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Making Learning Personal: 5 Steps for Success

A Principal's Reflections

Learning is a deeply personal journey and tailoring it to individual needs and preferences is essential for fostering meaningful and effective education. Personalized learning increases engagement and helps learners develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter. It all begins with understanding the learner's interests, something I dive deeply into in Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms.

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Encouragement in Education: Why It’s More Crucial Now Than Ever

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In this uplifting episode, we're joined by Todd Nesloney, a seasoned educator and advocate for authentic leadership in schools. This conversation is a must-listen if you've ever questioned your worth or impact as an educator. Todd delves into the transformative power of vulnerability, the importance of emotional intelligence, and why every single person in a school setting is a leader in their own right—offering acti

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How Backup as a Service Can Best Secure School Data

EdTech Magazine

As digital transformation initiatives become more common, many organizations are moving to digital platforms. Data is becoming the lifeblood of many schools. District and IT leaders are using data from these platforms to gain insights into their staff, students and operations. But what if the data that fuels these insights suddenly becomes unavailable?

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How to Find Reliable Internet Sources

Ask a Tech Teacher

Reliable internet sources are the same as those you would search for in the library. You want: primary sources unbiased sources sources with the background and training to understand the topic Young students have difficulty understanding these rules. They have barely learned about ‘primary sources’ and have no idea how to select unbiased ones.

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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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Four Tips for a Successful Device Rollout

Digital Promise

Leaders from Verizon Innovative Learning Schools’ newest cohort share best practices from their recent rollout events.

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Shift to Self-assessment

Catlin Tucker

Who decided that grading and assessment should be the exclusive responsibility of teachers? Why do we sideline students when it comes to assessment? Self-assessment is a powerful strategy that encourages students to become more invested in their learning journeys. It is a process where students evaluate their work, reflecting on what they’ve learned, how well they’ve understood complex concepts, how much progress they’ve made toward mastering key skills, and where they may need

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AI Tools to Fuel Student Imagination

Teacher Reboot Camp

“I think imagination is at the heart of everything we do. Scientific discoveries couldn’t have happened without imagination. Art, music, and literature couldn’t exist without imagination. And so anything that strengthens imagination … can help us for the rest of our lives. ” Lloyd Alexander, Award-winning Author You’ve probably heard “generative AI” a lot these days and might be curious why it’s created such a buzz among some educators.

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Research Quest: Free Middle School Science Project-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Are you a middle school science teacher looking to ignite your students' curiosity? Look no further than ResearchQuest, a treasure trove of free investigations that immerse students in the steps of the scientific method. From analyzing real-world artifacts to drawing their own conclusions, your students will become budding scientists.

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Autumn Websites

Ask a Tech Teacher

Autumn Facts for Kids Don’t “Leaf” Out Fall’s Most Valuable Lesson EEK! A Tree’s True Color Fall Bucket List For Families Printable Fall Crafts, Decorations, and Printouts Fall Books & Short Stories For Kids about Autumn Primary Games’ Fall Fun Science Made Simple: Why Do Leaves Change Color in Fall? Why Leaves Change Color Click for an updated list Copyright ©2023 askatechteacher.com – All rights reserved.

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Technology Enables Collaboration on K–12 Student Projects

EdTech Magazine

Certain technologies lend themselves to increased collaboration in the K–12 classroom. Educators often rely on interactive displays, cloud software and screen-sharing tools to encourage students to work together. As a result, many K–12 IT departments are investing in the software and infrastructure solutions that support this modern learning environment.

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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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How Learning Pathways Bring the Portrait of a Graduate to Life

Digital Promise

Digital Promise has designed learning pathways to explicitly connect classroom learning to attributes districts identified through Portrait of Graduate

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Why Every School Needs an AI Policy Right Now (Part 1)

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter With so many things grabbing the attention of administrators, AI seems to be taking a back seat in the minds of many. But why? Is this a problem we need to care about or talk about? The US Office of Educational Technology says, “Everyone in education has a responsibility to harness the good to serve educational priorities while also protecting against the dangers that may arise as a result of AI being integrated in e

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Easy Photo Editing in MS Word

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before teaching students Photoshop (or GIMP), acclimate them to photo editing with a program they are likely comfortable with: MS Word. For basic image editing, Word’s pallet of tools do a pretty good job ( Note: Depending upon your version of Word, some of these tools may not be available; adapt to your version ): Open a blank document in MS Word.

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Watch & Learn: Maritime High School Students Navigate Their Own Learning

EdTech Magazine

Students at Seattle’s Maritime High School decide when they’ve mastered a subject area, submitting work through an online portfolio to show their competency. Lessons in marine science, maritime construction and vessel operations are held in traditional classrooms and in the field, which often involves the school’s 40-foot ferry, Admiral Jack. Teachers such as Joanna Rodriguez rely on Google Workspace for Education to track student progress and manage projects.

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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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Transforming How One School District Approaches Strategic Planning: A Collaborative Journey between the School District of Newberry County and Education Elements

Education Elements

As students and districts around the country begin the new school year, we are excited to share an inspiring story of how the School District of Newberry County, South Carolina, in partnership with Education Elements, is launching this school year with a powerful new Strategic Plan. There are two key lessons worth sharing which helped drive purposeful change and set a course for a clear and coherent journey ahead.

