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A Decade Into Experiments With Gamification, Edtech Rethinks How to Motivate Learners

Edsurge

Manuj Dhariwal and Shruti Dhariwal, a pair of Ph.D. candidates at MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten research group, say it all started with a single piece of feedback: “Just make learning fun.” Scrawled across a form, the advice came from a group of 12 year olds at a mindfulness retreat hosted at a school near MIT. “These kids had spent all their free time at the retreat talking about online shooting-based video games,” says Manuj Dhariwal, laughing.

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Three Questions to Center Equity in Your Edtech Procurement

Digital Promise

This three-part blog series, featuring guest authors from The Learning Accelerator and MA DESE OET , highlights the importance of centering equity in edtech selection. In this second post, the author outlines three questions school and systems leaders should answer before procurement when considering new edtech. The past few years have seen a rapid expansion of technology in schools.

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The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

From the Ask a Tech Teacher crew, here’s a topical article on how to use AI in your education journey: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Education Technological innovation is now casting its shadows over the education sector as well, making learning experiences better than ever before. Better engagement, reduced pressure on students, and easy accessibility to learning are some of the many benefits that the education sector is receiving through technology.

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What Does Assistive Tech Look Like with One-to-One Programs?

EdTech Magazine

As K–12 schools adopt one-to-one device programs, they have the opportunity to introduce more assistive technologies into classrooms. These accommodations can help bring equity into schools, and in ways that don’t make students feel singled out. “When I started teaching, students who needed anything outside of that traditional pen-and-paper environment had to leave the environment in general education to be able to access those things,” Laura Hess, executive director of special education at St.

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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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Wolfram Alpha + ChatGPT = Amazing Math Teacher Help

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As part of 80 days of AI and HI, I've been testing ChatGPT to see what I think of it for math teachers. In this post, I'll talk about how math teachers can get totally accurate math problems (and answers) from ChatGPT. I'd like to add that this will also be a benefit to science teachers and other teachers using statistics and data.

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#EDvice: Less is More

A Principal's Reflections

To say that there is a great deal of pressure on educators today is a gross understatement. It is shared with me during conversations that they feel it is difficult to catch their breath and keep up with all that is expected of them. While this has led to an increase in stress and anxiety, it is always made clear to me that they want to grow and improve.

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Celebrating 20,000 Micro-credentials Awarded and the Lessons Learned

Digital Promise

The post Celebrating 20,000 Micro-credentials Awarded and the Lessons Learned appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Can Artificial Intelligence Bring Greater Equity to STEM? ETS Joins Federal Effort to Find Out

Marketplace K-12

The longtime education organization ETS is joining an federally-funded effort to research and develop new artificial intelligence technologies The post Can Artificial Intelligence Bring Greater Equity to STEM? ETS Joins Federal Effort to Find Out appeared first on Market Brief.

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The benefits of using a web filter for digital learning

Hapara

Listen to an audio version of this post: Some people question why schools install web filters and restrict online content. The bottom line is that a school can’t provide unfiltered internet access to minors. The Children’s Internet Protection Act , a federal law, requires schools to have internet filtering in place to block content that is obscene and harmful to minors.

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Schools Must Take a Two-Pronged Approach to Protect Students and Staff

EdTech Magazine

In today’s highly digital learning environment, school leaders must be vigilant in their efforts to keep students safe from physical harm and to keep their data secure online. K–12 IT teams are increasingly involved in both areas: They’re implementing new tech for physical security and strengthening schools’ cyber protections. Unfortunately, schools face many challenges in their drive to protect students and staff.

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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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The Station Rotation Model Tip #3: Practice Rotating for Seamless Transitions

Catlin Tucker

Don’t let transitions steal class time! Some classes understand the expectations of the station rotation model almost immediately. The teacher explains the model, the students understand the expectations, and the class moves into stations smoothly. Other classes need a little more practice before fully implementing the station rotation model. When introducing station rotation, I encourage teachers to embrace a couple of routines to make the experience run more smoothly.

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Tech Teacher Appreciation Week

Ask a Tech Teacher

This article got lots of reads last year, so am republishing with updates. I’ve included information about: How tech teachers are different than other teachers Why tech and the teacher who manages it in your school has become more important than ever How to talk to a tech teacher (hint: they’re a little different; heed these suggestions) Gifts tech teachers will love Tech Teacher Appreciation Week: The First Full Week of May (May 7-13, 2023) There’s always been something mystically cerebral abou

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A Day in the Life of a Teacher: All The Things Teachers Do

Education Elements

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! This time of year is truly special to me. For 7 years, I worked as a classroom teacher. It was the hardest job I ever loved. Supporting my students academically, contributing to a positive school culture and communicating with families and community members, all made teaching such a wonderful professional experience.

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Female Coaches Reveal Best Practices for Middle and High School Esports

EdTech Magazine

April Coats never envisioned herself as an esports coach, but when her EAST students used their project-based learning assignment to research and advocate for a team at Northside High School, she knew she had to step in. The timing of the students’ endeavor aligned perfectly with the Arkansas Activities Association signing a contract with the PlayVS esports platform, which led to a natural transition to bring esports to Fort Smith Public Schools.

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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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Making Macro Impact: How Micro-credentials Are Shaping a Skills-based Economy

Digital Promise

The post Making Macro Impact: How Micro-credentials Are Shaping a Skills-based Economy appeared first on Digital Promise.

