Using VR to Visualize Complex Information

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Here’s an excellent article from eSchool News about using VR to better understand topics traditionally considered complex: VR helps students visualize complex information. Virtual Reality is one of the hottest newish education strategies that keeps getting better.

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Everything you need to know about a Student Information System (SIS

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The importance of social studies and information literacy

Dangerously Irrelevant

Yeah, that was probably a big mistake… Superintendents and principals, are you ready yet to pay more attention to information literacy throughout your P-12 curricula? Law, Policy, and Ethics Leadership and Vision News and Events information literacy policy social studies vision

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On information privilege and information equity

NeverEndingSearch

Access to an effective school library program is one example of information privilege. The absence of access is one symptom of information poverty. Visiting honors students, seniors from a Philadelphia school less than a mile away, were faced with a stark realization when they compared their nearly non-existent access to high-quality, paywall-protected information and communication tools to the access afforded, and largely taken for granted, by many of my own students.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

3 tools to support trauma-informed teaching

eSchool News

While the awareness of trauma-informed teaching has been a concept I have grappled with, teaching amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has moved this concept to the forefront in terms of how to be effective as a trauma-informed educator in the virtual classroom.

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5 strategies to build better information literacy in students

eSchool News

We live in the age of information. Yet, at the same time, it’s human nature to focus on information that reinforces our preexisting worldview, and many of us passively ingest all kinds of media while browsing social apps.

Cultivating Informed Citizens with Listenwise

Catlin Tucker

The more informed our students are about the world around them, the less likely they’ll be duped by fake news stories. The audio recordings effectively weave the information into a story that is both interesting and informative. It’s so important for students, who are constantly consuming information in the form of audio, to really think about what they are hearing.

The Difference Between an Informational Resource and an Educational Resource

Iterating Toward Openness

Recently I’ve been thinking about the difference between an informational resource and an educational resource. I think of an encyclopedia as being the quintessential information resource – comprehensive, accurate, and well-organized.

Current Research and 4 Trauma-Informed Principles to Help Students Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Rossen from NASP shares From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Current Research and 4 Trauma-Informed Principles to Help Students Now with Dr Eric Rossen Students experiencing the coronavirus crisis are experiencing trauma.

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

Facilitating the Journey to Informed Citizenry

EdNews Daily

To an educator, these are opportunities for cognitive growth for their students and to assist them on their journey to being informed citizens. The post Facilitating the Journey to Informed Citizenry first appeared on EdNews Daily. By Christy Martin Ed.D.

What Your School Needs to Know About Trauma-Informed Practices

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Then, we’ll discuss the importance of implementing trauma-informed practices in all schools. How Trauma-Informed Practice in Schools Can Help Students Heal. Because there are many children at every school who have experienced trauma, it’s important for districts to implement trauma-informed practices.[5] 5] But what is trauma-informed care? Trauma-informed practices can be a crucial way to help students who might otherwise struggle in class because of trauma.

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3 Questions We Can Ask about Informational Texts

MiddleWeb

Asking three basic questions can help middle grades readers connect with informational texts and make sense of their meaning. Literacy consultant Sunday Cummins describes several classroom-tested steps that can aid students in identifying and analyzing new information in nonfiction material.

Why Our Trauma-Informed Teaching Must Be More Culturally Responsive

Edsurge

That research paper was the beginning of my relationship with what most educators know as “trauma-informed practices,” a term used for acknowledging the widespread effects of trauma, and started me on my journey of advocating for Native youth through education.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.

10 Trauma Informed Principles for Educators During the Coronavirus with Dr. Eric Rossen

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Trauma-Informed Best Practices During this Time Dr. Eric Rossen Dr. Eric Rossen is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, a licensed psychologist in Maryland, and a credentialed National Register Health Service psychologist.

SmartBrief: The Newsletter for Informed Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

SmartBrief has a free EdTech newsletter that will keep you informed. Their editors read thousands of articles each day and condense the best into just a 2-minute read. To stay up-to-date, I recommend that you subscribe to SmartBrief’s Edtech Newsletter. SmartBrief also has newsletters for accomplished teachers , special education professionals , and Higher Ed Leaders. They send these short, useful emails to nearly 6 million industry professionals.

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Inspiring & Informing Through Affective Leadership

EdNews Daily

The post Inspiring & Informing Through Affective Leadership first appeared on EdNews Daily. By Jamie Bricker Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a monthly series on the impact of Affective Leadership in the school system. Affective leadership is all about working with people, rather than trying to work through them or simply going around them. All stakeholders become far more invested in the school, when they feel genuinely valued, respected, and heard by administration.

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How Liberty 53 Integrates Trauma-Informed Practices

Digital Promise

To support these students, education professionals are turning to trauma-informed practices. One district thoughtfully embedding trauma-informed practices into their everyday work is Liberty 53 School District in Missouri. Finally, being trauma-informed can involve rethinking discipline. Bring a Trauma-Informed Approach to Your District. For more research-informed tips, check out the Trauma Featured Topic Page on the Digital Promise Research Map.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

In the past decade, organizations have turned to online learning to create informed trainings and reach more people. The post Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference appeared first on Digital Promise. Like many folks in today’s workforce, I spend a significant amount of time in front of a computer screen with my smartphone close by, responding to a flurry of emails, calls, texts, and calendar invitations.

