Survey Shows Big Remote Learning Gaps For Low-Income And Special Needs Children

MindShift

students are accessing remote learning as little as once a week or less, according to a new survey from ParentsTogether, an advocacy group. By contrast, for families making more than $100,000 a year, 83% of kids are doing distance learning every day, with the majority engaged over two hours a day, the survey found. The online survey wasn’t a scientifically weighted sample, but it was geographically, racially and socioeconomically diverse.

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

MiddleWeb

Book Reviews Engagement advocacy assessment authentic audiences Corwin empathy Heather Wolpert-Gawron movement project based learning real world applications research Sarah Cooper student engagement student survey teacher interviews technologyYou might look at Heather Wolpert-Gawron's table of contents in "Just Ask Us" and think that you’ve seen these topics before. You have – but you likely haven’t seen them all in one place, enchanced by the rich voices and wisdom of our students.

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‘It’s OK to not be OK:’ How One High School Saved Lives with a 34-Question Survey

MindShift

In classrooms around the building, the school’s ninth-graders whizzed through an online mental health survey that would soon deliver real-time data to the group in the conference room. A statewide student health survey given every two years reveals just how prevalent thoughts of suicide are among Colorado youth. The district chose a 34-question screening survey called the BIMAS-2. Cañon City high-schoolers took the survey for the first time last October.

Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Approximately 78 students are a part of this project, I surveyed the students to learn more about their reading interests and then ordered books through First Book to give them for summer reading. Advocacy Book News summer reading community crowdfunding first book grant home library interest public library readers advisory survey

Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Approximately 78 students are a part of this project, I surveyed the students to learn more about their reading interests and then ordered books through First Book to give them for summer reading. Advocacy Book News summer reading community crowdfunding first book grant home library interest public library readers advisory survey

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

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

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Members of our student book budget team purchased new books for our library with a James Patterson grant by surveying the school, setting goals, meeting with vendors, and marketing the order. Advocacy department of education documentation education GA DOE Instagram libraries public show your work showcasing work social media takeover thank you trust

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

This initiative was spurred by the results from a BrightBytes survey all staff and students took previously. Advocacy classroom instruction engagement Learning principal as an advocate Technology choice genius hour makerspacesThe lack of autonomy in schools today is saddening. The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction.

The Power of Choice

Reading By Example

This initiative was spurred by the results from a BrightBytes survey all staff and students took previously. Advocacy classroom instruction engagement Learning principal as an advocate Technology choice genius hour makerspacesThe lack of autonomy in schools today is saddening. The standardization of our assessments has led to a narrowing of our curriculum and instruction.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

This year our school started using a student engagement survey to gain a better understanding of how they feel about learning and school in general. The results from our fall survey were so compelling, we actually changed our school’s goal to focus on specific practices that increase engagement, such as choice and student discussion, instead of curriculum integration.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

This year our school started using a student engagement survey to gain a better understanding of how they feel about learning and school in general. The results from our fall survey were so compelling, we actually changed our school’s goal to focus on specific practices that increase engagement, such as choice and student discussion, instead of curriculum integration.

How micro-credentials could have a chance

eSchool News

New survey delves into how teachers would use micro-credentials and examines how widely-known the concept is. The study, from nonprofit ed-tech advocacy group Digital Promise and consulting firm Grunwald Associates, takes a detailed look at how teachers say they feel about professional development and competency-based micro-credentials.

Mapping Out-of-School-Time Opportunities: Why It Matters

Digital Promise

CLX now has substantial, informative data they can use as a foundation or justification when making decisions around funding, advocacy, partnership, and expansion. The good news is that you don’t need a bunch of fancy tools to start surveying your OST learning ecosystem. For data gathering, there are plenty of free and low-cost survey tools that will get you started. If you want to plan strategically for the future, you have to know where you’re starting from in the present.

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How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

The district collects data through a School Climate Survey, a Getting to Know You Survey, and an MPS Cares self-reporting tool. Hear a teacher’s experience with cultivating agency and self-advocacy in her students to better understand what they needed from their learning environment. When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools.

Students Are Online Like Never Before. What Does That Mean for Their Privacy?

Edsurge

The nonprofit Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), hoping to understand how these groups perceive issues surrounding privacy and technology, conducted surveys and focus groups from May to August of this year.

It’s a Long Game After All

Iterating Toward Openness

OER advocacy, like most work, is filled alternately with advances and setbacks. According to the most recent (2018) Babson Survey covering OER, only 31% of faculty are either “Very Aware” or “Aware” of OER. The same Babson Survey referenced above states that 39% of faculty require students to use an online homework system for their classes (p. It’s a world of laughter. A world of tears. It’s a world of hopes. And a world of fears.

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Nine New Lawsuits Target ?Inclusive Access? Textbook Programs, Alleging Antitrust Violations

Edsurge

More than a third of student respondents to a 2019 survey by the National Association of College Stores reported showing up for the first day of class without any of their assigned texts. But legal challenges to inclusive access programs have accumulated over the past few years, as retail companies and consumer-advocacy organizations question whether colleges, publishers and bookstores are following relevant federal regulations. And in February, nonprofit advocacy organization U.S.

Don’t discount the power of students’ acquaintances to expand supports and horizons

The Christensen Institute

Bucking conventional wisdom at the time, he discovered that the cohort of men he surveyed were more likely to have discovered job information and opportunities through acquaintances with whom they had only occasional contact —not their close friends or family members. Ask people who helped them get where they are today, and oftentimes they will point to deep, caring relationships with family members and mentors who unleashed their potential.

