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Incorporating Monthly Giving Projects into STEM Curriculum: Inspiring the Next Generation of Philanthropists

Ask a Tech Teacher

Adding monthly giving projects to STEM classes helps students learn important skills like problem-solving and teamwork while also teaching them to care about their communities. For example, my class once built a website to raise funds for a local animal shelter, which taught us web development and the value of helping others. Sound interesting? The Ask a Tech Teacher team has ideas on how to incorporate giving into your STEM curriculum: Incorporating Monthly Giving Projects into STEM Curriculum:

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Student Voice as an Engagement Strategy

A Principal's Reflections

Imagine a classroom buzzing with curiosity, where questions fly like sparks and exploration thrives. Engaged learners are joyful learners. When students are genuinely invested, a sense of wonder takes hold. They delve into challenges with a smile, their eyes alight with the thrill of discovery. This joy of learning is contagious, fueling a classroom where knowledge isn't just absorbed; it's embraced.

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How Is Google Workspace for Education Digitally Transforming K–12 Environments?

EdTech Magazine

Google has been digitally transforming the education industry for 10 years since it launched Google Classroom in 2014. Now, more than 150 million students and educators rely on Google Workspace for Education. Replacing an existing software with something new takes more than just the financial investment; it also requires familiarizing users with a new way of doing things.

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Demonstrating Success with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

We first met Nakia, a student at Chilhowee Middle School in rural Benton, Tennessee, in 2018. “Polk County is one of the counties you don’t think about very much,” she said of her town of fewer than 2,000 people. “We’d look at another school that has technology, and we’re like, ‘Wow, I wish we had those possibilities.’” Those possibilities became a reality for Nakia and her classmates when Chilhowee became a Verizon Innovative Learning School in 2017.

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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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Navigating and Building Your Leadership Team: A Guide for New Superintendents

Education Elements

“Congratulations!” This is a common note sent via email and shared on LinkedIn as so many of my friends and colleagues transition into the first year of their superintendency on July 1 st. As I reflect on my 10+ years having the privilege of working alongside district leaders and observing what works and where some have experienced pitfalls, I want to share some thoughts on the importance of building your leadership bench.

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How to Teach Financial Literacy Using Real-World Examples

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teaching financial literacy to teens can be made more effective and engaging by using real-world examples, such as interactive apps and hands-on activities like budgeting classroom dollars or planning events within a fixed budget. For instance, when I was younger, my parents set up a “family bank” where I earned interest on my allowance, helping me understand the value of saving and managing money from an early age.

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AI Literacy: A Framework to Understand, Evaluate, and Use Emerging Technology

Digital Promise

The post AI Literacy: A Framework to Understand, Evaluate, and Use Emerging Technology appeared first on Digital Promise.

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AI Might Save Teachers Time. But What Is the Cost?

Edsurge

As an educator reading headline after headline about AI in education, it’s hard to not get lost in an existential tailspin to the tune of Billie Eilish’s “What was I made for?” (if AI can do all of this.) Integrating generative AI into education is complex. The field of AI is the Wild West right now — we’re working it out as we go. As an assistant professor of edtech, I often think about the implications of AI on teaching and learning, especially as I experiment with implementing various practic

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How Virtual Information Sessions Are Changing K-12 Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Virtual information sessions are reshaping K-12 education. How? For starters–making it more inclusive, effective, and dynamic. Read on for more ideas from the Ask a Tech Teacher team: How Virtual Information Sessions Are Changing K-12 Education K-12 education is undergoing a digital revolution. Schools across the USA are embracing virtual information sessions to enhance learning experiences and streamline communication.

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What School IT Leaders Should Focus on When Modernizing Applications

EdTech Magazine

There comes a time when a K–12 school’s software applications present more problems than solutions. Legacy applications often pose security risks, and it can become challenging for educators and staff to work efficiently with these tools. When that happens, IT must begin searching for modern technology applications that can support future growth and flexibility.

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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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Helping Teachers Connect Math and Science in Middle School Classrooms

Digital Promise

The post Helping Teachers Connect Math and Science in Middle School Classrooms appeared first on Digital Promise.

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What 40 Million Messages Tell Us About Parent-Teacher Communication

Edsurge

Something crucial was missing from classrooms over the past school year: millions of students who were part of the chronic absenteeism crisis that plagued districts large and small. Parsing education data into snack-sized servings. Could better communication between schools and parents alleviate the problem? That’s the theory one nonprofit has. It partnered with Google for a massive, AI-powered analysis of 40 million messages in its app to find how parents and teachers are exchanging information

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The Future of Online Learning: Benefits and Strategies for Educators

Ask a Tech Teacher

Online learning offers unmatched flexibility and accessibility, enabling both students and educators to manage their schedules effectively and break down geographical barriers. For example, as an online student, I was able to balance my studies with a full-time job, and as a teacher, multimedia elements and community through discussion forums made my virtual classroom more engaging and interactive.

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Outdoor Classrooms Help Learning Flourish

EdTech Magazine

Classrooms that support outdoor learning are hardly a new concept. Take California’s Corona Avenue School, designed by architect Richard Neutra in the 1920s and brought to life in 1935. It featured large glass windows on sliding walls that could be opened to expand the classroom for learning outside. The design inspired several other school architects to incorporate an easy connection to nature.

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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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Confused About Math? How One Expert Teacher Used Questions to Support Learning

Digital Promise

The post Confused About Math? How One Expert Teacher Used Questions to Support Learning appeared first on Digital Promise.

