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3 key steps when using VR in education

eSchool News

As new VR technologies emerge, educators at all levels are finding new applications to augment the classroom experience – and for good reason. VR allows educators to move past pages in a textbook to create totally immersive experiences that stimulate and inspire students. Imagine a social studies teacher leading a discussion about the Taj Mahal, for example.

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6 Tech Activities for Your Summer School Program

Ask a Tech Teacher

With the growing interest in tech comes a call for summer school programs that supersize student enthusiasm for technology. If you’ve been tasked (or voluntold) to run this activity, here are six activities that will tech-infuse participants: Debate. Working in groups, students research opposite sides of an issue, then debate it in front of class.


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What School IT Teams Should Know About Investing in Next-Generation Security Cameras

EdTech Magazine

Next-generation video surveillance is shaking up the typical school IT infrastructure. Before video was encapsulated in IP, many school physical security teams kept their distance from in-building IT infrastructure and, instead, ran parallel data networks on campus as they migrated to Video over IP. Those days are rapidly ending as security camera networks merge with campus IT infrastructure.

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Often Overlooked In Rankings, Hispanic-Serving Colleges Embrace A New Metric For Success


Which schools deserve to top lists of the best colleges in the U.S.? That depends on what you mean by “best.” If “best” means the most prestigious and more selective admissions, then sure, current college rankings are doing what they’re meant to do. But if the point of higher education is to buoy economic mobility, those lists that make headlines every year aren’t showing the whole picture.

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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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Creating a curriculum with Black girls in mind 

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! Cierra Kaler-Jones wasn’t your traditional dance teacher. When Kaler-Jones taught dance, her students didn’t come just for the dance lessons.

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3 ways schools can use data to help students

eSchool News

Educators across the country are seeing a greater need to collect and use data to inform decisions as they work to help students. The pandemic severely disrupted our schools, and many districts used any student data they had to identify who was struggling and how to best provide support. As districts continue to respond to the evolving circumstances of the pandemic, making the most of all available data to improve student outcomes remains critical to understanding the factors that most contribut

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Making the Future More Secure for Your Loved One with Special Needs


It can be daunting to consider how to provide a lifetime of quality care for your loved one with special needs, so we’ve partnered with Special Needs Funding Coach founder Donald T. Brown to bring you a webinar on this topic. The focus will be how to plan for each important stage of life, and there will be an opportunity to ask the presenter questions following the presentation.

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Slido Lesson Plan


This Slido Lesson Plan is designed to help educators implement the digital tool into their instruction.

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Engaging and Differentiated Summer Lessons


Consistent and Structured Summer Learning for Special Education. Searching for standards‑based academic instruction for the summer? n2y’s Summer Unit has you covered! Extended School Year (ESY) teachers and summer tutors can boost learning and success with robust, standards‑aligned content that’s built on evidence‑based practices. Keep students excited about learning with innovative instructional materials, including embedded differentiation to support the needs of unique learn

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Lead Like a COACH on Your Instructional Walks


Any educator who leads in schools will find Matt Renwick’s Leading like a C.O.A.C.H. grounded in real boots-on-the-ground work and loaded with opportunities to reflect on and improve leadership practices. Instructional Walks are key, writes principal Rita Platt. The post Lead Like a COACH on Your Instructional Walks first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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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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Comparing spaced repetition algorithms


You know that scene in the Matrix where Neo gets plugged into a machine and then magically wakes up and says "I know kung fu"? Well spaced repetition systems (SRSs) are the closest that scientists have gotten to injecting your brain with knowledge that efficiently. And the science is still advancing every year. In a nutshell, SRS algorithms are learning tools that determine the frequency of each concept’s repetition based on the user's performance.

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First Day Of School Books To Calm New School Year Day Jitters

Fractus Learning

Table of Contents First Day Of School Read Aloud Books First Day Of School Books For Pre-K: The Circles All Around Us – Brad and Kristi Montague First Day Of School Books For Pre-K-Kindergarten: The Kissing Hand – Audrey Penn First Day Of School Books For Starting Kindergarten: The Night Before Kindergarten – Natasha Wing Back To School Books For First Grade: We Don't Eat Our Classmates – Ryan T Higgins Back To School Books For Second Grade: School's First Day