Live Interview on Thursday, Jan. 20 - Barnet Berry on Teaching 2030

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, January 20th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Barnett Berry on new book, Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools--Now and in the Future. "In In the raging controversy over the purpose of public education and how to fix the nation''s underperforming schools, the voices of America''s best teachers are seldom heard.

10 Ways Interactive Touch Screen Displays Improve Education

ViewSonic Education

That it works so well should come as no surprise to seasoned educators. By 2030, 30 to 40 percent of jobs will require strong social-emotional skills. This motivating impact of interactive displays is seen at every level of education. A good deal of research shows the benefits of interactive touch screen displays in early childhood education. Moving up to higher education. Although they were book smart, they were failing at applying this knowledge in other ways.

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Educational Leadership for Social Good

EdTechTeam

Our teammate and Events Director, Al Thomas , a former principal himself, ran the Education Leaders Network Playground, which featured 28 sessions for leaders by leaders, and one session in particular stood out when we talked about it… a session called Leading EdTech Initiatives for Social Good by Jennifer Williams , author of Teach Boldly. But the planet will need all hands on deck, especially in countries where educators have the resources that allow them to be reading this post.

Education Looks Eastward: Snapshots from Beijing's Global Education Technology Summit

Edsurge

Beijing —China is a different world when it comes to education and tech. Teachers are revered , most families spend about a third of their income on their children’s education, and most students spend at least an hour a day on some kind of online learning. To try to better understand this dynamic and fast-changing environment, thousands of entrepreneurs and education leaders from 34 countries gathered here this week for the Global Education Technology Summit.

The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

Edsurge

This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. An abacus is an educational technology, as is the slide rule. OER and open books. As for MOOCs, in 2012, the elites in higher education discovered online learning, which many others felt they had already invented and improved over the previous 15 years.

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Where education systems stumble, grassroots groups step in to raise success rates

The Hechinger Report

Among other things, the boosters who pitched international companies to come and do business in this port city promised that its high quality of education would guarantee a steady supply of skilled employees. Then a local education foundation discovered that those high school graduation rates were based on a formula that made them look much higher than they actually were — nearly 20 percentage points below the national average. Education helps people grow.

Sustainable Development Goals: Writing Journals

User Generated Education

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

Colleges hoping for more public funds instead of innovating risk hurting themselves

The Christensen Institute

University of California President Janet Napolitano took recently to the pages of the Washington Post to review and critique new books on the future of higher education by University Ventures Fund Managing Director Ryan Craig ( College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education ) and New America Foundation’s Education Policy Program Director Kevin Carey ( The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere ).

Is California saving higher education?

The Hechinger Report

It’s one example of the many ways that California is taking on seemingly intractable problems that are plaguing higher education nationwide. But California, with a higher education budget for 2019-2020 of $18.5 billion, is bucking a national trend — most other states are continuing to reduce, not increase, their higher education budgets. And that dream has been fading,” said David Chiu, a member of the State Assembly from San Francisco who is active in education issues.

Kinders Can Code — Featuring the Voices of Lisa Guardino & Shea Smith

CUE

Kindergarten circle time is typically filled with picture books, songs, and calendar. Flourish in 2030. Our kindergarteners will graduate in 2030. Is the activity we are asking our students to do preparing them for life in 2030? Let’s find ways to incorporate computational thinking and computer science into our curriculum and give our students an opportunity to flourish in 2030.

5 Reasons to Try a Whole Novel Approach in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Now she does have a book on this topic, and I know that you’ll probably find it intriguing. Instead of the teacher leading the students through all of the novels, bit by bit, students receive the novel, they receive the schedule, and then they receive a lot of individualized support to actually read the book independently. I mean getting burned out on that particular book. But also, you’re not reading enough books throughout the year.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The ninth annual Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday! This is an amazing and free online event that brings together educators and innovators from around the world. The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. The hidden treasure of the Global Education Conference is volunteering--you will love it!

The Present Moment is Our Friend

The Principal of Change

My good friend, Patrick Larkin , purchased the book for me, “ 10% Happier “ I have been enjoying it, and this quote gave me pause for personal and professional reasons: “Make the present moment your friend rather than your enemy. I think of how often I look back fondly on experiences I had in school, and the learners in front of you need to know how important the present moment is in their lives and how we, as educators, value this time tremendously.

