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Capture creativity with Microsoft Designer prompts in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

As educators, we're always on the lookout for innovative ways to engage our students and enhance their learning experiences. The new and exciting world of AI offers lots of ways to do this. Microsoft Designer, a powerful tool for creating AI generated images, provides a fantastic opportunity to blend technology and creativity in the classroom. All […] The post Capture creativity with Microsoft Designer prompts in the classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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19 Online News Resources for Kids

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are popular online resources to teach about news sources for kids ( click here for updates to this list ): Allsides (news stories compared across multiple political perspectives) Breaking News –from Class Tools, create your own screen BBC News (app) C News for kids Kids News – Current Events Listenwise Newsela –news for kids, reformatted at different reading levels News-o-matic for kids (app) NewseumEd News for Kids –free Newspaper Navigator –from the Library of Congress; search endless

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Nurturing New Paths: Students and Teachers Thrive in Cybersecurity Initiative

Digital Promise

Participating in Digital Promise's Cybersecurity Pathways Initiative has expanded what students and teachers thought possible for themselves.

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Sandbox Technology Should Be One Piece of a School’s Security Plan

EdTech Magazine

Seventeen years ago, the biggest concerns for a K–12 IT department were adware, popups and viruses. Today’s security threats are much more complex. We have to worry about scams, phishing emails and malicious code embedded in emails or even images. People see education as an area where you may not need heavy security, but the truth is quite the opposite.

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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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Using Cognitive Assessments and Cognitive Training for Autism

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Will this help my child? That is the question we always hear from parents of children with an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis (ASD) when they come across our cognitive training and assessment programs. We’ll start with the short answer and then we’ll dig in a little deeper. The short answer is we can’t say for sure. There are some things about autism for which there is widespread consensus.

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Formative Assessment is Key to Being Responsive

Catlin Tucker

As students move through a lesson, some acquire information and skills more quickly than others. Some students will need additional support, scaffolds, feedback, or reteaching to understand key concepts and apply specific strategies, processes, or skills. We must collect formative assessment data in each lesson to understand our students’ progress and respond to their needs.

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How to Fund School Safety Upgrades

EdTech Magazine

Schools are taking initiative to update their physical security systems for the modern era. In some cases, legislation has spurred the changes. For example, several states have adopted Alyssa’s Law, which requires public elementary and secondary schools to have a silent panic alarm that contacts local law enforcement in emergencies. In other instances, schools have decided to upgrade because their surveillance cameras, access control systems and other safety technologies are outdated.

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Announcing the 2024 Ciena Solutions Challenge Sustainability Awards

Digital Promise

The post Announcing the 2024 Ciena Solutions Challenge Sustainability Awards appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Educator Perspectives on Social and Emotional Learning Programs

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) continues to receive increasing attention in the world of education. In our informal conversations with principals and teachers and parents, we hadn’t discerned any particular patterns or consensus in approaches, and it made us curious to explore the subject a bit more broadly. We hope that others will find this summary of findings from the small survey we conducted and the trends we discerned as interesting and thought-provoking

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How Low-Carb Diets Fuel High-Achieving Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

How Low-Carb Diets Fuel High-Achieving Students Have you ever considered that your diet could be the secret weapon in your quest for academic success? It’s not just about fueling late-night study sessions or grabbing a quick bite between classes. What if the foods you choose could directly enhance focus and memory retention? Low-carb diets are more than just a trend; they’re transforming high-achievers into unstoppable forces in classrooms and beyond.

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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 the COPS SVPP Grant, and How Can It Fund School Safety?

EdTech Magazine

To address the rising tide of school violence, K–12 school districts need advanced security technologies to augment their thinly stretched staffs. Upgrading physical security, prevention, cybersecurity and emotional wellness solutions — which constitute the four pillars of physical safety — can protect staff and students. Unfortunately, physical safety solutions, especially those that connect to a district’s network or integrate artificial intelligence, can be costly for K–12 districts.

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Celebrating Student Creators and Changemakers at Norwalk Public Schools and Richland School District Two

Digital Promise

The post Celebrating Student Creators and Changemakers at Norwalk Public Schools and Richland School District Two appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Strong Planning, Coaching, and Implementing with Fidelity– A Blended Learning Success Story

Education Elements

As soon as you enter Vogel Elementary School, you are greeted with large smiles. It is no secret that students are excited to show up to school every day and teachers are ready to embrace their kiddos as soon as the bell rings. The reason? Students are at the heart of all choices made at Vogel– a blended learning campus in Seguin Independent School District.

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Theories & Activities for Second Language Acquisition

EdNews Daily

When I was in middle school, I remember registering for my first Spanish 101 class. As a native English speaker, I was excited about learning a new language. My community had a significant mix of English and Spanish speakers, and I wanted to learn to speak and understand Spanish – while immersing myself in different cultures around me. I was fascinated to see how multilingual speakers could jump back and forth from one language to another without a blip in communication.

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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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How Higher Ed Institutions Are Strategically Managing Change

Edsurge

It is no secret. Higher education institutions are facing unprecedented challenges that are forcing strategic changes. Since the onset of the pandemic, institutions have grappled with financial sustainability concerns exacerbated by falling enrollment rates and political pressures on academic freedom. As dissatisfaction among higher ed employees rises , there is growing concern about retaining faculty amid widespread burnout.

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Navigating the New Frontier: Building AI Literacy in K-12 Education

Digital Promise

The post Navigating the New Frontier: Building AI Literacy in K-12 Education appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Colleges are now closing at a pace of one a week. What happens to the students?

