December, 2022

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Smartphones in Education: Redirecting Distraction with Mobile Learning

ViewSonic Education

As mobile learning becomes more and more popular, so does the potential for distraction in the classroom. With so many captivating apps and games, it is easy to see how students would have a hard time putting their smartphones and other mobile devices away.

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ChatGPT, Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence in Education

Ditch That Textbook

AI just stormed into the classroom with the emergence of ChatGPT. How do we teach now that it exists? How can we use it? Here are some ideas. ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence chatbot.

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10 Unusual Hour of Code Projects

Ask a Tech Teacher

Over the next week, I’ll share ideas that will get you ready for Hour of Code. This includes (links won’t work until the articles are posted) : An Overview of This Week. Long list of websites by grade. 10 Unusual Projects. 6 Unplugged Hour of Code Activities.

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Repackaging a Station Rotation as a Mini-playlist for Students Who Need to Work Alone

Catlin Tucker

In coaching sessions earlier this week, I worked with two different teams of teachers who were concerned about a couple of students who might not function well in a small group dynamic.

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Contact vs. Company Intent Signal Data

Intent signal data comes in two types: either companies or individuals signaling interest in products like yours. Which kind of data delivers more advantages to B2B marketers? It depends. Get this infographic to learn about the advantages of intent-based leads and how you can most effectively use both types of data.

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How Music Changes Learning

EdNews Daily

Music can provoke deep emotions while taking us back in time. Given this trajectory, it also has the power to help us learn and retain information. Emotions and learning go hand-in-hand.

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5 Major K-12 Education Predictions for 2023

Education Elements

I don’t know about you, but I definitely feel a shift in how we live in this world. Day-to-day life feels a bit slower. Receiving Amazon deliveries the next day seems the norm, and whether or not your favorite restaurant will be closed due to staffing or delivery limitations is increasingly common.

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How Students in India Are Designing for Inclusivity and Accessibility

Digital Promise

The post How Students in India Are Designing for Inclusivity and Accessibility appeared first on Digital Promise

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New school year shows continued signs of academic rebounding

eSchool News

Post-pandemic academic achievement is showing encouraging signs of improvement, although not evenly across school years, according to NWEA , a nonprofit, research and educational services organization serving K-12 students.

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Exploring the Need for Education Consultants in a Digital World

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education has become a lot more complicated the last five years. Part of that is the impact of COVID on in-person and remote teaching. Another large part is the transparency now requested/required by parents as to what is going on in the classroom.

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Winter Holiday Display: A Great STREAM Project

User Generated Education

I love celebrating the holidays and calendar events with my gifted students from my bilingual, Title 1 school. I ask them to make artifacts and displays that showcase both their talents and the holiday (see my blog posts about Dia de las Muertos and Pi Day for examples.)

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You Can't Teach Without Eye Contact

Millions of us choose – or have to choose – to learn remotely. As interactions become increasingly rooted in digital experiences, what are we actually losing besides the proximity of people? What are the risks of this loss and are they avoidable?

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2022 is History. What’s next?

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik 2022 will go down in the annals of education history as a milk toast year. Or perhaps, a breather year.

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Top Posts of 2022

A Principal's Reflections

With each passing year, I am always amazed that I continue to blog with consistency. It has become much more challenging, which is why I made the decision to move to a bi-monthly writing schedule. In a recent post , I shared my rationale.

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How Our “Seeds for the Future” Inspired Community Collaboration for Sustainability

Digital Promise

The post How Our “Seeds for the Future” Inspired Community Collaboration for Sustainability appeared first on Digital Promise. Challenge Based Learning Learning Experience Design

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Keeping Bad Actors Out of K–12’s IP Surveillance System

EdTech Magazine

K–12 districts are investing a larger portion of their budgets in new security technologies to create safer environments for their school communities.

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Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

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6 Unplugged Hour of Code Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Over the next week, I’ll share ideas that will get you ready for your Hour of Code. This includes (links won’t work until the articles are posted) : An Overview of This Week. Long list of websites by grade. 10 Unusual Projects. 6 Unplugged Hour of Code Activities (today).

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The Research Behind Personalized Learning

Education Elements

At Education Elements, we define personalized learning as an instructional approach that empowers students to build ownership of their learning.

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Measuring Student Engagement with Digital Tools

ViewSonic Education

Most teachers and experts would state that student engagement is mandatory for learners to fulfill their potential, but actually measuring student engagement has always been tricky.

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How Disruptive Will ChatGPT Be?

Catlin Tucker

Education circles are buzzing with the implications of ChatGPT, a chatbot developed by OpenAI. This AI technology specializes in dialogue and generates original responses to questions in moments.

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

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#EDvice: Practical Strategies in 90 Seconds or Less

A Principal's Reflections

I never saw myself as a writer until I started blogging back in March 2010. It all began with goal setting for the Google Teacher Academy for Administrators, and I haven’t looked back. Consistency has been vital for me, as I have published a post every week since.

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Why K–12 Schools Shouldn’t Overlook Switches and Routers

EdTech Magazine

If you plug in a network switch or an internet router from your local big-box store, most of the time it just works. And while enterprise-grade gear requires a bit more effort, the minimum configuration usually isn’t complex. Vendors want the device to work for you. That’s wonderful, right?

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9 Ways to Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’ll post updated suggestions to get your computers and technology ready for the blitz of projects you’ll swear to accomplish in New Year resolutions.

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The Room Where it Happens: 5 Reasons Leaders Make Decisions Behind Closed Doors

Education Elements

“I want to be in the room where it happens.”. There are so many powerful scenes in the award-winning musical, Hamilton.

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

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Creating a Sense of Belonging with Virtual Worlds

ViewSonic Education

With zoom fatigue and limited social interactions having plagued students around the world, a virtual solution that helps create a sense of belonging is key for the future of eLearning.

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FAQ: The Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

The station rotation model is a popular K-12 blended learning model that rotates students through a series of stations or learning activities. The station rotation model comprises three types of stations: a) teacher-led, b) online, and c) offline.

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Delivering on the Promise of Digital Equity

Digital Promise

The post Delivering on the Promise of Digital Equity appeared first on Digital Promise

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CITE 2022: Where Should Schools Start When Building an Esports Program?

EdTech Magazine

Esports is growing in schools around the country, and organizations are working with districts to build this activity into curricula and after-school programs. “We’re

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

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Hour of Code Dec. 5th-11th

Ask a Tech Teacher

Set aside December 5-11th, 2022 for the hugely-popular Hour of code. This is a week of activities dedicated to inspiring kids to learn/love coding. This year: 1,536,702,210 will participate. 180+ countries. 44,941 events . What is it.

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Maximizing Time During a PLC Meeting, To Keep Students at the Center

Education Elements

More than ever, teachers need connections and opportunities to talk about student learning, celebrate progress and discuss overcoming challenges. The welcome and standard structure of PLCs in schools is an obvious route for these professional conversations.

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Choosing an Esports PC: What to Look for in a Gaming Computer

ViewSonic Education

Your choice of esports PC can have a significant bearing on both enjoyment and success, so it is important to make the right decision.

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Playing around with ChatGPT from OpenAI

Dangerously Irrelevant

I’ve been playing around with ChatGPT from OpenAI. Below are a few prompts and the responses generated by the artificial intelligence (AI) of ChatGPT. Be sure to see the last question below! Your thoughts? — Can Holden Caulfield be considered a tragic hero?

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Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!