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How Schools Get Esports Programs off the Ground

EdTech Magazine

Esports programs are popping up in K–12 school districts across the country. These initiatives are supported by research into esports’ benefits and college programs that offer esports career paths, scholarships and communities. For some schools, however, starting an esports program can feel like an uphill battle. Getting administrators on board is the first step, but once schools have their approval, they still need to find ways to fund the equipment for these programs, start or join local tourn

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What School Should Be

A Principal's Reflections

I vividly remember the first World Book Encyclopedia set my parents bought for the house in the early 1980’s. It was a sight to behold as what seemed like an infinite amount of knowledge was alphabetically organized, just waiting to be consumed. Housed in the dining room for ease of access by all, the copper and cream books with gold trim were a staple resource for my brothers and me when we had to do any research for school work.

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7 President’s Day Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Presidents’ Day is an American federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February–this year, February 20, 2023. It was originally established to honor George Washington, the first President of the United States, and expanded to also celebrate the birthdays and legacies of other U.S. Presidents, particularly Abraham Lincoln whose birthday is on February 12th.

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micro:bit Projects Coded with Python

User Generated Education

I have a strong emphasis with a few groups of my gifted students in integrating physical computing into my instructional activities. I’ve discussed the benefits of physical computing in Scratch and Makey Makey Across the Curriculum. As I have my students in my classes for several years during their 2nd through 6th grade education, I start teaching them block coding using MakeCode and Scratch in the early grades.

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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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End-User Support and Advanced Technologies Bolster K–12 Security

EdTech Magazine

When Orange (Calif.) Unified School District rolled out student devices to support remote learning during the first summer of the pandemic, the IT team’s biggest concern wasn’t interoperability or security analytics. It was getting devices in time for the start of school. “Our partner was able to deliver devices: 15,000 of them started coming in nine business days later, during the pandemic, when everyone else was letting us know that we were not going to get devices until February of the next y

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What are executive functioning skills and how can students strengthen them?

Hapara

? Listen to an audio version of this post: [link] Think about all the things you do during a work day at school. On top of that, you have bills to manage, grocery lists to organize, laundry, meals to make. If you have kids of your own, you probably have piano lessons, playdates and sports to juggle, too. It’s a lot to keep on top of as an adult. But your executive functioning skills help you succeed in day-to-day life.

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Unlocking the Advantages of AI Tools for Grading Students

EdTech4Beginners

In the dynamic landscape of education, technological advancements continue to reshape traditional practices, offering innovative solutions to age-old challenges. There has been a lot of discussion on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the quality of education for both students and teachers including an article by the University of San Diego on 43 Examples of AI in Education.

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Choosing Between Cloud and On-Premises Virtualization

EdTech Magazine

While many Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solutions run in the cloud, some school districts prefer to host their VDI on local servers. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when deciding which version of virtualization is the best fit. RELATED: Modern app delivery paves a pathway to affordable career training. IT Capabilities Does your IT department have the resources and expertise to devote to VDI deployment and server management?

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How These Students Are Getting Ready for a Global Workforce

Digital Promise

Students who completed Digital Promise’s free online modules on global competence in the workplace reflect on their learnings.

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Random Acts of Kindness Day is Coming. How Will You Celebrate?

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ll never forget the day years ago when I stood in a donut shop, half asleep, bed head, with a monster sugar deficit. As I got to the front of the line, the man before me said, “I’ll pay for hers, too.” I didn’t know him. We hadn’t commiserated over how Krispy Kreme was always crowded. I’d just slogged onward, waiting my turn, eager to taste my apple fritter.

