We need a rethink

Learning with 'e's

There's a very useful and refreshing article by Tom Barrett in this week's TES Magazine entitled 'Education needs to plug into Web 2.0'. I have been blogging with classes for eight years and these common-sense guidelines always work: 1) Be open to parents and allow them to share any concerns.

After a tough but promising freshman year, Dartmouth student tackles change at elite campuses

The Hechinger Report

President Donald Trump issued new guidelines this month that, if followed, would only make the situation more acute: he is aiming to reverse Obama administration policies that called on universities to consider race in admissions.

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Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

There are some general guidelines for creating a physically safe makerspace. These resources can include YouTube videos; tutorials from companies such as Spark- fun, Make: Magazine, Instructables, and Adafruit; relevant books and magazines; social media accounts and hashtags (e.g., #mak-

Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby


Teachers get easy access to try stuff without any centralized budgetary or IT approval required. If they want to add student and parent access, they just create additional accounts, also for free. An earlier version of this article was originally published in SEEN Magazine.

We know how to provide good child care, we just don’t insist on it

The Hechinger Report

The series was produced by The Hechinger Report and Columbia Journalism School’s Teacher Project , nonprofit news organizations focused on education coverage, in partnership with Slate Magazine. In most states, such guidelines are provided as an optional, rather than required, resource.

Can You Show Netflix in Class? Copyright for Teachers Made Simple


There is no hard-and-fast rule, although some districts may set specific guidelines of their own. When it comes to printed materials, like books and magazines, you may want to dive into DonorsChoose, which connects classroom projects with donors. In their Copyright section, you can gain access to visuals and lesson plans for secondary students. Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers This PDF resource was created by Hall Davidson.

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Behind the Story: When Online Tutors Witness Child Abuse


EdSurge reporter Emily Tate has spent the past several months investigating these questions, and we published her story this week in collaboration with WIRED magazine. So it's not exactly the most accessible.

Annual Invent It challenge launches, focusing on solving health problems

eSchool News

Challenge winners include the following solutions by young inventors: • Access to water is a big problem for many across the world. They designed an Earth-friendly portable water filtration system to help people without access to clean water.

What Can Higher Ed Learn from Precision Medicine?


First, it was about access. by how they functioned as engines of upward mobility (the mobility cards have now been incorporated into how Money Magazine compiles its college rankings). In broadest terms, the mobility cards connect access with success. Then completion. Now, it’s about wellness.

Digital school strategies

Learning with 'e's

There are a lot of factors to consider, including current development of technology and its future proofing, existing systems and interoperability, access and provision of networked resources, skills and capabilities of teaching staff, market forces and socio-economic influences, to name a few.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

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Here are some articles to get you started: How K–12 Schools Can Create Flexible Seating in the Classroom (Eli Zimmerman, EdTech Magazine, February 4, 2019) Today’s Classrooms Should Be About Flexible Teaching—Not Furniture (Chrissy Romano-Arrabito, EdSurge, August 16, 2017) 10 Common Flexible Seating Myths (John S. An internet filter that blocks student access to risky apps that might be collecting students' data or lack effective platform and content moderation.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

In September, the magazine announced it was up for sale , but it appears as though the fallout from the retracted article – the ongoing court cases, that is – might stymy efforts to sell.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via the New York Magazine : “The Death of Vine Makes the Internet a Worse Place.” ” Edsurge points to new guidelines for education companies participating in Y Combinator ’s startup accelerator program. Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible. Via the MIT Technology Review : “ AT&T Is Selling Law Enforcement Access to Its Customers’ Data.”

Five Ethical Considerations For Using Virtual Reality with Children and Adolescents


This means homes and school now have easy access to a technology that, less than a decade ago, seemed limited to the sci-fi realms of Star Trek and the X-Men. Madary and Metzinger lay out ethical guidelines for VR research, but also make recommendations for everyday public use.

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The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting


They are looking to gain your trust and ultimately gain access to your email so they can promote their content to you. Rated as one of the Top 50 Apps by TIME Magazine, Stitcher Radio is one of the go-to apps on any mobile device.

Remake Your Space for Innovation: 8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom

Educator Innovator

Ask parents, colleagues or friends to donate a variety of appropriate magazines. Have students find and add magazine pictures to create a visual wall of spatial inspiration. These brainstorming rules and guidelines will be helpful in setting up such an experience. If the various individuals and groups helping you remake your classroom have regular online access, use a Google spreadsheet.

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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Five Ways to Reduce Racial Bias in Your Children (by Greater Good magazine): Trustworthy practical tips from UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. Teaching and learning happen within cultural, political, and social circumstances.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The final live training is on Saturday, which you can access through the training page. The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday! Important Updates Below.