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Windows Server 2003 Migration Looms: Is Your School Ready?

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By EdTech Staff Organizations that stay on the operating system face a host of IT challenges. Cloud Data Center Hardware Server Virtualization Servers Software

End of Support for Microsoft Server 2003 Puts Heat on K-12 Districts

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Microsoft's support for Windows Server 2003 ends this week, putting districts that have not upgraded to a newer system at risk of viruses and other derailments. Entrepreneurship Online Learning Microsoft District Budgets edtech microsoft

Time’s Up: Districts Prepare for Life After Windows Server 2003

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Frank Smith Learn from these tips and success stories on migrating from Windows Server 2003 after Microsoft pulls the plug on support. Hardware Operating Systems Servers Software

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Dangerously Irrelevant

“Every two days,” says former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, “we now create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.” Bob Lenz said: Teachers have long struggled with the tension between breadth and depth. Maybe we don’t have to choose between covering a lot of content and focusing on a particular concept or skill. via  [link].

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PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

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Combining current-day footage, at the time of their hoped-for high school graduation, with a wealth of material shot over more than a decade, starting in 2003 when they were just entering their first year of school, the film reveals who has made it through, despite daunting obstacles. This is an important documentary series for everyone. Please share this information. 10:00 p.m. THE ADDRESS.

True pedagogy

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2003) 'One size does not fit all': The pedagogy of online delivery of VET in Australia. Pedagogy is not about directing children. Nor is it, in Brennan's terms 'concerned with the work or art of being a teacher.' Those are mere glimpses of the reality, and only a part of a larger equation. In its absolute form, pedagogy is not just about teaching. What does this mean for teachers today?

One state’s plan to bring better internet to schools and homes

eSchool News

Since 2003, OneCommunity of Cleveland has been connecting and enabling public benefit organizations across the state like schools, government agencies, healthcare, museums, and libraries with next-generation fiber optics. Ohio’s OneCommunity brings broadband to schools and private homes. And lately, they’re begun working with schools to identify private homes that lack sufficient bandwidth. Lev Gonick, chief executive, said OneCommunity was born out of the need to elevate Northeastern Ohio’s “Rust Belt” status by infusing the region with faster and more accessible Internet.

Study: Fast-rising room and board costs worsen college affordability problem

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, paying for a dorm cost students 29 percent less than it did to live off campus.  . The narrowing of access to college is being driven as much by higher-than-inflation increases in on-campus food, housing, and other costs as it is by rising tuition and fees, a new study contends. The Topic: The rising cost of college room and board. Higher Ed News

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

Initially, the research arguably gave a reasonably complete view of the state of online learning in all of higher education, as it showed online learning growing rapidly with growth rates of over 20 percent in 2003, 2005, and 2009. For 12 years, the Babson Survey Group in partnership with other organizations, including the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium), has done critical research into the growth of online learning in American higher education that it publishes in the report Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States. It was 6.1 percent.

4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

2003). 2003) ‘Creating strategic responses to critical risks facing accounting education’, Issues in Accounting Education, 18(4), 445-462. The Process. Are you thinking about designing an online assessment for a Flipped classroom? This article examines four steps I undertook when  teaching a first year undergraduate accounting course. 2008). In References: Barsky, N. P.,

Use Design Thinking to Develop Critical Skills for a Global Economy

EdTechTeacher

Since the 1960s, as computers have become cheaper, smaller, and faster, they have replaced many of the routine tasks that people had previously completed, fundamentally changing the task composition of the labor market (Autor, Levy, & Murnane, 2003). 2003). This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher. Next, I formed a dozen arguments for why I should be allowed to use my iPad.

At Georgia State, black students find comfort and academic success

The Hechinger Report

From 2003 to 2015, according to GSU , its graduation rate (finishing a bachelor’s degree within six years of starting) for African-American students rose from 29 to 57 percent. From 2003 to 2015, Georgia State University’s six-year graduation rate for African-American students rose from 29 to 57 percent. Photo: Terrell Clark. There are times it can become overwhelming. Darryl B.

Secondary Teachers Transform Their Practice

P21 Blogazine

Gallagher, 2003, p. 3) It is common knowledge among secondary English teachers that many students don't read assigned texts, often relying on SparkNotes to successfully complete assignments and prepare for assessments. Volume 2, Issue 13, Number 8. Driving Question: How do teachers improve effectiveness by providing choice in high school literature classes? ". Why is this happening?

Modern Professional Learning: Connecting PLCs With PLNs

The CoolCatTeacher

” (Huffman and Hipp 2003). A Post written for Edutopia From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Modern professional learning links the Professional Learning Community (PLC) with the Professional Learning Network (PLN). Help teachers improve teaching by using both together in powerful ways. Great teaching knowledge dies every day. It retires.

