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. I hope this secondary book club template provides teachers with a path for thinking about how they can develop grade-level skills while allowing students a degree of choice about what they read.

How our changing world is shifting the way Gen Z is influenced by post-secondary marketing

eSchool News

COVID-19 has affected many aspects of the post-secondary student experience. Specifically, it shows how trust plays a part in making decisions about post-secondary education and how creativity makes a significant impact.

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Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

Even more troubling are the profound gaps between rich and poor students’ access to mentors in general: according to Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam, nearly two thirds of affluent children have some mentoring beyond their extended family, whereas nearly two thirds of low-income children do not. 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.

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 how, as an educator, you can begin to identify secondary traumatic stress and learn strategies for self care through the tip sheet created by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Learn about additional individual and organization strategies for addressing secondary traumatic stress, compiled by the U.S.

Discovery Education and Keysight Technologies Launch New Partnership Supporting Equity of Access in Education

eSchool News

When planning this initiative, Keysight sought to strengthen equity of access in education with modern digital resources. million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories.

Nine New Lawsuits Target ?Inclusive Access? Textbook Programs, Alleging Antitrust Violations

Edsurge

Nine lawsuits filed in March, April and May against major textbook companies and retailers take aim at their bulk deals with colleges to offer online course materials, sometimes referred to as “inclusive access” programs.

EdisonLearning and Pointful Education Partner To Expand Access To Online Career and Technical Courses

eSchool News

Pointful Education’s suite of CTE and elective offerings are now available to all secondary students enrolled in eCourses through EdisonLearning.

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? The inclusive access model’s goal of reducing the cost of textbooks apparently reminded the article’s author of OER, because she includes some discussion of OER toward the end of the article. When we focus on cost, we put inclusive access and OER on equal footing.

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Buncee: Versatility and Accessibility for Remote Learning

Buncee

During this uncertain time, we need to turn to online educational tools that offer us versatility, ease of use, and accessibility for all students. One of our favorite features of Buncee is that they have partnered with Microsoft to incorporate Immersive Reader, an amazing accessibility tool.

Accessibility, Audio Texts, and the Persistence of Print

ProfHacker

Her scholarly work focuses on the circulation of ideas about race, sex, and gender via visual and material culture; her work for Yale's Center for Teaching and Learning supports the university's accessibility initiatives. As an Ed Tech-er, I help remediate course materials for students, and show faculty members how to make their course materials more accessible. I made my syllabus accessible , and I’m thinking way more about the forms my materials take.

Making Access and Equity a Reality for Diverse Students

edWeb.net

Large school districts in different parts of the United States have now developed systematic ways to increase diverse students’ access to advanced courses, and the districts are also providing other important aspects of an equitable education that prepares the students for 21st century careers.

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. Green Bay Area PS had a laptop cart model until 2017 when they established the Ninja Deployment initiative that resulted 1:1 devices at the secondary level and 1.5:1

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access. Even when broadband is available, many students don’t have access at home.

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! Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Tips and Strategies for Educators

Waterford

Indicator 6: Elementary and Secondary Enrollment. Classroom Management Professional Development cultural competency culturally responsive teaching diversity in the classroom equity and access implicit bias

Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

edWeb.net

A pilot program of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has made 12 states’ reviews of secondary math and language arts materials available, with a wide range of K-12 resources from these and other states to follow. The reviewers look at three key aspects of the material—the content and especially its alignment to core standards, accessibility of the content for all students, and the pedagogy, including teacher support and assessments.

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 TechnologyStudents Everywhere Are Encouraged to Contribute to the Open Ontology Project: Be a Part of the Beginning Stages of the Open Ontology Project and Help Shape Its Future. View The Open Ontology Project here: https://www.ContextU.com. Calling all students everywhere!

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. They spend more time in class trying to remember how to access the program than actually using it; they also clog IT channels when passwords aren’t easily recovered.

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. However, one field that has been historically underrepresented in our education system can alleviate the needs of aspiring high schoolers who are not fortunate enough to have laboratory access: mathematical modeling.

