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FETC 2024: What Happens if the Network Goes Down? K–12 Delves Deeper.

EdTech Magazine

The potential fallout from a cybersecurity breach is keeping K–12 IT teams up at night. The possibility of bad actors getting into and silently moving about school networks for months without detection has IT experts worried about student data loss, third-party risks, lack of leadership support for proper cybersecurity funding and even losing their jobs as a result.

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Curing Learning Indigestion – Three Solutions to Overly Full Plates

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark “Our district is currently doing a lot of work to implement STEM (or AI, new technology, etc.), and our teachers feel like they are constantly having things added to their plates while nothing is removed.” If we have heard that comment once in the past few years, we have heard it hundreds, if not thousands, of times. It is as if our education system has confused more with better.

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The Importance of Technical Translation Services

Ask a Tech Teacher

When most people want to translate a page, the easy solution is right-click and select “Translate” from the drop-down menu. Or, they might go to Google’s free “Translate” service. But there are a lot of reasons those may not be good choices. They aren’t particularly accurate with contextual understanding and they may not be as secure as you need.

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Why We Teachers Try Anyway

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching is hard. And over time, it can become very easy to let frustration and history cause you to stop trying. I know, I know. Yoda says, “Do or do not, but there is no try.” However, in this case, Yoda was wrong. In teaching, we certainly have many things we try.

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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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How Do You Find Edtech Tools that Take Educator Expertise Seriously?

Digital Promise

The post How Do You Find Edtech Tools that Take Educator Expertise Seriously? appeared first on Digital Promise.

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A Technologist Spent Years Building an AI Chatbot Tutor. He Decided It Can’t Be Done.

Edsurge

When Satya Nitta worked at IBM, he and a team of colleagues took on a bold assignment: Use the latest in artificial intelligence to build a new kind of personal digital tutor. This was before ChatGPT existed, and fewer people were talking about the wonders of AI. But Nitta was working with what was perhaps the highest-profile AI system at the time, IBM’s Watson.

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What Happens When Technology Fails? 3 Work-Arounds

Ask a Tech Teacher

Has this happened to you? You spend hours rewriting an old lesson plan, incorporating rich, adventurous tools available on the internet. You test it several times just to be sure. It’s a fun lesson self-paced lesson plan with lots of activities and meandering paths students undoubtedly will adore. Technology enables it to differentiate authentically for the diverse group of learners that walk across your threshold.

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How We’re Designing Culturally Responsive Discussions in World History Classrooms

Digital Promise

The post How We’re Designing Culturally Responsive Discussions in World History Classrooms appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Why Every Teacher Needs Their Community

ViewSonic Education

Starting as humble in-person gatherings, Teacher Communities have blossomed into global online platforms that break free from geographical constraints. As vibrant virtual hubs, they foster cross-cultural collaboration, letting knowledge and professional growth come to life. So, in a digital era where learning knows no limits, what possibilities await in an online teacher community?

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2024 National Educational Technology Plan Addresses Three Digital Divides

EdTech Magazine

The U.S. Department of Education released the highly anticipated update to the National Educational Technology Plan Monday. The 2024 NETP focuses on closing the digital use, access and design divides. “The Biden-Harris Administration has made bold investments aimed at closing the digital divide and ensuring all students can equitably access the latest digital tools and technology,” U.S.

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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 #41 Fix Computer with System Restore

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech situations, you get practical strategies to address many classroom tech situations. Today’s tip: Fix computer with system restore Category: Problem-solving Q: My computer no longer runs right. I downloaded the auto-updates to my PC and it hasn’t worked right since. What do I do? System Restore is a recovery tool for Windows that allows you to reverse certain kinds of changes made to the operating system.

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Impacting Instructional Strategies Using Feedback Loops

Digital Promise

Evaluating the effectiveness of instructional strategies requires a holistic approach and goes beyond data.

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Implementing a successful classroom management plan

Hapara

? Listen to an audio version of this post: [link] We all remember our first year of teaching. If yours was anything like mine, keeping learners focused and engaged wasn’t one of my stronger skills. In fact, I didn’t know how to implement a classroom management plan, let alone a successful one. That first year, my learners didn’t make much progress, and I was often stressed.

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FETC 2024: 8 Ways K–12 Schools Can Diversify Tech Leadership

EdTech Magazine

When selecting the best candidates for K–12 IT leadership posts, are academic credentials and technology skill sets the only things that matter? Not always. That’s what speakers on a diversity in leadership panel said at the Future of Education Technology Conference, going on this week at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. It’s a timely conversation.

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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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National Handwriting Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

National Handwriting Day is celebrated on January 23rd each year. It is a day dedicated to promoting the importance of handwriting and encouraging people to embrace the art of writing by hand. This day was established to honor the birthday of John Hancock, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, known for his prominent and stylish signature on the Declaration of Independence.

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How Digital Promise is Promoting Learning for Lasting Peace on International Day of Education

Digital Promise

For International Day of Education, Digital Promise reflects on how we’re promoting powerful learning that leads to well-being and fulfillment.