The Hechinger Report

It was when the shuttle bus stopped coming that Luka Fernandes began to worry. Fernandes was a student at Newbury College near Boston whose enrollment had declined in the previous two decades from more than 5,300 to about 600. “Things started closing down,” Fernandes remembered. “There was definitely a sense of things going wrong. The food went downhill.

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Discovery Education to Produce New Civics Curriculum for New Hampshire Schools

EdNews Daily

In an effort to bolster civics education throughout the Granite State, the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHED) is partnering with Discovery Education to support the development of informed students who are eager and ready to participate in democracy. In March, the Governor and Executive Council approved a $1 million contract between the New Hampshire Department of Education and Discovery Education to provide high quality curriculum and instructional materials for New Hampshire students

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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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Fostering Creativity and Inclusion Through Content Creation and Real-World Relevance

Edsurge

This article is part of a three-article series dedicated to harnessing powerful technology for powerful learning. In the articles, we share the perspectives of HP Teaching Fellows. Read the other articles here and here. Educators can harness content creation as a powerful tool to foster creativity and inclusion in the classroom by implementing a variety of strategies that engage students, cater to diverse learning needs and encourage a culture of collaboration and respect.

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Reflecting on the Adventure: Recap of Edcamp XP: Games in Education

Digital Promise

The post Reflecting on the Adventure: Recap of Edcamp XP: Games in Education appeared first on Digital Promise.

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PROOF POINTS: Stanford’s Jo Boaler talks about her new book ‘MATH-ish’ and takes on her critics

The Hechinger Report

“I am the next target,” says Stanford professor Jo Boaler, who is the subject of an anonymous complaint accusing her of a “reckless disregard for accuracy.” Credit: Photo provided by Jo Boaler Jo Boaler is a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Education with a devoted following of teachers who cheer her call to make math education more exciting.

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Prioritizing Emotional Well-Being: The Foundation of Humanitarian Leadership in Education

American Consortium for Equity in Education

In the busy world of education, amidst lesson planning, curriculum development, prioritizing safety and security and addressing our administrative duties, it’s easy to overlook the emotional well-being of our faculty and staff. Yet, as leaders in education, it’s imperative to Keep Reading Prioritizing Emotional Well-Being: The Foundation of Humanitarian Leadership in Education The post Prioritizing Emotional Well-Being: The Foundation of Humanitarian Leadership in Education appeared

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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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They Started Teaching During the Pandemic Year. Where Are They Now?

Edsurge

Around this time four years ago, a seismic event was rippling across education. In April 2020, teachers were beginning to realize that their schools’ closures would not be all that temporary. They’d need to make do with haphazard plans for distance learning through the end of the school year — perhaps longer. For most educators, the pandemic was a defining moment in their careers, a situation more disruptive than they could’ve imagined.

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Prioritizing inclusivity in game-based learning

eSchool News

Key points: Neurodiversity deserves a place in game-based learning design How to weave video game principles into the classroom 3 ways educators leverage gamification strategies For more news on game-based learning, visit eSN’s Digital Learning hub Applying the principles and practices of inclusive design in game-based learning can expand access to rich learning experiences to a neurodiverse group of learners, according to a new whitepaper from Kahoot!

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Are two teachers better than one? More schools say yes to team teaching

The Hechinger Report

Two years ago, when I visited Westwood High School in Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, every incoming freshman started the year in a very unusual way. Back when my mom attended Westwood in the early 80s, students made the typical walk from class to class, learning from one teacher in math and another for English or history or science. (My mom was one of two girls in Westwood’s woodworking class.

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Science Matters: Literacy Research is the Key to Improving Reading Outcomes

Discovery Education

How can we improve reading outcomes for all of our students? Educators have asked themselves this question countless times. They have tried different strategies, software products, and professional development as potential answers. But with only 35% of U.S. fourth-grade students proficient in reading, where does reading instruction go from here? Numerous terms, including the science […] The post Science Matters: Literacy Research is the Key to Improving Reading Outcomes appeared first on D

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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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Do ChatGPT-Style AI ChatBots Help Students Learn? Yes, But There Are Caveats, Says Research

techlearning

AI chatbots show promise in college students but are less effective for K12 and the impact of AI chatbots on learning seems to decrease over time.

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4 ways to support work-based learning

eSchool News

Key points: Work-based learning models help students engage in meaningful learning opportunities and prepare for the workforce Igniting student curiosity through career exploration The exposure gap is blocking students’ ability to envision future careers For more news on career readiness, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching hub As work-based learning models grow in popularity, a new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) highlights key themes in recently-passed state legislation

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OPINION: Community colleges have a lot of work to do helping students overcome learning gaps post pandemic

The Hechinger Report

I grew up in extreme poverty. The ability to access a free, high-quality education in North Texas changed my life. I benefited greatly from the ways community colleges meet students where they are and wrap their arms around them. Classes were small, and I had a clear sense of belonging, despite being the first in my family to go to college. I still remember having deep discussions with my English professor about author Larry McMurtry.

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The Rise of the Higher Ed Partner: Reshaping Campuses from the Outside In

Josie Ahlquist

As more higher education professionals pivot from traditional campus roles to join EdTech companies, consulting firms, and marketing agencies, or even to launch their own ventures in coaching, speaking and consulting, the landscape of influence in the industry is clearly shifting.

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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.