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

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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.” 3, 2018 - Boston, MA and Bergen, Norway – Teacher efficacy is becoming a focal point for today’s K-12 classroom.

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Technology and the Classroom—The Users’ Perspective

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Click here to download the full white paper. InFocus K-12 Higher Education Resources Collaboration Research Classroom Technology Research Report End Users White Papers Digital Learning

Report explores 3 college, career readiness strategies

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A white paper from Pearson is designed to help educators navigate different approaches to students’ college and career readiness. A new white paper introduces three “readiness models” designed to gauge students’ preparedness for college and workforce success. The white paper presents three readiness models, providing the foundations of each model and comparing and contrasting their structures and objectives.

Report: Teens feel ‘addicted’ to mobile devices

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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.

Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

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Schools and districts needed a way to standardize data about their students’ backgrounds and achievement levels to meet state and federal reporting requirements. Reports to Insights. Data interoperability should be invisible. Perhaps we’ve grown too accustomed to paying for purchases with a mobile app, or booking reservations online, or using Google to plan our daily commutes.

The upward march

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News & World Report rankings. In their new white paper , Michele R. News & World ReportIn The Myth of Sisyphus, Sisyphus, a figure of Greek mythology, is condemned to roll a massive boulder up a mountain for eternity, only to see the boulder brought back down the mountain each time by the force of its own weight. In higher education, the competitive pressure is no less heavy for institutions to rise in the U.S.

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Here’s how to upgrade your firewall before your school gets hacked!

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Even more alarming—those are just the attacks that were reported. For superintendents and IT directors, accomplishing this mandate requires high visibility tools, including real-time dashboards and reporting. Download this free white paper and learn how to simplify your school infrastructure by merging security and network functions now! In 2018, there were 122 publicly-disclosed cybersecurity incidents that affected 119 public K-12 education agencies across 38 states.

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How districts are addressing adolescent mental health

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Research from a recent white paper highlights the increasing crisis in adolescent mental health. Seventy percent of teens cite anxiety and depression as a significant problem for their friends and their peers, and 40 percent of students report that bullying, substance, and alcohol abuse are affecting fellow students. In a recent edWebinar , presenters emphasized the need for school districts “to intervene with students as quickly as possible to keep them safe.”

5 steps to universally-designed instruction

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White paper addresses instructional design process to make learning rigorous, accessible for all learners. Goalbook has published a white paper, Different Paths Up the Same Mountain, which outlines a 5-step instructional design process for educators to apply in the classroom. Neu observed, “Goalbook’s white paper articulates a clear approach for how educators can design instruction that provides access to high levels of learning for all students.”

Can blending tech into data collection deepen interest in STEM?

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PASCO white paper examines a tech-enabled, inquiry-based approach to teaching science. 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. The white paper can be found at [link]. Material from a press release was used in this report.

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The 4 conditions that support deeper learning

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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.

How our changing world is shifting the way Gen Z is influenced by post-secondary marketing

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Glacier and Academica Group’s annual White Paper Report, ‘State of Advertising to High School Students in 2020′, sheds light on Gen Z’s changing social media habits and how they respond to advertising.

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

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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. While classroom furniture may seem like a decidedly low-tech solution, it can be a high-impact tool that literally puts students in the right learning posture,” the CDW white paper notes. “In How K–12 Schools Can Create Flexible Seating in the Classroom.

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OPINION: Kindergarten is more than preparation for first grade, and we need to take it back

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As the white paper “ Taking Back Kindergarten: Rethinking Rigor for Young Learners ” discusses, a rigorous approach to kindergarten does not have to be at odds with developmentally appropriate education. The World Economic Forum reports that while some fields are growing and others are not, nearly all are changing. She contributed the foreword to the white paper “ Taking Back Kindergarten: Rethinking Rigor for Young Learners.”

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

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” 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. In our research (link to white paper) we found that around 50% of such native applications that allow content creation within the interactive displays utilize Flash still.

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Schools Invest in Cameras and Security to Boost Building Safety

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billion school security industry through at least 2021, Marketplace reports. DISCOVER: Download our white paper to l earn more about enhanced video surveillance. 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.

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Schools Invest in Cameras and Security to Boost Building Safety

EdTech Magazine

billion school security industry through at least 2021, Marketplace reports. DISCOVER: Download our white paper to l earn more about enhanced video surveillance. 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.

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

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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. Houpe spoke with EdTech about the white paper and the ways in which the Fourth Industrial Revolution is driving digital transformation.

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Schools Need Robust Networks to Support Internet of Things

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Olathe runs several thermostats on the wireless network, along with wearable devices such as blood sugar monitors that automatically send reports about students to school nurses, says Jay Merkle, wireless network engineer for the district. Most deployments will call for a mix of on-premises systems and public and private clouds, according to the IDC report. Schools Need Robust Networks to Support Internet of Things. jena.passut_7651. Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:52.

Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs

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The High School Esports League reports it now represents about 1,200 schools — up from 200 the year before. DOWNLOAD: Get CDW’s white paper “A Modern Learning Environment.”. Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs. amy.burroughs_26341. Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:47. A growing number of schools are launching esports teams or programs to give student gamers a competitive outlet for their video game habits.

Gamechanger: Type to Learn is Now in the Cloud!

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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.

Making Time for Mindfulness

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After finding that students who self-reported mindful habits performed better on tests and had higher grades, researchers with the Boston Charter Research Collaborative — a partnership between the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University (CEPR), MIT, and Transforming Education — wanted to know if school-based mindfulness training could help more students reap similar benefits.

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

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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 However, for educators to accomplish these goals students, families, teachers, school and district leaders, teacher preparation programs and state leaders all must fulfill obligations outlined in the white paper.

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

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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. For example, a study in Computers in Human Behavior reported that children who went five days without screen exposure exhibited increased sensitivity to and comprehension of nonverbal emotional cues.

Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

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Classroom Design Research and White Papers. Clever Classrooms: Summary report of the HEAD project. link] [PDF] High Performance Learning Spaces – a paper shared by Stanford University in 2004 about their research into creating spaces where high performance learning happens. This paper gives lots of examples and ideas for what makes an excellent, nurturing outdoor play space.

Research examines blended learning, student achievement

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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

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This report from UNICEF suggests so. This white paper from USAID argues so. Two months into school closures, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the challenges brought on by COVID-19 are far from over. Schools and districts may continue to face uncertain circumstances over the next months or even years as the world fights the virus.

XPRIZE: The Real Winners? Underserved Adult Learners

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It has spurred the publication of white papers, launch of incubators and conferences, as well as interest amongst journalists and advocacy groups. Department of Education reports, 50 percent of adult learners who sign up for a federally funded program drop out within 12 hours of their first class — and that is if they can get into a class.

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

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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. Tue, 02/26/2019 - 12:04.

It’s Time to Make Your Classroom Paper-free

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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.

Strategies for teaching, learning success

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In this week’s news: Report explores 3 college, career readiness strategies. A new white paper introduces three “readiness models” designed to gauge students’ preparedness for college and workforce success. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week. Every Friday, I’ll bring you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

What We Learn from Making

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But as a new report from Project Zero ’s Agency by Design concludes, the real value of maker education has more to do with building character than with building the next industrial revolution. The report offers a glimpse of the emerging findings of AbD’s multiyear research initiative, exploring the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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

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According to a white paper from CDW , there are seven unique benefits to adopting hyperconvergence: 1. Previously, Eli was a staff reporter for medical trade publication Frontline Medical News, where he experienced the impact of continuous education and evolving teaching methods through the medical lens. Why K–12 Districts Should Use HCI to Improve Their Data Centers. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:42.

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

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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.