Exploiting Image Sequences

Nik Peachey

If you have a data projector in your classroom you can use it live to cross-check vocabulary and ask your students which they think is the best image to depict a word.

Games With a Purpose and a Social Network

Nik Peachey

You could use them as warmers at the beginning of class, especially if you have an IWB or data projector, or as fillers for early finishers in a multimedia room. Well who would believe it? A social network built around playing word games with online partners!

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Defining New Communication Technology

Connecting 2 the World

as “Social Applications that are optional to use, free of unnecessary structure, highly egalitarian, and support many forms of data.&#. One of the first goals in teaching my class on New Communcation Technology in Organizational Life, is to define “New Communication Technology.&# The assigned reading is a blog on ZDNet Blogs by Dion Hinchcliffe.

Immersive Image Environments

Nik Peachey

If you enjoy working with images with your EFL students, especially on an IWB (interactive whiteboard) or a data projector, then PicLens is exactly what you need. How to use this with ELT students on your data projector or IWB Pull up a wall of images and describe one while your students try to guess which one it is.

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Goolge Maps for Directions

Nik Peachey

What I like about it Google maps is free and really simple to use If you have an i-pod touch or an i-phone, there is a fantastic Google Maps widget which you can install (great for mobile learning) Gives good clear instructions and easy to print maps (just use the 'Print' icon) A really useful 'real world' tool You can use it live if you have a computer room or data projector / interactive whiteboard in class, or just print up materials for use off line.

Your big carbon feet

Nik Peachey

Collecting and inputting the relevant data provides a lot of rich vocabulary work for language learners as well as having a meaningful outcome, and building awareness of the environment and our impact on it. I’ve just seen this new website called the Carbon Account. It’s sort of an ecology 2.0 social network.

Efforts to reform higher ed will founder on bad data

The Christensen Institute

percent for the cohort that started college in 2008. Given these huge data gaps, it’s tough to know which colleges really aren’t performing well—and which ones are. The first step in holding higher ed accountable is to build better data.

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Hello, my name is Dramagirl, and I’m a webaholic …

Connecting 2 the World

Science Daily tells us that researchers now have a new gene pool of subjects to gather data from and to experiment with …Â internet junkies. Several of my latest posts here have focused on the flood of social networking sites I’ve been attracted to during the past few months. In fact, an entire theme has developed with these often apologetic posts.

Connected Minds.

Learning with 'e's

The chapter showcases some of the recent research into the use of wikis in higher education and Steve Wheeler approaches this topic armed with an extensive data set derived from the discussion group postings of his online teacher trainee groups.

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Efforts to reform higher ed will founder on bad data

The Christensen Institute

percent for the cohort that started college in 2008. Given these huge data gaps, it’s tough to know which colleges really aren’t performing well—and which ones are. The first step in holding higher ed accountable is to build better data.

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Five Critical Guidelines for Data Privacy Across School Districts

edWeb.net

Now, when educators could potentially add a new app with a few mouse clicks, managing student data privacy is a never-ending task. with a clear picture of the school’s policies, how the review process works, and how the data is used.

Getting struggling students to read requires both data and compassion

eSchool News

When I became an administrator back in 2008, I realized there were too many students flying under the radar and not reading at their grade level. Next page: How data guides students to become successful. Assessments Best Practices Data data ELA reading struggling students

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Making ‘Big Data’ useful rather than scary for teachers

The Hechinger Report

Blaché was zooming in on the math domain “measurement and data.” Blaché and Hall were looking at the district’s new teacher dashboards — curated collections of data with student-level information directly useful to teachers. This type of collaboration, built around data, is rare in U.S.

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Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

Georgia State is one of a growing number of schools that have turned to big data to help them identify students who might be struggling – or soon be struggling – academically so the school can provide support before students drop out. Related: Federal data shows 3.9

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Data Shows Black Students Continue to be Suspended More Often

K-12 Schools - Education News

States such as Ohio, Missouri and Wisconsin are being forced to respond to the data, with some cases of black students receiving suspensions at over four times the rate of white students.

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Libraries Look to Big Data to Measure Their Worth—And Better Help Students

Edsurge

Visits to the library have shot up from 108,000 in 2008 to 280,000 last year. Still, something is working for students, and officials plan to keep watching the data and making design tweaks. And many other libraries are conducting similar experiments with library data ( one influential one was done by Adam Murray, dean of libraries and educational technologies at James Madison University.) How much library data do we want to be part of the student learning record?”

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

Jon was the co-designer of Minarets High School , which originated as a GAFE, 1:1 Macbook and PBL based high school in 2008 and has been named an Apple Distinguished School three times.

For Many Schools The Recession Never Ended

NPR Learning and Tech

A new study of Census and state budget data finds a majority of states spend less on their schools now than they did in 2008

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Study: Boosting soft skills is better than raising test scores

The Hechinger Report

An exemplar school for boosting test scores at the 95th percentile might only be 75th percentile for building soft skills, according to the Chicago high school data. Columnists Higher Ed Jill Barshay K-12 News Data and research high school Higher education access Social emotional Testing

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HBCUs are leading centers of education — why are they treated as second-class citizens?

