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Safety in Schools: How Physical Security Tech Protects K–12

EdTech Magazine

Schools have a responsibility to protect students beginning the moment they set foot on campus. From the learning that occurs in the classroom each day to after-school events and extracurriculars, administrators must ensure the safety of those under their purview. “If you think about keeping kids safe at school, and even parents when they’re volunteering or helping on the soccer fields, that’s just something you should expect as part of education,” says Brandon Davito, senior vice president of p

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The Top 5 AI Quiz Builder Tools That Can Transform Your Classroom and Their Benefits

Ask a Tech Teacher

Artificial Intelligence–AI–can greatly assist many mundane education tasks. Tools like Siri, Alexa, ChatGPT, and a plethora of apps seem perfect for handling the repetitive and time-consuming aspects of education that take teachers away from the core of most lessons that require critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving. Done right, this sort of collaboration between AI and teacher results in a better outcome for everyone.

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Teaching About Generative AI Art Creation

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter So many things are happening with Artificial Intelligence right now; much of it is generative AI artwork. This week my students are using Adobe Firefly in a generative AI art competition being held in my classroom. Some. of them had extensive lessons in Adobe Photoshop last spring.

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Embracing Change Through LERs: A Testimonial of Transitional Growth

Digital Promise

Digital Promise conducted interviews with learners and workers who were actively experiencing learning transitions to explore how LERs could be used to support them along their journeys

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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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The Power of Connect, Extend, Challenge

Catlin Tucker

Part II: Thinking About Thinking Series This is part two of a five-part series focused on using thinking routines to drive metacognitive skill building. Click here to revisit my first blog in this series on using the “I see, I think, I wonder” routine. Metacognition is a cognitive ability that allows learners to consider their thought patterns, approaches to learning, and understanding of a topic or idea.

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Watch & Learn: Schools See Internet Speeds, Reliability Skyrocket After Wi-Fi 6 Upgrades

EdTech Magazine

Videoconferencing, esports and screen casting from digital whiteboards are all common parts of the modern K–12 curriculum. However, when educators at Clovis Municipal School District in New Mexico and McAllen Independent School District in Texas attempted to harness these technologies for learning, their aging Wi-Fi 5 networks presented a problem. Inconsistent internet access meant teachers could not plan for lessons that integrated technology until the school districts upgraded to Wi-Fi 6.

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Reflections From 10 Years of Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

Digital Promise is excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its partnership with Verizon for the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program. What started as eight schools in four districts in 2013 has grown to nearly 600 schools and more than 100 districts in 2023. To support the exponential growth, the team has expanded from only a handful of employees a decade ago to an astounding 55 today!

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Building Connections Between Home and School through Family-Teacher Partnerships

Waterford

Find Expert-Led Strategies That Work for Your School Visit the Waterford webinars page to learn from educational experts like Candra Morris , Dr. Jenni Torres , Julie Christensen , and others on topics that include: Fostering Family Engagement Teaching with the Science of Reading Understanding the Six Literacy Strands And more! When families play an active role in their child’s education, students feel more confident and academic achievement improves on a schoolwide level.

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Educators Share Back-to-School Plans for Combining Ed Tech and Learning

EdTech Magazine

As the new school year begins, some students and teachers are bringing with them new skills learned at summer school and professional conferences. A report by PowerSchool notes that 32 percent of teachers surveyed say that they struggle to integrate new edtech tools into the classroom. We spoke with educators at ISTELive 23, one of the biggest edtech conferences in the country, where educators met in Philadelphia for hundreds of professional development opportunities.