XPRIZE: The Real Winners? Underserved Adult Learners

Digital Promise

It has spurred the publication of white papers, launch of incubators and conferences, as well as interest amongst journalists and advocacy groups. Pre- and post-test data will be collected, as well as usage data and responses to monthly surveys and self-assessment data. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 36 million adults in this country read at or below a third grade level — a staggering statistic.

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. To take a census, not a survey, of computer science education policy adoption and implementation across the U.S.

Exclusive Data on Student Safety to be Revealed on Webinar

Gaggle Speaks

Attendees will learn: Results of the exclusive “Speak Up” survey questions regarding student use of technology both in school and at home. More than 400,000 students completed this year’s Speak Up survey facilitated by Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization that conducts national research projects, provides online tools and resources for students, teachers and parents, and coordinates national and regional advocacy efforts.

OPINION: Why Black student parents are at the epicenter of the student debt crisis — and what we can do about it

The Hechinger Report

Generation Hope, the nonprofit I founded in 2010 to help young parents earn their college degrees while readying their children for kindergarten, conducted a national survey of student parents this spring.

The Pandemic Has Researchers Worried About Teen Suicide

MindShift

At the end of June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed almost 10,000 Americans on their mental health. Almost 11 percent of all respondents to that survey said they had “seriously considered” suicide in the past 30 days.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

In preparation for CoSN2020, we plan to release a number of new resources , including: 2019-2020 IT Leadership Survey results. We hope you will stay after CoSN2020 for the EdTech Advocacy and Policy Summit in partnership with ISTE, SETDA and SIIA. When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

In preparation for CoSN2020, we plan to release a number of new resources , including: 2019-2020 IT Leadership Survey results. We hope you will stay after CoSN2020 for the EdTech Advocacy and Policy Summit in partnership with ISTE, SETDA and SIIA. When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets.

CoSN2020: Annual Event Focuses on Breakthrough Mindsets

EdTech Magazine

In preparation for CoSN2020, we plan to release a number of new resources , including: 2019-2020 IT Leadership Survey results. We hope you will stay after CoSN2020 for the EdTech Advocacy and Policy Summit in partnership with ISTE, SETDA and SIIA. When developing this year’s theme for the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking , we decided to build the event around changing mindsets.

Food, Housing and Childcare: Colleges Addressing Basic Needs Are Boosting Success

Edsurge

Russell Lowery-Hart, president of Amarillo College One college that has started to survey its students on these issues is Amarillo College, in Texas. In the past six years, Amarillo College opened a legal aid clinic, a childcare center, a counseling center and an Advocacy and Resource Center, a hub for the school’s food pantry where students can also get connected to social services provided by local nonprofits. “I

Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities

The Hechinger Report

We see kids whose challenges don’t show up on their report card, so they aren’t getting services,” said Jennifer Choi, a parent and founder of the advocacy group 2eNYC and a trustee of the nonprofit Twice Exceptional Children’s Advocacy. In the 2eNYC survey, more than a quarter of parents said they’d been told, “Your child is too smart for [special education services].”.

edWeb and CoSN Partner to Help Leaders in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

A survey of 30 superintendents and CTOs from rural districts revealed four key challenges to implementing technology: broadband access, funding, people and understanding the “why.” CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation.

SEL: A Leadership Roundtable

techlearning

Here are some highlights from this discussion: NEVA MOGA INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY SUPERVISOR AT MILWAUKEE (WI) PUBLIC SCHOOLS We build our SEL around culture and climate that we monitor through surveys. Our state requires some type of student voice survey be given to students each year. They used to provide the tool for us to give the survey, but this year and moving forward, districts can create their own tool to give the survey.

Is This Video App Safe? Mozilla Privacy Report Offers a Look

Edsurge

She is the vice president of advocacy and engagement at the Mozilla Foundation, which today released a new report examining the privacy and security policies of 15 commonly used video-conferencing apps. More than 80 percent of parents of K-12 students say their children have attended an online class, according to a Gallup survey taken in early April.

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Digital Equity Act Would Provide $250M Annually to Address Digital Divide

Edsurge

More recent data from the American Consumer Survey found that about 10 percent of students under age 18 lack either internet or computer access at home. In conversations with Murray’s staff, John Windhausen, executive director of the SHLB Coalition, a nonprofit advocacy organization, emphasized the role schools and other education institutions can play in addressing the digital divide not only among children but among adults as well.

Ed-tech’s evolution in schools

eSchool News

Broadband and network capacity is school technology leaders’ top priority, according to the results of an annual IT leadership survey from CoSN. A new report from SETDA and Common Sense Kids Action focuses on K-12 broadband and wi-fi connectivity, state leadership for infrastructure, state broadband implementation highlights, and state advocacy for federal broadband support. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

Edsurge

According to the non-partisan, non-profit advocacy organization Data Quality Campaign (DQC), 85 percent of teachers suggest data provides an objective place to begin conversations with parents. Using both quantitative and qualitative data, including information from regular surveys, check-ins and progress reports, enables your evaluation team to see a holistic picture of the program you are evaluating and its potential within your district.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: September 22, 2017 Open Educational Resources | Babson Survey Research Group → Over three-quarters of K-12 districts have made at least one full-course curricula adoption decision over the past three years, with the need to meet changing standards driving most of these decisions, according to the results of a new survey from the Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG). It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

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