur­chased quite a few. I’ve al­ways pur­chased Leno­vo for one reason — they last. Now, I have a new, even more, durable Chrome­book with a touch screen, which has become my go-to for Chrome­book ex­cel­lence: The Leno­vo Flex 5i Chrome­book.

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Subscriber Special: Back to School Survival Kits

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. This month ( Sept. 13-23, 2023 ), we’re offering a 20% discount on any of our Survival Kits. Find them at this link: [link] Pick one and use this code: 3XAR9WZU Click through for additional hidden discounts! Questions? Email us at askatechteacher@gmail.com Copyright ©2023 askatechteacher.com – All rights reserved.

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How We Can Honor Indigenous Values in Our Teaching Without Appropriating the Culture

Edsurge

I have always felt connected to Indigenous peoples. Perhaps it is because I am Mexican American and colonization is a part of my ancestry. Perhaps it is because the virtues of Mexican and Indigenous spiritualities in Texas and Minnesota, where I’ve split my whole life, are so universal that it’s hard to not be drawn to their teachings and practices.

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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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How to support student agency

eSchool News

Key points: When students are given choice in their learning, they are more empowered to achieve Student agency is a critical part of personalized learning See related article: Will, skill, & thrill: How learner agency accelerates innovation In my more than 20 years of supporting students on their academic journey, I’ve realized there are no “magic” solutions in education.

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When Student Anxiety Gets in the Way of Attending School

Edsurge

Since the pandemic, mental health strains on youth have been put in the spotlight. Pandemic closures provided some students with a chance to notice how stressed they are at school, says Jayne Demsky, founder of School Avoidance Alliance, an advocacy group that provides professional training to schools. The time away from physical classrooms gave children and teens an experience with which to contrast the regular anxiety of being at school.

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Hispanic and Latino Leaders Transforming Higher Education

Josie Ahlquist

Hispanic Heritage Month is a vibrant and culturally rich celebration from September 15th to October 15th each year. During this month-long tribute, we honor the many contributions, diverse cultures, and profound histories of the American Latino community (U.S. Census Bureau). The roots of Hispanic Heritage Month trace back to 1968, when it was first observed as “Hispanic Heritage Week.

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An Education Veteran’s Perspective: Protecting Students & Protecting Privacy

American Consortium for Equity in Education

By Al Kingsley, originally published in Equity & Access There’s a stark difference in how schools in the United States and the United Kingdom handle student safety and privacy. And while I’m not an attorney and my advice certainly cannot Keep Reading An Education Veteran’s Perspective: Protecting Students & Protecting Privacy The post An Education Veteran’s Perspective: Protecting Students & Protecting Privacy appeared first on Equity in Education.

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Charting a Unique Path: Effective Differentiation Strategies in Private School Marketing

Hubbli

Introduction In the competitive world of private schools, standing out is more of a necessity than a luxury. While offering a high-quality education is key, how you market and differentiate your school can significantly influence a parent’s decision. In this article, we explore various strategies that can help your institution stand out. The Cornerstone of Identity: Unique Selling Proposition Understanding what sets your school apart can be enlightening and strategically beneficial.

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What Is Your Teacher Superhero Origin Story?

MiddleWeb

Like superheroes, every teacher has an origin story that imbues them with powers, prowess and, most important, purpose. Reminding ourselves not only why but HOW we came to be teachers can help us better see the struggles and potential of our students, writes Dr. Daniel Bergman. The post What Is Your Teacher Superhero Origin Story? first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Quickly Create Personalized Learning Experiences that Work

How can we actively engage learners 24/7, on their level and according to their interests, while respecting their learning styles? It’s not impossible. In this guide: Explore how to transform traditional, one-way videos into two-way interactive learning experiences Understand different types of artificial intelligence (AI), including - Generative vs.

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MEET THE NEW PRESIDENT OF NAESP, DR. LIZA CARABELLO-SUAREZ

American Consortium for Equity in Education

We look forward to meeting NAESP’s new president as she brings new leadership and new directions building on the work of past leaders. There’s plenty to talk about in the world of elementary education and the principal’s role within PLUS Keep Reading MEET THE NEW PRESIDENT OF NAESP, DR. LIZA CARABELLO-SUAREZ The post MEET THE NEW PRESIDENT OF NAESP, DR.

