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Why Teaching Students How to Use Artificial Intelligence Could Make Them Employable Adults

EdTech Magazine

K–12 schools looking to adequately prepare students to participate successfully in a rapidly changing 21st century economy can no longer avoid artificial intelligence. There is an increasing consensus that teaching students to use AI is more than just a nice-to-have — it will make them competitive job candidates later in life. Harvard Business School professor Karim Lakhani, who has long studied AI and machine learning in the workplace, says, “AI is not going to replace humans, but humans with A

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10 powerful ways to use custom chatbots in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

This post is sponsored by SchoolAIAs teachers, we’re outnumbered.In a traditional classroom, there’s only one of us. But there are dozens of them. It can make you wonder: “How can I really, truly interact personally when I have all of these students? I wish there was a way to scale myself.”Artificial intelligence is making it more […] The post 10 powerful ways to use custom chatbots in the classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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3 Keys to Designing Successful Tech-Enabled Education

EdTech Magazine

Classroom technology supports the daily needs of educators and students across the country. With a wide variety of hardware and software solutions that gather and share information, facilitate group work, enable remote learning, broadcast messages and more, the scope of educational technology is broadening, leaving some schools unsure about where to invest.

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Unveiling Edcamp’s Essence: A Deep Dive into the Five Core Tenets

Digital Promise

Edcamps offer educator-designed and -led professional learning that offers educators voice and choice in their own development.

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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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High-Touch Learning for the Modern Classroom

EdTech Magazine

When Fresno Unified School District purchased new digital whiteboards, district leaders strategically placed them on mobile stands in the middle of each classroom. “We purposefully put the interactive displays in the middle so teachers would know they were mobile and easy to move,” Soyinthisane says. “Otherwise, if we put them in front, teachers could assume they were supposed to be there, and they might have stayed there forever.

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Most Teens Think AI Won’t Hurt Their Mental Health; Teachers Disagree

Ask a Tech Teacher

Generative AI is an exploding influence in education with lots of potential but unknown outcomes. Most people focus on its impact on school research, lesson plans–that sort–but another piece isn’t considered often enough: its impact on student mental health. This next article from but we’ll do in this article from Education Week does Educators, teens differ on AI’s mental health effects Teens and educators hold divergent views on its mental health effects of AI, wit

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Celebrating Student-Led Environmentalism at Broward County Public Schools

Digital Promise

The post Celebrating Student-Led Environmentalism at Broward County Public Schools appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Schools Must Focus on Narrowing Digital Divides

EdTech Magazine

Concern about digital equity in schools hit its zenith during the pandemic. However, its importance certainly has not declined. Recently, the topic received renewed attention in the 2024 update to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Educational Technology Plan, which underscores its continued importance. The plan delves deeply into shrinking three types of digital inequity: the digital use divide, the digital design divide and the digital access divide.

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Chronic Absenteeism has become a big problem in schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

School absenteeism has been one of the small but chronic problems in the past. Since the pandemic, it is so much more, to the point it is a front-of-mind issue that schools scramble to address. Here’s a good discussion from the US Department of Education on the problem and solutions: Ed Dept: Districts should start now to improve 2024-25 attendance Schools must plan now to address chronic absenteeism The US Department of Education is calling on state leaders to address chronic absenteeism,

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Unlocking Literacy for All: How Clear Creek ISD Planned and Executed Instructional Change

Education Elements

Nation-wide, building literacy in our children is a persistent challenge. So much of a challenge that according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, more than 60 percent of American fourth graders are not proficient readers. Other research has shown that 95% of students are cognitively capable of reading proficiently , which indicates that lacking literacy isn’t the result of students’ capabilities; it’s the consequence of instruction failing to access and amplify students’ potent

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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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More Than Devices: The Impact of Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Professional Learning

Digital Promise

The post More Than Devices: The Impact of Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Professional Learning appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Q&A: Determine What Your K–12 District Needs in an Interactive Display

EdTech Magazine

Modern classrooms in today’s K–12 education environment often call for interactive displays that allow students to collaborate and engage with the material. Choosing the right interactive display, however, can be daunting. IT leaders and administrators must know exactly what their classrooms need and how different displays will align with the teaching and learning in their districts.

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Earth Day Class Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, the United Nations recognizes April 22nd as International Mother Earth Day. It is a day we can all participate in making our air clean, our water fresh and our land unlittered rather than accepting the trash-filled oceans, the smoggy skies, and the debris-laden land that is becoming the norm. Despite the questionable health of our world, we have made progress.

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Bridging the Trust Gap in AI: Ethical Design and Product Innovation to Revolutionize Classroom Experiences

Waterford

Written by Leah Dozier Walker Executive Vice President of Equity & Inclusion at Waterford.org The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds tremendous promise across the education ecosystem. It has the potential to revolutionize learning experiences, enhance family engagement , and drive academic achievement. Leveraging AI can power differentiated instruction, personalize learning pathways , develop racially and culturally inclusive content, and provide invaluable feedback to educato

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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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5 Tips to Build Your Professional Learning Network

Digital Promise

When educators participate in PLNs, they can enhance skills and keep up with the latest education trends.