The future of learning unfolding in Malawi

The Christensen Institute

The children I saw are part of the most audacious, and in my opinion, important, initiative occurring in education today. Many classes take place with no books for the students underneath a single tree. But spending a relatively small amount of money to test whether learning primarily through a tablet could be a viable and sustainable way to leapfrog how the developed world educates students seems like a worthwhile bet. There simply isn’t enough capacity to educate them.

Cultivating Empathy In Learning

The Web20Classroom

Merriam-Webster Dictionary ) As a father and an educator, an important aspect of learning that is difficult to teach is empathy. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that each Goal and target is met by 2030. One project had students in the US learning the Spanish language writing books for emerging readers in South America and 3D print toys to go along with them. Anyone can come and take a book or two and leave a book or a few.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe: Well, I’m excited, because I look out at the world, and we have – UNESCO says, by 2030, we have a teacher shortage of 25.8 We live right now in a world that the educational systems are very rigid. You have 300+ million people who have 300+ million ideas about how education is. Joe is also an award winning educator and filmmaker. He has received numerous educational awards over the course of his career.

General Assembly to Be Acquired By Swiss HR Firm for $412.5 Million

Edsurge

General Assembly , the New York-based provider of coding bootcamps and short-term career-focused educational programs, has reached an agreement to be acquired by the Adecco Group for $412.5 The rise of automation also creates a critical need to re-skill workers, with as many as 375 million employees globally needing to transition to new roles by 2030. Still, the company says its business is growing, having booked approximately $100 million in revenue in 2017.

India tries coding camps, craft centers and all-girls schools to fight illiteracy

The Hechinger Report

Education is free, lunch is free, books are free, sanitary napkins are free,’’ Ballani tells parents, urging them to visit this government-run school on the edge of the Thar Desert, where, on a warm day late last spring, 12 teachers were overseeing the education of 260 students from first grade through high school. Your kids will have a better life if they are educated. Related: India’s push to better educate its girls.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe: Well, I’m excited, because I look out at the world, and we have – UNESCO says, by 2030, we have a teacher shortage of 25.8 We live right now in a world that the educational systems are very rigid. You have 300+ million people who have 300+ million ideas about how education is. Joe is also an award winning educator and filmmaker. He has received numerous educational awards over the course of his career.

What Service-Learning and Global Goals Taught Us About Promoting the Greater Good

Edsurge

A New Priority Weaver Elementary, located outside Richmond, VA, in Chesterfield County, is named after long-time Chesterfield educator and historian, Mrs. Bettie Weaver. This kind of learning is happening in schools and youth programs all over the world and many of the people leading this work are purposefully connecting it to the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development , a set of 17 goals to make the world a better place by 2030.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via the Department of Education ’s press office : “Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the House Education and the Workforce Committee.” Immigration and Education.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. But for now, here are a couple of education-related stories: one from Education Week and from Edsurge. Board of Education and it barely registered as a story. ” More via The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Welcome To Fair Haven Innovates

techlearning

A week later I flew cross country to Seattle to help run Picademy for over a hundred educators and in two days, I’ll by flying to Moscow for the EdCrunch forum where I’ll talk about Gamification and Fair Haven Innovates. Oh, and I also wrote a book on teaching through entrepreneurship that will be published through EduMatch by Christmas. This goes doubly so if you run an innovative program or are an innovative teacher disrupting education. What a wild summer.

K-12 is the Key to Workforce Development

Mindspark Learning

As reported by Gallup and Strada, “consumer ratings of relevance are more powerful predictors of quality and value than demographic characteristics of individuals, their fields of study and their levels of education.” This data only takes into account the role that higher-education plays in preparing students for the modern workforce. In other words, it is time that we begin to consider the impact that K-12 education has on preparing students for the modern workforce.

