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FETC 2024: Could Esports Reverse the Trend of K–12 Boys Falling Behind?

EdTech Magazine

The numbers don’t lie. Compared with K–12 girls, boys are disciplined at higher rates and are more likely to be expelled than girls. Additionally, their test scores are lower, and they are less likely to graduate from high school. These devastating numbers are a cause for action, said Kristy Custer, president of educational innovation for High School Esports League.

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3 Reasons Teachers Should Use the Playlist Model

Catlin Tucker

Let’s start with a quick review of the playlist, or individual rotation, model for those who have not heard of it. A playlist is a sequence of learning activities designed to move students toward a desired result. Most playlists culminate in a performance task or artifact intended to demonstrate students’ ability to transfer or apply what they learned working through the playlist.

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11 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools to Support Effective Teaching and Leadership

A Principal's Reflections

It goes without saying that AI is a hot topic of conversation in education circles and beyond. In the beginning, I was a skeptic myself, but now I use it to support my professional work, especially when I coach leaders. While there are legitimate concerns and anything generated by AI needs to be fully vetted, the most profound benefit is how it can save educators precious time.

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Elevating Innovation: Conference Reflections and Takeaways from Educators

Digital Promise

In November 2023, Digital Promise and Verizon Innovative Learning hosted the second annual Elevating Innovation Virtual Conference. The event attracted more than 3,000 participants from across the country and around the world. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the latest educational trends, emerging technologies, and innovative strategies shaping education directly from education and edtech experts like Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani; Future Ready Schools director of innovation

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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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20 useful ways to use Padlet in class now

Ditch That Textbook

Padlet is a web app that lets users post notes on a digital wall. The uses for this site in the classroom are virtually endless!There’s a good chance you’ve done the “write on a sticky note and put it on the wall” activity — or have seen it happen before. Padlet lets those sticky notes have images, […] The post 20 useful ways to use Padlet in class now appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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5 Reasons Why Education Leaders Need to Consider AI

Education Elements

Imagine a new educational paradigm: virtual tutors provide real-time assistance, ensuring no students are left behind. Interactive simulations and virtual reality experiences engage learners in immersive educational adventures, making lessons come alive. Teachers collaborate to analyze student performance data, enabling targeted interventions and fostering a supportive and dynamic learning environment.

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Critical Race Theory Is About You, and All of Us

The Jose Vilson

Recently, Christina Cross, a Black woman sociologist at Harvard, found her work at the crosshairs of the same person who brought us the bastardization of critical race theory. (Yes, it was.) Many scholars, from her sociology department to the primary investigators of the original study, defended her against his claims of plagiarism, but people jumped regardless.

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The 4Cs: How esports promotes student development

eSchool News

Key points: Esports is more than gaming–it helps students develop critical skills How esports can help students in the classroom (no, seriously!) 4 tips for creating an elementary esports program For more news on esports, visit eSN’s Digital Learning hub I first started trying to get an esports program at my school in 2011. At the time, there was a lot of resistance around the misconception that violent video games make violent kids, despite all the evidence to the contrary.

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PROOF POINTS: Learning science might help kids read better

The Hechinger Report

A growing chorus of education researchers, pundits and “science of reading” advocates are calling for young children to be taught more about the world around them. It’s an indirect way of teaching reading comprehension. The theory is that what we grasp from what we read depends on whether we can hook it to concepts and topics that we already know. Natalie Wexler’s 2019 best-selling book, The Knowledge Gap , championed knowledge-building curricula and more schools around the country, from Baltimo

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8 Ways to Create AI-Proof Writing Prompts

techlearning

ChatGPT and other AI tools are smart but I’m smarter. okay maybe not, but these are strategies for writing AI-proof writing prompts that I’ve used effectively in my classes.

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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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FETC 2024: What Happens if the Network Goes Down? K–12 Delves Deeper.

EdTech Magazine

The potential fallout from a cybersecurity breach is keeping K–12 IT teams up at night. The possibility of bad actors getting into and silently moving about school networks for months without detection has IT experts worried about student data loss, third-party risks, lack of leadership support for proper cybersecurity funding and even losing their jobs as a result.

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AI in the Classroom: Crafting Responsible Guidelines for Educators and Learners

The Thinking Stick

This week I have had the pleasure of working with Singapore American School (SAS) in supporting educators around AI as well as starting to draft some guidance documents for the wider school community. It has been a great experience seeing first hand how a school can take the Washington State AI Guidance released by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction reflecting on it, tearing it apart, making it their own and building upon it.

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Books to Help Students Explore Body Image

MiddleWeb

As students experience physical and emotional changes as part of adolescent development, body image can become a complex and sensitive topic. Reading books that explore body image can help. Kasey Short shares some favorite titles and questions for reflection and discussion. The post Books to Help Students Explore Body Image first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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8 New Districts Join the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

From Pennsylvania to California, these eight districts are the latest to join the network of 150 forward-thinking education leaders.

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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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3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st-Century Student

TeachThought - Learn better.

3 Knowledge Domains For Teaching And Learning by TeachThought Staff Thinking in the 21st century is just different. That doesn’t […] The post 3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st-Century Student appeared first on TeachThought.