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A Rally for Change and Equity: Closing the Adult Literacy Gap

Digital Promise

Digital Promise supports Adult Education and Family Literacy Week and closing the literacy gap for adults.

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8 Online Resources for Animation

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are eight online resources for quick animations. For updates on this list, click here : Animate with Krita –free Photoshop-like program for animation (see video below) Animation and 3D Templates from MS Brush Ninja –free and no registration required ChatterPix –make anything talk Draw and Tell –for K-2 PowerPoint –a video showing how to create animations in PowerPoint Puppet Pals HD (free app)–Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time Wick Editor –free, open

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K–12 IT Administrators Encounter Additional Security Controls for Users Under 18

EdTech Magazine

Following the shift to incorporate more online and digital learning, schools leaned into the adoption of educational software products and applications. Many of these applications tracked student data, with data collection being the primary driver of some applications’ use in schools, as educators found value in tools that could analyze students’ progress.

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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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Why It’s Essential To Laugh In Education

EdNews Daily

Today, more than ever, it is essential to have some fun and humor at school. Regardless if you’re a student, a teacher, or an administrator, we all need a good laugh as we face many changes in education. At Summit K12, we are having fun creating the most personalized curriculum for the Texas Science Adoption in 2024. After we jump into our fun video series, please see some tips below regarding how laughter and having fun in education is critical to the learning process.

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How to Support Students in Creating Learning Materials with Low-Cost Tech

Digital Promise

The post How to Support Students in Creating Learning Materials with Low-Cost Tech appeared first on Digital Promise.

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AI Tools to Fuel Student Imagination

Teacher Reboot Camp

“I think imagination is at the heart of everything we do. Scientific discoveries couldn’t have happened without imagination. Art, music, and literature couldn’t exist without imagination. And so anything that strengthens imagination … can help us for the rest of our lives. ” Lloyd Alexander, Award-winning Author You’ve probably heard “generative AI” a lot these days and might be curious why it’s created such a buzz among some educators.

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Best Practices for More Inclusive Meetings

ViewSonic Education

To thrive in an increasingly complex world, organizations need diverse talent. But diversity is only the beginning. To unlock the power and potential of that diverse talent, they need each employee to feel a sense of value, purpose and belonging. Which means, they also need inclusion. Getting both elements right isn’t always easy, but it’s certainly advantageous.

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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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Tech Tip #109 Five-second Backup

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 backup a doc in 5 seconds Category: Problem-solving Q: I’m paranoid about losing lesson plans, report card comments, and other school work.

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Can AI Be Leveraged to Support Competency-Based Assessments?

Digital Promise

The post Can AI Be Leveraged to Support Competency-Based Assessments? appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Students Know What They’re Looking for Online. Are Colleges Delivering What They Want?

Edsurge

Most of us know what to expect in a face-to-face classroom: Students sitting in rows, facing instructors and listening to lectures, watching videos displayed on screens up front, or, in smaller classes, participating in lively discussion. Altogether, a modest set of conventional choices we’re all familiar with as students and faculty on campus. But in the last couple of decades, since the introduction of online instruction in higher ed, students now expect a much wider range of options — a colle

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A Guide to Choosing an Interactive Learning Platform

ViewSonic Education

The power of interactive learning platforms to enhance student learning outcomes is undeniable. As a core element of any virtual environment, they provide a space for students to actively engage with content, peers, and instructors. Yet, amidst the seemingly endless sea of EdTech solutions, selecting the right platform is a formidable challenge. To conquer this challenge, read on to see key factors to consider in choosing an interactive learning platform.

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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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PROOF POINTS: It’s easier and easier to get an A in math

The Hechinger Report

Amid the growing debate over how best to teach math, there is another ballooning problem: grades. They’re becoming increasingly untethered to how much students know. That not only makes it harder to gauge how well students are learning math and catching up from pandemic learning losses, but it’s also making math grades a less reliable indicator of who should be admitted to colleges or take advanced courses.

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The Ultimate Guide to Teacher Appreciation Gifts That Make the Grade

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher appreciation gifts are the topic of our blog post today When it comes to showing gratitude to the educators who mold our future generations, sometimes a simple “thank you” just doesn’t cut it. That’s where teacher appreciation gifts come in. But let’s be honest, finding the perfect token of gratitude can be a head-scratcher.

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Evidence Is Mounting That Calculus Should Be Changed. Will Instructors Heed It?

Edsurge

Calculus is a critical on-ramp to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). But getting to those careers means surviving the academic journey. While there’s been progress of late, it’s been “uneven” and Black, Hispanic and women workers are still underrepresented in some STEM fields. Traditional methods of calculus instruction may be knocking students off the path to these vital occupations, which is why advocates warn that getting diverse students into these careers ma

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Technology is key to educating the next generation

eSchool News

Key points: The pandemic did a number on student achievement, particularly in math and reading Technology access and digital learning tools are critical in addressing these learning gaps See related article: 4 ways edtech tools drive student engagement and build classroom culture After Covid-era shutdowns and rocky transitions to virtual education, we’re facing a crisis in education.

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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.