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How edtech can worsen racial inequality

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! In the last few months, AI-powered technologies like ChatGPT and BingAI have received a lot of attention for their potential to transform many aspects of our lives.

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How Will Teaching Be Different Post AI?

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

The toothpaste is out of the tube and we can not put it back. The release of ChatGPT has shown us that traditional school assignments can be completed by robots. So what now? I first asked ChatGPT what it thinks the changes to teaching will be and then I give my opinions on how teaching will be different post AI: The post How Will Teaching Be Different Post AI?

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4 key ways schools can strengthen and advance cybersecurity strategies

eSchool News

In a 2022 survey , 72 percent of the participating school administrators responded that cybersecurity was either a priority or high priority for their district leadership and local school boards. However, only 14 percent of the respondents said their district was very prepared for a cyberattack event. This alarming disparity between prioritization and preparedness is indicative of the challenges school districts are facing pertaining to cybersecurity.

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Building Better Rubrics: Empowering Learners Through Effective Rubric Design

Catlin Tucker

Why should teachers use rubrics to assess student work? Rubrics are valuable assessment tools that provide clear and transparent expectations about what constitutes quality work. Rubrics identify specific criteria relevant to the assignment, along with corresponding levels of performance that allow for more precise grading. Using rubrics helps teachers stay focused during the grading process and ensures that grading is objective, consistent, and fair.

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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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15 Google Forms templates you can use in class tomorrow

Ditch That Textbook

If you have been reading the Ditch That Textbook blog for awhile now you know that we love to use familiar tools in new and exciting ways. Google Forms is no exception. Forms are used in the classroom as an effective way to gather information and assess student learning and they can be used for […] The post 15 Google Forms templates you can use in class tomorrow appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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What Great Teachers and Great Salespeople Have in Common

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark For some, this comparison will seem obvious. For some, it will seem curious, at first blush. For some, it will seem preposterous, or even insulting. We hope that, like most good analogies, the aptness of the comparison ultimately enlightens. Our interest in revisiting this topic was prompted by two events. The first (which was really the second chronologically) was re-reading the words of a professor quoted in What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain (2004).

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Tech Tip #168: Software vs. Online Tools

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: Software vs. Online Tools Category: Pedagogy Here are relevant criteria for evaluating software vs. online tools in your classroom: For more detail on comparing software and online t

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Add Movie Magic to Boost SEL in Class

MiddleWeb

Educator Amber Chandler’s feel-good Movie Magic in the Classroom prepares any teacher to guide students through 10 films that address a range of SEL topics, from creating a sense of belonging to building an inclusive community, writes Sarah Cooper. For ELA, history and more. The post Add Movie Magic to Boost SEL in Class first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Why Elementary Needs STEM Integration

EdTechTeacher

Post by ETT Instructor Shawn O’Neill As educators we know that incorporating STEM into our elementary classrooms has benefits that reach far beyond just science and mathematics. (1) When we provide our classroom with hands-on STEM activities, students are not only learning about science, technology, engineering, and math; they are learning many important skills that will continue to benefit them in all aspects of their lives.

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#EDvice: The Significance of Student Voice

A Principal's Reflections

I see student voice as the gateway to personalization. Educators can easily implement it as part of Tier 1 instruction and for students to report out during cooperative learning, projects, and choice activities. It can also allow students to advocate for needed changes to school culture. You would be hard-pressed to find a more valuable strategy that is universal in nature across virtually all pedagogical techniques.

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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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Could the Disruptive Power of AI-Generated Images and Videos Impact K–12 Learning?

EdTech Magazine

Have you noticed any fantasy-inspired portrait posts in your social media feeds lately? You might just be looking at AI-generated content, a new development in the exponentially expanding world of artificial intelligence that has emerged over the past few years. Platforms like Stable Diffusion and DALL-E 2 allow users to input a text prompt to create an AI-generated image that may or may not accurately reflect what the user intended.

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Teach Vocabulary with the Frayer Model

Ask a Tech Teacher

In a perfect world, vocabulary is learned in context: The phrases and sentences around the unknown word define the meaning. If that isn’t sufficient, students use affixes — prefixes, suffixes, and roots — to decode meaning. But because the world isn’t always that pristine, Dorothy Frayer and her colleagues at the University of West Virginia came up with a vocabulary teaching tool that has come to be known as “the Frayer Model” Now used by thousands of educat

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Monster Project Using Makey Makeys and Scratch

User Generated Education

This project takes the Monster Project and enhancing it with interactivity created through using Scratch and Makey Makeys. It was inspired by the Makey Makey Hack a Toy Lesson. Part of the lesson included the 5th graders interviewing 1st graders. This Edutopia article discussed the benefits of interviewing – Learning to Interview Builds a Range of Communication Skills [link] Standards Addressed Common Core State Standards – ELA Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (

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Micro-credentials 2023: Reflections and Celebrations for the Future

Digital Promise

The post Micro-credentials 2023: Reflections and Celebrations for the Future appeared first on Digital Promise.

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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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More Schools Install Vape Sensors as Part of a Holistic Safety Strategy

EdTech Magazine

As K–12 schools work to build a comprehensive security strategy for keeping students safe, many districts are including environmental sensors in that plan. These sensors detect nicotine and THC, and they’re becoming increasingly popular in middle schools and high schools as a way for districts to enforce their policies on drug, cigarette and vape use.

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3 Projects to Teach 1st Grade Architecture

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many Fridays, I report on a wonderful website or project my classes and parents love. This one is teaching architecture to youngers: Lesson Plan: Three projects over six weeks and your students will learn about blueprints, room layout, dimensions, and more. Plus, they’ll understand how to think about a three-dimensional object and then spatially lay it out on paper.

