New Gaggle White Paper Helps Districts Understand and Support Students Struggling With Mental Health

eSchool News

To help educators understand and respond to this deepening crisis, Gaggle has published a new white paper titled “ Addressing the Crisis in Student Mental Health: How Districts Can Identify and Support Struggling Students.”. For a free copy of the white paper, visit [link].

itslearning Introduces New White Paper on Improving Teacher Efficacy

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To help districts find new ways to create efficiencies across all of their systems, itslearning has published a new white paper, “Using Curriculum-Driven Technology to Support Teachers: A K-12 guide to improving teacher efficiency and student outcomes by providing curriculum-driven technology.” The ways in which the right technology supports district-wide teacher efficiency.

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Technology and the Classroom—The Users’ Perspective

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New research from NewBay’s AV Technology and Tech & Learning magazines—from a poll of more than 200 users of educational technology in K–12 and higher education—shows how technology leads to increased engagement and more use of online resources, thereby improving educational outcomes. While there’s still a technology gap in many schools, it’s a gap that up-to-date projectors, large displays, better networking/connectivity solutions, and better teaching software can fill.

Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs

EdTech Magazine

Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs. The High School Esports League reports it now represents about 1,200 schools — up from 200 the year before. In competitive gaming, milliseconds matter , and the technology supporting students can make or break an esports venture. My advice, always, to schools starting out is to ensure that all equipment and networking technology can support the speeds and processing the sport requires.

Report: Teens feel ‘addicted’ to mobile devices

eSchool News

A new report reveals that half of teenagers said mobile device addiction impacts their daily lives. The poll, which surveyed 1,240 parents and kids from the same households, is accompanied by a white paper, Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance , in an effort to paint a complete picture about the issues surrounding technology use and addiction. Key white paper findings include: 1.

How Technology Is Harming Your Child’s Development … Or Is It?

Securly

There are a wide variety of factors and silver linings accompanying this issue; thus, we have compiled the pros and cons of the top online activities (across various age groups) in the table below: Taken from Securly’s Managing Screen Time: The Student’s Perspective white paper. Technology is so heavily integrated into the development of today’s youth that scientists find it necessary to examine its impact on child behavior.

Educator Micro-credentials are Grounded in Research

Digital Promise

Accessed and awarded online, micro-credentials leverage an online technology platform to provide educators competency-based, on-demand, personalized, and shareable opportunities to demonstrate and be recognized for their professional learning. Digital Promise’s new white paper examines how the organization has ensured the content of micro-credentials and the process for earning them are anchored in rigorous research.

What Educators Need to Know About Technology Addiction

Graphite Blog

It's enough to make you wonder: Are my students addicted to technology? Look around, and it's easy to see how media and technology have changed our day-to-day lives, even compared to a decade ago. To find answers to these questions -- and, more importantly, to help support a healthy digital lifestyle -- Common Sense examines the latest scientific research about problematic media use in our new report, Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance.

Can blending tech into data collection deepen interest in STEM?

eSchool News

PASCO white paper examines a tech-enabled, inquiry-based approach to teaching science. Research shows a growing global demand for qualified science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professions. To help educators provide students with the scientific literacy and hands-on experience needed for college and STEM careers, PASCO Scientific commissioned a white paper to review the research and expert opinion related to high-quality, engaging science instruction.

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The 4 conditions that support deeper learning

eSchool News

Deeper learning competencies serve as “North Star” for a new vision of teaching, according to a new report. Teachers must exchange their traditional instructor role for that of a “learning strategist” in order to achieve deeper learning outcomes, according to a new white paper from the nonprofit National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) and ConsultEd Strategists.

What Educators Need to Know About Technology Addiction

Graphite Blog

It's enough to make you wonder: Are my students addicted to technology? Look around, and it's easy to see how media and technology have changed our day-to-day lives, even compared to a decade ago. To find answers to these questions -- and, more importantly, to help support a healthy digital lifestyle -- Common Sense examines the latest scientific research about problematic media use in our new report, Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance.

How K–12 Schools Can Create Flexible Seating in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

A flexible classroom is a learning environment that utilizes an “agile physical setup that will accommodate both independent and group work,” according to a CDW white paper on constructing modern classrooms. Flexible seating in classrooms can be a great place for teachers to start, however, as it can be the catalyst for meaningful technology use in the classroom. How K–12 Schools Can Create Flexible Seating in the Classroom. juliet.vanwage…. Mon, 02/04/2019 - 14:53.

