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Technology Use and Wellness: How to Guide Students in a Digital Age

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology Use and Wellness: How to Guide Students in a Digital Age The amount of time young Americans spend staring at a screen has reached unprecedented levels. In 2021, they were logging more screen time than bedtime: Teenagers spent an average of eight hours and 39 minutes on a digital device, but only 22% were getting eight hours of sleep. Most alarmingly, a recent study found that as little as one to four hours of daily screen time among children aged one is linked with higher risks of de

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14 Effective Teaching Strategies For Inquiry-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

One obvious way to promote inquiry learning in your classroom is to design lessons and units that benefit from, promote, or require it. The post 14 Effective Teaching Strategies For Inquiry-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

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Elevate Your School’s Security Posture as 2024 Approaches

EdTech Magazine

Only a few months into the new school year, we’ve already seen a surge in ransomware attacks on schools and sensitive student data being leaked online. Ransomware poses the biggest threat to data privacy and security, and schools are the top target of these attacks. As the increase in cyberattacks against educational systems persists, it jeopardizes students’ safety.

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The Cycle of Experimentation: A New Approach to Educational Innovation

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In today's episode, we're joined by Justin Reich, an associate professor at MIT and the author of ‘Iterate: The Secret to Innovation in Schools.' We dive deep into teachers' crucial role in driving innovation and improvement in education. Suppose you've wondered how to bring meaningful change to your school or classroom.

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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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Charting a Student's Journey: A Guide to Crafting Effective Learning Paths

A Principal's Reflections

The journey of learning is a unique and intricate process, with each learner embarking on their own distinctive path towards success. The idea that every individual follows a different route to achieve their goals is deeply rooted in the diverse nature of human cognition, aspirations, and experiences. In this introduction, we will explore the fundamental reasons why every learner carves out a distinct educational journey, acknowledging the multifaceted elements that contribute to this diversity.

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25 Online Resources About Brainstorming and Mindmapping

Ask a Tech Teacher

A mind map is a visual representation of information and ideas that helps organize and connect various concepts, making it easier for individuals and groups to understand, remember, and communicate complex topics. Some reasons why people use mind maps: Organizing Information : allow you to break down a topic into key components and show how they relate to each other.

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How to Make Your Own GPT: A Step-by-Step Guide

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As I listened to the keynote by Sam Altman of OpenAI, they unveiled some amazing things three days a go, one of which is the ability to make your own GPT. So I did. Did what? I made DIVAA, the Digital Interactive Virtual AP Assistant to help my AP Computer Science Principles with Python and AP Content.

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How and When to Give Feedback

Catlin Tucker

Feedback is a powerful tool that can profoundly impact student learning and success. However, not all feedback is created equal; some approaches to feedback can propel students toward growth, while others may hinder their progress. What is the secret to effective feedback? How can educators unlock its power and potential to maximize student growth? How can teachers pull feedback into the classroom to ensure it is timely and actionable?

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RGB Laser Projectors: Everything You Need to Know?

ViewSonic Education

After a long day at work, there’s nothing quite like the simple pleasure of laying down on the couch, remote in hand, and spoiling yourself in a cinematic experience of your favorite comedy show or action movie. But what if I told you there’s a way to elevate this experience even further? The RGB laser projector can transform your living room or bedroom into a private cinematic haven, providing not just a standard movie experience but a next-level, theater-quality one with high brightness

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K–12 Schools Must Focus on People, Processes and Technology in Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

Schools collect and store valuable data that is essential to their daily operations. When those operations are interrupted, children can be severely impacted. This is why every K–12 school must develop comprehensive physical and cybersecurity strategies to shield them from the variety of threats that can interrupt learning. Whether schools lose vital data as a result of ransomware attacks or natural disasters, either type of event puts learning continuity at risk.

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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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4 ways Microsoft uses artificial intelligence to support teaching and learning

Ditch That Textbook

This post is sponsored by MicrosoftAs the capabilities of artificial intelligence continue to grow, educators are learning new ways that AI can support teaching and learning.Microsoft has released some great free options that teachers can start using right away. Plus, for schools that already have Microsoft licenses, another powerful option might already be available at teachers’ […] The post 4 ways Microsoft uses artificial intelligence to support teaching and learning appeared first on D

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Left-brain or Right-brain Dominant? Explore the Ideal Subjects to Nurture your Strengths

Ask a Tech Teacher

Left-brain or Right-brain Dominant? Explore the Ideal Subjects to Nurture your Strengths Choosing what to study after high school can be tough. A popular theory that aids some students in their decision-making process is the left-brain vs right-brain theory. It suggests that people have a dominant side of their brain, which influences their thinking and learning styles.

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How 3 School Districts Are Innovating with Inclusivity, Equity, and the Future in Mind

Digital Promise

The post How 3 School Districts Are Innovating with Inclusivity, Equity, and the Future in Mind appeared first on Digital Promise.

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SD-WAN Connects Schools to Hybrid Cloud Success

EdTech Magazine

Digital transformation initiatives are driving many schools to implement hybrid cloud architectures for their infrastructure and data storage. The cloud has long been a robust option for organizations looking to improve flexibility and scalability, but new digital capabilities are spurring even greater adoption. In fact, 88 percent of organizations view the cloud as the cornerstone of their digital strategy, according to a Deloitte report.

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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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5 questions you need to ask about personalized learning

Hapara

? Listen to an audio version of this post: [link] Why is personalized learning becoming increasingly desirable in K-12? Each learner has a unique story and responds to different teaching methods. Educators and parents alike have noted that a one-size-fits-all approach to education is falling short for many learners. Positive early evidence has stakeholders throughout school systems worldwide convinced that this student-centered approach can help more learners reach their full potential.

