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Creative Approaches for Developing Essay Writing Skills

Ask a Tech Teacher

The Cambridge Dictionary defines ‘essay’ as” a short piece of writing on a particular subject Most students write their first essay by third grade, probably enjoy the process because of its non-threatening narrative exploration of their thoughts, but by Middle School, the rules and requirements that made essay writing fun change: In a school test, an essay is a written answer that includes information and discussion, usually to test how well the student understands the subject.

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The Station Rotation Model: Must-Do vs. May-Do Stations

Catlin Tucker

A teacher recently asked me whether students always need to attend every station in a rotation. The short answer is “no.” Our classrooms are composed of diverse groups of students with different skills, abilities, preferences, language proficiencies, and academic needs. Given that variability, it makes sense that not all students would need to spend time engaged in the same learning tasks or activities.

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Unveiling Edcamp’s Essence: A Deep Dive into the Five Core Tenets

Digital Promise

Edcamps offer educator-designed and -led professional learning that offers educators voice and choice in their own development.

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10 powerful ways to use custom chatbots in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

This post is sponsored by SchoolAIAs teachers, we’re outnumbered.In a traditional classroom, there’s only one of us. But there are dozens of them. It can make you wonder: “How can I really, truly interact personally when I have all of these students? I wish there was a way to scale myself.”Artificial intelligence is making it more […] The post 10 powerful ways to use custom chatbots in the classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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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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Bridging the Trust Gap in AI: Ethical Design and Product Innovation to Revolutionize Classroom Experiences

Waterford

Written by Leah Dozier Walker Executive Vice President of Equity & Inclusion at Waterford.org The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds tremendous promise across the education ecosystem. It has the potential to revolutionize learning experiences, enhance family engagement , and drive academic achievement. Leveraging AI can power differentiated instruction, personalize learning pathways , develop racially and culturally inclusive content, and provide invaluable feedback to educato

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Radical Wellness: The Self-Care Nobody Is Talking About

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Kim Strobel. She has spent 22 years in education as a former 4th-grade teacher, literacy coordinator, curriculum director, keynote speaker, and educational consultant. Kim is the owner of Strobel Education. She is a highly sought-after consultant, speaker, and happiness coach who works with K-12 teachers and schools throughout the country.

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How video coaching inspires teacher self-reflection

eSchool News

Key points: Video-based coaching offers insight on teacher practices and makes feedback more effective I’m a first-year teacher. How can I find success in the classroom? How video coaching helps us support teacher growth and retention For more news on teacher PD, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership hub The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township has been successfully using video in our teacher professional learning for more than seven years.

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13 Best Resources for Math Videos for Kids: Math Made Fun

SplashLearn

In today’s fast-paced world, teaching math to kids in PreK through Grade 5 can be a bit of a challenge. But fear not, because we’ve got a trick up our sleeves that will have your kids learning math with big smiles: math videos for kids! You might wonder, “Why should I use math videos for […] The post 13 Best Resources for Math Videos for Kids: Math Made Fun first appeared on SplashLearn Blog.

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5 Things About Using AI for Writing That I Wish Enthusiasts Would Remember

techlearning

Using AI for writing has the potential to improve education but we need to make sure it truly benefits students

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Teach Students to Read (and Write with) Video

MiddleWeb

Watching a movie in class doesn't have to be passive, says Jason DeHart. Teachers can engage students in a critical process of "reading" film and also responding as readers by creating video products. It's time to broaden literacy education to meet students where they are. The post Teach Students to Read (and Write with) Video first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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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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Is it the school, or the students?

eSchool News

This post originally appeared on the MIT News site and is reposted here with permission. Key points: School quality ratings significantly reflect the preparation of a school’s students, not just the school’s contribution to learning gains Key qualities of a principal coach Addressing the root causes of chronic K-12 absenteeism For more news on schools, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership hub Are schools that feature strong test scores highly effective, or do they mostly enroll students who

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The Power and Potential of AI for Professional Development

techlearning

AI can provide new and more engaging professional development opportunities for educators

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334: How Two 11th Graders are Revolutionizing AP Exam Prep with AI

The Thinking Stick

In this podcast episode, the creators of Professor A I, an AI startup supporting students with AP exams, discuss their journey and the development of their app. The founders, who are 11th graders in high school, explain how they came up with the idea and the importance of founder-market fit. They also discuss the challenges of AI hallucinations and how they overcame them by using open-source textbooks and integrating with Wolfram Alpha.

