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How AI’s ‘Endless Well of Patience’ Can Augment What Teachers Do


As the chief technology officer and assistant dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Education, Paul Kim spends more time than most pondering how artificial intelligence (AI) can impact education. He believes most educators don’t think about it enough, and those who do worry too much about it. “We’re We’re at a very early stage of understanding what AI can possibly do for us, especially in the education teaching system,” he says. “I I think the possibilities are huge.”

Cybersecurity measures educators can take for e-learning environments


E-learning technology is transforming how students learn, and these new opportunities bring plenty of benefits to the traditional classroom. Unfortunately, online learning also brings some security risks with it, and schools and teachers who embrace online learning will need to consider how they’ll keep their students safe while using this technology. As an educator, you will play a direct role in helping to keep your students safe while using this technology. Start with education and awareness.

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8 Ways To Create A Brain-Friendly Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

How can you create a classroom that works in a way the brain 'likes' to learn? The post 8 Ways To Create A Brain-Friendly Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Brain-Based Learning Resources Experienced Teacher Student Engagement

How Students Respond to Digital Media in the Classroom


In an increasingly digital age, adults aren’t the only ones affected by technology. Digital media has a tremendous impact on young minds — in fact, it’s transforming the education system itself. Gone are the chalkboards and allergy-inducing erasers of old classrooms. Now the walls are studded with touch-sensitive smartboards. High-tech projectors hang from the ceilings. Students receive personal devices, like a tablet or laptop, to use as part of the curriculum.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Actively Learn is a freemium online education platform that allows students to read a book (or some other document), make comments, answer questions posed by the teacher, and even collaborate with others. Quickly, it is becoming the close reading tool of choice for teachers because of its ease of use, differentiation of needs, depth of tools, and variety of resources. What is Actively Learn. Actively Learn is a high-functioning ereader for ELA, social studies, and science students in grades 2-12.

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3 Core aspects of a personalized learning platform


The availability of AI technologies, machine learning, robotics and so on is happening much faster than people might expect. We are not talking about some science fiction dream that is going to take 20 years to accomplish; almost all of these technologies are already available to various degrees in various industries, and they’ll go to the next level sometime in the next year, or in the next few years. Educational institutions need to keep up.

Prioritizing The Most Urgent Education Challenges

Digital Promise

Which education challenges are schools and districts prioritizing? Over the past two years, Digital Promise has engaged in a rigorous research process to surface common challenges being tackled in public schools around the country.

Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the most difficult skills to teach in school is problem solving. I can’t tell you how many kids–and parents–ask me, “How do I get an A.” ” My answer: “By thinking,” which oddly confuses them. We talk about what that means–problem solving, critical analysis, logical thinking–but often, that sounds hard to them–too hard. They want an easier way. Why is that?

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Use your school Google account to get 22 free Microsoft apps

Ditch That Textbook

Did you think Microsoft Office 365 was paid? Or your school Google account meant it was off limits? There's good news! Your school Google account can get you access to 22 Office 365 apps for free. Here's how.For a long time, it's seemed like there were two big camps in educational tech -- the Google […]. The post Use your school Google account to get 22 free Microsoft apps appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Record Video Directions and Maximize Your Minutes

Catlin Tucker

Few things are more frustrating than repeating yourself over and over. Yet, many of the teachers I work with repeat the same information and directions multiple times in a lesson. Sometimes this is the result of students who are distracted or not paying attention. Sometimes a student walks into class late and needs to know what to do. Other times a student may need to hear the instructions again because they got started, hit a bump, and need clarification.

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The Neurobiology Behind What Makes Coaching Beneficial for Teachers

Digital Promise

Today is International Coach Appreciation Day! Over the past decade, teacher coaching has increasingly attracted the interest of educational leaders. The years between 2000 and 2015 saw the number of instructional coaches in U.S. schools double. Decades of research documents the benefits of coaching for teachers, students, and school culture.

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How Technology Can Help Deepen Students’ Learning

EdNews Daily

By Kelly Bielefeld. One of our primary responsibilities as modern educators is to develop students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills so they’ll be able to adapt to the future labor market, which will include jobs that haven’t even been conceived of yet. In order to do that, we need to ensure that students regularly operate at the deepest levels of learning: analyzing, breaking things down, making connections, evaluating different situations, etc.

Subscriber Special: November–Discounts on Select Print Books

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Discounts on Select Print Books. Any of these books: $25.99. Kindergarten Technology Curriculum. 1st Grade Technology Curriculum. 3rd Grade Technology Curriculum. High School Technology Curriculum–Book 1. Ultimate Guide to Keyboarding: Middle School. All of these book are ordered and delivered through Amazon. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Tiffany Wycoff

Catlin Tucker

Is your teaching practice sustainable? The answer I hear most from teachers is “no.” Teachers enter this profession determined to do it all – design and facilitate lessons, communicate with parents, monitor and track student progress, provide timely feedback, and grade everything. This unsustainable approach leaves teachers feeling tired and disillusioned. Disappointment in our work lives can wreak havoc on our personal lives. But what’s the solution?

