Sat.Mar 23, 2024 - Fri.Mar 29, 2024

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3 Reasons Teachers Should Use the Playlist Model

Catlin Tucker

Let’s start with a quick review of the playlist, or individual rotation, model for those who have not heard of it. A playlist is a sequence of learning activities designed to move students toward a desired result. Most playlists culminate in a performance task or artifact intended to demonstrate students’ ability to transfer or apply what they learned working through the playlist.

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Why More K–12 Schools are Modernizing Their IT Procurement Process

EdTech Magazine

In Silicon Valley, tech execs brag about moving fast and breaking things. But in the neighboring Mt. Diablo Unified School District, IT officials need to be more careful and deliberate as they deploy new technologies. “We’re supporting teachers and kids,” says Robert Sidford, director of technology and innovation for the 29,000-student district. “We don’t want to be out there making a bunch of mistakes.

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5 ways to combat tech fatigue and support student success

eSchool News

Key points: Edtech investments should support better student outcomes How to direct a districtwide tech transformation on a budget The modern CIO’s role is changing–here’s how to keep up For more news on tech management, visit eSN’s IT Leadership hub Ask anyone involved in public education right now and you’ll hear a familiar refrain: “Too many technology tools.

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How to Build a Sustainable, High-Tech School District Where Chromebooks Are Key to Learning

EdTech Magazine

Students at DeKalb County School District, a large, Atlanta-area K–12 district, never have to worry about having their high-tech learning environment interrupted. As a one-to-one district, the community is committed to supporting digital equity where students, known as Digital Dreamers, are constantly building their technology skill sets. This is due to a sustainable device ecosystem strategy that involves outsourcing configuration, deployment and break/fix services that keep student Chromebooks

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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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AI in the Classroom: A Teacher's Toolkit for Transformation

A Principal's Reflections

The landscape of education is constantly evolving, and artificial intelligence (AI) is emerging as a powerful tool for educators. While it won't replace the irreplaceable human touch in the classroom, AI can significantly enhance teaching and learning by offering personalization, efficiency, and insightful data analysis. Below are some ways educators can leverage AI to create a more dynamic and effective learning environment while also getting professional learning support from Five Star Technol

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Invention Convention 2024 is coming

Ask a Tech Teacher

Invention Convention Worldwide is a global K-12 invention education curricular program mapped to national and state educational standards that teaches students problem-identification, problem-solving, entrepreneurship and creativity skills and builds confidence in invention, innovation and entrepreneurship for life. Signups for the annual Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention US Nationals start March 29, 2024 (that’s today–publication day for this article).

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What Does the National Educational Technology Plan Say About the Digital Divides?

EdTech Magazine

Over the past few years, schools and policymakers were focused on one digital divide in K–12 education: unequal access to technology. However, the Office of Educational Technology, a team within the U.S. Department of Education, recently updated its National Educational Technology Plan, and this year’s NETP goes deeper. It defines not one but three digital divides.

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Retaining Teachers Requires a Belonging Strategy

Education Elements

Post-pandemic data shows that teachers are leaving the profession in higher numbers than they were before the pandemic and for reasons other than retirement or inadequate performance. These high turnover rates have many impacts on the school community , not the least of which is a detrimental effect on student growth and achievement. Why are teachers quitting, and what can be done to stop this troubling trend?

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A Holiday Easter Story in Word for Grades 2-7

Ask a Tech Teacher

Reinforce fiction writing–characters, plot, setting, climax–with a short story in MS Word or another word processing tool. Then use color, borders, and pictures to enhance the words. Click the images below for larger sizes. Designed for grades 2-7: Here’s the sign-up link if the image above doesn’t work: [link] Copyright ©2024 worddreams.wordpress.com – All rights reserved.

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Unlock Success: Transform Organizational Training with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The post Unlock Success: Transform Organizational Training with Micro-credentials appeared first on Digital Promise.

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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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We Need More Math Teachers. Here’s How to Prepare Them for Life in the Classroom.

Edsurge

During the day, I teach Algebra I classes to high school freshmen in Springfield, Missouri. One night per week, I teach preservice elementary school teachers who serve as paraprofessionals at K-12 schools in Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama and California through Reach University. Reach University offers adults employed in schools and other workplaces the opportunity to earn a unique bachelor’s degree that embraces work experience as part of the learning process.

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FETC 2025 Request For Proposals: Get Ready To Share Your Super Powers!

TeacherCast

The Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) invites education professionals and tech enthusiasts to submit proposals for FETC 2025 by June 2, 2024. Join the edtech revolution in Orlando, Florida! The post FETC 2025 Request For Proposals: Get Ready To Share Your Super Powers! appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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35+ Easter Websites and Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. To non-Christians (or non-traditional Christians), that event signifies a rebirth of spring that is filled with joy and gifts — and chocolate! Overall, it is America’s most-popular holiday with Christmas a close second. The date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox.

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Bridging the Research and Practice Gap Through Strategic Convenings

Digital Promise

The post Bridging the Research and Practice Gap Through Strategic Convenings 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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Could AI Give Civics Education a Boost?

Edsurge

When longtime educator Zachary Cote first read about the release of ChatGPT about 15 months ago, he says his first instinct was to be “concerned” about its impact in the classroom, worried that students might simply ask the AI tool to do work for them. He still has that concern, but as he stepped back to think about it, he also saw a way to “leverage” the tool for a goal he had long fought for — to help bring social studies education, and especially the teaching of civics, to broader prominence

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Want a stronger workforce? Make reading initiatives multigenerational

eSchool News

Key points: Learning to read is a lifetime activity that pays dividends for children, youth, adults, and our communities 5 things you need to know about the science of reading More than a passion project, literacy advocacy takes a village For more news on literacy, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching hub The United States is arguably in the midst of its most profound shift ever over how children learn to read.

