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How to do online learning well? A California district has some answers.

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On a morning this fall at Washington Elementary, a young boy, sitting at a table with five of his peers, held a tablet while he built a digital snowman — a cool proposition given the 85-degree heat just outside his air-conditioned classroom. What is competency-based education?

Age of Learning’s Latest Is a $100 Million Educational Game

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How much does it cost to build educational games with all the flair and polish of their commercial counterparts? $10 That’s roughly how much Age of Learning estimates it will have spent by the end of this year on “ Adventure Academy ,” a multiplayer online game to teach elementary- and middle-school age children subjects including math, social studies and language arts. Creating a game that is both educational and entertaining is not for the faint of heart—or capital.

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Opening the doors to elite public schools

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Instead, Emily was invited to apply based on her pre-pandemic academic record. Emily, who loves math and wants to be a pharmacist, said that she’s nervous about how hard the classes may be but that she’s eager for a “better education.”

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Apple’s Strongest Case to Reclaim the Education Market Is Not the New iPad

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That was how bubbly Apple employees, decked out in the green-and-yellow outfits that matched the colors of Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago, welcomed arrivals to the company’s highly-anticipated education event this morning. Among the 1,000 present were former vice president Al Gore, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 300 educators from around the world. Bells signaled transitioned time between hands-on workshops led by educators.

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New Education Policy 2020 – Highlights and Comparison With Other Educational Policies of the World

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With the approval of the New Education Policy 2020 in July, India is all set to witness a much needed reformation in education, one that focuses on the essentials of learning in the present, while preparing students for a future they get to shape.

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

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The software, called Teacher Advisor with Watson , uses Watson artificial intelligence technology to help teachers instantly find math resources. 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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

After Layoffs, Math Curriculum Developer Reasoning Mind Sells to Weld North Education

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Imagine is owned by Weld North Education, a private equity firm that has amassed a portfolio of more than 10 education technology companies over the years. curriculum market shifted towards purchasing materials aligned materials to Common Core and state academic standards, the organization began building new offerings based on these U.S. standards. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech Business

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

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Making Isn’t Just One Thing We heard from dozens of educators who echoed Kwan’s view over the course of a five month research project to illuminate the experiences and challenges of K-12 educators who incorporate making into their lessons. “Messy.”

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

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A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined . So the following list of public education terms is useful not so much for the definitions, but for the credibility (or at least authority) of the definitions, as they are sourced from the Department of Education itself, in this case in regards to clarify Race to the Top language and meaning. To see how many factors impact a child’s education. A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined .

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). Both the idealism and optimism—keep in mind the adjectives I used to modify the nouns—have a lot to do with what I have learned over the decades about school reform, especially when it comes to technology.

Clinton looks to move Democrats away from ‘Education Wars’

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In an event that could be called a love fest, Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton laid out her education priorities in a rollicking speech at the annual assembly of the National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest teachers union. Clinton profusely thanked teachers for doing the difficult job of educating the nation’s children, and the 7,500 educators in attendance responded with cascading chants of “Hillary, Hillary.”.

“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

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Field Elementary teacher Jessica Rockhold works with Remy Campbell on a smart board in her classroom. Since Kentucky became the first state to adopt the Common Core in 2010, the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their nondisabled peers has widened slightly – despite sweeping expectations the more rigorous standards would help eliminate disparities in academic performance. That’s a very exciting thing … watching them academically really open up.

On the importance of making a (reopening) plan

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Eliminating school library programs and certified school librarian positions deprive students of rich learning opportunities, jeopardize academic and reading achievement, and perpetuate educational inequities. technology

New AI tool helps teachers tackle math

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As the new school year begins, elementary school teachers are now able to access a new, free online artificial intelligence (AI) tool designed to strengthen their math instruction and help students learn at higher levels. Even with the best resources, many teachers lack dedicated coaching and struggle to target effective teaching strategies that help students improve their proficiency in math, a linchpin academic subject. Next page: Educators react to the new AI resource).

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13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years. Ed note: 2 Pieces for Context– 30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education by 2028 and Curriculum is More Important Than Learning Technology. We recently speculated on the what education might look like in the year 2028 (see the link above), when today’s kindergartners have finished K-12 and beginning their work in the world (or college). The elementary school might evolve.

How State Reform in New Hampshire Led to Teacher Autonomy

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But at Memorial Elementary School , one of two elementary schools in New Hampshire’s Sanborn Regional School District , administrators and teachers are given the freedom to experiment with cutting-edge ideas not in spite of district and state guidelines, but because of them. The state of New Hampshire has been gradually shifting toward competency-based education (CBE) for two decades. Education Technology Competency-Based Learning Learning Strategies

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

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And career preparation here isn’t just a buzzword but more like a guiding principle: When the end-of-day bell sounds, some children transition from students to employees of the district, and earn $10 an hour for working on a variety of projects for local technology companies. Their work is a version of what educators call project-based learning, which means gaining knowledge by solving problems rather than by studying textbooks.

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TEACHER VOICE: It’s tough to prepare children for kindergarten if parents and teachers don’t collaborate

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Since earning my undergraduate, Master’s, and Education Specialist degrees in elementary education, and working toward board certification, at Delta State University, I have observed students who have come from a variety of backgrounds. Related: Mississippi tops rankings as ‘highest priority state’ in rural education. Kindergarten is not just about students mastering a set of academic standards.”.

How to Qualify Online Tutoring Services

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At some point in your child’s education journey, you’re going to feel the need for tutoring. The internet and the rapid technological improvement are making the world a little bit smaller and are eliminating barriers to learning. However, if they are from a different country try to find out if that country’s educational system and academic standard is the same or at par with your own country.

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In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

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Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. Many school districts -- including mine in Middletown, NY-- are leveraging the power of technology with adaptive assessments and instructional software. These tools help us identify and then address -- through intervention or enrichment -- individual students' needs around each of the major academic standards. Then leverage the technology.

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Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

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When Mary Fair became a teacher in 2012, her classes often contained a mix of special education students and general education students. Placing children with and without disabilities in the same classroom, instead of segregating them, was a growing national trend, spurred on by lawsuits by special education advocates. The need for teachers who have both the knowledge and the ability to teach special education students is more critical today than ever before.

How play is making a comeback in Kindergarten

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It may seem frivolous to spend so much money on a school dedicated to a grade level that students aren’t even required to attend in most states , but research shows kindergarten can be one of the most important years in a child’s educational career.

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How to boost math skills in the early grades

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Small-group math work at Prairie Oak Elementary in Berwyn North School District 98 where, two years ago, just 14 percent of third-graders were able to do grade-level math. 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. Duncan of the University of California Irvine’s School of Education, whose research examines child poverty and education. “It Higher Education.

Desegregation is unraveling in this Texas town

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The district is at a pivotal moment now that a federal court has released it from decades-long supervision of its policies for educating students of color. It has made progress to topple the barriers still holding black and Hispanic students back from the same academic success as white students. Board of Education decision. They are roughly half of the students enrolled at Longview’s specialized elementary school, which has higher academic standards.

How to Boost Math Skills in the Early Grades

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This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. 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. Duncan of the University of California Irvine’s School of Education, whose research examines child poverty and education. “It

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

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan, briefs President Barack Obama for an interview in the Oval Office July 22, 2009. Drama over the nomination of Michigan philanthropist and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as President Trump’s education secretary is captivating the education and political sector and now comes to a nail-biting finale on Monday. Related: Senate committee approves Betsy DeVos, ‘thoughtless proponent of the privatization of American education.