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Bringing Better STEM Education to the Rural South

Edsurge

The threat of climate change has exposed more homes to flooding and wildfires, and it has intensified heat waves that prompt farmers to lose crop yields and a way to sustain a living. Climate change, among many issues, worries Barbara Schneider as she thinks about whether younger generations will be prepared to face scientific challenges altering the world.

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Creative Approaches for Developing Essay Writing Skills

Ask a Tech Teacher

The Cambridge Dictionary defines ‘essay’ as” a short piece of writing on a particular subject Most students write their first essay by third grade, probably enjoy the process because of its non-threatening narrative exploration of their thoughts, but by Middle School, the rules and requirements that made essay writing fun change: In a school test, an essay is a written answer that includes information and discussion, usually to test how well the student understands the subject.

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Radical Wellness: The Self-Care Nobody Is Talking About

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Kim Strobel. She has spent 22 years in education as a former 4th-grade teacher, literacy coordinator, curriculum director, keynote speaker, and educational consultant. Kim is the owner of Strobel Education. She is a highly sought-after consultant, speaker, and happiness coach who works with K-12 teachers and schools throughout the country.

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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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Building Powerful Teacher Connections with the Edcamp Community

Digital Promise

The post Building Powerful Teacher Connections with the Edcamp Community appeared first on Digital Promise.

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National Poetry Month: Elementary Classroom Activities & Picture Books

Waterford

Every April, the literary world comes alive with rhythm and rhyme as we celebrate National Poetry Month. For elementary school teachers, this month is an opportunity to practice early literacy skills and foster a love for poetry and language. Curious how to teach poetry to early elementary students? Use this resource round-up to find engaging books and activities that will make National Poetry Month an enriching experience for your students.

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Sinclair launches free cybersecurity training for K-12 administrators

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Cybersecurity threats in K-12 schools are a growing concern as educational institutions increasingly rely on technology for teaching, learning, and administrative purposes. Some common cybersecurity threats faced by K-12 schools include data breaches, BYOD policies, unsecured WiFi networks, insider threats, and lack of security awareness training. It’s this last that’s addressed by this article from Smartbrief: Program teaches cybersecurity to K-12 administrators Ohio’s Sinclai

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Whatever Happened to Building a Metaverse for Education?

Edsurge

Remember all the hype around the metaverse in education? Just two years ago it seemed like a 3D virtual realm for education was imminent: Facebook had changed its name to Meta , to signal its giant bet on the VR space, and it had launched TV ads showing classes happening in new immersive worlds; several college campuses started building replicas of their physical campuses in VR spaces , in part with money from Meta; and think tanks were issuing reports on how to best harness VR spaces for educat

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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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My Edcamp Journey: Building Meaningful Professional Learning in My Community

Digital Promise

Organizing an Edcamp can provide opportunities for educators to create thriving, impactful professional learning opportunities in their community.

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Motivating students using the Self-Determination Theory

eSchool News

Key points: Motivating students requires collective action and systemic change Science-backed scalable tools improve student mental health Student mental health is still suffering–how should we address it? For more news on student well-being, visit eSN’s SEL & Well-Being hub In the ever-evolving landscape of education, one prevailing challenge persists: motivating students.

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7 Principles of a Heart Centered Classroom

MiddleWeb

Educator and author Regie Routman considers heart-centered principles that can help us go a long way to ensure that what we do and are asking our students and loved ones to do will result in personal and professional growth, gratitude, generosity, and even sparks of greatness. The post 7 Principles of a Heart Centered Classroom first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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How the FAFSA Fiasco Affects Students

Edsurge

For Maria Artica, a first-year student at Richard Bland College, a two-year college in Virginia, enrolling was like stepping “into a new world.” Artica, who is Hispanic, is pursuing an associate degree in life science and plans to become a doctor. A first-generation college student, she was told that higher ed would lead to a better life. But there isn’t a lot of help available for paying for education, she says.

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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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TEACHER VOICE: Students deserve classroom experiences that reflect their history

The Hechinger Report

Students gather once a month at my high school for what we call “equity lunch chats” with teachers and administrators. The students ask about many topics, including tardy policies, access to athletics and clubs, and even treatment by deans and security. Their questions give the adults like me in the room a glimpse into their world. But no matter how the conversation starts, the students — nearly half of whom are Black, Asian, Hispanic or multiracial — often come back to complaints about the lack

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High school students say AI will change the workforce

eSchool News

Key points: Students’ exposure to generative AI can make a difference in their future success Get the latest on AI in Education Crafting ethical AI landscapes in K-12 education For more news on AI in education, visit eSN’s Digital Learning hub With the rapid rise of generative AI, nearly one in two high school students polled think the workforce as we know it today will undergo a major transformation, a new global survey shows.

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News2you T-Shirt Design Contest

N2Y

Students can design t-shirts for their person in Today’s Weather! Contest runs April 22–May 6, 2024. The post News2you T-Shirt Design Contest appeared first on n2y.

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What Can Colleges Do Better to Help Latino Students Succeed?

Edsurge

The number of Latino students who are going to college is on the rise, and they don’t all fit the profile of what institutions might consider the typical freshmen on campus. They’re more likely to be first-generation, working to support themselves and caring for dependents than other college students, according to a new analysis by Excelencia 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.