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64 predictions about edtech trends in 2024

eSchool News

As we wave farewell to 2023 , we’re looking ahead to edtech trends in 2024 with optimism for education as a whole. Moving away from the pandemic, educators still grapple with learning loss and academic disparities and inequities. In 2023, a new popular kid in town, better known as AI, dominated headlines and prompted debates around how students could abuse–and should use–the generative tool for learning.

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Another change!?!?: Three Considerations for Selecting High-Quality Instructional Materials

Education Elements

When asked what my favorite story is, one of the first titles that pops into my mind is Hamlet. But Hamlet is not my favorite story - not even close. I like it, sure, but the reason it pops into my head is because it was one of my favorite units in high school. The brilliant educator Ms. Nelson thoughtfully designed the unit, and the experience still resides in my mind twenty years later.

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Automation Delivers Economic Advantages for K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

As digital initiatives take off in more schools and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund windfall winds down this year, school leaders want to know that they’re getting the highest return on their investments. Technology can help K–12 schools create value and contain costs. “The key here is value-based budgeting,” says James Watczak, a finance and technology business consultant with CDW.

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Keep, Start, Stop: A Student Feedback Strategy

Catlin Tucker

At this point in the school year, you have had time to establish classroom routines, nurture your relationships with students, and design and facilitate entire units of study. It’s the perfect time to ask your students for feedback. Employing a simple feedback strategy like “keep, start, stop” helps you quickly take the temperature of the class and make any necessary adjustments to ensure the rest of the year is as productive and positive as possible.

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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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Looking Back on the Biggest Education Trends of 2023

Edsurge

2023 brought plenty of surprises in education — and it wasn’t just all that talk about responding to ChatGPT and other AI tools. As we start a new year, we asked our reporters to look back on key trends and memorable moments in their coverage over the past year, and what they see coming. Their reflections include a surprising tip that led to a trip to a small town to see an unusual early childhood experiment up close; wrestling with large datasets to better understand education trends; getting o

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Happy New Year! And Public Domain Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Also on January 1st: It’s Public Domain Day! Every year, January 1st is P ublic Domain Day. This is an observance of when copyrights expire and works enter into the public domain–free for all to use. According to Public Domain Review, here are some of the newly-available artistic works you might like a/o January 1, 2024: The picture above is interactive on the website.

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Top Posts of 2023

A Principal's Reflections

As we reflect on the past year, it's evident that the realm of education continues to be influenced by an array of disruptive forces, most notably artificial intelligence. Through my writing, I have attempted to capture the essence of contemporary challenges and innovations but also provide practical solutions and thought-provoking insights from the field.

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How I Created 3 Awesome Automations with AI

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The ChatGPT Tech Support Advisor Custom GPT is stellar. Because it can write the code for you and also because I have specific things about my own personal setup that shouldn't be shared for protective reasons, I've summarized what I've done with it. ⚠️A Caveat: Be warned that you can mess up your computer if you don't somewhat understand tech-speak and how your computer works.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of December: The Role of Assistive Technology in Promoting Inclusive Education Here’s Why Your Kids Should Participate in Extracurricular Activities Coding Activities by Grade 9 Unusual Hour of Code Projects 5 Unplugged Hour of Code Activities 12 Ways to Update Your Online Presence 8+ Ways to Speed Up Your Computer How to Backup and Image Your Computer Three Projects to Kick Off the Holidays Using ChatGPT to Revolutionize PE Teaching: 5 Expert Strategie

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Q&A: School Tech Integration Advocate Focuses On Mastery-Based Learning

EdTech Magazine

As a professor of educational leadership at the University of Colorado Denver and an EdTech IT influencer, Scott McLeod spends his days preparing educators to join a rare breed of K–12 principals and superintendents. In 2005, with help from a sizable federal government grant, he founded the Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education, the first graduate program in the country designed to prepare tech-savvy school administrators.

