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6 ways to prepare students for an AI future

Ditch That Textbook

AI is developing rapidly. It’s poised to make significant changes to our world and the workforce. No matter what comes our way, we can still prepare students to adapt to it. Here are 6 shifts we can make in our classrooms right away. Artificial intelligence has been growing by leaps and bounds. Some of us look […] The post 6 ways to prepare students for an AI future appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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CITE 2023: What Can Cloud Services Do for Your K–12 Organization?

EdTech Magazine

Everything is moving toward the cloud, with a majority of K–12 schools relying on the technology in some capacity. Gartner predicts more than 85 percent of organizations across industries will adopt a cloud-first approach by 2025. This makes it more important than ever for schools to choose cloud solutions that work for their users and needs. K–12 IT leaders came to CITE 2023 in Sacramento, Calif., eager for more information on cloud services, swarming sessions such as “Demystifying the Cloud –

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The Three Principles of Effective Implementation

Education Elements

In a previous blog, “Implementing the Best in Imperfect Conditions” Chelle Minnihan and I skimmed the surface of three essential conditions for effective implementation. Now, we venture deeper into these crucial aspects and how they can help you achieve your district’s goals.

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E-Books and Online Libraries in Modern College Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

E-Books and Online Libraries in Modern College Education One of the most significant archives of human knowledge and learning’s quiet companions, libraries have made an undeniable impact. As far back as history reaches, they played a vital role in helping students. We wouldn’t be where we are without them. Their shelves are stacked with the wisdom of civilizations, offering a passage through time for anyone willing to explore them.

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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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Navigating the AI Landscape in Education: Balancing Technology with Personal Touch

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter I do get pretty angry as I go on forums about Artificial Intelligence in Education. It seems often that the attitude is one of “gotcha” in terms of “catching” students using AI to “give them the answers.” The problem with this is that we're missing the whole point of AI.

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Make the Case for IT Managed Services in Your K–12 School

EdTech Magazine

The most highly sought-after services in K–12 education today represent the staffing gaps in school systems across the country. Full-time cybersecurity professionals are nearly impossible to hire and retain in K–12 organizations due to high demand for these talents and budget constraints. Instructional technology positions are also disappearing, as some district leaders are quick to cut professional development and instructional tech budgets.

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Pros And Cons of AI in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Artificial Intelligence–AI–has been around a long time, but caught everyone’s attention with the launch of generative AI, ChatGPT, and DALL-E. These made using AI easy enough for anyone and a viable tool for educators and students. Or is it? Let’s see what the Ask a Tech Teacher team says: Pros And Cons of AI in Education Artificial intelligence (AI) is making major inroads into education.

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The Coaching Effect: Peer-to-Peer Advice

Catlin Tucker

While reading Adam Grant’s new book, Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things , I was struck by his distinction between teaching and coaching. He writes, “Teaching others can build our competence. But it’s coaching others that elevates our confidence.” He describes the “coaching effect” as our confidence in our ability to overcome challenges and struggles after we have helped guide another person through them (pg. 137).

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CITE 2023: Protect Student Data Privacy with Ed Tech Policies

EdTech Magazine

IT departments are taking a closer look at the way educational technology is collecting and using student data. However, not everyone in education is aware of the risks associated with data collection, and it can be hard to convey why it’s important to use tech with restrictions or caution. “One of the problems is translating to the general populace why it’s important to protect student data,” Christine Jones, coordinator of educational technology for Palmdale School District, said in her CITE 2

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How BIPOC Leaders Uniquely Address the Needs of Historically Excluded Students

Digital Promise

The post How BIPOC Leaders Uniquely Address the Needs of Historically Excluded Students appeared first on Digital Promise.

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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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Commercial Projectors for Digital Signage: A Buying Guide?

ViewSonic Education

Choosing the best commercial projector for a digital signage solution can be challenging. The device must consistently deliver a clear, bright, and sizable image day and night. Additionally, it should endure dusty and crowded environments, offer adaptable installation options for diverse spaces, and seamlessly integrate with your AV system to enable remote operation.

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As Schools Move to Change How Kids Are Graded, Some Families Push Back

Edsurge

When a public school system in the San Francisco Bay Area explored replacing traditional grading practices with a form of “standards-based grading system” meant to eliminate bias, it sparked widespread opposition from parents. They signed petitions and showed up in force at school board meetings to rail against the changes. The proposal, which leaders of the Dublin Unified School District began testing with a cohort of teachers last year, was pitched as a way to shift emphasis from winning point

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CITE 2023: Emerging Technologies for Modern Classrooms Steal the Spotlight

EdTech Magazine

K–12 IT professionals are always seeking modern technology for their schools’ users, from connections that serve IT departments to gadgets that advance student learning. As the calendar year comes to a close, admins and technology leaders should begin thinking about the solutions they’ll purchase in the spring. CITE 2023 in Sacramento, Calif., has proved to be the perfect location to find new and trending technologies for the K–12 classroom.

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The Problem With How You Discuss Reading

The Jose Vilson

Kids can’t read. At least that’s what we’ve been told to believe by folks trying to dismantle public education. Proponents of this refrain use frivolous things like standardized test scores with no reflection on what they’re conveying. It’s a prickly discussion to have given our current educational environment, happening in the midst of a censorship movement against books perceived to be more racially and/or LGBTQIA+ inclusive, a critical eye on what’s been du

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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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How We Champion Environmental Education with the Next Generation

Digital Promise

The post How We Champion Environmental Education with the Next Generation appeared first on Digital Promise.

