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Network Upgrades Enhance the Educational Experience, Tech Leaders Say

EdTech Magazine

At Sumner County Schools, in middle Tennessee just north of Nashville, Chris Brown is already seeing the practical benefits of a recent network upgrade for the students, administrators and IT staff. For example, a 1,500-student high school in the district was able to make a vast improvement in the delivery of online testing, says Brown, assistant director of schools for information services.

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Classroom AI 101: Create guided notes for videos with AI

Ditch That Textbook

Over the years, YouTube has grown and become a more common part of the classroom. So have student video assignments.Sometimes, students watch the videos all together in the classroom.Sometimes, they watch them individually.Pretty much all the time, we want to know that students paid attention and remember something from the video.How? Guided notes.Recently, a subscriber […] The post Classroom AI 101: Create guided notes for videos with AI appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Instructional Leadership Teams: Driving Student Success through Feedback Loops

Digital Promise

The post Instructional Leadership Teams: Driving Student Success through Feedback Loops appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Choosing Tech That Grows From Your Schooling Into Your Career

Ask a Tech Teacher

Choosing Tech That Grows From Your Schooling Into Your Career Starting a career is an exhilarating journey, and in today’s tech-driven world, the technology you choose during your school years can be a foundational step toward your professional tech arsenal. Having the right gadgets and tools plays a pivotal role in academic success and setting a strong foundation for your professional life.

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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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Best differentiation strategies in the classroom teachers can begin implementing now

Hapara

? Listen to an audio version of this post: As educators, we know that learners have different academic abilities, aptitudes and experiences. They also have their own interests and dreams. Using differentiation strategies in the classroom helps you meet learners where they are. Why is it important to use differentiated instruction in the classroom? When teachers successfully employ differentiation strategies in the classroom, academic achievement becomes accessible to more learners.

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Your Questions About CETL Certification, Answered

EdTech Magazine

People might understand K–12 education, and people might understand IT. But in today’s K–12 landscape, you need to understand both. Whether they aspire to leadership positions or simply want to make a meaningful difference in their school systems, understanding the intersection of IT and education — particularly how technology empowers teachers and students to thrive — has never been more imperative.

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Tons of Online Resources About Classroom Management

Ask a Tech Teacher

Classroom management tools are useful for teachers to create an organized, productive, and conducive learning environment. Some reasons why you may find these tools beneficial are: Organization: organize lesson plans, assignments, and resources efficiently Communication: between teachers, students, and parents to foster a collaborative relationship, keep everyone informed Student Engagement: to make learning more interesting and interactive Time Management: schedule reminders, notifications, and

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Advanced micro:bit Projects: Artificial Intelligence and the MakeCode Data Logger Spoon Race

User Generated Education

I love bringing physical computing into my classrooms: Physical computing refers to the use of tangible, embedded microcontroller-based interactive systems that can sense the world around them and/or control outputs such as lights, displays and motors. Assembling the hardware elements of a physical computer and programming it with the desired behavior provides a creative and educational experience.

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FETC 2024: Conference Will Tackle Highly Captivating Topics in K–12 Innovation

EdTech Magazine

Educators, administrators and IT experts will kick off the new year with one of the biggest national ed tech conferences for K–12 educators: the Future of Education Technology Conference. Now in its 44th year, the conference will run from Jan. 23-26 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. With seven tracks including assistive technology, campus leadership, coaching, IT and library media, the event promises something for everyone.

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The Power of the ViewSonic Education Ecosystem

ViewSonic Education

As EdTech evolves, the ViewSonic Education Ecosystem unites with educators to empower them and unlock new possibilities in education. Adaptable to diverse learning environments, our Education Ecosystem seamlessly integrates educator-tailored hardware, cutting-edge software, and dependable services, creating synergies that boost student learning outcomes and streamline school operations.

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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 #67: How to Add Accents and more

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each week, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: I teach Spanish and need a quick way to add accents to words. Can you help? A: You can go through the symbols library, but there’s an easier way.

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Nurturing Teacher Well-Being: Advocating for Time and Energy

Digital Promise

The post Nurturing Teacher Well-Being: Advocating for Time and Energy appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Getting to a Single Pane of Glass for K–12 Network Management

EdTech Magazine

Centralized management of every network component is a dream for all network managers. The famous “single pane of glass” (so named back when displays had actual glass in them) for configuration, security, monitoring, troubleshooting and reporting promised to reduce the effort spent on network management, shorten the time to resolve problems and give a global overview of traffic throughout a network.

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The US Is the Fifth-Largest Spanish-Speaking Country. Where Are Our Bilingual Teachers?

Edsurge

At the beginning of her now nearly 30-year career, Leslie M. Gauna was given a warning: Bilingual education wouldn’t be a viable career option in the long term. Yet nowadays the need for Spanish-speaking teachers in the United States is as strong as ever, with districts around the country struggling to hire them fast enough. The dearth of bilingual teachers is especially counterintuitive in Texas, where Gauna is a professor and where she conducted a qualitative research study on what she calls t

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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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13 Websites to Learn Everything About Landforms

Ask a Tech Teacher

If your third grader has to write a report about landforms, try these websites: Continents explained (with humor) Explore the Colorado Geography Games Geography Quiz Game Geologic movies–great and fun Landforms—matching games, etc. Mapping Game Rainforest life—people, etc. Rainforest tree house—virtual game Rainforest—Enchanted Learning Rainforests The Colorado River Virtual tour–undersea If any of these website links don’t work, please click here for an update.

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What is the SAMR Model and how can it enhance student engagement?