What Video Games Like Doom Teach Us About Learning, According to GBL Guru James Paul Gee

Edsurge

The Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University has been playing video games for four hours every day since 2003, solving puzzles and battling bosses in games such as Doom, Darksiders 2 and Uncharted 4. Gee: The first game I played was Adventures of the New Time Machine , in 2003. Any teaser about what your will talk about during your keynote at the Intentional Play Summit? I was in my fifties when I started playing and writing about games. I’ve only been doing it since 2003. His next speaking gig will be a keynote at the. Right?

College graduation rates rise, but racial gaps persist and men still out-earn women

The Hechinger Report

The number of students receiving either degree has risen dramatically since 2003: a 51 percent increase in associate’s degrees (from 665,300 to over 1 million) and a 34 percent increase in bachelor’s degrees (from 1.4 The Topic: Racial, gender gaps in college graduation rates. Why It Matters: Racial and gender gaps in college degrees mirror wage gaps as well. million to 1.9 million).

Shocking data reveals Millennials lacking skills across board

eSchool News

are attaining higher levels of education since 2003, the numeracy scores of U.S. Since 2003, the percentages of U.S. International data sets show U.S. Millennials hit global bottoms for skills in literacy, numeracy and technology problem-solving. students are performing below average in math and reading compared to their international peers—what do we do? In numeracy, U.S.

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Makerspace Starter Kit

The Daring Librarian

Here's an example of an EARLY (2003) video production called Bookfellas, featuring some Guy Ritchie-esque film direction techniques. The hot new Makerspace Movement is NOT new to Murray Hill Middle School. Eighteen years ago we designed and opened the school with the idea that we would have creation labs in the Media Center, GT room, and the TV studio. It's OK to Start Small! Keep reading!

Classroom prizes and grants available!

Educational Technology Guy

One of last year’s winners reported back, “I have been participating in the Speak Up survey ever since it started [in 2003]. Since 2003, more than 3.7 Project Tomorrow is celebrating Speak Up America Week 2014 this week with opportunities for schools and classrooms to win prizes and grants by participating in this year''s Speak Up surveys. All the details are available here: [link] speakup/speakupamerica.html They are also offering sneak peeks every day at the data from the more than 340,000 surveys completed so far by teachers, students, parents and more. grants

Weld North Acquires Performance Matters, Merging It With Truenorthlogic

Marketplace K-12

Performance Matters, which was founded in 2003, provides comprehensive, integrated solutions for formative assessment, data management, and analytics. The investment company Weld North Holdings LLC today announced its acquisition of Performance Matters, a student assessment and data analytics company that it will merge with Truenorthlogic, a K-12 ed-tech business focused on continuous educator improvement. “The platform combines teacher and student data so principals can manage schools better,” said Jonathan Grayer, Weld North’s chairman and CEO, in a a phone interview.

"Homeschooling Hangout" with Pat Farenga

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Farenga’s recent publications include: The Beginner’s Guide to Homeschooling (Holt, 1998) Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling (Perseus, 2003) The Legacy of John Holt: A Man Who Genuinely Understood, Trusted, and Respected Children (HoltGWS, 2013 Homeschooling, or thinking about it? Location: Google Hangouts / Hangouts on Air Email hargadon@gmail.com for an invite.

Thursday - Paulo Blikstein from Stanford on Cutting-Edge Technologies for Inner-City Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

degree from the MIT Media Lab (2002), where he was also a visiting scholar (2003). Join me Thursday, August 16th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Paulo Blikstein, assistant professor at Stanford University’s School of Education and (by courtesy) Computer Science Department. He completed his PhD. in Metallurgical Engineering and a MEng. Log in at [link].

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

significant body of work has arisen around the Digital Natives and Immigrants theory, including descriptions of younger students as ‘the Net Generation’ (Tapscott, 1998), ‘Screenagers’ (Rushkoff, 1996), ‘Born Digital’ (Palfrey and Gasser, 2008), ‘Millennials’ (Oblinger, 2003), and ‘Homo Zappiens’ (Veen and Vrakking, 2006). There are, inevitably, objections to the Digital Natives position.

The Secret of Team Allocation in a Flipped-Classroom Environment

Fractus Learning

In addition, feedback from accounting graduate employers state that students need experience working within a diverse team, as they do so in practice (Howieson, 2003). 2003) ‘Accounting Practice in the New Millennium: Is Accounting Education Ready to Meet the Challenge?’  Team Allocation and Coursework Design. Team Desks at  The Place at UNSW Sydney.