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Online Sites to Teach Mouse Skills

Ask a Tech Teacher

It sounds easy, but to a five or six year old, holding the mouse, clicking that left button, dragging and dropping while holding a finger down is darn difficult. Here’s a list ( click for updates ): Dragon Drop Jackson Pollock artwork with mouse skills MiniMouse Mouse and Pointer Tutorial (freemium) Mouse Practice –several choices Mouse practice—drag, click Mouse skills Mouse Song OwlieBoo –mouse practice Silk –draw with mouse movements This Is Sand –make a sand pic

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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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Expanding Access to Cybersecurity Jobs through Inclusive Workforce Pathways

Digital Promise

The Center for Inclusive Innovation and Paradigm Cyber Ventures, with support from IBM, are implementing an Inclusive Cybersecurity program across 11 districts

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Embracing diversity in the classroom: Strategies for inclusive education

Hapara

Listen to an audio version of this post: Why should schools care about diversity in the classroom? Diversity is what makes people different from one another. This can include ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, ability or religious affiliation. Schools embrace diversity in the classroom when they acknowledge these differences by prioritizing inclusivity.

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Personalizing Language Arts Education With AI Tools: A Teacher's Perspective

Edsurge

The integration of AI tools in English language arts (ELA) instruction has emerged as a potentially transformative pedagogical approach that could redefine the traditional landscape of education. Tools, such as AI-powered writing assistants and language-analysis platforms, offer real-time feedback and aim to empower students to engage in self-directed learning and refine their writing and editing skills.

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Teach Dialogue Skills to Rebuild Our Democracy

EdTechTeacher

This article originally appeared on MIddleWeb 7/31/23 you can access the original post here. Former social studies teacher and school leader Shawn McCusker is co-author of Becoming Active Citizens: Practices to Engage Students in Civic Education Across the Curriculum. In 2019 professor Shawn Rosenberg presented a paper at the annual meeting of the International Society of Political Psychologists in Lisbon.

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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 Two Badging Ecosystems Can Empower Digital Verification for Greater Equity

Digital Promise

The post How Two Badging Ecosystems Can Empower Digital Verification for Greater Equity appeared first on Digital Promise.

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What is pedagogy? Understanding the foundations of effective teaching and learning

Hapara

Listen to an audio version of this post: Educators often hear that what they do in the classroom needs to be based on pedagogy. Their strategies should be tied to pedagogy. Their tools should be focused on pedagogy. So what is pedagogy? Whether you’re new to teaching, need a refresher or are based outside of the classroom, understanding the foundations of good teaching is important.

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A New Way to Personalize Learning, Thanks to AI

Edsurge

In the dynamic landscape of education, truly personalized learning has been nearly impossible to achieve. Classroom teachers, constrained by limited resources and standardized curricula, often struggle to cater to the diverse learning needs of their students. For years, educational technology has promised to fill that gap, but that promise has remained largely unfulfilled.

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What Is Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Learning Theory?

TeachThought - Learn better.

According to Vygotsky, learning and development are inseparable from the social and cultural contexts in which individuals participate. The post What Is Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Learning Theory? appeared first on TeachThought.

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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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Back to School Resources: Ideas, Activities, and Supplies

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Back to school resources is the topic of our blog post today! Back to school season is upon us, a time filled with anticipation, preparation, and the promise of new beginnings. As teachers, students, and parents embark on yet another exciting academic journey, having the right resources at hand can make all the difference. Over the years, I’ve dedicated myself to researching, reviewing, and sharing tools, ideas, and products that can make this transition smoother and more enjoyable.

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New school year, new look

Hapara

Listen to an audio version of this post: [link] Teacher Dashboard will be starting school with a more streamlined look this year. Educators will return to the classroom to find a more unified experience between all of the tools in the Hāpara Suite. The team at Hāpara is committed to continuous improvement to support teaching and learning workflows, and we’re excited to share what’s new for this school year.

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Joy Oozed From My Classroom When I Was a Teacher. As a Principal, I’m Carrying That With Me.

Edsurge

When I came to Achievement First Brooklyn High School eight years ago as the ninth grade literature teacher, it was my fourth year of teaching and my first time in a school that was unapologetically rooted in the “no excuses” model , which centers a results-driven culture that prioritizes strict behavioral procedures and academic policies. Merits and demerits managed our students more than authentic relationships steeped in compassion and empathy.

