Thu.Nov 16, 2023

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Quiz: What Type of Ed Tech Superhero Are You?

EdTech Magazine

In a world awash in technology, K–12 students and teachers also benefit from tech that’s specifically designed for the classroom. With ed tech, teachers can automate manual tasks, engage students, increase collaboration, flip their classrooms and more. According to a recent survey from Clever about ed tech, 68 percent of teachers cite efficiency gains as ed tech’s main advantage, while 74 percent of administrators say ed tech can improve teacher effectiveness.

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Understanding the legal implications of using web filters in K-12 schools

Hapara

? Listen to an audio version of this post: School and district leaders are obligated to protect the learners, staff and educators within their jurisdiction. As K-12 schools increasingly rely on online resources in day-to-day instruction, safety takes on new proportions. A web filter for schools is commonly used to provide this safety for everyone who uses devices connected to the internet.

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Science of Reading Training for Teachers: A Guide for School Administrators

Waterford

In connection with the Science of Reading Virtual Summit , Waterford is sharing an article series exploring the science behind how students learn to read and what administrators can do to guide school and classroom strategies. Sign up for the free summit to learn research-based strategies from early education experts including Julie Christensen, Vice President of Curriculum at Waterford.org.

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Six ideas to ease the early intervention staffing crisis

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Early Childhood newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about early learning. Email Address Choose from our newsletters Weekly Update Future of Learning Higher Education Early Childhood Proof Points Leave this field empty if you’re human: Eighty-seven percent of states lack enough speech language pathologists to reach all the infants and toddlers in need.

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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 meta creativity prepares students for the future

eSchool News

Key points: AI is changing education–and these changes can be beneficial if handled correctly Meta creativity–routines that help us engage fully with the hardest parts of creativity–can help with AI integration See related article: 5 positive ways students can use AI For more news on AI and creativity, visit eSN’s Digital Learning page Nearly 40 percent of teachers expect to use AI in their classrooms by the end of the 2023-2024 academic year.

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GratiTools (and say hi if you see me at ASHA2023 in Boston)

SpeechTechie

During this time of year, we often do the obligatory lessons about gratitude that go well with the thanksgiving holiday. From a language perspective, practicing gratitude involves reflecting, listing and describing life events, so it is a therapeutically relevant context for sure. However, I always emphasize that there is science behind it for self-regulation, and we should try to practice it all year round!

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Preparing Our Students to Engage the World

MiddleWeb

The authors of Educating for Global Competence break down what global competence is and then give examples and advice on how teachers can help students achieve it. International teacher Megan Kelly recommends the book as a resource to engage students in global citizenship. The post Preparing Our Students to Engage the World first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Real Talk about AI

eSchool News

As the hoopla surrounding emerging AI technologies and their impact on education endures, we need to get past whether or not to use ChatGPT—Pandora’s box is officially open—and focus instead on how best to use it. Despite OpenAI recently releasing a guide for ChatGPT in the classroom that demonstrates how teachers can use the large language model software to enhance learning, Zarek Dozda, director of UChicago’s Data Science 4 Everyone , does not think it goes as far as it should to address educa

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Scribbles Software Launches ScribForward to Help Colleges and Universities Manage Student Application Documents

American Consortium for Equity in Education

ScribForward allows higher education admissions departments to receive, store, organize, track, and manage student application documents through a secure online portal Scribbles Software, a leading provider of K-12 records and enrollment software, has expanded to higher education with the creation Keep Reading Scribbles Software Launches ScribForward to Help Colleges and Universities Manage Student Application Documents The post Scribbles Software Launches ScribForward to Help Colleges and Unive

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Frontline Education and Vanco Announce Strategic Partnership

eSchool News

Malvern, Pa. and Bloomington, Minn. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Frontline Education , a leading provider of administration software purpose-built for educators in K-12, and Vanco , a leading solution for event planning, ticketing, fundraising and patron engagement, today announced an exclusive partnership that provides K-12 school districts with a seamless and secure way to sell tickets and manage registrations for school events, at no cost to the school districts.

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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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Adopting AI could prevent $77 billion of unpaid teacher overtime

American Consortium for Equity in Education

A new report has revealed that U.S. teachers work a combined 1.75 billion hours of overtime every year – equivalent to $84 billion in unpaid hours – but that the support offered by AI tools could shrink that figure by Keep Reading Adopting AI could prevent $77 billion of unpaid teacher overtime The post Adopting AI could prevent $77 billion of unpaid teacher overtime appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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Brainscape 'levels up' its study experience (and other news for November 2023)

Brainscape

Brainscape's mission is to optimize your study efficiency, and after years of careful analysis, code manipulations, and bubbling chemistry tubes, we're proud to announce the latest and raddest evolution of our flashcard repetition algorithm! A lot of the "good stuff" happens beneath the surface but the biggest change you might notice is that some cards don't repeat as often as they did before ( provided there are still new cards to be seen ).

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THE EDUCATION LEADER’S ALGORITHM

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Our guest, Pablo Munoz has written ” The Leader’s Algorithm” from his long experience as a school district administaror and consultant to other districts via his consultancy which “creates and develops effective leaders, increases student achievement and enhances the quality Keep Reading THE EDUCATION LEADER’S ALGORITHM The post THE EDUCATION LEADER’S ALGORITHM appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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2 Protocols to Drive Effective Schoolwide Teacher Collaboration

Edthena

If you’re supporting teacher collaboration, you won’t achieve this by adding more PLC blocks or team meetings to teachers’ schedules. This extra time is often unstructured and unproductive for educators. School leaders and administrators can enable more productive collaboration time by having teachers reflect before and after collaborating with colleagues.

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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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Are Local Efforts the Secret to Supporting Early Care and Education in Red States?

Edsurge

In one Idaho town , in the southeastern part of the state, families strive to “read, talk, play” with their children every day while the wider community marches toward its goal of achieving universal preschool. In another , located outside of Boise, a host of once-unavailable services — a food pantry, a Head Start preschool, a health center, and a migrant family liaison — are now housed under a single roof near the center of town, readily accessible to families in need.

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