New Advocacy Campaign Calls for Banning Facial Recognition on College Campuses.


Indeed, last week saw the launch of “ Ban Facial Recognition on Campus ,” a nationwide campaign from the nonprofit advocacy organizations Fight for the Future and Students for Sensible Drug Policy. This kind of technology has also already entered the world of education.

Shine a Light on Advocacy - NOW!

The Daring Librarian

I got this compelling email from good friend and LJ/SLJ/The Horn Book publisher Ian Singer who forwarded a passionate plea to several of us to mobilize, sign the petition to Ensure all school libraries are properly staffed, open, and available for children every day and to get out the word via Twitter. And to build on the momentum, and perhaps to help fashion a wider advocacy plan that we can all support. what does it say if we can''t mobilize & get 25,000 signatures?!


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TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel


Members of Panel: Representative Scott Hochberg - Houston, TX Representative Mark Strama - Austin, TX Mr. Thomas Ratliff, State Board of Education - Mt. It is frightening how we are going to make things work under the currently released budget proposals.One size fits all education doesn''t work anymore. Everyone needs to read the new Vision for Public Education from the Visioning Institute (Available on TASA website). In public education, we have not seen this transformation.

?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs


It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. This is not to say that the mobile medium provides a better learning experience ; however, students' work schedules often prohibit them from dedicated time in front of a stationary computer. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

Babies and Mobile Devices. Where Are YOU on the issue?

Kevin Corbett

Nor, it seems, do a number of advocacy groups that want it pulled off the market because they think iPads and babies are a dangerous combination. By limiting screen time and offering educational media and non-electronic formats such as books, newspapers and board games, and watching television with their children, parents can help guide their children’s media experience. The post Babies and Mobile Devices.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education


“Developers and [K-12] consumers are now very tuned in,” said Cynthia Curry, the director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning , more commonly known as the AEM Center. ” Against that backdrop, Education Week canvassed the field for insights on new developments in the use of technology to support special education. Department of Education’s office of special education programs to tackle those problems.

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The Lessons Learned Online That Will Shape Education After the Pandemic


Last year presented many challenges and accelerated a number of shifts that were already underway in K-12 education. And given the pandemic, we are making an even deeper commitment to seeing these principles inform and guide the design of our educational system going forward.

Who is the new U.S. Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona?

The Hechinger Report

When he was assistant superintendent of schools in Meriden, Miguel Cardona — the state’s new education commissioner — would take new teachers on a tour of the city’s neighborhoods. Credit: YouTube/State Education Resource Center. Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona.

What the World Can Teach the US About Education Technology


Some of the conclusions may not come as a surprise in the Omidyar Network’s report on what works in scaling education technology in different regions worldwide. Governments, educators, advocacy groups and companies large and small need to work better together. Long-term planning and investment in infrastructure for widespread and improved access to the internet and mobile devices is critical. By many measures, the country’s education technology ecosystem is small.

How CUE Will Help Guide ESSA in California


Earlier this week, the letter below was sent by CUE’s CEO on behalf of four organizations to state leaders at the California Department of Education (CDE). For more information about CUE’s Legislative Platform and efforts, visit CUE’s Legislative Advocacy page. With the implementation of mobile technology and cloud-based resources, the need for a systemic approach to training our leaders and teachers is most important to student success.

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


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. A series of Read Like a Historian videos prepares educators to effectively launch this type of learning in their classrooms. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations.

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


Earlier this week, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative named Sandra Liu Huang as its head of education, filling a vacancy created when Jim Sheldon, the former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, left the organization this summer. Unlike Sheldon, Liu Huang’s background isn’t in education philanthropy, nonprofits or government. As head of CZI’s education division, Liu Huang will step into one of the most influential roles in education philanthropy.

10 Things To Know about the Future of Blockchain in Education

Doug Levin

Given the growing interest in the topic and recent blockchain-related announcements specific to education by organizations such as Sony , MIT Media Lab , and the Holberton School – to say nothing of the visions advanced by BadgeChain , the KnowledgeWorks Foundation , and Learning is Earning 2026 – I thought it might spur some interesting dialogue if I took the time to share my current musings on the topic. Student mobility within and across states is a big issue.

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Student Agency is More Than Voice and Choice

A Principal's Reflections

Educators and schools across the globe have embraced the concept of student agency. It might be facilitated by posing questions and then having students respond under cover of anonymity using mobile devices. However, we must not lose sight of the third element that comprises this concept, and that is advocacy. Image credit: [link] While voice and choice are more aligned with ownership of learning in the classroom, advocacy aligns with improving the school or district culture.

Building students’ resiliency networks: A conversation with Brian Lightfoot

The Christensen Institute

Thinking about the response to COVID, differences in students’ social capital played out in their educational results,” he said. Lightfoot is also a realist about the fact that many education systems aren’t set up to pay attention to resiliency networks or access to institutional agents.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Education Week : “Reorganization of U.S. Lots of Republicans , Few Democrats,” says Education Week. There’s another story on DeVos and virtual schools down in the “online education” section below.

With New Scorecard, Group Seeks Promises That Colleges Won’t Use Facial Recognition on Campus


More than 40 colleges have said they do not use facial recognition technology on campus and stated they have no plans to do so, according to a new “ scorecard ” published Tuesday by an advocacy campaign titled Ban Facial Recognition on Campus.

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XPRIZE: The Real Winners? Underserved Adult Learners

Digital Promise

This translates to limited upward mobility for them and their children; children of parents with low literacy skills have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), which diminishes the worker pipeline for the future. The adult education market is one that has been ripe for technological innovation for some time. In many cases, adult education classes are at capacity and have long waiting lists.