4 Principles of Early-Stage Ed-Tech Startup Hiring

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The co-founder of Swing Education says startups should prioritize shared values and look for confident decision makers when recruiting new employees. The post 4 Principles of Early-Stage Ed-Tech Startup Hiring appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy Hiring Startup

Helping Teachers Reach Every Student

EdNews Daily

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about the men and women who are creating today’s EdTech companies. By Kenna McHugh. Since its inception over 33 years ago, Reading Horizons focus is building the awareness of their educational products that center on the Reading Horizons Method. The method teaches children to read by providing training and direction instruction materials for teachers and individualized software instruction for students.

Creating Positive Learning Environments

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we lay out our rooms and organize our spaces, we can make our learning environments more positive spaces to interact, collaborate and work together. Today Kevin Stoller gives us ideas to make our learning environments more positive places to interact. Sponsor: The U.S.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Insecure Leaders Point Blame Everywhere but Themselves

A Principal's Reflections

There are many opinions as to what constitutes effective leadership , something that I have written about extensively over the years. However, my perspective is just from one lens. I often pose a question on what is it that great leaders do in the workshops I facilitate, and many consistent characteristics emerge. Some of the top responses where there is consensus include communicate, listen, innovate, have a vision, risk-taking, and focus on relationships.

Collaboration: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts dedicated to 21st skills and assessment. In this post, I wish to elaborate on collaboration. It seems educators and industry are all talking about the importance of student collaboration, but how are we facilitating and assessing this skill. I want to provide you some great reasons, ways, and resources to make this happen in your classroom, school, or district.

Three Strategies for Using Technology to Support Social-Emotional Skill Development

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke. In order to further our conversation about SEL and EdTech, I am building on the three strategies featured in “ How Can SEL & EdTech Work Together “: Three strategies for using technology to support social-emotional skill development : Have the conversations – Use and define a common language for social-emotional learning and make explicit connections to EdTech systems and projects.

5 Fast Ways to Give Positive Feedback

The CoolCatTeacher

Principal Meredith Akers shares how to motivate and encourage others From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Have you ever made the mistake of giving other people the kind of feedback you want to receive – but it just fell flat? For example, I’m a “word” kind of person and I can float on a compliment for days. However, some people I know are visual. Others like to hear a person’s voice.

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Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

A Year on the Road: 3 Factors for Successful Educational Change

Education Elements

“What’s it like in other schools? In other districts? In other states?” After eight years in the classroom as a math teacher and another seven as a school leader, I transitioned into a role at Education Elements just over a year ago in part because I wanted answers to those questions. The field of education has that head-down, just-keep-digging quality to it, where we’re so far down in our trenches that it often feels impossible to pause, lift one’s head, and get a sense of the landscape.

The Blend with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Tiffany Wycoff

Catlin Tucker

Is your teaching practice sustainable? The answer I hear most from teachers is “no.” Teachers enter this profession determined to do it all – design and facilitate lessons, communicate with parents, monitor and track student progress, provide timely feedback, and grade everything. This unsustainable approach leaves teachers feeling tired and disillusioned. Disappointment in our work lives can wreak havoc on our personal lives. But what’s the solution?

5 Technology Tools For Educators

EdNews Daily

Advances in classroom technology are making it easier than ever for educators to design engaging, interactive lesson plans, while also streamlining the administrative work that has become such a large part of their job. New types of technology are being utilized in the classroom every year. These five tools are some of the most popular. . Tablets. Students have been using laptop computers in the classroom for decades, and some schools even furnish them to students.

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

The CoolCatTeacher

Help Your Students Enter the U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM, STEAM, and design thinking are buzzwords in education today. In addition to true STEM projects, we also work to include the arts in all subjects. The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is the perfect contest for classrooms across the United States. Specifically, this art contest combines design thinking and the arts.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Today is National STEM/STEAM Day! Here are some great resources

Educational Technology Guy

STEM/STEAM Day falls on November 8. There’s no way around it: children are significantly better off with strong science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics skills. That’s why STEM and STEAM education programs are so important. It’s undebatable that these subjects push society forward, and these programs help to find fun and engaging ways to teach them to students, which is all worth commemorating. So, on November 8, we celebrate STEAM/STEAM Day!

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What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs


Stanford University recently published a study based on over 300 million test scores across 11,000 different school districts in grades three to eight—the largest directory of student test scores that has ever been published. The purpose of this study was to determine how educators can best improve educational opportunity for all children, particularly low socioeconomic status (SES) and marginalized students.

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How Project-Based Learning Is Helping Students Build 21st Century Skills

EdTech Magazine

How Project-Based Learning Is Helping Students Build 21st Century Skills. marquita.brown_tC0Z. Tue, 11/05/2019 - 10:51. Organizations face a growing skills gap — as noted by the World Economic Forum , more than half of employees will require “significant reskilling” in the next three years to meet 21st century expectations. .

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