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Choosing an Edtech Framework

A Principal's Reflections

When it comes to technology in education, there is a natural tendency to see it as just another thing that somebody must do. In other cases, it is viewed as being more work. Let me tackle the second issue first. When we try implementing anything new, there is always a learning curve. It is important to remember, though, that the time and effort put forth will reap the rewards when it comes to improving practice and, in turn, learning outcomes.

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10 Ways to Use EdTech to Elevate Learning

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, it is important to prepare students to be proficient with technology. However, "paperless is a pedagogy." Focusing solely on replacing traditional resources with digital ones risks overlooking the true potential of EdTech. Instead, we should shift our focus towards leveraging educational technology to elevate learning experiences for our students.

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Why Great Teachers Can’t Be Replaced by a Bot

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tonight was indeed a highlight of my educational career. My student, Eric, named me his STAR Teacher. He is a fine young man, and going on this journey with him has been an honor. Such a joy! But as I listened ( and live Tweeted ) the comments made by students about their STAR teachers, some common elements kept coming up about the STAR Teachers as being: Passionate about their subject A person who sees students as p

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Should You Take the Plunge and Learn Web Development Online?

EdTech4Beginners

You may be interested in learning web development, and wondering if taking the plunge and learning online is the best way to go about it. The short answer is yes! Learning web development online can be a great way to get started in this field with minimal time, money and effort invested. With the right resources and guidance, you can learn the fundamentals of web development quickly and effectively.

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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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Breaking With the Past: Embracing Digital Transformation in Education

Digital Promise

The post Breaking With the Past: Embracing Digital Transformation in Education appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Integrating Research-based Strategies into the Design of Educational Technology to Support All Learners

Digital Promise

The post Integrating Research-based Strategies into the Design of Educational Technology to Support All Learners appeared first on Digital Promise.

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4 resources to differentiate computer science instruction

eSchool News

Differentiating instruction is not a new approach to bridging the varying learning styles of students with different backgrounds and learning abilities. For years, educators have strategized how to differentiate instruction in math, ELA, and science. Countless articles and books offer best practices for differentiation in those subjects, but comparatively, very little has been written about differentiating computer science instruction.

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How Augmented Reality Creates Interactive and Engaging Classrooms

Kitaboo on EdTech

We all remember Pokémon Go, don’t we? It gained the attention of millions all around the world soon after its launch. The reason for its immediate success was the ability to use Augmented Reality, smartly. While the makers of the game enjoyed attention, the world was introduced to the potential of Augmented Reality (AR). Today, various sectors are using AR to capture people’s imagination.

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Master the Art of Remote Learning: Essential Tools and Techniques for Achieving Excellence

EdTech4Beginners

Remote learning has become an essential part of education in the 21st century. With the advancement of technology, people can now access information from anywhere in the world, making remote learning more accessible than ever before. For instance, it is very easy nowadays to apply for an Ed.D degree online and study successfully regardless of your current location.

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How to Teach Better: Master Reading Differentiation Strategies

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter This podcast with Jennifer Seravallo is dedicated to helping reading teachers improve their teaching methods by providing practical tips and in-depth insights into differentiated reading strategies. If you're a reading teacher looking for ways to make your teaching more effective, you're in the right place.

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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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#32: How to Use Art to Teach Grammar

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great lesson that uses every child’s innate love of color to learn grammar. All you need is MS Word or Google Docs), a quick introduction to the toolbars and tools, and about 25 minutes to complete. If you’re the tech lab teacher, this gives you a chance to reinforce the grammar lesson the classroom is teaching and teach tech skills students need (click to enlarge): From Structured Learning’s Tech Lab Toolkit Volume I Copyright ©2023 askatechteacher.com – All rig

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What Are KOSA and COPPA and How Do They Impact K–12 Education?

EdTech Magazine

There was a flurry of activity on Capitol Hill as the 117th Congress wrapped up in December 2022. While some education-focused funding — such as the Child Care and Development Block Grant — made it into the omnibus bill, other K–12 legislation was cut. The Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) of 2022 and an amendment to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998 were two bills that congress took off the table to pass the omnibus bill.

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Guest Post: How We Can Reframe Edtech Selection to Promote Equity

Digital Promise

This three-part blog series, featuring guest authors from The Learning Accelerator and MA DESE OET , highlights the importance of centering equity in edtech selection. In this first post, the authors outline how they centered equity as they developed an edtech selection, implementation, and evaluation guide for school systems leaders. Technology in schools can be a critical tool in advancing equity.

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Grammarly Go Helps You Write Better Everywhere On the Web

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Does Grammarly use AI? It does now! I logged into Grammarly today and started seeing writing suggestions from the new Grammarly Go button. In fact, as I'm writing this post, the GO button is there and ready to offer suggestions. The Grammarly GO button will offer suggestions and, according to Mashable , uses the ChatGPT Generative AI Model.

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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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Tech Tips #170: Cover your webcam!

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is part of the 169 tech tips for your class-but this is a bonus, not included in the ebook, just for readers of Ask a Tech Teacher. If you follow this blog, you’ve seen it before, but it’s worth repeating. Feel free to grab the image and use it in your classroom: Tech Tip #170: Cover your webcam when you aren’t using it! I used to do this and forgot about it.

