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Ideas

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

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 y...

Kristina E. Greene

Perspective

Ensuring Transparency with Education Savings Account Programs

The number of states with education choice programs has been trending progressively upward over the last two years, with at least 36 states having considered education savings account (ES...

Sarah Raybon

Ideas

Creating Tech-Friendly Classrooms for Neurodivergent Students

Education technology can be a great accelerator for students, unlocking new levels of focus and learning. On the flip side, it can be a huge distraction. Internationally, one in three students ...

Al Kingsley

Ideas

How a Shift from Procedural to Conceptual Understanding Improved Math Scores

A math coordinator explains how his team led a districtwide shift in elementary instruction that got students and teachers excited about math.

Ruben Castillo and Liza Marquez

Thoughts

Gamification in Education: Fostering a Growth Mindset

When the term “gamification” comes up in the context of education, it is usually introduced as a way to improve student engagement and motivation. Given the dismal state of student engagement in ...

Betsy Hill and Roger Stark

Research

Annual Survey Gives Schools a Voice in Shaping the E-rate Program

More than 25 years after its launch, the federal E-rate program continues to be the primary mechanism for delivering the broadband connectivity schools need to support high-quality digital learni...

John Harrington

Ideas

Reading at Home: The Antidote for the Summer Slump

As summer begins, a well-documented trend emerges among school age children - the well-known "summer slump." During the summer months, children typically don’t read every day – as they ...

Lilli Montague

AI

AI Can Make Every Student an MVP: Here’s How

On February 4, 2018, the Philadelphia Eagles faced the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, an underdog team pitted against a dynasty. With 38 seconds left in the second quarter, the Eagles fo...

Kiran Kodithala and Lee Lambert

Thoughts

How the Digital Divide has Created Disparities in Technology Access and the Impact on Asset Management in K-12 Education

A school in Utah has used technology to continuously track and add IT assets to their technology infrastructure, reducing their item losses, making annual audits easier, and being able to perform...

Syed Ali

Event News

AI Tech Impact & Magic Session at ISTE

Cisco will be hosting a focused Tech Session and Reception in their “Secrets of the Thoroughly Modern Wizarding Room” at ISTE 2024 in Denver June 23rd-26th. Please see the schedule at the bottom ...

LC Staff

Ideas

Here’s How Schools Can Better Support Neurodiverse Students

The number of children diagnosed with developmental disabilities is on the rise, specifically attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Today, a staggeri...

Hunter Wesolowski

Perspective

6 Steps to the Ultimate K-12 Esports Arena

Video games played in a highly-organized competitive environment known as Esports range from popular, team-oriented multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs) and single-player first person shoot...

Dalton Jones and Dr. Christina Counts

AI

Force vs. Intelligence : the future of schooling dynamics and AI

Did you know that raw force in this universe is philosophically balanced by intelligence? That the spark of life, our minds, bring order and understanding to the otherwise mute motions of mass, s...

LeiLani Cauthen

Thoughts

Entertaining, Engaging, and Inspiring Curiosity in an Ever-Changing World

I’ve been teaching science at the high school level in the South Hills of Pittsburgh for almost a decade now, and I’ve seen tremendous changes in that time. One of the biggest changes I’ve seen i...

Sean O'Brien

Ideas

Promoting Cybersecurity and VPN Use in Educational Institutions

As digital transformations take over the education sector, schools and educational institutions must reap its benefits for learning and engagement and equip themselves to face cybersecurity chall...

Ruby Doherty

Event News

Join a “Harry Potter World” Wizarding Session at ISTE for Education’s Transformation

Cisco and Learning Counsel Research will be co-hosting a special experience complete with magic wands in their “Secrets of the Thoroughly Modern Wizarding Room” at ISTE 2024 in Denver Sunday June...

Learning Counsel Staff Writer

AI

How AI Can Make Every Student an MVP

On February 4, 2018, the Philadelphia Eagles faced the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, an underdog team pitted against a dynasty. With 38 seconds left in the second quarter, the Eagles fo...

Kiran Kodithala and Lee Lambert

Thoughts

Embracing AI: Navigating Job Evolution and Thriving in the Future Workplace

In the current era marked by swift technological progress, concerns surrounding job displacement due to artificial intelligence (AI) have become a focal point of discussion. However, rather than ...

Kiran Kodithala and Lee Lambert

Ideas

How to Fix the Missing Piece Between ELL and Mainstream Teachers

Being an ELL or Bilingual teacher comes with many gifts and challenges. What is one challenge you face the most in your professional teaching career? Many ELL teachers say lacking communicatio...

Robyn D. Shulman

Alt. Schooling

Evolving above the Classroom vs. Online Debate

Social, interactive, peer, cohort, vicarious and observational learning

LeiLani Cauthen


Featured Papers

The Learning Counsel presents journals, papers and briefs on critical topics in Digital Education.

Most will require registration in order to access them, but they are all free.

Three Near-Term Innovation Areas for K12
K12 human resources are crucial to utilizing the cloud successfully. Roles and responsibilities have all changed dramatically since the start of the pandemic, and a new trend to move to core co...
An Essential Audio Ingredient in Today’s Accessible Learning Environments
Today’s learning environments have changed markedly from just a couple years ago, prior to the pandemic. Tech devices are comprehensively in both the student and teacher hands, but are they missin...
The Gaps Remaining for District Digital Transition
Most administrators know there are still gaps remaining in their school or district’s digital transition. Recent studies including the 2021 Digital Transition Surveys for Administrators and Teache...
5 Steps to Fixing the Hidden Traffic of Records Management Overwhelming Schools
How come digital processes seem easier but are often harder to manage? A major shift to digital teaching and learning in schools has developed an additional digital traffic load for teachers and f...
From Chaos to Learning Recovery: Going from Manual-Digital All the Way to Efficiency
Seeing the Levels of Chaos Helps Anchor Bringing Order Schools and districts that recently lost 4 percent of students to alternatives continued to lose students in 2021 at an accelerated pace (no...
Hybrid Logistics Security
Your district is a brand, and your network security helps power its reputation. With the accelerated move to hybrid learning environments over the past year, school districts across the nation are...