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How Robots Are Helping Better K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

K–12 schools everywhere are facing challenges with staffing. Teacher shortages are making headlines across the country, but other departments are feeling the staffing strain too. Job openings persist, proving hard to fill, in IT, transportation, food service and other departments at K–12 institutions. While some schools have found relief in turning to outside services to ease the burden, one school district in Texas is making lemonade from the sour situation.

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Active Learning vs. Passive Learning: It’s All Active Learning

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Like many topics in education, the debate between “Active Learning” and “Passive Learning” relies more on philosophy than science and uses the word “learning” when what is actually being discussed is teaching. “Active learning” and “passive learning” are, in point of fact, defined and acknowledged as “instructional approaches.

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Empowering Students to Support Their School Communities Through Student Tech Teams

Edsurge

As schools increasingly incorporate technology into their classrooms, student tech teams become invaluable resources in supporting both students and teachers. They can assist with device management, troubleshoot technical issues and ensure that technology is effectively integrated into the learning process. These tech teams offer a unique opportunity for students to take on leadership roles and develop valuable skills like problem-solving, teamwork, communication and critical thinking, in additi

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Creativity in the classroom reduces burnout and improves well-being

eSchool News

Key points: Teacher burnout still permeates nearly every aspect of education Teachers who integrated creativity into the curricula reported lower levels of burnout and stress for themselves and their students See related article: This key strategy can help boost teacher well-being immediately This article originally appeared on Adobe’s blog and is reposted here with permission.

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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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New Certification Recognizes Credentialing Technologies that Support Learners’ Journeys

Digital Promise

New learner centered product certification signals to consumers that the LER technology supports diverse learning transition experiences

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20 Things Teachers Can Do with Lightspeed Systems Classroom Management

Lightspeed Systems

With the mass proliferation of digital learning tools in recent years, digital distractions run rampant. Educators need to ensure students use them properly to advance their learning. Classroom management apps help with that, offering teachers visibility into students’ online activity so they can spot students who are getting off-task or struggling to keep up with their peers.

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A New Device Could Help Students with Disabilities Navigate Technology

EdTech Magazine

A new tongue-operated device could mean K–12 students with disabilities who can’t use other types of assistive technology can still work with laptops, tablets and other classroom tools. MouthPad, a custom-fitted interface that attaches to users’ upper teeth like a retainer, functions somewhat like a trackpad. The Bluetooth-enabled device uses sensors to convey directional commands.

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Teacher’s Practice of Teaching Critical Thinking Through Essay Examples

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching Critical Thinking Through Essay Examples: Unlocking Minds We’re exploring a fun classroom adventure where teachers teach us to think carefully and write good essays using examples. Get ready to go on an interesting trip through the world of education. We’ll see how these great teachers turn simple essays into smart thinking tools.

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Introducing Aspire Change EDU

A Principal's Reflections

I often get asked both through social media and in person how to become a consultant. For various reasons, educators are enamored by the keynoting circuit, facilitating presentations at both national and international events, and coaching in school systems. Initially, I had to pause and reflect before responding as I wanted to be very clear on how my journey was more complex than it might seem.

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Genius Hour 2.0 with Lauren LaVelle

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In this episode of the 10 Minute Teacher podcast, host Vicki Davis sits down with Lauren Lavelle to discuss the transformative educational approach known as Genius Hour 2.0. Recorded live at ISTE, the conversation delves into how Genius Hour has been revamped and integrated into the sixth-grade curriculum, offering students a full-year exploratory course that goes beyond traditional learning.

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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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Make the Most of Data Storage in Google Workspace for Education

EdTech Magazine

Google made headlines last year when it imposed storage limits on the cloud applications in its Google Workspace for Education suite. Though K–12 schools were relatively unaffected by the change compared with higher education institutions, the news did cause many district administrators and IT leaders to re-evaluate their cloud storage usage and needs.

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The Power of I Used to Think…Now I Think

Catlin Tucker

Part III: Thinking About Thinking Series This is part three of a five-part series focused on using thinking routines to drive metacognitive skill building. Click here to revisit my last blog in this series on using the “Connect, Extend, Challenge” routine. To recap, metacognition is a cognitive ability that allows learners to consider their thought patterns, approaches to learning, and understanding of a topic or idea.

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8 Great Websites and Apps to Help Kids With Fractions

Ask a Tech Teacher

Fractions are not the easiest of math concepts to learn (or teach), yet are arguably one of the most oft applied to our daily lives. Teachers have long sought intuitive methods to teach fractions that are less frustrating than worksheets and more effective than rote drills. Luckily, there are a lot of online apps on offer that are accessible to students and make learning much easier than traditional methods.

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AI in VR and AR with Rachelle Dené Poth

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In this show, AR/VR guru Rachelle Dené Poth delves deep into the transformative potential of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the classroom. Fresh from her appearance on the ISTE mainstage, Rachell highlights the surging interest in immersive and emerging technologies.

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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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Six Attributes for Portrait of a Powerful Graduate

Digital Promise

Portrait of a Graduate describes skills and competencies within a community that contribute to a life of well-being, fulfillment, and economic security

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How to Improve Guest Experience in Hotels with Foldable All-in-One LED Displays

ViewSonic Education

While there are several strategies on how to improve guest experience in hotels, the use of LED displays is often overlooked. Over the years, however, LED technology has progressed exponentially offering unparalleled solutions. Foldable All-in-One LED displays offer a plug-and-play solution with easy transportation, hassle-free setup, and mind-blowing visuals.