Doctors prescribe more Big Bird, less brainless “screen time” for young kids

The Hechinger Report

Over the past several years, at the same time that the words “screen time” became shorthand for children zoning out, several researchers and educational experts have been taking an entirely different track. They have been studying how and at what age children come to learn words, follow stories, and grasp educational concepts that appear in ebooks, videos, and apps. Related: A possible solution to one college cost problem: free books.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. Not so fast , says Doug Levin : “Scant Details, Fuzzy Math in $500 Million Public-Private Computer Science Education Push.” ” Trump has, of course, proposed some $9 billion in funding cuts to the Department of Education, so this is hardly “new money.” “Dear Mrs. Trump” by Liz Phipps Soeiro – why the librarian refused the books the First Lady sent to her school.

“The world has become my classroom! Skype has become my window to the world!” – Kristine Holloway, Canada

Daily Edventures

This year, her classroom has focused on finding solutions to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. My students’ project work culminated in the creation of a video, ‘ Mealworms on the Loose,’ which Koen shared at a Belgian Education Conference and was even featured on the Belgian news,” Holloway says. “I Technological inequality is a problem for education and we must find ways to bridge the digital divide that currently exists in our schools,” she explains.

What the Future Economy Means for How Kids Learn Today

MindShift

If you believe that preparation for work is at least a part of education’s function, at what point do educators have a responsibility to face the radically changing employment patterns facing our students? My argument, here and in my book, OPEN: How We’ll Work, Live and Learn in the Future , is that the discourse surrounding formal learning is becoming ever further detached from the lessons we see when learning happens outside formal boundaries. By David Price.

Digital K-12 Classroom Online Summit | Feb 21-23, 2020

EdTechnocation.com

The Collaboration in the Digital K-12 Classroom Online Summit is a global online only event brings together innovative global educators to share and explore best digital classroom practices that initiate collaboration, help students achieve higher academic results, and develop 21st-century thinking skills. A special bonus from the sponsor: the free e-Book "EdTech at School" will also be included. ** Early Bird All-Access Pass | Sales ends February 1, 2020 ** Get it for €39.90 (Euro) / $44.40

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Out of poverty, into the middle class

The Hechinger Report

The jobs that once kept the city prosperous are being replaced by skilled jobs in service sectors such as health care, finance and information technology — positions that require more education than just a high-school diploma, thus squeezing out many of those blue-collar, traditionally middle-class workers. On the surface, American high schools are doing better than ever at educating young people. Higher Education.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

I pick ten trends and themes in order to closely at the recent past, the near-term history of education technology. Of course, if you look for those education technology writers who are independent from venture capital, corporate or institutional backing, or philanthropic funding, there is pretty much only me.). One of my favorites: “Books will soon be obsolete in schools,” Thomas Edison said in 1913. Fantasy about a future of education.

Change Agents: Tech & Learning?s Most Influential People in EdTech In 2018

techlearning

Chatterbox is receiving rave reviews at many schools and top universities across the UK, and Hedayat would love to extend that reach to elementary and high-school classrooms, as well as higher education, across the US. But as the debates rage, new laws proliferate, and technology continues to advance at breakneck speed, the good news is that there are a ton of resources available for educators. What trends will drive the next 20 years of education innovation in pre-K–12 learning?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. Listen, folks (particularly educators). Did you share this Raw Story story – “Education officials expect ‘ineffective’ Betsy DeVos to step down as her agenda collapses: report” – or this Salon story – “Expert: Expect DeVos to resign from Trump administration”? ” (In fairness, I’m not sure what the typical work-week looks like for a Secretary of Education.).

Week of January 17, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Dr. Debbie Pushor from the University of Saskatchewan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies in the College of Education. link] INTERVIEW WITH WILL RICHARDSON (FUTURE OF EDUCATION) Tue 18 Jan 08:00PM New York / Wed 19 Jan 01:00AM GMT / Wed 19 Jan 12:00PM Sydney Steve Hargadon.

Learning Revolution Events - AltEdFilmFest - Homeschool+ - Gaming in Ed Call for Proposals - Open Letter from a Highly Creative Child

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Just like our library, museum, and traditional education events, the Homeschool+ Conference is all about learning, so do consider joining us even if it''s a new conversation for you. Partner Announcements Library Journal : So many children’s books.

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