A Glimpse Into What's Possible

A Principal's Reflections

Albrecht (2003) borrows two terms from physics - Entropy and Syntropy. New York: Amacon, 2003. The following post was written by Bill Brennan and originally appeared on Peter DeWitt''s Finding Common Ground blog found at Education Week. The post was titled Schools.the New Digital Age Learning Organization?

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Classroom prizes and grants available!

Educational Technology Guy

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. As part of this special week, Project Tomorrow will be releasing preliminary findings from the 2014 surveys completed so far. See a short video of the findings and the Speak Up 2014 Snapshots for Educators blog post. The online Speak Up 2014 survey s close on December 19 th.

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Awesome Virtual Online Field Trips


Helens changed in the three-year span between 2003 and 2006 with these 360-degree panoramas. Creating an online virtual experience for your students is easy with these great tools. Google Maps with Street View lets you explore places around the world through 360-degree street-level imagery.

Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

Milgram''s question was, how many someones are in the chain?'' (Watts, 2003, p38.) 2003) Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age. This is number 28 in my series on learning theories.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

Personally, I find myself in agreement with Brian Winston (2003), preferring to view social applications as a facet of gradual evolution rather than symptoms of sudden revolution. Retrieved 7 February, 2014. 2003).

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Social Identity and Mobile Technology

Connecting 2 the World

In other words, individuals accept and take on the values, beliefs, behaviors, norms, communication styles, appearance, and knowledge (epistemology) of the group with whom the individual would like to identify (Stets & Burke; Skitka, 2003). An individual may have a number of self-identities depending on group membership and will access the social identity that is salient for a given situation (Hogg, Terry, & White, 1995; Skitka, 2003). This is a preview of the chapter I am writing.

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

2003). 2014). In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap.

4 Ways to Cultivate Motivation in Your Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Kristy Cooper’s research Eliciting Engagement in the High School Classroom: A Mixed-Methods Examination of Teaching Practices from April 2014 American Education Research Journal. Larry Ferlazzo began teaching in 2003 after working as a community organizer for nearly twenty years.

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Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

A Principal's Reflections

2003; Clark & Mayer, 2008; Mayer, 2011). 2014). The primary takeaway from research on active learning is that student learning success depends much less on what instructors do than what they ask their students to do (Halpern & Hakel, 2003).

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

A 2003 analysis of 15 cases of school shooters found all but two suffered from social rejection. Computer-related occupations are the largest projected category of new jobs between 2014 – 2024. (By Esports are here to stay. As a spectator sport and as an industry.

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Insight works with education leaders on Microsoft Server security

eSchool News

Public Sector team will speak to the risks of failing to address the pending end of service for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. Microsoft research in 2014 reported that 23.8

Strategy, Serendipity, Sleepless Nights: 3 Edtech CEOs on ‘Great Exits’


Todd Brekhus learned a lesson in effective communication back in 2003. Case in point: He began receiving messages from a private-equity firm interested in his education data management platform, DataCation, after publishing an article in 2014 about how his product found traction in a market where IBM and Pearson had struggled, and sold to over 5,000 schools. At the time, he was part of PLATO Learning, a school instructional software vendor now known as Edmentum.

3 ways to improve special education outcomes

eSchool News

percent in 2014 to 6.99 million in 2003 to 6.1

Use Design Thinking to Develop Critical Skills for a Global Economy


In an essay linking cognitive bias and design thinking, Liedtka (2014) warns that “innovators seeking to produce and assess more novel, value-creating, and differentiated ideas face significant challenges from different sources of cognitive bias” (p. 2003). 2014).

What Are the Best Books about the History of Education Technology?

Hack Education

Bill Ferster, Teaching Machines (2014). Bob Johnstone, Never Mind the Laptops: Kids, Computers, and the Transformation of Learning (2003). As many of you know, I’m working on a book proposal for Teaching Machines , a project I’ve had on the back burner for far too long now that is finally starting to come to a boil. What do you think are the best existing works of history of the field of education technology?

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

The Hechinger Report

The cost of room and board has doubled between 1980 and 2014 at public and private four-year colleges, when adjusted for inflation, and is up by more than 40 percent at community colleges. In 2003, paying for a dorm cost students 29 percent less than it did to live off campus.

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What resources would you suggest for professional book studies on reading instruction?

