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January 11th, 2023

Cool! 6 TED-Ed lessons about the cold

It’s January, and in many places, that means cold weather–and possibly some snow. It may be hard to capture students’ attention now that most winter breaks are over. Creating a video-based lesson that explores different concepts around cold weather is one fun way to boost student engagement. These TED-Ed Lessons cover snowflakes, the coldest place […]

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January 6th, 2023

6 tips for tech-enabled instruction in the early literacy classroom

There are plenty of reasons that K–3 teachers tend to be less likely than their middle and high school peers to use technology in the classroom. From their focus on hands-on learning to a lack of district-provided devices in the lower grades, the reasons are both pedagogical and budgetary. However, by incorporating technology into their […]

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January 4th, 2023

Risk assessments are awful, but necessary

Between 2021 and 2022, 56 percent of K-12 education organizations were hit by ransomware, a nearly 25 percent increase from the previous year. That’s a staggering number, and a clear indication that threats against schools are only getting worse. While risk assessments are one of the best things a K-12 school can do to understand […]

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December 30th, 2022

Learning needs joy and civility

Each year, we share our 10 most-read stories. Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on innovative ways to engage students, digital resources, and online and hybrid learning strategies related to post-pandemic teaching. This year’s number 1 most-read story focuses on what’s missing from learning. This special edition of Innovations in Education, hosted […]

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December 21st, 2022

How to be proactive in your cybersecurity strategy

Keeping K-12 schools safe from cyberattacks has become a growing concern for educational institutions, especially as these attacks increase in sophistication and frequency nationwide. This past September, a school district in Detroit was hit with a cyberattack that closed its schools for two days. The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest school district […]

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December 20th, 2022

Use these 5 strategies to boost student engagement

Each year, we share our 10 most-read stories. Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on innovative ways to engage students, digital resources, and online and hybrid learning strategies related to post-pandemic teaching. This year’s 9th most-read story focuses on instructional strategies for better student engagement. Student engagement has long been an indicator […]

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December 15th, 2022

Exposing the realities and myths of K-12 cybersecurity

K-12 cybersecurity was thrust into the spotlight when the COVID-19 pandemic forced learning online. And since then, cybersecurity has been a top concern of IT leaders and administrators. In this eSchool News webinar, you’ll learn about real-world threats affecting the K-12 cybersecurity space and education in general, the myths behind them, and five useful tips […]

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December 13th, 2022

New strategies and solutions for schools

In this episode of Innovations in Learning, hosted by Kevin Hogan: 4 blended learning strategies for better student engagement Only out-of-the-box solutions will fix the real problems in schools The Promising Reality of AI

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December 8th, 2022

How to keep your students weird

Some years ago, when I was still working as a teacher, I had a student come to me in a state of distress. Like many young people her age, she was having trouble fitting in. Everything from her hair to her clothes to her overall demeanor made her stand out, and as a result, some […]

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December 7th, 2022

Protecting your schools as cyberattacks rise

Think cybersecurity won’t or can’t impact you? Well, you would be wrong. The number of cyberattacks only continue to grow. Virtually every business you can think of has been hit–cybercriminals have targeted the pipelines we rely on for oil and gas; the hospitals we turn to in times of need, even the social media companies […]

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