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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. Comments Section : Students examine a post from a newspaper comment section and explain whether they would use it in a research report.

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

Kevin Corbett

As a technology reporter and mommy blogger, you’d think the Fisher-Price Apptivity Seat for newborns — an infant seat with a holder for an iPad — would be something I appreciate. 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. The post Babies and Mobile Devices. appeared first on | elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more.

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What?s New: New Tools for Schools

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The promotion allows teachers and schools to test out the Bloomz Premium subscription, which offers exclusive tools to communicate and coordinate with their parent community, such as unlimited storage for teachers and administrators, engagement reports, premium calendar, and more. launch of Be a Maker, an all-new mobile application that teaches children how to code by allowing them to program their Jibo robot.

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. CentralReach PK-12 empowers individualized educational program (IEP) teams to record data and access information about students in real-time, creating data-driven insights to inform instruction, aids educators with IDEA compliance, and helps create reports and customizable graphs to visualize student progress and guide discussions with parents.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. Much of what Meeker says in this year’s report about education is placed under her category “gaming.”