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How Short-Staffed K–12 Teams Can Benefit from Device Management Services

EdTech Magazine

When K–12 districts need to extend financial and staffing resources, they should consider third-party services, particularly for device management. Some districts may assume that the upfront costs will break their budgets, but, if used strategically, these services often pay for themselves. One of the most compelling arguments for outsourcing device management is the efficiency gains, which then allow school IT staff to focus on strategic needs.

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How School Districts are Integrating Generative AI into their Policies

Digital Promise

The post How School Districts are Integrating Generative AI into their Policies appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Navigating the digital landscape by fostering classroom digital wellness

Hapara

? Listen to an audio version of this post: Because most classrooms integrate technology now, it’s not enough to teach academic standards. Digital learning can be engaging and meaningful and prepare students for life beyond school. But educators need to balance the benefits of digital learning with protecting students’ wellbeing. Laurie Guyon, a digital instruction expert from New York, unlocks strategies for classroom digital wellness with Hāpara.

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From Challenge to Triumph: The Learning Pit Concept Explained

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter What is the Learning Pit metaphor? How can this illustration be used with students to help them learn? On today's episode, fifth-grade teacher James Nottingham, author of Teach Brilliantly , explains how he uses this example with his students, discusses misconceptions, and explains to students how the learning process works helps them grow and be more successful.

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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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Professional: A Word That Means Nothing and Everything to Teachers

The Jose Vilson

Sometime in the summer of 2020, a small, vocal set of parents and advocates decided that teachers should get back to work. They overshadowed the public praise for teachers and schools in favor of opening up schools all willy-nilly. Of course, studies and polls kept disrupting that narrative, but the narrative persisted. Parents of school-aged children support their local teachers and schools , and much of the narrative came from adults without children.

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Universal Design for Learning: What is it? Why use?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education has come a long way since the focus on “reading, writing, ‘rithmetic” In Ask a Tech Teacher posts, we’ve covered many teaching strategies: Behavior Learning Theory Depth of Knowledge (DoK) Flipped Classroom Frayer Model Growth Mindset Habits of Mind Mindfulness Orton-Gillingham Project-based Learning (PBL) Socratic Method Standards-based Grading Understanding By Design Unschool VARK model Visible Learning Whole Brain Teaching Any of these might be perfect for yo

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Money Matters: How to Equip Students for Financial Success

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In this episode, we're diving deep into a crucial topic for every student but often overlooked in the curriculum: financial literacy. Brian Curcio joins us from Rapunzl, an organization dedicated to providing financial literacy resources for students and educators. If you've ever wondered how to prepare your students for the real-world challenges of budgeting, investing, and understanding debt, this episode is your r

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10 Ideas for Primary ELA Stations

A Principal's Reflections

In my coaching work, suggestions typically arise for ideas on implementing various personalized strategies effectively at the primary level (PreK – 1). While choice , in my opinion, might not be the most developmentally appropriate option, I do see station rotation (or centers) as a viable option. Establishing engaging and educational station activities for primary-age students in the English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum is essential for fostering literacy skills, including reading, writing, l

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Balancing Academics and Social Life in College

Ask a Tech Teacher

Balancing academics and social life in college is a bigger challenge than it sounds like. As this school year approaches an end and students start to plan on college life, the Ask a Tech Teacher team has suggestions on how to make that work well: Balancing Academics and Social Life in College College life is an exhilarating journey filled with learning, discovery, and growth.

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3 Ways to Extend the Life of Chromebooks

EdTech Magazine

As school-issued devices near the end of their lifecycles, K–12 institutions are searching for ways to sustain these technologies. In many cases, districts are trying to get the maximum return on their investments by extending the life of the laptops and tablets that students use. Google announced in September that it would extend automatic updates for Chromebooks.

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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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Unlock Your Second Brain: A Guide to Choosing the Best Digital Notetaking App

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, I'll share six apps fo r digital note-taking and my experiences with each. I'll also give you a peek at my first testing of Google NotebookLM. I'll also give you tips on creating a workflow that works for you. The Notetaking Apps I'll Cover The apps I'm covering in today's “Tech Tool Tuesday” include Evernote , Notion , OneNote , LogSeq , Apple Notes , and Google Keep as well as Google NotebookLM.

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AI Literacy: The Newest 21st Century Competency

EdNews Daily

By Angelo Biasi Editor’s Note: This article is from our friends at ET Magazine. In a world where the only constant is change, education and workforce development must not only keep pace but anticipate and lead into the future with clear intent. This sentiment has never been more pertinent than now, as we stand at the cusp of a technological revolution spearheaded by Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Choosing the Right College: Factors to Consider Beyond Rankings

Ask a Tech Teacher

The metrics behind rankings are good to check, but might not accurately reflect what students are looking for. The Ask a Tech Teacher team as suggestions on how to dig deeper, be sure to choose the right college for your needs and future. Choosing the Right College: Factors to Consider Beyond Rankings Picking the right college is a huge choice that will affect your life for a long time.

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Classroom AI 101: Imagining Story Setting with Text-Evidence Supported Prompting

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Caleb J. Wilson, a District Coach of Instructional Technology and Innovation for Worcester County Public Schools, Maryland, where he leads the AI4WCPS initiative to integrate artificial intelligence into his school district. His work emphasizes the importance of accessibility and practical innovation in education, ensuring all students are prepared for the […] The post Classroom AI 101: Imagining Story Setting with Text-Evidence Supported Prompting appeared first on

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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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An Investment in Equity Is an Investment in Positive Student Outcomes

Education Elements

Did you know that New York State has nearly 800 public school districts? (Source: nysed.gov ). This ranks New York in the top 10 states with the highest number of school districts per state (Source: nces.ed.gov ). Within those districts exist some of the largest and smallest in the country. In a small village between the Shawangunk Ridge and the Catskill Mountains, Ellenville Central School District (CSD) serves 1,475 students in seven different communities.