A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

It all began around 2003 when the smartphone wars started with Blackberry, but was quickly taken over by the Apple iPhone in 2007. The world continues to change as a result of technological advances. Just a few years ago it would have been near impossible to predict some of the paradigm shifts we have experienced. At this point change began to happen at a rapid pace. 2013). Barrett, P.,

Rethinking How Scholarship Works at MLA17

ProfHacker

Dan Anderson, “Making on the Edge of Chaos: Recasting Scholarship Through Digital Mindfulness”  features a series of scholarly articles published by Anderson in the journal Kairos from 1998, 2003, and 2012. Friday at the Modern Language Association conference, I’ll be presiding at a session entitled “ That’s Not How Scholarship Works! Photo by Flickr User Nicholas ].

How to Transform Teaching with Tablets – From Tom Daccord & Justin Reich

EdTechTeacher

Over the past century, radio, television, video cassette recorders, desktop computers, laptop computers, handheld devices, tablets, and cell phones have all been heralded as potentially transformative classroom tools (Cuban, 1986, 2003). This article was first published in the May Edition of  Educational Leadership from ASCD. Getting computing devices into schools is relatively easy; changing classroom practice with technology is really, really hard. Over the past four years, we at EdTechTeacher have seen an incredible surge in another type of technology in schools: the tablet computer.

Angela Duckworth Tells Educators: Grit + Purpose = Success

Marketplace K-12

Her work has drawn international attention as she won a MacArthur “genius” grant in 2003, and last year the Walton Family Foundation announced that Duckworth would receive a grant  to research how to measure grit and persistence in classroom settings. London. “They would talk about a kind of stamina, a stick-to-it-iveness,” she said. And World-Class Experts. Period.”.

Live Tuesday August 30th (Early Time) with Richard and Rebecca DuFour on Professional Learning Communities to Improve Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She has co-authored nine books, was one of the featured principals in the 2001 Video Journal of Education production, “Leadership in an Age of Standards and High Stakes” and was the lead consultant and featured principal in their 2003 program, “Elementary Principals as Leaders of Learning.” Work Together. Log in at [link]. The LearnCentral event page is [link]. Rebecca B. DuFour , M.Ed.,

Resources for Insight and Strategic Thinking

SpeechTechie

particularly supporting the use of a combined rehearsal and visualization strategy for following directions (Gill, Klecan-Aker, Roberts, & Fredenburg, 2003) and have been using these strategies in therapy. 2003). Much of our work is about teaching strategies- a key element in generalization into situations across the day. This article can be found on the ASHA website. Enter apps.

Using Google Tools to Personalize Learning #GoogleEduOnAir

Learning With Lucie

Yesterday I had the absolute privilege to join thousands of amazing educators learning and sharing their learning as part of the Google for Education on Air Event - If Takes A Teacher. learned so much from watching fellow educators share their insights into teaching and learning throughout the day. also learned preparing for my own session - Personalized Learning With Google Tools.

The changing Web

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Personally, I find myself in agreement with Brian Winston (2003) who views the Web as a facet of gradual evolution rather than symptoms of sudden revolution. 2003) Media Technology and Society: A History: From the Telegraph to the Internet. This is number 4 in the series of blog posts entitled 'Shaping Education for the Future.' Yesterday's post can be found at this link. tools.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

NeverEndingSearch

Hoax-Slayer : Australian Brett Christensen has been debunking email and social media hoaxes and spam since 2003. We were guaranteed a free press,  We were not guaranteed a neutral or a true press. We can celebrate the journalistic freedom to publish without interference from the state.  We can also celebrate our freedom to share multiple stories through multiple lenses. On news literacy.

Library 2.017: EXPERTISE, COMPETENCIES, AND CAREERS

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Expertise, Competencies and Careers," which will be held online (and for free) March 29th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). What skills, knowledge, traits, and expectations will you need to support all types and sizes of libraries and their communities in the future? from UCLA.

The future of intelligence

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In his seminal work, Natural Born Cyborgs (2003), Clark sees a future that combines the best features of human and machine, where we literally wear or physically internalise our technologies. 2003) Natural Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies and the Future of Human Intelligence. This is the third in a series of blog posts on the future of learning and technology. He is right. Peck, K.

Tech Tip #102: Doc Saved Over? Try This

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tech Tip #81: I Have Office 2010; Everyone Else Has 2003–They Can’t Read My Stuff. As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: My youngers often save a blank document over their MS Word file. Instead of ‘file>open’, they use the menu command ‘file>save-as’ and then they lose all their work. Bring the student’s file folder in Windows Explorer.

Spirals of Innovation in Schools – From Pockets of Excellence to Sustained Change from Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

And even if a teacher possesses the willingness to change their practice, without the support of their broader school community, that sustained change may not be possible (Zhao & Frank, 2003). This post originally appeared on EdTechResearcher. Unfortunately, current classroom practice does not always support the development of these skills. 2010).