Free School Broadband Comparison Tool


Updates to the school broadband comparison tool make finding what neighboring and similar school districts are paying for broadband services even easier.

Growth Mindset Comparison for Educators

Think Through Math

Best of all, access to live teachers is invaluable. Most educators have heard the cliché, “look before you leap.”

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Your classroom does not have to be Pinterest-worthy: Stay reflective on the WHY & avoid comparison

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I did it already, but mine looks amateurish in comparison. Oh hey, I have a set-up similar to that…but my handwriting is atrocious, and it’s not colorful, and basically my version looks like total crap in comparison. Even as late as 2003, there were only a handful of teachers who had access to digital cameras and the understanding of HTML coding to be able to upload those pictures and share them on their own websites. Can I make a confession?

The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft


The collaborative nature of tools and the access to the Drive App Store gives Chromebooks a level of collaborative creation that is good enough for most. Apple had an event focused on education on March 27, and if anything it clarified Apple's place in the EDU market.

How Countries Make Higher Ed Affordable: What the Data Shows


While it is right to seek international comparisons, the piece was misleading by relying too heavily on anecdotes and failing to give enough context about the rules of the road for higher education in the countries featured. Education Technology Access and Affordability Higher Education

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How the New Compare & Connect K-12 Helps You Access Greater Bandwidth at Lower Costs

Education Superhighway

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve made three critical updates to this tool to provide a more seamless search experience and help districts identify the price comparisons that are most relevant to them. To make it even easier for districts to find actionable comparisons, the updated Compare & Connect K-12 has simplified map views. Direct access to helpful tools, resources, webinars, and technical support.

Research on early college high schools indicates they may pay for themselves in the long run

The Hechinger Report

In the comparison group (the students who lost the lotteries to get into the early college schools), only 11 percent had earned an associate degree six years later. Early college high school students graduate college in greater numbers.

Reciprocity learning

Learning with 'e's

This kind of reciprocity occurs because people are willing to share, and in so doing, are free to then gain access to the sharing of the other members of their community.

When elite college prep lowers your grade

The Hechinger Report

What sets this study apart from previous evaluations of college access programs is that the French economists were able to set up a randomized controlled experiment back in 2010 and 2011 by working with principals in 12 French high schools serving underprivileged students.

After her university closes its achievement gap, chancellor says, “The shocker is, why aren’t we all doing this?”

The Hechinger Report

By comparison, the national four-year graduation rate for public universities is 37 percent.). The university intends to create a meal plan, such as a system with nearby food vendors that would give students access to prepaid food.

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How transparent is school data when parents can’t find it or understand it?

The Hechinger Report

Several parents with children in low-performing schools view a child’s academic struggles as an individual responsibility — their child’s fault, or their own — but access to and understanding of school data can help them identify broader problems.

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Luxury private student housing further divides rich and poor on campuses

The Hechinger Report

Making a direct comparison with the cost of living in a conventional dorm is difficult because on-campus housing plans usually cover only the academic year and the most reliable estimate of them includes meals.

The Best Edtech for Students Is Backed by Research. Here’s What to Look For.


We also suggest emailing researchers for access to journal articles that are behind paywalls. (If If no studies have been conducted, or if you are not provided access to them, then perhaps consider other edtech options that do have evidence.)

As students return to college, a basic question persists: What are they learning?

The Hechinger Report

Eighteen universities and colleges have been at work more recently on what they call the Voluntary Institutional Metrics Project , or VIMS, to provide a college-by-college comparison of cost, graduation rates, employment, student debt, and what students learn.

OPINION: How ‘free college’ turned into a ‘state-by-state hodgepodge’

The Hechinger Report

By comparison, 57 percent of our neighbors in Canada and 51 percent of adults in Japan have a college degree, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Higher Ed News Opinion national college access

So You Want to Offer an Income-Share Agreement? Here’s How 5 Colleges Are Doing It.


Purdue has a price comparison tool where students can select their major and graduation year to see their expected earnings before applying. Education Technology Access and Affordability Financing Higher EducationAs the cost of college continues to feel out of reach for many students, schools and startups are beginning to think of new ways to finance the cost of tuition.

Transfer students start getting more of the credits they’ve already earned

The Hechinger Report

” At La Verne, by comparison, he said in a cafe in the student union, “There was one person in charge of everything , and she put me in touch with the people I needed to talk to by the next day.” Gage Ramirez transferred twice in his college career.

Which Video Conferencing Platform is Right for Your School?

