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15 AI tools for the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Artificial intelligence is growing by leaps and bounds. It's no longer science fiction anymore! Lots of AI tools can serve as our own personal assistants -- answering questions, helping us write text, create images, speak more effectively, and more. Time has always been a barrier in the classroom. Most teachers would agree that they would be able […] The post 15 AI tools for the classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Is ChatGPT Writing Your Students’ Homework? New Tech Will Detect It

Ask a Tech Teacher

The hottest disruptive technology to come to education since iPads is ChatGPT. It sounds too simple when I read the dozens of articles that fill the internet so I asked the AI to tell me what it was: “ChatGPT is a computer program that generates text based on what you type to it. It uses advanced language processing to understand your prompt and respond with relevant, coherent text.

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How Project-Based Learning Can Promote Social-Emotional Learning Skills

TeachThought - Learn better.

PBL is the perfect structure to teach, practice, and assess SEL skills and content standards simultaneously. Let’s consider a few of the ways that students can develop SEL skills while at the same time learning content through PBL. The post How Project-Based Learning Can Promote Social-Emotional Learning Skills appeared first on TeachThought.

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Q&A: Can Educators Improve Their Workflow and Mental Health with Technology?

EdTech Magazine

Regaled as heroes during the pandemic, teachers and healthcare workers stepped into their roles as caregivers, going above and beyond on the front lines of the crisis in many ways. At this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference, Dr. Chris Jenson shared how the heightened workload and expectations took a toll on members of both professions.

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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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13 edtech developments at TCEA 2023

eSchool News

The 2023 TCEA Convention & Exposition offered the opportunity for educators to connect in person and share insights and innovations around teaching and learning. Held in in San Antonio this year, TCEA 2023 was “the intersection of passion and possibility, curiosity and discovery, education and technology. And it’s the kind of learning that will change the story of education.” Conferences gave educators–including administrators, classroom teachers, IT leaders, curriculum dir

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How Online Learning Platforms for Schools Are Revolutionizing Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

With the world shut down amidst the pandemic, the classroom went digital and was followed by upheavals in the learning sphere. We were all, quite forcefully, introduced to eLearning. Educational institutions actively leveraged digital portals and resources to deliver learning solutions and thrive in this evolving world. Online learning platforms supported and enhanced education delivery, driving learning initiatives through digital channels.

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Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Transition to Standards-Based Grading

techlearning

At this recent Tech & Learning webinar, educators shared everything you need to know about standards- or mastery-based grading.

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Simplified K-12 cybersecurity streamlines student data access

eSchool News

Remember when moving from one end of a state to another often meant changing phone numbers because the new residence would be in a different area code? And, after cell phones were born, remember when relocating across the country meant ditching a cell phone company, along with the number, because the new area of the country didn’t include the same coverage?

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3 Ways Technology Can Support Social-Emotional Learning

Marketplace K-12

When used wisely, technology can help ensure that SEL programs are implemented with fidelity, writes Sarah Potler LaHayne, the CEO of Move This World The post 3 Ways Technology Can Support Social-Emotional Learning appeared first on Market Brief.

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#EDvice: Timeliness of Feedback is Vital

A Principal's Reflections

Assisting others to be their best is something that we all can do through feedback. Sometimes it is as simple as making an effort to point out commendations that serve as validation and pieces of advice to improve performance. However, sometimes our delivery and words mean otherwise. It is vital to make the distinction between feedback and criticism.

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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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8 President’s Day Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Presidents’ Day is an American federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February–this year, February 20, 2023. It was originally established to honor George Washington, the first President of the United States, and expanded to also celebrate the birthdays and legacies of other U.S. Presidents, particularly Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday is on February 12th.

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What Is Bit Rot and Will It Affect K–12 Data Storage?

EdTech Magazine

Data storage is critical to modern education, particularly in K–12 schools. With the increasing use of technology in the classroom, the amount of data being generated and stored is growing rapidly, and that brings an issue schools must consider: bit rot. Also known as data decay, bit rot is the gradual corruption of data that occurs over time. This phenomenon can lead to the loss of important information and significantly impact schools’ data storage systems.

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SEE Something, Say Something: Speak Up and Join the Conversation

Digital Promise

Time is running out so think fast! Have you heard that expression before? If you have, what does that mean to you? To me, it means to act fast, to get involved, and to be present. History and the now are impacting students like me so much. History represents our past, present, and future, and it flows through the blood in our veins. What we do today can revolutionize tomorrow!

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Creating a Sustainable City (#SDG 11): The Beginnings of a Collaboration

User Generated Education

During Spring, 2022, a student in my gifted education program suggested that they build a paper city. I loved the idea, suggested that they make a sustainable city, and gave them some additional resources to do so. It ended up being amazing (for more about this see Building a Sustainable City and Class Example of a Sustainable City ). Along with teaching these gifted elementary students (who I teach for multiple years), I teach graduate courses for Walden University.

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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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Tech Tip #45 My Screen is Sideways!!

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: How to fix a tilted screen Category: Problem-solving Q: My screen is sideways 90 degrees.

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GoGuardian Supports Blended Learning in a Modern K–12 Environment

EdTech Magazine

Numerous districts invested in additional tech resources during the COVID-19 pandemic to meet remote learning needs. Now that students are back in the classroom, many of those tools are continuing to play a key role in K–12 education. Ninety-four percent of public schools say they’re providing digital devices such as laptops or tablets to students who need them for the 2022-2023 school year, according to U.S.

