Advocacy of robo-readers hasn’t won the debate — it still misses the main point

Improving Education Environments

The Hechinger Report has a recent article out about the potential of software in the realm of robograders. The title, Robo-readers aren’t as good as human readers — they’re better , is sensationalistic and sacrifices the tenor of the article’s argument for a round of quick clicks. The software was developed to meet assessment needs in a manner that notes ease, economy and standardization.

5 #GR8Finds #ThisWeek 03.20.15 - What to Assess? Library of Congress on Pinterest, An Adult Coloring Book, A School Librarians Advocacy Video, and Who's Tracking Your Emails?

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Meet The Woman Who Sold A Million Copies Of Her Coloring Books For Adults -- the article Johanna Basford''s website See her Instagram account below. A school librarian advocacy video from the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, worth watching.

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CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

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CUE Advocacy Update. This bill was actively supported by CUE as well as most of the education associations potentially part of the Coalition mentioned in this article. Defining computer science education principles to meet needs of K-12 students.

How we stopped using Accelerated Reader

Reading By Example

We first started by reading one of four articles relevant to our work. After discussing the contents of the articles in small group and then in whole group, we started crafting the statements. This post describes how our school stopped using Accelerated Reader.

I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

In December, I got the email with an invitation to come to ALA Midwinter in Boston for the photo shoot and first time meeting several of the 2016 Movers and Shakers. Luckily, I did have a meeting to talk about transforming libraries with Miguel Figueroa, so I had that to talk about.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

In the first post , I summarize an Education Week article by Dr. Kimberlee Everson who makes a strong case for schools to pursue these goals. We posted our thinking on a Padlet (www.padlet.com) during the article study.

Testimony in Favor of Texas SB 6 Instructional Materials Allotment

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Jennifer Bergland has written about the companion bill in the House, HB 6, at the TCEA Advocacy blog here and here if you would like more detailed information. Speaking of witnessess, the committee meetings are streamed live on the Internet.

Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on The Advocate from the Computer Science Teachers Association. Meet other teachers in person. Friendly and inclusive learning communities include: CSTA Chapter meetings.

Policy Watch: Educators Can Teach Lawmakers What Our Students Need

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It’s no secret to educators that students are not meeting literacy benchmarks. As a former teacher with 23 years in the classroom myself, I understand that educating young students leaves little time for legislative advocacy.

3 Things to Remember When You Have a Gifted Child

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Advocacy. Advocacy encompasses the many instances where it is needed to improve the lives of gifted children. Despite the focus or form it takes, advocacy will always be a necessary tool for educators and parents of gifted children. Advocacy.

From Static to Interactive and From Open to Free: Consequences Both Intended and Unintended

Iterating Toward Openness

The most recent issue of IRRODL included an article titled Effectiveness of OER Use in First-Year Higher Education Students’ Mathematical Course Performance: A Case Study , by Juan I.

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The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

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However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals. This article was modified and published by eSchool News. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

How to Engage More Girls in Coding

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Corinne Roller, director of advocacy and public policy for the nonprofit group Girls Who Code , says the proportion of women in computing jobs has actually been trending downward over the last few decades. “If By Dennis Pierce.

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Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

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Advocate: Young introverts need parental advocacy for public school. Set up meetings to chat with your child’s teacher to explain unique concerns and necessary accommodations. Schools can change the definition of participation and offer different ways to meet the needs of introverts.

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

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This article was modified and published by eSchool News. Today, Ann is based in Los Angeles working as a public speaker, writer, and education consultant focused on leadership and planning to meet the needs of today’s students. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Technology Resources For Early Childhood Learning

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The Standards provide a framework on what to focus on and also provides resources to help meet those goals, with a particular emphasis on Early Childhood education. In addition to these resources there are countless articles and blog posts to explore as well!

Colleges must stop holding students hostage and release their debt

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One such student is Kassandra Montes, a senior at Lehman College , a four-year college in the Bronx, who has to take out loans to stay in school and struggles to meet basic needs like food and shelter.