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EPS Learning Programs Selected by Virginia Board of Education as Recommended Literacy Solutions

eSchool News

BETHESDA, Md./PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — EPS Learning , the leading provider of PreK-12 literacy solutions, announced that four of its programs have been recommended by the Virginia Board of Education for evidence-based literacy instruction that’s aligned to science-based reading research. The recognition supports Virginia schools in a multi-year effort to improve early learning outcomes for students who are below proficiency levels in reading.

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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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EPS Learning Programs Selected by Virginia Board of Education as Recommended Literacy Solutions

American Consortium for Equity in Education

EPS Learning, the leading provider of PreK-12 literacy solutions, announced that four of its programs have been recommended by the Virginia Board of Education for evidence-based literacy instruction that’s aligned to science-based reading research. The recognition supports Virginia schools in Keep Reading EPS Learning Programs Selected by Virginia Board of Education as Recommended Literacy Solutions The post EPS Learning Programs Selected by Virginia Board of Education as Recommended Literacy So

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The Five Components of Reading

Discovery Education

Background: Who determined the five components of reading? Congress asked the National Reading Panel NRP to determine the best approaches to help children read. As a result of their research and evaluation, the organization issued an evidence-based, nearly 500-page report of their findings. Teaching Children to Read divided reading instruction into five components and summarized available research. […] The post The Five Components of Reading appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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Funds For Learning Launches 14th Annual E-rate Survey: Shaping the Future of Connectivity

American Consortium for Equity in Education

The 2024 survey is now open for applicants to submit confidential responses about critical areas of the federal E-rate funding program Funds For Learning, the leading E-rate compliance services firm for schools nationwide, announces the launch of its 14th annual Keep Reading Funds For Learning Launches 14th Annual E-rate Survey: Shaping the Future of Connectivity The post Funds For Learning Launches 14th Annual E-rate Survey: Shaping the Future of Connectivity appeared first on American Consorti

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Navigating Stress This Spring

Gaggle Speaks

Academic achievements are important, but so is the mental health of students and staff. With April being Stress Awareness Month , now is the time for districts to evaluate the mental health support within their communities and ensure students and staff have access to the right resources to help navigate stress. This month, be extra mindful of these four areas: 1.

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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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Students to Compete in 2024 World KidWind Challenge

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Students from the U.S., Mexico, and Taiwan will bring their handcrafted wind turbines and solar structures to compete during CLEANPOWER 2024 Nearly 400 students making up 100 teams will strive to design the best wind turbine or solar-powered structure and Keep Reading Students to Compete in 2024 World KidWind Challenge The post Students to Compete in 2024 World KidWind Challenge appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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Albrecht's "Layla Videos: Learning More About Library Service, Safety, and Security From the Bestest Beagle Ever."

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've just posted a set of video resources by Dr. Steve Albrecht as part of our " The Safe Library " section of Library 2.0 : " The Layla Videos: Learning More About Library Service, Safety, and Security From the Bestest Beagle Ever." From Dr. Steve: "I have the Sweetest Dog on Planet Earth, Layla - part Beagle, part Border Collie. I know you think your dog has already won that category, but sorry, mine has it wrapped up.

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PROOF POINTS: Four things a mountain of school discipline records taught us

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: Substituting for Jill Barshay is Sarah Butrymowicz, The Hechinger Report’s investigations editor. Jill will return next week. Every school day, thousands of students are suspended for vague, subjective reasons, such as defiance and disorderly conduct. Our investigative team recently took a deep dive into these punishments, based on 20 states for which we were able to obtain data.

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For Families Needing the Most Help, Child Care Costs Are About to Drop

Edsurge

This story was originally published by The 19th. For more than a decade, Erin Farias has watched the low-income families who send children to the day cares she runs navigate America’s broken child care system. Many of those parents had government assistance for school tuition, but half the time, Farias couldn’t count on them to make their co-payments.

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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 Intersection of Inquiry-Based Learning and High-Quality Instructional Materials in Social Studies

Edsurge

High-quality instructional materials (HQIMs) are educational resources designed to effectively support student learning. They can include textbooks, lesson plans, digital resources and other materials carefully crafted to meet the needs of diverse learners and facilitate meaningful learning experiences. By using HQIMs, educators can enhance the quality of instruction , support differentiated learning and improve overall learning outcomes.