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AI and Writing Essays: Pros and Cons, How Will Students Learn to Write if an AI Writes It for Them?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Explore the benefits and drawbacks of AI in essay writing, including its impact on student learning. Unveil the evolving future of writing education with AI through these suggestions from the Ask a Tech Teacher team. AI and Writing Essays: Pros and Cons, How Will Students Learn to Write if an AI Writes It for Them? In the fast-changing digital world, integrating AI into education is both a breakthrough and a problem.

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The SAMR dozen: 12 AI strategies for educators

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Becky Keene, an educator, author, and speaker. Becky has been advocating for modern pedagogies in public education around the world for over twenty years. Currently, her favorite topics include generative AI, esports, and instructional coaching. You can get in touch at beckykeene.com In the past year, the idea of using artificial […] The post The SAMR dozen: 12 AI strategies for educators appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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3 Ways We’re Engaging Educators in Learning Sciences Research

Digital Promise

The post 3 Ways We’re Engaging Educators in Learning Sciences Research appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Leading Change in Education: How Responsive Leadership and Teamwork Transform Schools

Education Elements

In a time where there is a heightened focus on education, it is essential that leadership development not be forgotten. Educational leaders serve as the guiding force behind school communities, shaping the vision, culture, and direction of the schools they serve. Providing educational leaders with resources and support empowers them to inspire positive change, implement effective teaching practices, and cultivate a culture of continuous improvement.

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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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Empowering girls with STEM education to build tomorrow’s tech industry

eSchool News

Key points: Inspiring young women in STEM programs requires cultivating a culture of community Black students need more STEM career exposure Launching a districtwide computer science program for all grades For more news on STEM education, visit eSN’s STEM & STEAM hub All too often, female students are underrepresented in STEM classes. As a result, girls and young women have a hard time exploring the subjects and picturing themselves in related roles.

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Examining Generative AI as a Tech Enabler

EdTech Magazine

In the Consortium for School Networking’s 2024 Driving K–12 Innovation report, the organization lists generative artificial intelligence among the current tech enablers in schools. CoSN defines a tech enabler as a tool that schools can use to surmount hurdles — roadblocks forcing schools to slow down or make a leap — and leverage accelerators, the “mega trends” that motivate and increase the speed of innovation.

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15 Ways to Recognize Teachers: Teacher Appreciation Week & Beyond

Education Elements

Teachers have a tremendous impact on the learning and lives of their students and communities, and planning a unique and powerful teacher appreciation week is one way to celebrate their incredible contributions. School and district leaders can use the strategies below as a starting point to plan meaningful ways to recognize all that they do, every day.

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How 4 Educational Leaders are Guiding their Districts in the Age of AI

Digital Promise

The post How 4 Educational Leaders are Guiding their Districts in the Age of AI appeared first on Digital Promise.

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3 Actions Your School Can Take to Support Sustainability

EdTech Magazine

Sustainability is now imperative, with students and consumers increasingly demanding it. High schooler Reema Patadia said she and other young people “crave a deeper understanding of sustainability, how their future careers and lives will connect to it, and what they can do about it,” according to a Colorado Public Radio news article. Students want to learn about sustainability, and they’re prioritizing colleges and businesses that demonstrate sustainable initiatives.

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What You Might Have Missed in April–What’s up in May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the past month: Tech Tip #90: Don’t Be Afraid of Mulligans Creative Fabrica–the Perfect Solution for Teachers, Creators, and Anyone In a Hurry Most Teens Think AI Won’t Hurt Their Mental Health; Teachers Disagree 9 Online News Resources for Kids Facing Fourth Grade: Tips for Parents Dealing with Academic and Social Challenges 22+ Tips on How to Work Remotely Engaging All Learners: Expanding High School Options for Success 4 Innovative Ways to Enhance Reading Comp

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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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Los Angeles School District Launched a Splashy AI Chatbot. What Exactly Does It Do?

Edsurge

Balloon archways surrounded the stage as the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Alberto Carvalho, last month announced what he hailed as a pioneering use of artificial intelligence in education. It’s a chatbot called “Ed” — an animated talking sun — which he described as: “our nation’s very first AI-powered learning-acceleration platform.

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Unlocking Success: Instructional Coach Interview Strategies

TeacherCast

Unlock the secrets to successful instructional coach interviews. From preparation to presentation, these strategies will guide you towards interview success. The post Unlocking Success: Instructional Coach Interview Strategies appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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These Private Schools Bring Personalized Learning to All Students

EdTech Magazine

Most of the schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn have one class per grade level. Over the past 10 years, the organization has seen increased enrollment of students with special needs and learning disabilities. While a recent report from the National Catholic Educational Association found that 7.8 percent of students at Catholic schools nationally self-reported a diagnosed disability, including a learning disability, that number is around 10 percent for students at the Catholic Schools of Brooklyn

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How Laser Cutter Brings New Inspiration to the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEM education–Science, technology, engineering, and math–sounds intimidating, but is actually one of the most satisfying learning experiences students can participate in. Makeblock (an Ask a Tech Teacher sponsor) has some excellent resources for this field. Today, we’ll discuss: How Laser Cutter Brings New Inspiration to the Classroom STEM education is the need of this modern era, which is why teachers look for some interesting ways to teach these subjects and skills.

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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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3 Things Educators and Edtech Suppliers Need to Talk About

Edsurge

The advancements in technology are reshaping how we teach and learn, bringing new opportunities and challenges. To address such challenges, a concerted effort must be made to ensure that newer technologies are implemented thoughtfully and responsibly, with a focus on enhancing the educational experience for all students. Collaboration and open dialogue are key as we navigate this terrain, ensuring innovation meets the needs of today's educational institutions.