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

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The presenters all agree that there are many hurdles, especially in a rural district, to meet the digital equity challenge. This article was modified and published by eSchool News. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Trade Shows: When to Go and What to Do When You Get There

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First, since no company can attend every event, staff should meet to discuss event strategy every year ahead of trade show season. For these meetings, have essential information ready to share. Make sure to leave a seat or two open for people you meet on the floor.

Getting Whole Community Buy-in for 1:1 Technology Initiatives

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Next, once the mission is clear, leaders should work with the tech team and teachers to ensure that the technology will meet those goals. This article was modified and published by EdScoop and eSchool News.

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The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

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Jamie Foreman, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Albemarle County Public Schools (VA), said that his schools have focused on culturally responsive content to meet the needs of their diverse community. This article was modified and published by eSchool News.

Lesson Plan for Letter-Writing Campaign Protesting TOPS Cuts

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Learn a simple advocacy technique that gets members of the community involved in a relevant legislative/policymaking process. Have students read Ensuring Equity: The Future of TOPS or a news article that explains how TOPS funding is inadequate to fully meet the program’s needs.

How Blogging Changed My Career

Fractus Learning

We have one-hour staff meetings every week, but our work environment is very fast paced, and while we can complete the bulk of our agenda, there isn’t always enough time for the extra discussion or connection that I would prefer.

Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

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When issues arise, in-person meetings are best. This article was modified and published by EdScoop. Today, Ann is based in Los Angeles working as a public speaker, writer, and education consultant focused on leadership and planning to meet the needs of today’s students.

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

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As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21 st century learning or are left behind.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

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The tastemaker in this case is an article from David Bainbridge claiming, “Edtech is the next fintech.” Tagged on: September 22, 2017 Open Educational Resources | Babson Survey Research Group → Over three-quarters of K-12 districts have made at least one full-course curricula adoption decision over the past three years, with the need to meet changing standards driving most of these decisions, according to the results of a new survey from the Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

The tastemaker in this case is an article from David Bainbridge claiming, “Edtech is the next fintech.” Tagged on: September 22, 2017 Open Educational Resources | Babson Survey Research Group → Over three-quarters of K-12 districts have made at least one full-course curricula adoption decision over the past three years, with the need to meet changing standards driving most of these decisions, according to the results of a new survey from the Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG).

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Strategies for Culturally Responsive Teaching

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Only then can students, especially immigrant students and students of color, meet their potential and succeed in school and beyond. This article was modified and published by eSchool News.

Ideas for Student Civic Action in a Time of Social Uncertainty

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In fact, this kind of learning was repeatedly promoted over the past century, as this 1928 article from The New York Times shows. Carry out the action through letters, talks, meetings with officials, policy proposals, and activities, depending on the specific goals of the project.

Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

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Also be aware of the critics, and make sure that you meet with them and understand what their concerns are because, again, it only takes a few negatives to really disrupt a good practice.”. This article was modified and published by eSchool News and EdScoop.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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This article was modified and published by EdScoop. Today, Ann is based in Los Angeles, California, working as a public speaker, writer, and independent education consultant focused on supporting leadership, visioning and planning to meet the needs of today’s students.

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

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At each meeting reiterate the school’s commitment to digital safety, provide tips and insights into the technology used at the school, offer resources parents can refer to at home, and let them ask their questions about kids and media.

The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

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And even when a program meets a school’s privacy standards, it may not be an effective education tool for its students. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

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This article was modified and published by EdScoop. Today, Ann is based in Los Angeles working as a public speaker, writer, and education consultant focused on leadership and planning to meet the needs of today’s students. Do you know where your data is stored?

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

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This article was modified and published by eSchool News and EdScoop. Today, Ann is based in Los Angeles, California, working as a public speaker, writer, and independent education consultant focused on supporting leadership, visioning and planning to meet the needs of today’s students.