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

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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?

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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

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TenMarks is one of those companies that will soon begin entering into the world of accessible professional development, with their free Webinar Wednesday series. CCSS CCSS professional development common core seminar common core standards free online math New Teacher Chat online professional development professional development ten marks TenMarks 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

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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. The school uses a mastery-based approach , focusing on helping each student become proficient in the necessary skills no matter how long it takes.

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

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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 MasteryConnect makes it simple to share and discover common formative assessments and track mastery of state and Common Core standards. Built-in grading tools save teachers time.

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

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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. The seminar covers themes relevant to students’ lives, with topics including hip hop and “The Immigrant Experience.” The seminars “make people feel connected to campus and each other in a way that other courses don’t,” she said. “I

As diagnoses rise, more colleges add services for students with autism

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These mentors meet with their students at least an hour a week and sometimes organize group activities, such as a seminar on relationships. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completionJared Jellicorse with his mother, Marla. The Jellicorses chose the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga because of Mosaic, a comprehensive support program for students with autism. He’s now a third-year student there.

Facing uncertain futures, high school seniors weigh tough college options and alternate paths

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It’s not the same thing as being in a classroom or in a seminar. Coronavirus and Education Divided We Learn Higher Education News Higher education access Higher education affordability ParentsThis year’s high school seniors have lost out on prom, graduations and other highly anticipated events. For some, the coronavirus pandemic has totally upended their plans for the foreseeable future, as family income is threatened and as some campuses remain closed for the fall.

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

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

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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

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

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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 RaceDanilo Moreta, a graduate student raised in Colombia, leads a Spanish language section of a plant science course, Applications in Molecular Diagnostics. Photo: Jon Reis for The Hechinger Report. ITHACA, N.Y.

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

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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.

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

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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 Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Race

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

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To overcome the isolation it found some students felt on the flagship campus of nearly 46,000 , UW also offers first-year seminars led by upperclassmen, tying together people with similar interests; that has improved the number of students who return after their freshman year by 3 percent, administrators say. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Solutions

How one university is luring coveted honors students with social justice

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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. Honors College students participate in seminars and service projects and take a freshman colloquium.

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

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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 SolutionsCollege counselor Shira Zar-Kessler, known as Ms. talks to senior Brinda Lamarre about her college choices. Photo: Liz Willen.

OPINION: Can Zoom classes keep students excited and engaged? We have found some ways

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Andrea will teach a seminar on the arts and New York City for students in CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College, building lessons around historical connections between the arts and protest movements.

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

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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. Engage Edtech Employees in Extended Learning We call the program Freshman Seminar. Then, we ask Seminar participants put their entrepreneurial hats on and pitch ideas for a business.

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Is technology outpacing you?

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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.

Developing a “National Geographic Explorer” Mindset in the Classroom

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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. 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.

Using edWeb for Collaboration in Higher Education

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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. To foster even deeper conversation, Holbrook uses edWeb to divide the doctoral seminar into interest groups, creating community pages for each point of interest.

Smartphones in the classroom: friend or foe?

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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. However, I wanted to make the morale of the seminar more memorable, so I invited them to play a game. The one-and-a half-hour seminar almost flew away.

Video: How edtech connects

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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.

Here’s the Syllabus for Your Summer Crash Course in Online Education

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No one knows yet what the next semester will bring, but there’s a good chance the spaces where you used to teach, whether cavernous lecture hall or cozy seminar room, won’t be available this fall. Linder and Chrysanthemum Mattison Hayes (book), explains how to translate seminars, learning communities, research opportunities and service learning projects online. You learned how to Zoom, or Hangout, or Team up. You read all the quick tips about emergency remote teaching.

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Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side

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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. These divides, in turn, can lead to unequal educational access. The wealthiest have the option of doing without technology, paying for access to other human beings for services.

What’s next? Lessons from the lockdown on traditional education

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Access to a good enough internet connection and a device should be a right and not a privilege. Looking into the future, we now have the opportunity to adopt a positive approach, in which learning becomes accessible for more people , is student-centered , and edtech evolves to extend to all kinds of learning situations. That could also be true for seminars and lab projects. At this point, you’ve probably heard enough of the recent changes brought about by the pandemic.

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Video: How edtech connects

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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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Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

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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. Because they aren’t long tedious seminars, expensive college classes, or comprehensive certificate courses, they were ignored by administrators in the past. Education is changing. Again. This time, it’s not about iPads and Chromebooks; it’s 1:1 computing.

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

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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.

What Do Teachers REALLY Do Over Summer Break?

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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?

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

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But I digress… technology, specifically in the form of micro-credentials (sometimes called digital badging) has emerged not only as a powerful, accessible and appropriate way to learn online, but is also allows teachers to manage their time and resources better (keep in mind many teachers pay for PD out their own pocket). Professional development is an essential part of the teaching profession — teachers are expected to remain lifelong learners.

Today’s Awkward Zoom Classes Could Bring a New Era of Higher Education

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Small-scale seminars can be intimate and powerful. But they will also widen access to some of the world’s best educators, and will enable more resource-constrained institutions to re-bundle their own offerings in new and less expensive ways.

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When Learning Goes Nomadic

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This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. The edtech seminar I'm teaching this semester recently explored the post-desktop world, and to get students thinking about the differences, I began with a quick exercise, asking them to rearrange the classroom into old-school rows. These days students have continuous access to learning content and peers, depending on infrastructure and social position.

We Run a Hybrid School. Here’s How We’re Adapting Our Schedule for the Times.

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Wellness and Leadership in grade 5-9; high school students move on to Career Pathways, an internship course, seminars in the humanities and economics and dual credit opportunities.

Ohio import of NYC community college program passed rigorous 3-year test

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Students were required to attend college full time, participate in a first-year seminar and meet frequently with an adviser. The results were good: 35 percent of the treated group succeeded in getting a two-year associate degree within three years, nearly double the graduation rate of 19 percent for untreated students who only had access to the usual services on campus.

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