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Universal preschool is most cost-effective, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Lillian Renfro, 5, “roasts” a “marshmallow” during free-play time in her preschool classroom in Clinton, Oklahoma. Preschool is most likely to help low-income children if their classmates come from a range of family incomes, according to a new study.

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Part 7… STEM Resource Series… Over 70 Stemtastic Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the last March post and the seventh in a series of posts that will bring you over 70 STEM links. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Part 4 A list that now supplies up to 40 STEM sites.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ?

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

CUE Advocacy Update. The bill supports President Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative, which provides Federal funding for the next three years for states to increase access to computer science education in elementary and secondary education classrooms.

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Students can co-create curriculum and their classrooms with teachers for powerful learning experiences. Drones in the Classroom. Two out of every three high school seniors graduate with an Advanced Studies Diploma, 30 percent higher than the state average for all school divisions.

11 activities to increase student-led learning in your classroom

Nureva

In a recent eSchool News study , 89% of educators said it was very important or important for students to lead their own learning. These innovators are fighting the misconceptions that surround student-led learning and seeing what can happen in their classrooms when they step to the side. Beginner or veteran, check out these 11 student-led learning activities to try in your classroom: 1. Get more ideas for your first classroom makerspace. Self-advocacy.

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

A narrow room crammed with high-tech equipment including 3D printers and an electrophoresis chamber to separate molecules and study chromosomes, the Fab Lab gives students at Laing a chance to get hands-on experience with the sorts of tools they might find in the workplace. “I

Schools lead the way to zero-energy buildings, and use them for student learning

The Hechinger Report

She clicked on icons embedded in the virtual classroom to learn about energy-saving features such as LED lights and super-insulated exterior walls made of concrete-filled foam blocks. Much of the advocacy for net-zero buildings has focused on environmental and economic incentives.

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

Reading By Example

Instead of scheduling a 1/3 of my staff for announced supervision times, I now pop into any classroom unannounced on a daily basis. We posted our thinking on a Padlet (www.padlet.com) during the article study.

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

Reading By Example

Instead of scheduling a 1/3 of my staff for announced supervision times, I now pop into any classroom unannounced on a daily basis. We posted our thinking on a Padlet (www.padlet.com) during the article study.

You Can Still Search Thinkfinity’s Digital Content Resources …. Learn How

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I want to share a number of databases of incredible resources for any digital classroom. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. This could really be you link to some wonderful classroom science!

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Using vocational education to teach academic courses

The Hechinger Report

Kate Allender, of Tesla STEM High School, has designed a course integrating AP Psychology with a hands-on study of forensics. A lot of stuff we study about behavioral sciences applies to forensics,” said the 16-year-old. “In Gilda Wheeler, program director of Washington STEM. “We

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Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

techlearning

And it raises questions about gender and race: How can schools inspire more girls and students of color to pursue STEM? DEFINING EQUITY: EMPATHY, AUTHENTICITY, AND ACCESS Sean Wybrant, Digital Media Studies Teacher, William J.

WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

The series provides grade-appropriate literary, science and social studies content and each book contains a text at a higher level with extra support to expedite students’ achievement. classrooms with a range of education packages available online.

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Critical Thinking Skills to Help Students Better Evaluate Scientific Claims

MindShift

It’s a really hard thing to teach within the space of everything else that you need to teach in a classroom,” Joyce said. “It’s Oxman gave students a bag of M&Ms and told them that some kids thought the red ones helped them study better but others got stomach aches.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

The alignment of this popular series of digital professional learning resources to McREL’s model helps educators choose the appropriate classroom tactics for aiding the acquisition and recall of information.

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. You are studying what you need to study at your level.”. You are studying what you need to study at your level.”

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. They really don’t even tell you to study for it,” Flores said. “We

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

The Hechinger Report

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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STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Paloma Garcia-Lopez - Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative - "Maker Movement: Making More Makers" Jeanne Century - Director of Research and Evaluation and Science Education, Outlier Research and Evaluation, CEMSE, University of Chicago - "Is it STEM or Just Good Practice?"

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What Does ‘Career Readiness’ Look Like in Middle School?

