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How Challenge Based Learning Transformed My Classroom and Boosted Students’ Confidence

Digital Promise

The post How Challenge Based Learning Transformed My Classroom and Boosted Students’ Confidence appeared first on Digital Promise.

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6 Ways to Help Students Master Media Fluency

MiddleWeb

As disinformation proliferates, schools need a better solution than perfunctory media literacy education, say these digital citizenship advocates. When students achieve full “media fluency,” they will not only understand disinformation exists but have the tools to outflank it. The post 6 Ways to Help Students Master Media Fluency first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Tech Tip #167–How to Evaluate Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: How to Evaluate Apps. Category: Pedagogy.

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Taking Learners Deeper with Reflection

A Principal's Reflections

“ We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” – John Dewey The quote above from Dewey has always resonated with me, especially when I am outside doing yardwork in Texas. In the past, I used to often get stung by bees and wasps. There is a difference between the two species and how they sting. Some of them actually bite.

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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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Why More States Are Requiring Computer Science Classes

techlearning

More and more states are requiring computer science classes be offered at all schools.

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Top 10 Benefits of Using YouTube in the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

The accessibility of free, high-quality, and instructional internet films, available on websites such as YouTube, is a natural complement to contemporary educational settings. Everyone—teachers, students, and parents—agrees that watching videos on the internet may be a practical learning and teaching tool. YouTube’s most prominent feature is that its videos may be helpful in many other kinds of educational systems, particularly online education.

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New Report: Equity, Cybersecurity Top List of State Education Technology Priorities

eSchool News

As students return to another school-year impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report sheds light on how state education agencies and policy-makers are adapting to an increasingly digital, post-pandemic world. The 2022 State EdTech Trends Report , released by the State Educational Technology Directors Association in collaboration with Whiteboard Advisors, draws on the results of SETDA’s flagship annual State EdTech Trends Survey of edtech directors, state superintendents, chiefs of staff,

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Why E-rate is critical for school technology access

eSchool News

Every year, schools and libraries have access to billions of dollars of funding through the FCC’s E-rate program. Unfortunately, many don’t take advantage, oftentimes because of confusion over who is eligible and what services are available. In this post I’ll break down the importance of E-rate, how it works, and the types of technologies it makes available that are crucial to education.

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How to Start a High School Esports Team & Benefit Your School

ViewSonic Education

High school esports is a growing phenomenon offering a whole new group of students amazing opportunities for personal and professional growth. In addition to the well-documented social and physical benefits of group activities, esports is able to offer students improved academic professional opportunities. In essence, a high school esports team is a fun way for students to reach their potential.

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Q&A: Bold Schools Can Use Technology to Serve Pedagogy

EdTech Magazine

In the classroom, pedagogy rules — or, at least, it should, according to Weston Kieschnick, education consultant, podcaster and author of the books Bold School: Old School Wisdom + New School Technologies and The Educator’s Atlas: Your Roadmap to Engagement. EdTech: Focus on K–12 spoke with him about his vision for integrating tech into teaching so students can thrive.

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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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How to use Notion

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today's guest, Chris Chappotin, shares how he uses Notion to organize himself. He talks about how to get started and why people use it. This is a quick seven-minute overview podcast and I've also included many resources to get started with Notion. How I Use Notion in the Classroom.

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Success Story: Securing Academic Integrity with NEO LMS and Turnitin

Neo LMS

The axiom “less is more” is confirmed daily in our Information Age. In education, the abundance of novel tools, opportunities, and concepts runs the risk of overburdening already stretched teachers and processes. This is why simplification should be a central principle for academic institutions, especially with hybrid and remote learning. Forward-thinking administrators and leaders aware of this seek solutions that fit harmoniously in their digital ecosystem.

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

Finding the correct digital education and EdTech solution provider can be challenging, but choosing the best fit for you will save you time and money, and help you avoid frustration. The most important factors to consider are the type of software and hardware offered by the provider and how they can benefit your classroom. Keep reading to make sure you have the know-how on how to maximum your provider and don’t forget to check out ViewSonic’s education solution page to learn even mor

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Early Threat Detection Helps K–12 Schools Stop Bad Actors in Their Tracks

EdTech Magazine

Cyberattacks on schools are on the rise. Since 2016, the K12 Security Information Exchange (K12 SIX) has cataloged more than 1,300 publicly disclosed cyber incidents affecting U.S. school districts, with the pace of attacks steadily increasing. And those are just the ones we know about. High-profile breaches like the Labor Day weekend ransomware attack that shut down schools in the massive Los Angeles Unified School District have heightened awareness of the rising peril.

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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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Family Physical Education Week

Ask a Tech Teacher

Family PE Week is October 3rd through 7th this year. I was traveling during this event, but thought I’d share some website resources to help in this endeavor: BracketMaker. Final Kick –app; simulates kicking that final soccer kick (with Google Cardboard). GoNoodle –fitness videos. LifeSaver –simulation where the viewer must save a life.

