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Why Teaching Students How to Use Artificial Intelligence Could Make Them Employable Adults

EdTech Magazine

K–12 schools looking to adequately prepare students to participate successfully in a rapidly changing 21st century economy can no longer avoid artificial intelligence. There is an increasing consensus that teaching students to use AI is more than just a nice-to-have — it will make them competitive job candidates later in life. Harvard Business School professor Karim Lakhani, who has long studied AI and machine learning in the workplace, says, “AI is not going to replace humans, but humans with A

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Most Teens Think AI Won’t Hurt Their Mental Health; Teachers Disagree

Ask a Tech Teacher

Generative AI is an exploding influence in education with lots of potential but unknown outcomes. Most people focus on its impact on school research, lesson plans–that sort–but another piece isn’t considered often enough: its impact on student mental health. This next article from but we’ll do in this article from Education Week does Educators, teens differ on AI’s mental health effects Teens and educators hold divergent views on its mental health effects of AI, wit

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High-Touch Learning for the Modern Classroom

EdTech Magazine

When Fresno Unified School District purchased new digital whiteboards, district leaders strategically placed them on mobile stands in the middle of each classroom. “We purposefully put the interactive displays in the middle so teachers would know they were mobile and easy to move,” Soyinthisane says. “Otherwise, if we put them in front, teachers could assume they were supposed to be there, and they might have stayed there forever.

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Building Powerful Teacher Connections with the Edcamp Community

Digital Promise

The post Building Powerful Teacher Connections with the Edcamp Community appeared first on Digital Promise.

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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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3 Keys to Designing Successful Tech-Enabled Education

EdTech Magazine

Classroom technology supports the daily needs of educators and students across the country. With a wide variety of hardware and software solutions that gather and share information, facilitate group work, enable remote learning, broadcast messages and more, the scope of educational technology is broadening, leaving some schools unsure about where to invest.

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Motivating students using the Self-Determination Theory

eSchool News

Key points: Motivating students requires collective action and systemic change Science-backed scalable tools improve student mental health Student mental health is still suffering–how should we address it? For more news on student well-being, visit eSN’s SEL & Well-Being hub In the ever-evolving landscape of education, one prevailing challenge persists: motivating students.

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Michigan Virtual’s statewide workgroup releasing AI guidance for K-12 educators

eSchool News

Key points: Educators are eager to embrace AI, but also ask for guidelines 4 ways to ensure academic integrity as AI tools gain popularity Keep tabs on all developments relating to AI in education For more news on AI in education, visit eSN’s Digital Learning hub Alongside statewide education partners, the nonprofit Michigan Virtual has released a sample K-12 AI Guidance document that specifically addresses educators’ approach to AI use.

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It May Be Developmental and Still Not Appropriate

MiddleWeb

The missteps of middle schoolers may be "developmentally appropriate" but we still need to guide students to do better, writes school leader Jody Passanisi. "Students this age often rise to the expectations that are set for them. That is developmentally appropriate, too." The post It May Be Developmental and Still Not Appropriate first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Heritage Elementary Students Soar

MIND Research Institute

In the wake of the Tustin hangar fires, Heritage Elementary students and educators faced a myriad of challenges. One of the biggest hurdles was not being able to physically gather together at their school campus. Yet, in the face of adversity, a remarkable spirit of resilience and collaboration emerged. Despite displacement and disruption, the collective resolve of students, faculty, and local supporters propelled education forward and ensured that learning prevailed.

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Reporter’s Notebook: Even the “father of IQ tests” thought the results weren’t written in stone

The Hechinger Report

IQ tests created by French psychologist Alfred Binet in the early 20th century paved the way for widespread intelligence testing in American schools — including of the youngest learners. But Binet also had early doubts as to whether intelligence could be measured at all and he was adamant that his tests, adapted into the Stanford-Binet intelligence scales in the U.S., could not be used to determine how much progress an individual student was capable of making in the long term.

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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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Revolutionizing PD with AI for Teachers: Insights from Spokane’s AI Coaching Initiative

Edthena

In Spokane Public Schools , a forward-thinking approach to professional development is making waves, under the strategic direction of Nick Lundberg, Title I and Special Programs Coordinator. With a focus on leveraging the latest in educational technology, Spokane has embarked on an innovative journey, the integration of AI coaching into teacher professional development.