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Adobe Flash 2020 Retirement: The 5 R’s Strategy for Teachers

ViewSonic Education

” McAfee recently reported that “Flash continues to offer attackers an exploitable collection of flaws for the immediate future.” Even after the retirement announcement in 2017, CVE Details continued to report a large number of high to severe vulnerabilities found on the Flash platform. Although anything created in the last few years most likely was developed on one of the newer platforms, nonetheless the technology in your classrooms may not as up-to-date.

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Q&A: Rod Houpe Uses Evidence to Drive Change in Schools

EdTech Magazine

He knows firsthand what it’s like to merge technology and pedagogy. Houpe, along with colleagues Renee Patton, director of education for Cisco , and Sonny Magana, founder of consulting firm Magana Education , are part of Cisco’s K–12 Executive Council, a team of thought leaders who produced a white paper about organizational change as a driver of educational digital transformation. Our CMS community members are a part of the entire process — people, processes and technology.

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Schools Need Robust Networks to Support Internet of Things

EdTech Magazine

While IoT deployments are relatively new to education, industry observers expect the technology to make a big impact thanks to its potential to reduce costs, improve security and boost student engagement. Like any other technology introduced on campus, IoT will need a robust infrastructure to back it. Most deployments will call for a mix of on-premises systems and public and private clouds, according to the IDC report.

Schools Invest in Cameras and Security to Boost Building Safety

EdTech Magazine

When Keith Price became technology director of Alabama’s Vestavia Hills City Schools in 2019, one of the first tasks he tackled was replacing the district’s aging video management system. The old system was an “antiquated version that didn’t take advantage of modern technology,” Price says. billion school security industry through at least 2021, Marketplace reports. DISCOVER: Download our white paper to l earn more about enhanced video surveillance.

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Schools Invest in Cameras and Security to Boost Building Safety

EdTech Magazine

When Keith Price became technology director of Alabama’s Vestavia Hills City Schools in 2019, one of the first tasks he tackled was replacing the district’s aging video management system. The old system was an “antiquated version that didn’t take advantage of modern technology,” Price says. billion school security industry through at least 2021, Marketplace reports. DISCOVER: Download our white paper to l earn more about enhanced video surveillance.

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?Rhode Island’s Plans to Become a ‘Lab State’ for Personalized Learning

Edsurge

The Statewide Personalized Learning Initiative just released a white paper that could inspire others to create and align the pieces necessary for expansive personalized learning efforts. “We The framework maps out broad goals and objectives, calling on districts to create a school-based vision for learning, ramp up technological infrastructure, pilot new learning models, actively track successes and failures, and develop a plan for expanding successful pilot efforts.

Here’s how ‘renewable learning funds’ can transform workforce development

The Christensen Institute

LinkedIn’s monthly workforce reports, which offer timely insight into the labor market, continue to highlight endemic gaps in most major cities. A recent white paper that I coauthored in my capacity as a principal consultant at Entangled Solutions, The Future of Student Aid: Advancing New Models to Expand Access, Improve Quality, and Spur Innovation in Education, ” provided an overview of this relatively nascent vehicle in the United States.

Gamechanger: Type to Learn is Now in the Cloud!

Ask a Tech Teacher

This takes you to your teacher dashboard where you will find student reports and more. Teacher accounts include a dashboard that provides a list of students, detailed reports on student and class progress, the ability to create certificates, and more. Here’s a link to their white paper. A parent report can be accessed from the student login which allows parents to track their child’s typing progress and scores.

XPRIZE: The Real Winners? Underserved Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Although low-skilled adults have minimal access to educational opportunities, I outlined in my 2015 blog post some ways in which technology has the potential to provide critical access to quality, personalized learning experiences for this underserved population. The adult education market is one that has been ripe for technological innovation for some time. This field testing will generate first-of-its-kind data from adult learners using technology.

Research examines blended learning, student achievement

eSchool News

New white paper explores effective instructional models and course customization benefits. A new research report from Arizona State University (ASU) focuses on various evidence-based instructional models and strategies integrated within courses from an online curriculum provider in order to determine if they lead to increased student achievement and engagement. Material from a press release was used in this report.

Envisioning the 7 habits of highly resilient schools

The Christensen Institute

This report from UNICEF suggests so. This white paper from USAID argues so. Use technology to connect young people with real-world work and new networks. This spring’s experiment in remote learning has brought issues of technology back to the forefront of conversations about both instruction and equity. Two months into school closures, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the challenges brought on by COVID-19 are far from over.