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Inside the Push to Bring AI Literacy to Schools and Colleges

Edsurge

Will AI literacy soon become as important a subject to teach in schools as reading, writing and math? Many education leaders think so, as ChatGPT and other new generative AI tools sweep into daily life. After all, it’s not every day that a technology comes along that is widely compared to the printing press in terms of how influential it could be. And there is an emerging push to bring AI literacy to schools and colleges.

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ViewSonic Furthers Its Ecosystem as a Service Model with Recent Release

EdTech Magazine

As K–12 schools continue to incorporate modern audiovisual tech into the classroom for a more impactful and engaging learning experience, the need for a smooth, integrated workflow has become increasingly apparent. It’s a challenge some ed tech companies are solving with an Ecosystem as a Service strategy. ViewSonic is one such company. Expanding on its EaaS product line, the recently released ViewBoard IFP52 2ED display offers greater ease of integration and security, both key benefits for teac

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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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Aligning Your District’s Initiatives: How to Achieve Coherence & Impact

Education Elements

Our schools operate at a rapid pace as they are dynamic environments with a number of moving parts. As leaders, we are continually attending to matters of teaching and learning, making sure our curricula are rigorous and standards-based, checking in on culture and learning outcomes using data to measure results…and much more. Undeniably, there is a long list of priorities.

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How We Created an Eco-Justice Fashion Show Driven by STEM and Innovation

Digital Promise

The post How We Created an Eco-Justice Fashion Show Driven by STEM and Innovation appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Why Some Students Feel Like They Can’t Excel In Math

Edsurge

Sabrina Colon, a first-year student at University of California, Merced, remembers when math first became a problem. She says she’s not a math person, but she was able to pass her high school math classes without too much trouble, earning Cs. But in college, where she’s a business major, calculus is proving insurmountable. It’s given her severe anxiety.

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The Magic of FETC: Celebrating Dynamic Learning and Classroom Innovation

TeacherCast

The FETC Conference is an annual gathering of educators and educational technology companies, showcasing dynamic learning and classroom innovation. It offers a wide range of sessions and workshops, covering topics such as creativity, coaching, presentations, and EDUProductivity. Attendees can bring back new teaching methodologies, tools, and resources to enhance student engagement and achievement.

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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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Unlock the power of student portfolios with Wakelet

Ditch That Textbook

Post sponsored by Wakelet Digital portfolios are a great way for students to demonstrate their learning, achievements, and growth in education. They can also help students keep track of their work even after they finish a class. But how can teachers and students create and manage digital portfolios easily and effectively? Answer: Wakelet (wakelet.com)What is Wakelet?

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Where Are They Now? How SEL Initiatives Are Growing In These Districts

Digital Promise

School districts who are part of a working group on SEL and learning differences share progress on their initiatives thus far.

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The Critical Power Skills Needed for the AI Era

Edsurge

If you’re reading this, you might have AI anxiety. A recent survey from EY research shows that 71 percent of employees with knowledge of artificial intelligence are concerned about it. Considering how AI has rapidly entered education conversations, teachers and administrators are certainly represented in this statistic. Feelings of AI anxiety are valid for a technology that brings so much change and uncertainty.

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How is a Successful Instructional Coaching Newsletter Created?

TeacherCast

Learn how to leverage your Instructional Coaches Newsletter to support not only your teachers, but your district strategic goals! The post How is a Successful Instructional Coaching Newsletter Created? appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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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.

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Are You More Savvy Than a Third Grader?

The Jose Vilson

A few weeks ago, I had no intention of doing anything outside of my regular family/work duties. No meetings. No calls. Nothing. But last week, LuzMaria informed me of a special request. An elementary school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan had some student journalists who wanted to interview me about my life and work. I hesitated for a bit because I wanted to barrage her with the usual questions about budget, time, and “Why are you doing that on my birthday WHEN YOU KNOW …”

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Reflections from Haiti: Our Partners Share Stories of Impact

Digital Promise

As Digital Promise’s pilot work in Haiti continues into its second year, our partners reflect on lessons learned.

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Why Schools Need a Social Worker for Teachers

Edsurge

I’ve been a school social worker for the last 15 years, so I am acutely aware of our nation’s mounting youth mental health crisis. I know that robust mental health and social-emotional support for students are non-negotiable in education and I applaud the new programs and resources designed to address this urgent challenge for our students. But what about the mental health of our educators?

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How To Collect Coaching Data and Create a Dynamic Data Dashboard

TeacherCast

Are you looking to streamline your Instructional Coaching program through the collection and analysis of digital data dashboards? The post How To Collect Coaching Data and Create a Dynamic Data Dashboard appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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Building the Foundation for a Modern K-12 Classroom

K-12 looks different these days. But one thing remains the same: you need a reliable learning platform that serves as the foundation for teaching and learning––for all students, in a variety of learning experiences. Discover how the Instructure Learning Platform supports today's K-12 classroom through: A central, consistent, connected hub of the digital learning environment.