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Unpacking the Backpack

A Principal's Reflections

The social media landscape has changed quite dramatically when I first arrived in the space back in 2009. To put things in perspective, Instagram and TikTok were years away from existing, and Facebook was the dominant tool of choice. At that time, Twitter was emerging as the preferred space for educators to connect, and blogs were the go-to source for relevant ideas and strategies.

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10 Tips of Mastering Time Management as a Student

Ask a Tech Teacher

Effective time management will not only lead to success in achieving your goals, but also help you maintain your mental well-being. So, let’s learn more about it from the Ask a Tech Teacher team. Some of these tips you may already know, but others–never a bad time to save time. 10 Tips of Mastering Time Management as a Student Introduction Finding a proper balance between extracurricular activities, academics, social life, and personal interests can feel overwhelming.

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Science of Reading: Putting the Systems in Place to Support Literacy Instruction

Education Elements

Anyone who follows education news and trends across the country will agree that there continues to be no bigger buzzword than “science of reading”. As we noted earlier in the year, over 35 states have committed formally to implementing the science of reading. Let’s look in more detail at what this actually means and some of the systems that will help with successful implementation.

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What Schools Should Know About Using E-Rate Funds for Bus Wi-Fi Upgrades

EdTech Magazine

For decades we have known that for many underprivileged students, leaving the school grounds contributes to a homework gap because they cannot do much schoolwork without a robust internet connection. Bus Wi-Fi could fill a need for the millions of students who have a school-issued laptop but no reliable internet at home. Last October, the Federal Communications Commission added school bus Wi-Fi to the list of services eligible for E-rate funding in Category 1.

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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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10 surprising things you’ll discover at Wakelet Community Week

Ditch That Textbook

What do you get when you attend Wakelet Community Week?More than you think! Wakelet Community week is an inspiring event where educators and administrators come together to share insights, advice, and technology tips that will shape the future of education.But there is more to this event than you might have realized. Check out 10 things […] The post 10 surprising things you’ll discover at Wakelet Community Week appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Harley Wade from State of Writing created 7 Tips for Creating a Budget in High School

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s graduation time for High School seniors, that moment when they take over their own bills, budgets, and balancing income with outcomes. The Ask a Tech Teacher crew has some great times from Harley Wade on that subject: Harley Wade from State of Writing created 7 Tips for Creating a Budget in High School High school is the best time to start learning responsible financial management.

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Dual Ransomware Attacks Could Cripple K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

Ransomware attacks just got even nastier. Picture this: A school is hit by ransomware, and it’s scrambling to recover. Then, it happens again, often with a different malware strain. Welcome to the world of dual ransomware attacks. Here are five things K–12 IT professionals should understand about the questions surrounding dual ransomware attacks: 1.

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OLED Gaming Monitors: What You Need to Know

ViewSonic Education

Ready to see how an OLED gaming monitor can transform your gaming world? Forget everything you thought you knew about in-game visuals – OLED delivers an immersive experience that traditional monitors can’t even touch. This cutting-edge tech promises an explosion of color, deeper blacks than ever before, and lightning-fast response times, all combining to create an immersive gaming experience that will leave you in awe.

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Happy Memorial Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m taking Memorial Day to honor our soldiers. Hang the American flag and call my two soldier children. Say hi, how are you. When are you coming home to visit? Copyright ©2024 askatechteacher.com – All rights reserved. Here’s the sign-up link if the image above doesn’t work: [link] Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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Announcing the 2024 YouthMADE Festival Community Awards

Digital Promise

The post Announcing the 2024 YouthMADE Festival Community Awards appeared first on Digital Promise.

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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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What Is Cloud Bursting, and How Can Schools Take Advantage of It?

EdTech Magazine

Cloud bursting isn’t just for meteorologists — it’s a term that’s entered the world of cloud computing as well. The idea behind cloud bursting is simple: When users begin to overwhelm on-premises servers, applications can quickly scale up by adding cloud servers, bursting above performance limits. It’s an attractive idea, a way to scale computing and deliver a good application experience using burst computing at both low load and high load moments.

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Talented Students Are Kept From Early Algebra. Should States Force Schools to Enroll Them?

Edsurge

One California family had a tough choice to make. Julie Lynem’s son had taken algebra in eighth grade, but hadn’t comprehended some of the core concepts. That left the family to decide whether to make him repeat the class in ninth grade — and potentially disadvantage him by preventing him from taking calculus later in high school — or to have him push through.

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Looking for Summer Activities? Try These

Ask a Tech Teacher

Earlier this month , we posted books you might like to read this summer. Now, we’ll focus on what do you want to accomplish with your summer? Here are popular AATT articles. Pick the ones that suit you: How to Keep Learning Fresh Over the Summer 15 Skills To Learn this Summer and Use Next Year 6 Tech Activities for Your Summer School Program 12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year Here’s How to Motivate Summer School Students Seven Fun Math Activities for the Summer Break How to Blend Learnin

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Introducing Pathways: Expanding Our Reach in Adult Learning and Working

Digital Promise

The post Introducing Pathways: Expanding Our Reach in Adult Learning and Working appeared first on Digital Promise.

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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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How Education Technology and Remote Learning are Better Preparing Nurses for Demanding Careers

EdTech4Beginners

One can reasonably assume that there are certain things you just need to learn in person. Nursing seems to fall squarely in this category. The work is hands-on. Why should learning about the work be any different? And yet, as remote learning continues to proliferate, more and more people are pursuing their nursing degrees online. Is this beneficial?

