Free Digital K-12 Academic Standards Registry Announced

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IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), the non-profit collaborative for educational technology innovation, impact, and interoperability announced a new collaboration among IMS member organizations to launch a free digital registry of state K-12 academic standards.

The Bare Minimum Of Technology Integration

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The Bare Minimum Of Learning Technology. What is the bare minimum of learning technology integration in a classroom? Prevailing local technology use? What might be considered a kind of basic standard for education technology in 2016. Technology #edtech genius hour

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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. Last week, I attended the San Mateo County Office of Education’s Achievement Gap Summit , where I spoke on a panel about the impact that technology can have on closing the achievement gap. One of the biggest challenges the U.S.

Why the ‘Best’ Ideas in Education Technology and Reform Don’t Win

Edsurge

Are equity issues better solved through rigorous academics, or by prioritizing students’ social and emotional wellbeing? Education Technology Entrepreneurship Community Policy & GovernmentEducation reformers and technologists often lament that the best ideas or tools don’t win.

FETC Future of Educational Technology… Orlando Florida… Please Join Me!

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Information Technology. W021 | Making Makers Mainstream … Connecting Curriculum Standards and the 4C’s. Discover ways to establish not just a space but a culture connecting authentic learning and standards to making. Technology , Engineering .

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How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching

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How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching. A little bit of technology doesn’t change much. Tacked-on learning technology can do this. But deep integration of technology–real at-the-marrow fusion of learning model, curriculum, and #edtech?

Magic of the Everyday: Southern CA Educators Share 10 Best Teaching, Technology Practices

Edsurge

Many leaders spoke about the importance of collaborating across districts for a variety of initiatives—from planning a technology implementation to creating buy-in from teachers and providing professional development opportunities. Over in Lynwood Unified, Patrick Gittisriboongul, Chief Technology Officer, adopted a similar strategy, working alongside educators to create a 5-Step “Playbook” for rethinking the use of technology in schools. When driving into Riverside, Calif.

Blending Art and Algorithms, Desmos Sets Out to Reimagine Math Curriculum

Edsurge

Over the years, the company created accompanying lessons for teachers and students to use on its calculator technology. Meyer says Desmos’ middle-math core curriculum aligns with state and Common Core academic standards. It’s an art competition unlike most others.

How This Teacher’s Influence Reaches Beyond Any Classroom

EdNews Daily

The contest was held at the New York Stock Exchange, where 51Talk’s top students gathered to take place in its first annual academic competition. My interest was peaked because it was not often that I encountered students at the age of 10 that were able to meet these academic standards.”

On the importance of making a (reopening) plan

NeverEndingSearch

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

Open Up Resources Takes A Digital Leap Through Kiddom Partnership

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Open Up Resources offers two of the highest-reviewed curriculum for middle-school math and K-5 English, according to EdReports, which evaluates textbooks for rigor, usability and alignment to academic standards. The technologies are often purchased separately as well.

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

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There are also upstart competitors offering writing tools such as Turnitin and WriteLab, which are attempting to use artificial intelligence technology to parse a student’s submission and offer constructive feedback. Each lesson, Murphy shares, will “break down academic standards around literacy into discrete subskills.” (For Education Technology Financing Edtech Business“Everyone’s worried about people having to learn how to code,” notes Eileen Murphy.

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

EdNews Daily

Maybe, we need to look at educators in a new context of what teaching really is in most schools, and whether it should be given cultural, economic and technological change. New themes, directions and/or technology rollouts annually if not more often. By LeiLani Cauthen.

I Never Asked My Students About Their Aspirations. Don’t Make That Mistake.

Edsurge

Education Technology Skills and Subjects Jobs & CareersTwenty years ago, I was a freshman in high school.

What Motivates Maker Educators?

Edsurge

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

Making the case for common K-12 standards

eSchool News

In this ever-dynamic landscape, “common” standards for education seemingly get a bad rap, but they’re useful, particularly for the development and distribution of open education resources (OER). Types of Standard Alignment. The Value of Common Standards in OER.

