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

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Personalized learning lets Champlain Valley Union High School sophomore Bella Curtis study toward a certificate in horse management. New ways of teaching and learning are needed to make sure students prove they’ve mastered topics before earning a diploma, they say.

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

The Hechinger Report

In theory, proficiency-based models let students learn at their own pace, speeding up if they grasp a concept quickly, and getting extra help if they struggle. In practice, though, it can take many different forms, including independent study, learning communities and online programs.

Open, Value-Added Services, Interaction, and Learning

iterating toward openness

Both the wider internet and the narrower education space are filled with companies and organizations that provide value-added services around openly licensed software and content. Interaction and Learning. Such learning opportunities take various formats (e.g.,

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The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

The Hechinger Report

The setting seems highly unlikely for an innovation like blended learning to take root. So why is there so much optimism about blended learning as a solution? I think blended learning has the potential to have a huge impact on education in India.”.

The Histories of Personalized Learning

Hack Education

I recognize that the theme of this conference is “shaping the future of learning” but I want to talk a little bit about the past. They do so in order to make a particular point about their vision for what learning should be like.

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

When an educator is unprepared and unable to access high-quality resources to meet our unique learners’ needs, the system penalizes the educator. While there are certainly exceptions, this human interaction standard can serve as a compass to guide our investments and advocacy.

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How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

Vaidyanathan has her students learn the basics of coding by creating clever art and animations—works that would be nearly impossible to create with a pencil and paper but can be done with just a few lines of code. Every single company in every single industry has a demand for computing jobs.

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How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. I felt like I was more of a test score, and learning was on the back burner.

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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. Leadership Digital Citizenship Social Emotional Learning

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

The CoolCatTeacher

In terms of young women, school counselors and really all educators can help young women and really all of our students learn more about computer science and technology by thinking about how it intersects with every area of interest. link] Learn more about her: www.angelacleveland.com.

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Spotlight swings to for-profit middlemen that may be driving up the cost of online higher education

The Hechinger Report

Known as online program managers, these companies have been hired largely to connect universities with customers who want graduate degrees. Even though the companies are often taking the bulk of the tuition revenue the degree programs pull in, the firms still aren’t profitable in many cases.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

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With the continued funding challenges educators face, it’s crucial to pick an education resource that will yield the best return on investment and support learning outcomes for your district. 3P Learning works with over five million students and educators across the globe, providing online learning solutions in math, science and literacy. Ensure the resources you consider align with your district’s mission, vision and student learning objectives.

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As feds pull back, states step in to regulate for-profit colleges and universities

The Hechinger Report

Only about one in five of 2016 graduates got full-time jobs in legal offices, the advocacy organization Law School Transparency reported. I will not shut down my investigations or stand by while loan-servicing companies are given a free pass to cheat students.”.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

What Tom Learned when he quit high school his junior year. I heard the quote that, “No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.” I think it goes back to where the pacing of our teaching has to be determined by the learning of our kids, not by a calendar.

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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From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

From Testing to Triumphant Learning with Pam Moran. Once I was speaking in Virginia and some teachers told me I had to meet Pam, that she was a “teacher’s and student’s superintendent.” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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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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. Their collective stories of challenge, triumph and learning will underscore the far-reaching impact of the opioid crisis. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

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

Edsurge

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. Its slogan is “Learn the privacy costs of free apps.”)

?Without Addressing Basic Needs, Student Success Strategies Fall Short

Edsurge

Even in places like Seattle where the economy is booming and private companies have partnered with institutions to create their own job pipelines , students are still struggling with these issues. As massive tech companies like Microsoft increase their footprint in the region, housing prices have soared and members of the community—including students, faculty and other staff members—are struggling to afford to stay at the institution.

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. There’s so much behind music to learn.”. Educators wanted students to engage more and apply their learning in meaningful ways.”.

It’s not that you don’t have enough money, it’s that you don’t spend it wisely

Dangerously Irrelevant

Plus we need hundreds of millions of dollars to give to companies so that they can create a dozen or so jobs. State department educational policy advocacy: “Evidence-based” or puffery?

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

Edsurge

After all, plenty of people who meet the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders enter college without diagnoses and are therefore disconnected from official university disabilities services, according to research published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry in 2014.

Want to help public education thrive in 2017? Support The Hechinger Report!

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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.

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Here’s What College Advisors Wish the Tools Built for Them Would Really Do

Edsurge

Even in the age of online lectures and digital courseware, college advising has remained relatively low-tech: sketching out degree plans with a pencil and paper during one-off meetings between students and advisors. That’s starting to change, though, as more companies and campuses create technology-augmented advising systems like predictive analytics, self-service course registration platforms and early-alert tools. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

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” Instead, librarians can help families learn how to maintain a healthy balance and become good digital citizens. Step 3 – Parent Education: Give parents opportunities, such as a lunch and learn, to hear from staff face-to-face about student technology use.

Tolerating failing schools in New Orleans — so long as they’re for black kids

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Our Voice Nuestra Voz, a non-profit education advocacy group in New Orleans, analyzed the school performance scores data and found that approximately 15,000 students attend these failing schools. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

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

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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. It’s not hard to get behind and support social-emotional learning.

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. The announcement highlights your work with the Summit Learning Program.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

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. Randy was a Tech & Learning Magazine runner-up for 2017 digital leaders.

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. based advocacy group Excelencia in Education, said universities need to go beyond that sort of passive outreach, especially for students who may be hesitant to seek out help. “We

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

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For example, I spend a fair amount of time thinking about the future of learning materials writ large. I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. These are huge companies that compete directly with each other in many ways.

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Should you build your own LMS?

eSchool News

Districts, in turn, must decide whether to build out their own online content platforms, farm it out to a learning platform provider like FuelEd (formerly Aventa Learning) or K12, or take a hybrid approach. Pros and cons of building a district-specific online platform.

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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. LPS set out to develop a home-grown ed-tech tool to make this personalized learning system more efficient.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

What Tom Learned when he quit high school his junior year. I heard the quote that, “No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.” I think it goes back to where the pacing of our teaching has to be determined by the learning of our kids, not by a calendar.

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