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How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, Tom is a 10-year classroom veteran who is working to make his classroom (and help others) connect with kids in new ways. And I’ve been in the classroom now for ten years.

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School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

Sometimes it has to do with the environment that students are going into in terms of the classroom, the actual setting itself. In my classroom, we talk of course about Augusta Ada Byron Lovelace, who was the world’s first programmer.

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Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, Tom is a 10-year classroom veteran who is working to make his classroom (and help others) connect with kids in new ways. And I’ve been in the classroom now for ten years. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

I’m deeply grateful for the support and collegiality of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation over this time, including for allowing me to attend this year’s annual OER meeting. I’ve been engaged in thinking deeply about the promise and opportunity afforded the U.S.

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Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

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In addition, partner with the education technology provider in developing a plan that will meet your district’s curriculum and strategic goals. As a district, understand what your success criteria is before engaging with edtech companies. Choose a company whose experience meets your needs The edtech market is complex, which can make potential choices seem overwhelming.

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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 Every single company in every single industry has a demand for computing jobs.

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Educational Leadership for Social Good

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EdTechTeam is a California Benefit Corporation , dedicated to effecting positive change in schools, and currently supporting a number of advocacy programs including the Our Voice Academy and the nonprofit Student Voice Foundation. Schools or individual classrooms can sign up to participate.

As states push for news ways of learning, some kids and parents feel left behind

The Hechinger Report

We have to engage in a movement,” Susan Patrick, CEO of the nonprofit advocacy group known as iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning), told the cheering crowd of 3,000 true believers.

Which Apps Are Safe for Kids? Three Tools That Read the Fine Print for You

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A recent New York Times investigation found that many companies receive such precise, extensive data on their users that they—and anyone else they share this information with—could easily identify a single individual and pinpoint their location. That user data is often sold to or shared with other companies, such as advertisers who have a vested interest in behavioral data, and it’s not as anonymous as people think. Some apps do more harm than good.

Colleges Enlist Peer Mentors to Make Campuses More Welcoming to Neurodivergent Students

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Which is why colleges are recruiting neurodivergent students to serve as peer mentors to help their classmates make friends, navigate social nuances and broaden the idea of who can thrive not just in a classroom, but also in a dorm or dining hall.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY COMPANY BUILDING BLOCKS OF SCIENCE 3D ( www.carolina.com/help/pressreleases/2018/building-blocks-of-science-3d ) Carolina Biological Supply Company launched the new Building Blocks of Science 3D hands-on unit kits for students in grades K to 5.

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If public education is ever going to meet the needs of low-income students, ideas for change must get beyond the constant war of words fueled by advocacy journalism, partisan blogging and fake news.

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.

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

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There are plenty of hands-on sessions with practical tips to apply in the classroom. EdSurge Sessions In between hearty servings of Tex-Mex and meat, won’t you have time to stop by and meet? Where School Safety, Security, & Surveillance Meet Happy hour will have to wait, as we kick our sessions off with a sobering and important conversation that warrants your attention. Companies include an AI robot, student incubator and a startup called Pie for Providers.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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It’s also looking at the potential changes, said Dr. Gabe Soumakian, CEO and Founder, Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, like what happens when a software or hardware company goes out of business.

Seven Questions for Sandra Liu Huang, Chan Zuckerberg's New Head of Education

Edsurge

After a career working at tech-centric companies including Google and Quora in product roles, Liu Huang joined CZI in 2017 to oversee the product development, notably the Summit Learning platform. CZI aims to be a different type of philanthropy looking to integrate grantmaking, advocacy and technology to serve others. You’ve helped build products for Google and Facebook, companies that in recent months have been scrutinized over data collection and sharing practices.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child #MondayMotivation

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Now, Tom is a 10-year classroom veteran who is working to make his classroom (and help others) connect with kids in new ways. Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. And I’ve been in the classroom now for ten years.

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Should you build your own LMS?

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In most cases, schools are turning to third parties for help building out their core and non-core content right now, said Allison Powell, VP for new learning models at iNACOL , the nonprofit blended learning advocacy group. “We’re Pros and cons of building a district-specific online platform.

