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ACT Results Show Majority Not Prepared for College Coursework

K-12 Schools - Education News

Close to two-thirds of students across the country who graduated high school this year took the ACT college entrance exam, earning scores that suggest a majority of them are unprepared for the coursework they will encounter in college. (Photo: Creative Commons).

7 Tips for Students to Be Successful in Online Coursework

TeacherCast

Students need to understand that getting used to online coursework will take some time and that they should not be discouraged if they struggle at first.

The Best App for Your Coursework Isn’t a Single App – from Beth

EdTechTeacher

This post first appeared on Edutopia. At EdTechTeacher, we have a philosophy that All the Good Apps Fit on One Screen. These days, many of the teachers that we work with would rather just find ONE app! However, that single solution may not exist.

The Power of the iPad: Using Tablet Tech to Improve Student Performance

P21 Blogazine

Statistics show that from as early as kindergarten all the way up to medical school , utilizing iPads for coursework and lessons make students more efficient learners. Integrating iPad tablets into the classroom is becoming commonplace in schools all across the country. P21 Blog

Apply For Google For Education Certified Innovator 2018 Program Here

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The 20 Most Useful #hashtags In Education

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As a teacher, continuing education is so important that most school districts require that teachers enroll in some form of coursework on a regular basis to keep their knowledge and skills fresh.

How to Engage and Excite Students Before They Set Foot in the Classroom

Chalkup

More than ever before, instructors are able to spark curiosity and excitement - or communicate expectations - prior to assigning any coursework or delivering a single lecture.

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As public pre-K expands in schools, study finds principals are unprepared to support it

The Hechinger Report

Only 39 percent required coursework on children’s and adolescents’ literacy skills. A preschool student writes in class. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

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How Any Teacher Can Use Lee Sheldon’s Multiplayer Classroom Model

The CoolCatTeacher

His book The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game is a favorite of many game based learning experts. Lee Sheldon author of The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game.

Customized, Practical PD for Teachers: Advancement Courses

The CoolCatTeacher

Whatever you choose to study, your coursework will lead you through developing tangible products and resources. Sponsored by Advancement Courses From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

It’s also worth noting that because many of these schools serve far smaller numbers of students, the decline in percentage of schools offering AP classes does not represent a proportionate decline in the number of overall students able to access AP coursework. Still, the findings raise a much more fundamental question that states must grapple with: should the public school that a student attends dictate (and in this case, limit) the coursework that he can access?

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Using Rubrics: Integrity, Fairness and Responsibility

Fractus Learning

Rubrics use benchmarks to help instructors to gauge student strengths and weaknesses in coursework. Specific performance expectations and standards are arranged to indicate the degree to which criteria has been met and how coursework is graded.

5 policies to help rural students get ahead

eSchool News

Limited access to advanced coursework, medical care, food and employment opportunities continue to daunt students in many rural communities, according to the report released from AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and The Rural School and Community Trust.

Learner-centered Design for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Recently, a diverse group of learners from Make the Road New York credited Cell-Ed’s relevant coursework and on-demand coaches for fueling their learning success and dedication. If you’re looking to join the growing brigade improving the lives of adult learners through mobile learning – then welcome! We need you. More than 89 percent of adults in need of basic academic and job skills will never gain the skills they want and need with traditional classrooms and approaches.

The Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology

Edudemic

The basic concept is simple: Coursework should be adapted to meet the individual needs of each student. Adaptive learning has long been a part of education. Every teacher has experience modifying curriculum in some way to help students access information. Nowadays technology can help make the adaptations easier and more streamlined. Adaptive learning technology seeks […]. The post The Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology appeared first on Edudemic.

What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

Digital Promise

Elizabeth Forward, for example, implemented middle school-level robotics to engage students in maker learning and activate their imaginations before they begin advanced computer science coursework in high school. Pioneering districts in the League of Innovative Schools are at the forefront of incorporating computer science education in K-12, leading large-scale initiatives to integrate coding and computational thinking into their curricula.

Pursuing Passions, Lifelong Learning, Signature Programs & #BreakoutEDU @breakoutEDU #STEM @edtechteam #gafesummit

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Bullis truly embraces and supports lifelong learning opportunities both on-campus through PD days and the Personal Learning Communities we have formed and off-campus through conferences and coursework.

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Pursuing Passions, Lifelong Learning, Signature Programs & #BreakoutEDU @breakoutEDU #STEM @edtechteam #gafesummit

techieMusings

Bullis truly embraces and supports lifelong learning opportunities both on-campus through PD days and the Personal Learning Communities we have formed and off-campus through conferences and coursework.

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Tackle teacher shortages with online learning

The Christensen Institute

These chronic shortages, in turn, tend to limit the coursework that students can access. The new school year is underway, but districts across the country are still struggling to fill hundreds of teaching positions.

Redesigning the Learning Experience

Tom Murray

Coursework includes Programming & Advanced Game Design, 3D Modeling, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, and more. Simply put, in this study, the learning space itself made a difference in the girls’ attitudes toward the type of coursework that they’d take.