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As Schools Cope With a Cybersecurity ‘Wild West,’ Advocates Roll Out Guidelines for Vendors

Marketplace K-12

Public and private organizations have set cybersecurity guidelines for ed-tech companies, in an effort to shift some of burden for policing away from districts. The post As Schools Cope With a Cybersecurity ‘Wild West,’ Advocates Roll Out Guidelines for Vendors appeared first on Market Brief.

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A Technologist Spent Years Building an AI Chatbot Tutor. He Decided It Can’t Be Done.

Edsurge

When Satya Nitta worked at IBM, he and a team of colleagues took on a bold assignment: Use the latest in artificial intelligence to build a new kind of personal digital tutor. This was before ChatGPT existed, and fewer people were talking about the wonders of AI. But Nitta was working with what was perhaps the highest-profile AI system at the time, IBM’s Watson.

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Why Gamify with Badges in the Classroom

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

Why gamify with badges? Providing a visual display of student achievement can be fun and motivating. The post Why Gamify with Badges in the Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler.

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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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6 tips to help educators support young readers

eSchool News

Key points: It’s important to move beyond sight words and focus on foundational skills 3 keys to successful summer reading More than a passion project, literacy advocacy takes a village For more news on literacy, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching hub In school, many kindergarten and first-grade students are asked to memorize lists of common words, which are sometimes called “sight words.

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Young children misbehave. Some are suspended for acting their age

The Hechinger Report

JOHNSBURG, Ill. — A group of fifth grade boys trailed into the conference room in the front office of Johnsburg Elementary School and sat at the table, their feet dangling from the chairs. “It was brought to my attention yesterday that there was an incident at football,” Principal Bridget Belcastro said to the group. The students tried to explain: One boy pushed a kid, another jumped on the ball, and yet another jumped on the boy on the ball.

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Strategies for Encouraging Girls to Explore STEAM

Discovery Education

Educators, administrators, and corporate leaders all agree: we need to encourage girls to explore STEAM skills and consider STEM careers for their futures. But how? We asked members of the Discovery Educator Network to share content, programs, and ideas they have found to be successful in bringing more girls to the world of STEAM! Infusing STEAM […] The post Strategies for Encouraging Girls to Explore STEAM appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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What Is Educational Technology (Ed Tech), and Why Should Schools Invest in It?

EdTech Magazine

Long gone are the days of overhead projectors and handwritten papers. Today’s teachers have robust technology at their disposal, and students have grown up in an increasingly digital world. But, with so many software applications, devices and other technologies on the market, it’s easy for teachers to become overwhelmed with the array of opportunities available to them.

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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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333: Integrating AI Literacy into Earth Day Celebrations

The Thinking Stick

Imagine students grappling with AI-crafted ethical dilemmas. They’re not just learning about sustainability – they’re learning how to question, research, and discern credible information. It’s about nurturing critical thinking and responsible info consumption – the core of information literacy ???? Want to dig into our free guide ‘Generative AI and Earth Day’?

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Translanguaging Can Be Part of Any Lesson

MiddleWeb

Students’ languages are one of the most effective tools they have to achieve academically, writes language specialist Tan Huynh. When we create space for heritage languages across the learning experience, we help students understand content and more fully express themselves. The post Translanguaging Can Be Part of Any Lesson first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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How Can Educational Leaders Strengthen Digital Equity in an Age of AI?

Digital Promise

The post How Can Educational Leaders Strengthen Digital Equity in an Age of AI? appeared first on Digital Promise.

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What Is Mistake Literacy? The Research Of Learning Through Failure

TeachThought - Learn better.

Though it is perhaps not intuitive, Richland et al. (2009) found that error generation is positively correlated to enhanced memory. The post What Is Mistake Literacy? The Research Of Learning Through Failure appeared first on TeachThought.

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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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New Federal Report Underscores Tech Sector’s Role in Combating Disparities

Marketplace K-12

This year's National Educational Technology Plan focuses on three distinct types of digital divides. The post New Federal Report Underscores Tech Sector’s Role in Combating Disparities appeared first on Market Brief.

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Is It Time for a National Conversation About Eliminating Letter Grades?

Edsurge

As Joshua Eyler was researching a book on what brain science tells us about how to improve teaching , one issue kept coming up as an underlying problem: The way schools and colleges grade student work is at odds with effective teaching. The science says kids need to feel free to try things and fail, and that the deepest learning comes when failure happens and the student figures out how to course-correct, Eyler says.

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Your AI Rubric Stinks

Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler

It is time consuming to create rubrics, especially good ones. Using AI can help, but what if your AI rubric stinks? The post Your AI Rubric Stinks appeared first on Teacher Tech with Alice Keeler.

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Crafting ethical AI landscapes in K-12 education

eSchool News

Key points: Educators must model AI use that enhances learning while respecting core values AI in education is revolutionizing learning 6 ways you’re already using AI in the classroom For more news on AI in education, visit eSN’s Digital Learning hub The summer of 2023 brought with it a declaration from our Executive Director of Technology that it would be the Summer of AI.

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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.