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How Can Districts Determine if an Edtech Product is High Quality?

Digital Promise

The post How Can Districts Determine if an Edtech Product is High Quality? appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Virtual field trips are an essential part of climate curriculum

eSchool News

Key points: Virtual field trips can help engage students in critical STEM education 8 virtual field trips for STEM education How to elevate climate literacy for future scientists For more news on virtual field trips, visit eSN’s Digital Learning page Climate change is an increasingly important subject in school curriculums. Today’s students will almost certainly inherit a climate-affected world and will need to understand the mechanisms of global warming if they are to grow into climate-co

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3 Mistakes Experts Often See in Zero-Trust Initiatives

EdTech Magazine

Schools undergoing digital transformation increasingly rely on massive amounts of data to propel every facet of teaching and learning. As that seismic shift collides with today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape, zero trust’s always-on approach to cybersecurity is becoming a requirement — rather than a nice-to-have — for K–12 organizations of all sizes.

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Overcoming Challenges in Educational App Development

EdTech4Beginners

Making educational apps is becoming more and more popular, which could completely change the way people learn. In fact, there are over 455,000 education apps available for download, so it’s safe to say that the market for such new methods of learning and skill development is booming. Still, this area has a few setbacks. In this article, we will explore these problems and give thorough solutions, each explained concisely to help developers make successful educational software.

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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 a $5 lesson can help districts avoid a multi-million freefall when ESSER funding expires

Education Elements

In 2009, Professor Tina Seelig looked over her class of Stanford business students and assigned a simple challenge. Working in groups, the students were given $5 and 2 hours to make the highest possible return on their money. They had a week to plan their strategy with almost unlimited creativity. At the end of the challenge, each group gave a 3 minute presentation to share their process and results with their peers.

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Subscriber Special: February Common Core Math Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Common Core–Math Lesson Plans 141 pages, 20 projects, over 114 Common Core standards, for K-8. 33% off right now through February 3, 2024 How to Achieve Common Core with Tech is a four-volume series that focuses on using technology to meet Common Core standards in Language, Writing, Reading, Speaking/Listening (not yet available), and Math.

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How to Support Student Design Skills Using Technology

Digital Promise

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How Trauma Impacts the Well-Being of Black Women Educators

Edsurge

Navigating school spaces is a journey and students’ needs are ever changing. While educators are leaving the field at unprecedented rates , many districts are scrambling to meet the needs of all their students. As a parent, I felt the impact of the departures when I had to guide my then seventh-grader through math without a consistent teacher after a mid-year exit.

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What You Might Have Missed in January–What’s up in February

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the past month: Top Ten Articles, Tips, and Reviews for 2023 Tech Tip #8–Print a selection off a webpage Free MLK Lesson Plans Tons of Online Resources About Classroom Management Implementing Mindfulness Practices in Schools 13 Websites to Learn Everything About Landforms National Handwriting Day 5 Internet Safety Tips for Teachers What Happens When Technology Fails?

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FETC 2024: Are Today’s Schools Creating Future-Ready Students?

EdTech Magazine

Despite the pandemic forcing more K–12 schools into some form of technology innovation, the American educational model has not seen massive shifts in recent years. That needs to change if today’s students are to become future ready, said Michael Meechin, Florida state director at the National Center on Education and the Economy. A former principal who won awards for his work, Meechin encouraged attendees at the National Future of Education Technology Conference at the Orange County Convention Ce

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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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Announcing Digital Promise’s New Edtech and Emerging Technologies Initiative

Digital Promise

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What Educators Need to Know about Generation Alpha

Edsurge

On a recent walk after spending a day working with middle school teachers on engagement strategies, I was listening to the “We Can Do Hard Things” podcast. The guest, Allison Russell, was talking about the emotional intelligence of young people and mentioned that she’d just learned that her daughter was part of Generation Alpha , which refers to people born after 2010.

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Mastering Photo Editing: A High School Student’s Ultimate Guide to a Creative Career

Ask a Tech Teacher

As High School students explore post-graduation options, more and more are looking at careers as creators. Boosted by the rise in popularity of generative AI image options like DALL-E, photo editing as a career enjoys a resurgence among those preparing to enter the work force. It is fulfilling and potentially lucrative and relies heavily on individual passion and preparation.

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Eye on Zero Trust: How to Implement Identity and Access Management in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

Developed in 2009 by former Forrester Research analyst John Kindervag, the zero-trust security model revolves around the motto “never trust, always verify.” It is an evolving methodology in cybersecurity that governs user access to data and networks. “Zero trust really comes down to: Are you who you say you are, and are you where you are supposed to be?

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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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Micro-credentials Set New Milestones and Horizons for 2024

Digital Promise

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How a Culture of Caring Is Helping These Schools Improve Student Mental Health

Edsurge

A few years on from district-wide remote learning spurred by the coronavirus pandemic, Principal Darren A. Cole-Ochoa has observed the students at Truan Junior High re-adapting to in-person schooling fall along a spectrum. “When we got into the classroom, the students were shy. They didn't want to work in groups. They had a wall,” Cole-Ochoa says of the students in the small town of Elsa, Texas.

