Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

Underlying a range of new trends, experts say, is a growing recognition that designing learning resources from the beginning with students with disabilities in mind can benefit all students. The post Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education appeared first on Wisewire.

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The New Librarian: Using advocacy to promote leadership

eSchool News

To him, listening means creating multiple opportunities for professional learning for librarians so they can stay in front of trends and be able to provide answers when students, teachers, and parents come to them for help and support.

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Advocacy Group to DOJ: Cengage-McGraw Hill Merger Could Create a ‘Platform Monopoly’ in Education

Edsurge

An open-access advocacy group on Wednesday sent a formal filing to the U.S. Department of Justice opposing the proposed merger of two of the world’s largest textbook publishers, Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education.

5 Trends Impacting Middle Grades Leaders

MiddleWeb

Being a school leader is incredibly demanding, requiring principals to stay current on education trends while managing day to day operations. Williamson and Blackburn share five actionable trends they've observed in their work with middle grades leaders.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

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. And it raises a number of questions, I think: how good is Mary Meeker at actually identifying and analyzing Internet trends? Is this really a trend?

5 Ideas to Improve Rural Education in America

The CoolCatTeacher

The need for more rural education advocacy. Daisy currently hosts “ Totally Rural ,” a National Podcast bringing attention to Rural Business and Education issues, promoting advocacy in across the rural American space. 10-minute Teacher Show News & Trends Teaching

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.

10 Things To Know about the Future of Blockchain in Education

Doug Levin

Blog Credentialing Distributed Computing Trends #DCSummit Alex Tapscott Badges Bitcoin Blockchain Chamber of Digital Commerce Coin Center Curecoin Don Tapscott Ethereum Gridcoin Hyperledger Project IBM

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The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

Every year since 2010, I’ve undertaken a fairly massive project in which I’ve reviewed the previous twelve months’ education and technology news in order to write ten articles covering “the top ed-tech trends.” They’re not “trends,” really.

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. Education Technology Technology Tips Technology Trends Practice and Implementation StrategiesWith the continued funding challenges educators face, it’s crucial to pick an education resource that will yield the best return on investment and support learning outcomes for your district.

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What’s in a Name? Inside the Pricey, ‘Laborious’ Process of Education Rebrands

Edsurge

In late October, education policy and advocacy group iNACOL opened its annual conference with a bang. Education Technology Nonprofits Market Trends

Lead Like a Coach: A Consistent Presence

Reading By Example

When school leaders make instructional walks a daily habit, we start to discover patterns and trends. Advocacy classroom instruction Coaching Leadership Literacy professional development Teaching book clubs Instructional Walks Little House in the Big WoodsSome of them are particular to a teacher and some are schoolwide.

Civic Responsibility

Reading By Example

Schools are being called to action to reverse the trend of Americans not participating in civic duties, for example a decline in people voting. Advocacy Literacy newsletter principal as an advocate Reading media literacy Michael Rebell Phi Delta Kappan votingThis post is a newsletter I am sending home to our elementary school families. Let me know what you think in the comments! It is hard to believe that November is already here!

5 edtech accelerators that are changing K-12

eSchool News

Five powerful edtech accelerators are influencing the skills and needs of K-12 students and educators, according to a new CoSN report released during the advocacy group’s 2019 conference. Read more: 10 K12 education trends to look for this year.

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Why teachers are historically overworked & undervalued (and how to disrupt the pattern)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

” It’s a terrible message to send to children–that once you become a teacher, you lose your right for self-advocacy. Education Trends Equity Resources Truth For Teachers Podcast

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

NeverEndingSearch

Studies show test scores trend higher in schools with full-time, certified school librarians. activism advocacy twitter Using the hashtag #getESEAright, ALA joins forces with NEA’s planned Twitter storm on Thursday, April 9 th from 7:00 till 8:00 PM Eastern.