The pandemic’s remote learning legacy: A lot worth keeping

The Hechinger Report

With the ability to log into lessons online, students at the secondary level won’t have to miss instruction even if they’re suspended, says Superintendent L. The program also bolstered access to learning opportunities at times limited by availability and affordability.

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. The Virtual High School has a distinguished 22-year history of providing middle and high schools from 40 states and 33 countries with access to high-quality online and blended learning experiences.

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. “Moving forward, it is vital that school leaders consider efforts to improve AP access in the context of its demand. Author information Kristin Decarr | The post Report on AP Courses Shows Need for Preparation, Access appeared first on Education News.

Pandemic reduces number of high school students taking dual enrollment courses

The Hechinger Report

Generally if fewer students are taking dual enrollment that’s likely to be a net negative for college access and enrollment after a student graduates high school,” Perry predicted. Mercedes Pour, director of college access, Maine Community College System.

As admissions season descends, warning signs appear for low-income applicants

The Hechinger Report

Many in higher education broadcast their commitments to diversity at the time, said Dominique Baker, an assistant professor of education policy at Southern Methodist University who studies college access and success.

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PROOF POINTS: A warning sign that the freshman class will shrink again in the fall of 2021

The Hechinger Report

But given the trends we’ve seen, we risk backpedaling on that progress if we fail to help those kids find a post-secondary pathway now.”. School is the place where students have internet access.

The Awkward Truth About ‘Free College’—It Isn’t Truly Free

Edsurge

With the movement for no-tuition community college gaining momentum in more states and earning top billing in President Biden’s education agenda , experts in college access and affordability advise caution about using that potent four-letter word: f-r-e-e.

OPINION: Why school shutdowns are a disaster for science classes

The Hechinger Report

For many of these students and others coming from low-income backgrounds, science knowledge gaps exist even prior to kindergarten entry but become gravely amplified in primary and secondary schools.

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.” The Virtual High School is accredited by both Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), and AdvancED. Boston — July 16, 2018—According to the BrookingsInstitution , U.S.

BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

iLearn Technology

In one email, families had access to all teacher’s plans for the day as well as a way to share feedback about what was going well or what they were struggling with. What it is: BombBomb is an email service that lets you record and embed video directly in your email.

To test or not to test? Educators weigh the value of standardized testing during a pandemic

The Hechinger Report

Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESSA, states are required to test every student in seven grades annually, and to separate scores by race, income, English language proficiency and special education status.

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“My work really began to flourish once I had access to the internet and realized that my students could collaborate with the world.” – Margaret Simkin, Australia

Daily Edventures

My work really began to flourish once I had access to the internet and realized that my students could collaborate with the world. Educational background: Secondary History and Geography teacher, now a qualified Teacher-Librarian working across our ELC-12 school. Margaret Simkin. Head of Library. The Hamilton and Alexandra College. Victoria, Australia. margaretsimkin . An education veteran, Margaret Simkin has experienced many changes in her teaching career.

How to raise rural enrollment in higher education? Go local

The Hechinger Report

Given the educational and economic divide between rural and nonrural America, this may be the most important college access program you’ve never heard of. One is that while many college-access programs focus on helping high-performers reach top schools, this model goes broad.

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Follow Your Dreams: How This Platform Guides Learners From Passion to Profession

Edsurge

That’s why we make our programs affordable and accessible. But it’s also about supporting diversity, inclusion and access. Education Technology Jobs & Careers Access and Affordability Arts and Humanities

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. You can create original teaching materials for the math classroom quickly and easily. With ClassPad, you can quickly add mathematical formulas, graphs, spreadsheets, and geometry sheets to share with your students (and other teachers).

Making the College Admissions Process Work for All Students

Edsurge

As higher education professionals committed to breaking down the barriers to college and career access, we must acknowledge and confront the obstacles students face when navigating the post-secondary planning process. Before considering a path to post-secondary education, students need help identifying and showcasing their own strengths from an early age. Provide access to free tools and resources. Education Technology Higher Education Access and Affordability