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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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Renew Your Living Space with Home Projectors

ViewSonic Education

Ready to breathe new life into your home? Renovating can be tough when you’re dealing with budget and space constraints. But what if I told you there’s a way to give your home a fresh, vibrant look without breaking the bank? Projectors are the solution you’ve been searching for! Discover inspiring ideas to revamp your home while preserving its stunning design.

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Launching Our Portrait of a Graduate Initiative for More Powerful Learning Opportunities

Digital Promise

The post Launching Our Portrait of a Graduate Initiative for More Powerful Learning Opportunities appeared first on Digital Promise.

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#16: A Holiday Memory in Word or KidPix

Ask a Tech Teacher

Use this not only to create a gift for parents, but to practice writing skills, grammar, MS Word’s spell check. I have student compose the memory one week and we format it the next. For beginning writers, use KidPix and its text tools. –from 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom Copyright ©2024 askatechteacher.com – All rights reserved.

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Review: SonicWall’s SonicWave 641 Gives K–12 Schools Superior Wireless

EdTech Magazine

Considering how long wireless technology has been available, most K–12 schools have probably already invested in some form of wireless networking for their students and staff. But older wireless technology was never designed to support the number of users found in a typical school building. While it’s possible to connect everyone using older technology, it requires more access points, layered channels and constant tuning — and even then, the network will likely have dead zones and experience slo

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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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Reimagine Your Space: 5 Creative Ideas Realized with Projectors

ViewSonic Education

Maybe you’re already familiar with using projectors for home cinema in your living room, but what if there are more creative ways to enhance your lifestyle using them? Imagine an entryway that transports you to another dimension, an art studio that goes wherever you do, a bedroom that magically adapts to your every mood, transforming your space into a blissful yoga sanctuary, or taking your cooking skills to celestial heights – all made possible by the awe-inspiring power of portable

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Workshop: Using Makey Makeys and micro:bits Across the Curriculum

User Generated Education

This is an overview of my workshop at FETC (Future of Technology Education Conference).

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Top Ten Articles, Tips, and Reviews for 2023

Ask a Tech Teacher

Since we started Ask a Tech Teacher fifteen years ago, we’ve had almost 6.3 million views and 2901 comments from about 11,500 followers who read some or all of our 2,454 articles on integrating technology into the classroom. This includes tech tips, website/app reviews, tech-in-ed pedagogy, how-tos, videos, and more. We have regular features like: Weekly Websites and Tech Tips ( sign up for the newsletter ) Edtech Reviews Lesson plans If you’ve just arrived at Ask a Tech Teacher, st

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To Understand ChatGPT’s Impact on Higher Education, Think Like a Scientist

Edsurge

Since OpenAI’s ChatGPT became publicly available in November 2022, the field of higher education has been focusing on its impact and applications — faculty want to understand how this will shape their work and the student experience. Largely missing from many conversations, however, is a discussion of how scientific approaches may be used to study ChatGPT and other generative AI tools in the context of higher ed.

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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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American Dreams, Wraiths, and Asylum Seekers

The Jose Vilson

About a decade ago, my former school’s parent coordinator introduced me to a new student. This wouldn’t be a remarkable event because my school opened its doors to newcomers often. Our student population was 90% Latinx/Hispanic, many of whom emigrated from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and other Latin American countries. This time, however, the student was fluent in neither English nor Spanish.

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Edtech tools to beat our state of emergency in reading and math achievement

eSchool News

Key points: The pandemic is over, but reading and math skills need a boost from the right edtech tools See article: PBL isn’t used enough–let’s change that See article: Excite, expand, equitize: Using data to support reading For more news on edtech tools, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching site Back in early 2020, educators and students nationwide were living in a fast-paced world full of choices, adjustments, and constant changes.