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

Reading By Example

I like these trending topics. Advocacy engagement Leadership Learning Literacy principal as an advocate Reflection Writing ASCD collaborative learning cycle education week Kimberlee Everson Regie Routman

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

Reading By Example

I like these trending topics. Advocacy engagement Leadership Learning Literacy principal as an advocate Reflection Writing ASCD collaborative learning cycle education week Kimberlee Everson Regie Routman

VR Gives Students New Ways to Learn

EdTech Magazine

It’s a trend Kristen Powell, an assistive technology trainer and consultant with the education agency Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) in Pennsylvania, noticed a couple of years ago at schools served by the regional education agency.

VR Gives Students New Ways to Learn

EdTech Magazine

It’s a trend Kristen Powell, an assistive technology trainer and consultant with the education agency Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) in Pennsylvania, noticed a couple of years ago at schools served by the regional education agency.

Letters for Justice: Empowering Young Voices on Topics that Matter

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

She also shared news sites with them so that they could start reading current articles about various trending topics, especially if they weren’t familiar with the current topics being debated.

#FactFriday: 125 years ago, Labor Day became a national holiday.

ExcelinEd

Thank you to the @nytimes for covering the successful work of the @Codeorg Advocacy Coalition in Wyoming and the great work of our local partners, @UWyonews , and the WY State Department of Education!

The importance of watching and naming

Dangerously Irrelevant

Are educators within your schools paying attention to transformational societal trends? This past weekend our minister asked us to consider what it meant to be ‘present’ within a community.

What’s the key to ending vaping? Not following smoking’s roadmap

The Christensen Institute

If you’ve read the news recently, you’ve seen a harrowing trend: at least six people in the United States have died from vaping-related lung illness, with hundreds more cases of illness currently reported.

The Power of Rubrics—Students Take Control of Their Own Learning and Achievement

EdNews Daily

When students use the professor’s feedback for reflection, they can see trends,” says West-Smith. A Tool for Self-Advocacy. Rubrics give students control over their academic progress through self-advocacy. By Lynda Van Kuren.

They helped all schools get good internet, now they?re focusing on homes

The Hechinger Report

And the level of advocacy and support for a solution has snowballed. Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation.

Ensuring Access to Robust Broadband for ALL Students

Doug Levin

We should demand more of our political leaders and from our education advocacy organizations.

High school graduation rates for one important group are starting to get better

The Hechinger Report

Since 2006, the share of California Hispanic 19-year-olds with a high school diploma has increased from 74 percent to 86 percent, according to the Campaign for College Opportunity, a California advocacy group.

‘It’s very hard for us to get things we need’: Thousands of Mississippi teens face hunger and homelessness in pandemic

Bracey Harris

Justin Lofton, director of Youth Engagement and Advocacy for the group, said a large percentage of applicants said their parents hadn’t yet received unemployment benefits after losing their jobs as a result of coronavirus closures, increasing the financial strain on their families.

Experts call for an end to online preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. LeMya Vaughn completes an activity on her kindergarten readiness program, UPSTART.

Google, DonorsChoose Partner to Fund Culturally Responsive Classroom Materials

Edsurge

That upward trend has continued: Since 2016, such requests have increased 117 percent. Keya Wondwossen, the director of advocacy and public partnerships at DonorsChoose, drew on personal experiences to explain to reporters why this campaign is so important to her.

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How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

Corinne Roller, director of advocacy and public policy for the nonprofit group Girls Who Code , says the proportion of women in computing jobs has actually been trending downward over the last few decades. “If By Dennis Pierce.

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Education Technology Industry Network and StartEd Will Host Ed Tech Growth Event in New York

techlearning

and New York, NY) — The Education Technology Industry Network ( ETIN ) of the Software Information Industry Association ( SIIA ), the largest non-profit software industry policy and advocacy association, announced today a partnership with StartEd Inc., October 4, 2018 (Washington, D.C.

David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

I’ve been engaged in thinking deeply about the promise and opportunity afforded the U.S. K-12 education system by open educational resources (OER) since 2009, although my first exposure to the ideas and leaders of the movement stretch back to the launch of the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative.

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One solution for boosting Latino graduation rates

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Higher Education newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Thursday with trends and top stories about higher education.