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Many Students Don’t Inform Their Colleges About Their Disability. That Needs to Change.

Edsurge

In summer 2012, my life changed. I was a 20-year-old college student with a bright future. I was fearless and ready to take the world by storm. All of my hopes and dreams came crashing down when I began experiencing what felt like a black curtain within my field of vision in my right eye. I went to my eye doctor and learned I was suffering from a retinal detachment that required surgery.

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35 Resources for Read Across America Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many people in the United States, particularly students, parents and teachers, join forces on Read Across America Day , annually held on March 2nd to coincide with the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Let’s celebrate with this take-off of his writing style, but about technology, reprinted with permission of Gene Zigler at Cornell University: If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort, and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort, t

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Growth from Within: A Thriving Teacher Residency Model in Rural California

Digital Promise

The post Growth from Within: A Thriving Teacher Residency Model in Rural California appeared first on Digital Promise.

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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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Turn Your Traditional 5-Paragraph Essay Into An Interactive Podcast!

TeacherCast

Learn how to transform the traditional 5-paragraph essay into an educational podcast using Synth! The post Turn Your Traditional 5-Paragraph Essay Into An Interactive Podcast! appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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Why Early Childhood Teachers Require a Unique Approach to Tech Coaching

Edsurge

“My students can't use these digital programs.” “I don't have time to use technology with my littles.” “It’s exhausting to get them all logged in.” “Our students already have so much daily screen time.” In my role as a technology specialist — or tech coach — at an elementary school, I support teachers of students in pre-K through second grade and I often hear comments like these.

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PROOF POINTS: Controversies within the science of reading

The Hechinger Report

Four meta-analyses conclude that it’s more effective to teach phonemic awareness with letters, not as an oral-only exercise. Credit: Allison Shelley for EDU Educators around the country have embraced the “science of reading” in their classrooms, but that doesn’t mean there’s a truce in the reading wars. In fact, controversies are emerging about an important but less understood aspect of learning to read: phonemic awareness.

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CoSN names 9 edtech hurdles, trends, and tools

eSchool News

Key points: A new report details the challenges, trends, and tools influencing education 5 of the biggest education trends in 2024 Technology is key to educating the next generation For more news on edtech trends, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching page Teacher retention, learner agency, and, yes, generative AI are among the Hurdles (challenges), Accelerators (mega-trends) and Tech Enablers (tools) impacting education innovation for the year ahead as outlined in CoSN ‘s 2024 global Dri

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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 to Identify your Newsletter Audience for Maximum Efficiency

TeacherCast

In this clip from a recent TeacherCast Webinar hosted by Jeff Bradbury, you will learn the importance of creating a detailed Client Profile and why you should have an Avatar in mind BEFORE you create any content. The post How to Identify your Newsletter Audience for Maximum Efficiency appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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Revised Federal Edtech Plan Calls for Closing Digital Divides

Edsurge

When the federal government released its revised edtech plan last month, it was laying down its hope for a future that delivers on effective instruction for students. The plan was first released to fulfill the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994 and last revised in 2016. January’s update was published alongside guidance concerning the use of technology for helping students with disabilities.

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Remembering our friend and colleague Fazil Khan

The Hechinger Report

Fazil Khan got in just under the wire when he applied for a data reporter job at The Hechinger Report in the summer of 2022. While his application may have been among the last received, his interview vaulted him to the front of the pack. “I don’t know that anyone has ever made that positive a first impression on me anywhere, let alone via a tiny Zoom screen,” said Sarah Butrymowicz, Hechinger’s senior editor for investigations and Khan’s direct supervisor.

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5 ways to create an inviting, engaging multipurpose learning space

eSchool News

Key points: Modernize existing spaces to support diverse learning needs for all students 4 ways we designed collaborative learning spaces How to create engaging active learning environments For more news on learning spaces, see eSN’s Educational Leadership hub We always knew that it would be great to have a dedicated space for students who needed pull-out testing, different accommodations, and/or more individualized instruction.

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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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How To Create a Winning Content Strategy For Your Podcast Email Newsletter

TeacherCast

In this segment from a recent TeacherCast Webinar hosted by Jeff Bradbury, we look at several ways to create a focused Content Strategy for your blog, podcast, or website. The post How To Create a Winning Content Strategy For Your Podcast Email Newsletter appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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Can VR Help Preserve and Teach Indigenous Culture?

Edsurge

Jared Ten Brink, a doctoral student in education at the University of Michigan, is an enrolled member of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi. He lives a two-and-a-half hour drive from the tribe’s reservation, which makes it hard for him to help his two young kids learn about their Native heritage. As a former science teacher and instructional coach, though, he was looking for a way to deliver the teachings of tribal elders to a broader audience via distance education.

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Data science under fire: What math do high schoolers really need?

The Hechinger Report

OXNARD, Calif. — On a Wednesday morning this December, Dale Perizzolo’s math class at Adolfo Camarillo High School is anything but quiet. Students chat about the data analysis they’ve performed on their cellphone usage over a week, while Perizzolo walks around the room fielding their questions. The students came up with the project themselves and designed a Google form to track their phone time, including which apps they used most.

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Friday 5: K-12 computer science trends

eSchool News

Key points: K-12 computer science is a lifelong skill for all students North Dakota to require computer science for all K-12 students How robots and our school’s buddy program bring computer science to life For more news on computer science education, visit eSN’s STEM hub K-12 computer science is essential, not just for students who may pursue computer science or STEM fields in college or the workforce.

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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.