Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

You know, we’re not giving the kids the tools in school along with opportunities to collaborate, that they need on the job, that the companies are asking for. In 2006 I gave up my job as an elementary principal to care for my wife who had Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

See: Creating Elementary Portfolios and One Note in the Classroom. Michelle Zimmerman, PhD, has taught all grades from Pre-K through 10th within the past 17 years, with a focus on middle and high school since 2009.

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Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

For instance, Osso VR is a virtual reality technology company founded on the principle of training surgeons with real world skills that can be directly applied when in the operating room.

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TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling

Edsurge

School and district users had ample warning about the demise of the adaptive K-12 math and writing software—the company issued a notice on its site 15 months ago—and yet many say that the off-boarding process was not a smooth one. The final days are drawing near for TenMarks.

GitHub’s New Education Bundle Equips Students With Industry-Standard Coding Tools

Edsurge

The company says it’s making these available to any “teaching-focused institution that grants degrees or certificates,” including non-traditional bootcamp-style coding programs. million companies across the world, GitHub is considered the standard when it comes to software development platforms. GitHub is where many companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, host their open-source projects. Here’s the company’s features chart.)

National KidWind Challenge Champions Announced in Windy City

techlearning

o Third Place – The Birds from Darlington Elementary-Middle School in Darlington, Wis. Since the first event in 2009, the KidWind Challenge and its partners have provided this opportunity to more than 15,000 students across 22 states.

David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

K-12 education system by open educational resources (OER) since 2009, although my first exposure to the ideas and leaders of the movement stretch back to the launch of the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative.

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Sometimes expert teachers just aren’t an option

The Christensen Institute

Educational Initiatives, a privately-owned company in India that develops and administers large-scale assessments in private and public schools in India, faced this question when it decided to pursue a social initiative aimed at serving some of India’s most disadvantaged children. In 2011, the company set up five learning centers in densely populated communities in South Delhi to provide elementary school-aged Indian children with instruction in math and Hindi.

Amazon Will Shut Down TenMarks and Its Digital Math and Writing Tools

Edsurge

Amazon will be sunsetting TenMarks and its online instructional tools, which were once at the forefront of the company’s K-12 digital education strategy. She emailed the company to learn that it was not. “It Horton, who teaches math and writing to fourth- and fifth-graders at Fremont Elementary School in Springfield, Missouri, says this is the first program that she and a coworker have found that meets their needs for math and writing instruction.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

The Kids Discover online platform lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners at three different lexiles.

The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

The Hechinger Report

India’s education system has long lagged behind others, despite the country’s enactment of the 2009 Right to Education (RTE) ACT , which was supposed to give every child in the country the right to a full-time elementary education “of satisfactory and equitable quality.”.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

But in recent years, we've seen a spike in the number of smaller, tightly focused, niche edtech product companies. Venture funding in the edtech sector has increased from $385 million in 2009 to an expected $2 billion this year. This summer, in fact, we finished the two-year opt-in period for blended learning at the elementary level. Ken Eastwood is the superintendent of Middletown City School District , NY, a member of our League of Innovative Schools.

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Microsoft to spend $75M to boost computer science

eSchool News

This marks a major expansion of Microsoft’s YouthSpark program, the company’s effort to get young people hooked on computer science and build a larger, more diverse talent pool for the technology industry. The company was hit with a gender discrimination lawsuit on Wednesday.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

A student leaps during a game at Horizons Elementary School. Florida and Rhode Island now mandate 20 minutes of recess time a day for elementary school students. A student throws a bean bag during an early morning game at Horizons Elementary School. APPLETON, Wisc.

When school districts can’t raise funds for facilities

The Hechinger Report

Between the 2008 to 2009 recession and what many in Kansas refer to as “the Brownback years,” school facilities here have taken a serious hit. Kindergarten students are escorted to the second-floor music room at Atchison County Community Elementary School.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

Formed in December 2016 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MESE) and the. Kenneth Klau, Director of Digital Learning, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. It implemented a 1:1 device-to-student model in its middle schools in 2009, and expanded that to high schools in 2013. The idea that MAPLE exists to help LearnLaunch-affiliated companies sell products to schools “couldn’t be further from the truth,” says Klau.

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

The Hechinger Report

Around 2009, Lee learned about the Junior Theater Festival (JTF) in Atlanta, where students from across the country gather for three days to compete, take workshops and nerd out over musical theater. The P.S. 124 Theatre Club performs a musical adaptation of the animated movie “Madagascar.”

How one innovative school district has closed gaps on harder Common Core tests

The Hechinger Report

Key to that success, Johnstone says, was that the district had already started teaching math differently back in 2009. Octavio Gutierrez works with a group of students learning English, giving them a preview of what their fluent peers will learn later. Photo: Emmanuel Felton. HAWTHORNE, Ca.

