The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?

Neo LMS

PISA 2000 showed Finnish youth to be the best young readers in the world, in 2003 the country’s youth led in math, by 2006 Finland was first out of 57 countries in science, and by 2009 Finland came second in science, third in reading and sixth in math among nearly half a million students worldwide.

Can Virtual Reality Improve Education?

EdTech4Beginners

In recent years, many schools have entertained the theory that VR improves education. If virtual reality is reliable enough to train our armed forces, is there any reason not to implement the same technique at educational institutions across the world?

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

EdNews Daily

Student graduation and thruput of students is dropping and our educational delivery method for our mobile, digitally driven next generation is failing. “This combination is enabling us to expand course subjects and grade levels throughout educational systems around the world.”.

3 ways to improve special education outcomes

eSchool News

When you combine a steady growth in the number of students receiving special education services with rising expectations for the educators who serve these students, all of whom have very diverse needs, you get a “perfect storm” of challenges for K-12 leaders. Department of Education, 6.6

Kelly Educational Staffing® and iteach® Announce Partnership

techlearning

and DENTON, Texas (October 9, 2018) – Kelly Educational Staffing ® (KES®), the nation’s leading provider of educational staffing, today announced a strategic partnership with iteach ® , a premier teacher certification program. TROY, Mich.

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Chief Privacy Officers: A Small But Growing Fleet in Higher Education

Edsurge

When Kathleen Sutherland took the helm as Chief Privacy Officer for the University of Colorado in 2003, there weren’t very many people in higher ed she could turn to for guidance and advice. Brian Kelly, director of the cybersecurity program at Educause, a higher education and technology nonprofit, says the trend has followed other business sectors, and that higher ed has seen an uptick in the number of CPOs over the last two years in particular.

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Disrupting education, the NFL way

The Hechinger Report

Department of Education demographic study of principals found that the vast majority of the people doing the hiring are white. Related: A conservative Supreme Court could threaten the education of immigrant students. Higher Education.

Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

The Christensen Institute

While Florida garners national attention as the site of tax credit scholarships captivating Secretary of Education Betsy Devos, a lesser-known example of choice in education in the state could be turning into a movement. In the case of Florida, that movement started with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in 2003, which only receives money when students successfully complete a course.

Who Should Bear the Cost of Data Interoperability in K-12 Education?

Edsurge

Empower is hardly the only education company that has had to adapt its wares to support shifting trends in data interoperability. Its tools aim to provide educators with insights into two core questions: What does the student know now and what does the student need to do next?

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What Does Innovation Mean in Higher Education?

Edsurge

These questions grounded discussions at last weekend’s annual Education Writers Association. higher education seminar. The event for colleges and newsrooms covering education focused on innovation and was aptly held at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, an institution transforming itself into a “ New American University ” — a redesigned modern university envisioned by ASU President Michael Crow and researcher William Dabars.

Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

The future of education is technological. Education must adopt not only the products but the values of the high tech industry. Google and Facebook are paradigmatic here, and Zuboff argues that the former was instrumental in discovering the value of behavioral surplus when it began, circa 2003, using user data to fine-tune ad targeting and to make predictions about which ads users would click on. Necessarily so.

Reflections on Open Education and the Path Forward

iterating toward openness

The general theme of the conversation has been a concern that a focus on open textbooks confuses the means of open education with the end of open education. This is a conversation we almost never have in the field of open education.

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Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

The following three sections detail the range of best practices found by researchers to be critical for ensuring educator growth and success: Effective Administrator and Teacher Leadership. 2004; Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011 ). Schools that foster trust among parents, teachers, and school leaders are more likely to see academic improvement than schools that do little or fail to foster trust ( Bryk and Schneider, 2003 ). This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

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

Doug Levin

Secretary of Education Richard W. Department of Education or other federal agencies) in and out of inclusion. Department of Education’s national educational technology plans.). Department of Education, I do not believe it was ever published by the Department.

Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

The main theme is that people are naturally very efficient learners and that we can more effectively make use of this fact in our current education and training systems. Thus, education has become a commodity and the curriculum , chiseled in stone, is delivered by ‘experts’ from on high.

Will Philadelphia Education Survive?

Philly Teacher

2003. The point is, teachers, students, their families and entire communities here in Philadelphia have been on a rollercoaster of education reform for over a decade ever since the State took over in 2001 and put in the School Reform Commission.

