2023

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Education and Artificial Intelligence: Navigating the Path to Transformation

Edsurge

In a world where technology is evolving at an unprecedented pace, education stands on the cusp of transformation. Imagine classrooms where teachers are empowered by cutting-edge technology and where students don't just learn from textbooks but co-create their educational journey. Artificial intelligence resides at the nexus of education and technology, where the opportunities seem limitless, though uncertain.

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The Essence of Being a Leader

A Principal's Reflections

What is the essence of leadership? How do leaders effectively implement, sustain, and scale change? There is no shortage of responses regarding the topic, which is why questions are more important than answers. Narrowing down the most critical competencies can take time and effort. However, let’s look at it from the perspective of debunking what authentic leadership is, not to get at the heart of what it really is when it comes to agents of change.

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Building Better Rubrics: Empowering Learners Through Effective Rubric Design

Catlin Tucker

Why should teachers use rubrics to assess student work? Rubrics are valuable assessment tools that provide clear and transparent expectations about what constitutes quality work. Rubrics identify specific criteria relevant to the assignment, along with corresponding levels of performance that allow for more precise grading. Using rubrics helps teachers stay focused during the grading process and ensures that grading is objective, consistent, and fair.

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10 Things to Look for in EdTech Innovation

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

EdTech innovation should be everywhere at an EdTech conference. Sadly, much is more glitter than gold. Don't be sucked in by shiny tools, ask the right pedagogy questions as to if this really improves student learning. The post 10 Things to Look for in EdTech Innovation appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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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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5 edtech resources that support literacy in elementary school

eSchool News

Key points: Literacy is critical for students–and elementary years are a pivotal time These online tools help students develop essential literacy skills See related article: How efficacy studies improve literacy instruction For more news on literacy, see eSN’s Innovative Teaching page Fall is the best time of year in Montana. The air is crisp, the colors are beautiful, and, as school has been in session for two months, students and teachers alike have settled into a nice routine.

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15 AI tools for the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Artificial intelligence is growing by leaps and bounds. It's no longer science fiction anymore! Lots of AI tools can serve as our own personal assistants -- answering questions, helping us write text, create images, speak more effectively, and more. Time has always been a barrier in the classroom. Most teachers would agree that they would be able […] The post 15 AI tools for the classroom appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Why Effective IT Leadership Must Have Inclusive Technology Systems

EdTech Magazine

Cerebral palsy confined Mercy, a third grader at Jenks (Okla.) Public Schools, to a wheelchair and prevented her from speaking or fully participating in learning activities. That was until a team of teachers, therapists and technology staff worked to find a solution. They attached a tablet loaded with text-to-talk software to her chair, and those educational technology tools changed her life.

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5 ways I’ve leveraged AI in my English classroom

eSchool News

Key points: Students will be immersed in an AI world—they need to learn about it One English teacher brainstormed creative ways to get students talking about, and working with, AI See related article: 5 positive ways students can use AI For more news on AI in education, visit eSN’s Digital Learning page Last spring, a few weeks after I started using ChatGPT, I challenged my high school English students: “Artificial intelligence can do any of your class assignments,” I told them flatly.

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ChatGPT with My Students

User Generated Education

I love educational technology. When technologies were first available online, I was an early adopter, and often got brutally criticized by administrators and colleagues in my K-6 settings for having students use the internet for research, use web tools, create webpages in wikis, and work virtually with schools in other states and countries (for example, see their work from 2008 at [link] ).

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5 tips for using Canva

EdTech4Beginners

Have you tried Canva? It is my favourite publishing tool! Why? Because it is so easy-to-use and it makes everything look so good! Click here to get the app, or visit Canva.com. See the gallery below for some examples of things I have created… A Bedouin Desert Diary An activity page for a lesson on measurement. My Year group’s homework template.

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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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Review: The Coach, Eduro Learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

[Disclaimer: Kim Cofino is a friend of mine and I highly respect her work!]. Over the past months I have had the incredible privilege of spending a lot of time with Kim Cofino and her instructional coaching team at Eduro Learning. Not in person – Kim is in Bangkok, Thailand, and her team is all over the globe – but online. Lately I have been leaning into the task of enhancing my instructional coaching knowledge and skillsets, so I signed up for Eduro Learning’s yearlong online course

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How My Passion Project Helped Me Build Social Skills and Give Back

Digital Promise

The post How My Passion Project Helped Me Build Social Skills and Give Back appeared first on Digital Promise.

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The Math Revolution You Haven’t Heard About

Edsurge

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Math professor Martin Weissman is rethinking how his university teaches calculus. Over the summer, the professor from the University of California at Santa Cruz, spent a week at Harvard to learn how to redesign the mathematics for life sciences courses his institution offers. Called Math 11 A and B, these classes, which students take as freshmen and sophomores, constitute a “leaky pipeline,” Weissman says.

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Arizona gave families public money for private schools. Then private schools raised tuition

The Hechinger Report

Last year, Arizona became the first state in the nation to offer universal school choice for all families. This story also appeared in Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting State leaders promised families roughly $7,000 a year to spend on private schools and other nonpublic education options, dangling the opportunity for parents to pull their kids out of what some conservatives called “ failing government schools.

