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Personalize: Meeting the Needs of ALL Learners

A Principal's Reflections

Fate has a funny way of bringing together people with similar views and passions. In March of 2022, I worked with a school system in Provo, Utah. During a roundtable discussion, I was asked to discuss key aspects of personalized learning that are critical to successful implementation. There were a lot of people in the room who listened to what I had to say and seemed to be hanging on every word.

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Trends in Leadership: 4 Takeaways from Education Week’s Symposium

Digital Promise

Education Week’s 2024 Leadership Symposium offered timely insights around educator recruitment and retention, equitable AI use, and family partnerships.

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Grad programs have been a cash cow; now universities are starting to fret over graduate enrollment

The Hechinger Report

ATLANTA — Two construction cranes hover over a giant worksite just outside the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology. What they’re building is both a show of optimism in and a way to attract more students to something universities badly need but are beginning to worry about: graduate education. The $200 million project will house Scheller’s graduate and executive business programs in one tower, connected to Georgia Tech’s School of Industrial and Systems Engineering

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How to Help Students Run a Genius Bar

Ask a Tech Teacher

How to Help Students Run a Genius Bar Modeled after Apple’s popular tech support stations, a Genius Bar in a school setting is a student-run help desk where peers provide tech support, advice on digital tools, and assistance with various tech-related issues. Teachers play a crucial role in guiding students to run this service effectively, ensuring it becomes a valuable resource for the entire school community.

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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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Home Visiting Programs Aren’t Just for Families. They Can Support Child Care Providers Too.

Edsurge

Soon after Miriam Bravo began watching her 2-year-old grandson full-time, she realized that many years had passed since she was last responsible for a young child. Feeling a bit rusty, she turned to the internet to seek out activities suitable for little Tadeo and advice for how best to support him. She found some resources online, such as songs to sing with him, but Bravo wanted more.

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Q&A: Why Schools Must Redesign Learning to Include All Students

EdTech Magazine

Although Lindsay E. Jones came from a family of educators, she didn’t expect that going to law school would steer her back into the family business. Over the years she became a staunch advocate for children with disabilities. And as mom to a son with learning disabilities and ADHD who is in high school and doing great, her advocacy is personal. Jones previously served as president and CEO of the National Center for Learning Disabilities and was senior director for policy and advocacy at the Coun

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Capstone to Preview New Cyber Sleuths Children’s Book Series at ISTELive 24

EdNews Daily

The ability to distinguish fact from fiction is an essential skill in school and in life. To equip readers with critical thinking and problem-solving skills to identify credibility in the information they consume, Capstone and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) have partnered to publish Cyber Sleuths. Educators can get a sneak peek at the middle-grade chapter book series at booth 724 at ISTELive 24 in Denver.

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Should College Become Part of High School?

Edsurge

Last year, when Jayla Arensberg was a sophomore at Burnsville High School near St. Paul, Minnesota, a teacher showed her a flier saying that a program at the school could save her $25,000 on college. “I said, ‘I really need that,’” the student remembers. She was interested in college, but worried that the cost could keep her from pursuing higher education.

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Building an Inclusive K–12 Technology Team Starts with Mindset

EdTech Magazine

If you had asked me a year ago if Sumner County Schools would have a Wi-Fi 6–capable network in time for the start of school in fall 2023, I would have said, “No way.” When we decided to go one-to-one, we knew we needed a network that could stand up to an extra 20,000 devices daily. As we discussed the technical parameters and timeline with my IT team and our director of schools, it seemed like a long shot.

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How Researchers and Coaches are Working Together to Innovate STEM Education

Digital Promise

The post How Researchers and Coaches are Working Together to Innovate STEM Education 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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Why AI in the classroom needs its own ‘doll test’ 70 years post-Brown

eSchool News

Key points: AI chatbots are only as unbiased as the data they’re trained on and the humans who design them 5 key recommendations for AI in education New group targets AI skills in education and the workforce For more on AI in education, visit eSN’s Digital Learning hub As we mark the 70th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, it’s worth reflecting on a simple experiment’s role in dismantling the doctrine of “separate but equal.” In

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How One District Takes STEM Learning to the Next Level

Edsurge

This is part of a three-article series covering key principles to consider when building out computer science programs in your academic setting. Read the other articles here and here. At the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) , one of the largest and most diverse school districts in the United States, we constantly plan new educational programs, prioritizing equitable access and ensuring students graduate prepared for success in college, career and life.

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IT Leaders Are Optimistic About Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

According to a new research report from CDW, K–12 technology and cybersecurity professionals believe they are well prepared to face cyber incidents. CDW conducted the survey of more than 950 U.S. technology and security professionals across industries in March 2024. In education, respondents from both K–12 and higher education institutions added their insights.

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The Difference Between Constructivism And Constructionism

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Difference Between Constructivism And Constructionism by Terry Heick While working on the learning theory visual overview , I realized I couldn’t clearly explain the difference between constructivism and constructionism. So I did a little research and initially didn’t find much to ease my confusion. The Difference Between Constructivism And Constructionism Constructivism is–more or less–the same thing.

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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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FigJam for 3rd Graders – or Any Graders

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Elementary teachers are looking for engaging, interactive, and easy tools to use with their students. FigJam is an excellent tool for 3rd graders, or any grade. The post FigJam for 3rd Graders – or Any Graders appeared first on Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler.