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A Hands-On Review of the All New Wacom One 13 Touch

techieMusings

Introducing my new Wacom One 13 touch ! As you know, I’ve raved about the Wacom One display since it was first released. This is the first time that Wacom has launched new tablets in this line, so I am pretty pumped to be doing this hands-on demo and review. In this video, I am reviewing the new Wacom One 13. This is actually my first Wacom display tablet with touch, and I was very curious to see how it would impact my workflow and open up new possibilities for me!

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Discovery Education Invites Teachers & Administrators Around the World to Attend Free Virtual Conference

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Worldwide edtech leader Discovery Education invites teachers and administrators around the globe to participate in its 12th annual Fall VirtCon, which will be held on Saturday, October 21st from 10 AM to 2 PM Eastern. A no-cost, virtual, professional learning Keep Reading Discovery Education Invites Teachers & Administrators Around the World to Attend Free Virtual Conference The post Discovery Education Invites Teachers & Administrators Around the World to Attend Free Virtual Conferenc

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Salesforce Launches Accelerator to Help Bring AI to Education-Related Nonprofits

Marketplace K-12

The customer relations software giant s backing six education-related nonprofits with the goal of supporting their development of new, generative AI technology. The post Salesforce Launches Accelerator to Help Bring AI to Education-Related Nonprofits appeared first on Market Brief.

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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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3 Ways to Build a More Culturally Responsive ELA Classroom

American Consortium for Equity in Education

By Michelle Alcaraz, originally published in Equity & Access Doing the most good. When I began working for the Salvation Army, this was exactly what I wanted to do. As an urban educator, health coach, and yoga instructor, my whole Keep Reading 3 Ways to Build a More Culturally Responsive ELA Classroom The post 3 Ways to Build a More Culturally Responsive ELA Classroom appeared first on Equity in Education.

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Are Plagiarism Checkers Always Accurate?

PlagiarismCheck

We doubt you would buy a cup without a bottom, no matter how nice and cheap it is. The same applies to plagiarism-checking software – you must ensure the tool performs its main function efficiently. That is why plagiarism checker accuracy is the defining factor in choosing reliable plagiarism software. What defines plagiarism detection accuracy ? The efficiency of the originality-checking software depends on the text type, the language, and the tool’s database – the more sources a similari

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MEET THE NEW PRESIDENT OF NAESP, DR. LIZA CARABALLO-SUAREZ

American Consortium for Equity in Education

We look forward to meeting NAESP’s new president as she brings new leadership and new directions building on the work of past leaders. There’s plenty to talk about in the world of elementary education and the principal’s role within PLUS Keep Reading MEET THE NEW PRESIDENT OF NAESP, DR. LIZA CARABALLO-SUAREZ The post MEET THE NEW PRESIDENT OF NAESP, DR.

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Are Plagiarism Checkers Always Accurate?

PlagiarismCheck

We doubt you would buy a cup without a bottom, no matter how nice and cheap it is. The same applies to plagiarism-checking software – you must ensure the tool performs its main function efficiently. That is why plagiarism checker accuracy is the defining factor in choosing reliable plagiarism software. What defines plagiarism detection accuracy ? The efficiency of the originality-checking software depends on the text type, the language, and the tool’s database – the more sources a similari

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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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Updates that Are Perfect for Back to School

N2Y

Read about all the new and updated instructional materials, assessments, and resources from n2y to support teachers and get students ready to learn.

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How to build relationships with students

eSchool News

Key points: Showing up for your students in small ways every day can have a huge impact Students are learning from their teachers all the time–reaching out in thoughtful ways does wonders See related article: Balancing high expectations with relationship building to boost engagement Throughout my career, I’ve held many titles. I’ve been a reading specialist, a special education teacher, and an English teacher, among others.

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Behind the Data: Uncovering New Truths in School Librarian Employment

Edsurge

Keith Curry Lance of RSL Research Group has been studying school librarian employment for a long time, roughly 30 years since his first study came out. In that time, he has seen a lot of changes. But when he sat down a decade or so ago to sort out which states had gained librarians overall that year and which had lost, he was shocked to find no states in the “gained” column.

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