EdChat News Friday, April 6 Students, Deeper understandings, Gun violence & more…

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Drama in the Classroom (The Good Kind)

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  • Concept Dramatizations One way teachers discern if students have gleaned the big ideas of any concept is by having them put these findings into their own words.
  • Preparing dramas for younger audiences is a great way to get students thinking about how to pull out the pivotal events and ideas.
  • Students could role play characters or historical figures in new settings or scenes, or they could even portray the meeting of two figures whose paths never crossed (e.g., Washington & Obama, Robinson Crusoe & Katniss Everdeen, Beethoven & The Beatles).
  • Interviews As students study characters, historical figures, mathematical concepts, scientific elements, and more, theyre understandings of them can be showcased through interviews.
  • When drama is used to bring concepts, characters, and big ideas to life, students are actively engaged in a high-interest form of learning.

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The Gun Violence Epidemic

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  • THE GUN VIOLENCE EPIDEMIC: Protecting the Publics Health – – Presented jointly with Reuters – – Inspired by students across the country, the gun violence prevention movement has gained new momentum.
  • This Forum brought together experts in mental health, violence, and gun policy to discuss a variety of proposed gun violence and school safety measures.
  • What is an appropriate way to discuss mental health in the conversation without creating stigma or a chilling effect on people seeking care?
  • In this time of turbulence, our panelists looked at the evidence for and possible unintended consequences of todays hotly debated measures to stop gun violence.

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Artificial Intelligence: Implications for the Future of Education

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  • Thinking about my own classroom, some of the most time-consuming tasks are conferencing and finding time to work with each student, creating and reviewing assessments, locating appropriate supplemental activities to differentiate for students, offering more engaging and immersive learning experiences.
  • AI can address each of these areas, increasing the time available to spend doing more interactive lessons, having students lead, having more time to focus on relationships in the classroom and truly providing students with a world full of opportunities, personalized to their needs and instantly available.
  • Would the use of AI in the classroom have any negative impacts on student learning?
  • There could not be a replacement of teachers because AI cannot help students to build SELskills and learn from human interactions, vital components of relationships in the classroom.
  • AI could provide teachers with a virtual teaching assistant, (something that was done in 2015 without students even knowing), which then frees time for the teacher to move around the room and facilitate learning.

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Yosemite National Park Expects Significant Impacts from Incoming Storm (April 2018) – Yosemite National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

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  • Yosemite Valley to close to visitors on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm – – Yosemite National Park expects significant impacts from a storm coming in from the Pacific and Yosemite Valley will be closed to park visitors on Friday, April 6 at 5:00 pm.
  • Overnight and day visitors to Yosemite Valley are asked to leave by5:00 pmon Friday, April 6 to ensure visitor safety.
  • Access to Yosemite Valley will be closed along the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120) at the Foresta Road Junction, along with the Wawona Road (Highway 41) at Chinquapin, and along Highway 140 at the Park boundary in El Portal.
  • After the storm passes, roadway and facility conditions in the park will be assessed and a timeline will be determined when Yosemite Valley will reopen to park visitors.
  • All visitors who have arrived to Yosemite Valley via YARTS are strongly encouraged to leave the parkon Friday.

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