Free School Broadband Comparison Tool

techlearning

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.”

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

techlearning

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.

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

The Cornerstone Blog

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?

How Countries Make Higher Ed Affordable: What the Data Shows

Edsurge

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.

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.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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

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.

Edsurge

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.

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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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.

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.

Make Web Pages Easier to Read with Mercury Reader Chrome Extension

EdTechSandyK

Here is a side-by-side comparison of what an article on CNN.com 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

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 Cappex.com. This has helped thwart efforts to make college more accessible to low-income families.

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.

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.

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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AI in the classroom: Are we there yet?

Neo LMS

In his BETT talk , Joel Hellermark, founder of Sana technologies of Sweden, and all-round AI-prodigy, (not to be ageist but at 22, his approach, clear insight and success is quite astounding), defines machine learning via neural networks using a simple comparison: Deep Blue versus AlphaGo.

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.

K–12 Leaders Get Creative to Make the Case for Network Upgrades

EdTech Magazine

Educate Stakeholders About Cost Comparisons and Success Stories. K–12 Leaders Get Creative to Make the Case for Network Upgrades. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:02.

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6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired students

Neo LMS

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 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)

Data, Data Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink: The Importance of Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships

Wisewire

While practitioners have access to more data than ever before, limited capacity and training often inhibit the impact of that data on improving practice. Original Article Source: [link].

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Digital security and safeguarding student and staff data

Neo LMS

Technology advancements are constantly being made to ensure any system has the smallest possible chance of being accessed by people with malicious intent — and some have really impressive results — but things are not always perfect.

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3 Habits of highly effective online teachers

Neo LMS

But what about the asynchronous environment – where students are accessing content in their own time at their own pace? While face-to-face instruction allows teachers to inject their personality and tone into their lessons, it nonetheless demands that teachers be organised and creative.

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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1

Neo LMS

I have also situated phrases that are often incorrectly interchanged against one another for what I hope is a useful comparison. As information storage boomed in the Internet age, huge sets of data have suddenly become easily stored and accessible.

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For Jumia—Africa’s tech unicorn—to succeed, here’s who it must focus on

The Christensen Institute

But for Jumia—or any other e-commerce platform company in Africa—to succeed, the company should not shy away from targeting nonconsumers of e-commerce who have traditionally been unable to access it due to cost, complexity, and other factors.

Fetchnotes - simple cloud based note taking

Educational Technology Guy

You can capture and organize short notes and access them via the web, mobile device and computer. If you are looking for a simple note taking app, that allows you to access your notes across multiple devices, then Fetchnotes is for you. Fetchnotes is a simple and easy to use, cloud based note taking app. It''s simplicity makes it very useful because you don''t have to worry about or learn a bunch of functions. It''s great for taking notes and staying organized.

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.

Building Vocabulary to Improve Reading

Digital Promise

More than half of the students were language minority students, and the vast majority of students in both treatment and comparison schools were low-income. Embedding new words into classroom conversations and assignments pegged to topics teens care about.

Building Vocabulary to Improve Reading

Digital Promise

More than half of the students were language minority students, and the vast majority of students in both treatment and comparison schools were low-income. Embedding new words into classroom conversations and assignments pegged to topics teens care about.

Five Things Parents Should Know About End-Of-Year Testing

EdNews Daily

Most tests are designed to make efficient comparisons between groups , not tell us about individuals. Group comparisons are valuable because they give us data about curriculum efficacy and how to allocate funding.

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.

Innovators Creating Prosperity: IguanaFix

The Christensen Institute

This means these workers neither have access to social protection nor workers’ rights. In addition, most of them are unable to access financial services to invest in their businesses.

Social Media and Kids - what you should know - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

According to new research by the Pew Research Center, 95% of teens say they have access to a smartphone, and 45% indicate that they’re online “almost constantly.”

To disrupt, or not to disrupt: Live theater and the edtech alternatives

The Christensen Institute

By looking at a subset of the comparison data, Greene and his colleagues also found that watching movie versions of the same plays failed to produce these same outcomes. Disruptive innovations—enabled by technology—offer cheaper, less centralized, more accessible products and services. When Thomas Edison invented the first phonograph in 1877, suddenly a world of access opened up. This spring, University of Arkansas researcher Jay P.

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