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How to Explain Cybersecurity for Children

Ask a Tech Teacher

It is important for children to know how to be safe while navigating the digital landscape. It’s easy when teachers present cybersecurity topics properly. Here are ideas from the Ask a Tech Teacher team: How to Explain Cybersecurity for Children Cybersecurity plays a crucial role in our daily lives and will continue to gain importance. Educators can prepare students to protect themselves online.

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Personalize Your Strategic Plan: Meet the Needs of All Learners Through a Personalized Strategic Vision

A Principal's Reflections

The following is a guest post by Dr. Richard Schroeder. Many sayings show how important it is for an organization to have a strategic plan. Without a strategy, a goal is only a wish. A map is only useful if you know where you are. Without a strategic vision in place, a strategic plan is useless. All roads lead nowhere if you do not know where you are heading.

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As More AI Tools Emerge in Education, so Does Concern Among Teachers About Being Replaced

Edsurge

When ChatGPT and other new generative AI tools emerged in late 2022, the major concern for educators was cheating. After all, students quickly spread the word on TikTok and other social media platforms that with a few simple prompts, a chatbot could write an essay or answer a homework assignment in ways that would be hard for teachers to detect. But these days, when it comes to AI, another concern has come into the spotlight: That the technology could lead to less human interaction in schools an

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Mastering Gaming Monitor Response Times: A UFO Test Guide

ViewSonic Education

Ever heard of the UFO Test? If you’re imagining secret government missions or alien sightings, think again. This handy tool checks out how fast your monitor reacts, which is key to snagging that silky-smooth, lag-free gaming experience. Curious why it matters and how it can transform your monitor setup? Read on as we uncover the details and find out how the UFO Test can be your ace in the hole for gaming greatness.

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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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Introducing Renaissance Next: A Revolutionary Platform for Educators

TeacherCast

As educators, we are constantly seeking ways to enhance our teaching methods and better understand our students. This week at the ISTELive Conference, I had the opportunity to meet Eric Swanson, Senior VP of Product Management, Practice and Instruction, and Storey Sitwala, Senior Director of Product Management at Renaissance, to learn about a brand new The post Introducing Renaissance Next: A Revolutionary Platform for Educators appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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21 SAT/ACT Prep Online Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are popular online resources to prepare for ACT and SAT tests ( click for updated list ): Albert Online — lots of SAT practice exams, including subject areas. College Board Kaplan Test Prep Khan Academy reading-writing-practice Mindsnacks SAT Vocabulary –a big part of succeeding on the SAT essay is knowing the right word Number2.com –for SAT, ACT, GRE Perfect Score Project- -to prepare for SATs Prep Factory –for SATs, ACTs, other Quizlet –hundreds of SAT vocabulary prep flashcards UWorld S

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It’s Here! Educate AI Magazine is Now Available

EdNews Daily

It is here. Educate AI Magazine, an online magazine and website, is designed especially for K-12 educators, higher education instructors and administrators, workforce development and corporate training and re-skilling personnel. Now everyone can subscribe and have every issue delivered directly to their inbox. According to Joel Backon, editor in chief at Educate AI, “The Educate AI magazine and media platform are designed to support those who want to enhance learning through AI.

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How AI Detects Student Engagement to Transform Classrooms

Digital Promise

The post How AI Detects Student Engagement to Transform Classrooms appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Subscriber Special: 20% Discount on Foundational Materials

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing details on our blog ( Ask a Tech Teacher ) about Structured Learning resources to get your new school year started. These are often collected into back-to-school survival kits. Purchase one of those with the coupon code: Back-to-school Special Survival Kits 3xar9wzu Get 20% off listed price.

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K–12 Leaders Find Technology Helps Speed Physical Security Responses for All

EdTech Magazine

Like many school systems over the past several years, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District in California recently faced a spate of fresh security issues. Incidents of vandalism were up, and sometimes unauthorized individuals would camp on school property. MPUSD’s 20 schools already included hundreds of aging, networked IP cameras to help ensure physical security, but their usefulness had started to wane just when administrators needed a more reliable, flexible and adaptable solution.

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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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Embracing AI in Education: Enhancing Teaching and Learning

TeacherCast

In this technology-driven age, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing various sectors globally, and education is no exception. This powerful tool, when leveraged correctly, can enhance student learning and create engaging, interactive experiences in the classroom. However, it's important to remember that AI is not a magic wand. It cannot predict the future, understand emotions, or The post Embracing AI in Education: Enhancing Teaching and Learning appeared first on TeacherCast Education

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Pathways to Success: Co-Designing Micro-credentials and LERs for K-12 Learners

Digital Promise

Co-design sessions with Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) & Talladega City Schools around micro-credential and LER implementation

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What You Might Have Missed in June–What’s up in July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the past month: The Future of Online Learning: Benefits and Strategies for Educators How to Teach Financial Literacy Using Real-World Examples How Virtual Information Sessions Are Changing K-12 Education Incorporating Monthly Giving Projects into STEM Curriculum: Inspiring the Next Generation of Philanthropists How Cloud Security Empowers Online Learning Platforms How to Help Students Run a Genius Bar June is Internet Safety Month World Environment Day: Living Re

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ISTELive 24: Cybersecurity Is Like an Onion

EdTech Magazine

People are the weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity. A good defense-in-depth strategy for K–12 cybersecurity includes training staff and students on good cyber hygiene. Brad Stewart, former CTO of Lufkin (Texas) Independent School District, recalls that his district suffered a cyberattack because of unencrypted, sensitive files on an employee’s desktop.