MindShift

A narrow room crammed with high-tech equipment including 3D printers and an electrophoresis chamber to separate molecules and study chromosomes, the Fab Lab gives students at Laing a chance to get hands-on experience with the sorts of tools they might find in the workplace. “I

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Andrew Weiler Looking at Cultural Differences in Motivating Students to Seek Information: A Study Conducted in Colorado Springs, CO and Kampala, Uganda - Dr. Sherry R. Kolleen Bouchane, Policy and Advocacy Director Turning Interests into Insights: Using Data Visualizations to Teach Global Issues - Ann Marie Gleeson, Ph.D., Tuesday, November 18th, is day two of the fifth annual Global Education Conference.

Join Us for the Third Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018 in Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The day-long Global Leadership Summit, co-hosted by ASCD and the Global Education Conference Network, will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in an interactive and engaging program.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

It also allows her to teach students who arrive in her classroom with vastly different skill levels. Seventy-five different languages are spoken in the schools, and many of the refugees who populate classrooms haven’t been formally educated in years. “I

'I Learn Things on Twitter That I Don’t Learn at Harvard': Clint Smith on Inequality and Technology

Edsurge

Clint Smith: I study the history of racial inequality broadly, and right now, I'm thinking about what social stratification looks like in the context of incarceration and education. Face it, all of these different things are keeping their attention in ways that can make classroom engagement sometimes seem more difficult. There are so many different teachers who have found good effective ways to use Twitter in their classroom.

GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thomas Röhlinger, MBA Founder & Editor in Chief of Radijojo World Children''s Media Network Take Your Classroom Global! Swift, International Baccalaureate Coordinator ED4ALL - Learning English Grammar by Writing - Mr. Paul Hartman From the USA to Africa: A Unique Primary STEM Global Partnership Emerges - Your Name and Title: Maria D. Today is day three of the 2013 Global Education Conference. A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5).

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Free college didn’t die with the Clinton campaign. It’s just getting started

The Hechinger Report

Rynon Reyes, who will go to college in the fall tuition-free, at an after-school meeting of the STEM club at his high school in San Marcos, California.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via the AP : “Two students were shot and wounded, one critically, inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police arrested a female student believed to be 12 years old, authorities said.” Via Politico : “ Families for Excellent Schools CEO fired after investigation into ‘inappropriate behavior’ ” That’s Jeremiah Kittredge , who’s run one of the best funded pro-charter advocacy groups in the company.

Nearly 750 charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools

The Hechinger Report

The school’s halls and classrooms are bright and airy, with high ceilings and oversize windows looking out across the lush landscape. We can’t help what they choose,’” said Gary Miron, a professor at Western Michigan University who has spent almost two decades studying charter schools.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” From the Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Accepts President Trump’s Q2 Salary as a Donation for STEM-Focused Camp.” Bloomberg reports that “ Trump Administration Tapping Tech CEOs for STEM Policy Approach.” ” Those involved: investor Laurene Powell Jobs , Apple’s Tim Cook , and representatives from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – so all the country’s best experts on STEM education clearly.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” ” From the Lenovo website : “Lenovo™ Introduces Lenovo Virtual Reality Classroom.” “Lenovo Virtual Reality Classroom headsets come pre-loaded with more than 700 available Google Expeditions VR field trips and exclusive Wild Immersion content, created with the support of Jane Goodall.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The money owed is by All Children Matter Inc stemming from fines to the Ohio Elections Commission for violating campaign finance law. ” The Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement on the nomination of Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. Via the AP : “The state of Utah has denied it has anti-gay school laws as it defends itself from a lawsuit challenging restrictions on talk about homosexuality in the classroom.” Presidential-Elect Trump.

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Era of Big Data - Dr. Marc Kosciejew No More Tallies: Choosing a Web-Based Reference Statistics Tool - Mandi Goodsett, Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor/Government Documents Coordinator Tips for connecting your school library with teachers + the classroom -- from acquiring new materials to supporting the Common Core and other curriculum needs -- we''ll show you how. Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link].

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

John Bel Edwards has agreed to a mandate that cursive writing must be taught in Louisiana ’s public school classrooms.” Via The Hechinger Report : “ Virtual charter schools need ‘bold action’ for change, says national charter school advocacy group.” “ ALEX Wants to Fill Classrooms Like Airbnb Fills Beds ” is an actual headline, and apparently ALEX is an actual startup. Education Politics.

The 2018 Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018 in Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The day-long Global Leadership Summit, co-hosted by ASCD and the Global Education Conference Network, will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in an interactive and engaging program.