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

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

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They may also enjoy quiet trips to a museum, visiting the local library, taking music lessons, painting, and quiet reading spaces. Advocate: Young introverts need parental advocacy for public school. Make use of open class areas, resources and computer labs, libraries, and when weather permits, take a group of students outside to encourage creativity through nature. Advocate Education News Featured Higher Education humanity Secondary Education STEAM Teacher Tips Technology

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#getESEAright: Make some noise for school library funding on Thursday night

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We need to tell legislators how important school libraries and librarians are to our students and we need your voice to take up the rallying cry. Here’s how you can help: On Thursday, April 9, 2015, between 7-8pm , post one or all of the tweets below, or create your own: School libraries receive over 1.3 getESEAright – include funding for school libraries with the SKILLS Act. Strong school libraries drive student achievement! activism advocacy twitter

ESSA learning more, doing more

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I’d venture to say that most of us could stand to learn a little more about ESSA and its potential for school libraries and the communities we serve. Deb’s presentation ESSA: Every Student Succeeds Act: Implications for School Library Programs , shares critical background on the ESSA reauthorization and a plan for moving forward. activism advocacy ESSA technology

On ZTC, OER, and a More Expansive View

Iterating Toward Openness

They were relatively easy to tell apart from one another and advocacy was rather straight forward. As the movement grew and more people began advocating for the adoption of OER in place of traditionally copyrighted materials in classes, some advocates chose to make cost the primary focus of their advocacy. This choice rotated licensing into a secondary priority.

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Digital Transformation and Innovation in Rural School Districts

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He has served as Principal at the secondary level as well as Assistant Superintendent. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation.

Creating and Leading Equitable, Effective Learning Systems

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Dr. Polyak’s undergraduate work was at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and secondary education. Watch the Recording Listen to the Podcast.

Developing Systems for Effective, Equitable Education for All Students

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Currently, Jon serves as the co-chair of the Education & Libraries Networks Coalition and the Homework Gap Big Tent Coalition, and as Executive Director of the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

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The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund follows the same formula as Title I, so it can be used to help bridge the digital divide for students from low-income families. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Getting Stakeholders to Back the Edtech Budget

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Dr. Levett began her career in Savannah as a speech and language pathologist and moved to positions in leadership including Secondary Principal, Chief Academic Officer, Deputy Superintendent, and interim Superintendent. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

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Normally, many rural districts work with local libraries and businesses to provide students with WiFi hotspots. ClassLink® OneClick® includes a library of over 5,000 single sign-on apps and instant links to file folders at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

Iterating Toward Openness

I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. In this vision of the world, OER replace traditionally copyrighted, expensive textbooks for all primary, secondary, and post-secondary courses.

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The Cost Trap, Part 3

Iterating Toward Openness

In my recent post I asked us each to consider what “what is the real goal of our OER advocacy?” The second, which is my path, is to make common cause with others who are working on solving the problem of the cost of attending a post-secondary institution, like Martha Kanter , Morely Winograd , and others making slow but steady progress eliminating tuition as a barrier to students.

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The Emergency Home Learning Summit : Amazing Series + Final Early-Bird Pricing #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You will want access to this library long-term, I promise! Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Tomorrow, Thursday, October 15th, is the final day for "early-bird" pricing to purchase the Summit library.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Her previous experiences include being a classroom business teacher at the high school and post-secondary levels, assistant director of a vocational cooperative, principal at East Noble High School, and assistant superintendent at East Noble School Corporation. ClassLink® OneClick® includes a library of over 5,000 single sign-on apps and instant links to file folders at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives.

Silicon Valley aims its tech at helping low-income kids get beyond high school

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“Last year I thought about it a lot because as a junior you start to realize how fast things are going,” she said in the library, otherwise empty but for students playing cards. Leave this field empty if you're human: Nearly half of first-generation students who did continue went to community colleges, which spend less per student than many public primary and secondary schools , and where the odds of ever graduating are also comparatively low.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Libraries and Librarians ? Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. We have several sessions each day, with (lots) more coming ( and that could include you! ). A current list is below. Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever.

A mother and son go from homeless to college

The Hechinger Report

They stayed at the library working until closing time because they didn’t have laptops. Moises has his own laptop, bought for him by the nonprofit that helped him apply to college, but he was also at the library till they kicked him out most nights. I never thought I’d be in a library for two hours every day.”. His teachers at the American Sign Language and English Secondary School sent him to the hospital next day, and doctors said he’d had a concussion. “A

Colleges Are Striking Bulk Deals With Textbook Publishers. Critics Say There Are Many Downsides.

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Even though the per-item costs with the bulk courseware arrangements are usually lower than the retail price, the switch eliminates the ability for students to find a used or free alternative from a friend or library. He said that the secondary market has been bad for students as well as for the publishers, describing used books with highlighting marks from previous owners as “subpar offerings.” “We

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

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Edwards University Towards Better Partnership In Learning and and Working Globally By Aligning Foreign Exchange Student Programmes to the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDG ) , VERONICA WOO EU CHENG, TESL TEACHER-CUM-ICT COORDINATOR, SMJK POI LAM ( SECONDARY SCHOOL ) Truth and Myths about Intercultural Competence and Communication: A Gamified Dive into Intercultural Competence , Ms. The ninth annual Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday!

Vermont’s ‘all over the map’ effort to switch schools to proficiency-based learning

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If you brought a pencil to class or not, that would be factored into your grade,” the high school senior said during a study period in the library. The idea, popular among well-funded education philanthropies and education advocacy groups, is gaining ground across the United States. Data from the New England Secondary School Consortium shows that high school graduation rates in Vermont increased from 85.5

Can the Right Nudge Help Low-income Kids Go Beyond High School?

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“Last year I thought about it a lot because as a junior you start to realize how fast things are going,” she said in the library, otherwise empty but for students playing cards. Nearly half of first-generation students who did continue went to community colleges, which spend less per student than many public primary and secondary schools , and where the odds of ever graduating are also comparatively low.

Schools in the poorest state become even poorer

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billion on elementary and secondary education. Nancy Loome, executive director and founder of the Parents’ Campaign, a nonprofit and grassroots education advocacy organization. If E-rate didn’t fund our technology, we didn’t get it,” he said, referring to a federal program that makes telecommunications and Internet access more affordable for schools and libraries. “We A child rides a bike on the playground at Global Connections Learning Center in Jackson. Photo: Jackie Mader.

In spite of rising tuition, one country manages to shepherd poor kids into college

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There’s an economic imperative for them to do this,” Ebdon said in the library-quiet headquarters of the Office for Fair Access in London’s Chancery Lane legal district. say that there is also huge value in simply exposing youngsters in primary and secondary schools to college students. As in the United States, the universities responded in part by blaming primary and secondary schools for poorly preparing and advising low-income and first-generation students.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Issues with MOOCs That Prevent Them From Truly Disrupting the Status Quo - Stan Bogdanov - Instructional Multimedia Specialist www.STEMcollection.com : STEM technology + resources - Carles Aguiló Collado Informal Library Youth Programs - Jennifer Hopwood, Training Coordinator at the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association InkSurvey: A Free Graphical Polling Tool for Formative Assessment - Frank Kowalski, Physics Prof.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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And like so many products on this list, 3D printing was hailed as a revolution in education, and schools were encouraged to reorient libraries and shop classes towards “maker spaces” which would give students opportunities to print their plastic designs. Siegler: “ The End of the Library.”