July, 2024

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ISTELive 24: The Dually Tech Game

EdTech Magazine

Department silos can pose a major challenge to K–12 staff, even when they have the same goals of improving the learning experience for students. At Ector County Independent School District, the digital learning and the curriculum and instruction teams realized they should be working together to make more progress toward their goals. Over the past four years, these departments have improved their communication skills and professional development offerings, culminating most recently in the develop

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The Case for Why Handwriting is Still an Essential Skill for Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

An article on NPR caught my eye. First, because it was on a topic many consider settled science–haven’t we moved on from handwriting to keyboarding ? Audio even? If you poll schools, you’ll find that many continue to teach handwriting, partly because without it, how can adults sign checks and contracts? But also, because there are undeniable cognitive benefits students experience through the process of learning to write: Enhanced memory and learning : Handwriting improves reten

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Mastering Gaming Monitor Response Times: A UFO Test Guide

ViewSonic Education

Ever heard of the UFO Test? If you’re imagining secret government missions or alien sightings, think again. This handy tool checks out how fast your monitor reacts, which is key to snagging that silky-smooth, lag-free gaming experience. Curious why it matters and how it can transform your monitor setup? Read on as we uncover the details and find out how the UFO Test can be your ace in the hole for gaming greatness.

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Beyond the Comfort Zone: Why Calculated Risks are the Key to Unlocking Student Potential

A Principal's Reflections

Taking a leap of faith can be daunting, but it is often needed to grow. Stagnation is the enemy of progress. In education, sticking solely to what's comfortable hinders growth. Calculated risk-taking becomes crucial for improving practice. Sticking to the familiar routine feels safe, even if it means being perpetually stuck in neutral. Self-doubt creeps in, making us question our capabilities to navigate the unknown.

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Enhancing School Device Management for Improved Learning

Schools face increasing challenges as technology becomes integral to education. Efficient device management is essential for maximizing technology use and safeguarding investments. Our article discusses the importance of tracking devices, outlines current challenges, and suggests modern solutions that go beyond traditional methods like Excel. Learn how advanced tracking systems can streamline operations, improve maintenance, and offer real-time updates for better resource allocation.

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12 engaging activities to rock your back to school PD

Ditch That Textbook

Those first few days back at school before the students arrive are precious. We need time to collaborate with our colleagues and get back in gear. We also have required trainings and meetings we must attend. For some, these days are filled with dread. Boring meetings that “could have been an email” or trainings that don’t […] The post 12 engaging activities to rock your back to school PD appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Digital Promise Reflections: 5 EdTech Insights from ISTELive 24

Digital Promise

Digital Promise leaders reflect on top insights and learnings around education technology from the ISTELive 2024 conference.

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21 SAT/ACT Prep Online Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are popular online resources to prepare for ACT and SAT tests ( click for updated list ): Albert Online — lots of SAT practice exams, including subject areas. College Board Kaplan Test Prep Khan Academy reading-writing-practice Mindsnacks SAT Vocabulary –a big part of succeeding on the SAT essay is knowing the right word Number2.com –for SAT, ACT, GRE Perfect Score Project- -to prepare for SATs Prep Factory –for SATs, ACTs, other Quizlet –hundreds of SAT vocabulary prep flashcards UWorld S

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It’s Here! Educate AI Magazine is Now Available

EdNews Daily

It is here. Educate AI Magazine, an online magazine and website, is designed especially for K-12 educators, higher education instructors and administrators, workforce development and corporate training and re-skilling personnel. Now everyone can subscribe and have every issue delivered directly to their inbox. According to Joel Backon, editor in chief at Educate AI, “The Educate AI magazine and media platform are designed to support those who want to enhance learning through AI.

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The Importance of Staying Active While Pursuing an Online Degree

EdTech4Beginners

In today’s fast-paced world, it can be easy to let physical activity fall by the wayside. Many jobs or schooling programs require staying seated and still for hours at a time. Despite there being plenty of research out there to show that this is counterintuitive to maintaining good physical and mental health, most jobs out there simply don’t have environments that accommodate a healthy balance.

