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How to Engage More Girls in Coding

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When Sheena Vaidyanathan teaches computer science to middle school students, she draws upon her experience as an art teacher. Tapping into students’ creativity is one of the keys to engaging more girls in what continues to be a male-dominated discipline. By Dennis Pierce.

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What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

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Juliet won’t finish high school before 2025, but the 11-year-old already has big plans: She wants to be a mechanical engineer. I really have fun doing these things,” says the rising seventh grader, “but I also like that it’s preparing me to be an engineer.”.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Achieve3000 will add 30 of iCivics’ best-in-class student readings to its platform. Achieve3000 will apply its online differentiated instruction to the content, helping students to digest critical material so they can read, discuss, and debate core U.S.

What Does ‘Career Readiness’ Look Like in Middle School?

MindShift

Juliet won’t finish high school before 2025, but the 11-year-old already has big plans: She wants to be a mechanical engineer. I really have fun doing these things,” says the rising seventh grader, “but I also like that it’s preparing me to be an engineer.”.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

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All the talk of the importance of “emotion” in education reflects other trends too. It’s a reaction, I’d say, to the current obsession with artificial intelligence and a response to all the stories we were told this year about robots on the cusp of replacing, out-“thinking,” and out-working us. It too will link human brains to machines. In eight to ten years time, Musk assures us, brain implants will enable telepathy. (

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“And how did she get to be head of our schools.” DeVos reported a new investment of between $250,001 and $500,000 in the Michigan-based Neurocore , according to a financial disclosure form that was certified by government ethics officials on Wednesday.” The restrictions, known as heightened cash monitoring, mean that for five years higher ed institutions in the state must disburse aid to students first and then ask the feds for reimbursement.”

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Education Week looks at the campaign donations Betsy DeVos has made toto Senators who will oversee her confirmation.” million to Ohio.” ” The money owed is by All Children Matter Inc stemming from fines to the Ohio Elections Commission for violating campaign finance law. ” asks The Hechinger Report , with the hellish-scenario game we get to play for the next four years. I’m happy to diminish its role.’”

2015 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Lots of good topics It's free, online, and you don't need to travel to attend. To see the the full conference schedule in your own time zone, with the direct links to session rooms, go to the conference schedule page. We do still need more volunteers to help moderate sessions! Wynzleen Lee Technology as a possibility to value language teaching profession: yes, there is a choice!

The 2015 Global Education Conference Starts Today - All Online - Full Session Listing - Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We invite all to attend! You're going to be blown away. If you haven't joined us before, this is an amazing, engaging, collaborative, worldwide event that you will want to be a part of. And there's still time to join this illustrious group and help support our event!