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DESIGNING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS THAT WORK FOR ALL CHILDREN

American Consortium for Equity in Education

DESIGNING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS THAT WORK FOR ALL CHILDREN, Melissa Turnbaugh , Partner for National Education at the architectural firm PBK’s school division is our guest. Schools and classrooms need to be designed differently these days to truly engage students all Keep Reading DESIGNING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS THAT WORK FOR ALL CHILDREN The post DESIGNING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS THAT WORK FOR ALL CHILDREN appeared first on Equity in Education.

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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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53 back-to-school tips and insights for a great year

eSchool News

It’s back-to-school season across the country, and while this is met with mixed emotions, like it or not, classroom doors are open and welcoming students. Here are some back-to-school tips, advice, and valuable insights from educators, stakeholders, and industry experts. We need to prioritize discussions on how to effectively support multilingual students.

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Zones of Regulation Posters For Classrooms

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Emotions and their management play a critical role in the educational environment. As a seasoned educator and researcher, I understand the profound impact that a well-regulated classroom can have on a child’s learning experience. That’s why zones of regulation posters have become such an integral tool in today’s classrooms. But with an abundance of options out there, finding the right poster that resonates with your classroom’s needs can be a challenge.

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Which Colleges Pay Off for Low-Income Students?

Edsurge

As juniors and seniors return to high school this fall, part of their school day likely will include thinking about which colleges and universities they’ll apply to. Parsing education data into snack-sized servings. But recent data suggests that’s the case for fewer students, as college enrollment remains sluggish and some members of Gen Z remain skeptical that a four-year degree is the best option post-high school.

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BUILDING EQUITY FOR.AND EMPOWERING, EMERGENT BILINGUAL STUDENTS

American Consortium for Equity in Education

BUILDING EQUITY FOR.AND EMPOWERING, EMERGENT BILINGUAL STUDENTS The title says it all. Our guest Nora. G. Reyes has founded Bilingual Education Empowerment Partners, to recognize the importance of providing students with bilingual resources and tools that multitask and maximize Keep Reading BUILDING EQUITY FOR.AND EMPOWERING, EMERGENT BILINGUAL STUDENTS The post BUILDING EQUITY FOR.AND EMPOWERING, EMERGENT BILINGUAL STUDENTS appeared first on Equity in Education.

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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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StickTogether Kicks Off Back-to-School with Pixel Portrait Project

eSchool News

NEW YORK — To help educators and school media specialists promote community-building and creativity as students come back to school, StickTogether Products is launching its Back-to-School Pixel Portrait Project. This free activity allows students to create self-portraits using StickTogether’s free Pixel Art Platform and then display them in their classrooms, around their school, or at home.

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Over 100 Unique Girl Dog Names

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Choosing a name for your furry friend is more than just a fun task; it’s a meaningful expression of her personality, your preferences, and the special bond you share. Whether she’s a sprightly puppy with boundless energy or a wise old soul with gentle eyes, her name is a reflection of who she is and what she means to you. From classic and elegant to quirky and whimsical, the world of dog names is as vast and diverse as our beloved pets themselves.

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Did Covid Break Child Care or Was It Already Broken? A Brief Visual Explainer

Edsurge

This was originally published by Early Learning Nation.

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EQUITY AND LITERACY: A NEW DISTRICT WIDE READING AND LITERACY PROGRAM DONE IN STUDENT HOMES

American Consortium for Equity in Education

ALL ABOUT LIGHTING LITERACY FIRES and a new district wide reading program done in student homes at ‘ALLDISTRICTREADS.org.Learn about it from founder Gary Anderson The post EQUITY AND LITERACY: A NEW DISTRICT WIDE READING AND LITERACY PROGRAM DONE IN STUDENT HOMES appeared first on Equity 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.