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Build meaningful reflection into class in minutes with Mirror Talk

Ditch That Textbook

This post is sponsored by Swivl.Imagine that a student finishes up a science lab. Or a book. Or even learning about a new subject. What if they don’t think about what they’ve learned – and how it fits in the big picture and what to do with it? A lot of the power and promise of […] The post Build meaningful reflection into class in minutes with Mirror Talk appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Quickly Create Personalized Learning Experiences that Work

How can we actively engage learners 24/7, on their level and according to their interests, while respecting their learning styles? It’s not impossible. In this guide: Explore how to transform traditional, one-way videos into two-way interactive learning experiences Understand different types of artificial intelligence (AI), including - Generative vs.

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How Centering the Voices of Early Childhood Educators in Rural Communities Can Promote Equity

Digital Promise

The post How Centering the Voices of Early Childhood Educators in Rural Communities Can Promote Equity appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Independent and Private Schools Address Unique Cybersecurity Threats

EdTech Magazine

Westminster Christian School CIO Omar Valerio is so focused on cybersecurity that he’s essentially turned his office into his very own security operations center. Two video displays mounted on his walls and four desktop monitors provide real-time views of network traffic and security monitoring tools that alert him to potential threats. For Valerio, security is paramount because K–12 schools face a continuous onslaught of cyberattacks.

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Preparing Students for Future Careers with Soft Skills Training on Financial Decisions

Ask a Tech Teacher

Last summer, I helped my niece create a cookie stand. She learned not only about baking but how to budget for supplies, manage earnings, and communicate with customers, which taught her money management while boosting her confidence in handling real-life business scenarios. These are the soft skills associated with financial literacy. The Ask a Tech Teacher team has put them together into an article to remind students–and teachers what students should know when they leave high school: Pre

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Building a Sustainable Future City

User Generated Education

A group of gifted students, who I have in my classroom for several years, have been building sustainable cities for a number of years as part of their SDGs education, see: Building a Sustainable City [link] Creating a Sustainable City (#SDG 11): A Collaboration Between NM Gifted Elementary Students and PA 10th Graders [link] Future City Competition I knew about the Future City Competition for a while, and was waiting until my students reached 6th grade, the minimum age/grade allowed, to enter.

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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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An Education Chatbot Company Collapsed. Where Did the Student Data Go?

Edsurge

When Los Angeles Unified School District launched a districtwide AI chatbot nicknamed “Ed” in March, officials boasted that it represented a revolutionary new tool that was only possible thanks to generative AI — a personal assistant that could point each student to tailored resources and assignments and playfully nudge and encourage them to keep going.

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Metametrics: Enhancing Student Achievement with the NEW Lexile & Quantile Hub

TeacherCast

Explore the innovative Lexile & Quantile Hub by MetaMetrics and revolutionize your teaching and assessment methods. The post Metametrics: Enhancing Student Achievement with the NEW Lexile & Quantile Hub appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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Pathways to Success: Co-Designing Micro-credentials and LERs for K-12 Learners

Digital Promise

Co-design sessions with Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) & Talladega City Schools around micro-credential and LER implementation

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ISTELive 24: Navigating Dyslexia with AI Technologies

EdTech Magazine

Technology was already helping 14-year-old Makenzie Gilkison manage her dyslexia. Now, she has even more powerful tools at her disposal, thanks to artificial intelligence. She urges students and teachers to use tools that level the playing field for students, whether or not they’ve been diagnosed with a disability as she has. AI in education strategist Holly Clark, author of “The AI Infused Classroom,” shares even deeper knowledge about the ways AI tools can help students without leading to misu

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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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How to Choose the Right Online Tutor for Your Child

Ask a Tech Teacher

With the increased popularity of online tutors, the Ask a Tech Teacher team has come up with some guidelines to help you select the right one for your child: How to Choose the Right Online Tutor for Your Child As many as a third of kids are given a leg up in their learning efforts by professional tutors, so there’s a high chance you’re considering this option for your child.