Flocabulary: Hip-Hop Learning That is Out of this World!

The Daring Librarian

Longtime Flocabulary Fangirl I've been a Flocabulary & Week in Rap fangirl since they came on the scene and have blogged about them back in 2009 and 2011.and they just keep getting better!

Why a Texas school district is helping immigrants facing deportation

The Hechinger Report

The burly, gray-haired Morrison, who runs the Honey Grove Independent School District, which has 645 students across its elementary, middle and high schools, says nine parents or guardians of Honey Grove students were detained during the Load Trail raid.

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How one Chicago high school turned the corner using full-time internships

The Hechinger Report

The school, where more than 90 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and 14 percent are counted as homeless, was founded in 2009 to teach skills valued by the booming technology sector.

Should Wall Street pay for preschool?

The Hechinger Report

In Granite’s case, the district, the United Way, the investors and an evaluator at Utah State University agreed success would be measured by the number of “at-risk” preschoolers who avoided special education once they hit elementary school.

Without local school boards, parents in poor communities lose their vote

The Hechinger Report

In Highland Park, Michigan, where grass grows knee-high around decaying, long-abandoned schools, the state turned the troubled suburban district over to a private company and shut down the city’s only high school. “As Washington Elementary in the center of the city.

Looking Back At 2010 And Looking Forward To 2011.

The Web20Classroom

I wrote a post on December 28, 2009 where I talked about tools that I thought would have a break out year. Think about it in a lower elementary classroom. So education related companies are going to have to be innovative in the apps they create for these devices.

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Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

” The photographic evidence clearly showed otherwise – the crowds on the mall were visibly smaller than those gathered for the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009. It’s the relationship of these companies to information and to education. (A

Set to stun

The Hechinger Report

The company does not have an exact count of how many Tasers are carried by school resource officers “because you’re talking thousands, and at some point you can’t even keep track of it,” said Steven Tuttle, the vice president of strategic communications. Knightdale, N.C.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Forbes : “The Startup President: How France ’s Macron Nearly Built An EdTech Company.” ” Ed-tech: where you don’t need an actual product idea for a company, and you can incubate your neoliberalism anyway. But they’re connected to the new Woz U and a web of for-profit companies – raising questions of conflict of interest and legal compliance.” So many people predicting this company would disrupt higher ed.

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How Has Google Affected The Way Students Learn?

MindShift

‘I’m Always On My Computer’ Michele Nelson, an art teacher at Estes Hills Elementary School in Chapel Hill, N.C., ” The bright side lies in a 2009 study conducted by Gary Small, the director of University of California Los Angeles’ Longevity Center , that explored brain activity when older adults used search engines. Take a look at this question: How do modern novels represent the characteristics of humanity?

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Ozelle Stephen, Rev/Director of Education, Miridians Elementary School, Centre of Enabling Support Foundation, Uganda Access to Quality education Opportunities, Good Health + Well-being for all. She joined AFS-USA in 2009 as Business Development Strategist.

The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

While much of the speculation about the future of education technology under President Trump has been focused on the new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ( her investment in various ed-tech companies , her support for vouchers and charter schools), it’s probably worth remembering that the Department of Education is hardly the only agency that shapes education and education technology policy.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” This part about a government-created “fake university” caught my eye: Xilong Zhu, 27, who came from China in 2009 to attend college in the United States, enlisted in the Army and was caught in an immigration dragnet involving a fake university set up by the Department of Homeland Security to catch brokers of fraudulent student visas. “ Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free – and Be Financially Sustainable?

14 Fabulous Finds - A Daringly Geeky Gift Guide

The Daring Librarian

Bonus: This company has some of the BEST customer service I''ve ever dealt with. Here''s my first in 2009. Sure, it''s a little elementary-ish but I LOVE Owls! I love buying gifts for family and friends!

Elevating the Education Reform Dialog, Live on Monday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The school was recognized by Ladies Home Journal as one of the Ten Most Amazing Schools in the US, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School in 2009 and 2010 and has been written about in many publications including Edutopia Magazine, EdWeek and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She began her teaching career in Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia as an elementary and Head Start teacher, continually fascinated with why schools did not work well and what was needed to fix them.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learning2gether is a participant-driven professional development series that has produced over 420 podcasts since its inception in 2009. Global Collaboration Week is a series of free online education events taking place during the week of September 23 - 27, 2019.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In February 2009 the words of the world were collected and given to the Council of Conscience, a gathering of religious leaders and thinkers, who are now crafting the final document. The Charter was launched in November 2009.