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Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

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In his latest EdSurge column , Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could look like. But as he also noted, locating where people are geographically is one thing; pinpointing where they are educationally is another. Yet there are several initiatives, some of which I’ve had the privilege of working on, that aim to support the educational data ecosystem necessary for learner navigation.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

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A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined . To see how many factors impact a child’s education. A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined . College- and career-ready standards. Educators . Local educational agency .

2017’s Ho-Hum, Unremarkable, But Too-Often Ignored Lessons in Education Technology

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As someone who has taught high school history, led a school district, and researched the history of school reform along with the use of educational technologies over the past half-century, I found little that startled me in 2017 (with the exception for one event noted below). Lesson 2: Access to digital tools is not the same as what happens in daily classroom activities. Education Technology Technology Tips Technology in School

Six Steps to Project Based Learning

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The new legislation urged districts to embrace project based instruction aligned to academic standards and 21st century skills. When conducting research around an essential question, students should utilize a variety of primary and secondary sources.

Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

The Hechinger Report

It entails the teaching of academic, technical and social skills in actual work settings or simulated backdrops. Without family or professional ties to a particular field, it’s hard to gain access to a quality job in a competitive market.

South Carolina adopts science video service

eSchool News

Students in South Carolina will soon have access to short Twig Science and Tigtag Science videos through a new statewide partnership. The South Carolina State Board of Education approved the adoption with Carolina Biological.

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How a dropout factory raised its graduation rate from 53 percent to 75 percent in three years

The Hechinger Report

Turning around struggling high schools is the toughest work in education reform. But these last few years it’s really been a big turnaround in the school … they really are pushing us toward higher education.”. Related: How one district solved its special education dropout problem.

Dramatic DeVos nomination begs question: Can she be an effective Ed Secretary?

The Hechinger Report

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, briefs President Barack Obama for an interview in the Oval Office July 22, 2009. Related: Senate committee approves Betsy DeVos, ‘thoughtless proponent of the privatization of American education. Department of Education.

In one state, students are ditching classrooms for jobs

The Hechinger Report

Woods, who has never liked school, says that being able to earn academic credit by working with cars is ideal. “I’m However programs like Harwood’s that offer academic credit in core subject areas are rare, Parton said. K-12 News Solutions standards

Virginia district launches summer kindergarten readiness initiative

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It has helped millions of students worldwide to improve their reading and writing skills, master increasingly rigorous academic standards, and prepare for high-stakes assessments. “We