Get Your MOOC On!

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Wikipedia defines MOOC as "an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. Simply, a MOOC is a online class you take that might have 100''s or 1000''s of people are participating at a time. Have a suggestion for another MOOC?

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

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Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

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Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

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To accomplish all of this, participants and facilitators will be working together as both learners and change agents in an open environment known as a Massive Open Online Collaboration (MOOC). Throughout the MOOC, discussions will take place on a variety of platforms and in a variety of media formats from tweets, to photos, to blog entries, to video and audio, with everyone encouraged to contribute and follow along. MOOC Ends August 17.

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50 Free Online Courses For Educators: Spring 2015

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Foundations of Teaching for Learning 6: Introduction to Student Assessment. Common Core in Action: Math Classroom Challenges- Using Formative Assessment to Guide Instruction. Common Core in Action II: Exploring Literacy Design Collaborative Tools.

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Testing and the future of education: Anya Kamenetz on Future Trends Forum #6

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Indeed, Anya stated they educators are “fumbling” on qualitative assessment so far. Anya offered an anecdote, that some district-level benchmark tests are starting to get cut back by using software-based assessments. This works in a low-stakes settings, like a MOOC.

Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

One of the most cost-effective means to create a more personalized and individualized learning experience for students is through the use of OpenCourseWare (OCW) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC's). OCW courses are available under open licenses, such as Creative Commons.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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Is it important for all children to be taught common skills and content? We discuss their goals and what they are working on, and if they had an assessment we might talk about that,” she said. Dan D.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

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They can be something everybody uses; that’s how 2012 became the year of the MOOC, and why virtual reality will no doubt be widely cited as the trend of 2016. MOOCs continued to increase in number and attendance. With every new year comes new ideas.

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Testing, Testing… “ Nevada officials announced Tuesday that a common-core assessment consortium will credit the state $1.8 million as compensation for problems that derailed a spate of its assessments last year,” Education Week reports. Via Education Next : “The Politics of the Common Core Assessments.” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Are MOOCs Forever ?”

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Testing, Testing… “ Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics on social media,” according to The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs for credit ! FutureLearn announced that two UK universities – the University of Leeds and the Open University – will offer MOOCs that will be accepted for college credit. Education Politics.

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

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Yet, as was noted earlier, one of the core characteristics of hegemony is the ability of dominant ideologies to permeate commonsensical understandings and meaning. This is part of the push for MOOCs, we must be honest.).

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According to the conservative news site The Daily Caller , “Bailing On Common Core Tests Is Costing States Millions.” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Here’s The Chronicle headline from then : “Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching.”) Good thing I never did anything in those MOOCs, otherwise I'd be losing my work. Education Politics.

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

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Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Common Core) for individual students.

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From the US Department of Education’s blog : “Building the Next Generation of Assessments in Education.” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Education Dive makes claims about “ MOOCs as tools for equity in under-resourced high schools.” ” Elsewhere, more claims about “the global poor” and MOOCs (and other ed-tech companies) in Edsurge. Education Politics.

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” The Whiteboard Advisors’ latest “Education Insider” report ( PDF ) is on assessment trends, higher education, and the presidential campaigns. ” Via Chalkbeat : “They rejected multi-state Common Core exams. Education Politics.

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To be honest, think Thiel and his ed-tech politics have more in common with the rest of Silicon Valley than those that feign outrage at his support of Trump. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Presidential Campaign Politics.

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

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The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) stress the importance of communication, and challenge students to engage in conversation by using evidence to support an argument, while evaluating and listening to others’ perspectives. isn’t simply limited to YouTube either (though it does work seamlessly there); Khan, Vimeo, and several MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platforms work as well. She is also a Student Achievement Partner Core Advocate and Google Educator.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ MOOCs : A Postmortem” by Jonathan Rees. Meanwhile, Campus Technology offers “7 Tips for Listing MOOCs on Your Résumé.” Via Data & Society : “Assessing the Legacy of inBloom.” ” Data and “Research” “We need a little patience” says USC professor Morgan Polikoff , when it comes to evaluating Common Core. Education Politics.

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Via Education Week : “New Test Pitched As Alternative to Common Core-Focused High School Exams.” ” “Word about the Vector Assessment of Readiness for College, or Vector A.R.C., has been making its way through the conservative blogosphere,” writes Catherine Gewertz, “which is pitching it as a tool for families who don’t want their children taking college admissions tests that reflect the Common Core State Standards.”

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Education Technology's Inequalities

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” Despite all the Common Core-aligned revisions and all the headlines to the contrary, “ The New SAT Won’t Close the Achievement Gap.” The latter group, which is more likely to be comprised of Black, Latino, and low-income students, performed better on writing assessments when writing with pencil and paper. ” The material involved MOOCs that it had produced with edX as well as videos posted to iTunes and YouTube. MOOCs.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - SLS14 Expanded! - Open Natural Math Class - Educate to Liberate or Control?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Get to know SnapThought – one of our assessment tools – and the new game Sortify, which adds another dimension to playful assessment. Presenters: Kelly Mendoza, Common Sense Media and Gail Densler, Elk Grove Unified School District.

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Via Politico : Stolen “emails from the Democratic National Committee show DNC Deputy Communications Director Eric Walker telling his colleagues to avoid mentioning the Common Core in a video. ” The program in question: The Global Assessment Certificate program. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via TechRepublic : “ Reactor Core founder: short-term programs, not four-year degrees, are the future of tech education.”

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Google Summit - Student App Development - Maker Education - Reinventing Higher Ed

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Conference strands include Game-Based Learning: How to Use Games in Educational Settings, Games & Assessment, Connecting Educators With Game Developers: Make Your Voices Heard, Students as Content Creators & Game Designers, Research on Game-Based Learning, and Professional Development. Citing a combination of dissatisfaction with Common Core implementation and the absence of religious lessons in public education, homeschooling has grown significantly in the past few years in the state.

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” Via Chalkbeat : “‘ Common Core ’ no more: New York moves to adopt revised standards with new name.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ California Should Watch Arkansas Process for Creating New Online Institution,” says Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill. in August has released an assessment on the university’s response and what it could have done better. (National) Education Politics.

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Testing, Testing… Via Education Week : “After seven years of tumult and transition fueled by the common core, state testing is settling down, with most states rejecting the federally funded PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments, and nearly one-quarter embracing the SAT or the ACT as their official high school test.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Should Online Courses Go Through ‘Beta Testing’?”

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Via Education Week : “Even When States Revise Standards, the Core of the Common Core Remains.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Are You Getting a Pay Bump For Student Completion? ” “Whatever Happened To MOOCs ?” A sobering assessment and a warning.” (National) Education Politics.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary? The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21.

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Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - GlobalEd Waitlist - CoSN - Google Forms - Breaking Down Library Walls - Better Than College - OZeLive Kudos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, February 26th at 3:30pm Our Corps for the Core: BrainPOP and the Common Core Standards , The BrainPOP educators team shares BrainPOP’s rich history of creating engaging and rigorous content, and how our videos, games and teacher support materials address the underlying goals as well as the specific requirements of the Common Core State Standards. Following recent conversations about the assessment capacity of MOOCs, this is a great topic!

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! AASL Saturday, October 19 12:00am The Virtual Learning Commons: Concept, ideas, and Conversation - David V. Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link].

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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ESSA gives more autonomy and flexibility to states than they had under NCLB through competency-based assessments, which could drive the development of personalized learning technologies. This is becoming an increasingly common tactic among cyber-criminals: ransomware, a malicious software that can hold an entire computer system and all its data “hostage” until a fee is paid. This is part eight of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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