Hapara

? Listen to an audio version of this post: [link] When your school adopts a new edtech tool, educators may be excited or apprehensive. There are educators who are power users of technology and can run with a new tool. Yet there are those who prefer traditional classroom activities and aren’t ready to completely transform learning with a new tool on day one.

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Classroom AI 101: AI text adventure stories for your class

Ditch That Textbook

Choose Your Own Adventure books were always a hit for me in the school library. As a student, I probably read all of those CYOA books -- and read them over and over again. The premise was pretty innovative at the time: Start the book. Then give the reader a choice. Turn to a certain page to […] The post Classroom AI 101: AI text adventure stories for your class appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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How a Free Early Learning Program Educates Toddlers, Teen Parents and Their Families

Edsurge

NEW YORK — Loyal Harmoni Harris travels every day to Bronx Regional High School, where she learns emotional, motor and language skills. Loyal is a bit younger than the other students at the high school — in fact, she’s only 2 years old. That’s because Loyal is part of a unique New York City program called LYFE — Living for the Young Family Through Education.

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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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Implementing Mindfulness Practices in Schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Implementing Mindfulness Practices in Schools In recent years, mindfulness has gained significant traction, not just in adults’ lives but also in educational settings. Incorporating mindfulness practices in schools has proven beneficial for students’ well-being, emotional regulation, and academic success. Let’s explore why and how mindfulness practices are making their way into classrooms worldwide.

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You Couldn’t Sit With Us (An Observation about Teachers)

The Jose Vilson

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a special professional development session on a snowy and icy day at PS 20 in the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York. (Yes, my home neighborhood.) Even though I’ve technically been out of the classroom for three and a half years now, I still have the opportunity to visit schools on a regular basis.

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Elementary-level STEM education fosters our future innovators

eSchool News

Key points: Early exposure to STEM education is critical for students See article: Building a STEM pipeline needs to start in kindergarten See article: Here’s why STEM Career Days are a great idea For more on STEM education, visit eSN’s STEM & STEAM page In today’s fast-paced world, STEM education has become imperative for global progress.

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Anthropomorphism of AI in Learning Environments: Risks of Humanizing the Machine

Edsurge

Definitions of Artificial Intelligence and Generative AI The Executive Order defines AI as: “a machine-based system that can, for a given set of human-defined objectives, make predictions, recommendations or decisions influencing real or virtual environments.” And Generative AI as: “The term generative AI means the class of AI models that emulate the structure and characteristics of input data in order to generate derived synthetic content.

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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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Your AI Rubric Stinks

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

It is time consuming to create rubrics, especially good ones. Using AI can help, but what if your AI rubric stinks? The post Your AI Rubric Stinks appeared first on Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler.

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What It Means To Stick With Love [About King and Us]

The Jose Vilson

It felt like a typical night for a Black student activist at Syracuse University back in 2002. In addition to the keynote speaker that the university hosts at the Carrier Dome, the African American Studies department would host their own event to deepen the conversations in community. On this brisk night, students of similar mindset would gather in a medium-sized room to listen to a panel of Black scholars discussing the legacy of Dr.

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6 ways principals can improve family engagement

eSchool News

Key points: Improving family engagement methods can be challenging, but not impossible See article: 5 tips to increase parent engagement See article: 3 tips to cultivate meaningful parent engagement For more news on school communication, see eSN’s Educational Leadership page As a school administrator, I thought a lot about family engagement. How could I get more parents and guardians to feel connected and interested in getting involved?

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Despite Challenges, Here’s Why These Black Women Educators Stay in the Classroom

Edsurge

Last year, the U.S. Department of Education reported that Black educators make up approximately 9 percent of the teacher workforce , of which a majority are Black women. A group that is often studied but left out of conversations, we wanted to intentionally facilitate spaces for Black women across and outside the gender spectrum and learn more about their experiences in this climate, as much recent research covers pre-pandemic educator experiences.

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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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How Can EdTech Startups Benefit from Hiring LATAM Developers

EdTech4Beginners

In the rapidly evolving world of educational technology (EdTech), startups are constantly looking for innovative solutions to stand out and effectively serve their educational clientele. One strategy gaining traction is hiring developers from Latin America (LATAM). Here’s how EdTech startups can significantly benefit from this approach. How Does Leveraging Diverse Talent Pools Enhance Global Competitiveness for EdTech Startups?

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5 Fun, Ethical Uses of AI I’ve Shared with Students

MiddleWeb

As she describes some ways she’s begun to work fun, ethical AI components into major assignments, Sarah Cooper wonders how the nature of learning and teaching will evolve in tandem with the evolution of Large Language Models. How do we best prepare our students for the future? The post 5 Fun, Ethical Uses of AI I’ve Shared with Students first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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6 ways to support multilingual learners in STEM

eSchool News

Key points: STEM’s hands-on approach helps multilingual learners grasp concepts easily See article: 5 practical ways to support English learners in the classroom See article: How to help ESL students improve writing skills For more news on English language learners, see eSN’s Innovative Teaching page STEM education brings benefits to all students, especially multilingual learners (MLs) whose primary language is not English.

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How My Students and I Are Redefining the American Dream

Edsurge

My grandparents were migrant farm workers, cherry pickers and hops harvesters. Though both were born in Texas, their Mexican identity and socioeconomic status determined their day-to-day lives, but not their future. I’ve come to realize there is an unspoken pride in our family that is rooted in the Latine experience of the American Dream. My grandparents knew education was the pathway out of low wages and difficult working conditions, hence why my grandfather decided to work as a janitor at a pu

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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.