Tue.Mar 14, 2023

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7 reasons AP automation is the antidote to finance department burnout

eSchool News

Education institutions are forced to do more with less, putting extra stress on employees. Without realizing it, schools often have processes that create even more work, particularly in the business office. Fortunately, accounts payable (AP) automation can cure fatigue from overwhelming manual workloads and give AP staff more time to focus on something much more important: the students.

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CoSN2023: 5 Themes You Won’t Want to Miss at This Year’s K–12 IT Event

EdTech Magazine

Four days of networking, learning and innovating await attendees of this year’s Consortium for School Networking conference. Bringing educators, administrators and other IT leaders together in Austin, Texas, CoSN2023 invites participants to “Reimagine. Redesign. Renew.” Presenters will delve into this year’s theme in sessions taking place from March 20-23.

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Celebrate Pi Day and Maths Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Two math celebrations are coming up on March 14th : Pi Day and World Maths Day Pi Day Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. Daniel Tammet, a high-functioning autistic savant, holds the European record for reciting pi from memory to 22,514 digits in five hours and nine minutes.

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Setting school policy about AI: A cautionary tale

Ditch That Textbook

How can we implement AI in schools responsibly? How can we set policies fairly? This story can give us some guidance. In February 2023, a Florida high school found that students were using artificial intelligence assistants like ChatGPT to do their schoolwork. The response, according to news reports: students could face "more severe consequences" if they […] The post Setting school policy about AI: A cautionary tale appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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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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What Are the Odds Your Superintendent Is Named Michael, John or David?

Edsurge

Several years ago, when Rachel S. White was compiling a list of every public school district superintendent in the country, she began to notice something peculiar. As she flitted from one district website to the next, manually — and painstakingly — entering each superintendent’s first and last name into her database, White saw a pattern emerging. “There were a lot of Marks and Scotts and Daves,” she says.

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The ChatGPT Effect: Art Projects as the Key to Student Adaptation

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

How will schools handle the rapid shifts necessary to adapt to AI chatbots like ChatGPT? Adapt to ChatGPT with Art! Art makes learning more meaningful and personal. School should focus more on making great well balanced human being rather than competitors of technology. The post The ChatGPT Effect: Art Projects as the Key to Student Adaptation appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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6 benefits of immersive learning with the metaverse

eSchool News

The metaverse is a tool that blends experiences typically associated with either the virtual or physical worlds. It can deliver greater immersive learning for students while also creating some new and exciting teaching opportunities. For educators, it is crucial to not only understand what the metaverse is and its uses within education but to also realize the benefits of immersive learning with the metaverse.

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A flurry of AI releases now: GPT-4 and new educational projects

Bryan Alexander

The generative AI world continues to develop at a very fast pace. I’m buried in project work right now, but wanted to quickly note some developments. The big announcement today was OpenAI’s launch of GPT-4 , the next version of its large learning model. 4 draws on a larger training set and can also write responses to user-uploaded images.

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IXL Learning Acquires Teachers Pay Teachers, the World’s Largest Platform for Educator-Created Content

eSchool News

SAN MATEO, California and NEW YORK, New York — IXL Learning , developer of personalized learning products used by millions of people globally, announced that it has acquired TPT (otherwise known as Teachers Pay Teachers), which offers the world’s largest catalog of educator-created content and tools for digital instruction. More than 7 million educators, including 85 percent of PK-12 teachers in the U.S., use the platform to find teacher-created resources that help them support students and ben

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What We’re Reading: 3 Resources for Supporting Teachers and Reducing Burnout

Edthena

Whether you’re an instructional coach, school leader, or a fellow educator down the hall, supporting teachers effectively can be difficult. From struggling with being a new teacher to feeling afraid to take risks, successful teaching in the classroom is often hindered by burnout. But that is why supporting teachers is more important than ever. We’ve rounded up the top recent reads and resources about supporting teachers and have the highlights you need to better help teachers do their best teach

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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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New Meridian Names Eileen Shihadeh as Chief Operating Officer

eSchool News

AUSTIN — New Meridian, a nonprofit assessment company committed to advancing quality education for all students, today announced that Eileen Shihadeh has joined the executive team as chief operating officer. Shihadeh has two decades of experience in strategic planning and execution, product management, branding, sales, and marketing in various senior leadership roles at major companies that include Texas Instruments, Raptor Technologies, and Compass Learning.

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CREATING GREAT EDUCATIONAL READING CONTENT THAT EDUCATORS TRUST

American Consortium for Equity in Education

A visit behind the scenes with Captone Publishing’s President Randi Economou and Beth Brezenoff, their VP of Publishing The post CREATING GREAT EDUCATIONAL READING CONTENT THAT EDUCATORS TRUST appeared first on Equity in Education.

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5 Ways to Spread Kindness In Your School

techlearning

Inspired by local legend Fred Rogers, students in South Allegheny Schools spread kindness in their school and beyond

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THE NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL YOUTH CONVENTION

American Consortium for Equity in Education

The President of the National Center for Comptency Based Learning, Fred Bramante is joined by the co- sponsors of the Convention, our friends from Izzit.org, Susan Gable and Dean Graziano The post THE NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL YOUTH CONVENTION appeared first on Equity in Education.

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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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The Dangers of AI (and it’s not cheating) – SULS0190

Shake Up Learning

The post The Dangers of AI (and it’s not cheating) – SULS0190 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, I’m sharing some important information about the evolution of artificial intelligence and the dangers of AI in our world. It’s important to understand the potential for good, as well as the potential for harm when it comes to AI.

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The Best Online Coaching Business Models to Start in 2023

Sell Courses Online

Potential clients generate over 1.5 million monthly internet searches for life coaches, business coaches, and executive coaches.

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OPINION: Lessons from city planners may help address student behavior problems

The Hechinger Report

A recent troubling report from the University of Georgia confirms fears of school district leaders nationwide: Nearly one-third of educators are unlikely to remain in education for another five years. There’s a good reason: With an anemic post-pandemic pipeline for teacher talent, educators are being asked to take on more or larger classes alongside the Herculean challenges of lost instructional time and a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health.

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Lady Luck: The Challenges of Women Moving Into Education Leadership

techlearning

Despite long making up more than half the education workforce, women have had a long struggle getting to the highest leadership positions

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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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DPS STEAM Launches Innovative Discovery Education Program

American Consortium for Equity in Education

The Denver Public Schools STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, PE, Health and Media Literacy) Department is excited to announce the launch of a new initiative with Discovery Education which will help educators district wide provide K-12 students with innovative and Keep Reading DPS STEAM Launches Innovative Discovery Education Program The post DPS STEAM Launches Innovative Discovery Education Program appeared first on Equity in Education.