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AI and Education: What are the Goals?

EdNews Daily

By Kiran Kodithala In our lifetimes, the most important technological advancements may arguably include cellular phones, the internet, and digital payments, each revolutionizing how we communicate, access information, and conduct transactions. The advent of smartphones has further intensified these effects, making these technologies indispensable in daily life.

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Cultivating Lifelong Learners: How to Support Personalized Teacher Growth

A Principal's Reflections

Imagine a classroom buzzing with engaged students, actively constructing knowledge and diving deep into topics that spark their curiosity. This vibrant learning environment does not just happen by chance. It thrives under the guidance of a passionate, skilled educator who is constantly evolving alongside their students. However, like their students, teachers need personalized growth opportunities to stay engaged, motivated, and effective.

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Computer Science: What Schools Need to Know to Teach It Today

EdTech Magazine

Students can build many skills when learning computer science, beyond the ones typically taught in traditional computer science classes. They can learn pattern recognition, problem-solving through debugging, and even project management as they break down a problem into its requisite parts and test and implement solutions. All of these skills can benefit students in a wide variety of jobs, whether related directly to technology or not.

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What’s a Backchannel and Is it Right For Your Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

A backchannel refers to a secondary, often informal, communication channel that runs parallel to the main communication channel. In the classroom, it provides students with an outlet to: ask questions when the teacher is talking–isn’t at a lesson point where she can pause engage in conversation with other students without disturbing the class add comments to a conversation even after the class has moved on in the lesson plan.

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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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AI Webinar: Artificial Intelligence in the Educational and the Learning Landscape

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Artificial Intelligence is the topic of conversation for anyone who cares about learning, scholarship, and the future of our world, and rightly so. The job losses are supposed to be staggering. The World Economic Forum predicted in 2020 that AI would take away 85 million jobs ; however, this powerful phenomenon would create 97 million new jobs.

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Vocabulary Haiku: A Creative Approach to Deeping Understanding of Academic Vocabulary

Catlin Tucker

Written by Noelle Gutierrez Educators know the importance of academic vocabulary instruction. Student knowledge of academic words and phrases has a direct impact on their ability to acquire and comprehend information, which is why it should be a part of every subject area and class. As an instructional coach and administrator, I regularly observed teachers providing direct instruction using explicit vocabulary routines.

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#9: How to Look Like a Photoshop Pro–in Fifth Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before trying this lesson, start with Photoshop for Fifth Graders: The First Step is Word, Autofixes , cloning , and cropping. Don’t worry. It’s not hard–just the basics. Ready? Let’s start with what Adobe Photoshop is–a grown-up KidPix, and the default photo-editing program for anyone serious about graphics. This series of projects (available in 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom Volume I ) introduces students to a traditionally-challenging program in an easy to understand

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How Can Educational Leaders Strengthen Digital Equity in an Age of AI?

Digital Promise

The post How Can Educational Leaders Strengthen Digital Equity in an Age of AI? appeared first on Digital Promise.

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What New Research Says About Fostering a ‘Sense of Belonging’ in Classrooms

Edsurge

When some students hit an obstacle in school or college, they can take it as a sign that this whole education thing just isn’t for them. That can especially be the case for students who are racial minorities. That can be true with challenges like glitches in the federal financial aid forms or a student registration system, says Greg Walton, a psychology professor at Stanford University.

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Girls Who Game Brings Cultural Preservation to San Carlos Apache Tribe

EdTech Magazine

In an ongoing effort to tackle inequities in digital skills and science, technology, engineering and math fields, Dell Technologies introduced its Girls Who Game program to San Carlos Apache Tribe students in Arizona’s San Carlos Unified School District No. 20. Girls Who Game, which was started in 2019 in partnership with Microsoft and Intel, has grown to include more than 75 clubs around the world.

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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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Keyboarding Pedagogy

Ask a Tech Teacher

Keyboarding for Youngers A while ago, I participated in an online discussion about keyboarding for kids. The host thought it would be a yawner, but any tech teacher knows keyboarding is a controversial subject. In my classroom, it’s the most-asked question from parents, concerns like: When do students start? What are some of the developmental considerations about keyboarding?

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Shifting Education with Learning Pathways: New White Paper Examines Portrait of a Graduate

Digital Promise

The post Shifting Education with Learning Pathways: New White Paper Examines Portrait of a Graduate appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Can AI Aid the Early Education Workforce?

Edsurge

Since ChatGPT was released in November 2022 and exploded into public discourse, the emergence of generative AI tools has been met with both excitement and concern, across virtually every industry, ideology and age group. Today, the use of this technology in education settings is underway, and states are even beginning to release guidance on how to navigate AI in schools.

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More High School Students Are Getting a Jump on College Credits Now

EdTech Magazine

At Fort Smith Public Schools in Arkansas, a dual-enrollment program offers high school juniors and seniors the chance to get a head start on their collegiate careers. “Our students get hands-on learning and career readiness” in fields where studies have identified local workforce shortages, says Gary Udouj, director of career education and district innovation at FSPS.

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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 Tip #5: Where Did the Taskbar Go?

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: Where Did the Taskbar Go? Category: PC, Keyboarding Q: Some programs hide the taskbar when they open.

