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January 17, 2022

Top Stories on Technology In Education

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This item from the folks at Education Week may be of interest to some readers.

Here’s what is important to know about in ed-tech right now. View as a webpage.
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View these top stories and a popular primer on technology in education.
The use of technology in education, and changes required for distance teaching, are on the forefront of every educator’s mind. Education Week covers this day in and day out, so we prepared a primer and some of the top stories on this topic right now. Subscribe to read the entire library of coverage on this and many other topics.
How Effective Is Online Learning? What the Research Does and Doesn’t Tell Us
The times have dictated school closings and the rapid expansion of online education. Can online lessons replace in-school time?
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How Pandemic Tech Use Is Shaping K-12 Education
Educators have pushed their technology skills to the next level over the past year. How will that change teaching and learning?
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Technology in Education: An Overview
From personalized learning to online testing, and from OER to 1-to-1 computing, we explain the terms, outline the controversy, and give you the context you need.
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Teachers Are Watching Students’ Screens During Remote Learning. Is That Invasion of Privacy?
The tools help teachers keep remote students on track and pinpoint who needs help. Some parents and students worry about over-surveillance.
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Low-Income Children Less Likely to Experience ‘Live’ Contact With Teachers, Analysis Finds
Cybersecurity Training for Educators Lagging Behind Rising Risk of Cyberattacks
The Big Pandemic Tech Challenge: Reliable, High-Quality Internet Experiences for All
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December 22, 2021

Top Stories on Social-Emotional Learning

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A couple of items here from Education Week that may be of interest to readers.

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View these top stories and a special report on students’ social-emotional well-being.
Explore the challenges and opportunities of teaching social-emotional learning when school buildings are open, closed, or somewhere in between. Discover the tactics for teaching SEL while navigating new challenges. Subscribe to read the entire library of coverage on this and many other topics.
Students Need Emotional Support When Returning to School in Person. Here’s How (Opinion)
There are ways to attend to students’ social-emotional growth even when they are learning remotely or sitting in a classroom six feet apart.
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Here Are 3 Top SEL Strategies That Can Help Improve Student Engagement Right Now (Opinion)
One SEL strategy for each of the three key elements to serve as a guide as you get started with ensuring the SEL elements of student engagement are in place.
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Teaching the ‘New’ COVID-19 Social-Emotional Skills
Ensuring that students continue to develop critical social-emotional skills in a socially distanced world will require administrators and teachers to not just rethink existing approaches to social learning but also teach children to navigate the new social skills that are needed for life during the pandemic.
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Social-Emotional Learning Is the Elephant in the Room: Three Challenges to Consider
The Secret to Improving Students’ Social-Emotional Skills? Start With the Adults
What Student Age Groups Are Most Vulnerable to Pandemic-Related Trauma?
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December 20, 2021

School & District Management, Student Well-being, Student Achievement

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 6:32 pm
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Note these reports from the folks at Education Week.  There are several below related to virtual and blended learning.

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December 19, 2021

Top Stories on Growth Mindset

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An item from the folks at Education Week.

Here’s what is important to know about growth mindset right now. View as a webpage.
 
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Education Week helps you make sense of the issues around the “growth mindset.”
The concept of the “growth mindset” has gained a foothold in many schools, whereby teachers emphasize that intelligence can be encouraged and developed and that students don’t enter school with a set of pre-determined strengths and weaknesses. Read more about the theory and the practice – as well as the controversy – in these selected stories and opinion pieces.

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Carol Dweck on Nurturing Students’ Growth Mindsets Through Protest and Pandemic
With the pandemic warping the school year and ongoing protests over issues of racial justice and police violence, how can growth mindset be applied to the challenges schools and students are facing today?
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Interview with Peter DeWitt and Carol Dweck: Challenging a Growth Mindset in the Time of COVID-19
In this episode of a Seat at the Table, Carol Dweck and Peter DeWitt will discuss the nuances of the growth mindset, arguably one of the most familiar phrases and focal points of educational research. Join the conversation to explore why her research is sometimes misunderstood and how to get it right.
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Why a Growth Mindset Won’t Work
To learn more about educators’ experiences and views regarding growth mindset, the Education Week Research Center developed an original survey and administered it to a national sample of more than 600 K-12 teachers in May 2016.
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Why Leaders Need to Develop Their Own Growth Mindset
Three Teacher-Tested Ways to Encourage a Growth Mindset
Stress Can Lead to Student Failure. New Research Offers a Path for Success
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December 6, 2021

Big Ideas | Assessment | Literacy | PD on Tech

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 9:07 pm
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The third of three items from the folks at Education Week.

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