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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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Why artificial intelligence won’t replace teachers

Ditch That Textbook

Artificial intelligence continues to grow by leaps and bounds. For many of us, when we met ChatGPT for the first time, we started asking lots of questions.What can these AI assistants do -- and what CAN'T they do?Will students use these to cheat? How will this change the workforce -- and what we need to do […] The post Why artificial intelligence won’t replace teachers appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Chromebooks Offer a Fresh Approach to Teaching

EdTech Magazine

“Think big, start small, scale fast” has been the motto of the IT team at Paterson Public Schools, explains Associate CTO Mohammed Saleh. This maxim was put to the test when the 48-school, 25,000-student district, located in Paterson, N.J., decided to outfit its staff and students with Chromebooks. Beginning under the leadership of former Director of Technology Chris Lewis, the Department of Technology’s outsized initiative pushed the limits of this motto.

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Cultivating Independent and Collaborative Meaning-Making

Catlin Tucker

In my work helping teachers to shift from whole group, teacher-led lessons to differentiated small group student-centered learning experiences, I am asked questions that seem grounded in the belief that students cannot learn without the teacher. When I work with teachers designing lessons using the station rotation model, for example, some teachers struggle to understand how students can start at a station and complete an activity before they receive instruction.

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Teacher-Authors: What’s Happening on my Writer’s Blog

Ask a Tech Teacher

A lot of teacher-authors read both my education blog (this one–Ask a Tech Teacher) and my writer’s blog (WordDreams). In this monthly column, I share a popular post from the past month on my writer’s blog, WordDreams I’ve started a new collaboration over there with an exciting writer’s blog called Story Empire. My column is: What’s happening in the literary world?

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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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Racing to Implement the Science of Reading: Setting a Pace for Achieving Success

Education Elements

During speeches in January, several state leaders kicked off the year with strong commitments of money and resources to improve literacy in their schools through the immediate implementation of evidence-based reading instruction, often referred to as the “science of reading.” The governors of New York and Massachusetts offered guidelines, not mandates, for school districts to focus on adopting reading instruction practices and materials that are evidence-based.

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Five Backup and Recovery Questions to Ask Before Data Goes Missing in K–12

EdTech Magazine

A lot of attention goes into protecting data. K–12 IT teams ponder cybersecurity, disk arrays, cloud availability zones and bandwidth to keep their schools’ data flowing. But do they give backup systems the attention they deserve? And are they sure they can actually restore a school’s data when the need arises? Here are some backup-and-restore questions that IT teams should consider: Click the banner below to learn about how the modern data platform fuels success.

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Our Nation’s Public Schools are Failing Neurodivergent Learners. That Needs to Change.

Edsurge

Three young trees stood in a schoolyard, their branches reaching out for the sun, casting stripes of shade on the newly seeded grass below. With each passing day, two of them grew stronger, taller, thicker. Their deep roots built pathways that strengthened their foundation to grow. Yet while two of the young trees flourished, one did not. One young tree felt farther and farther from the sun as her peers grew stronger around her.

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11 Valentine Sites For Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are eleven fun Valentine sites to fill those few minutes betwixt and between lessons, projects, bathroom breaks, lunch, and everything else ( click here for updates on this list): Drag-and-drop games Google Drawings Magnetic Poetry from Ctrl Alt Achieve Games and puzzles ‘I love you’ in languages Afrikaans to Zulu Match Puppy jigsaw Rebus game Sudoku Tic-tac-toe Typing Write in a heart Click to view slideshow.

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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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How Enhanced Homework Detection Makes Securly Aware Student Wellness Monitoring Even More Reliable and Accurate

Securly

When monitoring students’ online activities for signs of safety and wellness risks, false positive alerts are unavoidable. Even if students are completing legitimate research and writing for school assignments, they may need to use terms that will be flagged by a student wellness monitoring system, which will generate alerts. The problem is that the more … Continue reading How Enhanced Homework Detection Makes Securly Aware Student Wellness Monitoring Even More Reliable and Accurate The po

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Q&A: Exploring the Long-Term Costs of K–12 Technology Investments

EdTech Magazine

For K–12, educational technology represents a multimillion-dollar investment in support of improved outcomes. Education professionals look to digital tools to elevate the way students learn, teachers teach and schools operate. But as K–12 administrators and IT professionals look at their budgets, they must remember that technology isn’t just an upfront expense.