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Websites that add sparkle (and learning) to Spring

Ask a Tech Teacher

A few spring websites, lesson plans, printables, activities: 7 Science Experiments that Teach About Spring Books from Scholastic about Spring Life cycle of a snake Life Cycle Lesson Plans Life Cycle resources Life Cycles Life Cycle Symbaloo Plant life cycle Spring Puzzle Spring Games Spring Vocabulary (video) Spring Word Scramble Spring Word Search What Happens in Spring (video) What Happens in Spring –PS (video) Ideas from TeacherVision : Printables The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Bo

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PROOF POINTS: How Covid narrowed the STEM pipeline

The Hechinger Report

The STEM pipeline – a metaphor for the development of future scientists, engineers and other high tech workers – likely starts with a narrower funnel in the post-pandemic era. Credit: CSA Images via Getty Images Universities, philanthropies, and even the U.S. government are all trying to encourage more young Americans to pursue careers in STEM, an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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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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This Future Teacher Found a Path That Brings Together His Love of Language and Learning

Edsurge

When he was in high school, Zachary Farley latched onto the idea of becoming a teacher. Then in college, when he started learning Mandarin, a deep love of languages took hold, and he began to make new plans. After graduating, Farley entered a program to become a speech-language pathologist. This path seemed like the best way to blend his love of linguistics with his interest in teaching — that is, until he took a job as a paraprofessional at an elementary school in his hometown of Corona, Califo

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Igniting student curiosity through career exploration

eSchool News

Key points: Career exploration helps students set goals and discover what they like To foster young talent, employers need to share their social capital As teens rethink college and career options, counselors are trying to adapt For more news on career readiness, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching hub Over my 25 years in the classroom, I’ve seen educators successfully overcome a variety of challenges to help their students learn.

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Strategies for Encouraging Girls to Explore STEAM

Discovery Education

Educators, administrators, and corporate leaders all agree: we need to encourage girls to explore STEAM skills and consider STEM careers for their futures. But how? We asked members of the Discovery Educator Network to share content, programs, and ideas they have found to be successful in bringing more girls to the world of STEAM! Infusing STEAM […] The post Strategies for Encouraging Girls to Explore STEAM appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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OPINION: We fear our students will be shut out of college due to FAFSA failures

The Hechinger Report

Amid the excitement and anticipation that typically accompany the approach of graduation day there hangs a disheartening reality at our high schools this year: many students won’t have the clarity of knowing where their future lies before they walk across the graduation stage. The delay in processing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms has cast an unexpected shadow over their aspirations, particularly for those who are the first in their families to pursue higher education.

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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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How Education Service Agencies Transform Data Fragmentation to Data Integration

Edsurge

Ever wonder what the buzz around interoperability is all about? Interoperability is not just jargon; it's the key to unlocking seamless communication among different data systems, applications and devices. In the realm of education, it means breaking down barriers so that educational technologies and data systems can collaborate effectively, ultimately enhancing the educational experience for leaders, staff, specialists, teachers, students and parents.

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Key qualities of a principal coach

eSchool News

Key points: Great principals know how to improve schools from the ground up 6 ways principals can improve family engagement School leaders need to create opportunities for teachers as well as for students For more news on principals, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership hub As someone who coaches principals at Wichita Public Schools, I’ve seen how effective principals drive positive change across an entire school.

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An Example Of Rigor-Based Differentiation

TeachThought - Learn better.

contributed by Barbara R. Blackburn Differentiation is a popular concept in today’s schools. After all, it makes sense. We’d all love to provide instruction tailored to every student’s needs. However, intentionally or accidentally, many teachers simply lower the rigor for struggling students. When we do that regularly, students always stay behind.

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STUDENT VOICE: School boards are a critical piece of democracy. That’s why students must be on them

The Hechinger Report

School board service is one of the most overlooked public offices in America. School boards make decisions ranging from how much our teachers get paid to whether students must wear uniforms. They oversee massive budgets and employ superintendents to oversee their priorities and goals. They even decide what time students start school. Right now, there’s a massive effort in America to politicize school boards with polarizing efforts, from banning books to banning pride flags and limiting the right

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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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Teacher Layoffs Are Coming as Pandemic Relief Money for Schools Dries Up

Edsurge

As school boards prepare to approve their budgets for the fall, many are grappling with how to make up for the yawning chasm left by the loss of federal pandemic-relief dollars. In many cases, that means educator layoffs are coming. But the ESSER “funding cliff” — the fall deadline for districts to allocate money from the final disbursement of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief grants — isn’t a singular culprit behind the staff cuts that are rolling out around the country.

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Ready, set, safe: Communication and technology for school safety

eSchool News

Key points: Communication is a critical element in school safety plans How our school handled the chaos of an active shooter hoax Preparing for the worst, hoping for the best: School leadership for emergencies For more news on school safety, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership hub With school-associated violence at a record high, there is an urgent responsibility for school leaders to protect the safety of students, teachers, and staff.

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How Teacher Notebooks Can Help Students Learn

MiddleWeb

When we have students watch us write in our teacher notebooks about what we're reading, we not only share our expectations for their notebook-keeping, we give them a mental model for writing critically and analytically about what they read, says literacy leader Laura Robb. The post How Teacher Notebooks Can Help Students Learn first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Internships matter more than ever — but not everyone can get one

The Hechinger Report

When Kim Churches took on the job as head of The Washington Center, a nonprofit organization that provides college students with internships, she was on a mission. It was the fall of 2021. The U.S. was just emerging from months of lockdowns and all-remote work and learning, which had exposed and exacerbated huge inequities in educational opportunities.

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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.