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12 Online Resources About Puzzles

Ask a Tech Teacher

National Puzzle Day is celebrated on January 29th each year. It’s a day dedicated to enjoying and solving puzzles of all kinds, including jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, Sudoku, and various other brain teasers. Puzzle enthusiasts often use this day to engage in their favorite puzzle-solving activities and share their passion with others. Whether it’s a solo endeavor or a group activity, National Puzzle Day encourages people to exercise their minds and have fun with the challenges that pu

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What Is Zero-Trust Security? Key Principles of the Model

EdTech Magazine

In the face of increasingly intelligent cybercriminals and rising threats, K–12 organizations must protect their networks and online environments from attacks. Cybersecurity remains the top priority for K–12 IT leaders, according to CoSN’s “2023 State of EdTech Leadership” report, with more schools prioritizing training for IT staff and end users last year than in 2022.

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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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February is CTE Month; Here’s Why That Matters

Digital Promise

Explore Digital Promise’s free resources available to help CTE educators prepare students for a global workforce.

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Children’s Books for Celebrating Women’s History Month in Class

Waterford

Women’s History Month, observed each March, is a dedicated time to honor the accomplishments, resilience, and contributions of women. For elementary teachers, this month provides an opportunity and a reminder to include women’s history in your year-round curriculum. The significance of Women’s History Month serves as a powerful reminder that women have always been instrumental in shaping societies, breaking barriers, and influencing positive change throughout history.

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10 Online Video Resources About Math

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are great reasons to use online videos to learn math: Visual Learning: for many, this makes complex topics easier to understand Flexibility: access content at their own pace Engagement: engaging and interactive Review and Replay: revisit specific sections of a video as many times as needed to reinforce understanding. Supplementary Learning: complement traditional learning Here are ten online resources for teaching math that I think you’ll like (for updates to this list, click here

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Dear EdTech Companies, We Need To Talk. Sadly, EdTech Misunderstands the Best Way to Gain Saturation in the Classroom

TeacherCast

Congratulations! You have created the “next big thing” in education and it’s time to share it with the world. You know your goal is to get it in the hands of teachers and have them inspire the world using it so you can begin to build saturation in the market. How do you do this? The post Dear EdTech Companies, We Need To Talk. Sadly, EdTech Misunderstands the Best Way to Gain Saturation in the Classroom appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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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.

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How My Voice As an Asian American Teacher Goes Unheard — and Why I Can’t Speak Up

Edsurge

“Okay! Let’s wrap up our conversations and get back together!” As the small group discussion portion of the PD session I was attending ended, an overwhelming feeling of relief came over me. Had I stayed in the session any longer, I might’ve had to slip out of the meeting room and find a hidden spot to cry; not tears of joy, per se, but frustration — frustration I often feel when squeezed out of conversations.

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Aspiration to Ecosystem: The Growth of Digital Promise’s Product Certifications

Digital Promise

The post Aspiration to Ecosystem: The Growth of Digital Promise’s Product Certifications appeared first on Digital Promise.

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In the Spotlight: Jenna Shinners, Shaping the Future of Elementary Science Education in Texas

EdNews Daily

The strength of our Dynamic Science curriculum comes from our partnership with science authors and editors all across Texas. That’s why we’re introducing our Meet the Authors’ Series so you can get to know the people who created the unique Science content for Texas learners. Our second interview is with Jenna Shinners. Jenna Shinners took the lead on our Elementary Science content.

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5 things every instructional coach needs to do before their next job interview 

TeacherCast

Looking to land your dream coaching gig? Here's how to stand out: Research the district, create a portfolio, network with other coaches, practice interview skills using the STAR method, and plan a strategic follow-up. The post 5 things every instructional coach needs to do before their next job interview appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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Enhancing HyFlex Education through the PowerTeaching Framework

This whitepaper explores integrating the PowerTeaching pedagogical approach within a HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) educational model, focusing on employing cooperative learning strategies and efficient classroom management techniques.

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Collaborating for the Future of Teaching and Learning With Technology

Edsurge

How do we get insights to the people who need them the most? This statement has guided the Feedback Loops work at Digital Promise over the last two years as we’ve explored ways different communities can collaborate to improve education. Looking forward, this will become even more important as the speed of edtech product life cycles increase, as evidenced by the recent release and adoption of generative AI tools across the landscape.

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Virtual Classrooms, Real Leadership: EdTech’s Role in Online Nursing Master’s Programs

EdTech4Beginners

The landscape of education has experienced a veritable paradigm shift with the advent and proliferation of technology throughout innumerable facets of learning, a transformation particularly evident in the field of nursing. Online Master’s programs in Nursing Leadership have become increasingly popular, offering a flexible and accessible avenue for nursing professionals to advance their careers.

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Meet The Authors From Summit K 12’s New Dynamic Science Program

EdNews Daily

The strength of our Dynamic Science curriculum comes from our partnership with science authors and editors all across Texas. That’s why we’re introducing our Meet the Authors’ Series so you can get to know the people who created the unique Science content for Texas learners. Our first interview is with Elizabeth Gonzalez. Elizabeth is an educator with 10 years of middle school science teaching experience.

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Turn Your Weekly Instructional Coaching Newsletters into Creative Classroom Coaching Conversations

TeacherCast

Are you looking to provide more value to teachers from your Weekly Email Newsletters? Learn how to increase Instructional Coach / Teacher Interactions Today! The post Turn Your Weekly Instructional Coaching Newsletters into Creative Classroom Coaching Conversations appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences. Discover how the Instructure Learning Platform supports today's K-12 classroom through: A central, consistent, connected hub of the digital learning environment.