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11 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools to Support Effective Teaching and Leadership

A Principal's Reflections

It goes without saying that AI is a hot topic of conversation in education circles and beyond. In the beginning, I was a skeptic myself, but now I use it to support my professional work, especially when I coach leaders. While there are legitimate concerns and anything generated by AI needs to be fully vetted, the most profound benefit is how it can save educators precious time.

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CoSN2024: Los Angeles Tech Leaders Reveal How They Turned the Table on Hackers

EdTech Magazine

After making headline news for falling victim to a ransomware attack on Labor Day in 2022, Los Angeles Unified School District technology leaders are speaking out. Because LAUSD is the second-largest school district in the country, with more than 600,000 students, the attack was a wake-up call for all of K–12. The incident made it very clear that when it comes to cyber targets, size isn’t the issue.

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How Do Education Leaders Know if an Edtech Tool is Likely to Work?

Digital Promise

The post How Do Education Leaders Know if an Edtech Tool is Likely to Work? appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Recommendations for Supporting Safe Teacher Exploration of AI and New Technologies

Digital Promise

The post Recommendations for Supporting Safe Teacher Exploration of AI and New Technologies appeared first on Digital Promise.

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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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4 Innovative Ways to Enhance Reading Comprehension with AI Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m excited about this post from the Ask a Tech Teacher crew–AI Tools for reading comprehension. There are so many directions this could go! 4 Innovative Ways to Enhance Reading Comprehension with AI Tools Struggling to grasp the essence of a dense PDF or wishing students could wrestle more effectively with complex texts? The key may reside in AI-powered reading assistants, a broad category encompassing everything from summarizers to intelligent note-taking platforms.

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CoSN2024: Should K-12 Leaders Make AI Education Mandatory in Schools?

EdTech Magazine

While their approaches to artificial intelligence diverged somewhat during the closing session at CoSN2024 in Miami, the keynote speakers agreed that K–12 schools must prepare students for a future with AI. Hadi Partovi, founder of Code.org and Teach AI, and Mike Trucano, a visiting fellow in the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, shared a stage along with CoSN Board Chair Diane Doersch to discuss the power of AI to transform education.

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Celebrating Students’ Commitment to Sustainability at Compton Unified School District

Digital Promise

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Teacher-Authors: What’s Happening on my Writer’s Blog

Ask a Tech Teacher

A lot of teacher-authors read my WordDreams blog. In this monthly column, I share the most popular post from previous months: I’ve been blogging for about sixteen years, some professionally (for my tech ed career) and others on topics of interest to me (writing, USNA, and science). That first post– The Edit Block (don’t bother to click through.

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CoSN2024: Could Poor Relationship Skills Derail School Technology Efforts?

EdTech Magazine

Are you a K–12 technology leader dedicated to districtwide digital transformation? It helps if the superintendent’s got your back. It also helps if your IT team feels appreciated. That was the consensus of two California-based superintendent-technology leader duos at the CoSN2024 conference in Miami this week.

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It’s Time to Ditch the Idea of Edtech Disruption. But What Comes Next?

Edsurge

COVID-19 was edtech’s big moment, and while digital tools kept learning going for many families and schools, they also faltered. A great deal of edtech purchases went unused , equity gaps widened , and teachers and students were burned out. Combined with sobering reports on the persistent lack of strong evidence for edtech , it’s no wonder why the notion of using technology to “fix broken schools” has fallen out of most startup pitch decks and education TED Talks.

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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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Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders Today: The League of Innovative Students

Digital Promise

This year's spring cohort is embarking on a journey of collaboration, creativity, and community impact to transform education.

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Creative Fabrica–the Perfect Solution for Teachers, Creators, and Anyone In a Hurry

Ask a Tech Teacher

I–like many teachers–do a lot of prep for my teaching, often requiring digital desktop publishing platforms. Between newsletters for parents, announcements on social media, communications for students and parents, and more, it became a challenge to demonstrate the excitement and engagement of learning through what could be boring tools. Then I got an email from the folks at Creative Fabrica.

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CoSN2024: K–12 Technology Leaders Must Commit to Supporting Their Successors

EdTech Magazine

As the path to leadership in K–12 becomes more fluid and less prescriptive, the conversations at CoSN2024 in Miami this week revolve around supporting and advancing those with a penchant for educational technology. The women in technology breakfast and the opening keynote bookended the first day of the annual conference for K–12 technology leaders by distilling how those currently in charge can pave the way for a new and diverse generation of leaders.

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How VR Can Be an ‘Empathy Machine’ for Education

Edsurge

A VR experience created by students at The New School in New York City is designed to take viewers to an almond farm in California and illustrate the effects of pesticides on bee colonies. At first, participants wearing a VR headset can walk around the virtual stands of trees, and hear the sounds of rustling leaves and buzzing bees. Then, with the push of a button, users can choose a different perspective.

