Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education


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


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


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 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.

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.

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?

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

based education reform advocacy group. The post School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend appeared first on The Hechinger Report. A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. Photo: Meghan E.

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


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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Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources


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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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.

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.

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


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.

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!

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

The Cornerstone Blog

” 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

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

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.

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


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!

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.

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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.

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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Google, DonorsChoose Partner to Fund Culturally Responsive Classroom Materials


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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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.

Ensuring Access to Robust Broadband for ALL Students

Doug Levin

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

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.

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


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.

Using teacher-leaders to improve schools

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation.

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


One challenge is there’s no federal data to back up these trends. “We 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 Long Beach, CA—Improving students success won’t hinge on shiny new gadgets or high-tech early alert systems based on AI or big data.

Don’t say there’s a lack of STEM talent in the South

The Hechinger Report

His “quiet and relentless advocacy brought hundreds of African Americans into space industry jobs in the Deep South, helping to shift perceptions of black people in ways both subtle and profound,” wrote Michael Fletcher in the story.

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Tolerating failing schools in New Orleans — so long as they’re for black kids

The Hechinger Report

Our Voice Nuestra Voz, a non-profit education advocacy group in New Orleans, analyzed the school performance scores data and found that approximately 15,000 students attend these failing schools. And failure is trending.

11 activities to increase student-led learning in your classroom


To help reverse the trend, try creating a questions wall – with paper sticky notes or a digital alternative like the Nureva™ Span™ system – and encourage your students to write and post their inquiries – and then work to solve them. Self-advocacy. For many students, self-advocacy doesn’t come naturally. In a recent eSchool News study , 89% of educators said it was very important or important for students to lead their own learning.

7 questions after Governor Branstad’s school funding veto

Dangerously Irrelevant

So while education continues to be the biggest part of the state budget, it seems that all of the funding trends are negative, not positive. Roark is correct about our tone but I will also note that educators’ current policy advocacy is not working.