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Microchip Companies Create Child Care Programs to Win Federal Funds

Edsurge

This story was originally published by The 19th. Last year, the Department of Commerce announced a historic first: Companies applying for a federal grant program had to provide a plan for offering child care to their workers. The grant money comes from the CHIPS and Science Act, which passed in 2022 and includes $50 billion to expand semiconductor manufacturing and research in the United States.

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550+ Districts Chose Lexia Core5 Reading or Lexia PowerUp Literacy

EdNews Daily

More than 550 school districts chose Lexia as their literacy programs of choice in recent months. Educators are becoming increasingly aware of the science of reading’s positive impact on literacy learning. In the fourth quarter of 2023 alone, more than 550 districts across 48 states and the District of Columbia purchased or renewed licenses for Lexia Core5 Reading (Core5) and Lexia PowerUp Literacy (PowerUp).

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Beyond Substitution: Elevating Learning with Book Creator

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Effective tech integration starts with understanding that tech should enhance learning and not just make it digital. Book Creator goes beyond substitution. The post Beyond Substitution: Elevating Learning with Book Creator appeared first on Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler.

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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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Friday 5: AR and VR

eSchool News

Key points: AR and VR have much potential for increasing student engagement Using VR to radically improve learning outcomes Bringing the world to life through augmented reality For more news on AR and VR, visit eSN’s Digital Learning hub Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are fun to use, but AR and VR tools also have a number of uses when it comes to connecting students with experiences they can’t necessarily have in person.

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English Learner Scores Have Been Stuck for Two Decades. What Will It Take to Change?

Edsurge

Thinking back to her days as a bilingual teacher to fourth graders, Crystal Gonzales recalls that some of the suggestions offered by curriculum materials to adapt lessons for English learners were downright insulting. Parsing education data into snack-sized servings. “They were very simplified,” she says. “They were like, ‘Show them a picture.’ Not very rigorous at all.

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Suspended for ‘other’: When states don’t share why kids are being kicked out of school

The Hechinger Report

Every time educators suspend students from school, they have to select a formal reason. In Texas, they have 42 options to pick from — fighting, school-related gang violence, even arson. Despite those choices, 88 percent of suspensions in Texas last year were marked in state reports as a “violation of student code of conduct” with no additional detail.

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Humanizing Inclusive Classroom Management

MiddleWeb

When teachers create a welcoming, safe, inclusive learning environment with their students, the chances increase that students will have a sense of belonging and "calm increase," freeing them to learn. NBCT Elizabeth Stein shares ways to use restorative practices and UDL. The post Humanizing Inclusive Classroom Management first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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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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Moving from industrial education to deeper learning

eSchool News

Key points: Deeper learning helps immerse students in a more engaging education model Redesigning the educational model after COVID Educational leaders must leverage collaboration for success For more news on district leadership, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership hub Today’s students need to develop a broad and well-rounded body of knowledge.

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Many Lack Access to Quality Early Education. Home Visiting Programs Are Bringing it to More Families.

Edsurge

PUEBLO, Colorado — Standing in her living room, Isabel Valencia sets up her makeshift tennis serve with the materials on hand: a green balloon for a ball and a ruler affixed to a paper plate for a racket. She bats the balloon to her home visitor, Mayra Ocampo, and they pass it back and forth, counting each return, offering encouragement and laughing at their mistakes.

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Education and Tech Companies Make Commitment to Responsible AI Development

Marketplace K-12

More than 50 education companies have already signed on as members of the EdSAFE AI Industry Council. The post Education and Tech Companies Make Commitment to Responsible AI Development appeared first on Market Brief.

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PROOF POINTS: We have tried paying teachers based on how much students learn. Now schools are expanding that idea to contractors and vendors.

The Hechinger Report

Schools spend billions of dollars a year on products and services, including everything from staplers and textbooks to teacher coaching and training. Does any of it help students learn more? Some educational materials end up mothballed in closets. Much software goes unused. Yet central-office bureaucrats frequently renew their contracts with outside vendors regardless of usage or efficacy.

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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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Boycotting book fairs no more

eSchool News

Key points: It’s critical for students to have access to reading opportunities 6 tips to help educators support young readers 3 keys to successful summer reading For more news on literacy, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching hub When I was a kid, my dad never let me shop the Scholastic Book Fair. The avid reader in me didn’t really care that he saw the Book Fair as competition to our family business and an unnecessary purchase.

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Inclusive by Design: Sharing Insights for Crafting Accessible Conferences

Edsurge

As educators, we understand that true learning happens when barriers are removed and diverse voices are amplified. Recently, we took the stage at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference to share our experiences designing accessible conferences and events. This wasn't a one-way lecture; it was a collaborative exploration, inviting the audience to contribute their insights and perspectives.

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What the End of Pandemic Funding May Mean for Your School

techlearning

With the deadline for educational funding distributed during the pandemic upcoming, schools are bracing themselves for a return to an almost forgotten financial norm.

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OPINION: It’s not just about tech and anxiety. What are kids learning?

The Hechinger Report

Clouds of doom continue to hover over the debate about teens’ mental health and the role of technology. This spring, the warnings come from the bestselling book “The Anxious Generation” by sociologist Jonathan Haidt. Some parents and educators are calling for a ban on smartphones and laptops in schools. Others are trying to press pause on the panic by pointing to research that needs a longer look.

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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.