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How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, Tom is a 10-year classroom veteran who is working to make his classroom (and help others) connect with kids in new ways. The Urkund system is highly accurate, cost-effective , and even better, doesn’t sell licenses to students or others. You know, what do we say to ourselves?

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How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

When Sheena Vaidyanathan teaches computer science to middle school students, she draws upon her experience as an art teacher. Tapping into students’ creativity is one of the keys to engaging more girls in what continues to be a male-dominated discipline. By Dennis Pierce.

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5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Page has ideas to bring financial literacy to every school. Whether you want games, curriculum, or to know what’s next in financial literacy, this is a must-listen podcast for anyone working with financial literacy in their school. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. In many cases, school leaders need to justify why the district should invest in the first place. But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, Tom is a 10-year classroom veteran who is working to make his classroom (and help others) connect with kids in new ways. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. How do we unleash the potential in every child?

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TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

EdTechSandyK

Jennifer Faulkner, Director of Instructional Technology, Alamo Heights ISD (Moderator) Question #1: What is your vision for the use of digital content in Texas schools for the next five years and how will that content be delivered? Question #2: What are the barriers to implementing that vision? Hochberg: HB 2488 Allows the Commissioner of Edu to purchase digital content and provide it free of charge to all students in the state. It has to come from the ground up.

Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds

The Hechinger Report

But few of these apps are developmentally appropriate and most fail to teach in ways preschoolers need to learn. Fewer than 10 percent of the apps included any type of modeling by a character or by an on-screen demonstration to show children how to complete tasks.

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As jobs grow hard to fill, businesses join the drive to push rural residents toward college

The Hechinger Report

When the Chemours chemical plant in New Johnsonville, Tennessee, needed workers to maintain its high-tech machinery, it advertised for them as far as 90 miles away in Nashville in one direction and 150 miles away in Memphis on the other. That’s a really good thing to have on your resume.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

Desirée Morales Díaz, who was accepted to American University but couldn’t afford to go there. “My I wouldn’t put my parents through this just to go to school in the United States.” And how she begged the university, unsuccessfully, for more financial aid.

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

The Hechinger Report

Hsiulien Perez, a senior at IU Northwest, jots down notes in Hawthorn Hall just before heading to an afternoon class. The first time Hsiulien Perez attended Indiana University Northwest, in the early 1990s, she had just graduated from high school and given birth to her first child.

Is California saving higher education?

The Hechinger Report

Juggling a major in international business and a minor in Japanese, Deas fell behind on her path to graduation until the university offered her a grant to help her make the final sprint. “It She considered quitting, or transferring to a community college.

Scrutiny of colleges that get billions in GI Bill money remains mired in bureaucracy

The Hechinger Report

Richard Baca joined the New Mexico National Guard for the education benefits promised to him through the GI Bill, but after returning from two deployments to Iraq he became mired in difficulties with a for-profit university and has at least temporarily given up on getting a degree.

Colleges welcome first-year students by getting them thinking about jobs

The Hechinger Report

It was the final day of first-year orientation at Grinnell College, with classes scheduled to start the next morning, and these new students were still finding their way around the campus, meeting neighbors in the dorms and waiting to hear whether they got into the courses they wanted.

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More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

The Hechinger Report

There’s a $32 million glass-fronted complex near completion that will house the nursing program and administrative offices, and a new $11 million recreation center that will also have a lab to study kinesiology, or human movement. But many are assumed to have dropped out.

For rural colleges, good vocational teachers are hard to find

The Hechinger Report

His wife and two children live 1,500 miles away in Houston and he said he’ll probably return to the industry once he finishes the master’s degree he’s working on while teaching. “We We all have to think of our family first.”. The lack of faculty is going to kill our rural schools.”.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

It is “college day,” and the students in this old farming town 60 miles north of Denver are applying to a handful of state universities and community colleges, their transcripts printed out for quick review. Most hope to eventually land tech-related jobs. They have to learn early.”.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. ” Still, there’s plenty to be hopeful about.