The Workplace of Today Is Not What It Was 35 Years ago. Computational Thinking Is the New Basic Requirement

Leadership Lounge

In fact, “A Nation at Risk” laid out five “ new basics ,” including computer science coursework, necessary for the success for America’s students. The workplace of today Is not what it was 35 years ago. Computational thinking Is the new basic requirement.

Ask A Silly Question, Get A Non-Standard Answer

EdNews Daily

A considerable portion of the courses that I delivered were internally assessed and coursework based. Guest article by Simon Very. I have taught science at the post-compulsory level for ten years.

How AI Can Compliment Educators, Not Replace Them

EdNews Daily

This investment has enabled 51Talk to better assess student proficiency, and then match each assessed student with the proper level of coursework.

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Diversity at the front of the classroom could mean more diversity among future scientists

The Hechinger Report

Teachers take the class they’ll eventually teach over the summer and then get two semesters of “field experience,” where they teach it with NJCTL support while taking additional coursework. Woodrow Wilson High School students in Camden, N.J.,

Why this school is thriving after implementing a 100% blended learning model

eSchool News

It’s “equity-based” in that all students have access to the e-coursework that will prepare them for college and career; and, all students have the opportunity to take college courses for college credit on a local college campus for a true college readiness experience before graduating from VGV.

Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

There are multiple opportunities to assist pre-service teachers in developing competencies for blended and online instruction, including modeling, coursework, and field experiences.

3D Printing Across a Middle School Curriculum

District Administration

Fostering student creativity through project-based learning District Administration Custom Publishing Group One of the newest technologies being applied in K12 STEM coursework today is 3D printing, which helps to fuel creativity, problem solving and project-based learning while exposing students to tools they may use later in their careers.

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Personalizing every student’s level of success

Dangerously Irrelevant

Students will be able to take multiple pathways to get there, including projects, traditional coursework, online classes, and anything else that feeds into the district’s profile of a graduate. The Van Meter Schools have long been an incubator for innovation.

Sparking Student Financial Empowerment through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Motivated teachers who are passionate about exposing students to personal finance have worked to find the resources to do so; some offer a course as a semester-long elective, while others integrate personal finance lessons into Social Studies and Math coursework. Financial literacy is a skill that is important for every high school graduate to have.

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Google EDU Announces Differentiation, Data and API Updates to Classroom

Edsurge

For developers The Classroom API has received a bit of an upgrade , as developers who have integrated their applications into Classroom can now add materials to student coursework, or modify existing coursework. It’s a new year, and with that comes updates from the Google Education Team. The announcement revolves around Google Classroom , which the tech giant today claims that more than 20 million students and teachers use.

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13 Digital Tools to Empower Active Use

Tom Murray

Here are 13 of them, in no particular order: Podcasting Tools – Research highlighted by Samsung Insights indicates that students who utilize podcasts are more engaged in their coursework. Today’s digital world is littered with drill and kill technology, much of it no different than a digital version of the worksheets of years past. Simply digitizing past practice serves little instructional purpose and ultimately leads to low levels of learning.

Teach Access Tutorial: Best Practices for Digital Accessibility

ProfHacker

The next time I teach a course with a significant component devoted to web design, I will likely add this resource to the coursework.

Will Mississippi’s most rural schools be punished by the state’s new report card system?

The Hechinger Report

MDE now includes factors like participation and proficiency in accelerated coursework in a district’s score. That accelerated coursework includes Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and dual credit classes.

Chalkup, a Class Collaboration Tool, Will Close Shop and Become Part of Microsoft Teams

Edsurge

Microsoft has acquired what it calls an “exclusive licensing” to the technology used in Chalkup , a collaboration platform where teachers can organize, annotate, share and grade digital coursework with students. Teachers can also grade and leave feedback on coursework, and send messages to the class.

AI helps younger students better understand math concepts

eSchool News

However, the benchmark assessments students take at the end of the year—designed to measure procedural fluency—often look very different from their coursework and cause more anxiety than anything else.

New Google Classroom features make it easier to learn, teach, manage, and build

eSchool News

For developers: Even more coursework integrations. Integrated applications can now programmatically add materials to coursework or student submissions and can modify existing coursework they’ve created. Google Classroom is designed for everyone involved in a student’s education.

5 major ways Trump’s proposed education budget would impact schools, students

eSchool News

“Funding for college work-study programs would be cut in half, public-service loan forgiveness would end and hundreds of millions of dollars that public schools could use for mental health, advanced coursework and other services would vanish under a Trump administration plan to cut $10.6

6 Student Suggestions to Improve Web Filtering

Securly

For dance class, I’ve needed to research them as part of my coursework. The following are real student responses from an international survey we conducted during Summer 2015. We asked students what changes would improve the web filtering experience.

Get a Self-Paced, Competency-Based Master’s in Education With FlexPath

The CoolCatTeacher

Yes, it’s different from the traditional learning format where you log in for coursework every week. Sponsored by Capella University From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As teachers, we value education, and we want to improve what we know.

A Primer on Maker Learning: Authenticity

Digital Promise

Through the cognitively authentic process of iterative design and fabrication, they built from the core skills and knowledge of their coursework to map the skills they needed to realize their design. This post is part of a series in which we frame maker learning in terms of three core values – Agency , Authenticity, and Audience – as the key components to creating the highest quality making experiences for learning. Authenticity is key to effective maker learning.