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Innovation at the Secondary Level: 5 Misconceptions

Education Elements

Personalized learning is no exception; misconceptions about it often lead educators away from strategies and practices that could help students succeed. Personalized Learning SecondaryTime and again we have seen that assumptions or misconceptions can get in the way of progress and success. Sometimes, misconceptions represent more than small gaps in knowledge--they can be ingrained into industry-wide best practices, with disastrous results.

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6 Principals of Secondary Education

The Innovative Educator

Alexander Inglis's 1918 book, Principles of Secondary Education makes it clear that compulsory schooling in America was intended to be what it had been for Prussia in the 1820s. education reform School Reform

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Studio Schools: Career-Focused Secondary Education

Edutopia

Tisha Pryor Global Education In England, Studio Schools (a model similar to U.S. Photo credit: Vancouver Film School via flickr (CC BY 2.0) charter schools) combine academic and vocational pathways with strong employer engagement to make learning relevant

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Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

Far too often, in my life as a parent and educator, I’ve listened to parents who have strong concerns about reserved children. Given the role of education and its close connection to entrepreneurship and the corporate world, schools often give praise and attention to extroverts.

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Future educators

Learning with 'e's

What will educators do in the future? Certainly, people''s perceptions of education seem to be changing. They suggest that the future of education will see learning located in any place, with technology mediating all forms of communication.

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Want to learn more about Augmented Reality in Education? Follow These Great Educators!

Two Guys and Some iPads

Augmented reality(AR) has continued to gain momentum in the educational landscape over the past couple of years. These educators featured below have dove in head first using AR in their classrooms and schools.

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8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry

iLearn Technology

5Sigma Education Conference. Analyze Anastasis Academy Apply Classroom Management Download Evaluate Inquiry Internet Safety Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources Technology web tools Web2.0

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Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Opponents of standardized testing raise a number of legitimate issues that education leaders and policymakers ought to address. You don’t have to look far to find controversy regarding standardized testing.

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Singapore: World Class Education Embraces EdTech and Skills Based Learning

EmergingEdTech

Small Country Embraces Education Technology at a National Level In a little-known city state in South East Asia lies the world’s top performing primary and secondary school students in maths and.

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Anatomy of a Learner Profile

iLearn Technology

Perhaps the most disheartening outcome of the systematization of education is the way that it dehumanizes classrooms. Emboldened by being ‘the best,’ our education system has become blinded to the individual. Of making education more equitable for all.

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My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!

iLearn Technology

My Simple Show could also be used for character education. What it is: My Simple Show Video Creator lets students easily create professional level “explainer” videos. The finished product looks just like a Common Craft video, so cool!

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High School and College Students Get Rare Opportunity to Help Change the World Of Education

EdNews Daily

Diversity Education News Featured Higher Education News Secondary Education TechnologyStudents Everywhere Are Encouraged to Contribute to the Open Ontology Project: Be a Part of the Beginning Stages of the Open Ontology Project and Help Shape Its Future.

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How to Parent Teens in a High-Tech World Without Losing Your Mind

EdNews Daily

Education News Featured Higher Education Secondary Education TechnologyRobyn D. Shulman, Author. My daughter turned 14 in November.

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Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

iLearn Technology

As educators, we watched our student’s love for reading dissipate in favor of a digital badge. Perhaps my favorite moment of Digital Badge Summit was the bold declaration that digital badges could be a great equalizer in education.

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20 YouTube Channels for Educators

Shake Up Learning

20 YouTube Channels for Educators YouTube = Learning at Your Fingertips! Just about all of your favorite educational organization and bloggers have a YouTube channel. Google for Education: If you are a GAFE user (Google Apps for Education), this is a must channel for you.

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Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

iLearn Technology

Learn more about blended learning at the 5Sigma Education Conference. |Kelly Tenkely|. One of the major benefits of using technology in the classroom is the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student in every lesson.

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3 Steps to a Living Curriculum

iLearn Technology

Boxed curriculum does exactly that: it boxes in learning, narrows the scope of possibility, and leads kids to believe that learning is a chore. Living curriculum does the opposite: it unleashes learning, opens up possibility and adjacent possibility, and leaves kids excited to continue learning.

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6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future

eSchool News

STEM education would emphasize problem-solving, interdisciplinary approaches and the value of discovery and play, according to a new 10-year vision from the American Institutes for Research for the U.S. Department of Education’s STEM Initiatives Team. The ideal future of U.S.

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Transition to Digital: Improving Access, Affordability and Achievement in Higher Education

EmergingEdTech

With the increasing cost of a post-secondary education, many students opt to delay or completely forego purchase of required. Original Image Source … and important steps to help you get there!