Education Technology Industry Network and StartEd Will Host Ed Tech Growth Event in New York


and New York, NY) — The Education Technology Industry Network ( ETIN ) of the Software Information Industry Association ( SIIA ), the largest non-profit software industry policy and advocacy association, announced today a partnership with StartEd Inc., The 2018 EBF is the 15 annual installment of the ed tech event focused on industry trends, legislation and policy impact, professional development, networking, and investment in education technology.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Among the education highlights: Republican VP candidate Mike Pence made up a name for the university hosting the event. Actually, I think that was the only education highlight. ” “ Clown College Calls National Rash of Rumored Clown Scares ‘Troubling’,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. Education Politics. Via The Washington Post : “ Education Department slammed for charter school oversight – by its own watchdog office.”


Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

There are a number of excellent online learning opportunities designed specifically for educators. include: Computational Thinking for Educators from Google (15-30 hours). Introduction to Programming with Scratch in Education from University of Northern Iowa (20-30 hours). Hello World magazine from the Raspberry Pi Foundation (a magazine on computing and digital making for educators by educators). Scratch educator meetups.

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

This is why we are seeing so many initiatives popping up in education today that allow for more choice. We purchased an inclinable table, ergonomic chairs, and mobile desks. One student, who receives special education services for behaviors, has decreased his need to take a break from the classroom by 71% from fall to spring. Advocacy classroom instruction engagement Learning principal as an advocate Technology choice genius hour makerspaces

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

This is why we are seeing so many initiatives popping up in education today that allow for more choice. We purchased an inclinable table, ergonomic chairs, and mobile desks. One student, who receives special education services for behaviors, has decreased his need to take a break from the classroom by 71% from fall to spring. Advocacy classroom instruction engagement Learning principal as an advocate Technology choice genius hour makerspaces

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product ? Impero Education Pro ? at ISTE 2018


Chicago, June 24, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools today announced the latest version of its award-winning product, Impero Education Pro V7. We are always looking for ways to improve upon Impero Education Pro’s functionality so that teachers, IT departments and administrators have an even better experience when using technology in their classrooms and buildings” said Richard Fuller, Impero CEO. “We

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

This is part ten of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Perhaps it’s no surprise that there was so much talk this year about education, technology, and emotional health. All the talk of the importance of “emotion” in education reflects other trends too. Stanford University psychology professor Carol Dweck, who was awarded the $4 million Yidan Prize for Education Research this fall.

After-school programs have either been abandoned or overworked

The Hechinger Report

For low-income kids it’s really hard for programs to run in person,” said Jodi Grant, executive director of Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group. “It She had to provide laptops, tablets and even mobile hotspots to a number of her kids just so they could participate.

Trying to improve remote learning? A refugee camp offers some surprising lessons

The Hechinger Report

Hameed’s students are participants in various programs through Hello Future , a nonprofit organization that works with teen refugees to bridge the education gap by teaching digital and financial literacy, critical thinking and entrepreneurship.

Can a college completion crisis be solved by students sharing their struggles?

The Hechinger Report

NEW YORK — Countless ideas about getting students to and through college have come from policymakers, lawmakers and any number of advocacy groups. It was set for a session at SXSW EDU, the sprawling education-focused conference that was cancelled last week because of coronavirus concerns.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tuesday, November 18th, is day two of the fifth annual Global Education Conference. K-5 Art Educator 11:00am Daffodils and tulips-PBL - Ruty Hotzen Modern Language Global Speaking Standards: ACTFL Can-Do Statements - Harry Tuttle, Ed. Join the movement to all children everywhere access to education. Kolleen Bouchane, Policy and Advocacy Director Turning Interests into Insights: Using Data Visualizations to Teach Global Issues - Ann Marie Gleeson, Ph.D.,

10 Young People Who Changed the World to Add to Your Class Curriculum


As a child, Malala Yousafzai attended her father’s school—one of the few in Pakistan that educated young girls. After surviving a shot to the head by a Taliban gunman while riding to school, she became a passionate advocate for a woman’s right to education.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The ninth annual Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday! This is an amazing and free online event that brings together educators and innovators from around the world. The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. The hidden treasure of the Global Education Conference is volunteering--you will love it!

‘It’s just too much’: Why students are abandoning community colleges in droves

The Hechinger Report

Fewer students equal less revenue for community colleges, which could lead to cuts at the very institutions so many depend upon as a first step toward economic mobility. Related: How higher education’s own choices left it vulnerable to the pandemic crisis.

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How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

On the Friday before spring break at Meigs Middle School, special education teacher Matt Coe was busy preparing new lessons for his students now that schools were set to close due to the coronavirus crisis. Matt Coe, special education teacher, Tennessee.

#ISTE13 - San Antonio Highlights & FUN!

The Daring Librarian

to represent school based educators, teacher librarians, and to be your big mouthed unfiltered advocate for what''s really important, our kiddos! Member Networking Fair, Tower View Lobby -- Visit All 25 SIGs, Affiliates, Advocacy/ETAN, Young Educator Network, and other member communities who will showcase their activities and recruit new members. Download the ISTE Mobile App ! USE The ISTE Conference Mobile App & it''s OK to take a nap!

Virtual Reality, Real Science: Virtual Ecosystems and Technology-Enhanced Curricula Can Build a Deeper Scientific Literacy in Middle Schoolers

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. To download a teaching manual, other resources, and the two EcoMUVE modules, educators can register to gain access.). EcoMUVE was funded by the Institute of Education Sciences at the Department of Education. So much of environmental study has been about advocacy for the outdoors, or nature ed.