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12 Innovative Digital Tools to Engage High School Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

High School students will soon move into college and career where digital tools are de rigeur. Knowing the most innovative is a great first step. Here are twelve recommended by the Ask a Tech Teacher team: 12 Innovative Digital Tools to Engage High School Students In the ever-evolving landscape of education, keeping students engaged can be a challenge.

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The Never-ending Upgrade: Why Constant Growth is the Key to Success

A Principal's Reflections

While I enjoy keynoting and facilitating workshops, it is through a coaching lens that I get to see how teachers and administrators are implementing innovative learning strategies with fidelity. Through their actions, I can collect evidence to show efficacy while curating exemplars I can share in my presentations. No matter where I go, I get the same message from educators on their desire for practical strategies.

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Work hard, play hard: One teacher’s journey implementing gamification all YEAR long

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Matt Armstrong, a 7th & 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher in Erie, IL. Matt strives to make history relevant and engaging for his students, and gamification is just one of the ways he tries to do so. You can reach out to him by email at marmstrong@ecusd.info or follow him on Twitter […] The post Work hard, play hard: One teacher’s journey implementing gamification all YEAR long appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Support Summer Network Upgrades with Configuration and Deployment Services

EdTech Magazine

Networks are the technology backbone of teaching, learning and running a K–12 school. With so many functions relying on this connectivity, it can be difficult to find the time to shut down the network for necessary upgrades. Many schools target summer break to make these changes, but the reality is that “summer break” is a period of only six weeks and is often even shorter than that at the secondary level.

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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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Charting Your Course: Micro-credentials Can Support Personal and Professional Development

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials can expand your personal and professional development, be combined to create a custom learning path, and can even kickstart a lifelong learning experience.

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Key Digital Innovations for Today’s Education Professionals

Ask a Tech Teacher

6 Key trends in education to be looking at, from the Ask a Tech Teacher team: Key Digital Innovations for Today’s Education Professionals The digital transformation is underway, and while its impact on society is undeniable, education is among the most disproportionately affected areas. It’s not just about ditching blackboards for tablets – education today is undergoing a paradigm shift in teaching methodologies.

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4 Ways K–12 Tech Teams Can Share Responsibility for Cybersecurity

EdTech Magazine

Cybercriminals are relentless in their efforts to gain access to as many organizations’ critical infrastructure systems or precious, confidential data as possible. This is especially true for the education sector, where school district data is essentially low-hanging fruit that can be sold on the dark web. Everyone has an important role in playing defense against cybercriminals.

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These 6 Core Tenets Power Inclusive Education R&D at Digital Promise

Digital Promise

Learn more about the six core tenets of Inclusive Innovation R&D that are foundational for school and community-based innovation to emerge.

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8 Time Management Tips For Dissertation Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s that time of hear when a lot of college students are writing dissertations as part of academic requirements. This is a daunting task but there are rules–suggestions–that will make it easier. The Ask a Tech Teacher team has a short list: 8 Time Management Tips For Dissertation Writing Embarking on the journey of writing a dissertation is a significant academic undertaking.

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Opening Doors: Collaboration Brings Personalized Learning to Life

Education Elements

Implementing personalized learning across an entire school district is an ambitious undertaking. It requires a dedicated investment of time and resources, but the potential benefits for student learning are undeniable. One of the biggest challenges is prioritizing thoughtful professional development for educators amid many competing priorities in districts.

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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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Wi-Fi 6E Access Points: Why the Aruba 635 Makes Sense for Schools

EdTech Magazine

In the wireless technology industry, the year 2020 saw the biggest release of wireless band for unlicensed use since the advent of Wi-Fi in 1989, opening the 6GHz spectrum and more than doubling the available bandwidth for wireless traffic. Wi-Fi 6E was the first standard to take advantage of the wide-open space provided by this new wireless spectrum.

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How Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Improved Its Educators’ Job Satisfaction and Career Trajectories

Digital Promise

The post How Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Improved Its Educators’ Job Satisfaction and Career Trajectories appeared first on Digital Promise.

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How do you teach the hard to teach class? Watch the video.

Ask a Tech Teacher

How do you teach the hard to teach class? Differentiate This video is from a series I taught for school districts. It is now available for free, here on Ask a Tech Teacher: This series includes videos on: Flipping the classroom Using backchannel devices A focus on strategies Tech tools Alternative tools Collaboration Author doers BYOD Assessment isn’t static The 20% rule Class warm-ups Gamification of education Copyright ©2024 askatechteacher.com – All rights reserved.

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Social Entrepreneurship Unit with Elementary Students (2024): A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

This is my 3rd time doing this project with my gifted learners, grades 4th through 6th. It was one of my favorite units. ever, and from their reactions, I believe it was one of theirs, too. I call it a perfect STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) unit. The first part of this post explains some of the rationale for this project, and the second part describes the unit, itself.

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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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Review: LG’s CreateBoard Powers Collaboration with Cutting-Edge Technology

EdTech Magazine

In the rapidly evolving landscape of educational technology, finding tools that seamlessly integrate into the classroom environment while enhancing the learning experience is vital. That’s where the LG CreateBoard’s 4K ultra high-definition touch-screen display comes in. The LG CreateBoard offers a compelling solution for K–12 classrooms seeking to integrate cutting-edge audiovisual technology.

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What Would It Take to Attract Gen Z to Teaching?

Edsurge

With interest in the teaching profession waning and enrollment in teacher preparation programs reaching historic lows, all eyes are on the next crop of students — tomorrow’s prospective educators — to make up the deficit. Today’s high school and college students are part of Generation Z, a group of people who range in age from 12 to 28, and have characteristics, attitudes and aspirations that distinguish them from prior generations.

