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Common Sense Media digital citizenship refresh

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As educators, we’ve learned to count on the research-based wisdom and guidance of Common Sense Media. The nuanced and updated approach is based on dispositions and habits of mind that help students develop thinking routines to foster improved and more thoughtful decision-making.

Generation Z’s Are Starting College, But Are Universities Ready For Them?

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Guest article by Dan Lauer. For one thing, as the first generation to not know a world without the internet, Gen Zers view digital media as an indispensable resource. Today’s students understand the value of applicable, on-the-job training versus passive, theoretical coursework.

Generation Z Is Starting College, But Are Universities Ready For Them?

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Dan Lauer. For one thing, as the first generation to not know a world without the internet, Gen Zers view digital media as an indispensable resource. Today’s students understand the value of applicable, on-the-job training versus passive, theoretical coursework.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

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School districts are struggling with the fact that 70% of purchased licenses for edtech programs don’t get used at all within the school year and only 10% of teachers know how often students should use edtech programs to drive learning outcomes.

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Discovery Education Chosen by New Mexico’s Hobbs Municipal School District to Accelerate STEM Education in District Middle School

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- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and STEM-focused Professional Development System to Create Authentic Learning Experiences for Middle School Students - Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

New York’s Yonkers Public Schools Joins Forces with Discovery Education to Create Culture of Student Inquiry Districtwide

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August 8, 2018) – New York’s Yonkers Public Schools (YPS) today announced it has engaged Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, to support its efforts to build a culture of student inquiry in classrooms districtwide.

California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

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- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md.

Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

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This initiative features a renewed emphasis on Project-Based Learning (PBL) within instruction which will ensure academic rigor, student engagement, and relevancy across the curriculum. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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Global STEM Alliance is Encouraging Students to be a New Kind of Billionaire

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A popular sketch, first shown in a New York Times article , reflects this bleak reality. In order to combat this issue the NYAS’ Global STEM Alliance (GSA), in partnership with the Aspen Institute , created the Social Impact Challenge to encourage the brightest STEM students around the world to become billionaires—but not in the traditional understanding of the word. What’s different about this effort is an emphasis on ensuring that students also became humanitarians. “I

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New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook.

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Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology

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million – isn’t that significant, I think the timing of the donation is still notable for a number of reasons: Well-known for his libertarian beliefs, Peter Thiel wrote in a 2009 article for the Cato Institute that “Since 1920, the vast increase in welfare beneficiaries and the extension of the franchise to women – two constituencies that are notoriously tough for libertarians – have rendered the notion of ‘capitalist democracy’ into an oxymoron.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Prior to the department spending $6 million on iPads, Apple spent more than $5300 on meals and lodging for state Superintendent Mark Johnson and five other education officials to visit the company’s HQ. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Purdue Global Demands Students Waive Right to Sue.” Via The New York Times : “The Student Debt Problem Is Worse Than We Imagined.”

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” Via Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” has had immediate effects on scholars and students. More than 17,000 students in the U.S. ” Via Buzzfeed : “Colleges Are Warning Thousands Of Muslim International Students Not To Travel.” Senate bill compels data collection on foreign-born college students.” Student loan company SoFi will acquire Zenbanx.

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“ Trump Education Secretary Pick Has Indirect Stake in Student Lender ,” The Wall Street Journal reports. That’s Betsy DeVos , of course, and Social Finance a.k.a. This Q&A with the free market fans at Reason and an attorney who represents students accused of sexual assault is, no surprise, truly awful: “Will President Trump Fire the College Sex Police.” ” “How Do American Students Compare to Their International Peers?”