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. million instances of Windows Server 2003 were running on 11.9

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

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. 2003).

How To Make A Civics Education Stick

MindShift

Charles Quigley, executive director of the Center for Civic Education, says children grasp these concepts as early as kindergarten. ” And according to Jim Shon of the Hawaii Educational Policy Center, civics education needs to extend into college.

Expert Tips to Make Educational Travel Attainable for All Students

edWeb.net

Educational travel can be made attainable for all students if you create a plan and stick with it. The experts shared tips on planning for educational travel to make it accessible for all students.

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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Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

We must also support educators with the knowledge and skills to use technology in powerful ways to improve student engagement, critical thinking, problems solving, collaboration, and more. Review of Educational Research, 88(4), 547-588.

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

The Hechinger Report

education levels by the second generation — the first generation of children to be born in this country. The key appears to be education because higher educational attainment is associated with economic success, social status, better health, family stability, and life opportunities.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. “15 Ways Taylor Swift ’s Lyrics Solve Education Policy ’s Most Pressing Issues” is, no doubt, the most godawful white lady thing I’ve seen this week in education news. More on the Republicans’ tax plans – Via Education Week : “New Senate Tax Plan Doubles Teachers’ Deduction for Buying Classroom Supplies.” State and Local) Education Politics. ” asks Education Dive.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, innovators have often over-promised and under-delivered, causing many smart people to wonder if we’re now in a frothy bubble of irrational exuberance, most eloquently summarized by Audrey Watters in Hack Education, who worries that “education technology [merely] serves as a ’Trojan Horse’ of sorts, carrying.

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The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

The business of education technology overlaps with the politics of ed-tech. One of the flaws, I think, of much of the reporting on education technology is that it treats “ed-tech” as a product without a politics and without a practice. Already a key part of many people’s information consumption, Facebook explicitly wants to become an education company, working with a charter school chain to develop education software.

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

Hack Education

What do you think are the best existing works of history of the field of education technology? Bob Johnstone, Never Mind the Laptops: Kids, Computers, and the Transformation of Learning (2003). William Schramm, Bold Experiment: The Story of Educational Television in American Samoa (1981). Paul Saettler, The Evolution of American Educational Technology (1990). ,

5 Way to Maximize Your Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

link] Full Bio As Submitted Angela Watson is National Board Certified Teacher currently working as an instructional coach and educational consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. She has published four books for teachers and has maintained The Cornerstone For Teachers blog since 2003.

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‘We’ve failed them’: How South Carolina education policy hurts ‘Dreamers’ — and costs taxpayers

The Hechinger Report

Victor Perez had to leave South Carolina to be able to pursue higher education. While South Carolina taxpayers spend roughly $13,200 annually to educate each K-12 student, state policies obstruct one group of students from advancing their education beyond high school.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. Department of Education Awards $300,000 to Wounded Knee District School on Pine Ridge Reservation Following Multiple Student Suicides.” ” Education in the Courts. million people since 2003.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires.” ” Also on the list of new hires: Robert Eitel , “who had been criticized for his dual role as a top for-profit college official and Education Department adviser, has resigned from his position at Bridgepoint Education.” ” Immigration and Education.

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?This College Program Wants to Overhaul the Education Culture in Alaska

Edsurge

Nearly 40 percent of students starting at 4-year public institutions took at least one developmental (or college-level readiness) course while enrolled from 2003 to 2009. We want to rebuild the whole education culture, start at the beginning,” he says. He saw a need to educate and employ more natives who could work engineering jobs where they are familiar with the people and culture. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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Angela Duckworth Tells Educators: Grit + Purpose = Success

Marketplace K-12

It takes grit—a powerful, sustained passion—for learners young and old to ultimately succeed in school and work, Angela Duckworth, a psychology professor who studies top achievers, told an audience of educators and ed-tech providers here at BETT, the world’s largest ed-tech tradeshow. London.

Senate committee approves Betsy DeVos, “Thoughtless proponent of the privatization of American education”

The Hechinger Report

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be the next Secretary of Education, testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC.

How the federal government abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education decision

The Hechinger Report

Board of Education school-segregation decision, Williams saw a post on Facebook shared by an old high-school friend she knew from her days playing trumpet in the Gardendale marching band: The newly empowered Gardendale Board of Education would be meeting in a few hours.

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