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What Choice Do We Have? [On School Choice]

The Jose Vilson

Here’s something I never got to tell you. About seven years ago, I wrote this post that went viral. I didn’t expect to see some popular public intellectuals sharing it with their audiences, and other public figures rebuking me publicly, either. Yes, the leader of the schools would try to reach out to me as did a few of his people. (I didn’t respond, but I did write another post about Capital Prep Harlem and another post in response to that.

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Learning Designers Call for More User Testing of Edtech Products and Teaching Materials

Edsurge

These days there’s a wave of new edtech products hitting the market, and teachers and professors are increasingly making teaching videos and other materials for their classes. But one group is often left out of the design process: students. “Many educational products are never shown to students until they have already been designed,” said Elliott Hedman, a consultant who works with edtech companies, in a talk this month at the SXSW EDU festival.

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Maximize Your Podcasting Setup with the Best Microphone Boom Arm

TeacherCast

Microphones are essential for podcasting, and a good boom arm helps keep the workspace organized and ensures optimal microphone positioning. RODE offers the premium PSA1+ with smooth operation and adjustability. The more affordable PSA is praised for its sturdy build and versatility, making it a great choice for budget-conscious creators. Elgato provides the Wave Mic Arm for extensive reach and adjustability, while the Low Profile Mic Arm is suitable for compact workspaces.

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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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4 keys for unlocking student curiosity and critical thinking

eSchool News

Key points: Educators can use students’ innate desire to learn for deeper classroom engagement Friday 5: Strategies to promote student success Insights from educators: Priorities for 2023-2024 For more news on teaching trends, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching hub As an educator, I have always been fascinated by my students’ innate curiosity. From an early age, they have an insatiable desire to learn.

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8 Ways to Create AI-Proof Writing Prompts

techlearning

ChatGPT and other AI tools are smart but I’m smarter. okay maybe not, but these are strategies for writing AI-proof writing prompts that I’ve used effectively in my classes.

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Unlocking the Power of Creativity and AI: Preparing Students for the Future Workforce

Edsurge

Teaching creativity and creative thinking in K-12 has always been valued but often challenging to implement. Many standards and curricula don’t call out creativity explicitly, and teachers aren’t often trained on how to teach and assess creative thinking. As such, many students enter college and the workforce not having enough practice in key critical thinking skills that they need to be innovative problem-solvers and effective communicators.

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Curbing private equity’s expansion into child care

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Early Childhood newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about early learning. Last week the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a child care bill that would significantly expand state investment in child care. Less publicized: The bill also includes provisions that could make it harder for private equity-owned child care providers to expand significantly in the state.

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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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How edtech is transforming bilingual education in the U.S.

eSchool News

Key points: Smart policy decisions are needed to support bilingual education 5 practical ways to support English learners in the classroom 3 things to consider when designing digital learning experiences For more news on learning with edtech, visit eSN’s Digital Learning hub Millions of students within the United States public school system are non-native English speakers.

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Books to Help Students Explore Body Image

MiddleWeb

As students experience physical and emotional changes as part of adolescent development, body image can become a complex and sensitive topic. Reading books that explore body image can help. Kasey Short shares some favorite titles and questions for reflection and discussion. The post Books to Help Students Explore Body Image first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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As a Principal, I Thought I Promoted Psychological Safety. Then a Colleague Spoke Up.

Edsurge

A few months ago, an assistant principal at my school gave me feedback I wasn’t prepared for. This colleague, who I manage, shared that during a recent meeting I had facilitated, my tone made them feel psychologically unsafe. Their words, and the description of their experience in the meeting left me stunned, confused and disappointed in myself. I kept thinking, “Me?

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PROOF POINTS: Only a quarter of federally funded education innovations benefited students, report says

The Hechinger Report

An early warning and intervention system, called BARR, pictured above, was one of the most successful education interventions to come out of the Department of Education’s research and development program that issued $1.4 billion in grants between 2010 and 2016. Credit: Staff/ The Hechinger Report Education journalism is chock full of stories touting some brand new idea that could fix schools.

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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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Friday 5: How esports engages students

eSchool News

Key points: Esports programs are inclusive and offer students learning opportunities How scholastic esports opens up college pathways How to build diversity, equity, and inclusion with scholastic esports For more news on esports, visit eSN’s Digital Learning hub Academic esports programs aren’t simply a group of students sitting in a classroom playing video games.

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4 Proven Strategies for Teaching AI to Girls – and Anyone

techlearning

Simple strategies for effectively teaching AI to girls from Tara Chklovski, Founder and CEO of Technovation, and Shanika Hope, Director of Tech Education at Google

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Playful Pedagogy: Gamer Types and Board Games for Inclusive Learning

Edsurge

Educators often find themselves exploring innovative approaches to enhance student learning, and one particularly creative pathway is integrating games and playfulness into the learning environment. Navigating this terrain requires a delicate balance, ensuring that the joy and engagement of games enhance rather than detract from educational objectives while aiming to foster an inclusive and responsive pedagogy.

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Germany, known for sorting kids into college and vocational tracks, takes a more flexible approach

The Hechinger Report

COLOGNE, Germany — Neriman Raim, a 16-year-old student in this northwestern German city, thought that after finishing school she’d want to work in an office. But two years ago, she did a two-week internship in an architect’s bureau, and it was tedious. Later, a placement working with kindergarteners led her to consider a career as a teacher — but not of kids this young.

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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.