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Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

The Hechinger Report

In the run-up to a new school year, I was proud to contribute $100 to the parent teacher association at my son’s school for classroom supplies. The Title I program identifies what fiscal resources schools need, but Congress hasn’t allocated enough resources to meet those needs.

For ed-tech success, why schools use technology is just as important as how

The Hechinger Report

Many public school districts don’t have the resources to partner with an education technology company to develop customized digital learning tools for their classrooms.

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

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GRINNELL, Iowa — The bleary-eyed 18-year-olds shuffling into a nondescript classroom wearing flip-flops, shorts and T-shirts glanced enviously out the windows at their classmates tossing Frisbees on the grassy quad. Grinnell College, halfway between Des Moines and Iowa City.

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Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

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At the beginning of the edtech wave, superintendents saw many benefits from using digital resources in the classroom. District IT offices were taking on the same tasks as Fortune 500 companies without the ability to implement them as effectively.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

Teacher Travis Olsen has an exercise bike in the back of his seventh-grade science classroom that kids are welcome to use whenever they feel the need. At least we’re at the table now,” said Carly Wright, advocacy director for SHAPE. “It APPLETON, Wisc.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

ATLANTA — Brent Agnew remembers feeling a sense of relief when he left the meeting called to discuss his 6-year-old son Caleb’s anxiety attacks. One parent at a public meeting said that a police officer had told her that her son “would get better services in jail” than at her local school.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

Of those who do enroll at universities on the island, fewer than half earn degrees, even after six years , the advocacy group Excelencia in Education reports, compared to more than 58 percent of college students nationwide.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

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Lake Oconee Academy was the brainchild of the Reynolds Lake Oconee real estate company. The school’s halls and classrooms are bright and airy, with high ceilings and oversize windows looking out across the lush landscape. In December of 2006, the school board called a special meeting.

What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills. Classrooms that used to be owned by a teacher will have to be more flexibly used.

Increasingly skeptical students, employees want colleges to show them the money

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One of the most active student clubs at Michigan State University meets every other Wednesday in a room above a buzzing cafeteria. billion endowment in companies controlled by donors and alumni. EAST LANSING, Mich. —

Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Launch National Event that Connects Students with Real-World Stories of Loss, Triumph and Learning at the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic

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students nationwide will be transported from their classrooms to see the real faces of addiction and hear personal stories behind initial experimentation and movement from trial, to usage, to addiction. The Virtual Field Trip will allow viewers to meet two retired professional football players who understand the pressures of playing football through pain and now focus their efforts on discussing alternative pain management options with young athletes.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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In addition, Alma will continue to provide its own set of robust reporting tools to meet many needs and budgets. This follows the company’s recent integrations with Canvas and Schoology and its OneRoster alignment. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

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An advocacy for libertarian politics – think Peter Thiel (a Stanford graduate) now advising Donald Trump. ” Despite thinking of themselves as liberal-learning, today’s tech companies re-inscribe much of this.

WHAT’S NEW

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BENCHMARK EDUCATION COMPANY ADVANCEALL ( benchmarkeducation.com ) Benchmark Education Company (BEC) released Advance ALL, a new series motivating students to read with literary and informational reading text sets. classrooms with a range of education packages available online.

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How one Mississippi community copes with influx of Hispanic students

The Hechinger Report

He’s the only full-time translator at the school, which has 152 Spanish-speaking students in its 21 classrooms. In a state that ranks at or near the bottom in education spending nationwide, it can be a challenge just to maintain buildings and stock classrooms with basic supplies.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Bust or not, companies across the tech sector, particularly those with high “burn rates” , faced tough choices in 2016: “cut costs drastically to become self-sustaining, or seek additional capital on ever-more-onerous terms,” as The WSJ put it – that is, if they were able to raise additional capital at all. The CEO of Safari Books left the company “ amidst massive layoffs.” These companies almost all share the same investors too.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

The amount of time they’ve spent in the classroom (“seat time”) doesn’t matter, nor does the number of credits they’ve accumulated. To build public support for the changes, the foundation also gave smaller grants to youth and immigrant advocacy groups in the districts.