The Hechinger Report

For example, in 2008, students at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State received $15,700 each, while the state allocated the HBCUs North Carolina A&T and Fayetteville State $7,800 per student, according to research cited in a University of Pennsylvania study.

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Evidence increases for reading on paper instead of screens

The Hechinger Report

So, being a professional researcher, Clinton decided to delve into at all the studies published since 2008 about reading on screens. Columnists Digital Education Higher Ed Jill Barshay K-12 News Data and research digital education readingVirginia Clinton prefers to read on a screen.

While the rest of the world invests more in education, the U.S. spends less

The Hechinger Report

For example, between 2008 and 2014, education spending rose 76 percent in Turkey, 36 percent in Israel, 32 percent in the United Kingdom and 27 percent in Portugal. For some countries, it’s been a difficult financial sacrifice as their economies stalled after the 2008 financial crisis.

U.S. education achievement slides backwards

The Hechinger Report

Many blame the 2008 recession and the resulting drop in public funding for schools and increase in poverty among students. Jill Barshay K-12 News achievement gap Data and research PolicyReading scores for fourth graders fell in 17 states and dipped in 31 states among eighth graders.

‘Weapons of Math Destruction’: A Data Scientist’s Warning About Impacts of Big Data

Edsurge

These days algorithms have taken on an almost godlike power—they’re up in the (data) clouds, watching everything, passing judgment and leaving us mere mortals with no way to appeal or to even know when these mathematical deities have intervened. That’s the argument made by Cathy O'Neil in her book “ Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.” If algorithms are gods, she’s one of the high priests, as a data scientist and mathematician.

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To smooth transitions from home to prek to kinder, states must invest in every aspect of early ed

The Hechinger Report

Data shows if it’s not going to be a quality program, then it’s not going to impact children and families,” said Nancy Hanna, an associate superintendent of Greenbrier County Schools who oversees early childhood education.

A school district wades through a deluge of social-emotional curricula to find one that works

The Hechinger Report

Known as the birthplace of country music, Bristol has seen rates of poverty and drug use rise significantly since the 2008 recession. Since 2008, the city lost more than half of its largest employers, including three call centers and a beverage-packaging plant.

Any educational reform that ignores segregation is doomed to failure

The Hechinger Report

Most states cut education spending in the 2008 recession. Researchers from this non-profit found that in 2015, “29 states were still providing less total school funding per student than they were in 2008.”. Nettie Hunt and her daughter Nickie sit on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The threat of Big Brother undermines a push to gather data about college student performance

The Hechinger Report

The promise of big data versus the menace of Big Brother. Related: Placement rates, other data colleges provide consumers are often alternative facts. We’ve seen they’re not always trustworthy when it comes to the security of all this data.”.

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2016 Media Kit

techlearning

Print | Online | Events | SchoolCIOCirculation and Reader Data | Market Overview Custom PublishingEditorial Calendar 2008 | 2009Online Rates & Specs | Print. 2009 Media Kit Click links below to download PDF versions of the 2009 Media Kit pages.

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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

To give further context, I’ve sorted them alphabetically, into four categories; (1) those organizations that are instructionally-focused; (2) those that provide supports for technology leadership; (3) those that focus on connectivity and access; and (4) those that focus on data privacy and security. Data and Privacy and Security. Organization: Data Quality Campaign (DQC). FPF seeks to advance responsible data practices.

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Making elite colleges white again

The Hechinger Report

Blum previously brought a lawsuit against the University of Texas admissions policy, filed on the basis that its admissions policy discriminated against a white woman who was denied admission in 2008 (a suit that ignored the many black applicants with similar GPAs who were also denied admission).

Deal with online giant threatens Pennsylvania colleges, Moody’s warns

The Hechinger Report

Southern New Hampshire University used to be unknown outside New England but it’s quickly grown since the 2008 recession to become a national online degree giant with more than 130,000 students. Columnists Digital Education Higher Ed Jill Barshay News community college Data and research Higher education affordability Higher education completion online learning

Third indication U.S. educational system is deteriorating

The Hechinger Report

Chadwick said the increase in poverty and the erosion of the middle class, particularly since the 2008 recession, are making it harder to teach reading. Columnists Jill Barshay K-12 News achievement gap Data and research Funding International poverty reading

Edmodo’s Tracking of Students and Teachers Revives Skepticism Surrounding ‘Free’ Edtech Tools

Edsurge

its alleged massive data breach , in conjunction with reports from bloggers that the company has been tracking student and teacher users for advertising purposes, is more than a public relations nightmare. Edmodo , an education technology company founded 2008 as a K-12 social network, allows educators to communicate with students and parents through their digital platform. Education Technology Data Privacy PolicyEdmodo’s investigation into.

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DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: Gaps in financial aid, funding contribute to growing number of Georgians with college loans and no college degree

The Hechinger Report

More than 108,000 students who had taken out federal loans withdrew from Georgia’s public colleges and universities between 2013 and 2015, the most recent time period measured in federal data. Since 2008, average tuition increased from $4,700 to $8,400.