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Tech Tip #26: My Mouse Doesn’t Work

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: My mouse stopped working. Do I need to buy a new one? A: Maybe, but try a few things first: Check the plugs. Is it still plugged in?

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Teachers Feel the Strain of Politics. Can Better Political Engagement Help?

Edsurge

In September, a teacher in the Hamshire-Fannett Independent School District, in Southeast Texas, was fired when district leaders learned that an eighth grade class was reading a graphic novel based on the diary of Anne Frank. The novel had not been approved and was deemed inappropriate, and the firing made headlines. It was an extreme example of the political strain public school teachers are under from parents and activists.

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OPINION: It is time to pay attention to the science of learning

The Hechinger Report

The thing that surprised me most about my teacher preparation program was that we never talked about how kids learn. Instead, we were taught how to structure a lesson and given tips on classroom management. I took “methods” classes that gave me strategies for discussions and activities. I assumed that I would eventually learn how the brain worked because I thought that studying education meant studying how learning happens.

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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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ChatGPT Can Now Access The Internet. What This Means for Teachers

techlearning

ChatGPT Plus subscribers now have an internet-enabled version of the chatbot, providing students who can afford the subscription version with more opportunities to learn and cheat.

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40 Heartfelt Thanksgiving Wishes and Messages

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Thanksgiving wishes and messages are the topic of our blog post today! Thanksgiving is around the corner, and as you all know, sending heartfelt messages to our loved ones is as much a part of the tradition as the turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. I believe that Thanksgiving is much more than simply feasting, it’s rather an opportunity to reflect on what we’re thankful for and express that gratitude to the special people in our lives.

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How to Keep Teaching When Your Students Keep Dying

Edsurge

In her memoir, “Men We Reaped” , Jesamyn Ward discusses the young men she’s lost in her life — five in the span of four years. After naming the young men and the months in which they died, she said, “That’s a brutal list that silences people. It silenced me for a long time…But my ghosts were once people, and I cannot forget that.” I, too, have a brutal list.

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PROOF POINTS: Schools’ mission shifted during the pandemic with healthcare, shelter and adult ed

The Hechinger Report

The Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 Community School in San Francisco opened its gymnasium to homeless students and their families as part of its Stay Over Program in 2022. It is one example of the many community services that a majority of public schools are now providing, according to a federal survey. Credit: Marissa Leshnov for The Hechinger Report Much attention in the post-pandemic era has been on what students have lost – days of school, psychological health, knowledge and skills.

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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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25 Questions To Guide Teaching With Project-Based Learning

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Teaching through PBL can benefit greatly from planning ahead. Here are 25 questions to guide teaching with project-based learning. The post 25 Questions To Guide Teaching With Project-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

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20 Fun and Easy Thanksgiving Games for Family

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Thanksgiving games for family are the topic of our blog post today! Thanksgiving—a day when the kitchen smells like a dream, and everyone’s looking forward to a feast. But let’s be honest, the day can stretch on, especially if you have a house full of guests waiting for that turkey to finish up in the oven. Maybe the kids are getting restless, or perhaps the adults need something to do besides watching football or browsing through Black Friday ads.

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Facing Pressure on Enrollment, Will Colleges Support More Transfer Students?

Edsurge

During his yearslong quest for a bachelor’s degree, José Del Real Viramontes encountered trials at four different California community colleges. At his first college, right out of high school, the young man born in Zacatecas, Mexico, hoped to play for the football team. But Del Real Viramontes never made it to tryouts, he says, and when his best friend left the college, he decided to leave, too.

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eSN Hero Awards Finalists: 11 inspiring educators

eSchool News

This is Part 2 of a two-part feature highlighting the eSN K-12 Hero Awards finalists. Part 1, spotlighting 10 more finalists, can be found here. The eSchool News K-12 Hero Awards recognize the dedicated efforts of education professionals across K-12 departments, including IT, curriculum, instruction and administration. The program received an influx of inspiring nominations that highlight the innovation and selflessness of educators in schools and districts across the nation.

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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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K-12 Leaders on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Generative AI

edWeb.net

Watch the Recording Listen to the Podcast This edLeader Panel is presented by CoSN and AASA. Sponsored by ClassLink While artificial intelligence and machine learning are not new technologies, recent leaps in the technology driving these tools are rapidly transforming our day-to-day lives. From sophisticated software programs that amazingly interpret keystrokes before they are made to financial institutions predicting purchasing habits to tools like ChatGPT creating sophisticated marketing m

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40 Interesting Thanksgiving Facts for Kids and Adults

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Thanksgiving facts for kids and adults are the topic of our blog post today! Thanksgiving is a holiday with rich historical roots and traditions that vary from family to family and even state to state. From the myth-laden story of the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth to modern day traditions like the Macy’s Parade, Thanksgiving is a holiday that invites us to dig deeper.

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How to Navigate the Nuances of Anonymous and De-Identified Data in AI-Driven Classrooms

Edsurge

As the Director of Quantitative Research and Data Science, as well as the Data Privacy Officer at Digital Promise, I aim to demystify the complex world of data privacy, particularly in the realm of education and AI tools. Having begun my journey as an Institutional Review Board (IRB) committee member during my graduate school years, I've been committed to upholding ethical principles in data usage, such as those outlined in The Belmont Report.

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7 principles for AI in education

eSchool News

Key points: It’s essential that the edtech industry and education leaders work together on AI use Transparency and equity are key See related article: 5 positive ways students can use AI For more news on AI in education, visit eSN’s Digital Learning page A new framework intends to guide the edtech industry’s implementation of AI in education in a purpose-driven, transparent, and equitable manner that enables critical tools for personalized and enhanced learning experiences and improv

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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.