Follow Along With a Grad Seminar About Edtech: Part 1, Picking the Best Tech


This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. Various aspects of social justice also arose, including inequalities of access to digital educational content and accessibility/disability issues. Over the next two months, I’ll share the experience and highlights in a series of columns for EdSurge with highlights from the course.

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Grad Seminar on EdTech Part 2: How Can Digital Audio Enhance Teaching and Learning?


This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. Though tools to do that are getting more accessible than ever. (I Over the next two months, I’ll share the experience and highlights in a series of columns for EdSurge with highlights from the course. This is part 2. Read part 1 here. Before there were podcasts, there was pirate radio , rogue broadcasters flinging unusual sounds over borders and adding new music to cultures.

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Free Common Core Professional Development from @TenMarks


TenMarks is one of those companies that will soon begin entering into the world of accessible professional development, with their free Webinar Wednesday series. In these trying economic times, we''ve seen many schools going through difficult budget issues.

Building Thinking Skills to Help Students Access Their Best Work


Over the year, he was increasingly able to give students work without scaffolds, until they were leading socratic seminars. Urban Maker Assembly Academy serves students from all over New York City, many of whom come in behind grade level.

Engage With Your Learning Community: MasteryConnect (a CommonCore Resource)


Best of all, teachers can sign up for their Learning Community and begin accessing these resources IMMEDIATELY for FREE. Common Core Common Core App common core for blogs common core seminar Mastery Connect MasteryConnect MasteryConnect App MasteryConnect Facebook

Colleges and states turn their attention to slow-moving part-time students

The Hechinger Report

Since 2013, it has required all students taking less than a full load of classes to also take a seminar that provides them with mentors and success coaches — a package of supports for which many didn’t otherwise have time.

What happens when college students discuss lab work in Spanish, philosophy in Chinese or opera in Italian?

The Hechinger Report

At the first section meeting in early September, 16 students — heritage speakers and language learners — chattered in Chinese and English as they crowded into a seminar room. Higher Ed News Higher education access International Politics Race

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A few universities help black and Hispanic students reach and finish graduate school

The Hechinger Report

The SROP tries to demystify the advanced degree application process by providing students with faculty mentors, exposing them to laboratories and providing weekly research seminars and discussions, academic and career-planning workshops and mock graduate-school interviews. “At

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From foster care to college

The Hechinger Report

They are required to live on campus during their time at Western Michigan and take a first-year seminar together. “We Youth who remain in the child welfare system until age 21 have more time to access federal financial aid and assistance from social workers.

At a growing number of colleges, faculty get a new role: spotting troubled students

The Hechinger Report

When she walked into his first-year seminar at Dickinson College, Steve Riccio was impressed by his new student’s enthusiasm. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Solutions

Colleges welcome first-year students by getting them thinking about jobs

The Hechinger Report

Ohio Wesleyan University offers freshmen “first-year Fridays” programs focused on careers, and career planning is also now covered in a mandatory first-year introductory seminar. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion

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Embattled colleges focus on an obvious fix: helping students graduate on time

The Hechinger Report

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More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

The Hechinger Report

Cutrer, who teaches a freshman seminar, said six students in her class of 20 told her they worked 40 hours a week, eight worked 30 or more hours and the rest worked at least part time. “If The line between Texas and Arkansas in front of the bi-state federal building, which straddles both.

How one university is luring coveted honors students with social justice

The Hechinger Report

College honors programs, which typically give top academic performers access to a supplemental curriculum and other benefits, have been around for almost a century, but their numbers have grown dramatically since the 1990s, according to the National Collegiate Honors Council.

As final year of college planning unfolds at Match: ‘What’s it gonna take?’

The Hechinger Report

or 4:30 for senior seminars; many students stick around for homework labs and other activities. In a later seminar, they discuss current events. Digital Education Higher Ed News Charters Higher education access Match High School Solutions

An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators


Over the past seven years, we’ve continually developed and tweaked a seminar-style onboarding course to help all new employees, regardless of their background, catch up to speed on key issues in education and technology.

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Developing a “National Geographic Explorer” Mindset in the Classroom

Digital Promise

A Socratic seminar? Rather than just giving educators access to information about teaching strategies, micro-credentials help us provide educators with a chance to demonstrate that they can implement those strategies in their classrooms.

Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side


This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. When students in my graduate seminar on education technology were given the chance to select a topic for a class session, they wanted to devote time to the digital world’s dark side.

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Smartphones in the classroom: friend or foe?


Besides making use of the apps, your students could use their phones to access your LiveBinders with podcasts, videos, and specific articles for their homework, or for extra credits. The first time I tried gamification with my students was during a seminar on green marketing and consumerism.

Using edWeb for Collaboration in Higher Education

Holbrook discussed how he uses edWeb in his higher education seminars. Using this platform, Holbrook creates community pages for both his doctoral seminar and his seminar on the work of Vygotsky.

Is technology outpacing you?

Ask a Tech Teacher

What technology does, and does quite well, is make learning materials more accessible, more equitable, more up to date, and better suited to individuals. If you were in a seminar, it would include the people on both sides of you and in front and back.

Micro-credentials for teacher PD: Why? What? How?


In this way teachers earn micro-credentials that allow them to modularly build a living PD learning portfolio that is based more on actual competency than hour-credits spent in workshops or seminars.

When Learning Goes Nomadic


This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. These days students have continuous access to learning content and peers, depending on infrastructure and social position.

Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive?


Unfortunately, most massive open online course (MOOC) platforms still feel like drafty lecture halls instead of intimate seminar rooms. If the first wave of MOOCs was about granting unprecedented numbers of students access to high-quality teaching and learning materials, Wave 2 needs to focus on creating a sense of intimacy within that massiveness. Participants gathered online each week for seminar-style conversations, case study discussions and peer critiques.

Real-time Collaboration Through Online Platforms - 6 Advantages and Disadvantages

ViewSonic Education

Universal Access. This achieved by the ability to store all communications, documents, and lists in a single, universally accessible location. Universal access. Nothing leads to better results than working together.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. Education is changing. Again.

How Cleveland revamped its preschool programs in just five years

The Hechinger Report

Smith’s center, A Jubilee Academy, was chosen to participate in an improvement program by PRE4CLE, a city initiative with the goal of expanding access to high-quality preschool across Cleveland.

What Do Teachers REALLY Do Over Summer Break?


New teaching methods, materials, and ideas are constantly evolving, and widespread internet access means that teachers have effective and unique ideas at their fingertips even on their own couches. Did you ever wonder what your teachers did over the summer as a kid?

Could on-demand online tutoring be the gateway to personalizing learning for colleges?

The Christensen Institute

As players like Byjus, Khan Academy, and others have disrupted the tutoring market, online tutoring companies, which offer access to real, live tutors, have mostly struggled to break out of a crowded market.

How e-learning can benefit working students


For example, it's nearly impossible for students working in shifts to be present in the classroom up to 80% of classes/lab seminars. If all learning materials can be accessed online, working students can study them at any time, while being anywhere. They can access the e-learning courses at their point of need: when they have enough time to allocate to learning and when they feel they are not too tired to learn. Working students. Aren't they a character?

The Internet Can Be a Force for Good. Here’s How.


I created a first-year seminar for my incoming freshmen called, “Pleased to Tweet You. And knowing that a first-year seminar is about building community, I thought this would be a great foundation—no matter what the undergraduates might be studying later on.

?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?


It’s worth reexamining how we’re recreating these educational walled gardens online—as we move from the heyday of MOOCs in 2012 to the gradual decline of open access courseware in 2017. In the first wave of online learning, we focused on democratizing access to content. Now, in the second wave, we’re finding that people are willing to pay for access to people. This will necessarily require subsidized access.

How to Successfully Scale Personalized Learning: Six Key Lessons from Effective Programs

District Administration

District Administration, May 2015 Personalized blended and online learning programs have helped many districts provide access to more courses and to improve student outcomes. In this web seminar, originally broadcast on March 18, 2015, representatives from Getting Smart and educators from an innovative district in Kentucky discussed the key lessons learned in implementing online and blended learning, and how these programs can benefit teachers and students.

Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education


There are also seminars, laboratories and other forms of classes that are designed for students to apply knowledge from lectures, but the professor is usually not involved in these. Flipped Learning and Higher Education are rarely found together in the same sentence.

Video: How edtech connects

eSchool News

Julia’s current research focuses on emerging tools and practices that leverage technology to radically expand who students know–their stock of “social capital”–by enhancing their access to, and ability to, navigate new peer, mentor, and professional networks.

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