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What Are District Leaders Learning from Their Community About AI?

Digital Promise

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What are the Three Active Strategies?

eSchool News

Key points: Active learning promotes engagement, critical thinking, and deeper understanding Discover why active learning strategies for students are critical Stay up to date on the latest in classroom learning trends In K-12 education, three prominent active classroom learning strategies engage students dynamically: Think-Pair-Share encourages collaboration; Hands-On Experiments immerse students in scientific inquiry, while Role-Playing and Simulations foster real-world application.

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Data Governance Policies Are a Must for Schools

EdTech Magazine

Data privacy is a necessity for K–12 schools, especially when managing student records around academic performance, attendance and health information. But data governance is also an essential component of that strategy. Data governance and privacy are clearly intertwined. Both data access and data sharing must be limited to the appropriate people, says Gwen Thomas, founder of the Data Governance Institute.

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CoSN2024: School Technology Leaders to Drill Deeper into Artificial Intelligence

EdTech Magazine

Artificial intelligence continues to capture worldwide attention, and educators are no exception. At the CoSN2024 Annual Conference in Miami, many of the sessions will address aspects of AI integration in K–12 schools. The conference, which attracts school technology leaders, administrators and educators and is themed “Leading for Innovation at Warp Speed,” will run from April 8-10.

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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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Build a Classroom That’s Resilience-Friendly

MiddleWeb

All students can learn how to pick up the pieces after they face adversity, disappointment, loss, or trauma and go on. They need our guidance to find healthy ways to move forward. Debbie Silver offers six strategies educators can use to create classrooms that foster resiliency. The post Build a Classroom That’s Resilience-Friendly first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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World Backup Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

World Backup Day–March 31st Every Year March 31st is called World Backup Day. At least once a year, I remind you to backup your data files to an external drive (like a flash drive). This is one that isn’t connected to your local computer so can’t be compromised if you get a virus. It’s good to always backup data to cloud drives or a different drive on your computer but once a year, do the entire collection of data files to what is called an ‘air gap’ drive–one that is separated from any interne

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Incorporate Literacy Tools in K–12 STEM Subjects

EdTech Magazine

K–12 students across the U.S. are struggling with literacy skills. “We have secondary students who have third-grade reading levels,” says Sharo Dickerson, director of digital and learning resources at El Paso Independent School District in Texas. Reading levels for 13-year-old students have been declining since 2012, with the sharpest drop between 2020 and 2023, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress’s long-term trend assessment.

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Celebrating Student-Led Art at Mineola Public Schools

Digital Promise

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Subscriber Special: 2nd Grade Bundle of Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Not a subscriber? Click the button below. 2nd Grade Bundle of Lesson Plans 4-2-23 through 4-7-23 Price slashed from $7.99 to $3.99 What’s included in the 2nd Grade Lesson Plans Internet bundle: A brief summary of each project, including suggested grade level and prior knowledge, time required, software required Higher-order thinking skills addressed Technology-specific skills taught Five proje

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Is It Time for a National Conversation About Eliminating Letter Grades?

Edsurge

As Joshua Eyler was researching a book on what brain science tells us about how to improve teaching , one issue kept coming up as an underlying problem: The way schools and colleges grade student work is at odds with effective teaching. The science says kids need to feel free to try things and fail, and that the deepest learning comes when failure happens and the student figures out how to course-correct, Eyler says.

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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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Critical Race Theory Is About You, and All of Us

The Jose Vilson

Recently, Christina Cross, a Black woman sociologist at Harvard, found her work at the crosshairs of the same person who brought us the bastardization of critical race theory. (Yes, it was.) Many scholars, from her sociology department to the primary investigators of the original study, defended her against his claims of plagiarism, but people jumped regardless.

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Using Data Visualizations to Boost Student Engagement in Humanities

Digital Promise

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What You Might Have Missed in March–What’s up in April

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the past month: 35 Resources for Read Across America Day Starlink–What is it? Why use it? Create Simple Shapes in Excel 13 Tips to Solve Unusual Problems 4 Reasons to use Word Problems and 9 Online Resources How to Automate an MLA Heading Celebrate Pi Day and Maths Day What’s a Backchannel and Is it Right For Your Class?

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Most Students Think History Is Boring. Here's How We Change That.

Edsurge

Do you recall Mr. Lorensax from “ Ferris Bueller's Day Off ”? Anyone? Bueller? With his monotone voice and lack of enthusiasm, he could convince anyone that history is incredibly boring. Unfortunately, this portrayal isn't unique and reflects a broader issue with how social studies is perceived. As a high school history teacher, whenever I meet new adults and we talk about our professions, I often find myself being met with a familiar reaction: "I disliked the subject in school, but now I find i

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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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Introducing AI Chat for Securly Filter

Securly

AI Chat for Securly Filter has arrived and is here to help teach K-12 students the responsible use of AI. Read on to learn more about AI in education and how this new solution thwarts the associated challenges. The State of AI in K-12 Education The use of AI in schools is presenting both opportunities and challenges for K-12 educators. In the opportunity column, innovative AI tools for schools can automate data collection and analysis, personalize student learning, and take on tedious administra

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Where to Find Digital Promise at #AERA24 in Philadelphia!