Reading By Example

Minds Made for Stories (Newkirk, Heinemann, 2014). Reading Essentials (Routman, Heinemann, 2003). Reading in the Wild (Donalyn Miller, Jossey-Bass, 2014). As noted in a previous post , we (our instructional leadership team) are loosening up the reins a bit this year with professional development. Instead of a scheduled set of PD days with pre-determined agendas, we are making time for ourselves to engage in self-directed studies with a reading instruction resource of choice.

Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students

EdNews Daily

Emerging out of the LIVE Lab at Texas A&M University, in 2014, André Thomas and Rahul Khanorkar founded game-based learning company Triseum combining legacies in game development, design graphics, market development and management.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., Polya, 1959; Ghosh & Gilboa, 2014), embodied cognition (Tran, Smith, & Buschkuehl, 2017), and creativity and problem solving (e.g., 2014). 2003).

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5 Tips To Improve Your Teaching And Boost Your Career

EdNews Daily

London: Routledge, 1982, 2014. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. Whether you’re a new teacher or have years of classroom experience, there’s always more to learn. Read on for five practical tips to help you teach more effectively and enjoy a fulfilling teaching career.

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New Orleans’ uphill battle for more black and homegrown teachers

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, New Orleans’ seven universities handed out 265 bachelor’s degrees in education, according to federal data. By 2014, they made up only 49 percent. In 2015, UNO granted 48 bachelor’s degrees in education, down from 136 in 2003. By 2014, they made up only 49 percent.

Childhood As ‘Resume Building’: Why Play Needs A Comeback


By 2003, that amount of time dropped by another 4 percent. Gray’s message resonates with Scott Bedley, 2014 Orange County Teacher of the Year, who teaches fourth grade. . “We’re

This Neuroscientist Wants to Know Your Brain On Art—and How It Improves Learning


My first book was in 2003 (1*), and that book was all about connecting research with effective teaching. We published two randomized controlled trials, one in 2014 and then the second one in 2019. Research around the way humans learn is booming these days.

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When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

The top 20 percent of earners saw their incomes rise by 95 percent in real terms between 1979 and 2014, whereas the middle three quintiles recorded just 28 percent growth, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

TeachThought - Learn better.

Overall, the number of statistics bachelor’s degrees has grown from 526 in 2003 to 1,678 in 2013. For instance, since 2003, the number of schools granting undergraduate statistics degrees has increased from 74 to more than 110 in 2013.

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Undergrad majors: the humanities seriously down, STEM slowly rising

Bryan Alexander

from 2012 to 2014, falling to the smallest number of degrees conferred since 2003” That’s in absolute numbers. Then in absolute numbers “the count of humanities bachelor’s completions for 2014 comes to 173,378—a 7.1%


A VR-based Approach to ADHD


Springer Science & Business, 2014. 2,2, 2003, pp.104-13. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects nearly 1 in 20 children in USA. It is characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

Dear Colleague Letter: Resource Comparability , which emphases technology-related equity issues (October 2014). FY 2003 $700,500,000. FY 2014 $0. The Effectiveness of Educational Technology: Issues and Recommendations for the National Study (Mathematica Policy Research, 2003).

When school districts fall into debt and can’t get out

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, before the Great Recession, Whitmore Lake was like thousands of other school districts across the country. In 2014, Whitmore Lake was not the only school district in the area looking for a way to improve its future prospects.

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. Its graduation rate for first-generation students went up 32 percent between 2010 and 2014.

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

The Hechinger Report

Across all four-year institutions, the graduation rate for first-time students seeking bachelor’s degrees was 60 percent in 2014, which represents a slight increase since 2000, when 57.5

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use


Matt Akin was a visionary early adopter of classroom technology when he deployed iPads throughout his district in 2003, long before edtech was the norm. Piedmont partnered with us to differentiate instruction for 300 students, and Piedmont students who are using eSpark have grown an average of 13 percentile points on national assessments in 2014. At eSpark Learning, we want to reimagine classrooms so that they’re student-centered, allowing students to succeed in school and in life.

Women's History Month TV Show Scripts

The Daring Librarian

STO Take it to the hoop : 100 years of women's basketball (2003) 796.323 STE Winning ways : a photohistory of American women in sports (1996) by Macy, Sue. We celebrated Women's History Month at MHMS by creating a book display (naturally!)

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Since 2003, more than 15 million 6- to 11- year-olds at thousands of schools across the country have been taught how to think like engineers using the curriculum.

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Disrupting education, the NFL way

The Hechinger Report

Certainly, teams have conducted bogus interviews to fulfill the rule’s requirements without any intention of hiring that person, but since the rule was enacted in 2003, the league has seen a significant increase in the number of black head coaches.