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

Edsurge

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.

How one school is coping with mental health: Social workers delivering technology, food and counseling to kids at home, and open office hours all day — even when school is out

The Hechinger Report

Several times a week, Ericka Santiago-Diaz can be found driving around her low-income, underserved school community in New Jersey’s Asbury Park with bags of school supplies, replacement technology, food and donated clothing in the back seat to deliver to students.

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CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S. The work of Denise Hardoy, middle school science teacher and CUE member, from San Antonio Elementary School in Lockwood was highlighted.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S. The work of Denise Hardoy, middle school science teacher and CUE member, from San Antonio Elementary School in Lockwood was highlighted.

Does the future of schooling look like Candy Land?

The Hechinger Report

At first glance, the binders incorporating a whole year of learning at the Parker-Varney elementary school in Manchester look a little like Candy Land, the beloved game of chance where players navigate a colorful route past delicious landmarks to arrive at a Candy Castle. MANCHESTER, N.H. —

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CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown

CUE

CUE Advocacy Update. The 23-member panel is to include: Six K-12 teachers, representatives of the State Superintendent, Governor, Senate, and Assembly, the CTC, private sector technology industry, UC, CSU, Community Colleges, private colleges, county offices of education, the Instructional Quality Commission, STEM education representatives, school administrators, a public school pupil, a parent organization, and the National Computer Science Teachers Association.

The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology. As technology has evolved so have many of the opportunities inherent in this strategy. Herein lies the impetus of the work at Wells Elementary schoo l the past two years. Many of these elements require increasing student agency , incorporating flexible learning spaces, and creating tasks that involve the purposeful use of technology to collaborate, communicate, and create.

OPINION: Creating better post-pandemic education for English learners

The Hechinger Report

In our California research, although my co-authors and I found that 97% of school districts reported distributing some learning technologies to students —far fewer reported any further efforts to support families’ usage of the devices.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Transcribed by Kymberli Mulford Biography as Submitted Tom Loud is a first-grade teacher at Middlesettlements Elementary in Tennessee. He also serves as a Technology Teacher Leader at Middlesettlements and was recently recognized as Technology Teacher of the year along with Innovative Teacher of the Year by his district. Loud’s passions are technology integration in the elementary grades, along with teacher motivation.

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Do We Still Need Standardized Tests? A Bold New Approach

CUE

One of the most positive developments in education technology in recent years has been the ever-growing adoption of digital instructional programs. During her early years in education she taught elementary and junior high school in New York City. Advocacy Common Core Standards Education Technology eLearning Strategies Symposium Category Page Technology in Education Uncategorized alternative testing computer based learning data data collection ESSA standardized testing

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

The Hechinger Report

While access to other technology is limited in the camp, Grosso said many refugee families have access to a cell phone but primarily use only four to five apps, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram or YouTube.

How one district went all-in on a tutoring program to catch kids up

The Hechinger Report

Frankly, students didn’t lose anything, they just never had the opportunity to learn it,” said Allison Socol, an assistant director at The Education Trust, a nonprofit education research and advocacy organization.

Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

edWeb.net

In fact, many school technology plans fluctuated depending upon the latest fads and what someone learned at a conference and had little connection to curriculum or learning goals. Overall, they implored listeners to move away from using “tech for tech’s sake” and to become intentional adopters of technology that enhances teaching and learning. Technology allows teachers to expand their lessons outside of the classroom and make connections beyond their communities.

OPINION: With many schools choosing online learning, how can we keep the music alive?

The Hechinger Report

While the learning curve has been steep in terms of new technology, and there have been some expected kinks to work out, virtual learning has brought some opportunities that an immediate return to in-person learning may not have. Music teachers need your advocacy and your help.

Reluctance to require suicide prevention education could cost lives, but it’s complicated

The Hechinger Report

We’ve run into challenges where legislators are reluctant to pass an unfunded mandate,” said Nicole Gibson, the senior director for state policy and grassroots advocacy at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. CODY, Wyo. —

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

The school’s Learning Commons , which is a multi-disciplined, technology-infused learning center, has attracted visits by MIT, Harvard, the Universities of Virginia and North Carolina and from the Smithsonian Museum and the New York Hall of Science. Dr. Moran has appeared on the cover of Education Week’s Digital Directions magazine as a “National Mover and Shaker” for her advocacy of a curricular digital integration model, which will be featured in an upcoming profile by Edutopia.

They didn’t turn in their work for remote school. Their parents were threatened with courts and fines

The Hechinger Report

Some of Hayden’s homework hadn’t been reaching his teachers due to apparent technological glitches on the school’s online platform, or in some cases because he hadn’t handed it in ? There have been more than a handful of instances, too, when technology simply failed him.

After-school programs have either been abandoned or overworked

The Hechinger Report

“I like building stuff,” said 11-year-old Isabella Lagunas, describing the appeal of her science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) after-school program, Girlstart. “In

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

And you know, I’m kind of technology agnostic in some ways. I like technology. I was a science educator, so I’m pretty comfortable and confident using technologies of all kinds, although the kids have really surpassed me when we start to get some of the newer tools that their using, particularly as part of their Maker Work. But what I saw recently were three kids that were using VR technology, and the stories are a little different. Where does this technology fit?