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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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2023 Industry Finalists Announced for Excellence in Equity Awards

American Consortium for Equity in Education

88 finalists have been named across 25 awards categories honoring the companies, products, and leaders whose work is advancing educational equity and access WASHINGTON, DC — December 11, 2023 — The American Consortium for Equity in Education today announced the Keep Reading 2023 Industry Finalists Announced for Excellence in Equity Awards The post 2023 Industry Finalists Announced for Excellence in Equity Awards appeared first on American Consortium for Equity in Education.

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How to use FigJam in the classroom: 20 ideas + templates

Ditch That Textbook

Post sponsored by Figma We learned quickly how to use online whiteboards during remote teaching and many of us now even have interactive displays in our classrooms. But how does that translate to face to face learning? And how do we make the most of new technology like interactive displays in our classrooms? Enter FigJam, an online collaborative […] The post How to use FigJam in the classroom: 20 ideas + templates appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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ChatGPT Can Now Access The Internet. What This Means for Teachers

techlearning

ChatGPT Plus subscribers now have an internet-enabled version of the chatbot, providing students who can afford the subscription version with more opportunities to learn and cheat.

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A Visual Summary: 32 Learning Theories Every Teacher Should Know

TeachThought - Learn better.

From Constructivism and Connectivism to Situated Learning, here are 32 of the most common learning theories every teacher should know. The post A Visual Summary: 32 Learning Theories Every Teacher Should Know appeared first on TeachThought.

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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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Building a representative STEM pipeline needs to start in kindergarten

eSchool News

Key points: Destigmatizing STEM fields is the first step in building a STEM pipeline Students are more likely to pursue STEM when they see STEM educators who look like them See related article: 3 essential tools to make elementary science easier For more news on STEM learning, visit eSN’s STEM & STEAM page The demand for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals outweighs the supply.

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5 Reasons Merlyn AI Teacher Assistant is a Game Changer

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Merlyn is an AI powered Teaching Assistant. It truly allows you to do more of what you love, spend time with students instead of spending time with your computer. You already know how to use Merlyn! You think it and just ask "Hey Merlyn, open my Google Drive" and boom it does. Now you are ANYWHERE in the room and no longer tied to the front. The post 5 Reasons Merlyn AI Teacher Assistant is a Game Changer appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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5 Best AI Voice Changers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

AI voice changers are the topic of our blog post today! If you’ve ever tried to create engaging digital content—be it for educational modules, podcasts, or even YouTube videos—you know that a quality voiceover can make or break your project. Hiring voice actors or setting up your own recording studio can be costly and time-consuming. That’s why I’ve scoured the web and compiled for you this list featuring what I believe are some of the best AI voice changer platforms out there.

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Pretending at support for technology integration

Dangerously Irrelevant

I saw this post a while back in an educational technology forum: I have been given roughly an hour for PD on January 4th to work with teachers on anything that I’d like. I rotate between 7 sites pre-k to 12th grade, but I will be working with 4th grade-12th grade teachers on this date. My boss mostly likes for me to introduce new tools to teachers during these opportunities.

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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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Proudly Announcing the 2023 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows

Digital Promise

The post Proudly Announcing the 2023 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Will Teachers Listen to Feedback From AI? Researchers Are Betting on It

Edsurge

Julie York, a computer science and media teacher at South Portland High School in Maine, was scouring the internet for discussion tools for her class when she found TeachFX. An AI tool that takes recorded audio from a classroom and turns it into data about who talked and for how long, it seemed like a cool way for York to discuss issues of data privacy, consent and bias with her students.

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OPINION: It is time to pay attention to the science of learning

The Hechinger Report

The thing that surprised me most about my teacher preparation program was that we never talked about how kids learn. Instead, we were taught how to structure a lesson and given tips on classroom management. I took “methods” classes that gave me strategies for discussions and activities. I assumed that I would eventually learn how the brain worked because I thought that studying education meant studying how learning happens.

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FTC’s Newly Proposed Privacy Rules Could Bring “Substantial Changes” to Ed-Tech Industry

Marketplace K-12

The consumer protection agency's proposed rules could limit companies' ability to collect data for one product and use it to develop another one. The post FTC’s Newly Proposed Privacy Rules Could Bring “Substantial Changes” to Ed-Tech Industry appeared first on Market Brief.

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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.

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15 Google Forms templates you can use in class tomorrow

Ditch That Textbook

If you have been reading the Ditch That Textbook blog for awhile now you know that we love to use familiar tools in new and exciting ways. Google Forms is no exception. Forms are used in the classroom as an effective way to gather information and assess student learning and they can be used for […] The post 15 Google Forms templates you can use in class tomorrow appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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My Student Was Submitting AI Papers. Here's What I Did

techlearning

Like many educators across the globe, I was thrust into a brave new world of modern teaching that I had not been trained for and to which an appropriate response was unclear

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25 Questions To Guide Teaching With Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Teaching through PBL can benefit greatly from planning ahead. Here are 25 questions to guide teaching with project-based learning. The post 25 Questions To Guide Teaching With Project-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

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10 powerful practices for new principals

eSchool News

As a principal, you have the privilege of leading a school and making a positive difference in the lives of countless students. You have the power to create an environment of education, respect, and integrity. You are also responsible for ensuring that your students receive the best possible education and that their educational and social outcomes are improved through your leadership.

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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.