Study explores use of digital tools in out-of-school programs

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Given that goal, the nonprofit commissioned a study of out-of-school programs to see how they use digital media tools and technologies with students. Studies of tech use in schools, however, show passive consumption is exceedingly common.

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All ninth graders study at the local 4-H center in this Maine district

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Together, they created a curriculum that incorporates state academic standards into personalized learning projects that reflect students’ particular needs and interests, such as caring for the campus goats and planting a self-sustaining classroom garden.

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Study: Holding Kids Back A Grade Doesn’t Necessarily Hold Them Back

MindShift

Now comes a big study to say something different: Holding kids back at third grade when they don’t meet the academic standards will give them a boost in achievement, by some measures. This study adds a counterbalance: If students get proper help and attention, they may be able to improve on low performance, given a little extra time.

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New Texas Textbooks Appear to Minimize Slavery as Civil War Issue

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said Dan Quinn of the Texas Freedom Network, a left-leaning advocacy organization that has been critical of the state’s academic standards in social studies. Stern, a historian who reviewed state standards for the conservative-leaning Thomas B.

OPINION: How top charter schools became an ‘afterthought’ in one state

The Hechinger Report

In 1993, Massachusetts enacted a bipartisan education reform law that gave schools a massive infusion of state money in return for high academic standards and accountability. Academic standards were the next to go. history standards as well.

How to Teach the Human Body and 16 Sites to Help

Ask a Tech Teacher

For many, study of the human body starts in second grade with an introduction to what’s inside that stretchy, durable skin that coats our bodies. There are also lots of teacher resources to help in using this unit such as lesson plans, training, and academic standards met.

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Autonomy, the future of education.

Linways Technologies

Autonomous colleges, on the other hand, are granted freedom and in some or all the academic matters. Board of Studies. The Board of Studies is the basic constituent of the academic system of an Institute. Academic Council.

What Motivates Maker Educators?

Edsurge

These are just a few of the questions behind a new study (PDF) from SRI International on the. Another challenge for teachers is the need for more professional development and help in connecting maker activities to curriculum and academic standards. Who are the people spearheading maker education? And what motivates them? Maker Education Initiative.

How to Make Standards Mastery Accessible to All

N2Y

Before many states adopted extended (accessible) educational standards for students with unique needs, we began developing differentiated materials to provide students with the ability to learn skills, demonstrate knowledge and raise the bar for educational expectations.

Dress codes are the new ‘whites only’ signs

The Hechinger Report

Hair has nothing to do with academic standards or college readiness. Except hair has nothing to do with academic standards or college readiness.

ThinkCERCA Raises $10.1 Million to Build Critical Thinkers, Readers and Writers

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Founded in 2012, ThinkCERCA offers a set of digital tools and lesson plans to help educators teach critical thinking skills across a variety of subjects, including English language arts (ELA), math, social studies and science. Each lesson, Murphy shares, will “break down academic standards around literacy into discrete subskills.” (For “Everyone’s worried about people having to learn how to code,” notes Eileen Murphy.

In 2019, What’s REALLY the Definition of a Teacher?

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to guide the studies of. Definition #2 – Guiding the Studies. They deliver specific chunks of knowledge that are outlined by academic standards and required by school policy in the curriculum, not random tangents of knowledge. By LeiLani Cauthen. Are you a teacher?

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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In 2013, most elementary schools are simply diminutive high schools, with a balance of reading, writing, mathematics, geography, and other “core” skills, while character training supplements academic work. 13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years. by TeachThought Staff.

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

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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.

Renaissance Learning Buys Freckle Education to Expand Math Offerings

Edsurge

Renaissance’s newest acquisition is Freckle Education , a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science.

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

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UNCF teamed up with the ACT to release a study specific to college and career readiness and along with the study, we’ve included recommendations on how we can address the overwhelming college readiness gap. We must establish clear, high and common academic standards in the classroom.

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

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Few were subject-specific classroom teachers who had to adhere to a particular curriculum or set of academic standards and faced more difficulty slipping making practices into their day-to-day teaching. “Messy.”

Teenage Brains Are Elastic. That’s a Big Opportunity for Social-Emotional Learning.