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Sphero Makes a Big Acquisition in littleBits to Bring Hands-On STEAM Learning to Life

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We are both pursuing the same goal,” says Sphero CEO Paul Berberian, which he describes as providing students with playful tools that nurture creativity as they learn to use and build with technology. Education Technology STEM Maker and DIY Movement Mergers and Acquisitions

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

Edsurge

And these educators in our focus groups were more likely than teachers of younger students to use technologies such as 3D printers and green screens. Education Technology Maker and DIY Movement Education Research Teaching & Learning“Messy.”

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

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Most of the content is aligned to state and national academic standards for grades 3 to 6, according to the company. Age of Learning says the game is certified with kidSAFE, an independent safety certification service that vets children-friendly websites and technologies.

Why Efforts to Improve Teacher Productivity and Efficiency May Not Pay Off

Edsurge

In a previous EdSurge piece , I described how economics and technology trends tend to drive educational innovation by providing models that reformers build into their visions, sometimes unconsciously. Education Technology Policy & Government Instructional Trends Professional Development

Renaissance Learning Buys Freckle Education to Expand Math Offerings

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The tool also offers educators reports on how students perform across various academic standards and skills. Freckle launched with an online, adaptive K-8 math tool and joined the Imagine K12 accelerator for education technology startups.

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.

Schools Say Highest Pressure from Students’ Social and Emotional Needs

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Then a re-write of academic standards that had to be mapped to teaching and learning, constantly in revision. Fixers are almost universally introspective insiders, tweaking the existing standard structure. . By LeiLani Cauthen.

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

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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.” Education Technology Social-Emotional Learning

Integrate OUR Curricula into Your Kiddom Digital Platform

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They received excellent ratings from EdReports , a leader in evaluating textbooks and curricula for rigor, usability and alignment to academic standards. A growing body of research names curriculum as a critical factor in academic success.

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

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The Chicago Learning Exchange supports out-of-school programs that are trying to change that, particularly those using technology to offer innovative opportunities for kids in Chicago who historically haven’t had them.

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What Can Schools Learn from the Successful Transformation of Public Libraries?

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Other initiatives, however, have come from top-down reform efforts, such as the creation and implementation of academic standards and associated testing regimes that emerged from the accountability movement. Education Technology Libraries

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

Edsurge

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. When districts invest in new instructional technology, many teachers find that at first their students are quiet and focused, clicking away on activities aligned to their instructional needs. It’s no wonder that only 58% of teachers are comfortable using technology in class.

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Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

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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).

What the demise of Google Helpouts means for education

The Christensen Institute

It bears noting that Google Helpouts did not face a technology problem; video-based connections are relatively reliable with sufficient bandwidth. This is the third post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation.

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Big Tech Needs to Treat Our Children Better

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I invest in education technology, but decades before I knew what a venture capitalist was, I was a history teacher in a small town in America’s heartland where I started my school’s first “Internet club.” I’m a believer in the merits of technology and have written about how technology can be used to broaden access to knowledge , connect people and even improve empathy. Education Technology Technology Trends Digital and Media Literacy Enterprises

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.

Teacher tricks: Grading & assessment

Neo LMS

Welcome to the third and final post in this series focusing on teacher workload, and how technology can assist teachers with the three greatest time heavy activities. It also has a rubric maker that aligns entirely with the Common Core standards, which is very handy.

eSpark–Self-paced Learning for Math and Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

Each targeted quest curates a collection of third-party apps, webtools, videos, games, and other resources that focus on particular math or reading skills identified by the teacher or from the student’s earlier work as an area of academic need.

Who Should Bear the Cost of Data Interoperability in K-12 Education?

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Eight years ago, some of its customers requested that Empower support the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) , an open data interoperability standard that was then in vogue with K-12 schools and districts. Education Technology Interoperability Technology Trends Edtech Business

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