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This Strategy Helped My Students Learn to Disagree Respectfully

Edsurge

“What will you remember about our class?” I asked my English class in May, during the last month of their senior year. My students sat quietly considering the question. “I will remember how we would disagree, but we were still very respectful, and I just loved it. I loved how much respect we hold for one another,” one of them said. I nodded to show that I understood and that this was also important to me.

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Podcast: Your Child Learns Differently, Now What? with Roger Stark

EdNews Daily

Roger Stark is CEO of BrainWare Learning Company and, along with award-winning educator Betsy Hill, is co-author of the book Your Child Learns Differently, Now What?: The Truth for Parents. In this episode, produced by the team at The Authority Podcast and released exclusively on TL Talk Radio, Roger and host Ross Romano discuss: We remember experiences best that are associated with strong emotion Cognitive skills or a person’s capacity to learn can be developed much more than most people think

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The Sky is Falling, or is it?

My Island View

Well, this is the first anniversary of the introduction of Generative AI in the form of ChatGPT to the world of education. Before it was a week old, over one million users downloaded it, and then, over the next two months, 100 million people signed on to use it. The website reportedly sees 1.5 billion visitors per month. That is a fairly good indication that ChatGPT is here to stay.

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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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5 Tips to Design More Accessible Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The post 5 Tips to Design More Accessible Micro-credentials appeared first on Digital Promise.

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How Augmented Reality Fosters Student Curiosity and Collaboration

Edsurge

Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that enriches the classroom learning experience by overlaying digital content onto real-world content, simply using devices that already exist in most classrooms, like tablets and smartphones. In educational settings, AR can be used in numerous ways to enhance teaching and engage students. It can bring traditional textbooks to life by adding interactive elements like videos, models or supplementary information to printed pages.

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Arizona gave families public money for private schools. Then private schools raised tuition

The Hechinger Report

Last year, Arizona became the first state in the nation to offer universal school choice for all families. This story also appeared in Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting State leaders promised families roughly $7,000 a year to spend on private schools and other nonpublic education options, dangling the opportunity for parents to pull their kids out of what some conservatives called “ failing government schools.

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How EdTech is Changing the Face of Education

EdTech4Beginners

The landscape of education is undergoing a seismic shift, thanks to the advent and integration of Educational Technology (EdTech). This transformation is reshaping how teachers teach, students learn, and how educational institutions operate. From digital classrooms to interactive learning tools, EdTech is not just a fleeting trend but a fundamental change in the educational paradigm.

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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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6 tips for communicating with emergent bilingual families

eSchool News

Key points: Parent communication plays a critical role in student success Overcoming barriers for emergent bilingual families aids in communication See related article: Your top 5 school-home communication challenges, solved For more news on school-home communication, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership page Experienced educators understand that students thrive when their families are actively engaged in their education.

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How an AI-Powered Tool Accelerated Student Writing

Edsurge

As educators seek innovative methods to engage students and enhance the learning experience, artificial intelligence (AI) is proving to be an invaluable asset. For English Language Arts (ELA) teachers, AI-powered writing tools help to provide immediate feedback, guiding students through the writing process and fostering a more personalized approach to learning.

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PROOF POINTS: The myth of the quick learner

The Hechinger Report

Some kids appear to learn faster than others. A few years ago, a group of scientists at Carnegie Mellon University decided to study these rapid learners to see what they are doing differently and if their strategies could help the rest of us. This story also appeared in Mind/Shift But as the scientists began their study, they stumbled upon a fundamental problem: they could not find faster learners.

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Classroom Jeopardy Template in FigJam

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Check out this flexible use Classroom Jeopardy Template in FigJam. Make a copy and customize for your classroom content. Add tutorials and support resources for students to get extra help. The post Classroom Jeopardy Template in FigJam appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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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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What Next?! Edtech Predictions for 2024

eSchool News

Through December, the editors at eSchoolNews will be collecting, reporting, and sharing the bold, provocative, and even dare we say, audacious predictions of edtech experts. Want to join in the fun? It’s as easy as sending us a voice or video recording, or even just a comment on our LinkedIn page. We’ll be selecting the best for our annual prediction post!

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A New Student Made Me Rethink My Classroom Culture — and the Ways It Marginalizes Students

Edsurge

Though I never had the words for it, I knew I was different from my peers when I was a kid. As the son of Indian immigrants, I looked for ways to push back against the pressure to assimilate and conform while growing up in white schools. There were few role models who looked like me outside of my family, and the only cultural representations I saw were insulting stereotypes that mocked Indian culture.

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Helping Students Master New Content and the English Language 

Discovery Education

How Do You Explain the Mitochondria to Someone Who Doesn’t Speak English? I often joke that one of the first vocabulary terms I teach my students anymore is the word, “no.” As a biology teacher, there are a myriad of words and phrases my students need to know to understand the course content. My true […] The post Helping Students Master New Content <em>and</em> the English Language appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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Four Ways To Support Grieving Students Through Writing

TeachThought - Learn better.

Agency is a critical tenet of trauma-informed teaching as the situations that cause trauma can leave young people without control. The post Four Ways To Support Grieving Students Through Writing appeared first on TeachThought.

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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.