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How our district uses tech to fight cyberbullying

eSchool News

students in grades 6-12 experience bullying and more than 160,000 stay home from school each day due to fear of being bullied. Every day it seems there are new apps, forums, or websites that allow students to anonymously post hateful messages and gang up on their peers.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, Tom is a 10-year classroom veteran who is working to make his classroom (and help others) connect with kids in new ways. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Vicki: Today we’re talking to Tom Loud @ loudlearning about unleashing the potential of students.

Spotlight swings to for-profit middlemen that may be driving up the cost of online higher education

The Hechinger Report

Online higher education may cost more than it could for students and earn less for universities thanks to a little-known $1 billion industry of for-profit middlemen that gets as much as 80% of the proceeds in commissions. It takes a few years for the programs to turn profitable, he said.

Effective Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

EdNews Daily

Students with dyslexia can be highly intelligent, highly verbal, exhibit above-average listening comprehension skills or vocabulary, so their reading difficulties tend to be unexpected. a student may not have been taught to decode). Self Advocacy and Resources for Students.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran has been a leader in education reform in Virginia over the past several years as the state moved from testing to transformation. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Want to help public education thrive in 2017? Support The Hechinger Report!

The Hechinger Report

If public education is ever going to meet the needs of low-income students, ideas for change must get beyond the constant war of words fueled by advocacy journalism, partisan blogging and fake news. The Hechinger Report enables me to freely pursue truth.

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?Without Addressing Basic Needs, Student Success Strategies Fall Short

Edsurge

this week to discuss how to get more nontraditional students—such as full- and part-time workers, parents and other underrepresented groups—to and through college. But even in presentations about the latest advising technologies, a through-line for the event was how to frame student success initiatives beyond surface-level enrollment and retention metrics. No matter how we measure it, these numbers are not acceptable.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

edWeb.net

Education programs need to be more comprehensive and ongoing throughout the year. For example, CoSN counts phishing (sending fraudulent emails from seemingly credible accounts) as a top security threat to schools. Filter information coming into buildings and to school email addresses.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Achieve3000 will add 30 of iCivics’ best-in-class student readings to its platform. Achieve3000 will apply its online differentiated instruction to the content, helping students to digest critical material so they can read, discuss, and debate core U.S.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Upgrading infrastructure, device maintenance, and ongoing professional development, in addition to program and device costs, mean tech initiatives need permanent budget lines that take into account the total cost. Are they prepared to adapt to other systems?

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

Edsurge

Now in its ninth year, the show has become a staple for convening a potpourri of ideas that span broad swaths of the education community, from instructional practices and school models, to social inequities and far-out visions of the future that seem more like a dream than reality. There are plenty of hands-on sessions with practical tips to apply in the classroom. In addition to finding us scribbling notes from the seats and hallways, you’ll also find us on stage.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

The 14-year-old speeds ahead when asked to use them to complete assignments. He finds it easy to teach himself with online content as his guide. It’s better to have a teacher guiding you.”. It’s better to have a teacher guiding you.”

June 17th - Library 2.0 Mini-Conference on "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" - Speaker Listing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our second Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

?Forbes “30 Under 30” Education Leaders to Learn From in 2017

Edsurge

The magazine’s “30 Under 30” list, which highlights young leaders in fields such as technology, music and healthcare, added education to the list in 2013 and since then has grown from nearly 90 nominations in 2014 to more than 450 last year. This year’s list celebrates changemakers like Jirayut Latthivongskorn (27) and Denisse Rojas Marquez (27), cofounders of Pre-Health Dreamers , a national organization helping undocumented students on the path to medical and health care careers.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

Iterating Toward Openness

But from time to time I still step back and worry about field-level issues. I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. My end goal isn’t to increase OER adoption. But there’s a very, very long path from here to pervasive adoption.

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Business Execs, Governors Push Congress to Put $250M Into K-12 Coding

Marketplace K-12

A number of top executives, a bipartisan assortment of governors, and multiple advocacy groups have issued an open letter to Congress calling on the government to devote $250 million to computer coding education for students, along with professional development in that subject for teachers. Our schools should give all students the opportunity to understand how this technology works, to learn how to be creators, coders, and makers—not just consumers,” they say.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. But as the ed-tech sector is never willing to let a bad idea die, the report will live on. They want to choose a school.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

The district has worked to remove the stigma of being “slow,” and has stopped moving children in lockstep through school in grade bands defined by age. They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. based education reform advocacy group.