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The Promise of LER Technology for Digital Equity

Digital Promise

The post The Promise of LER Technology for Digital Equity appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Jumpstart Engagement With Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

Interactive whiteboards are a technological leap similar to the leap to the first blackboard, and is set to revolutionize education. A new era of teaching that integrates multiple media and information sources has begun. In fact, interactive whiteboards have astonishing potential to make learning more engaging and effective in many surprising ways. Keep reading on to learn more about how interactive whiteboards are reshaping education or check out how ViewSonic is creating engaging spaces using

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College Students Are Spending Less On Course Materials—And More On Tech

Edsurge

Even though they are taking more courses, college students are spending less on course materials. The average college student spent $339 on course materials in the 2021-2022 academic year, or about $38 per course, according to an annual student spending survey from the National Association of College Stores , a foundation that collects information about retail in higher ed.

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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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Should You Unschool?

Ask a Tech Teacher

The first time I read about Unschooling , I ignored it. Surely, it was a fad that would go away. When I read about it a thousand more times, I dug into it. Inspired by the teachings of John Holt (1923–1985), this free range branch of homeschooling promotes learning through nonstructured, child-led exploration. There’s no set curriculum or schedule; students learn what interests them with guidance from involved adults.

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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing a School Survey

Education Elements

Feedback has the ability to strengthen your new initiative or culture. But give a lousy survey, and you can set your school or district back in terms of trust, and you may lose the ability to gather important input in the future. Don’t turn a positive opportunity into a negative.

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Classroom Communication Strategy: A Guide for Modern Classrooms

EdNews Daily

By John Allen While many of us will have grown up with a lot of different teaching styles, both at school and depicted on television, it’s one thing to see other people teach, and another thing entirely to understand what tools they’re employing day-to-day. And we don’t just mean software tools like Teams’ phone system, but also soft skills like directive language.

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How to Make Classes More Active, and Why It Matters

Edsurge

Longtime professor Cathy Davidson is on a mission to promote the practice of active learning. And she says the stakes for improving classroom teaching are higher than many people realize. It’s not just about test scores and whether people learn, she argues, but there’s an ethical issue that sometimes gets lost in discussions about teaching. The latest book she co-authored—“The New College Classroom”—is a surprisingly lively read for a how-to book on teaching.

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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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5 steps to gamify your Canvas classroom

Ditch That Textbook

This post was written by Sarah Stef, an educator in Indiana. She spent 6 years teaching High School Math, and 4 years as a Digital Integration Specialist for the South Bend Community School Corporation. Sarah is currently a Coordinator of Curriculum & Instruction in Washington, MO. If you'd like to connect with Sarah you can […]. The post 5 steps to gamify your Canvas classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Photomath is NOT Cheating

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Photomath is NOT cheating. It is time to stop burying out heads in the sand and pretending that students are not going to use Photomath. The post Photomath is NOT Cheating appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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Overwhelmed by Apps, Districts Urged to Reduce Redundancies

Marketplace K-12

A new report gives the 20 most popular apps in school districts today, and makes the case for districts reigning them in. The post Overwhelmed by Apps, Districts Urged to Reduce Redundancies appeared first on Market Brief.

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Computer Science is Growing in K-12 Schools, But Access Doesn’t Equal Participation

Edsurge

Computer science has a wider footprint in schools than ever before, but there are differences when it comes to who has access to computer courses and who’s enrolling. That’s according to the latest State of Computer Science Education report , released last week by the Code.org Advocacy Coalition, Computer Science Teachers Association, and the Expanding Computing Education Pathways Alliance.

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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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Don’t wait: The importance of early dyslexia intervention

eSchool News

A learning disorder that can impact a child’s ability to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols—but that doesn’t affect general intelligence—dyslexia often goes unnoticed until a student displays significant struggles with reading and/or writing. The most common of all neuro-cognitive disorders, dyslexia impacts about 20 percent of the US population and represents 80-90 percent percent of all individuals who have learning disabilities.

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12 Great TED Ed Science Video Lessons for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Back to you with another handpicked list of TED Ed videos but this time the theme is science. most popular TED Ed science videos that you can use with your students in class. The Life Sciences section in TED Ed contains a huge collection of educational videos spanning various science topics. I used the search filter to locate those science videos with the most views and selected the collection below.

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What is Universal Design for Learning (UDL)?

techlearning

The Universal Design for Learning framework seeks to engage all students with accessible, relevant, and meaningful learning.

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This Company Aims to Become the Amazon of Lifelong Learning

Edsurge

The Singapore-based company Genius Group has turned some of its attention to the U.S. edtech market recently. It’s making acquisitions, and even listed on the New York Stock Exchange in April. In July, the company bought the for-profit University of Antelope Valley in California, saying it would incorporate it as a portal in the metaverse, part of the voguish effort to link the globe into “one big classroom.

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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.