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Guest post: Caston Binger Explains How the Digital Revolution Has Transformed Education


The digital revolution has profoundly impacted all aspects of our lives, including education. Traditional educational methods are no longer adequate in preparing students for the workforce of the 21st century. Educators must embrace new technologies and adapt their teaching methods accordingly to keep up with the ever-changing landscape. In this article, Caston Binger , an Assistant Principal in Rochester, NY, will discuss how the digital revolution has transformed education and provide examples

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30 K–12 IT Influencers to Follow in 2022

EdTech Magazine

There is no innovation without innovators. This year, EdTech sought out the IT innovators and collaborators who are making meaningful changes in K–12 education. Their work is driving the next iteration of educational technology and digital transformation. As K–12 leaders struggle to find balance with the right technological tools, the achievements and challenges in education, and a sustainable path forward, it may feel as though school districts are at a precipice.

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Earth Day Classroom Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, the world celebrates Earth Day on April 22nd, a day the United Nations recognizes as International Mother Earth Day. It is a day to remind ourselves of the importance of clean air, fresh water, and unlittered land. It’s when we can all participate in making that happen rather than accepting the trash-filled oceans, the smoggy skies, and the debris-laden land that is becoming the norm in our lives.

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How Student Choice Helped Me Grow Out of My Perfectionism

Education Elements

I am a recovering perfectionist. As a kid, I always colored within the lines of my coloring book; not because I wanted to follow the rules, but because I enjoyed precision. As a teacher, I bought a laser level tool so that my posters would all be hung at the exact same height. Perfectionism can bring a sense of pride, especially when applied to a tangible outcome.

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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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7 Edtech Trends to Watch in 2022: a Startup Guide for Entrepreneurs


As we navigate the roadmap drawn by COVID-19, we know there will continue to be accelerated digital transformation and rapid innovation of education intended to positively impact student outcomes in 2022. This will take many forms, from institutions evolving their operations to students optimizing their learning with technology to caregivers connecting directly with their children’s education through edtech services.

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What Does Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Look Like in Practice?


At the CoSN conference in Nashville, school district administrators gathered for the first annual meeting of “The Network” to discuss what DEI looks like in practice in their districts - and what more work needs to be done.

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9 Great Android Mind Mapping Apps

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a collection featuring some of the best Android mind mapping apps. You can use them to capture your thoughts and organize your ideas into various visual modes. As I stated in a previous more.

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5 Tips for Educators From The Superintendent of the Year


Superintendent of the Year Curtis Cain advises educators to keep alive the spirit of innovation that emerged during the pandemic and to remember how important the work they do is.

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3 ways to teach multi-sensory math

eSchool News

Learning mathematics is much more than memorization. Rote drill and practice have not shown to lead to significant improvements in mathematics abilities, but rather, using strategies that engage and strengthen the connections to different areas of the brain assists students in learning mathematics. According to findings published in Teaching Children Mathematics , most students actually use a strategy to recall a fact.

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Where is Edtech Heading With the Rise of the Metaverse? A Quick Guide


Image source Education technology (Edtech) is constantly evolving alongside the wider world of technology. As tech advances are made in leisure areas such as gaming or social media, education sooner. [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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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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6 ways to create stellar student engagement

eSchool News

Whether your students take the bus to school or run downstairs to the computer room, keeping them engaged in their classwork throughout the day is the best way for them to master content and progress to the next level of their education. But not all students do this, or at least, do it well. So how can teachers and principals up their game to keep students engaged and make sure each child stays focused and ready to learn?

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Florida Officials Reject Long List of Math Resources, Citing References to Critical Race Theory and SEL

Marketplace K-12

State education commissioner Richard Corcoran's decision represents an escalation of Republican state officials’ efforts to bring cultural fights into discussions of classroom materials. The post Florida Officials Reject Long List of Math Resources, Citing References to Critical Race Theory and SEL appeared first on Market Brief.

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Strive to Achieve the Six P’s of Professionalism


Belle O’Neill devoted three decades to classroom teaching before becoming a speaker and teacher educator. Her six principles of teacher professionalism are written with pre-service and novice teachers in mind and “may be used to build your reputation throughout your career.”. The post Strive to Achieve the Six P’s of Professionalism first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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12 Tools To Find Quality Reading Passages For Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Quality sources of free reading passages are useful for any teacher regardless of grade level or content area. The post 12 Tools To Find Quality Reading Passages For Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

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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 One Factor Separating Talent from Greatness


by Cade Gafford "It's not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." - Sir Edmund Hillary In a sports world obsessed with statistics, analysis, and insider secrets, it has always surprised me how little attention is given to the one thing regularly elevating athletes into sports legends – being fully present with the game. Let me share a quick story. As a kid, I loved football—particularly the quarterback position.

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Three solutions for top district difficulties right now

eSchool News

In this week’s episode of Innovations in Education , hosted by Kevin Hogan: 3 critical elements of a K-12 cybersecurity strategy 3 ways SEL helps students build life readiness Using federal grants to hire personnel: Advice for K-12 districts.

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What's new in Testpress - March 2022?


Welcome to another blog post on new features which have been added to Testpress Learning Management System. As usual, we have some exciting new updates this time that add value to your coaching business. Manually grade user uploaded answers While Testpress was started to automate the boring task of evaluating user answers, we recently powered up our evaluation of questions that require manual grading and evaluation.

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What is Youth Voices and How Can It Be Used for Teaching? Tips and Tricks


Youth Voices is a collaborative writing platform for students to share their opinions and stories.

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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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SJSU iSchool: "Deaf Community and Culture and Best Practices for Libraries" + "Supporting Libraries and Reading in School - AB 2465"

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 the following two important announcements from them (detail is below): The April 21st webcast, " Deaf Community and Culture and Best Practices for Libraries ," from 1:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Time; and A personal appeal to those in California to consider supporting California Assembly Bill 2465 (AB 2465), the Pupil Instruction

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Weighing the best strategies for reading intervention

The Hechinger Report

CARTERET, N.J. — Carolyn Welch passed out shallow trays of colored sand to the six kindergarteners gathered in her small room at Columbus School. “Hold up the finger you use to write with,” she said, raising her index finger. “Make a C in your board.”. This story also appeared in Mind/Shift. “Good,” said Welch, as the children traced Cs in the sand. “Now make your G by drawing a line down.

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Curated Curriculum for Student Progress


As educators have come to realize that differentiation is an essential component of effective instruction, it’s become increasingly difficult for districts to settle upon a fixed curriculum that’s both engaging and leveled to each student’s individual needs for maximum student progress. Rather than relying on a static curricula built on textbooks and worksheets, many districts are taking a more dynamic approach to teaching students academic standards and essential real world skills for student p

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OPINION: Mental health services are crucially important for student success but often overlooked

The Hechinger Report

Many high school seniors are anxiously awaiting admissions decisions from their dream colleges. Some will have hard choices to make about where to spend the next phase of their education. Much has been written about how to choose the right college, along with annual lists that rate and compare different schools. These great resources, however, too often do not address a central, vital element: mental health.

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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.