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Information Age vs Generation Age Technologies for Learning

Iterating Toward Openness

It is absolutely critical that everyone who cares about technology-mediated learning understand this point. There is a seismic shift in perspective necessary from pre-generative AI technologies to generative AI technologies. It requires changes in the way we think about everything – from pedagogy to supporting infrastructure. I’ve been writing and speaking about this for months now, and I’m not alone.

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Kindergarten math is often too basic. Here’s why that’s a problem

The Hechinger Report

ASTON, Pa.— In Jodie Murphy’s kindergarten class, math lessons go beyond the basics of counting and recognizing numbers. On a recent morning, the children used plastic red and yellow dots for a counting exercise: One student tossed the coin-sized dots onto a cookie sheet while another hid her eyes. The second student then opened her eyes, counted up the dots and picked the corresponding number from a stack of cards.

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Does Your Instructional Coaching Program Have A Mission & Vision Statement?

TeacherCast

What should a Mission and Vision Statement look like for your Instructional Coaching Department? Learn More: www.AskTheTechCoach.com. The post Does Your Instructional Coaching Program Have A Mission & Vision Statement? appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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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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Putting People First as Higher Ed Grapples With AI

Edsurge

The urgency for higher education institutions to integrate and create policies for using AI technology in the classroom is rapidly increasing. Colleges also must adequately account for its impact on their current and future workforce. I believe that placing people, not technology, at the center of these decisions is how educators should embrace AI, discover new ways of incorporating its capabilities, and use its power to promote equitable student success.

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Artificial Intelligence – The Revolution Will Not Be Digitized

American Consortium for Equity in Education

By Nicholas A. Sherman, Ed.S. As a card-carrying member of Generation X, I remember eagerly rushing to the local theater as a young sci-fi enthusiast to watch movies like The Terminator 2 and The Matrix. I was always fascinated at Keep Reading Artificial Intelligence – The Revolution Will Not Be Digitized The post Artificial Intelligence – The Revolution Will Not Be Digitized appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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PROOF POINTS: Many high school math teachers cobble together their own instructional materials from the internet and elsewhere, a survey finds

The Hechinger Report

Writing lesson plans has traditionally been a big part of a teacher’s job. But this doesn’t mean they should be starting from a blank slate. Ideally, teachers are supposed to base their lessons on the textbooks, worksheets and digital materials that school leaders have spent a lot of time reviewing and selecting. But a recent national survey of more than 1,000 math teachers reveals that many are rejecting the materials they should be using and cobbling together their own.

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How do you Start a Student Tech Team in your School to Support your IT Department and Instructional Coaches?

TeacherCast

In this post, you will learn how to create and maintain a Student Tech Team to support your Instructional Coaching and IT Departments. The post How do you Start a Student Tech Team in your School to Support your IT Department and Instructional Coaches? appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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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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Social-Emotional Learning Strategies Don't Work for Every Student. Here's What Does.

Edsurge

Throughout this academic year, I facilitated a training session on social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies for educators at a high-needs elementary school. During one of the sessions, a seasoned teacher's candid remarks struck a chord. He explicitly stated, “I know that that is what the book says we should do, but these kids are from Brownsville.

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Embracing tech and navigating change with people-centered leadership

eSchool News

Key points: Technology can help schools overcome challenges How a district’s focus on data is advancing student growth 3 key strategies for district leaders to build a resilient educator workforce For more news on district management, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership hub From new policies to shifting budgets to technology, school decision makers are no strangers to change.

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Universities and colleges search for ways to reverse the decline in the ranks of male students

The Hechinger Report

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Hopeful young entrepreneurs in business schools routinely pitch ideas for startup companies as part of their classroom assignments. But the ones who were doing it at the University of Vermont were still in high school. It was the inaugural Vermont Pitch Challenge, to which nearly 150 teams from 27 states and seven countries had submitted their entrepreneurial brainstorms.

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Does Your District Have a Plan for Creating Positive Coaching Relationships?

TeacherCast

One of the first things that should be mapped out is the various relationships that each member of your school district will have with your coaches. The post Does Your District Have a Plan for Creating Positive Coaching Relationships? appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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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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The Pandemic Fueled Gains in Digital Equity. But for Native Tribes, It’s Complicated.

Edsurge

When pueblos in New Mexico looked into running fiber into Jemez Day School, a K-6 school run by the Bureau of Indian Education, they were launching a complicated process. Upgrading the school’s connection meant jumping through hoops, even though there was fiber across the street. Early on, the U.S. federal government’s E-Rate program, which provides “universal service” funding to schools and libraries for telecommunications and internet, also said it wouldn’t pay for another project.

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Student success is impacted by issues outside of school, survey finds

eSchool News

Key points: It’s important to support teachers so they can, in turn, support students Motivating students using the Self-Determination Theory Science-backed scalable tools improve student mental health For more news on student success, visit eSN’s SEL & Well-Being hub Educators believe the biggest obstacles to student success in school are tied to challenges outside the classroom, including mental health and behavior issues, according to a new report from McGraw Hill.

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 Amid clampdown on DEI, some on campuses push back

The Hechinger Report

BOCA RATON, Fla. – It doesn’t take much searching to spot the fallout from the newest Florida law seeking to erase DEI, or diversity, equity and inclusion, from public campuses. Several weeks ago, for example, staff offices at Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Inclusion, Diversity Education and Advocacy in Boca Raton were vacant, with name plates blank and abandoned desks, plus LGBTQ+ flags, posters and pamphlets left behind.

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Equity for MLs Begins with Equitable Schedules

MiddleWeb

Equity can be found in many places in the school – on the walls, on bookshelves, and in policies. The best place to check for equity for multilingual learners is by examining teacher and student schedules. Tan Huynh describes the practices that lead to equitable scheduling. The post Equity for MLs Begins with Equitable Schedules first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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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.