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Resources and Strategies to Help Become a Better Online Test-Taker

EdTech4Beginners

There are a few things in life that are universally anxiety-inducing. Test-taking is one of them. No matter the subject matter, the grade, or the age at which someone may be taking a test, nerves are typically going to be present. Where some people may be calm and confident on the inside and others near shaking, where there is a test involved there is usually some important grade attached to the results.

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Do Shocking College Tuition Prices Reflect What Students Actually Pay?

Edsurge

It’s no secret that high school students are looking at the prospect of college more skeptically , and a large part of their hesitation comes from worry about taking on thousands of dollars in student loans. Parsing education data into snack-sized servings. It’s only natural that they would experience sticker shock after researching the annual cost of attendance at universities that have caught their eye — which might be equivalent to a parent’s annual salary.

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Introducing the Instructional Coaches Data Dashboard and Command Center!

TeacherCast

Coaches, have you ever found yourself being pulled in a million directions? Of course you have … that after is the definition of what an Instructional Coach does each day. No matter what type of Instructional Coach you might be, (Reading, Math, Digital Learning, etc) the struggle to keep it all together each day is The post Introducing the Instructional Coaches Data Dashboard and Command Center!

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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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How Text-to-Speech Technology is Breaking Barriers for Math Learners

Digital Promise

The post How Text-to-Speech Technology is Breaking Barriers for Math Learners appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Educators Wrestle with the Real-Life Applications of New K–12 Federal Policy Document

EdTech Magazine

In January, the U.S. Department of Education released the nation’s signature educational technology policy document — “2024 National Educational Technology Plan: A Call to Action for Closing the Digital Access, Design and Use Divides.” Much has changed since the NETP’s 2016 update, but many issues persist; namely, gaps in how students and teachers access and leverage technology for teaching and learning.

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Building Community in Virtual High Schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

In response to the challenges of COVID, a dissatisfaction with local in-person schools, and increasingly diverse needs of the high school student population, enrollment in US virtual schools is now over 300,000 with about 20% of students taking at least one online course. There are pros and cons of attending class via computer. You can learn on your own schedule, but what if you have connectivity issues?

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Financial Aid Identity Fraud is Good Business for Bad Actors: AI is Custom Made to Shut it Down

EdNews Daily

By Kristina E. Greene California’s community colleges are a hotbed of financial aid fraud. In fact, according to the state Chancellor’s Office, about one in four applications for financial aid are bogus: in the past year alone, more than 460,000 requests to the state’s online application system are fraudulent requests from bad actors. Just what can be done about a system that is polluted to this degree?

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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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When Students Are Absent, Do Their Relationships With Teachers Suffer?

Edsurge

Students are missing a lot of classes. Chronic absenteeism, when a student misses at least 10 percent of the school year — which includes missing school for any reason, and not just unexcused absences — nearly doubled from 2019 to 2022. In May, the White House flagged chronic absenteeism as a national “challenge,” pointing toward its connection to lower reading and graduation levels.

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Celebrating Innovation: zSpace Wins Tech & Learning Best of Show Award at ISTELive 24

TeacherCast

Explore zSpace's Career Readiness Solution and discover how it's revolutionizing educational technology. Dive into future careers with AR/VR laptops and Career Coach AI. The post Celebrating Innovation: zSpace Wins Tech & Learning Best of Show Award at ISTELive 24 appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Network.

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Can AI Be Ethical? Understanding What This Means for the Education Sector

Digital Promise

The post Can AI Be Ethical? Understanding What This Means for the Education Sector appeared first on Digital Promise.

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What Is the Incident Command System, and How Does Technology Support It?

EdTech Magazine

Emergency situations are simply a part of life, but schools now have a wider range of tech tools to help support the coordination and execution of their Incident Command System, or ICS. State-funded school districts across the country have been using this standardized approach to emergency response for almost two decades. The system has been required for all schools and school districts that receive government funding for emergency preparedness.

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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.