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3 ways to improve science literacy

eSchool News

While teachers often experience the same year or course again and again, students and their families can really see how students change over the years in school. Families can see that what students learn each year builds on what has come before. But for that to happen efficiently and effectively, the curriculum must be designed so that it builds coherently.

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CoSN2022: 5 Ways Schools Can Prepare for Cybersecurity Insurance Risk Assessments

EdTech Magazine

As devices and online applications become more robust, cybersecurity becomes more important. Because of this, it also becomes more expensive to insure. Amy McLaughlin, cybersecurity expert at the Consortium for School Networking, compared cybersecurity insurance to auto insurance Wednesday in a CoSN2022 session, “Navigating Cybersecurity Insurance Risk Assessments.


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Resources to Teach Taxes

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a passionate Economics major in college (which grew into an MBA), I find Econ at the root of much of the world around us. It starts with counting coins in first and second grade and grows up to a peek into NASDAQ and other adult subjects in middle school. In the US, tax day is April 15th. Here are some good websites to discuss what is probably a popular topic in families: Taxes.

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CoSN2022: Technology Supports Accessible and Inclusive Learning

EdTech Magazine

Getting technology into the hands of all K–12 students was the first step. With a focus on closing the digital divide, school districts are now working toward making the provided technology equitable. Having devices only furthers education when students can access learning. If they can’t use the technology in a way that is meaningful and impactful, they won’t benefit from having the devices, and districts can’t close the digital divide.

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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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H?para receives international recognition for excellence in leadership and student-centered digital solutions


Chicago, IL: April 5, 2022. For immediate release. . This month the winners of the EdTech Awards were announced and H?para was singled out for the global leadership of its CEO, Wayne Poncia and once again for its innovation of student-centered technologies. . CEO of H?para, Wayne Poncia won the EdTech Leadership Award for Global Leadership , and H?para Student Dashboard Digital Backpack was a finalist for the Cool Tool Award for e-learning, blended, flipped solution or remote solution. .

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The Digital Revolution Is Saving Higher Ed


The most notorious oracle predicting the coming death spiral of academia was the late Harvard University professor Clayton Christensen, who in 2011 famously forecast that “50 percent of the 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. will be bankrupt in 10 to 15 years.” His prophecy was based on the notion that digital alternatives to face-to-face education—in his view, much cheaper and friendlier than conventional instruction—would convince millions of college students to turn their backs on st

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Pandemic Learning Was Tough On Everyone. Bilingual Students Faced Additional Challenges


PHARR, TEXAS — In the entryway of Graciela Garcia Elementary, visitors are greeted twice. Once by a huge multi-colored sign that says “Welcome” and again by one that reads “Bienvenidos.” Another sign cheerfully declares, “Today is English day!” All that is made explicit because Garcia Elementary is a dual-language school. Just a couple days after Thanksgiving break 2021, its teachers aren’t just trying to get students caught up on multiplication tables or grammar.

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Top 10 Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Apps for iPad

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some of the best apps for creating mind maps. The apps offer a wide variety of helpful features that make it easy to visually capture your ideas and thoughts more.

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


Codementum is a coding learning tool for teachers and students that is curriculum focused.

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12 Ways We Can Teach About the Holocaust


What we do as educators to help our students better understand the reality of the Holocaust is crucial in a time of lies, half-truths and misinformation, writes media literacy expert Frank Baker. “It is my hope that the ideas, suggestions and resources offered here will be helpful.”. The post 12 Ways We Can Teach About the Holocaust 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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Masters of @ mmhmmapp: #edtech to maximize our use of face-to-face time for connection & collaboration #flipclass


If you’ve seen me present virtually, you’ve seen me use mmhmm to do an over-the-shoulder slides look & easily toggle between screen share & my camera. What you don’t see there is the power of mmhmm to record & share to empower students with resources to drive the pace of their learning! Check out my interview on Master of mmhmm to learn more.

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The Best Kinetic Sand Kits For Kids In 2022

Fractus Learning

Table of Contents Best Picks For Kinetic Sand Kits Compared Best Kinetic Sand And Play Sand Kits Reviewed Best Kinetic Sand Sets For Classic Sand Castle: Kinetic Sand Beach Sand Kingdom Playset Best Kinetic Sand Set For Imaginative Play: Kinetic Sand 3 Lbs Beach Sand Best Play Sand Sets For Dinosaur Fans: Kinetic Sand Dino Dig Playset Best Play Sand Sets For Building Fun: Kinetic Sand Construction Site Folding Box Playset Great Kinetic Sand Sets For Young Bakers: Kinetic Sand Bake Shoppe Playset

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Radical simplification redux

Robert Talbert, Ph.D.

Widespread agreement is rare in higher education. But one thing seems to resonate strongly with just about everyone: The entire enterprise of higher education is too darn complex, and everyone involved would be well served in engaging in radical simplification – that is, taking a critical eye to, well, everything; and if a policy, procedure, practice, or anything else causes more problems than it solves, ditch it and don't look back.

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3 Reasons Why Some Teachers STILL Aren’t Embracing the Use of Technology in the Classroom


While reflecting on my time spent in the classroom, I’m sometimes embarrassed to admit that I rarely used technology in the classroom to differentiate learning for my students. During my first two years with Teach for America , I was exposed to a wealth of community knowledge, plenty of professional development opportunities, and variety of pedagogical perspectives.

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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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Announcing "The Microschool Summit - Changing education, one small school at a time!"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our first 2022 mini-conference: " The Microschool Summit - Changing education, one small school at a time! " will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, May 19th, 2022. Small schools have been around as long as humans have been teaching their children. One (or more) caring adult who seeks to empower youth to learn the skills and wisdom needed to lead a productive life in the community.

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Why Technology in the Classroom is a Necessity for 21st Century Learning


A recent study shows that the number of preschool classrooms using tablets doubled from 2013 to 2015, and research conducted by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation indicates that “the adoption of personalized learning approaches has increased significantly in recent years due in part to rapid advances in technology platforms and digital content.” New legislation has been passed that, in the coming years, will make technology in the classroom more accessible for public and charter schools.

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How to increase the number of early ed teachers? Free college, transportation— and intense support

The Hechinger Report

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — In a dimly-lit classroom in downtown Milwaukee, nine aspiring early childhood teachers scribbled notes as they watched a video about the capabilities of 4-month-olds. This story also appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Babies at that age “can now follow an object 180 degrees,” the narrator explained, as a baby on screen watched a small toy move from side to side.

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Bringing Edtech in Rural Education


Integrating new technology into a classroom can be intimidating. Many teachers worry that they will need to spend hours learning how to use new edtech before being able to successfully implement it in the classroom. That’s why it’s imperative that new technologies make teachers’ and administrators’ lives easier and not more complicated. This holds true for any school district, but in rural communities, where general access to technology is often limited, it is especially important.

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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.