The Remote Work Series: Harness the Flow, Let Information Go

Education Elements

Distributing information in an organization can sometimes feel like playing telephone. When we need to share information with teammates, it can be easy to start small, by having side conversations with colleagues sitting nearby.

Use Print and TV Ads as Informational Texts

MiddleWeb

Baker has the tools and ideas you need to blend this high engagement topic into standards-based lessons on analyzing informational text. Close Reading the Media Informational Text advertising commercials Frank Baker Frank W.

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CoSN2021: How Remote Learning Informs the Future of Education Infrastructure

EdTech Magazine

At the onset of the pandemic, remote, online and hybrid learning were treated as temporary emergency measures. In recent months, however, it’s grown clear that these models will persist in some form even after COVID-19 begins to subside.

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8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information

EdTech Magazine

5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information. Schools handle a wide variety of sensitive information concerning students and their families. Laws, regulations and ethical obligations require administrators to take active measures to protect that information from unauthorized disclosure. . Minimize Data Collection of Student Information. When schools don’t collect sensitive data elements, there is no risk they will lose control of that information if a data breach occurs.

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3 familiar tools that enable trauma-informed teaching

eSchool News

While the awareness of trauma-informed teaching has been a concept I have grappled with, teaching amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has moved this concept to the forefront in terms of how to be effective as a trauma-informed educator in the virtual classroom.

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Russian Cyber Criminals Leveraging Personal Identifiable Information (PII) to Target Education Sector

EdNews Daily

In a series of leaks (likely from disgruntled individuals connected to the gang) which followed this statement, Conti also gave the world a window into how it will conduct this campaign of retribution — by finding and weaponizing victims’ personally identifiable information (PII).

John Green launches Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information

NeverEndingSearch

John recently introduced a new 10-episode Crash Course series, Navigating Digital Information, developed in partnership with MediaWise –a project of the Poynter Institute, funded by Google, with curriculum developed by the Stanford History Education Group who gave us several important research projects , including the well-known study, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning , with its bleak wake-up call. Why are they sharing the information?

How Formative Assessment Supports the Learning Journey

Speaker: Todd Theobald, Noel Gomez, Marcus Painter

Join educators and assessment experts as they discuss the role of formative assessment in student learning, how formative practices can guide the teaching and learning cycle, and the positive impact assessment can make on your classroom.

AVer Information Launches Dream Classroom Giveaway Contest

eSchool News

AVer Information Inc., About AVer Information Inc. the award-winning provider of video collaboration solutions and education technology solutions, announced today the launch of the AVer Dream Classroom Giveaway Contest where four classroom makeovers will be awarded.

PROOF POINTS: What happens when private student information leaks

The Hechinger Report

In a report publicly released in October 2020 , the Government Accountability Office (GAO) counted 99 school data breaches over the past four years, from July 2016 to May 2020, that compromised the personal information of thousands of students in kindergarten through high school.

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4 key pillars of a trauma-informed approach during COVID-19

eSchool News

A trauma-informed approach means teachers, administrators, staff, students and families recognize the behavioral, emotional, relational and academic impact of trauma, and address the impact through developing skills and providing specific trauma-informed supports.

9 new podcasts to inform and inspire educators

eSchool News

The pandemic’s challenges for the education community are no secret, but we’ve also seen how it has pushed innovation in many areas. One such area is in podcasting, as the past year-plus has been fertile ground for new podcasts to launch, develop, and sustain.

A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

4 Vocab Steps Help Kids Grasp Information Text

MiddleWeb

Britany Harris and Sunday Cummins share a four-step process to introduce a few new vocabulary words before reading an information text and then focus on them as kids read, talk and write. Articles Vocabulary Britany Harris informational sources strategies Sunday Cummins unfamiliar vocabulary

How Schools Can Respond To The Age Of Information

TeachThought - Learn better.

How Schools Can Respond To The Age Of Information. The information used to be here, and there, and over there. Now it’s moving, from a singular there, to a plural everywhere –very much a new age of information and information access. Information Sources.

3 Websites Where You Can Find Complex Informational Texts

Catlin Tucker

As many teachers shift to the Common Core Standards, they are attempting to incorporate more complex texts and more informational/nonfiction texts into their curriculum. Many teachers are discovering that there are a range of websites that offer informational texts available at various Lexile levels. If you have additional online resources you use to find complex informational texts, please post a comment and share them!

Beyond Finding Information

The Principal of Change

This is a short and funny video to help discussion on the type of learning we are seeing in our world today: What I stress about the video is that it is less about finding information and more about what you do with it. The idea that technology gets rid of the “basics” is ridiculous; it is more about going beyond those basics and doing more than you could without access to endless information.

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The Digital Experience Insights Report

You don’t need to feel your way around in the dark anymore. Download this groundbreaking report to shine a light on the invisible opportunities your team is missing — and discover what they’re ultimately costing your business.