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Does Ownership of Instructional Materials Matter?

Doug Levin

While plenty of folks are touting the affordances of digital textbooks and instructional content and prognosticating about how fast K-12 schools make the switch to digital – including me and Arne Duncan among many others, etc., Rather, schools were purchasing a restricted license to use a subject/grade’s worth of a publisher’s instructional content, which happened to be disseminated in the form of a book. The post Does Ownership of Instructional Materials Matter?

Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

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Now education decision makers across America can see detailed reviews compiled in multiple states, to facilitate the evaluation and purchase of print and digital materials for students and teachers. A pilot program of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has made 12 states’ reviews of secondary math and language arts materials available, with a wide range of K-12 resources from these and other states to follow.

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Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

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Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts. Broadband’s Big Picture. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Guide to Quality Instructional Resources Focuses on the Process, not the Purchase

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Questioning the quality of instructional materials isn’t new to the digital education era. Thus, there is the potential for more disparity in the quality of materials from school to school. They support sound pedagogy and balanced assessment to help teachers understand and interpret student performance. State leaders need to make sure they are giving educators the tools they need to select the best materials for the classroom.

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The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. and engage in deeper thinking during the school day, when they have access to their peers and their teachers. Other classrooms provide instruction through Google Apps for Education. With this awareness, I ask myself some questions when choosing instructional materials and assessments.

Putting SEL First for Students and Teachers

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Finally, administrators should set up assessments to help track student needs. However, these assessments should be asset based. Blog post by Stacey Pusey based on this edWebinar.

29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

Greater focus on social-emotional learning (SEL) is one model of instructing the “whole child” or attending to more than just academic content. As we look to supporting the “whole adult” that students will become, instruction on life skills becomes more important.

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A Primer for Scaling Your Education Business—Successfully

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There is no more powerful lever one can pull to transform a person’s life than to provide access to quality education. But for education entrepreneurs to reach students at scale, they need access to people, systems and capital. Schools were unhappy with both the cost and the quality of the instructional materials available. The strongest businesses are those where strong educational outcomes are co-linear with strong financial performance.

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

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Albans City School, and several of her students explained how they’re using technology for assessment, service work, and more. Grace believes it is the teacher’s job is to inspire them, educate them, give them access and help them use technology safely. edWeb Blog edtech Makerspace personalized instructionAt this stage of the edtech revolution, most educators are focused on using tech to enhance lessons rather than on the tech itself.