AI World School has launched a contest for teachers and students in grades 3 through 12. This summer, you can participate in the AI COVID Warrior contest that kicks off in July.

The goal of the contest is to help students and teachers better understand artificial intelligence and how it has been used in helping to fight against COVID. Through the contest, there will be opportunities to learn more about artificial intelligence, how it is used in the world, and for students and teachers to develop their coding skills.

The contest runs through the end of July and you can…

Guest post by Douglas Konopelko, Education Strategist CDW-G , @dkonopelko

Knowing how to assess educational content is a foundational skill, especially because the technical aspects often change in our fast-paced world.

As an educational technology leader, I was often asked to evaluate educational content to help principals, teachers and other educators fill out district software request forms or decide on purchases. This involved talking to them about compliance, data privacy, interoperability, standards alignment, and, of course, costs.

While these factors are certainly important to making smart district-wide decisions around ed tech adoption, integration and use, I realized that they mostly…

Guest post by Jessica Belanger, @MrsJBelanger

Politicians, teachers, psychologists, and parents alike are discussing the learning loss occurring during this lost year. Simply put “learning loss” into Google and you can see over 1.12 billion results. The belief that this is a year of lost learning is not only incorrect, but it is harmful to the morale of school staff and parents as well as to the success of students. People who, often drastically, adjusted their lives to meet the needs of students are being told that their efforts are not enough. …

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Guest Post by Dr. Jerod Phillips, Assistant Principal, Magnolia, DE Twitter: @japhillips0722

To say that this has been a school year like no other is an understatement. Now, we are in the season of the school year where educators, regardless of the role, are deciding their next move(s) for next year. Those moves could be any of the following:

  • Retirement
  • Switching grade levels or switching grade bands (elementary, middle, or high school)
  • Transitioning to a new school or district

The intention of this post is to offer encouragement to those educators that are in the midst…

Guest post by @deidre_roemer Deidre Roemer

Something I have really missed over the last year has been gatherings at the table. I love to cook and bake for family and friends. I love long lingering meals in the backyard and big family dinners. I love family-style meals with my work family in our office. I have been thinking a lot about why I miss those so much. It the sense of community that I feel in those moments. It means something that people take the time to gather, take the time to prepare food for each other, and pause whatever else is going on to sit…

Everyone in the country is talking about social-emotional learning (SEL), and rightly so. Kids, teachers and parents alike have been challenged to their furthest extent throughout this pandemic and regardless of whether students are in-person, remote or hybrid, we need to find ways to focus on SEL and bring it to life to build resiliency. Doing this in a remote environment can be a challenge, as students are more limited in teacher and classmate interactions, and therefore, experience fewer opportunities to socialize in the ways they were used to. Social interactions are such an essential part of their learning process…

There are many resources available for educators to help students to learn about artificial intelligence and machine learning and what the future might look like with these technologies. As educators, regardless of our content area or grade level that we teach, we can talk about these topics in our classes and find a way to make a connection that is meaningful for our students. Because there has been and will continue to be such growth in the area of artificial intelligence, coding and computer science, it is important that we all work together to bring these topics into our classes…

If you haven’t heard about Spaces EDU, now is definitely the time to check it out. Besides offering a lot for educators and students when it comes to creating digital portfolios and building the essential skills to be prepared for now and in the future, they’re offering a lot more for educators this month!

Check out the 21 Educators, 21 interviews and the 21 days of giveaways to teachers. The #21for21 is a podcast series in which each teacher shares their experiences, what has worked for them in the classroom and what they believe we need to provide for our…

Each year during December, there’s a focus on coding and computational thinking. Computer Science Education Week is happening December 9th-15th this year and there are a lot of great ways to get involved. A few years ago I first learned about the Hour of Code, and immediately referred to the Code.org website to find activities for my eighth grade STEAM class. Just getting started, I didn’t know much about the resources available and thought this was the best way to provide some activities for my students to join in during the week. It was fun to sign up to participate…

Guest post by @deidre_roemer DeidreroemerUncategorized

One of the many things I have really missed in the last year is my time in schools talking to our learners. I typically spend about sixty percent of my time in classrooms with teachers and students in a “normal” year. I have missed that chance to hear about their learning and see the learner experience through their eyes. While we were still virtual, I was able to join some online classes, but it wasn’t quite the same as the connections I could make face-to-face. Now that we have been back in our physical schools…

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I am a French and Spanish Teacher, an Attorney, Author and Blogger, Learning Enthusiast and EdTech Consultant

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