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Sustainability Stretches K–12 Budgets

EdTech Magazine

The idea of sustainability may conjure thoughts of electric cars, wind turbines or recycling bins. In K–12 schools, however, it doesn’t mean anything as drastic as turning the playground into a field of solar panels. There are many ways today’s school leaders support sustainability. When it comes to environmental sustainability, they can reduce the amount of power their devices are using.

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5 Reasons Why Education Leaders Need to Consider AI

Education Elements

Imagine a new educational paradigm: virtual tutors provide real-time assistance, ensuring no students are left behind. Interactive simulations and virtual reality experiences engage learners in immersive educational adventures, making lessons come alive. Teachers collaborate to analyze student performance data, enabling targeted interventions and fostering a supportive and dynamic learning environment.

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How I Start Teaching AI to Middle and High Schoolers

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter When we start discussing AI, they don't know it. Some teachers are curious about how to teach about AI. Maybe this glimpse into the resources and methods I use with my 9th graders (and later in the semester, 8th grade) will give you some ideas. You won't find this in a textbook (yet), but there are some excellent resources if you're looking.

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System for Educational Transformation (SET)

A Principal's Reflections

As we navigate the shifting currents of the educational landscape, it's clear that transformative change is not just necessary—it's inevitable. To foster an environment where every student thrives, we must reimagine our approach to education from the ground up. This calls for a system that is not just a patchwork of quick fixes but a comprehensive blueprint for enduring change.

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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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How Students Are Driving Change in Graphic Design Pathways

Digital Promise

The post How Students Are Driving Change in Graphic Design Pathways appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Tech Tip #8–Print a selection off a webpage

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: Print a selection off a Webpage Category: Printing Q: I only want to print part of the webpage, not the entire thing.

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Strengthen Your Cybersecurity with Managed Patching as a Service

EdTech Magazine

When defending overwhelming amounts of data in an ever-shifting threat landscape, cybersecurity can feel like an elusive goal. And the past few years have introduced a combination of factors that only exacerbate that feeling. With more student devices and digital learning tools, many schools are now operating in the cloud, with some managing data and workloads in multiple clouds.

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Exploring World History: Can a Skill-Based Curriculum Help?

Digital Promise

The post Exploring World History: Can a Skill-Based Curriculum Help? appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Free MLK Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

In honor of Martin Luther King: MLK Day in the US is the third Monday of January, this year, January 15, 2024. Ask a Tech Teacher’s 19-page two-lesson plan bundle to teach about Martin Luther King (click for more information) is 66% off January 12, 2024 through Jan. 15, 2024. Lesson plans include: an Event Chain of Dr. King’s impact on American history (adaptable to other historical events) interpreting his words with a visual organizer What’s included in each lesson plan: brie

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The Problem with AI Prompt Feedback (and How to Solve It)

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter My students are writing a collaborative writing document following the principles I share in my book Reinventing Writing. But now I want to integrate AI feedback. Yesterday I demonstrated how to get AI feedback. But something odd happened. The kids kept coming to me for feedback.

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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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Modern App Delivery Paves an Affordable Pathway to Career Training

EdTech Magazine

Most students who attend the Fort Worth Independent School District in Texas aren’t typically allowed to stream movies during their classes. However, some get close with a “Netflix-like” tool that they use for their career and technical education classes. When Fort Worth’s career and technical education students need to access applications like AutoCAD, SolidWorks or Adobe Illustrator, they don’t need powerful devices.

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How Instructor Support Impacts STEM Results at Minority Serving Institutions

Digital Promise

The post How Instructor Support Impacts STEM Results at Minority Serving Institutions appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Subscriber Special: January free-lesson-plan

Ask a Tech Teacher

January 8th-11th the 53-page PDF, “25 Digital Tools for the Classroom” for free! “25 Digital Tools for the Classroom” is a thorough discussion on which are the most useful tools in a K-8 classroom. This includes popular digital tools such as blogs, backchannel devices, vocabulary decoding tools, avatars, digital portfolios, digital notetaking, as well as others you may not have thought of.

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Are You Spending Too Much Time Managing Your School Web Filter?

Securly

If you’re a district or school IT administrator, you’re familiar with the role of a school web filter. Web filtering is an essential component of K-12 student safety, ensuring your students are protected from online content that’s distracting, inappropriate, or harmful. Despite the critical role web filters play, their administration and management shouldn’t be a … Continue reading Are You Spending Too Much Time Managing Your School Web Filter?

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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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6 Tips for Building Trust Between Teachers and Administrators as a School Leader

Waterford

Just like family-teacher partnerships , a strong relationship between teachers and administrators is important for ensuring that students have the academic support they need. At the heart of this partnership is trust—something that takes time and conscious effort to build. Trust is not only important for a professional relationship between educators and leadership—it is the cornerstone of a healthy school environment.