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Boys Aren’t Excelling in Schools. Would More Male Role Models in Early Learning Help?

Edsurge

Zachary Jackson thinks a lot about what his students may be learning from him in class. For some of his first graders in Atlanta, that goes beyond the actual academic lessons. They are also practicing how to be a man. For Jackson, the question of how to model manhood is an obsession, something he thinks about all the time. He’s worked with kids since 2018 through Wings for Kids, a nonprofit that operates after-school programs in Georgia and South Carolina.

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Six Picture Books & Chapter Book Guides to Celebrate Black History Month with Young Students

Waterford

February marks Black History Month, a dedicated observance of the achievements, heritage, and contributions of Black Americans. It can also be an opportunity to find resources to integrate Black history into your curriculum throughout the year. In this article, we’ll talk about the connection between Black History Month and the concept of Windows and Mirrors, a framework that can inform your inclusive curriculum plans.

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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 We Designed a Community-Centered Model for Racial Equity and Social Justice Conversations

Digital Promise

The post How We Designed a Community-Centered Model for Racial Equity and Social Justice Conversations appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Discovery Education Enhances K-12 Platform with New Games, Interactives, Career Resources, and More to Nurture Student Curiosity

EdNews Daily

Global EdTech leader Discovery Education announced the addition of new games, interactives, career resources and more to its award-winning K-12 learning platform, Discovery Education Experience. This new content nurtures student curiosity and supports educators’ efforts to engage all learners more deeply in instruction. Connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional

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Elevating Math Education Through Problem-Based Learning

Edsurge

Imagine you are a mountaineer. Nothing excites you more than testing your skill, strength and resilience against some of the most extreme environments on the planet, and now you've decided to take on the greatest challenge of all: Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. You’ll be training for at least a year, slowly building up your endurance. Climbing Everest involves hiking for many hours per day, every day, for several weeks.

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Frequently Asked Questions | Edficiency Acquisition

Securly

These FAQs relate to the Edficiency acquisition, as announced in our press release. 1 | What is being announced? Securly, a leading provider of solutions for K-12 school safety and wellness, acquired Edficiency, an innovative flex scheduling solution, effective February 1, 2024. The Edficiency team has also transitioned to Securly to provide a seamless and … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions | Edficiency Acquisition The post Frequently Asked Questions | Edficiency Acquisition app

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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 Build a Successful Professional Development Roadmap That Leads to Effective Interactions between Coaches and Teachers?

TeacherCast

In this blog post, we will look at the creation of a Professional Development Roadmap that leads to effective interactions between Instructional Coaches and classroom teachers? The post How to Build a Successful Professional Development Roadmap That Leads to Effective Interactions between Coaches and Teachers? appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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Educators Get To Imagine Bigger, Too [On TED]

The Jose Vilson

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the latest celebration of TED-Ed Educator Talks at the TED Headquarters in NYC. For those who are unfamiliar, TED-Ed has created a cohort experience for educators to develop their own TED talks over the last couple of years, and it’s led to a lot of great speeches for educators across the field. A plethora of organizations – including EduColor – have gotten a chance to nominate and advocate for educators from their networks to contribu

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Inviting Community College Students to See Themselves as University Researchers

Edsurge

When Alicia Garcia first enrolled at College of the Desert, she felt lost. Her first semester grades at the California community college were not good, she says, and she didn’t know much about financial aid or academic advising. But when one of her professors announced an opportunity for students to participate in a research internship to study young people’s well-being and civic engagement in the Coachella Valley, her interest was piqued.

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Frequently Asked Questions | Edficiency Acquisition

Securly

These FAQs relate to the Edficiency acquisition, as announced in our press release. 1 | What is being announced? Securly, a leading provider of solutions for K-12 school safety and wellness, acquired Edficiency, an innovative flex scheduling solution, effective February 1, 2024. The Edficiency team has also transitioned to Securly to provide a seamless and … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions | Edficiency Acquisition The post Frequently Asked Questions | Edficiency Acquisition fir

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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.