The Innovative Educator

Tech educator Clay Smith and I needed to answer this question for the schools we support so we came up with a handy dandy comparison chart of video conferencing platforms. Access the video conferencing comparison chartGraduations, celebrations, and dances, oh my! When it comes to planning virtual events for your school, you need to select the right video conferencing platform. But how do you know which one is right for your needs?

Impatient with universities’ slow pace of change, employers go around them

The Hechinger Report

By comparison, he said, edX updates many of its tech courses four or more times a year. Higher Ed News Business Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion SolutionsMicrosoft employees in Redmond, Washington.

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Good news for college applicants: Getting in is easier than they think

The Hechinger Report

Because there’s so much fear and worry, even the most talented kids are applying to more colleges, said Mark Kantrowitz, a financial aid expert and publisher of the college comparison website This has helped thwart efforts to make college more accessible to low-income families.

These students are finishing high school, but their degrees don’t help them go to college

The Hechinger Report

My favorite comparison I see a lot is about asking a fish to climb a tree. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Special educationJulie Comeaux and son Matthew begin their home-schooling lesson for the day.

Some Thoughts about OER Research

Iterating Toward Openness

There’s actually an entire website dedicated to the hundreds of media comparison studies that have found no significant difference in student learning. And if you’re thinking, “just increasing access to course materials will make a significant difference in student learning!”,

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


However, at each level—middle school, high school, and college—these variations paled in comparison to a stunning and dismaying consistency.

Make Web Pages Easier to Read with Mercury Reader Chrome Extension


Here is a side-by-side comparison of what an article on looks like without Using Mercury Reader, and what it looks like when the extension is being used. accessibility Chrome Chrome extension dyslexia GAFE GSuite GSuiteEdu reading visual impairment

Colleges are pushed to stand behind what they sell with money-back guarantees

The Hechinger Report

In higher education, by comparison, the risk is borne almost entirely by consumers and the government, not the institutions that collect the money from tuition, loans and grants. million students are now in default, The Institute on College Access and Success calculates.

At some colleges that recruit veterans and their GI Bill money, none graduate

The Hechinger Report

By comparison, the first university Skye Musson attended when she got out of the Coast Guard was “definitely not” equipped to help her or the many other veterans it had recruited, she said. Cuinn Mulinaro, 26, a U.S.

A Level Playing Field.

The Web20Classroom

Access. When I hear educators talk about access and equity my mind immediately thinks of Internet access. I was thinking about access and equity just the other day. I think our district does a great job making sure there is equal access. access equity Equity.

Google Apps Admin Console gets a new look

Educational Technology Guy

Some things have moved and/or changed how you access them. Here are some resources to help you with the new layout: Google Apps Admin Support page on the new layout Comparison of Old and New Layouts (great resource - side by side views of old and new version) --.

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6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired students


And so I have realized that, relative to abled communities, technology has improved accessing information, entertainment and education for differently abled students and seekers to the point of being a quantum leap. Find some independent comparisons of the most popular models here.

5 Reasons why active learning classrooms are the future of HE


For example, information has to be readily accessible and technology an integral part of the learning experience. Besides, students can use devices such as laptops to access their courses via a learning management system.

Distance learning: Let’s not reinvent the wheel

The Christensen Institute

According to a 2015 study by Stanford’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes, virtual charter schools—a major subset of the state, district, and charter online school landscape—perform worse than comparison schools in 67% of cases. .

8 Key Focus Areas for Developing a Re-Entry Plan

A Principal's Reflections

Many students have been traumatized over the past couple of months as a result of inadequate access to food, social isolation, parents being laid off, and in some cases, the lack of a caring adult in the home. Access to devices and reliable WIFI needs to be emphasized.

5 big ideas for education innovation in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Mounting evidence suggests that whom students know can shape their aspirations and access to opportunity. Access to relationships can buffer risk, increase grades, bolster well-being, and support students to and through college. At the Institute we’ll be publishing a lot more on emerging tools and schools that are beginning to disrupt the boundaries of students’ inherited networks by expanding access new connections to experts and mentors historically out of reach. (5)

Touch-Typing: Rote vs Integrated Learning or Rote and Integrated Learning?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students who have already learned how to touch-type at home (like I did in the early 90s) possess significant advantages over students who did not learn to touch-type outside of class and particularly over students who have limited access to computers outside of school.

How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

ViewSonic Education

A comparison of summative assessment and formative assessment. For this comparison, we will look at educational assessment under two categories: Summative or Formative. Foremost, it is the most efficient as it gives the teacher’s a method to access learning outcomes as a group.