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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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Why It Might Be Impossible to “AI-Proof” Written Assignments (and What We Can Do About It)

Iterating Toward Openness

A significant amount of time, effort, and resources go into training large language models (LLMs) to follow instructions. In fact, after the initial pre-training step, many models are specifically instruction-tuned in order to make them better at following instructions. If you’ve ever been poking around Huggingface and wondered why some models have “Instruct” in their name (like Llama-3-8B vs Llama-3-8B-Instruct), this is why.

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A taxonomy for using AI in education

eSchool News

Key points: Balancing innovation with ethical considerations will be key to leveraging generative AI Stay updated on the latest news about AI in Education Why AI in the classroom needs its own ‘doll test’ 70 years post-Brown For more news on AI in education, visit eSN’s Digital Learning hub No use of generative AI tools by students Partial ban of generative AI tools by students No comment or decision on the use of generative AI by students Allow for initial creation of prototypes, outlines

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We Honor July 4th in America

Ask a Tech Teacher

Like every year, I exuberantly celebrate America’s birthday. I’d say times are tough here in the US, but that seems to be true everywhere in the world. So, I won’t complain. I will enjoy the love of America as all of my international friends love their homeland. This one–Chris Stapleton–4 Million views since Super Bowl 2023: Here’s the feel-good video for all patriots.

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ISTELive 24: Get Started with Video Creation Projects for Students

EdTech Magazine

Allowing students to create videos to showcase their learning can more fully engage them in the lessons. While many of today’s digital natives come into the classroom knowing the basics of video creation, thanks to the medium’s popularity on social platforms, they often still need guidance from teachers to connect videography to learning. Tools from Microsoft and Adobe make it easier for K–12 educators to teach and incorporate video creation in their classes.

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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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AI is NOT Magic – The Need for Expertise

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

“Can’t AI just do that for me?” This question, echoing in teacher lounges and online forums, reflects a common misconception about the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in education. It’s tempting to believe that AI can magically generate lesson plans, assessments, or even entire curriculums with the click of a button. But the reality is.

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10 practical and actionable tips for summer learning programs

eSchool News

Key points: Students continue to struggle with post-pandemic learning loss Gamifying math and beating the summer slide How to balance summer break with summer learning loss For more news on the summer slide, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching hub Summer learning programs aren’t new, but in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and continued learning loss and student achievement gaps, these programs are on the rise.

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PROOF POINTS: Some of the $190 billion in pandemic money for schools actually paid off

The Hechinger Report

Reports about schools squandering their $190 billion in federal pandemic recovery money have been troubling. Many districts spent that money on things that had nothing to do with academics, particularly building renovations. Less common, but more eye-popping were stories about new football fields, swimming pool passes, hotel rooms at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and even the purchase of an ice cream truck.

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What Problem Does Technology Help Schools Solve?

TeachThought - Learn better.

by Terrell Heick Will robots replace teachers? I was asked this in an interview a years ago for Futurism and tried to offer up some abstract nonsense whose lack of clarity represented my own thinking: “Will artificial intelligence replace teachers? Will the students themselves replace teachers through self-directed learning, social/digital communities, and adaptive technology?

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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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Add Google Sites to Your EdTech Toolbox

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Why add Google Sites to your toolbox? Google Sites in your toolbox is a free website building tool that lives in Google Drive. The post Add Google Sites to Your EdTech Toolbox appeared first on Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler.

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5 edtech tools for the statistics teacher (and other teachers, too)

eSchool News

Key points: Classroom tech is essential–and these edtech tools are valuable math allies Learning in the digital age A new teacher’s perspective: Today’s best edtech resources For more news on edtech tools, visit eSN’s Digital Learning hub As technology continues to infiltrate and expand in our classrooms, teachers need access to high-quality, subject-relevant edtech tools.

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The Biggest Edtech Companies Are Going All In on AI. Here's Why

techlearning

Edtech is all about AI these days, from tech giants to startups and everything in between. We talked to some executives about the potential they see for AI technology and learning.

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OPINION: Colleges have to do a better job helping students navigate what comes next

The Hechinger Report

Higher education has finally come around to the idea that college should better help prepare students for careers. It’s about time: Recognizing that students do not always understand the connection between their coursework and potential careers is a long-standing problem that must be addressed. Over 20 years ago, I co-authored the best-selling “ Quarterlife Crisis,” one of the first books to explore the transition from college to the workforce.

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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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AI Study Exposes Unpredictable Responses of Models

Mark Smithers

The recent study on AI models has brought to light significant concerns regarding the unpredictability of their responses, especially when subjected to cognitive psychology tests. This research highlights a troubling tendency for large language models (LLMs) to exhibit human-like biases and inconsistencies, raising questions about their reliability and accuracy.

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Educator-parent communication doesn’t have to be a struggle

eSchool News

Key points: Improving communication serves to help students on their academic journey 5 ways to engage your school community with tech-powered communication School-home communication remains a challenge for many districts For more news on parents communication, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership hub When I think about the challenges and tribulations facing us as educators today, none are more urgent, in my opinion, than improving the communication links between educators and parents.

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Google Classroom: New Feature! | Mark as Missing!

EdTechnocation.com

Google Classroom just rolled out a new feature for teachers that I'm so thankful for! We can now manually mark a student's assignment as missing ! Continue reading to find out how this new feature works! As an avid Google Classroom teacher user, one of the most frustrating things I've had to deal with is when students turn in an assignment incomplete and before the due date.

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OPINION: Most preschool curricula under-deliver, but it doesn’t have to be that way

The Hechinger Report

There is a long overdue movement in states and districts across the country to update K-3 reading and math curricula to ensure they adhere to research-proven practices. However, this movement has a big blind spot: preschool. Close to half of all four-year-olds in the U.S. now start their formal education in a public preschool classroom, and this share is steadily growing.

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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.