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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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Unlocking the Benefits: 5 Key Reasons for Earning Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

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Engaging All Learners: Expanding High School Options for Success

Ask a Tech Teacher

High School collects a diverse group of students into a large learning community, but it also prepares teenagers for a future as variable as any we can imagine. How is it possible to accomplish that? The Ask a Tech Teacher team has some ideas on balancing varied learning styles with needs to provide students their best chance at success in college or career–whichever they choose: Engaging All Learners: Expanding High School Options for Success Think about Albert Einstein, who, despite his

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How to Use Bloom’s Taxonomy AI Prompts for Lesson Design

EdTechTeacher

Post by EdTechTeacher CEO Tom Driscoll Of all the challenges that AI tools can help teachers address, differentiation and lesson design is at (or at least near) the top of the list! During all of my recent AI-themed professional development workshops, teachers are impressed with how simple AI prompts (i.e. the questions / tasks you enter into an AI chatbot) can generative such a wide variety of quality instructional strategies, project ideas and more. “The Bloom’s Prompt” A

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Fresh Food, Dance Class, and Nap Mats: What's Lost Without Federal Money for Child Care

Edsurge

It’s 5 a.m. and Tiffany Gale is up, as she is every morning, and the first thing she does is check to see if any of her child care staff have called out sick. “They each have kids of their own, and someone is always sick,” she explains. If indeed someone is out, Gale will be the one to step in and take over that classroom at the child care center she owns and runs.

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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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PROOF POINTS: When schools experimented with $10,000 pay hikes for teachers in hard-to-staff areas, the results were surprising

The Hechinger Report

School leaders nationwide often complain about how hard it is to hire teachers and how teaching job vacancies have mushroomed. Fixing the problem is not easy because those shortages aren’t universal. Wealthy suburbs can have a surplus of qualified applicants for elementary schools at the same time that a remote, rural school cannot find anyone to teach high school physics.

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Tech Tip #90: Don’t Be Afraid of Mulligans

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each week, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: Some kids are hard workers, but they just don’t get computers. Their effort deserves a good grade, but their product is nowhere near class requirements.

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How a district’s focus on data is advancing student growth

eSchool News

Key points: Despite learning gaps, an Illinois school district consistently shows high growth Why experts say now is the time to assess your district’s edtech use 3 data management considerations for district leaders For more news on district leadership, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership hub How can district leaders and educators support student growth and effectively use data, in real time, to truly inform instruction and ensure high achievement?

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AI Guidelines for K-12 Aim to Bring Order to the ‘Wild West’

Edsurge

Education has had a wobbly relationship with the still-evolving presence of generative AI in schools — with some school districts banning it only to reverse course. It can save teachers time by automating tasks , while also causing headaches as an accomplice to cheating students. So how much work would it take to come up with guidelines to help educators manage the challenges of using generative AI tools for their work?

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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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Some rural states are cutting higher ed. One state is doing the opposite

The Hechinger Report

HAZARD, Ky. — Haley Autumn Dawn Ann Crank thinks she might like to become a teacher. There’s a shortage of teachers in this corner of Kentucky, and Crank, who has eight siblings, gets kids. “I just fit in with them,” Crank said during a shift one February day at the Big Blue Smokehouse, where she works as a waitress. For now, the recent high school graduate is taking some education courses at the local community college.

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Real Talk Higher Ed: Steering Through Chaos with a Wellness Compass

Josie Ahlquist

Let’s face it: April in higher education is pure chaos. Deadlines dance in our heads, inboxes are overflowing, back-to-back events are scheduled, student and community crises loom, and summer just can’t come quick enough.But what if, instead of just surviving through the academic year — we lean into this work with humanity intact?

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333: Integrating AI Literacy into Earth Day Celebrations

The Thinking Stick

Imagine students grappling with AI-crafted ethical dilemmas. They’re not just learning about sustainability – they’re learning how to question, research, and discern credible information. It’s about nurturing critical thinking and responsible info consumption – the core of information literacy ???? Want to dig into our free guide ‘Generative AI and Earth Day’?

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How Data Drives Strategies for Improved Student Outcomes

Edsurge

Data-driven decisions are increasingly recognized as a critical component of K-12 education, enhancing personalized learning, improving assessment and feedback, optimizing resource allocation and fostering early intervention. These decisions are informed by analyzing various types of data, such as academic achievement, non-academic factors, program and systems data, and perception data.

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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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STUDENT VOICE: Breaking walls, building bridges: A call for restorative justice in school discipline

The Hechinger Report

Imagine waking up each morning with no hope for the day ahead, navigating a minefield of potential conflicts with your body on high alert. That was my reality as a marginalized youth — misunderstood, labeled as a troublemaker and cast out without a chance to reconcile and evolve. Growing up with anxiety in school is an all-too-common experience that perpetuates a cycle of fear and resentment.

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6 tips to help educators support young readers

eSchool News

Key points: It’s important to move beyond sight words and focus on foundational skills 3 keys to successful summer reading More than a passion project, literacy advocacy takes a village For more news on literacy, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching hub In school, many kindergarten and first-grade students are asked to memorize lists of common words, which are sometimes called “sight words.

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AI Mentors as Student Companions

Knowledge Avatars K-12

AI Mentors as Student Companions Emiliano for E… Thu, 04/11/2024 - 19:34 In today's fast-paced world, students often find themselves overwhelmed with the demands of school, extracurricular activities, and social lives. With so much to juggle, it's no wonder that many students struggle to stay focused and motivated in their studies. However, with the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) tutors, students now have a valuable companion to help them navigate the challenges of academic life.

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What to Expect from AI in Class and Beyond

MiddleWeb

After reading Co-Intelligence, Sarah Cooper is newly optimistic about the possibilities of AI in education – and trying to live more like a cyborg. Follow along as she inspects the author’s rules for co-intelligence, ways to personalize AI for educators, and the odds we'll co-exist in the future. The post What to Expect from AI in Class and Beyond first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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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.