Edsurge

You can’t actually function in a purely academic zone without also developing the sensibilities, orientations, behaviors and strategies that all of us use to navigate our everyday lives.”

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

Edsurge

Alignment of Data Standards for Describing Learning Objectives When applying the Google Maps metaphor to learner navigation, the points of interest on the map are competencies—the things that a person can learn, such as skills, knowledge, dispositions, and habits of practice. The existing standards for this kind of data were like a Babylon of different languages, understood only in their own domain (such as medical training, human resources, K-12 or postsecondary).

Ethics in the Classroom

Digital Promise

The book presents six detailed case studies of common educational dilemmas, each accompanied by commentaries of varying viewpoints. Written by a range of practitioners — from classroom teachers to district leaders to African American Studies professors to philosophers — these commentaries each dissect the cases differently, introducing new solutions and new ways to consider what is “right.”.

How to Qualify Online Tutoring Services

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However, as parents how and when can you determine if your child needs extra help in their studies? 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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Play Is Disappearing From Kindergarten. It’s Hurting Kids.

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The New Kindergarten In an increasing number of schools , teachers of very young students are pressured to pack every moment of the day with structured, academically rigorous tasks. Yet all this focus on academics may not matter much in the long run.

Professional development should make teachers feel urgent, not small and isolated

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Technology, collaboration, and new standards are changing the classroom at a rapid pace. More importantly, teachers should be able to see proven teaching methods in action, with students, in the context of their curriculum requirements and academic standards.

Open letter to teachers who feel trapped in racist schools

The Hechinger Report

Breaking up black school boards has more to do with disrupting black power than implementing a proven strategy to improve academic achievement. We plant the seeds of racism when all children don’t learn black history, which is a question of policy about state academic standards.

8 Myths about online education debunked

Neo LMS

There’s no disputing the fact that studying to earn a graduate or postgraduate degree via the web is fast growing as an option to the conventional classroom format of education. This might be true to a certain extent as the academic standards might differ from one institution to another.

Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)

Edsurge

In fall 2007, Larry Berger, CEO of Wireless Generation (now Amplify) was invited to submit a paper to an “Entrepreneurship in Education” working group led by Rick Hess, the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. A friend recently read a 2004 Harvard Business School case study of Wireless Generation’s work in Montgomery County, Maryland, and responded: “Thanks!

4 keys to supporting college and career readiness

eSchool News

Be sure all students meet rigorous academic standards. A new generation of state standards has been designed to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for college and a career.

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

Edsurge

A study by the International Workplace Group estimates that 50 percent of people globally work outside their headquarters for at least 2.5 A study found that remote workers can feel shunned and left out , which is why video conferencing and an inclusive culture are crucial components. (It

KinderLab Robotics Announces New KIBO Guidebook to Enhance STEAM Education

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Each lesson includes facilitation suggestions, materials lists, center setup, and academic standards alignment. Each lesson plan provides specific setup suggestions, facilitation tips, and information on addressing cross-curricular connections and academic standards.

‘What Kids Are Reading’ Report Details Vocabulary Exposure

K-12 Schools - Education News

A new report takes an in-depth look at what children are reading across all grade levels, finding that the average student has not met any college and career readiness reading standards. In a study of over 2.8

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30 Universal Strategies For Learning

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If they have trouble, offer them three choices that align with your curriculum or given academic standards. A Social Studies teacher might offer push-pull factors, industrialism, and factors in social change. Study and visually demonstrate nuance.

A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

The Hechinger Report

The Altus network relies on a self-paced, independent study program and a personalized, blended learning model they’ve built up over a quarter century. Most do the majority of their work online, though some choose to learn with a standard textbook.

Writing Is Still How We Communicate

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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.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

These tools help us identify and then address -- through intervention or enrichment -- individual students' needs around each of the major academic standards. A recent study within a number of school districts, including the Middletown City School District, showed significantly greater academic growth in blended learning versus traditional classes. But follow-up studies showed a bigger problem.

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How To Add Rigor To Anything

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Barbara Blackburn, author of “Rigor is not a 4-Letter Word,” shared 5 “myths” concerning rigor, and they are indicative of the common misconceptions: that difficult, dry, academic, sink-or-swim learning is inherently rigorous. Study nuance.

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