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How Classroom Environment Shapes Understanding of Cause and Effect Relationships

Ask a Tech Teacher

How do teaching methods influence understanding? What can you do to make things work better in the classroom with simple fixes? Find the answers here. How The Classroom Environment Shapes Understanding of Cause and Effect Relationships Mastering cause-and-effect relationships in research is crucial for a student’s academic future and career. Having this knowledge, it would be easier to deal with assignments, homework, and life issues.

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50 Back to School Activities for Elementary Students

Waterford

When putting together lesson plans for the upcoming school year, it can be tempting to dive into reading and math curriculum from day one. There’s always so much to get through, and time seems in short supply. However, it’s worth making time for fun student back-to-school activities in your elementary classroom. If students can connect with their peers early in the school year, those positive relationships can make a world of difference throughout the year.

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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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Finding the Low Tech, High Impact Solution to Computational Thinking Instruction

Digital Promise

The post Finding the Low Tech, High Impact Solution to Computational Thinking Instruction appeared first on Digital Promise.

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How To Bridge The Gap Between ESL and Mainstream Teachers

EdNews Daily

It’s that time of the year again! Back to School! Being an ELL or Bilingual teacher comes with many gifts and challenges. What is one challenge you face the most in your professional teaching career? Many ELL teachers say lacking communication with mainstream teachers can be one of the most significant challenges they face in school. If you are an ELL, ESL, Bilingual or mainstream teacher do you find the lines of communication can be a barrier?

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Private ESL Tutoring: Your Pathway to English Proficiency

Ask a Tech Teacher

Learning a second language is a challenge, whether it be English, Russian, or any of the hundreds of world languages we find across the globe. You may need to do this because you’ve moved to a new country, because your job changed, or it’s a personal interest. The question becomes: How to make that happen? Do you immerse yourself? Use an app?

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Hoping to Get More of Their Teachers to Try AI, Students Organize a National Conference

Edsurge

Summer is a time for educators to do some learning, and there are plenty of conferences and workshops throughout the season. But one national event for teachers this month had a very unusual trait: It was started and organized by students. The free online conference, called AI x Education , aimed at getting teachers at colleges and high schools up to speed on the latest AI tools like ChatGPT, and to encourage them to try to use them this fall.

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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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3 Ways to Celebrate Your Students’ Creativity and Innovation This School Year

Digital Promise

The post 3 Ways to Celebrate Your Students’ Creativity and Innovation This School Year appeared first on Digital Promise.

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ChatGPT Teacher Tips Part 8 – Creative Writing

EdTechTeacher

Post by Tom Daccord [INTRO: A recent national report by the Watson Foundation found that teachers are using ChatGPT more than students and are using it to create new lesson ideas. To help out all of our teacher friends, we are offering a series of posts focused on practical ways that you can use ChatGPT to assist with your own lesson design! Each post will focus on a practical strategy for using ChatGPT and will include ideas for both elementary and secondary school teachers.

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What is Buncee and How Does It Work?

techlearning

Buncee can help educators by creating a space for varying forms of media to meet in one helpful spot

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The Power of Storytelling for Youth

Edsurge

For decades, a nonprofit group called The Moth has produced workshops, events and a popular radio show where people tell transformative stories from their lives. And in 2012, the group started working with high schools, coaching students to turn their stories into polished orations. This year the nonprofit has started sharing those student stories in a new spin-off podcast, called Grown.

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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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­­A wave of child care center closures is coming as funding dries up

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. Email Address Choose from our newsletters Weekly Update Future of Learning Higher Education Early Childhood Proof Points Leave this field empty if you’re human: In Hopewell, Virginia, about 20 miles southeast of Richmond, Juanterria Browne spends her days providing child care for children with dis

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Instructor Spotlight: Jonathan Rollins

EdTechTeacher

Who is Jonathan Rollins? Jonathan Rollins is a Science Teacher, Technology Coordinator, and Science Curriculum Coordinator at Ponaganset Middle School in North Scituate, Rhode Island. He has been teaching for over 18 years and has a passion for helping students learn. He is also an avid technology user and believes that technology can be a powerful tool for learning.

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Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Posters for Classroom

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Cultural diversity and inclusion posters for classroom is the topic of our blog post today! As a teacher, educator, and researcher with over 15 years of experience, I’ve long championed the importance of creating classrooms where every student feels welcomed and represented. The theme of cultural diversity and inclusion has been the focus of several of my previous posts, including explorations of diversity and inclusion books for kids , resources tailored specifically for teachers, and pra

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As Enrollment Lags, Colleges Send Acceptances to Students Who Haven't Applied

Edsurge

High school seniors across the country endure months of suspense as they await the arrival of college admissions decisions. In December, it's early decision, closely followed by early action. By mid-March, regular offers begin to roll in. This June, there was a new round of news for some high school seniors — one they weren’t even expecting. The State College of New York mailed roughly 125,000 high school students letters offering them direct admission to their local community college starting t

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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.