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CITE 2023: Attendees Reflect on AI Learnings and Other Takeaways

EdTech Magazine

Some IT professionals came to CITE 2023 looking for it; others found it inescapable once they arrived, but many attendees agreed it was the prevailing theme of this year’s conference: artificial intelligence. One year after OpenAI released ChatGPT, IT and education leaders are still feeling its effects. AI is touching all aspects of educational technology, from classroom learning to school infrastructure.

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Elevating Innovation: 5 Strategies for Successful Virtual Conference

Digital Promise

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How to create substitute teacher plans in 15 minutes with AI

Ditch That Textbook

Need quick substitute teacher plans? AI-powered tools can help. Here's how you can create sub lesson plans in 15 minutes (so you can go back to bed). We've all had those days, you wake up sick with no warning and you know you need to stay home and rest. Ah, but you're a teacher. You can't […] The post How to create substitute teacher plans in 15 minutes with AI appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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9 Unusual Hour of Code Projects

Ask a Tech Teacher

Over the next weeks, I’ll share ideas that will get you ready for Hour of Code. This includes (links are live on publication day) : An Overview of This Week — Dec. 5, 2023 Coding activities by grade — Dec. 6, 2023 9 Unusual Projects — (this post) Dec. 7, 2023 5 Unplugged Hour of Code Activities — Dec. 8, 2023 Coding–that geeky subject that confounds students and frightens teachers.

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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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Principles for Building Effective Feedback Loops

Digital Promise

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How Science of Reading Research Affirms the Impact of Waterford’s Evidence-Based Reading Intervention Program


In connection with the Science of Reading Virtual Summit , 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.

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Class Libraries to Inspire and Challenge Readers


Using their own experiences with classroom libraries and ideas from other professionals, Colby Sharp and Donalyn Miller provide insight, wisdom, and actionable practices for teachers in The Commonsense Guide to Your Classroom Library. Katie Durkin highly recommends it. The post Class Libraries to Inspire and Challenge Readers first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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For school leaders, routine decisions aren’t so routine

eSchool News

Key points: Seemingly minor leadership decisions can profoundly impact people Leaders must pause to reflect, gather input, and consider various viewpoints See related article: With better data, these 12 things would improve, supes say For more news on leadership, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership page In the tapestry of leadership, decisions are often viewed through a lens of routine or regularity.

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Using AI Tools for Summarizing and Reviewing


AI apps and platforms can be used to summarize long complex articles into concise overviews for easier reviewing

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New HS curriculum teaches color chemistry and AI simultaneously

ScienceDaily (EdTech section)

Researchers have developed a weeklong high school curriculum that helps students quickly grasp concepts in both color chemistry and artificial intelligence -- while sparking their curiosity about science and the world around them.

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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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Effortlessly control your next presentation with Elgato’s new Stream Deck + and mmhmm (+ 20% off!)


I finally got the Elgato Stream Deck, and I have some exciting news to share with you, along with an exclusive discount! In this video, I showcase the new Elgato Stream Deck +, which introduces dials and an LCD touch strip. When I heard that mmhmm was releasing an official plug-in for the Stream Deck, I knew it was time to level up my setup.

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American Consortium for Equity in Education

A NEW REPORT CARD FROM HARVARD ON US CHARTER SCHOOLS with the authors Harvard Professor of Government Paul Peterson and Harvard Associate Director of The Program on Education Policy and Governance Antonio Wendlend The post THE NATIONS CHARTER SCHOOL REPORT CARD appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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VHS Learning Earns MSA-CESS Reaccreditation 

eSchool News

Boston – VHS Learning has once again received accreditation from the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), a worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement. A peer review team from Middle States member schools recommended VHS Learning for reaccreditation, and Middle States voted on the recommendation at its biannual meeting in Philadelphia.

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American Consortium for Equity in Education

Off to San Antonio’s Harlandale ISD and McCollum High to meet their librarian Terrie Sharp who has created mini libraries all across campus meeting the needs of every student …with ideas like large print books for kids struggling to read Keep Reading HOW ONE HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIAN GETS HER ‘COWBOYS’ TO READ The post HOW ONE HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIAN GETS HER ‘COWBOYS’ TO READ appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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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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Online Whiteboarding vs. Whiteboarding Apps: Which is Better for the Classroom?

ViewSonic Education

In the digital age, even whiteboarding is evolving with the advent of web-based and app-based whiteboarding tools. As online learning and remote classrooms become more prevalent, these new digital tools offer a fresh perspective on brainstorming and visualizing ideas. However, the landscape is ever-changing; even Jamboard— a digital whiteboarding mainstay by Google— is discontinuing.

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Are Boys Bigger Bullies — Or Just Punished More?


A white male student in Kansas shouted a racial epithet and shoved and punched a Black female student. Two Iowa lawsuits accuse school districts of failing to protect their children from harassment. A Nevada community protests the expulsion of a Black student who was attacked by her classmates. All these recent events give details to data compiled by the federal government on discipline and harassment in U.S. public schools.

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