What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills. But as the movement against seat-time learning grows, more schools nationwide will be grappling with grade levels, deciding whether to keep them or to hack through thickets of political, logistical and cultural barriers to uproot them. There’s so much behind music to learn.”. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Almost no district was truly ready to plunge into remote learning full time and with no end in sight. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools. Related: Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well.

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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. One hundred nine teams embarked on the $7 million challenge to develop mobile apps designed to increase literacy levels in adults.

The Lessons Learned Online That Will Shape Education After the Pandemic

Edsurge

Often, that meant moving completely away from replicating in-person, lecture-based models online. Even with a team of experienced, tech focused staff, we felt the strain of having to instantly pivot our residential summer learning academy to an all remote environment.

What the World Can Teach the US About Education Technology

Edsurge

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. But what may surprise some readers of the report, released Monday, is what the United States can learn from developing nations when it comes to bringing together all parties interested in edtech.

Cybersecurity is Still Paramount for Schools

edWeb.net

Beyond just the ability to pivot and be prepared for any type of learning, the pandemic has brought new concerns with “Zoom bombing” and increased outside access to school networks. However, the bigger liability issue is with teaching and learning. By Stacey Pusey.

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Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

The goal of digital equity is to ensure that all students have access to devices, high-speed internet, and opportunities to learn both in school and out. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Leading a District Effectively During an Unprecedented School Year

edWeb.net

Also needed are trauma-informed and trauma-skilled schools so that teachers are prepared to work with students who may have experienced severe hardships as well as learning loss. CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments.

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

Edsurge

After a career working at tech-centric companies including Google and Quora in product roles, Liu Huang joined CZI in 2017 to oversee the product development, notably the Summit Learning platform. CZI aims to be a different type of philanthropy looking to integrate grantmaking, advocacy and technology to serve others. The announcement highlights your work with the Summit Learning Program.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Student outcomes and budget management: Basically, this means schools need to balance their learning goals and desired impact on the students and teachers with a realistic budget. However, between new staff members, changing technology, and new learning goals, the tech coaches became permanent positions, and Linson had to add them to the budget. Randy was a Tech & Learning Magazine runner-up for 2017 digital leaders.

GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Swift, International Baccalaureate Coordinator ED4ALL - Learning English Grammar by Writing - Mr. Paul Hartman From the USA to Africa: A Unique Primary STEM Global Partnership Emerges - Your Name and Title: Maria D. Gadsden, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Improve learning and teaching – Finnish it? Today is day three of the 2013 Global Education Conference. A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5).

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. There are, after all, only so many times you can put “mobile” on your list of “what’s on the horizon” before folks begin to suspect your insights might not be that… insightful. ” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

There has been plenty of speculation in the past few years that the latest law governing K–12 education in the US, ESSA (the Every Student Succeeds Act, signed into law by President Obama in December 2015), will promote programs and assessments that focus on “social and emotional learning,” not simply on the traditional indicators of schools’ performance – academics and test scores. There are promises about “ brain zapping ” to speed up learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Economic Boom Isn’t Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors , Advocacy Group Says.” “Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps,” says The New York Times. ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.” ” Stop acting like “ self-directed learning ” is a new thing. IXL Learning has acquired ABCya.

WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. It includes a variety of assessments, multiple-choice and claim-evidence-reasoning assessments, along with extensive support for teachers such as embedded professional development and instructional resources to support a differentiated learning experience for each student.

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GlobalEdCon - Day 2 Schedule + Toward a Global Education Declaration

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Chryssanthe Sotiriou , High School EFL Coordinator Playful Learning: Connecting Educators through Games - Peter Stidwill, Executive Producer Using Immersive Environments to Connect Global Language Learners. Close CEO Able-bodied People’s Perceptions of and Communication with Persons with Disabilities. - To give students the chance to learn from people around the world. It is important that we learn from each other.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

That led to him announcing a $10 million fund specifically for learning applications. ” Via Techcrunch : “ Duolingo ’s chatbots help you learn a new language.” Via Edsurge : “ Salesforce Announces Mobile App for Advising at Dreamforce.” In other Salesforce news, “The University of Texas System teams up with Salesforce to turn its learning platform into a learning relationship management system ,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. “ Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive? “Lifelong learning” and multiple choice quizzes for two to five year olds. E-Literate claimed this week that “ Canvas Surpasses Blackboard Learn in US Market Share” – with some additional analysis about “What’s Important about the Blackboard Market Share News.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm).