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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Summit Learning’s personalized learning program is a key part of the school’s improvement efforts. He finds it easy to teach himself with online content as his guide. But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common.

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STUDENT VOICES: Kids bring into school what they’re dealing with at home. Teachers don’t get that

The Hechinger Report

I also definitely want to be heavily involved in advocacy for young black youth, or, for youth in general, and just promoting student leadership. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. They don’t just want to learn physics, AP Vocabulary, and whatever else you’re teaching them. The interaction between administration and students and the amount of student voice put into the decisions made, specifically about Common Core and standardizing a certain curriculum.

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

The Hechinger Report

Personalized learning lets Champlain Valley Union High School sophomore Bella Curtis study toward a certificate in horse management. The already converted policymakers, school leaders and teachers ready to transform traditional schooling came to this annual conference last week from around the world to share a common refrain: Out with the old. New ways of teaching and learning are needed to make sure students prove they’ve mastered topics before earning a diploma, they say.

50 Free Online Courses For Educators: Spring 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Free Online Courses For Teachers: Spring 2015. Below is a list of 50 free online courses for teachers for Spring 2015, aggregated by Class Central. Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 3: Learners and Learning. Introduction to Learning Technologies. K-12 Blended & Online Learning. e-Learning Ecologies. LA101x: Library Advocacy Unshushed.

5 Free Summer Professional Development Resources from ASCD

The 21st Century Principal

These offerings let educators take professional learning into their hands by selecting desired areas for growth and immersing themselves in targeted learning at their own pace. ASCD’s Free Educator Summer Professional Development Resources ASCD School Improvement Tool — Designed for use in schools and school systems around the world, this online tool offers educators a comprehensive needs assessment as they prepare for the coming year.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The conference is once again being held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. The "Connected Librarians" pre-conference day was this past Monday, and the recordings of those sessions are now available online at [link]. Hope to "see you" online! AASL Saturday, October 19 12:00am The Virtual Learning Commons: Concept, ideas, and Conversation - David V. Million, Doctoral Student Let them Drive.their learning!

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. See you online! Lori Trent, STEM Coordinator - Innovator of Inspiration and Magic RADIO SOLIDARIA AMIGA, ONLINE, UNA HERRAMIENTA INNOVADORA - Mª Magdalena Galiana Lloret. Sueann Galt, STEM Coordinator Does the use of ‘Learning Menus’ increase students’ intrinsic motivation?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” I’m a little surprised that either of these women – both Democrats, both Common Core supporters, if nothing else – would be under serious consideration. is disappointed in Common Core. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The New York Times : “ Udacity , an Online Learning Start-Up, Offers Tech Job Trials.” ” Via Edsurge : “What Edtech Can Learn from Theranos.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Education Week : “The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online schools , based on audits of software-login records that led state officials to determine the schools had overstated their student enrollment.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ School offers ‘incentives’ to get kids to take Common Core standardized test.” Robots hate the Common Core.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.” Online Grade Portals.