Use Digital Notebooks to Facilitate Book Clubs and Literature Circles at the Secondary Level

Catlin Tucker

Unfortunately, most secondary curriculum relies on a one-size-fits-all approach to reading. Instead of creating readers, this approach can alienate students who struggle to access books at a particular reading level or do not care for the genre of the books on their class reading list.

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

MindShift

The condition has numerous names: secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue. How Schools Can Acknowledge Secondary Trauma. Learn about additional individual and organization strategies for addressing secondary traumatic stress, compiled by the U.S.

Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

In order to ensure that all students know how to navigate both their high school careers and the sea of post-secondary options available, schools need to focus on filling these gaps. This is the fifth post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation.

If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

Yesterday IHE published an article about the “ inclusive access ” programs offered by most major textbook publishers. ” What problem does the inclusive access model purport to solve? And obviously, both inclusive access and OER are about solving the cost problem.

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Three Digital Equity Leaders Call to Action for Students Without Home Internet Access

techlearning

The CoSN Meeting the Needs of Students Without Home Internet Access webinar on September 19, 2018 reflects the growing concern and call to action for school districts, business communities and state and federal government to address what has been termed as the homework gap.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system.

Transition to Digital: Improving Access, Affordability and Achievement in Higher Education

EmergingEdTech

With the increasing cost of a post-secondary education, many students opt to delay or completely forego purchase of required. Original Image Source … and important steps to help you get there!

Access to equity in education is more critical than ever for the next administration

The Hechinger Report

Although the divide between the haves and the have-nots in this country has been widening for years, the 2016 presidential race and, in particular, the surprising victory by Donald Trump underscored the growing discontent caused by unequal access to the American Dream.

Schools in Three States Establish or Expand Student Access to Courses from The Virtual High School

techlearning

a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping schools provide their students with a variety of online and blended learning programs, has spurred institutions in Rhode Island and Vermont to give their students greater access to the wide array of VHS core and elective courses.

High School and College Students Get Rare Opportunity to Help Change the World Of Education

EdNews Daily

The OOP will provide an easy, accessible, context-driven map of the entire human knowledge landscape. Diversity Education News Featured Higher Education News Secondary Education Technology

Massachusetts Community Foundation Awards $22,500 Grant to The Virtual High School For Student Access to Online Summer Courses

techlearning

We’re thrilled that middle and high school students in the area will have access to this enriching and engaging summer program, so they can be better prepared for college, careers, and beyond.” Boston — July 16, 2018—According to the BrookingsInstitution , U.S.

Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

EdNews Daily

Most do not have access to a high-level laboratory such as the ones used for the winning contestants, creating a high visible barrier of entry to research for the average high school student. The accessibility of the topic allows ANYONE to produce meaningful results and impact the world.

Report on AP Courses Shows Need for Preparation, Access

K-12 Schools - Education News

The Advanced Placement program is offered across the United States, with students looking to participate because earning credits can offer additional post-secondary opportunities as well as college credits.

Class Pad: Free digital scratch paper for the math classroom

iLearn Technology

ClassPad can be accessed from tablets and computers. Students can access your materials through a unique URL. What it is: ClassPad is free online software that lets you digitize your math scratch paper.

Photomath: Scan math problems for immediate step-by-step instructions

iLearn Technology

When students get stuck, or need to check their work/understanding, not only do they have access to the answer, but also to the process. What it is: Photomath is an app available on the App Store and Google Play.

LA’s school counselors strike back

The Hechinger Report

California ranks 47th in the nation when it comes to counselor access: there’s an average of one counselor for every 682 students, far exceeding the recommended ratio of one to 250. At 7 a.m.,

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My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!

iLearn Technology

Be sure to give your students access to My Simple Show in your Maker Space, it is a great option for students to choose! What it is: My Simple Show Video Creator lets students easily create professional level “explainer” videos.

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Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters

iLearn Technology

This is a site that you’ll want to bookmark for easy access, and put on all of your students devices if you have a one-to-one environment. What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!) creative tools available online or as an app download.

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DragonBox Math Apps: Teaching students to think like mathematicians

iLearn Technology

Teachers, you can get access for free to make sure that the apps are right before committing to a purchase for your students. What it is: I adore the DragonBox math apps ! I was first introduced to DragonBox through their Algebra app.