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How I Used Basketball to Help Black Boys Embrace Emotional Wellness

Edsurge

"It would be amazing if the boys were able to find their voices and develop confidence before they go into high school," my supervisor remarked during a meaningful conversation about Black boys in our school. She expressed genuine concern about the challenges many staff members faced in effectively relating to and supporting Black boys. She noted that the boys would often have emotional outbursts in class, and when confronted about their behavior, they would become unresponsive and disengaged.

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Review: Adobe Helps Educators Create Customized Virtual Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

When schools were first forced to go virtual in 2020, there was a scramble to get everyone online. And while those early virtual meeting rooms performed adequately under the circumstances, they were hardly operating as robust learning platforms. However, they were ideal for figuring out what worked and what needed improvement to support better learning environments and more efficient student engagement.

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Even as women outpace men in graduating from college, their earnings remain stuck

The Hechinger Report

BOSTON — Madeline Szoo grew up listening to her grandmother talk of being laughed at when she spoke of going to college and becoming an accountant. “‘No one will trust a woman with their money,’” relatives and friends would scoff. When Szoo excelled at math in high school, she got her share of ridicule, too — though it was slightly more subtle. “I was told a lot, ‘You’re smart for a girl,’ ” she said.

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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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Enhancing Math Understanding with Spatial-Temporal Models: A Visual Learning Approach

MIND Research Institute

Have you ever thought about how a picture can tell a story without using any words or symbols? When conveying information or ideas, showing rather than telling can be more efficient, and more effective. And when it comes to understanding and learning mathematics, visual representation can be surprisingly powerful. Take a look at the image above. It's a simple visual representation, yet it clearly communicates the equation 4 + 3 = 7.

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Next-gen learning: 5 digital tools to engage and inspire

eSchool News

Key points: The right digital tools turn classrooms into hubs of curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking Getting the most ROI from your classroom technology A purposeful approach to tech integration For more news on digital tools, visit eSN’s Digital Learning hub The world of education is always changing, and these days it’s changing faster than ever.

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Self-Care: A Non-Negotiable for a Balanced Life – Lessons Learned from Real-Life Experiences

American Consortium for Equity in Education

It’s that time of year, when everyone in education is feeling the grind! We can see the forest through the trees, but we’re not quite there yet, and summer is just a reach away. We’re exhausted, proud, happy, sad and Keep Reading Self-Care: A Non-Negotiable for a Balanced Life – Lessons Learned from Real-Life Experiences The post Self-Care: A Non-Negotiable for a Balanced Life – Lessons Learned from Real-Life Experiences appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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PROOF POINTS: As teacher layoffs loom, research evidence mounts that seniority protections hurt kids in poverty

The Hechinger Report

Teacher layoffs are likely this fall as $190 billion in federal pandemic aid expires. By one estimate , schools spent a fifth of their temporary funds on hiring new people, most of them teachers. Those jobs may soon be cut with many less experienced teachers losing their jobs first. The education world describes this policy with a business acronym used in inventory accounting: LIFO or “Last In, First Out.

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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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Peers crucial in shaping boys' confidence in math skills

ScienceDaily (EdTech section)

Boys are good at math, girls not so much? A study has analyzed the social mechanisms that contribute to the gender gap in math confidence. While peer comparisons seem to play a crucial role for boys, girls' subjective evaluations are more likely to be based on objective performance.

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A new teacher’s perspective: Today’s best edtech resources

eSchool News

Key points: Digital tools go a long way in promoting student engagement Getting the most ROI from your classroom technology A purposeful approach to tech integration For more news on edtech tools, visit eSN’s Digital Learning hub This year, I am proud to say I finished my first year as a middle school STEM teacher in rural Montana’s Alberton School District.

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5 Cybersecurity Tips For Schools From CISA’s Deputy Assistant Director

techlearning

Making quick cost-effective changes to cybersecurity systems can make a big difference for school safety, says CISA Deputy Assistant Director Trent Frazier.

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OPINION: There are lessons to be learned from Finland, but giving smartphones to young children isn’t one of them

The Hechinger Report

Since I first moved to Finland in 2013, I have witnessed an ever-deepening societal problem that has devastated student learning. Childhood has become dominated by digital devices. This is a global trend, but it disproportionately affects Finnish children. Finland’s teenagers, formerly the world’s highest achievers , still perform above average on the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, but they turned in their lowest-ever average scores in math, science and reading in the lat

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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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Mental Time Travel for Student Well-Being

MiddleWeb

If we can teach kids to think about their futures with more specificity and positivity, then we can have a significant impact on not only their self-image but their well-being – critical work in our anxiety-ridden, social media-saturated times, writes teacher leader Stephanie Farley. The post Mental Time Travel for Student Well-Being first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Innovative solutions to meet diverse student needs

eSchool News

Key points: Special educators often face hurdles in providing student support Taking stock of student mental health Embracing tech and navigating change with people-centered leadership For more news on teletherapy, visit eSN’s SEL & Well-Being hub The demand for special education services is increasing, particularly in the wake of the pandemic. The staff who provide those services, however, are becoming fewer and farther between.

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Stop clicking, start Apps Scripting

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

The last episode of the season for Totally Unscripted was our attempt to convince you how awesome Google Apps Script it! A low code way to get more out of your Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. [link] The post Stop clicking, start Apps Scripting appeared first on Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler.

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OPINION: Women education leaders need better support and sponsorships to help catch up

The Hechinger Report

In matters both big and small, women in education leadership are treated, spoken to and viewed differently than their male colleagues. And it impacts everything from their assignments and salaries to promotions. The career moves that are open to aspiring women leaders often propel them toward a very real glass cliff — leadership roles in which the risk of failure is high.

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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.