Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?


Construct a spreadsheet/document. Enter the knowledge-based economy – a trending topic across sectors more or less from 2003 onward. I am guilty of assuming that the younger a person is, the easier it is to teach them digital literacy.

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

2003). Culturally responsive teaching (Document No.

Tech Tip #102: Doc Saved Over? Try This

Ask a Tech Teacher

Q: My youngers often save a blank document over their MS Word file. 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!

169 Tech Tip #78: Save a File so Everyone Can Read it

Ask a Tech Teacher

Q: I need to make my document readable by colleagues that don’t have my software (such as I use MS Word and they don’t). A: In both Google Apps and MS Office, you can save a document in a variety of formats, including the easy-to-read PDF.

5 Tips To Improve Your Teaching And Boost Your Career

EdNews Daily

Using whichever format you prefer (paper notebook, Word document, Evernote), keep track of the lesson plans you teach and how they go. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. Whether you’re a new teacher or have years of classroom experience, there’s always more to learn.

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Thinking About Selling Your Edtech Startup? Here’s What to Expect.


My first company, Isavix, had several Fortune 500 customers and sold in 2003 to a private group named InScope International. That means keeping your accounting, legal, HR and other business documentation in good order.

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

Doug Levin

Please feel free to comment if you believe I’ve missed a key document or piece of crucial information, or if you have a question regarding the context of a specific statement or document. FY 2003 $700,500,000. On November 22, 1996, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W.

A VR-based Approach to ADHD


Both researchers and medical practitioners can therefore present the most ecologically relevant stimuli based on a significant and familiar context, allowing them to meticulously document the child’s response. 2,2, 2003, pp.104-13.

The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

I’ve known and worked with the NMC people since around 2003. I and others have professional obligations based on the document. Yesterday many of us learned to our shock that the New Media Consortium ( NMC ) was going to be liquidated.

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. In 2015, UNO granted 48 bachelor’s degrees in education, down from 136 in 2003. The academic benefits to students of having a same-race teacher have been well documented.

Summit Learning Shares Lessons Learned: An Interview with Andrew Goldin


Larry Cuban, a professor emeritus of education at Stanford University who has documented his many visits inside Summit Public Schools, says the critiques are not unique to Summit.

Justice Scalia, Affirmative Action, and Why Shame Is Not An Option

The Jose Vilson

In his time as a professor, lawyer, and justice, he took the mantle of conservatism, embracing the Constitution as a document which spoke directly to the intention of the original forefathers. In 2003, as a junior in college, a group of us drove down to Washington D.C.

OPINION: America’s common narrative exists — and it must include Muslims and refugees

The Hechinger Report

Behind our common narrative lies a set of commitments —commitments to values like freedom, but also to symbols, monuments, images, places, holidays, songs and documents—that amount to a religion. Monticello Photo: Davin McHenry.

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The Hechinger Report

Even with that, financial documents show, the company has yet to turn a profit , thanks to the high cost of recruiting new students. The St. Thomas University School of Law. Like many other institutions, the university has expanded its graduate enrollment. Alicia Vera for The Hechinger Report.

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Most immigrants outpace Americans when it comes to education — with one big exception

The Hechinger Report

Two economists from the University of Colorado and the University of Texas at Austin studied data from a monthly survey conducted by the Census Department and the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2003 through 2016 and found that U.S.

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How To Make A Civics Education Stick


government are enshrined in founding documents, but civics classes don’t have to be a narrow, boring reading of those texts. At one Florida middle school, students learned about laws by writing bills — and in 2003, one of those bills made it to the Florida legislature.

Dear ISTE (reprised)


Back in 2011, in the face of the release of a number of standards documents describing the role of school professionals engaged with integrating technology into learning programs, I argued for a set of standards for teacher librarians. link] (2003).

Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward

iterating toward openness

The recently published OER strategy document , as informative as it is, reads more like a list of issues and opportunities than what Michael Feldstein describes as “ rungs on a ladder of ambition.” From 2003 – 2008 I focused on the evangelism problem.

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The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

I’ve known and worked with the NMC people since around 2003. I and others have professional obligations based on the document. Yesterday many of us learned to our shock that the New Media Consortium ( NMC ) was going to be liquidated.

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

These are industrial documents. In 2003 in Classroom Assessment Practices and Teachers’ Self-Perceived Assessment Skills , Zhicheng Zhang and Judith A. The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. by Terry Heick.

