Mon.Jun 10, 2024

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4 AI Tools I Actually Use As An Educator

techlearning

There’s a lot of talk about AI’s uses in education but I find that personally I only really use a few tools.

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Building an Inclusive K–12 Technology Team Starts with Mindset

EdTech Magazine

If you had asked me a year ago if Sumner County Schools would have a Wi-Fi 6–capable network in time for the start of school in fall 2023, I would have said, “No way.” When we decided to go one-to-one, we knew we needed a network that could stand up to an extra 20,000 devices daily. As we discussed the technical parameters and timeline with my IT team and our director of schools, it seemed like a long shot.

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How One District Takes STEM Learning to the Next Level

Edsurge

This is part of a three-article series covering key principles to consider when building out computer science programs in your academic setting. Read the other articles here and here. At the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) , one of the largest and most diverse school districts in the United States, we constantly plan new educational programs, prioritizing equitable access and ensuring students graduate prepared for success in college, career and life.

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Top priorities for student image privacy

eSchool News

Key points: Publishing student images without protections can have serious consequences Building a culture of trust to protect personal data How to maintain secure access and data privacy For more news on student data protection, visit eSN’s IT Leadership hub In places such as Australia, the UK, and other European countries, strict laws are already in effect to restrict the collection of personal data and the distribution of digital content involving students, to respect those students’ pr

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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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The Difference Between Constructivism And Constructionism

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Difference Between Constructivism And Constructionism by Terry Heick While working on the learning theory visual overview , I realized I couldn’t clearly explain the difference between constructivism and constructionism. So I did a little research and initially didn’t find much to ease my confusion. The Difference Between Constructivism And Constructionism Constructivism is–more or less–the same thing.

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3 strategies to maximize ESSER funds

eSchool News

Key points: ESSER funds can be used to integrate comprehensive digital courses into the curriculum District leaders: Act now to avoid financial disasters after COVID relief funding ends As COVID relief spending deadlines loom, one district moves ahead with an uncommon tech plan For more news on funding, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership hub As the deadline for obligating Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds approaches on Sept. 30, school districts nationwide face

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Peers crucial in shaping boys' confidence in math skills

ScienceDaily (EdTech section)

Boys are good at math, girls not so much? A study has analyzed the social mechanisms that contribute to the gender gap in math confidence. While peer comparisons seem to play a crucial role for boys, girls' subjective evaluations are more likely to be based on objective performance.

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PROOF POINTS: As teacher layoffs loom, research evidence mounts that seniority protections hurt kids in poverty

The Hechinger Report

Teacher layoffs are likely this fall as $190 billion in federal pandemic aid expires. By one estimate , schools spent a fifth of their temporary funds on hiring new people, most of them teachers. Those jobs may soon be cut with many less experienced teachers losing their jobs first. The education world describes this policy with a business acronym used in inventory accounting: LIFO or “Last In, First Out.

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Mental Time Travel for Student Well-Being

MiddleWeb

If we can teach kids to think about their futures with more specificity and positivity, then we can have a significant impact on not only their self-image but their well-being – critical work in our anxiety-ridden, social media-saturated times, writes teacher leader Stephanie Farley. The post Mental Time Travel for Student Well-Being first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Addressing The Critical Impact of Chronic Absenteeism

techlearning

More children are becoming frequently absent from school, missing out on integral formative instruction while doing irreparable damage to their future prospects.

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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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342: Taking sensory play seriously with Allie Ticktin

The Thinking Stick

Our summer-long ‘Power of Play’ series starts now with special guest Allie Ticktin. Allie’s mission is to empower children and their families through sensory play so that they can thrive through childhood and beyond. Allie is the author of the book, Play to Progress , where she provides parents with an overview of all 8 (yes, 8) senses and gives parents ways to enhance those senses at home.

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Prioritizing Teacher Agency: A Tool for School Improvement

Mira Education

Preparing students for success is complex work. Fortunately, we have found that teachers are ready and willing to take on the challenge of meeting the needs of this complex work alongside administrators. In fact, that is why many teachers entered the profession and continue to pioneer new approaches to learning. Teachers lead classrooms every day and seek to continuously learn and grow in their profession.