ICE 2019: Physical Arrangement Sets the Tone for K–12 Modern Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

Despite cultural and technological changes over the past several decades, one thing remained the same: the desks. DOWNLOAD: Get CDW's latest white paper on constructing modern learning environments. She is a long time reporter, writer and editor, with extensive experience in features, corporate communications, trade publications and content marketing ICE 2019: Physical Arrangement Sets the Tone for K–12 Modern Learning Environments. eli.zimmerman_9856.

What 7 Factors Should Educators Consider When Choosing Digital Tools for Underserved Students?

Edsurge

In the report published last week by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education , Professor Linda Darling-Hammond and I summarized research findings about the conditions and practices that support positive outcomes of technology use and digital learning experiences for underserved, under-resourced, and underprepared students. The report introduces these seven practices in two categories: technology and context. Seven. That’s the magic number.

It’s Time to Make Your Classroom Paper-free

Ask a Tech Teacher

Each year, the world produces more than 300 million tons of paper. Environmental Protection Agency , paper typically found in a school or office environments such as copier paper, computer printouts, and notepads, comprise the largest category. Mitigating the use of paper has long been a goal for schools. Every year, a prodigious number of lesson plans center around dwindling rainforests, the shrinking world forests, and the ever-growing waste associated with paper.

Why K–12 Districts Should Use HCI to Improve Their Data Centers

EdTech Magazine

K–12 schools need powerful data centers now more than ever as their infrastructures feel the increasing weight of new technology integrations, data analytics initiatives and the rising number of personalized devices. Large technology companies are beginning to see the benefits as well. According to a white paper from CDW , there are seven unique benefits to adopting hyperconvergence: 1. Why K–12 Districts Should Use HCI to Improve Their Data Centers.

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What Next-Gen Digital Humanities Looks Like

Edsurge

ODH’s influence has “far exceeded the amount of money it was able to give to people,” Neil Fraistat , professor of English and former director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland-College Park, said over cake at the meeting. Kirschenbaum and his co-investigators produced a white paper that has been influential in the development of best practices for managing born-digital collections.

Will a Netflix Model Work for Textbooks?

Edsurge

There are publications like major reports, white papers and case studies too. He believes the internet should be enabling more sharing of knowledge for students, but right now, publishers are “leveraging technology to limit access” to information. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

New data supports disruption in law schools

The Christensen Institute

This supports Michele Pistone and Michael Horn’s recent white paper describing the disruption of the legal services market and the subsequent looming disruption facing legal education. Only 11 percent of recent graduates report being emotionally attached to their law school. Pistone and Horn suggest that law schools revolutionize how they think of the classroom and how they use technology.

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Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product ? Impero Education Pro ? at ISTE 2018

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We are always looking for ways to improve upon Impero Education Pro’s functionality so that teachers, IT departments and administrators have an even better experience when using technology in their classrooms and buildings” said Richard Fuller, Impero CEO. “We It also provides classroom management and anonymous reporting features, as well as tools to help schools and IT departments manage multiple devices.

Creating a Vision for Your School and Getting Buy In from Stakeholders

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started. It has been a leader for quite some time, in excellence and implementation of using technology to teach. We read their white paper for transforming teaching and Learning. Through that, with open walled learning, we can engage experts and technology and resources so that the learning goes beyond the classroom walls.

Making an environment where teachers can create bespoke lessons

The Hechinger Report

Across the country, individual schools and districts have been piloting personalized learning for several years with some impressive results,” according to a white paper published by Rhode Island about its efforts to personalize learning. This focus on personalized learning comes several years after the state sought to promote blended learning , which combines technology with in-person learning.

How 2Revolutions is Helping Schools, Districts, and States Support Future of Learning Models

Edsurge

In 2011, Rubin and Kern co-authored and released, Designing The Future of Learning, a white paper focused on the transformation taking place in the educational system. In the report, they share the 2Revolutions framework and describe six trends in education: personalization, growth in technology, more balance between formal and informal learning experiences, advances in learning sciences, shifting policies and increased economic pressures on the traditional model for instruction.

Learner Variability: The Why of Personalized Learning from Tom Driscoll

EdTechTeacher

LPS can also be viewed emerging tool that can help edtech developers design products that more effectively address learner variability. ( Example Here of Partnership with ReadWorks) Digital Promise has also published a new series of white papers that highlight emerging learning science research related to learner variability along with practical strategies for educators and policymakers to refine personalized learning strategies across various educational contexts.