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How Can K–12 IT Teams Manage All Stages of the Device Lifecycle?

EdTech Magazine

Lifecycle services for devices start as soon as districts consider making a purchase. The experts at CDW can help administrators and IT decision-makers early in the planning process. These services can benefit all teams, no matter their size or expertise. CDW delivers white glove services to make managing the device lifecycle easier at every stage. Making a device purchase, especially for one-to-one programs, can require the assistance of numerous district teams.

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Five digital citizenship activities everyone should know about

Hapara

Listen to an audio version of this post: [link] Whether you teach elementary, core subjects or electives, making digital citizenship part of your instruction is essential for all of your learners. Our students use technology for learning, connecting with friends and entertainment. But it can be overwhelming at times, and it’s important to develop skills to navigate the internet in healthy and safe ways.

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How to Create Differentiated NGSS Science Lessons using Propello

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter NGSS Science Standards lessons require a high level of excellence. Additionally, science teachers often miss out on extra support for reaching their students who learn differently. For example, support to create leveled texts or differentiated experiences with science textbooks and materials can often be limited.

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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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How to Stop Hating Your Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Believe it or not, most computer problems are simple. I can say that because I’ve run a computer lab for almost ten years. I’ve seen just about every problem there is and have learned this: If you believe your life with computers is a constant state of civil unrest, you’d be right. Hardware The computer/monitor/keyboard/mouse doesn’t work Is the power cord plugged in?

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Disrupting Postsecondary Pathways Using Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The post Disrupting Postsecondary Pathways Using Micro-credentials appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Three Keys to Successful K-12 Strategic Plan Implementation

Education Elements

I’ve gotten into strength training recently. I never thought this would be the path for me, a cardio lover, but after a recent foot injury, I needed to step away from running and try something new. I explored apps and training plans, trying to find the right fit for my schedule and preferences. As a consultant who has helped dozens of districts design and implement strategic plans, I also knew I could apply some of the principles we use when supporting districts to my weightlifting journey.

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AI Productivity: Using the AI Assistant in Todoist

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Todoist has a new AI Assistant built into the tool that you can add to the program. After I installed the Todoist AI Assistant , I opened up the task “clean out the car” and asked it to generate subtasks. It specified subtasks which I added with a click. Then, I could assign dates or even set them up for habits.

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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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Human Body Websites for 2nd-5th Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my school, 2nd grade and 5th grade have units on the human body. To satisfy their different maturities, I’ve developed two lists of websites to complement this inquiry. I put them on the class internet start page so when students have free time, they can visit ( check here for updates) : 2nd-3rd Grade Place organs where they belong Blood Flow Body Systems Build a Skeleton Can you place these parts in the correct place?

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Using Powerful Technology to Advocate For Youth

Digital Promise

The post Using Powerful Technology to Advocate For Youth appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Exploring the Pros and Cons of Technology in K-12 Education

EdTech4Beginners

Nowadays, technology is ubiquitous in people’s lives, including K-12 education. Despite the technology’s undeniable benefits, teachers and school leaders must take into account the downsides of technology before incorporating it into the classroom. As such, an online Ed.D in K-12 education leadership has been created for educators who wish to pursue further studies as they need to thoroughly assess the components of K-12 education, including the integration of technology.

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Educators Need More Than Self-Care. They Need Self-Compassion.

Edsurge

It’s no secret that educators and school leaders endure a lot of stress, from managing classroom and school communities to monitoring staff and student morale. When that stress mounts, negative feelings can shift inward. Educators may even shoulder the expectation that they must solve every problem on their own. But there’s a way to handle that stress, and it begins with self-compassion.

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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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Online Reading for National Library Week

Ask a Tech Teacher

National Library Week is April 23-29, 2023. It allows us to promote our local libraries and their workers. Find more about here at the American Library Association. Because I know most of you online only, I thought I’d share my favorite online libraries with you (click here for updates to the list): For Children Aesop for Children –collection of fables Actively Learn –add PDFs of your choice to a library that can be annotated, read, and shared.

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Teacher Pay is Stupid

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Trying to compare teacher salary schedules is stupid. 30 years across 10 columns and how do you see how you compare state to state with such varied cost of living? I have created a spreadsheet to try to make these comparisons so we can really see why teacher pay is stupid. The post Teacher Pay is Stupid appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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How schools can respond to ChatGPT with inquiry-based learning

eSchool News

The rise of ChatGPT promises to bring simplicity to the more mundane tasks of human existence and has also revived with new fervor an enduring question of our education system: how do we adequately prepare students to thrive in the real world? How do we design worthy learning tasks, when artificial intelligence (AI) tools can do the work of a student in a fraction of the time and nearly none of the effort?

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How Students Use AI to Design Solutions for Their Community

Edsurge

Youth voice is vital in the development and implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) tools. Youth today are significant users of technology and have dominated AI-related conversations, so it’s essential to provide opportunities for them to design and problem solve the tools that are shaping their future. How can we empower youth to become key voices and leaders who actively shape and improve emerging AI technology, ensuring it positively impacts their communities?

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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.