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First… I hope you enjoyed the over 150 STEM Resources in the last few posts. I am excited about learning with thousands of other educators at this amazing conference. Educator. Inclusion & Special Education.

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We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

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From IBM’s test scoring machines in the 1930s to the Speak & Spells of the 70s, innovators and educators have been trying to improve education with technology for decades. But while standardized test scores might improve, a recent study found that in 63% of classrooms, students aren’t using technology to “solve problems, conduct research, or to work collaboratively.” Teachers need help planning lessons that meaningfully contextualize academic standards.

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High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

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Michelle McLaughlin said Michael’s education did not prepare him for college or career. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post.

Can Individual Tests Really Measure Collaboration?

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That’s the idea at least behind the latest summative assessments from Project Lead the Way , a project-based STEM curriculum, which is introducing new tech-based question types to measure a raft of noncognitive skills from collaboration to general problem solving (in addition to subject-specific questions about engineering or coding concepts). “We But the individual computerized assessments PLTW has built aren’t exactly what Darling-Hammond had in mind. “Is

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The Real Problem With Multiple-Choice Questions

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Even the transparency and apparent relevance of a classroom activity factor into the “value” of a learning experience as much as how cleanly that activity aligns with an academic standard. The Real Problem With Multiple-Choice Questions. by Terry Heick.

How to boost math skills in the early grades

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In the last decade, educators have focused on boosting literacy skills among low-income kids in the hope that all children will read well by third grade. During the last school year, only 40 percent of fourth-graders nationwide scored at a proficient level in a nationwide math assessment.

How to Weave Advisory into Academics — Plus 10 Resources for Teaching SEL

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Being in a New York City alternative high school serving at-risk kids , my students were academically behind and at risk of getting sucked into the school-to-prison pipeline. CASEL defines these in terms of specific competencies that can be assessed and mastered: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. . The head and the heart are connected, and our schools, curriculum, and education technology should reflect this.

Behind Closed Doors: Edtech Entrepreneurs’ Biggest Challenges in 2018

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Unruly Studios (Boston) revolutionizes learning by combining coding and STEM education with physical play. Here were the tips that the mock board members, comprised of education technology investors and founders, had to offer. If fast growth and lean operations are the goals, then they need to limit their labor creating content and instead work to repurpose existing educational resources. Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech Business

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What Happens When A Public University Buys a For-Profit Online One?

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When leaders of Purdue University wanted to move into online education, they took the unusual step of buying an existing online university, a big one with 30,000 students. It’s hard to think of another example of two more different higher education cultures placed under the same name. The deal sparked vocal protests from Purdue professors, and hundreds of them signed petitions opposing the arrangement, calling it an unprecedented privatization of public education.

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Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

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About one-third of applications were either unavailable for review or failed to include clear numerical academic goals. Educational consultant and former state board member Leslie Jacobs on why charters may have had difficulty reaching projected goals.