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TELETHERAPY IN SCHOOLS TODAY

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Kate Eberle Walker , CEO of Presence is our guest on leading an ed tech company in 2024 and the advantages of teletherapy for k12 districts The post TELETHERAPY IN SCHOOLS TODAY appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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QoreInsights Wins Most Innovative Solution at SIIA Innovation Showcase 2024

eSchool News

Charlotte, NC — North Carolina based QoreInsights announced that it was recently named the “Most Innovative Start-Up” at the 2024 SIIA Innovation Showcase powered by Cambium Learning Group. For almost 40 years, the SIIA CODiE Awards have celebrated innovative technological solutions. The 2024 CODiE Awards honored 40 education technology products across 35 categories, with an additional eight companies receiving recognition in the education technology leadership categories.

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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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Discovery Education Offers Educators Free Professional Development Resources Addressing Key Topics

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Global edtech leader Discovery Education and a selection of corporate partners recently released an array of new, free professional development resources addressing key topics in teaching and learning that will help educators continue honing instructional practices all summer long. Discovery Education’s Keep Reading Discovery Education Offers Educators Free Professional Development Resources Addressing Key Topics The post Discovery Education Offers Educators Free Professional Development Resourc

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Introducing the new MIND on MATH Blog: Empowering educators to build problem solvers

MIND Research Institute

We're excited to share some big news with you - Welcome to MIND on MATH, our new blog from MIND Education and MIND Research. This is where we’ll dive into innovative approaches to math education and invite experts to share their insights. Join us to explore innovative teaching techniques, brain-based learning principles, and expert insights to enhance your approach to math instruction.

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The Congressional Medal of Honor Society Launches Student Platform “Path to Honor” Encouraging Self-reflection and Character Exploration

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Centered around core Medal of Honor values, the free resource includes modules for students to experience stories of courage, commitment, integrity, sacrifice, citizenship and patriotism The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of Keep Reading The Congressional Medal of Honor Society Launches Student Platform “Path to Honor” Encouraging Self-reflection and Character Exploration The post The Congressional Medal of Honor Soci

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Dr. Albrecht Interview - Jenn Carson on "The Value of In-library Yoga Programs for All Types of Patrons"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've just posted the lastest in the new book interview series by Dr. Steve Albrecht in our " The Safe Library " section of Library 2.0 : "Jenn Carson on the Value of In-library Yoga Programs for All Types of Patrons". "Jenn Carson is the Director of the public library in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canda. She is the author of Beyond Books: Adult Library Programs for a New Era (Roman & Littlefield, 2022) and Yoga and Meditation at the Library: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Roman & Litt

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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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Harnessing the Power of Creative Reasoning

MIND Research Institute

An important goal of education is to help students become critical thinkers and proficient problem solvers. In mathematics, the latter can express itself in being successful in solving non-routine problems, which can be characterized through a certain degree of novelty; an aspect that has not explicitly been shown to a student before. Limitations of Traditional Teaching Methods Despite the desire to help students become proficient in solving non-routine problems, the dominant teaching method in

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COLUMN: Biden wants to save the climate by deploying young people. He’s not there yet

The Hechinger Report

On Earth Day, 2024, the Biden White House announced “ Major Steps ” toward the “Landmark American Climate Corps Initiative, Mobilizing the Next Generation of Climate Leaders.” What that amounts to thus far is a website , currently in beta, that, on day one, listed under 2,000 jobs. Many, if not most, already existed at other agencies. Yasmeen Shaheen-McConnell, the ACC’s point person at AmeriCorps, told me, “We are using existing authorities and funds to start the American Climate Corps.

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Harnessing the Power of Creative Reasoning

MIND Research Institute

An important goal of education is to help students become critical thinkers and proficient problem solvers. In mathematics, the latter can express itself in being successful in solving non-routine problems, which can be characterized through a certain degree of novelty; an aspect that has not explicitly been shown to a student before. Limitations of Traditional Teaching Methods Despite the desire to help students become proficient in solving non-routine problems, the dominant teaching method in