Mississippi lags in computer science grads, teachers— but it has a plan to fix that

The Hechinger Report

Rural students, black and Hispanic students, and low-income students are less likely to have access to these courses. Only six states have an in-depth plan for increasing access to computer science classes, and only 22 states, including Mississippi, have standards for K-12 computer science.

DOGO News: current events and non-fiction for your classroom

iLearn Technology

What it is: DOGO News is a great place for kids to learn about current events, read non-fiction articles, and access customized content that you curate. There is also a paid account option that includes some additional features that would be ideal if you use Google Classroom and would like to access ready-made assignments on DOGO.

Seesaw: The ultimate ePortfolio for every classroom!

iLearn Technology

From the teacher perspective, Seesaw makes it simple to access student work immediately from their own device. What it is: Seesaw is the first truly student centered/driven digital portfolio tool that I’ve seen.

Wildly Audacious Goals and the Power of One

iLearn Technology

Bodo recognized the vast number of refugee children (and girls in particular) who have no access to the school system of the country from which they have fled. In 2010, I thought that technology might be the savior of education.

Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals

iLearn Technology

Beginning with foundational rational math concepts, Woot Math makes these necessary foundational skills accessible for all students. Do all of your students have access to a technology device?

Making & Science with Google

iLearn Technology

Tips : While the activities reference the Science Journal app for data collection, if you have access to other types of devices you can still use these activities! What it is: Making & Science is an initiative by Google aimed at showing students that anyone can be a maker or a scientist. Using the featured Science Journal app (Android and Chromebook only), students can measure light, sound, and more.

Plan It Green: build an energy efficient model city

iLearn Technology

If you don’t have access to a 1:1 environment, this would make a great center on classroom computers during a study on energy or even for whole-class play on an interactive whiteboard throughout a unit on energy.

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123D Design: The simplest (FREE) way to get ideas into 3D

iLearn Technology

When students are finished, they save it to “My Projects” which is accessible in the 123D Design web and desktop app. If you are lucky enough to have access to a 3D printer, the kids can even print out their creations!

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

The Hechinger Report

Higher education has found itself under increasing pressure to change that, just as has happened in elementary and secondary schools, where a battery of standardized tests constantly check in on what students know. Students in a class at Frederick Community College in Maryland.

Supply and demand: Getting low-income kids into better jobs by getting them into better schools

The Hechinger Report

Choudhury, though, is adamant about the value of economic integration — and the importance of giving low-income students, in particular, access to educational options. K-12 News Curriculum poverty School choice Solutions STEM Technology access

These formerly homeless single moms beat the odds and are now college grads

The Hechinger Report

Residents must enroll in a post-secondary program full-time and meet with academic and family counselors at least twice a month. Higher Ed News Adult learning community college Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion poverty Race Solutions

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We won’t have any black Mark Zuckerbergs or Bill Gates till we do this

The Hechinger Report

About one-third of all black collegians earn degrees in either a STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) field or in business, according to my analysis of integrated post-secondary education data system (IPEDS), the national dataset of college outcomes.

Will changes in online college applications help students chase the American dream?

The Hechinger Report

College admissions experts praise the changes, particularly as the Common App faces new competition from The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success, an application system created last year to improve access for all students. Higher Ed News Higher education access

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries.

A whole city vows to help its young people apply for college

The Hechinger Report

“The completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid … is strongly associated with post-secondary enrollment,” Yarber read from the proclamation. K-12 News Higher education access Higher education affordability

How one university is luring coveted honors students with social justice

The Hechinger Report

We definitely want Newark students to feel like this is a place where they can come and succeed,” said Nancy Cantor, chancellor of Rutgers-Newark, which is playing a key role in the local drive to boost the share of city residents who hold college degrees and other post-secondary credentials from 12.2

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

The Hechinger Report

With people of color expected to make up a quarter of the state’s population by 2035, these gaps represent an economic threat to Minnesota; unless more residents get to and through college, there won’t be enough qualified workers to fill the jobs that require a post-secondary degree or certificate. “[O]ur To reach the state’s target, another 131,400 Minnesotans — two-thirds of them people of color—must earn a post-secondary credential. “As

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

The MobyMax tablet runs on Android which means in addition to all of the great MobyMax curriculum, your students also have access to all of the happiness that Android brings. It’s always nice when new toys show up in the mail to review.