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3 Powerful Ideas K–12 Schools Can Swipe from Amazon, DoorDash And Venmo

EdTech Magazine

In this age of personalized digital content and limitless customization, the consumer mindset can permeate every aspect of modern life. This result of a society rapidly undergoing digital transformation is not isolated to the commercial market. Many consumers are also parents who send their children to schools. So, it is reasonable that our experiences as consumers will spill over into our expectations of our schools.

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AI in the classroom: What’s cheating? What’s OK?

Ditch That Textbook

Now that generative AI tools like ChatGPT are available, classwork is bound to change as a result. How do we preserve academic integrity? What's cheating, and what's OK? Here are some ideas. Artificial intelligence-powered tools are becoming more and more widespread. As they have grown, educators have started to see a change coming. We wonder.What […] The post AI in the classroom: What’s cheating?

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Act Now to Tackle Chronic Absenteeism: Classroom Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Chronic absenteeism from school is a staggering problem. We can't teach students who aren't there. This week on the newsletter , I shared resources about tackling chronic absenteeism and thought I'd put some out there for you since this is such a pervasive problem. Also, it seems that September is a key month.

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4 Highly Important Study Skills to Develop During College and Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

I am a lifelong learner. I find great joy in discovering something new and connecting it to what I know. This is made easier because I received a good foundation in my school years in how to learn. The Ask a Tech Teacher crew has ideas on those skills that will not only serve you well in your academics but beyond: 4 Highly Important Study Skills to Develop During College and Beyond We spend a lifetime learning, so it makes sense to develop a few study skills that will make our lives easier.

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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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Beyond the Summit: The Relaunch of the Powerful Learning Coach Community

Digital Promise

Digital Promise revitalizes Powerful Learning Coach Community on LinkedIn, uniting educators worldwide for growth, collaboration, and change

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How to Address the Digital Threats That Students Face in Online Education

EdTech Magazine

Adopting digital learning in K–12 comes with potential threats to students. These threats can range from relatively innocuous digital distractions to cyberbullying and online predators. Despite these risks, schools must continue to embrace educational technology. Digital learning is essential to prepare students for the requirements of living and working in the modern world.

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Focus On Your Noble Calling, Teacher. You Matter!

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In an old book from England entitled The Wonderful Window , we see an incredible principle: A London clerk worked in a drab office in the rundown part of the city in an office overlooking the slums. As he observed the surroundings, he determined he would not let his outlook on life be dictated by the dreariness and hopelessness that surrounded him.

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Lesson Plan #32: Color my Grammar

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this lesson plan, students type several sentences in a word processing program like MS Word. Use the font color palette to label parts of speech, i.e., blue for subject, red for verb. Use sentences from a book they’re reading in class, spelling words they’re working on, or a teacher hand-out. This makes grammar fun. Click on lessons for a full size alternative.

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10 K–12 IT Rising Stars to Follow in 2023

EdTech Magazine

From blended learning to cybersecurity to esports, there are many branches of educational technology, each with powerful voices leading the way for their peers. Every year, EdTech features a selection of these leaders in its list of K–12 IT Influencers to Follow. This year, we’re releasing a second list, featuring K–12 IT’s rising stars. These experts are quickly becoming influencers in their respective ed tech circles, growing their followings as they share technology insights and solutions for

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Discovery Education is Buying DreamBox Learning

EdNews Daily

For schools, this is some pretty big news. Dreambox Learning currently serves more than 6 million students and 600,000 educators nationwide, and they offer those 6 million learners the only dual-discipline solution rated “Strong” by Johns Hopkins University’s evidenceforESSA.org in both mathematics and reading. “Discovery Education is excited to welcome DreamBox Learning, a brand synonymous with quality, research-based math and reading EdTech solutions to our growing family of services,” said Di

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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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How to Use Data Driven Instruction in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today we'll dive deep into the transformative power of data analytics for your classroom! Think data is just for statisticians or administrators? Think again! Today, we're joined by Victoria Setaro, an expert in making data analytics approachable and actionable for everyday teachers like you.

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Getting Started with Ask a Tech Teacher–Here’s How

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re new to Ask a Tech Teacher, be sure to click Getting Started first. I t includes a free weekly newsletter: [link] Read our columns Tech tips How-to’s–how to use web tools, software, hardware, more Dear Otto –questions from educators on tech questions Pedagogy that impacts tech in ed Reviews of books, apps, web tools, websites, tech ed products used in your classroom Subscriber Specials –monthly discounts (or FREE) on tech ed products Humorous life of a tech teacher Find tech ed r

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Review: New Epson BrightLink 760Wi Revolutionizes Interactive Classroom Displays

EdTech Magazine

Epson continues to iterate and improve upon its already impressive BrightLink product line with the new BrightLink 760Wi, an outstanding 3LCD projector that raises the bar for interactive displays in modern K-12 classrooms. Designed with collaborative learning and ease of use in mind, this projector is an essential tool for educators, administrators and IT professionals seeking cutting-edge solutions for K–12 environments.

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Meet the 54 Educator Mentors Supporting the VITAL Prize Challenge

Digital Promise

The post Meet the 54 Educator Mentors Supporting the VITAL Prize Challenge 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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Free OECD Webinar: Back to School Issues Around the World

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter I'm excited about participating as a panelist in this OECD webinar next Thursday at 14:00 Paris time / 8 a.m. Eastern and look forward to participating and joining in the conversation. The OECD Education and Skills Today webinars share global perspectives on education and skills.

