This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

Related: An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM. Teachers push [academic] standards into these projects,” and schools don’t “want projects where kids are just an extra set of hands.”.

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What the demise of Google Helpouts means for education

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That’s the same challenge we have to tackle in EdTech as we try to open school systems up to bringing outside experts, mentors, and peers into classrooms. Another problem is figuring out who in the current system is willing to pay for products that connect classrooms to experts.

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Why do we group students by manufacture date?

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I have the privilege of working with 2nd through 6th graders in my gifted education classes and Kindergarten through 6th grade in my summer STEM and robotics camps. Academic standards used by almost all schools are based on the false and incorrect belief of the average student.

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

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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.” And although digital curriculum and technology might temporarily engage students, most of the time the design of these tools fails to support teacher practice, enrich instruction, and accommodate time constraints in the classroom.

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New AI tool helps teachers tackle math

eSchool News

Faced with the pressures of limited time, higher academic standards, diverse student needs, and the responsibility to teach many subjects and multiple grade levels, elementary school teachers have expressed a critical need for easy-to-use, well-designed math resources and ongoing support.

How to boost math skills in the early grades

The Hechinger Report

Researchers say many high-poverty kindergarten classrooms don’t teach enough math and the few lessons on the subject are often too basic. Related: Eight ways to introduce kids to STEM at an early age. Was classroom management stronger?

Game-based platform teaches computer science, coding

eSchool News

The funding was primarily to help CodeCombat finish its new classroom offering, which launches today after extensive beta testing by more than 25,000 students in grades 3-12. One of the many schools to have implemented CodeCombat in the classroom is Gage Park High in Chicago.

IBM Foundation launches free online software to help K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn.

Educational Technology Guy

Teacher Advisor then dips into its library of 1,000+ videos and lesson plans, all based on national standards and vetted by top educators. It makes it easier to find lessons, standards, activities and much more and includes a lesson planning tool.

#EIE19: Distinguished Panel to Reflect on Lasting Impact of Brown v. Board Decision

ExcelinEd

We must establish clear, high and common academic standards in the classroom. Dear Friend, This year marks the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, which changed the course of education in America.

Making Is Great Because It’s Chaotic. But Not Everyone Is Looking for Chaos.

Edsurge

That’s the first word that Anna Kwan, a K-5 STEM teacher at a public school in Aurora, Colo., By “messy,” Kwan means two things: both the appearance of the classroom and the style of inquiry and learning that students must adopt in order to thrive during making lessons. “If “Messy.”

Can technology solve the achievement gap?

The Christensen Institute

The reality is that there are still significant and persistent disparities in academic performance and educational attainment between students from different ethnic/racial and socioeconomic groups. Much of the achievement gap stems from larger societal issues such as poverty, racism, and disproportionate access to resources and opportunities; and technology is not a silver bullet for addressing these issues. Classroom disruptions. One of the biggest challenges the U.S.

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

Edsurge

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. Webinars to learn more about using Kiddom A guide to standards-based grading to make grades meaningful Content integrations for teachers to save time Infographic illustrating how Kiddom inspires Personalized Learning Socio-emotional learning infographic. STEAM , the CCLS ELA standards, etc.),

KinderLab Robotics Announces New KIBO Guidebook to Enhance STEAM Education

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For teachers implementing an activity centers-based classroom, library, or makerspace, this new guide provides 10 lessons that embed the KIBO philosophy of “Build – Art – Code – Play” in student-directed, discovery-based learning experiences.

Where in the World Is Planet3? An Educational Gaming CEO Seeks His Second Act

Edsurge

He based the content on the Next Generation Science Standards , a multi-state effort at K-12 science education content completed in 2013. have adopted the standards while 21 states have standards based on the framework.

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Writing Is Still How We Communicate

TeachThought - Learn better.

Among the biggest changes the Common Core Standards require is the shift in the burden of general literacy. And this has levied untold damage on student academic progress. It needn’t be some blank, sterile, and academic form that makes students wail and teachers squirm.

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.

Can Individual Tests Really Measure Collaboration?

Edsurge

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

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Behind Closed Doors: Edtech Entrepreneurs’ Biggest Challenges in 2018

Edsurge

Unruly Studios (Boston) revolutionizes learning by combining coding and STEM education with physical play. Don’t reinvent the wheel Every first-year teacher gets told not to reinvent the wheel with good reason; there are ample resources already created by veteran peers, and it isn’t worth the new teacher’s time to start creating instructional resources from scratch—instead of focusing that time on doing other tasks demanded like grading essays or honing classroom management skills.

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

Edsurge

With the skills in STEM on the Purdue campus at West Lafayette we really have an opportunity to bring that learning and that forward thinking to all of our students at Purdue Global as well. But they had to get to know us, they had to get to know what we stand for and how we manage quality in our classrooms, how we maintain the integrity of our academic standards. A lot of traditional professors might object to that kind of standardization.

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

The Hechinger Report

Their disabilities shouldn’t keep them from achieving the same standards as their peers — and experts estimate that up to 90 percent of students with disabilities are capable of graduating high school fully prepared to tackle college or a career if they receive proper support along the way.

Can ‘Sober High’ schools keep teenagers off drugs?

The Hechinger Report

While the academic program here leads toward a regular Massachusetts high school diploma, the teaching is often tailored to address individual areas of weakness. Drug use, suspensions and expulsions have put many students here far behind academically. Matt Langley on a break from class.