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Unlocking App Approval Efficiency with Lightspeed’s New Teacher App Request Workflow

Lightspeed Systems

Lightspeed Systems’ new Teacher App Request Workflow makes it easy to comply with guidelines to use properly vetted apps in the classroom.

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Developmental Milestones for 4 Year Olds: The Ultimate Guide

SplashLearn

Understanding the developmental milestones for 4 year olds is crucial for parents. It offers a roadmap to the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social achievements that most children reach at this age. Recognizing these milestones not only helps in monitoring a child’s growth and development but also enables early detection of any developmental delays, ensuring timely […] The post Developmental Milestones for 4 Year Olds: The Ultimate Guide first appeared on SplashLearn Blog.

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Ozobot Launches Self-Service Professional Development Courses

eSchool News

NEWPORT BEACH, CA, USA – Ozobot , a global leader in programmable robotics and STEAM-based learning solutions that empower the next generation of creators from K-12 to higher education and beyond, today announced the launch of Self-Service Professional Development (PD) courses, now available for purchase on Ozobot.com. Ozobot’s new Self-Service PD courses offer educators a comprehensive toolkit for turning any classroom into a thriving STEM/STEAM environment, inspiring creativity, problem

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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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13 Best Online Teaching Tips for Teachers

SplashLearn

Have you ever thought about how to make your online teaching better? As more classes move to virtual spaces, it’s important to learn some online teaching tips. In this blog, we’ll look at practical ways to improve your teaching skills in the digital world. Let’s dive in and discover how to excel in online teaching! […] The post 13 Best Online Teaching Tips for Teachers first appeared on SplashLearn Blog.

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TEACHER RETENTION AND SEL

American Consortium for Equity in Education

All about ‘DailySEL.com” with the co-founders Randy Weiner and Dr. James Bailey The post TEACHER RETENTION AND SEL appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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FREE Summer Learning Series (Save Your Seat!)

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE Summer Learning Series (Save Your Seat!) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Join us at Shake Up Learning for an unprecedented online professional development event this summer. Our Summer Learning Series is a unique, free online learning experience designed specifically for K-12 teachers, coaches, and leaders. Think of this as a slow-burn mini-conference with new presentations dropped every week all summer long!

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A RESOURCE FOR TEACHING FINANCIAL LITERACY K-12

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Brian Curcio of RAPUNZL, a YASS Prize finalist is my guest today. Learn now Rapunzl’s real-time simulator & integrated teacher platform inspire real-world learning and engage students with standards-aligned curriculum. The post A RESOURCE FOR TEACHING FINANCIAL LITERACY K-12 appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in 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.

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College Uncovered, Season 2, Episode 3

The Hechinger Report

As they struggle to fill seats, universities on average dole out more than half of the revenue they collect from tuition in the form of discounts and financial aid. If a private company discounted its products by more than half, it would be out of business. It’s an incredibly self-destructive model, but no one seems willing to be the first to stop doing it.

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The Opportunities and Drawbacks of AI-Powered Reading Coaches, Assistants and Tutors

Edsurge

The edtech market is saturated with various tools designed to improve children’s literacy from e-readers to apps to digital libraries. Over the past few years, more literacy tools have been using generative AI, either to accelerate children’s reading proficiency or to stimulate more reading interest. Recently, a new kind of tool has emerged. Referred to as AI-powered reading coaches, assistants or tutors, these tools use generative AI to provide learners with personalized reading practice, stori

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Eliminating advanced math ‘tracks’ often prompts outrage. Some districts buck the trend 

The Hechinger Report

Last April, an email went out to families in the Troy School District outside Detroit. Signed by unnamed “concerned Troy parents,” it said that a district proposal to end “basic” and “honors” math classes for sixth and seventh graders was part of a longer-term district plan to completely abolish honors classes in all of its schools. Superintendent Richard Machesky and his team were stunned.

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Universities and colleges that need to fill seats start offering a helping hand to student-parents

The Hechinger Report

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — When Keischa Taylor sees fellow student-parents around her campus, she pulls them aside and gives them a hug. “I tell them, ‘Don’t stop. You’ve got this. You didn’t come this far to stop. You’re not going to give up on yourself.’ ” Taylor is exceedingly well qualified to offer this advice. She began her college education in her early 20s, balancing it with raising two sons and working retail jobs.

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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