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What You Might Have Missed in August–What’s up in September

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of September: Tech Ed Resources–K-12 Tech Curriculum Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students 21st Century Lesson Plan Updated 5 Tips to Bring Joy to Education ech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum 9 Mistakes Teachers Make Using Tech in the Classroom Online Sites to Teach Mouse Skills ech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship 8 Great Websites and Apps to Help Kids With Fractions Tech Ed Resources–Lesson Plans Here

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Prioritizing Teachers' Growth and Passions: Creating a Sustainable and Engaged Teaching Team

Education Elements

The constantly evolving education landscape makes nurturing educators' development a crucial priority. The success of schools and districts depends on designing successful, meaningful, and innovative professional development experiences that ignite teachers' passion for continuous improvement.

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Young Kids in Low-Income Families Get Less Exposure to Math. Can the Right Apps Help?

Edsurge

Recent public debates have focused a spotlight on K-12 math pathways. But there’s been less attention paid to what math skills students need early in life, to set them up for elementary school in the first place. For early learners, exposure to math concepts can be at the mercy of their family’s economic status or related factors like whether their parents are college-educated.

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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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ChatGPT Teacher Tips Part 9 – Summarizing

EdTechTeacher

Post by Tom Daccord [INTRO: A recent national report by the Watson Foundation found that teachers are using ChatGPT more than students and are using it to create new lesson ideas. To help out all of our teacher friends, we are offering a series of posts focused on practical ways that you can use ChatGPT to assist with your own lesson design! Each post will focus on a practical strategy for using ChatGPT and will include ideas for both elementary and secondary school teachers.

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6 Tips for Teaching Kids Coding

Ask a Tech Teacher

Learning to code is akin to receiving the key to a world of opportunities. It’s not about zeros and ones, or math and science. It’s about solving problems kids didn’t think they could, in creative ways that feel good. It gives students the power to shape a world they’re becoming part of, for many the key to a brighter future than their current one.

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Teacher Shortage, or Good Job Shortage?

My Island View

We have long heard the statement that 3 out of every 5 new teachers will leave the profession in the first five years. However, it seems that the survey on which those numbers were based has aged out. A more recent study has shown that a 17% attrition rate is a more accurate figure for the first five years. This, however, is not the reason why we are seeing what is being labeled as a “teacher shortage” nationwide.

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Experienced Teachers Can Bring Big Value to Schools. Here’s Why They Still Need Support.

Edsurge

When Gorgette Green-Hodnett wrapped up her 21-year career in high school education a couple years ago, her family members celebrated. Not only with well wishes for her new job as a college professor in Maryland, but also with relief that she would no longer be working around the clock. Her family had been glad each time she’d had a non-teaching role throughout her career, but this time her husband was excited at the prospect of finally taking a vacation outside the summer months.

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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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20 Amazing Science Facts for Kids

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Science facts for kids is the topic of our blog post today! Today, we’re shifting our gaze from edtech and reading lists to zoom into something just as riveting: the universe of science. As a researcher and educator, I can’t help but marvel at how science brings us face-to-face with the unfathomable, the intricate, and the downright jaw-dropping phenomena of our world.

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College students are still struggling with basic math. Professors blame the pandemic 

The Hechinger Report

This story was produced by The Associated Press as part of a series, The Math Problem, from the Education Reporting Collaborative, a coalition of eight  newsrooms that is documenting the math crisis facing schools and highlighting progress. Members of the collaborative are AL.com, The Associated Press, The Christian Science Monitor, The Dallas Morning News, The Hechinger Report, Idaho Education News, The Post and Courier in South Carolina, and The Seattle Times.

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How immersive technology can empower students (and teachers) to learn

eSchool News

Immersive, experiential technology is transforming how both students and teachers learn. Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR and VR) provide deeper engagement, opportunities for collaboration, and hands-on learning that places newly acquired knowledge and skills in context. For students, immersive technology can make abstract concepts tangible through interactive visuals.

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Kids Aren’t the Only Ones Who Benefit From Social-Emotional Learning

Edsurge

How would you react if you learned that one of your students felt that you don’t treat them like a full person, with a life and responsibilities beyond the classroom? This is a real scenario we encountered during a focus group last school year with a group of high school students in Florida who were asked to provide feedback on their teachers. My colleagues at the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning ( CASEL ) were there to gather data on how teachers can help students thriv

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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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Inside the Deal: Why Discovery Education Bought DreamBox Learning

Marketplace K-12

Discovery Education CEO Jeremy Cowdrey and DreamBox CEO Jessie Woolley-Wilson said the acquisition was driven in part by new trends in the K-12 market. The post Inside the Deal: Why Discovery Education Bought DreamBox Learning appeared first on Market Brief.

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As more young people receive psychiatric care, some hospitals have opened their own schools

The Hechinger Report

Each weekday, children and teens hospitalized in the psychiatric unit at the University of North Carolina’s Neurosciences Hospital spend a few hours in a part of the building that doesn’t look like a hospital at all. They leave their locked unit and head down to UNC’s Hospital School on the second floor, where three classrooms are furnished with desks, smart boards and white boards.

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More students are seeking an AI-powered school year

eSchool News

Key points: Two out of three students seek outside homework and studying help When used thoughtfully and in conjunction with teacher expertise, AI can be a powerful tool to enhance learning outcomes for students See related article: 5 ways AI can help teachers in the classroom Students are gearing up for the 2023 school year, and new research from Brainly reveals the vital role of AI in education and its place as an integral element in middle and high school students’ academic life – eve

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Group Project Horror Stories — and How to Avoid Them

Edsurge

If you’ve ever been a student, then you’ve probably done a group project at some point. And you most likely also have a horror story about a group project that went terribly wrong. That trend was clear when EdSurge recently took a microphone to one campus and asked several students to share their group project horror stories. Every student we talked to had one.

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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.