How much will it take to reopen, catch up kids, and save public schooling long term?

The Hechinger Report

Technology costs have been the greatest, but PPE and safety expenses have played a part as well. For those that closed buildings or turned to a hybrid of in-person and remote learning, it meant buying one-to-one remote learning technology so that every student had a laptop or learning device.

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. I am overwhelmed with joy for my students because I know now they each stand a better chance of being a successful student,” said Regina Trout, who teaches the second-year kindergarteners at Maple Hill Elementary School in Middletown. And various technology companies — from no-name startups to behemoths like Pearson — boast of new programs meant to facilitate this style of education.

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. The school’s Learning Commons , which is a multi-disciplined, technology-infused learning center, has attracted visits by MIT, Harvard, the Universities of Virginia and North Carolina and from the Smithsonian Museum and the New York Hall of Science.

Why Don’t Schools Focus on Literacy?

Reading By Example

As an elementary principal the last seven years, the schools I have had the honor to lead have hosted site visits. – Blended learning or a 1:1 technology initiative. Becoming better teachers of readers and writers may not sound as intriguing as a STEM/STEAM initiative or going 1:1 with technology. Advocacy Integration Leadership Literacy principal as an advocate Principalship Reading Soapbox Writing Jason Fried Linda Dorn Regie Routman

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For ed-tech success, why schools use technology is just as important as how

The Hechinger Report

Jaime Aquino, left, Deputy Superintendent of Instruction with Los Angeles Unified School District gives a”high five” to Hillcrest Elementary School teacher Rhonda Marie Smith on her new iPad as teachers attend a training class after being issued an Apple iPad as The Los Angeles Unified School District began to hand out the iPad’s to teachers from various schools in the district at Theodore Roosevelt High School in 2013.

ESSA learning more, doing more

NeverEndingSearch

After eight years without a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), ESSA becomes law with references to school libraries and librarians. ” Relating to ESSA reauthorization, the SchoolLibrary Advocacy site also gathers AASL President Leslie Preddy’s letter to members , the blog post, ESSA: Leadership, Marketing and You by Sara Kelly Johns, and a link to Jay Bansbach’s post, School Libraries, ESSA and Title 1: What Should we Ask ?,

Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. Here a student shows off his robot that he built and programmed for the technology fair. gadoeteachertakeover #librariesofinstagram #makered #makerspace #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #robot #robotics #stem #steam #technology #coding #hourofcode #tlchat #proudtobeccsd.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

I maintain a dataset of all education technology investments and all education technology investors. Glaring in its absence from this list: “personalization,” one of the most trumpeted technology “solutions” this year. (I’ll Moreover, per this ideology, without the aid of algorithms and “personalization” technology, human educators and traditional institutions have historically failed to meet the needs of individuals as individuals.

Let’s Support College Student Mothers During the Pandemic — and Beyond

Edsurge

Between cooking meals to feed my children throughout the entire day, keeping up on household duties, ‘mommying,’ doing my own college courses, and teaching … there was never enough time,” says Memoree Skinner, an elementary special education teacher, graduate student, and mother of three.

What Shouldn’t Return to ‘Normal’ When Schools Reopen

Edsurge

Speaking at a virtual event hosted by Paper, an education technology company, Enfield was joined by two other superintendents who all expressed cautious optimism that reopening school doors will not mean entirely returning to business-as-usual.

States Are Adopting More Computer Science Policies. Are High Schools Keeping Up?

Edsurge

That, plus rapid tech adoption by schools and a major push from advocacy organizations, explains why nearly every U.S. Since the nonprofit Code.org began its advocacy work five years ago, the number of states with one or more computer science policies in place increased from 14 to 44. Florida requires all middle and high schools and Nevada requires it in both elementary and high schools. Education Technology Coding Technology in School

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

As shared in my previous posts 7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning and 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director.

Reach out!: Web-Based Advice Service for School Librarians

NeverEndingSearch

Some are going to be really good at the integration of technology and understanding of those skills For me, I would be more focused on thinking skills and inquiry skills and solid integration of inquiry with instruction.

Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

EdNews Daily

In elementary school, the classroom teacher often serves that function. In many middle and high schools, an advisory or advocacy program is often included. We worked with an elementary school that had multi-grade wings for long-term personalization. An internationally recognized expert in the areas of instruction, rigor, student motivation, and leadership, she collaborates with schools and districts for professional development on-site and via technology.

Parents are panicking, giving up their careers and spending thousands of dollars on piecemeal solutions for the school year

The Hechinger Report

There’s always an equity issue in the United States, even in non-Covid times,” said Elizabeth Bartholet, professor of law at Harvard Law School and faculty director of Harvard’s Child Advocacy Program. An elementary school in east Austin.

On the importance of making a (reopening) plan

NeverEndingSearch

From Kim Borden’s Plainfield Elementary School Library Reopening Plan and COVID Response. Kim shared that she and her colleagues often describe advocacy in the context of the neverending burden of Sysyphus. technology