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AI Can Make Every Student an MVP: Here’s How

EdNews Daily

By Kiran Kodithala and Lee Lambert On February 4, 2018, the Philadelphia Eagles faced the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, an underdog team pitted against a dynasty. With 38 seconds left in the second quarter, the Eagles found themselves at the Patriots’ 1-yard line, fourth down. The decision here was critical; conventional wisdom might have called for a field goal to secure easy points before halftime.

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What Parents and Child Care Providers Want Their Elected Leaders to Know

Edsurge

Child care concerns have reached a boiling point for parents and providers, and it’s become increasingly difficult for families to afford essentials like health care and housing. Those are among the top findings outlined in a special anniversary report from the RAPID Survey Project at the Stanford Center on Early Childhood, which highlights data from a survey that asked caregivers of young children what they want their policymakers to know about how they are doing and what they need.

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What Is CDW’s Strategic Application Modernization Assessment?

EdTech Magazine

Most IT leaders understand the importance of modernizing their applications and data systems, but it can be daunting to find a place to start and map out the right process. According to a 2023 report from the IBM Institute for Business Value, 83 percent of North American IT executives say modernizing applications and data is central to the business strategy of their organizations.

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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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Decoding the Math Myth: Four Strategies to Support Autistic Students

Digital Promise

The post Decoding the Math Myth: Four Strategies to Support Autistic Students appeared first on Digital Promise.

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The Musician’s Rule and GenAI in Education

Iterating Toward Openness

Over four years ago I described what I called the Musician’s Rule. The key insight behind the Musician’s Rule can be grasped by reflecting on two short scenarios. Imagine what would happen if: a person with no musical training is given a $1M Stradivarius violin and asked to play it. a person with a graduate degree in violin performance and decades of experience playing in recitals and concerts is given a $30 middle school orchestra rental violin and asked to play it.

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Finding the Right Technology for Early Elementary Classrooms

Edsurge

I can still vividly recall the chaotic scene of introducing iPads into Kindergarten classrooms. Picture it: a room bustling with eager five-year-olds unaccustomed to center procedures and five iPads as the hottest commodity amidst blocks, dolls and traditional learning stations. What’s the Kindergarten version of the Hunger Games? Imagine that. Managing a technology rollout for littles felt tough, but the real challenge didn’t hit me until I had to engage with some of the apps intended for our s

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10 Strategic Ways To Maximize Your Next Conference Presentation For Your Audience

TeacherCast

Content Creators have spent considerable time crafting content, only to face the challenge of reaching their intended audience due to social media algorithms. This article provides tips for boosting visibility and engagement, including pre-conference promotions, leveraging LinkedIn, branding consistency, drip campaigns, post-conference follow-ups, and maintaining engagement post-event.

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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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Digital Promise Announces Nationwide Cohort to Address Chronic Absenteeism, Partnering With Communities on Innovative Solutions

Digital Promise

The post Digital Promise Announces Nationwide Cohort to Address Chronic Absenteeism, Partnering With Communities on Innovative Solutions appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Capstone expands PebbleGo suite to create active learning experiences in K-5 classrooms

EdNews Daily

For more than 30 years, Capstone has supported schools with engaging content through its print books, interactive eBooks, and award-winning PebbleGo curricular content hub. At ISTELive 24,Capstone will debut its newly expanded PebbleGo suite, featuring tools for active learning, content curation features, and other enhancements designed specifically for the classroom.

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My Daughter Doesn’t Need my Mother’s Math Education

MIND Research Institute

Last week, my daughter brought home a practice math test. She’s in the fourth grade, doing fractions. I watched her pretty successfully tackle 39 problems, using various procedures to add and subtract tenths and hundredths, convert these fractions into decimals, and then on the very last question she got stuck. Tony and Aisha both have containers. They use a marker to make tenths on their containers and fill each of them to a level of seven tenths with orange juice.

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Writing by hand improves outcomes for thinking & learning

Ascend Math

Writing by Hand Writing by Hand Blog by Marjorie Briley The post Writing by hand improves outcomes for thinking & learning appeared first on Ascend Math.

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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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Science teachers, math teachers, history teachers–we’re all reading teachers now

eSchool News

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters. I’m in my fifth year teaching science to fifth and sixth graders, but, like every other teacher at the K-8 charter school where I work, I also teach reading. Literacy is a foundational skill for learning new content and as an upper elementary science teacher, my soon-to-be middle schoolers have ideally made the vital transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.

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PROOF POINTS: Teens are looking to AI for information and answers, two surveys show

The Hechinger Report

Two new surveys, both released this month, show how high school and college-age students are embracing artificial intelligence. There are some inconsistencies and many unanswered questions, but what stands out is how much teens are turning to AI for information and to ask questions, not just to do their homework for them. And they’re using it for personal reasons as well as for school.

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From Rules to Reasoning: Why We Need Thinkers, Not Memorizers in Math Education

MIND Research Institute

Our math education system is at a crossroads. The traditional approach of teaching through memorization and rote procedures is no longer sufficient in preparing students for the complexities of the modern world. We need a major shift towards fostering genuine understanding and critical thinking. Last week, I experienced a vivid reminder of this necessity when I asked my 7th-grade son about his Algebra 1 class.

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WRITING BY HAND

Ascend Math

Writing by hand enhances memory, promotes motor skills, and encourages cognitive development. Read more about the research and findings.

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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.