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How to Track My Child’s Location

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now that so many children carry smartphones, do you track your child’s location? If you’re worried that’s akin to spying on them, read on. The Ask a Tech Teacher team has background, pros and cons, and more to help you come to a go-nogo decision: Reasons Techniques Best approaches Emergency readiness Supervising Communication and trust Educating your child Addressing privacy concerns Importance of parental controls How to Track My Child’s Location In today’s world,

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Tackling Tech Pathway Challenges: AERA Debut Ignites Fresh Opportunities

Digital Promise

The post Tackling Tech Pathway Challenges: AERA Debut Ignites Fresh Opportunities 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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Three Questions to Consider for a Successful Transition to Wi-Fi 6E

EdTech Magazine

Wi-Fi 6E, an extension of Wi-Fi 6, comes with faster speeds, lower latency and more network security, to name just a few of its features. Therefore, it’s no surprise school districts are adopting it. In fact, 1 in 3 Wi-Fi 6 device shipments are expected to be Wi-Fi 6E in 2025. That said, Wi-Fi 6E might not be rightsized out of the box for every organization.

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The Impact of Inclusive STEM Education

Edsurge

STEM identity can last a lifetime and help students thrive in school, future careers and life. Inclusive STEM programs widen job opportunities for the growing technology sector, support students in building digital literacy skills and empower young people to become creators — not just consumers — of technology. Educators face the challenge of engaging students in STEM amidst limited resources.

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Strategies To Help Students Retain What You Taught Them

TeachThought - Learn better.

15 Reflection Strategies To Help Students Retain What You Just Taught Them by Terry Heick Reflection is a natural part of learning. We all think about new experiences–the camping on the car ride home, the mistakes made in a game, or the emotions felt while finishing a long-term project that’s taken months to complete. Below I’ve shared 15 strategies for students to reflect on their learning.

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4 educator reflections on the 2023-2024 school year

eSchool News

Key points: Student engagement and achievement remain paramount for educators 4 ways to encourage play in education Educators love their edtech, but want more training For more news on teaching, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching hub The end of the school year naturally inspires a period of reflection among educators, particularly as we close the door on a year that saw challenges around equity, continued learning gaps, and uncertain funding with ESSER’s impending expiration.

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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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The story of how one college abruptly closed — and kept everyone in the dark

The Hechinger Report

The students were the last to know. On April 29 – just a week before finals – Wells College announced that it would close. The last-minute decision by the 156-year-old liberal arts college in upstate New York sent students rushing to find new colleges for the fall. And it threw newly accepted students, who had already put down deposits, into a frantic scramble to see if the colleges they had turned down would take them back.

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Is Student Absenteeism a Growing Problem at Colleges, Too?

Edsurge

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of children regularly miss elementary, middle and high school. Is the same pattern of absenteeism playing out at colleges, too? If so, what’s driving the trend? And what can professors and higher ed leaders do about it? To find out, EdSurge interviewed Terri Hasseler, a professor in the Department of History, Literature, and the Arts at Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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Canva – How to Turn Your Selfie into a Sticker: A Fun and Easy Guide

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Turn your selfie into a sticker. Create engaging lesson tutorials or student projects with Canva. The post Canva – How to Turn Your Selfie into a Sticker: A Fun and Easy Guide appeared first on Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler.

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Beyond the visible: Recognizing and accommodating invisible disabilities

eSchool News

This post on accommodating invisible disabilities originally appeared on CoSN’s blog and is reposted here with permission. Key points: There are accommodation challenges in areas such as technology and infrastructure DEI in action: eSN Innovation Roundtable How your school’s design can promote equity through access For more news on DEI, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership hub The concept of accessibility for individuals with disabilities has been an evolving journey, significantly pro

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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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OPINION: Black principals play a key role in transforming education. We need more of them

The Hechinger Report

Although state and local leaders are building comprehensive plans to increase the number of Black teachers, few plans include the recruitment of more Black principals, who play a critical role in Black teachers’ development. Only 10 percent of public school principals nationwide are Black , which helps explain why hiring and retaining Black teachers has been so problematic.

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Beyond Devices: A Tech Leader's Advice to Building School Community

Edsurge

As you enter today's classrooms, it's clear: Technology isn't just a tool, it's the driving force behind vibrant communities, shaping how students learn and teachers connect. Many students have access to technology in their classrooms, but the true challenge lies in harnessing resources effectively to enhance learning and build stronger, more resilient communities.

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The Power of Our Words: Building a Better World by Leading with Influence, and Nurturing Relationships Across Generations

American Consortium for Equity in Education

In a world too often measured by tangible achievements, we frequently underestimate the impact of the intangible – our words. Yet, words possess a power to uplift spirits and inspire greatness. This reality encompasses every relationship in our lives, with Keep Reading The Power of Our Words: Building a Better World by Leading with Influence, and Nurturing Relationships Across Generations The post The Power of Our Words: Building a Better World by Leading with Influence, and Nurturing Relationsh

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Amid burnout, teachers are ready to embrace AI

eSchool News

Key points: Many teachers who use AI found it helpful in addressing pain points at work An alarming number of educators are jumping ship Key strategies for education leaders to boost morale For more news on teacher burnout, visit eSN’s SEL & Well-Being hub As the 2023-2024 school year comes to an end, K-12 teachers in the U.S. are widely experiencing strain at work, with 35 percent of U.S. educators reporting burnout on most days, leading to absenteeism and a decline in instructional q

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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.