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Simplified personalized learning with AI

Hapara

? Listen to an audio version of this post: [link] As educators, we’re dedicated to creating learning environments that cater to the diverse needs of our learners. In today’s educational landscape, personalized learning has emerged as a key strategy to address individual learner profiles, interests and abilities. With the advent of generative AI tools now accessible to the general public, educators have an incredible opportunity to bring personalized learning with AI to life in every

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A New Narrative: How Inclusive Innovation Unlocks the Power of R&D to Transform Education

Edsurge

“Education is made for students. There is no one who knows what students need more than us.” — Angelica Martinez, 2023 Graduate, Sunnyside Unified School District (AZ) Historically, research institutions, education entrepreneurs and technology developers have led the research and development (R&D) of education programs and tools. The distance between the “consumers” (the learners and families) and the “creators” (the product developers) has been wide, contributing to an R&D process large

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Wellness Levels in Securly Aware: The Reliable and Holistic Way to Support Student Wellness & Safety

Securly

As a trusted partner to thousands of public school districts and independent schools, Securly is committed to providing student safety and wellness solutions that are continuously evolving to safeguard students. To demonstrate this commitment, we’ve made significant improvements and additions to our suite of student wellness and safety solutions over the past 10 years.

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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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Levels Of Integration For Critical Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

How can you teach critical thinking? This framework offers a way to integrate critical thinking in your classroom. The post Levels Of Integration For Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought.

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She Wrote A Book About AI in Education. Here’s How AI Helped

techlearning

Alana Winnick was able to write "The Generative Age: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Education" in under a year because she used AI to make her writing process more efficient.

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In College Math, Faculty Is Key. But Will This Insight Actually Help Students?

Edsurge

A couple of years ago, Kelly Spoon decided to experiment with her assessment practices. A number of instructors in the math department at San Diego Mesa College, where she's a professor, had started exploring how to weave standards-based grading — an approach that evaluates students on how effectively they have mastered content — into the way they teach calculus.

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Who and What Will Colleges Defend? (On Claudine Gay and The Rest Of Us)

The Jose Vilson

Claudine Gay was the first Black president in Harvard University’s history, and, as such, stewarded the work of the world’s most prestigious university over a six-month tenure. I’ve read dozens of opinions and no one has any illusions about the nature of working for a university like Harvard. Creating a space where intellect and fierce debate flourish while keeping funders, academics, and policymakers happy is no small feat, even less so when the leader embraces her Black herit

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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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5 strategies for turning boredom into brilliance

eSchool News

Key points: Use boredom in the classroom as a catalyst for creativity and self-discovery See article: 3 pillars for building a positive classroom culture See article: 3 ways ChatGPT can reduce teachers’ workloads For more news on classroom management, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching page As someone who began teaching in middle school, I’ve had plenty of firsthand experience dealing with boredom in the classroom.

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Can Schools Offer Work Life Balance?

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Can schools offer work life balance? It would take a serious commitment and not just lip service. The post Can Schools Offer Work Life Balance? appeared first on Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler.

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What it Takes to Lead a School Where Students Love Themselves and Succeed Academically

Edsurge

As a 2022 fellow of The National Fellowship for Black and Latino Male Educators, I attend an annual retreat designed to provide fellows and alumni with support and resources so we can all reach the common goal of becoming education leaders. The event provides leadership development skills, offers a psychologically safe space to process our experiences and nurtures the spirit of brotherhood and community needed to sustain our worth and our work.

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History: Pairing Primary Sources and the Arts

MiddleWeb

Jennifer Bogard and Lisa Donovan share ways to humanize social studies and bolster student engagement with history by pairing Library of Congress primary sources and arts-integration strategies. Try their lesson plans for altered text, soundscapes, and sketching to observe. The post History: Pairing Primary Sources and the Arts first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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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.

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Advancing educational equity with UDL and generative AI

eSchool News

Key points: Our education system produces inequitable outcomes–it’s time to change that See article: How to work for equity of access in classrooms See article: How schools can help students overcome the digital divide For more news on equity, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership page As we all struggle down the path toward true educational inclusion, we are confronted with four pillars of equity as described by Rochelle Guiterize : Access, Success, Power and Identity.

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PROOF POINTS: Four lessons from post-pandemic tutoring research

The Hechinger Report

Research points to intensive daily tutoring as one of the most effective ways to help academically struggling children catch up. There have been a hundred randomized control trials, but one of the most cited is of a tutoring program in Chicago high schools, where ninth and 10th graders learned an extra year or two of math from a daily dose of tutoring.

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How Offline-First Edtech Addresses Education Disparities Worldwide

Edsurge

Access to high-quality education is widely recognized as a pivotal tool for alleviating poverty, mitigating the spread of disease and malnutrition, fostering children's overall welfare and empowering women. Unsurprisingly, the United Nations asserts that quality education is not only a fundamental human right but also a crucial catalyst for economic growth and development.

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VIZOR shows off K-12 Chromebook Management at PETE&C, Pennsylvania

Vizor

We are excited to be exhibiting VIZOR Chromebook Management for K-12 schools at PETE&C in Pennsylvania. The VIZOR team will be showing off the ‘Crescent’ release which has over 60 new features to help schools automate Chromebook and IT asset management. Register for PETE&C here PETE&C is returning to Hershey, Pennsylvania February 4th to 7th 2024.

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Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences. Discover how the Instructure Learning Platform supports today's K-12 classroom through: A central, consistent, connected hub of the digital learning environment.