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CoSN2024: K–12 Technology Leaders Must Commit to Supporting Their Successors

EdTech Magazine

As the path to leadership in K–12 becomes more fluid and less prescriptive, the conversations at CoSN2024 in Miami this week revolve around supporting and advancing those with a penchant for educational technology. The women in technology breakfast and the opening keynote bookended the first day of the annual conference for K–12 technology leaders by distilling how those currently in charge can pave the way for a new and diverse generation of leaders.

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4 Innovative Ways to Enhance Reading Comprehension with AI Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m excited about this post from the Ask a Tech Teacher crew–AI Tools for reading comprehension. There are so many directions this could go! 4 Innovative Ways to Enhance Reading Comprehension with AI Tools Struggling to grasp the essence of a dense PDF or wishing students could wrestle more effectively with complex texts? The key may reside in AI-powered reading assistants, a broad category encompassing everything from summarizers to intelligent note-taking platforms.

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How Do Education Leaders Know if an Edtech Tool is Likely to Work?

Digital Promise

The post How Do Education Leaders Know if an Edtech Tool is Likely to Work? appeared first on Digital Promise.

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The Impact of Student Voices on Instructional Leadership: A Case Study

Education Elements

At Education Elements, Personalized Learning reflects many of our core beliefs about how people and organizations grow. This is why we continuously improve our services in this area to support schools and districts in their efforts to personalize learning for students. We know that in and outside the classroom, learning is rarely one-size-fits-all. Every individual can thrive if their unique needs are met.

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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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How VR Can Be an ‘Empathy Machine’ for Education


A VR experience created by students at The New School in New York City is designed to take viewers to an almond farm in California and illustrate the effects of pesticides on bee colonies. At first, participants wearing a VR headset can walk around the virtual stands of trees, and hear the sounds of rustling leaves and buzzing bees. Then, with the push of a button, users can choose a different perspective.

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Some rural states are cutting higher ed. One state is doing the opposite

The Hechinger Report

HAZARD, Ky. — Haley Autumn Dawn Ann Crank thinks she might like to become a teacher. There’s a shortage of teachers in this corner of Kentucky, and Crank, who has eight siblings, gets kids. “I just fit in with them,” Crank said during a shift one February day at the Big Blue Smokehouse, where she works as a waitress. For now, the recent high school graduate is taking some education courses at the local community college.

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Challenges and Solutions to Vetting K-12 Edtech

Lightspeed Systems

The webinar “Challenges and Solutions to Vetting K-12 Edtech” covers current challenges and solutions for vetting and adopting edtech.

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Bringing AI, STEM and Robots To American Samoa


An influx of robotics carts has allowed schools in American Samoa to integrate AI into the curriculum

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Use ‘Say Something’ to Boost Reader Response


During this reading activity, partners think out loud, supported by active listening, to deepen their individual and shared understandings. Rather than reading without focus, this strategy teaches students to attend to their reading by stopping to “say something” at intervals. The post Use ‘Say Something’ to Boost Reader Response first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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9 in 10 K-12 tech leaders predict surge in IT workload

eSchool News

Key points: The reality is that today, IT leaders may have to do more with less Cybersecurity staffing shortage is districts’ top concern The modern CIO’s role is changing–here’s how to keep up For more news on the IT workforce, visit eSN’s IT Leadership hub Nine out of ten K-12 tech leaders expect their IT asset inventories will grow in 2024, while almost half (48 percent) predict their IT budgets will diminish, according to a new survey by Incident IQ , a workflow management platform bu

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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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Types of Teachers Everyone Knows


As plagiarism check tools representers, we are in the first line to advocate for originality and uniqueness in text and life. Moreover, we believe that writing originality results from each person’s individuality. Nevertheless, there are certain distinguishable characters in each profession—the kinds of teachers you can meet at any school or groups of students present at any class.

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CoSN2024 Conversations—Jean-Claude Brizard, President and CEO of Digital Promise

eSchool News

eSchool was able to snag Jean-Claude between sessions to talk big picture. Digital Promise is a global, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused on accelerating innovation in education. He is former Senior Advisor and Deputy Director in US Programs at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation where he focused on PK-16 education across five communities in four states.

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13 Challenges for Teachers and How to Address Them


Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the variety of needs in your classroom? Teaching is a rewarding profession, but it’s not without its hurdles. Every teacher, whether new to the classroom or seasoned with experience, faces a set of challenges unique to their role. Understanding these challenges is crucial for personal growth and professional development. […] The post 13 Challenges for Teachers and How to Address Them first appeared on SplashLearn Blog.

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How InfoCase ensures Return on Investment AND Instruction

eSchool News

eSchool News spoke with Diane Doersch, Senior Director at Digital Promise and formerly a Chief Technology & Information Officer of a large Wisconsin School District, about the importance of protecting device implementation. As a former teacher, she has been involved in education for over 34 years. Diane holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology from Lesley University and possesses her Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) National Certificate from CoSN.

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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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Dev Tools Key to Surge in Passkey Use

Mark Smithers

Passkeys have emerged as a reliable and user-friendly authentication method, offering a secure alternative to traditional username and password combinations. The integration efforts of major technology companies and the availability of developer tools have played a vital role in driving the surge in passkey use. However, the implementation process does come with its own set of challenges.

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Show Stopper-Jennifer Wadland from Acer Outlines the Company’s Latest Education Efforts

eSchool News

Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education

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24 Activities, Teaching Strategies, and Resources for Teaching Students with Autism


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodivergent condition that affects communication, behavior, and learning. Psychologists use the term spectrum disorder because symptoms and support needs vary depending on the child. Although clinically defined as a disorder, having autism does not mean something is wrong or “needs to be fixed” with a child; it means their brain is wired in a different way from what is considered more common or neurotypical.

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#CoSN2024 Conversations – Kiesha LeRoux Technology Coordinator Mountain Brook Schools

eSchool News

Technology News & Innovation in K-12 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.