What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement


Activities such as sports, visual and performing arts, community service, journalism, and academic clubs can be sources for positive playtime for teenagers (Mahoney, Cairns, & Farmer, 2003;Mahoney, Larson, & Eccles, 2005). 2003).

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

These categories include: Resume and portfolio of work, credentials and degrees (including licensing), performance standards, group documentation, group processes, group outcomes, information processing, interdepartmental collaboration, specialization, institutional or organizational memory, organizational learning or training, and knowledge management. 2003). 2003). 2003). Organizational Science (2003) 14 (3), 283-296. 2003). 2003). 2003).

Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive


2003; Cornett 1986). Allowing design and making in science classes results in students having conversations about their shared work and reinforces the importance of documenting the testing process because you don’t want to make the same mistake twice. Excerpted from Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond by Christa Flores, published in 2016 by Constructing Modern Knowledge Press. By Christa Flores.


Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

The Hechinger Report

Oregon is ahead of the curve nationally, having delved into the method in 2003. Our ESSA plan is a guidance document for our districts on how to braid federal funding together to make transformations,” Ives said.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Related: Documenting Maine’s failure to implement proficiency-based education. In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8 Ragan Toppan, a junior at Deering High School, took part in a walkout last fall to protest a change in the school’s grading policy.

Humanizing technology

Learning With Lucie

Remember that this was in 2003, several years before iPads and other tablet computing had been invented). Collaborating (both synchronously and asynchronously) on a document was a game-changer for many ways, but perhaps one reason was that it humanized technology.

The Atlanta Cheating Verdict: Some Context

NPR Learning and Tech

A 2003 paper by the economists Brian Jacob of the University of Michigan and Steven Levitt of the University of Chicago analyzed test answers from the Chicago Public Schools. The Atlanta Cheating Verdict: Some Context. April 01, 2015 4:47 PM ET. Anya Kamenetz. Facebook Twitter. NPR Ed.

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


Consider this results of this report in the context of with the decline of the newspaper industry also documented by recent Pew Research Center data. Hoax-Slayer : Australian Brett Christensen has been debunking email and social media hoaxes and spam since 2003.

Distributed knowledge in the workplace

Connecting 2 the World

But there will be no cultural change if the individuals do not perceive ownership to a document, work artifact or product, or process. 2003), a group member has three choices: 1) live with the imposed values while maintaining personal values, try to change imposed values, or leave the environment (in the case of this study, quit) in order to maintain individual or group values. 2003).

Transactional and Negotiated knowledge

Connecting 2 the World

In the study, transactional knowledge or knowledge that was represented in a format that was identifiable, could take the form of documents, models, visual representations, interviews or testimonials, assessments such as quizzes and tests, credentials such as diplomas or training credits, web or training tools, and brands. Helen was able to maintain her social identity within the project group and organization by distancing ownership to the quarterly report (Skitka, 2003).

Knowledge ownership

Connecting 2 the World

According to Skitka’s (2003) AIM model of Social Identity Theory , a greater level of ownership may create higher stakes for the individual within a group. 2000; Moreland & Levine, 2001; Skitka, 2003; Whitworth et al., Occasionally, there was discussion of transferring the knowledge to external stakeholders (Mason & Lefrere, 2003; Yakhlef, 2002). This is my third finding of my dissertation. I will post the first finding next week.

Study Findings

Connecting 2 the World

Participants often noted that the quarterly report was not important to their work, but was a means to document the work group members had completed. However, in the creation of the document that required more group interaction and group ownership, differences in epistemologies were evident and became sources of tension. On the other hand, the second collaborative project studied was a document created by the group to help identify the various aspects of the elearning project.

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Is Head Start a failure?

The Hechinger Report

That doesn’t mean there are no standards to be a “Head Start” program; there are many, and directors often say that a significant portion of their time is spent documenting how they meet the federal government’s requirements.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, according to court documents filed Monday.” million people since 2003.” Education Politics. One of the big stories this week: the US Department of Education ’s announcement about which “non-traditional providers” ( MOOCs , coding bootcamps ) will be eligible for financial aid as part of its EQUIP experiment. More details in the for-profit higher ed section below.


Knowledge Genres

Connecting 2 the World

This is knowledge that can be articulated, represented in various forms (such as visuals, documents, presentations, interviews), and stored for future use. The emerging theory of distributed group knowledge creation, therefore, needs to allow for a broader definition of knowledge genre attributes that includes abstract and tacit knowledge that can be represented through visuals, documents, and artifacts and stored for use by others.