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Students Want a Better Education Experience. First, Teachers Must Master Deeper Learning.

Edsurge

At the beginning of this school year, I facilitated a professional development (PD) session with middle school teachers about how to use education technology tools for deeper learning. Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine, authors of the 2019 book “ In Search of Deeper Learning ”, define deeper learning as “the understanding of not just the surface features of a subject or discipline, but the underlying structures or ideas.

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Discovery Education Offers School Systems Nationwide Free ESSER Funding Guide

EdNews Daily

Discovery Education has made available to school systems nationwide a free ESSER Funding Guide. Designed to help school systems maximize funding available to them through the single largest investment in primary and secondary education in American history, the guide is available here. With the clock ticking for school districts to use their funding before the September 2024 deadline, Discovery Education seeks to help districts make the most of this generational opportunity.

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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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Keep One-to-One Device Repair Costs Within Budget

EdTech Magazine

$3.5 million — that’s how much one Georgia public school system will shell out for lost and damaged devices this year, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Atlanta Public Schools estimates that about 11 percent of its devices have been lost or damaged, and that figure is much higher in some other districts, according to Quang Ha, executive vice president at device insurance provider Worth Ave.

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Subscriber Special: Huge Savings on Posters

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. March 1-3, 2023 65 Tech Ed Posters $2.99 This set of sixty-five posters is a varied collection you can use to share critical issues dealing with technology and education. Print them out and hang them on your classroom walls or share them out digitally on a Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram feed.

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Do Active-Shooter Drills in Schools Do More Harm Than Good?

Edsurge

Donna Provencher, a freelance journalist near San Antonio, was folding laundry last week when her 8-year-old son made a comment that stopped her cold. “He said, ‘Mom, do you remember when the shooter came to my school?’” she recalls. There hadn’t been a shooting. But the second grader had gone through an active-shooter drill at his school, where he was instructed to curl up in a ball on the classroom floor.

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Video: Leadership Priorities Now

EdNews Daily

The Learning Leadership Symposiums, brought to you by the Learning Counsel, are regional professional learning events designed to promote innovation in the field of education. By combining timely research and knowledge of trends and market changes on the horizon, the Learning Counsel facilitates a high-level experience in a single-day workshop format.

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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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Free Spring Renewal Webinars!

EdTechTeacher

We are excited to launch our free Spring Renewal Webinar Series! Choose any (or all!) of the free webinars and join our world-class instructors as they provide helpful strategies, edtech recommendations and answer participant questions. Learn more about each upcoming webinar below, and make sure to check back as we will be adding more throughout the Spring!

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11 Online Resources About Puzzles

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are popular puzzles resources teachers are using to teach mouse skills, critical thinking, and more. There are a few for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day: Digipuzzles –great puzzles for geography, nature, and holidays I’m a Puzzle –create your own puzzles Jigsaw Explorer –make your own Jigsaw Planet –create your own picture jigsaw Jigsaw puzzles Jigzone–puzzles Jigsaw Puzzles –JS Kindergarten puzzles Puzzle—St.

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Our History Is Not Lost: Resources for Learning and Teaching the Fullness of Black History

Edsurge

Resources for learning and teaching the fullness of Black history all year round. “The Spirit of Our Work: Black Women Teachers (Re)Member” “We Be Lovin’ Black Children: Learning to be Literate About the African Diaspora” “Teaching Black History to White People” “Transforming the Elite: Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools” “They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South” “Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil” Aniefuna means “my land is not lost.

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Video Educator Guest Keynote: Becoming Human Alongside Tech

EdNews Daily

As Technology continues to permeate education, we have a responsibility to find the balance that best leverages technology while utilizing the best use of teachers and support staff – their knowledge, their passion, their ability to connect with learners – in essence, their humanity. So here we are, mired in a sea of EdTech and OtherTech, floating in a pool of $billions and dodging headlines about the evil AI co-opting little Timmy and Tammy’s freedom of choice.

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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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TurboTax and EVERFI: Helping High School Students with How To File Their Taxes

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Students need help learning how to pay their taxes. This FREE simulation in EVERFI in partnership with TurboTax is just the thing to make it easy to help your students be successful in the real world. Helping High School Students with How To File Their Taxes can be life changing for many students. The post TurboTax and EVERFI: Helping High School Students with How To File Their Taxes appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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A surprising remedy for teens in mental health crises

The Hechinger Report

RAMSEY, N.J. — Last spring, Jamie Gorman had a panic attack at the mall. This story also appeared in The Washington Post The then-high school sophomore was with a group of friends at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey, when she began to feel overwhelmed. Her fingers were tingling. She couldn’t catch her breath. She felt shaky and dizzy. Her teenage friends sprang into action.

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How Research-Based Tools Provide Impactful Learning Outcomes

Edsurge

What defines an exemplary edtech company that serves K-12 needs? How does a district measure return on investment when adopting new curricula? While the edtech market continues to grow with innovative ways to engage students, not many companies provide products rooted in three decades of cognitive research that continue to provide solid returns on investment.

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Making Use of the After School Window for Wellness

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke According to the Afterschool Alliance, 6 in 10 parents are more concerned about their children’s emotional wellbeing than they were before the pandemic. Friendships and social connections are of utmost concern. They are looking for safe and affordable opportunities for their children to engage with their peers. However, for every one child enrolled in an afterschool program, there are three waiting.

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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.