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Innovative Micro-credentialing Initiatives Across The Nation: Three District Case Studies to Consider

Digital Promise

The post Innovative Micro-credentialing Initiatives Across The Nation: Three District Case Studies to Consider appeared first on Digital Promise.

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How Will the Use of AI in Education Impact the Roles of Teachers?

EdNews Daily

By Aaron Rafferty Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming a more prominent component of several global industries, including education. But in some industries, it has reached a point where workers are now concerned about whether or not their jobs are safe. However, AI is unlikely to replace workers in the education industry due to its inability to recreate the traditional educational experience at the same scale as human teachers.

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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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14 Valentine Sites For Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are fourteen fun Valentine sites to fill those few minutes betwixt and between lessons, projects, bathroom breaks, lunch, and everything else: Apps for Valentine’s Day Drag-and-drop games Google Drawings Magnetic Poetry from Ctrl Alt Achieve Games and puzzles Games and stories ‘I love you’ in languages Afrikaans to Zulu Match Poem generator Puppy jigsaw Rebus game Sudoku Tic-tac-toe Typing Write in a heart Click to view slideshow.

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Could Zero-Trust Architecture Help K–12 Schools Fend Off Ransomware Attacks?

EdTech Magazine

Starting in May 2021, zero-trust network and security architectures became a requirement for federal government IT teams. With some K–12 IT experts looking to the feds for best practices and inspiration, it’s natural to ask how zero trust can help with ransomware and other cyberthreats. How Does Zero Trust Help Schools Rethink Cybersecurity? Zero trust is new approach to security in which every network, every bit of traffic, every user and every system is considered a potential threat that shoul

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Guest post: Top Reasons to Pursue a Chemical Engineering Degree

EdTech4Beginners

Knowing what you want to do for the rest of your life can be challenging. Some career paths have limited opportunities, while others aren’t fulfilling. While you likely have plenty of time to discover your passions, there can be value in considering chemical engineering when you start thinking about tertiary education. Chemical engineering offers endless opportunities in industries like mining, energy, production, and pharmaceuticals, especially if you have skills like critical thinking and math

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Creating a Sustainable City (#SDG 11): A Collaboration Between NM Gifted Elementary Students and PA 10th Graders

User Generated Education

During Spring, 2022, a student in my gifted education program suggested that they build a paper city. I loved the idea, suggested that they make a sustainable city, and gave them some additional resources to do so. It ended up being amazing (for more about this see Building a Sustainable City and Class Example of a Sustainable City ). Along with teaching these gifted elementary students (who I teach for multiple years), I teach graduate courses for Walden University.

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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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Does ‘Flipped Learning’ Work? A New Analysis Dives Into the Research

Edsurge

Since the pandemic, more instructors at schools and colleges appear to have embraced “flipped learning ,” the approach of asking students to watch lecture videos before class so that class time can be used for active learning. Proponents say the model improves student outcomes by encouraging more interaction among students and professors, and many studies have been conducted to measure the efficacy of the approach.

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Microsoft Will Incorporate ChatGPT Tech into Azure, Teams

EdTech Magazine

Microsoft has extended an existing partnership with OpenAI, the company behind the artificial intelligence–based language processing tool ChatGPT, with an investment that could be worth as much as $10 billion dollars, according to the company and media reports. In a press release issued Jan. 23, Microsoft announced it will make a multiyear, multibillion-dollar investment in OpenAI.

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Why SEL is practical to integrate into 21st-century classrooms

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke Whether you are aware of it or not, you are teaching social-emotional learning (SEL). Your students are watching and learning from everything you do and say. They are learning how to deal with stress and conflict, how to relate to others similar and different, how to organize their tasks and time and so much more. According to the Collaborative for Academic and Social-Emotional Learning (CASEL), there are five SEL competencies, which are self-awareness, self-management, responsibl

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Why student Cameron Samuels challenged their school’s internet filter and censorship

Hapara

Listen to an audio version of this post: [link] Cameron Samuels (who uses they/them pronouns), graduated last year from Katy ISD in Texas. During Cameron’s senior year, they gained national prominence for speaking out against their discriminatory school internet filter and book banning. While Katy ISD is based in one of the most diverse counties in the U.S., voices have been rising up to limit the content learners can access in school.

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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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Why Many Early Childhood Educators Can’t Afford to Retire

Edsurge

Danielle Caldwell has been operating her home-based child care program, The Children’s Room, for 27 years. But lately, she’s been considering other career options. The North Carolina child care provider has long known that her work would not lead to riches, but years ago, that was less of a concern. “When I got into this, it was about making it fun.

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5 Hidden Features of Google Classroom

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Google Classroom allows you to assign work and collect it from students. However, you can go further with your use of Classroom with these 5 hidden features of Google Classroom. Allow students to ask questions on an assignment and quickly access the comment bank. The post 5 Hidden Features of Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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Video: 9th Annual Digital Transition Survey Market Briefing

EdNews Daily

Education leaders tell the Learning Counsel that they wait literally “all year” to hear Learning Counsel CEO LeiLani Cauthen deliver the results of the Learning Leadership Institute’s annual National Digital Transition Survey. Delivered first thing every year at the Virtual National Event, the survey is the most widely participated, most in-depth and most anticipated survey in EdTech, and paints a very realistic picture of where schools and districts are in the digital transition.

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15 Great Preschool Learning Websites

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Are you looking for preschool learning websites to help your little one learn and develop? The list below has you covered. It features a selection of 15 great preschool learning websites that offer fun and educational activities for kids of all ages. From interactive games and puzzles to videos and step-by-step guides, kids will enjoy their learning while having fun!

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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.