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5 state policies to sustain computer science education

eSchool News

Computer science skills are becoming a larger part of mainstream education with the emergence of Computer Science Education Week and efforts to introduce students to coding and programming. Next page: 5 computer science education actions for states).

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Hello Ruby: A whimsical way to learn about computers and programming

iLearn Technology

How to integrate Hello Ruby into your classroom: The Hello Ruby site has a special educator page to get started with Hello Ruby in your classroom. You’ll find lesson plans, educator stories, and resources to help you get started with learning and teaching programming yourself.

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A Curated List of the Best Youtube Channels for Educators

EdTechnocation.com

My PLN has helped curate this great list of educational Youtube Channels! My favorite channel for educators: +Jeffrey Bradbury ''s TeacherCast.net. He has some great podcasts and video tutorials specifically for educators! education Videos Youtube

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“What if we started a school?” – Come see us in action!

iLearn Technology

So often I see the same sentiment from educators involved in education dialogue, “Wouldn’t it be nice if a school were doing _. ” As an educator, I felt the same. What is Sacred in Education? What is the first step for agency in education?

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3 Injustices in Education

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

” As educators we too have to ask the right questions, and I hope that the 3 I’ve asked here are helpful to you: “How can we design our learning opportunities so that at some point during the school day, students get to work on something they are passionate about?”

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The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

In fairness, startups weren’t the only education companies experiencing this sort of upheaval this year: Amplify, News Corps’ education division, continued to sell off various parts of its failed business. DeVry Education Group got a new CEO." You can find stock market data about publicly-traded education companies at funding.hackeducation.com. I maintain a dataset of all education technology investments and all education technology investors.

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YouCubed: Think like a Mathematician

iLearn Technology

What it is: Do you know about Stanford’s YouCubed ? If you are a math teacher (and even if you aren’t) you need to know about this awesome resource! It is packed full of goodness for teachers and parents alike.

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Warning: These fraud attacks are wreaking havoc on education

eSchool News

Fraud in Education. So why should education care? This is only a sampling, but underscores that no entity is off-limits and that educational institutions need to take precautions to protect themselves.

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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

EdNews Daily

As a leader in educational media for children and students and a key partner with parents and educators across America, PBS today announced SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION, a special week of primetime programming examining the challenges facing today’s students and America’s education system.

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#40years of educational technology: Games

Learning with 'e's

Sadly, much of education has been slow to exploit the potential of social technologies, and in particular has not grasped the huge potential of social games. Games based learning (GBL) has yet to gain a strong foothold in formal education spaces, but there are already some signs of success.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Always eager to associate itself with the latest tech craze, education technology embraced Pokémon Go with great gusto: “ Why Pokemon Go shows the future of learning gamification.” ” “ The Educational Potential of Pokémon Go.” ” “ Why Pokémon Go marks a new step forward in education.” Handing over data, often quite thoughtlessly, has become par for the course – in education and in society more generally.

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Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.

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Metanoia- the journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life (basically what #edu is all about!)

iLearn Technology

The problem with education reform is that we keep attempting to change surface level systems and hoping for deep systemic change as a result. If you’ve been involved in education for any amount of time, you begin to see a pattern emerge. That education should be rigorous.

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7 ways data collection is improving STEM education

eSchool News

Here are 7 ways technology is enhancing and expanding STEM education in our school district. One exciting way we’re infusing technology into STEM education is through our district’s Innovations Labs. We also use the mobile science learning devices across our district in grades K-12 for real-time data collection in a variety of core classes, electives, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes.

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Seesaw: The ultimate ePortfolio for every classroom!

iLearn Technology

Tips: Seesaw also has Google App integration, if your school uses Google in Education, they can login with the same Google login they use for everything else! What it is: Seesaw is the first truly student centered/driven digital portfolio tool that I’ve seen.

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Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

EdNews Daily

However, one field that has been historically underrepresented in our education system can alleviate the needs of aspiring high schoolers who are not fortunate enough to have laboratory access: mathematical modeling.

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Plan It Green: build an energy efficient model city

iLearn Technology

What it is: Plan It Green, the Big Switch is an online game/simulation from National Geographic that allows students to create their own energy-efficient city of the future.

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How to make your year more awesome

iLearn Technology

In February, we want to energize you to make the rest of 2016 more awesome with the 5Sigma Education Conference. 5Sigma Education Conference is THE conference to attend if you are interested in: Innovative school models- Tour Anastasis Academy with our students.

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