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A Framework for Learning Through the Purposeful Use of Technology

A Principal's Reflections

Technology has the potential to transform teaching and learning in a number of ways. One way it can be used to transform teaching and learning is by providing students with access to a wealth of information, including multimedia resources, educational apps, and online databases. This means that students can engage with a wide range of material and have access to resources that they might not have been able to access otherwise.

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6 Benefits of Immersive Learning with the Metaverse

ViewSonic Education

The metaverse is a tool that blends experiences typically associated with either the virtual or physical worlds. It can deliver greater immersive learning for students while also creating some new and exciting teaching opportunities. For educators, it is crucial to not only understand what the metaverse is and its uses within education but to also realize the benefits of immersive learning with the metaverse.

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4 Approaches to Detect AI Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

AI-generated writing, currently centered around ChatGPT, already is a disruptive force in education. Check out these articles: How ChatGPT Can Improve Education, Not Threaten it –from Scientific American ChatGPT threatens education at all levels – here’s how it can be stopped –from Tech Radar ChatGPT: The Next Firestorm in Education –from AACSB ChatGPT has this to say about itself being a threat to student writing skills: Detecting AI writing can be a difficult task

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Solving the Student Engagement Crisis

EdNews Daily

By Carol De Furia Student engagement is a critical driver of academic success. If students are bored and disengaged in school, then studies show they won’t learn as effectively. Numerous studies confirm the link between engagement and success. In one example, Gallup measured student engagement in schools for more than a decade and found that schools in the top quartile of engagement had significantly more students exceeding and meeting proficiency requirements than those in the bottom quartile.

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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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Crowdsourcing Your K-12 Innovations: Three Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Digital Promise

This 3-part blog series, featuring guest authors from Michigan Virtual , describes the formation of the Learning Continuity Workgroup and how it has supported their edtech procurement and decision-making processes. In this second post, Michigan Virtual outlines how they successfully created resources by crowdsourcing ideas on how to address shared challenges among educators.

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What Do Today’s K–12 Schools Look Like After Help from ESSER?

EdTech Magazine

The COVID-19 pandemic presented the United States with a public education emergency. As districts scrambled to offer effective remote instruction, the federal government directed nearly $200 billion to K–12 schools, allowing them to invest in programming, personnel and IT infrastructure. However, support through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund came with mandates requiring districts to spend three separate rounds of funding by September 2022, September 2023 and September

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10 Tips For Teaching Mindfulness In School At Any Grade Level

TeachThought - Learn better.

Lisa Thomas Prince and Lori Gustafson offer the following ten tips for teaching mindfulness in the classroom at any grade level. The post 10 Tips For Teaching Mindfulness In School At Any Grade Level appeared first on TeachThought.

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Sal Khan: ChatGPT and Other AI Technology Herald “New Epoch”

techlearning

Online learning pioneer Sal Khan believes ChatGPT-style AI technology is going to change the world and educators are already among the first to feel its impact.

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The Importance of the Right Technology in Schools

edWeb.net

Watch the Recording Listen to the Podcast A recent edLeader Panel, “ Utah Spotlight: A ‘State’ of Alignment ,” featured experts that included Rick Gaisford, Education Specialist, Education Technology and the SETDA Chair Elect, Utah State Board of Education; Melanie Durfee, Ph.D., Education Specialist, Digital Teaching & Learning, Utah State Board of Education; Nancy Mangum, Director of Learning Partnerships, Leading EDge Learning; Theresa Gibson, Director of Operation

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57+ Kindergarten Websites That Tie into Classroom Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s the list of Kindergarten websites I use most often during the school year. Notice that many of the headings are links to more websites under that theme: Animals Art Coloring Books Drawing Coding Critical Thinking Digital Citizenship Bullying –a read-along book Cybersmart Hero Hector’s World–Cyberbullying Farms Gamify Kahoot Holidays Keyboarding Learn to Type—Big Brown Bear Turtle Diary –audio prompts as well as visual for learning keyboarding Letters Math Math for K Math Games Shape

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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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What Is Third-Party Risk, and What Do Schools Need to Know?

EdTech Magazine

Between the federal government’s push for cybersecurity in K–12 schools and ongoing high-profile cyberattacks against districts, the spotlight is on protecting student data. In response, IT teams are employing more measures to keep student data safe. A LearnPlatform survey recently found that, despite concerns about known risks, districts accessed an average of 1,417 ed tech tools every month during the 2021-2022 school year.

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Growing authors: 15 ways to use Book Creator to publish student writing

Ditch That Textbook

How can we help students do deep, meaningful learning? For one, let's help them think and work like authors. Learn 10 ways to help students publish their work -- and how Book Creator can help.Post sponsored by Book Creator Some students in your classroom probably dream of being an author. Publishing a book. Maybe even […] The post Growing authors: 15 ways to use Book Creator to publish student writing appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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How We’re Supporting Teachers to Engage in World History Discussions

Digital Promise

The post How We’re Supporting Teachers to Engage in World History Discussions appeared first on Digital Promise.

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You Know You’re a Techy Teacher When…

Ask a Tech Teacher

I have to reblog this wonderful post by my efriend, Lisa. How many of these fit you? Can you add to this list? You Know You’re a Techy Teacher When… You can’t remember the last time you printed a classroom document. Plurking, tweeting, and playing with your wiki in public are acceptable behaviors. Your Notebook isn’t spiral bound – it plugs into the wall.

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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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6 Creative Ways to Spend K–12 ESSER Funds Before They Expire

EdTech Magazine

Three stimulus bills passed by Congress in 2020 and 2021 provided nearly $190.5 billion to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. Many district leaders invested extra dollars into devices and connectivity initially, which may leave them searching for a way to allocate remaining funds. The requirements accompanying the funds may feel daunting, especially with the likelihood of future funding audits.