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CREATING THE ‘ MUSIC OF US” LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DEMOCRACY PROJECT

American Consortium for Equity in Education

CREATING INTERACTIVE EPISODES FOR SCHOOLS AND HAVING STUDENTS BUILD THEIR OWN MUSIC PROGRAMMING ANDS LESSONS … BUILT ON HOW MUSIC IS PART OF AMERICAN CULTURE…, SNOW AND CO ‘S BERT SNOW AND MUZZY LANE’S DAVID MCCALL , COMPANIES THAT HAVE Keep Reading CREATING THE ‘ MUSIC OF US” LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DEMOCRACY PROJECT The post CREATING THE ‘ MUSIC OF US” LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DEMOCRACY PROJECT appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Educati

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The mental health needs of Black and Hispanic girls often go unmet. This group wraps them in support

The Hechinger Report

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — On a sunny but brisk November afternoon inside Robert Abbott Middle School, six eighth grade girls quickly filed into a small but colorful classroom and seated themselves in a circle. This story also appeared in The 19th Yuli Paez-Naranjo, a Working on Womanhood counselor, sported a purple WOW T-shirt as she led the group in a discussion about how values can inform decisions.

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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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What I Get To See In Us [2023 Year-In-Review]

The Jose Vilson

There were about six minutes of silence in my house while I stared at my computer screen. This time, my advisors were on the other side of the Zoom call, discussing whether my presentation was sufficient for me to start my doctoral research. Prior to August 24th, I spent hours poring over every sentence of my 130-page proposal, getting my social theories in order, deepening my literature review, and making sure my methods aligned with my purpose for even trying to get my doctorate in sociology o

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3 things to consider when designing digital learning experiences

eSchool News

Editor’s note : This story on digital learning originally appeared on CoSN’s blog and is reposted here with permission. Key points: Small design changes when creating digital content can make a huge impact on how audiences ultimately learn information See article: 5 essential digital learning reads See article: How meta creativity prepares students for the future For more news on digital learning design, visit eSN’s Digital Learning page Teachers, principals, and district administrators ar

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10 Great Time Management Tools for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In the fast-paced world of education, time is a precious commodity. As someone deeply immersed in the field, I’ve always been on the lookout for strategies and tools that can help us educators manage our time more effectively. But it’s not just about teachers; anyone interested in boosting their productivity can benefit from these insights.

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Our 10 Most Popular K-12 Stories of 2023

Edsurge

Looking back at the EdSurge K-12 stories that resonated the most with readers last year, many of them relate in some way to the teacher shortages felt around the country. Not just the numbers, either, though there was plenty of interest in the data. While there was still discussion around attracting new teachers, there was an increase in talk about keeping teachers, too — including from teachers speaking frankly about what would make them stay or why they left.

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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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How to Teach Students to Grapple with the Math

MiddleWeb

Mona Iehl’s students were shocked when she first asked them to grapple with math problems BEFORE they received instruction. Then, to her surprise, “they got out the blocks, and drew pictures, and tried!” Her trust in productive struggle grew as she saw their confidence increase. The post How to Teach Students to Grapple with the Math first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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5 critical ingredients in a school safety plan

eSchool News

Key points: School safety concerns are growing–along with alarming incidents See article: School safety concerns are on the rise as classrooms open See article: Closing the gap in school emergency response For more news on school safety, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership page Teacher training programs often introduce aspiring educators to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, an eight-decade-old principle that reminds teachers that learning is significantly more difficult when other needs ar

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Characteristics of The 21st Century Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Welcome back to our insightful series on 21st century education. In this latest installment, we turn our focus back to a topic I last discussed in 2011: the characteristics of 21st-century teachers. It’s astounding to reflect on how much has changed in the intervening years in the world of education and teaching. The pace of change, driven predominantly by the rapid encroachment of digital and now AI technologies, has accelerated dramatically.

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Fields of Opportunity: Cultivating Youth Development and Online Access

Edsurge

In an increasingly interconnected world, connectivity is the lifeline that bridges gaps, fosters knowledge exchange and empowers individuals to thrive in diverse socioeconomic spheres. But how is connectivity important to agricultural communities? Endless Network , a global organization committed to addressing equity disparities, strategically invests worldwide to tackle challenges such as insufficient internet access.

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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.