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SEL for Student Wellness with Jorge Valenzuela

Hapara

In this webinar, Jorge Valenzuela and Hāpara’s Rich Dixon discuss the significance of SEL and steps for successfully implementing it in classrooms. Jorge Valenzuela is a nationally known education expert in the United States. As a keynote speaker, author and professional development leader, he uses action research to help schools and educators integrate SEL into instruction.

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Math Instruction Isn’t Working. Could Better Teacher Training Help?

Edsurge

Is 2/7ths larger than 4/11ths? That’s the question the middle school class was struggling to answer. Fractions hadn’t really connected with the students, says John Barclay, a teacher in Richmond Public Schools in Virginia. The concept just wasn’t intuitive. But one student piped up: She’d noticed that if you figure out how much you’d have to add to the numerator to get a whole number, then you can tell which fraction is larger.

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IT Leaders Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with Shoutouts

EdTech Magazine

Teachers in K–12 education today suffer from the highest burnout rates in the country, and it comes as no surprise. They’re helping students work through mental health lows while trying to manage their own stress from the pandemic. They’re fielding questions and uncertainty about new technologies such as artificial intelligence tools. At the same time, they’re championing integrated technology, personalized learning and online safety.

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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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4 Ways Teachers Inspire Digital Promise Staff

Digital Promise

The post 4 Ways Teachers Inspire Digital Promise Staff appeared first on Digital Promise.

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ChatGPT Teacher Tips  Part 4 – Teacher Writing Assistant

EdTechTeacher

[INTRO: A recent national report by the Watson Foundation found that teachers are using ChatGPT more than students and are using it to create new lesson ideas. To help out all of our teacher friends, we are offering a series of posts focused on practical ways that you can use ChatGPT to assist with own lesson design! ( Check out our first tip here! ) Each post will focus on a practical strategy for using ChatGPT and will include ideas for both elementary and secondary school teachers.

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Is It Time to Rethink the Traditional Grading System?

Edsurge

Robert Talbert is a math professor, so numbers are his thing. And the way the grading system in education works has long bothered him. That became clear a few years ago, when a particularly bright student in a calculus class Talbert was teaching bombed the first exam. The student knew the material, but she just wasn’t a good test-taker. Her score on that exam was so low, in fact, that she realized she had no chance to get an A in the course, no matter how well she might do on future tests and as

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Now, Every School Can be a Community School: The Nitty Gritty

EdNews Daily

By Zach Vander Veen Part Two: The Nuts and Bolts By definition, the power of Community Schools resides in the local community. It is the identification, structuring and connection of the many assets within the community, and goes far beyond academics to include the total needs of child, family, school faculty and staff, and the business and faith communities.

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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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10 powerful practices for new principals

eSchool News

As a principal, you have the privilege of leading a school and making a positive difference in the lives of countless students. You have the power to create an environment of education, respect, and integrity. You are also responsible for ensuring that your students receive the best possible education and that their educational and social outcomes are improved through your leadership.

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PROOF POINTS: How a debate over the science of math could reignite the math wars

The Hechinger Report

Sarah Powell, an assistant professor of special education at the University of Texas at Austin, is one of the founders of the science of math movement. Here she is training math teachers on how to teach children to solve word problems at an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York. Credit: Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report How does a revolution start?

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Educators Team Up to Respond to Sudden Rise of ChatGPT

Edsurge

Educators around the world are shifting into learning and organizing mode in response to the release of ChatGPT and other new AI chatbots that have brought a mix of excitement and panic to education. In the past few weeks, education groups, schools and colleges have teamed up to offer resources for educators and draft policy papers in response to the sudden rise of so-called generative AI tools, chatbots that can compose answers to questions that sound like they are written by a human.

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Instructor Spotlight: Shawn O’Neill!

EdTechTeacher

Who is Shawn O’Neill? Shawn O’Neill is an experienced classroom teacher, curriculum designer, and presenter. She has spent over 24 years teaching in the elementary-level classroom and is currently a professor at Bridgewater State University, teaching in the Elementary Education Department. Shawn has served in a variety of leadership roles during her time in the elementary schools, including being a building technology coach, science curriculum team member, mentor teacher, curriculum developer an

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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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3 supports for educators implementing restorative justice practices

eSchool News

Educators are embracing restorative justice practices to facilitate safe and relational school environments and address inequities in school disciplinary practices. Research-based guidance offers insights on how to structurally support educators through restorative justice implementation, and there are resources for teachers and support staff as they integrate restorative practices into their roles.

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Grandparents, neighbors and friends are propping up the child care industry. They need help

The Hechinger Report

KANEOHE, Hawaii — In the basement of a church at the foothills of the Koʻolau mountains, Darrylnn Ferreira perched on a plastic chair at the edge of a large blue rug while her 4-year-old granddaughter, Talia, settled down for circle time. Three teachers welcomed other families as they trickled in and sat down, then launched into a morning greeting song in English and Hawaiian.

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How My Lunch Table Became a Space for Community Among Multiracial Students

Edsurge

Picture of me at seven years old. Photo courtesy of Natasha Akery. I didn’t know I was biracial when I was a kid, but I knew I was different. I grew up on the coast of South Carolina with church steeples on the horizon and Spanish moss hanging from large live oak trees. I wasn’t your typical Southern girl. My father is white and an American G.I. who met my Korean mother while stationed overseas.

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Embracing Post-Plagiarism: What It Means for Innovative Educators in the Age of AI

The Innovative Educator

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has had a profound impact on education. As AI-powered tools continue to evolve, they are transforming the way we approach learning and teaching. Dr. Sarah Eaton recently published an insightful article titled "6 Tenets of Post-Plagiarism: Writing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence " on her blog. Take a look at the post for the full explanation of each tenant.

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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.