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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


” 2010 was also the year that the Common Core Standards Initiative was enacted in response to numerous indicators of low student academic performance. Although the Common Core itself elicits mixed feelings , its effect on edtech is unwavering: “Integral to the Common Core was the expectation that they would be tested on computers using online standardized exams. ” 1:1 + Common Core = $$$$$.

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New Year, New Look for Our Scope and Sequence

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Let’s say you’re a 6th grade teacher, just click on the 6-8 tab: Get Trained: First, if you’re new to Common Sense, take our professional development training, for which you can receive a one-hour certificate. All of our lessons tie to Common Core, AASL, and ISTE standards. Give Assessment: Follow up with the interactive unit-level assessment. You’ve done all the work, so go get certified by Common Sense Education.


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A guest post from AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day Committee


While banning books is commonly recognized by librarians as detrimental to the student educational experience, restricted website access isn’t on everyone’s radar. The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) designated the Wednesday of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Banned Books Week as Banned Websites Awareness Day (BWAD, pronounced bee-wad ). Conduct research to explore the educational uses of social media platforms and assess the impact of filtering in schools.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” ” Via The Consumerist : “New Chairman Orders FCC To Abandon Court Defense Of Rule Limiting Prison Phone Rates.” Also via Education Week : “Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program ’s Success.” Via Data & Society : “Assessing the Legacy of inBloom.” Education Politics.