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Is Your MTSS Playbook Ready?

EdNews Daily

By Zach Vander Veen MTSS stands for “Multi-Tiered System of Supports.” It’s a framework, process or model used by schools and districts to elevate student learning, giving targeted support to struggling learners. It should be a robust framework, backed by social science, and used by schools and districts to support struggling students. MTSS assists schools in identifying struggling students early in the process to they can intervene as soon as possible.

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10 ways teachers can develop social and emotional skills for their learners

Hapara

Listen to an audio version of this post: Your learners don’t come to your classroom with perfect math, language arts, science and social studies skills. They also don’t automatically know how to cope with emotions and stress, view different perspectives with empathy and solve problems socially. How can you help them manage day-to-day life in healthy ways?

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Tech Tip #29 I can’t find a file

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: Find a file Category: Problem-solving Q: I saved my document, but I can’t find it.

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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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Get the Most Bang for Your ESSER Buck

EdTech Magazine

As K–12 administrators and IT leaders consider the ways they will allocate their ESSER II funding ahead of the September 2023 deadline, many are interested in how they can get the most out of their money. There are also concerns about the fiscal cliff. When the deadline for spending ESSER III funds passes at the end of September 2024, districts will need to find ways to maintain the technologies they invested in using federal funds.

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As Student Need Rises, More College Faculty Set Up Emergency Aid Funds

Edsurge

When Karli Hinman enrolled at Stony Brook University in fall 2018, she knew her family couldn’t help her pay to continue her education. And during her first two years of college, she didn’t have much trouble affording her in-state tuition, thanks to financial aid and scholarships. But during her junior year, the expenses started to add up. Hinman happened to move into an apartment-style dorm on campus that cost her more than her previous residence halls had.

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Video: the Hybrid Logistics Project

EdNews Daily

In this presentation, Learning Counsel CEO LeiLani Cauthen and special guest Felicia Rattray, Founder of the Permission to Succeed Education Center, explain the real-world benefits of Hybrid Logistics in our post-pandemic universe. According to Cauthen, “Its “Why” is really, how do you create equity through study time adjustment? One of the districts you heard from today, Meriden, has transformed learning with how much time they block into math.

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6 Best AI Video Generators for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

AI technology has taken the field of education by storm and although technological skeptics are already pointing out the potential threats it poses to students and teachers, given the alarming pace with which it is transforming the world around us we can only embrace it and do our best to leverage its educational potential to enhance students learning.

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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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7 Characteristics of a Student Centered Classroom

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Student centered learning is focusing on the needs and interests of the students. Student centered classrooms are harder than a traditional model. The advantage is helping students to truly have a passion for learning. Better relationship building can also be a biproduct. The post 7 Characteristics of a Student Centered Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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We Must Teach Black History Like Our Lives Depend on It

Edsurge

It took me many years to love my Blackness. Much of that had to do with the fact that I was learning about Black histories for the first time. These stories of resilience and triumph allowed me to see my own humanity as a Black person, something I later realized I desperately needed. It helped me shape and define who I was, who I am and who I am becoming.

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Video: 2023 Predictions Panel and Open Mic session

EdNews Daily

This Predictions Panel and Open Mic session was broadcast live from the Learning Counsel’s Virtual National Gathering Event held in early February 2023. Host Chris McMurray, CAO of the Learning Counsel was joined by special guests Senator Howard Stephenson of Utah, Anthony Padrnos, Executive Director of Technology at Osseo Area Schools (ISD279) in Minnesota, and Andrew Kim, Director of Research Programs and Outreach at the Texas Behavioral Science and Policy Institute.

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6 of The Best AI Content Detectors for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

AI generated content is now everywhere online. The infamous ChatGPT is but the tip of the iceberg. In fact, AI content generation tools have been around for several months before the introduction of ChatGPT. Like any other technology, when abused or used inappropriately, these AI tools can turn into a devastating technology, harming content creators and promoting a culture of plagiarism, inauthenticity, and amateurism.

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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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Why educational robotics is a critical STEM learning tool

eSchool News

Engineering is a critical part of STEM education, and engineers play a role in creating, improving, and maintaining some of today’s most valued and essential things, from smartphones and airplanes to zippers and roller coasters. This year, Engineers Week celebrates “Creating the Future,” and it emphasizes the vital role engineers play in creating innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems and biggest challenges.

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Federal Government Launches First-of-Its-Kind Center for Early Childhood Workforce

Edsurge

While the national labor force has long since rebounded from the pandemic, the child care sector has lagged behind , experiencing a slow recovery that continues to this day. In the three years since the arrival of COVID-19, families have struggled to find high-quality, affordable child care for their children. Child care providers have been hard-pressed to find qualified workers to fill their open positions, often because retail and service industry employers have emerged as better-paying compet

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Our Nation’s Policy & Advocacy for Behavioral and Mental Health

EdNews Daily

By Kelly Wolfe Presence works every day to ensure children have access to the services they need to be healthy and successful. We know kids deserve support, no matter where they live or what local workforce challenges exist. For us, that means addressing any barriers to teletherapy and mental health, including licensure hurdles and funding shortages.

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12 Great Online Music Games

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In this post, I share with you this handy collection of some of the best online music games to use with your kids and students to help them learn music. These games offer learners the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in playing and creating music, without needing access to expensive instruments or professional-level instruction. Playing music games, students will be able to develop skills at their own pace, explore different types of music genres, increase confidence in playing instrument

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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.