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. While confiscating or removing them from the classroom is one approach, it might not always be the most effective.

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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. Drawing on tons and tons of data and massive processing power, it uses GPT3 technology to let users talk to the […]. The post ChatGPT, Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence in Education appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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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. Coding–that geeky subject that confounds students and frightens teachers. Yet, kids who can code are better at logical thinking and problem solving, more independent and self-assured, and more likely to find a job when they grad

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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. Maya Angelou stated, “At the end of the day, people won’t remember what you said or did; they will remember how you made them feel.” This is how good teachers become great.

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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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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. It’s not rare for apps on your phone to be buggy with the latest release, or for the remodeling of your home to take twice as long or cost twice as much as it did pre-pandemic.

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Creating a New Status Quo

A Principal's Reflections

Blink and there is a new iPhone on the market. I feel like I just got the 13 model yesterday, but the reality is that I came into possession of it in 2019. Thanks to a very gracious promotion, I recently upgraded to the 14 plus. The improved camera alone makes this new model work the investment. While I am thrilled with the new device, I know full well that the 15 will be out sometime next year and has probably already been developed.

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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. The new research findings are based on fall 2022 assessment data from nearly 7 million US students in grades 3-8. The new report is part of NWEA’s ongoing research effort to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted student achievement in reading and math.

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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. The importance of education consultants, mentors, and teacher coaches has never been more pressing. Here’s a good article from the Ask a Tech Teacher crew on what that means and how you as an educator can confront the issues: Exploring the Need

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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. A 2020 study conducted by Omdia on behalf of the Security Industry Association showed the market for physical security equipment in K–12 and higher education was $716 million in 2020. The K–12 sector accounted for about 56 percent of that amount.

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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. Aside from asking students to assess their own levels of engagement — a perfectly valid process, albeit one which is influenced by bias — measurement has often relied upon the perception of teachers or outside observers.

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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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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. Basically, I am running out of unique topics and angles to explore so I don’t want to run the risk of becoming redundant.

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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.) Not only are the projects fun, engaging, and exciting, they also provide opportunities for students to gain STEM/STEAM/STREAM knowledge and skills that address interdisciplinary standards.

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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? Holden Caulfield, the main character in J.D. Salinger’s novel “The Catcher in the Rye,” could be considered a tragic hero.

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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). These unplugged activities go back to the roots of coding. The idea started as a clever way to teach students to think critically and problem-solve.

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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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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 working to legitimize esports,” said Carolyn Navarro, an executive assistant for the North America Scholastic Esports Federation, during the California Esports Roundtable at the California IT in Education conference.

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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. In particular, you will need to decide between a laptop or a desktop gaming computer, but you will also need to factor in a number of other considerations too, such as ensuring you have sufficient RAM and making sure you select the right operating system for your needs.

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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. Therein lies the dilemma I am currently facing. The struggle is real in my case when it comes to finding new topics to blog about or adding an innovative spin to already-prevalent concepts.

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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.

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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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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. And, as students transitioned back into schools in the wake of remote and hybrid learning, our district partners across the country emphasize that this student-centered approach to teaching has never been more needed.

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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. Here’s what you’ll get ( links won’t be active until the post goes live ): 8+ Ways to Speed Up Your Computer — December 13th. 9 Ways to Update Your Online Presence — December 14th.

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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? Well, sort of. The downside of a network device “just working” is that it’s only minimally secured.

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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. The metaverse, a simulated digital environment, is one option that can allow for meaningful social interactions to take place within a virtual world. In addition, these virtual worlds also have the potential to boost accessibility, deliver greater freedom of expression, and encourage students with social anxietie

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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

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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. After the amazing heroics of 2020 and the outstanding recovery of 2021, 2022 was a year where we got back to work in as normal a pattern as was possible, and we proceeded to conduct business as usual, or as usual as we could. There were challenges.

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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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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. The moment Aaron Burr laments being left out of the decision-making process is not only a turning point in the story but a great depiction of how many feel when it comes to the all-important “rooms” where decisions that affect their lives are made.

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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. Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it, designed to demystify that mystical geeky subject that confounds students and teachers alike and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator,

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The Battle of the Authoring Tools: A 10-Point Comparison for Picking the Right One

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

There are plenty of great authoring tools for developing eLearning, but the one you select could directly impact your course's outcomes. Depending upon your learners’ needs and your organization’s performance goals, you could be overlooking considerations that impact the both effectiveness of your courses and how long it takes to finish them. From general capabilities to specific workflow structures, some aspects are critical when it comes to learning objectives and deadlines.

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How to Make the Most of Google Workspace for Education’s Features

EdTech Magazine

There have been significant changes and advances made to Google Workspace over the past three years. Google is always adding products and features to its platform, and IT administrators may not be aware of the new capabilities at their fingertips. Educators and IT leaders must keep up with these advancements to make the most of what Google Workspace has to offer.

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Can Anti-Plagiarism Tools Detect When AI Chatbots Write Student Essays?

Edsurge

After its launch last month, ChatGPT, the latest chatbot released by OpenAI, made the rounds online. Alex, a sophomore at a university in Pittsburgh, started toying with the chatbot about a week after it was released, after finding out about it on Twitter. Within a couple of days, he got really excited by the quality of the writing it produced. The chatbot was good, he says—really good.

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10 Outdated Teaching Techniques

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

We are always learning more about the science of teaching. Technology and societal changes shift what we can do and what we value. Here are 10 outdated teaching techniques. The post 10 Outdated Teaching Techniques appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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Best Live New Year's Countdown Tools and Apps

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

2023 is just around the corner: a new year, a new beginning, as the saying goes. If you are like me super excited and can’t wait for the start of a new year, you will probably be counting the remaining days and hours until the day the fireworks ring in 2023. But you don’t have to do it the traditional way! There are several online tools and calendars to use for live countdowns to the new year.

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The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Is your organization or association leaning into the always-evolving eLearning environment to ensure you have the tools and content to remain relevant through all this change? There are many complex decision-making processes within your learning & development strategy and LMS lifecycle management, including: Selection.