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Digital Badges Validate Skills for Special Needs Students

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During the edWebinar “ Digital Badge Credentials: Preparing Students with Special Needs for Employment,” the presenters discussed how and why digital badges can help students validate their training and verify their credentials with prospective employers. Life Skills Acquisition: These “soft skills,” like adhering to a schedule and learning how to collaborate with others, are applicable to more than a student’s job.

It’s Time to Remake the Makerspace, But Schools Shouldn’t Go It Alone

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Across America, students are learning in new ways many of us could only imagine, tinkering, creating and experimenting in makerspaces and fab labs to solve real-world challenges. Here in Phoenix and nationally, young people learn in spaces where they can collaborate within teams, critically think about complex problems in their communities and develop creative solutions to these issues; skills that are essential to success in the 21st century workforce.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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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. It’s also looking at the potential changes, said Dr. Gabe Soumakian, CEO and Founder, Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, like what happens when a software or hardware company goes out of business. Randy was a Tech & Learning Magazine runner-up for 2017 digital leaders.

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Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” She promises that every kid will learn to code (of course) by having the private sector train CS teachers. From the edX blog : “How to be a Better Learner: Determine Your Learning Style.” ” Try learning styles, maybe. “ What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students ” by Justin Reich (and George Veletsianos and Laura Pasquini). Education Politics.

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