Digital Promise

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Facing Fourth Grade: Tips for Parents Dealing with Academic and Social Challenges

Ask a Tech Teacher

Dealing with academic and social challenges in fourth grade can be challenging for parents. There are several strategies parents can use to support their children effectively. Here are ideas from the Ask a Tech Teacher team: Facing Fourth Grade: Tips for Parents Dealing with Academic and Social Challenges As our kids step into fourth grade, it’s a big deal!

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Researchers Have Identified the Starkest Cases of School District Segregation

Edsurge

Frankenmuth School District has about 1,400 students, nearly 91 percent of whom are white. Its poverty rate is about 5 percent. In contrast, to its west, Saginaw City School District is home to nearly 5,200 students, 81 percent of them students of color. Its poverty rate is 50 percent. This large economic and racial divide between two adjacent districts in Michigan shows that school segregation persists in the 21st century.

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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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Young children misbehave. Some are suspended for acting their age

The Hechinger Report

JOHNSBURG, Ill. — A group of fifth grade boys trailed into the conference room in the front office of Johnsburg Elementary School and sat at the table, their feet dangling from the chairs. “It was brought to my attention yesterday that there was an incident at football,” Principal Bridget Belcastro said to the group. The students tried to explain: One boy pushed a kid, another jumped on the ball, and yet another jumped on the boy on the ball.

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Collective Leadership in Action: Reflections from the League Convening

Digital Promise

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22+ Tips on How to Work Remotely

Ask a Tech Teacher

Life often interferes with work. Vacations, conferences, PD–all these take us away from our primary functions and the environment where we are most comfortable delivering our best work. I thought about this when I read an article by a technical subject teacher (math, I think) pulled away from his class for a conference. Often in science/math/IT/foreign languages, subs aren’t as capable (not their fault; I’d capitulate if you stuck me in a Latin language class).

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‘My Job, Like the Anaconda in My Dream, Is Consuming Me.’

Edsurge

The original version of this essay was published on Medium. I detest when people talk about their dreams. It’s similar to listening to a 4-year-old tell you about their day. It takes more time than you have and never makes sense. Most of the time, I don’t even remember my dreams. Except for the rare ones that connect to real life. These dreams stick; there’s a logical glue to them that provides insight.

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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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NBA and Discovery Education Invite You to Game Plan for the Future: Virtual Field Trip with the NBA

EdNews Daily

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Discovery Education—the global edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital resources nurture student curiosity—invite students and teachers nationwide to participate in Game Plan for the Future: A Virtual Field Trip with the NBA. Premiering Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 1:00 PM ET, this free virtual field trip for students in grades 3-8 showcases how STEM concepts are helping the NBA think about sustainability in its arenas and offices and spark an i

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OPINION: Artificial intelligence can be game-changing for students with special needs

The Hechinger Report

Much has been made of artificial intelligence’s potential to revolutionize education. AI is making it increasingly possible to break down barriers so that no student is ever left behind. This potential is real, but only if we are ensuring that all learners benefit. Far too many students, especially those with special needs, do not progress as well as their peers do academically.

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The 4Cs: How esports promotes student development

eSchool News

Key points: Esports is more than gaming–it helps students develop critical skills How esports can help students in the classroom (no, seriously!) 4 tips for creating an elementary esports program For more news on esports, visit eSN’s Digital Learning hub I first started trying to get an esports program at my school in 2011. At the time, there was a lot of resistance around the misconception that violent video games make violent kids, despite all the evidence to the contrary.

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AI in the Classroom: Crafting Responsible Guidelines for Educators and Learners

The Thinking Stick

This week I have had the pleasure of working with Singapore American School (SAS) in supporting educators around AI as well as starting to draft some guidance documents for the wider school community. It has been a great experience seeing first hand how a school can take the Washington State AI Guidance released by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction reflecting on it, tearing it apart, making it their own and building upon it.

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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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Teaching Study Skills Middle Schoolers Need

MiddleWeb

Academic success relies on students taking charge of their learning. To achieve that goal, kids must learn to organize and study effectively. G/T Facilitator Sharon Ratliff shares strategies she uses to introduce and implant essential study skills in the middle school years. The post Teaching Study Skills Middle Schoolers Need first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Research: The Influence of Socioeconomic Status on Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Research: The Influence of Socioeconomic Status on Learning contributed by Michael Mirra Abstract Diversity has been at the forefront of educational discussions over the last few years. When we think about having a diverse classroom we think of ethnicity, race, gender, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation. It is easy for us to forget about socioeconomic status.

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Crafting ethical AI landscapes in K-12 education

eSchool News

Key points: Educators must model AI use that enhances learning while respecting core values AI in education is revolutionizing learning 6 ways you’re already using AI in the classroom For more news on AI in education, visit eSN’s Digital Learning hub The summer of 2023 brought with it a declaration from our Executive Director of Technology that it would be the Summer of AI.

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NBA & Discovery Education Partner to Present Free Virtual Field Trip for Educators & Students Nationwide

American Consortium for Equity in Education

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Discovery Education—the global edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital resources nurture student curiosity—invite students and teachers nationwide to participate in Game Plan for the Future: A Virtual Field Trip with the NBA. Premiering Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Keep Reading NBA & Discovery Education Partner to Present Free Virtual Field Trip for Educators & Students Nationwide The post NBA & Discovery Education Partner to Pres

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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.