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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information?

Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning

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We are experiencing a rising tide of advocacy for high quality civic education across the nation. There is also increasing interest and promising research around the impact that gamification can play in instructional design. Therefore, how might we leverage the power of gamification and game-based learning to enhance civic education? Join Tom Driscoll and Shawn McCusker this summer for their Modern Digital Citizenship and Civic Education workshop in Boston and Chicago.

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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. ClassPad.net helps kids brush up on their math skills all year-round by offering digital scratch paper students can use to help them solve problems.

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. Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners. Users can also use the NEO advanced features such as automation, gamification, learning paths, and competency-based learning directly from the Windows App. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.