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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

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

Bryan Alexander

This example surfaces new questions about student data and privacy, such as: are administrators mandatory reporters? Indeed, Anya stated they educators are “fumbling” on qualitative assessment so far. This works in a low-stakes settings, like a MOOC.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Is it important for all children to be taught common skills and content? Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. appeared first on The Hechinger Report. 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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“Ten more states sued the federal government on Friday over a directive to public schools on bathroom use by transgender students , adding their objections to those of 11 states that brought a lawsuit soon after the directive was released in May,” The New York Times reports. Testing, Testing… “ Nevada officials announced Tuesday that a common-core assessment consortium will credit the state $1.8 “ Are MOOCs Forever ?”

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Here’s media reporter Mathew Ingram’s take (and there are lots of takes out there. “ California ’s teacher tenure battle is reignited by Vergara appeal and a new bill,” The LA Times reports. 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”).

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“High school students will be allowed to carry mace in the 2016–2017 school year after the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education agreed to remove prohibitive language and amend its policy,” the Salisbury Post reports. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

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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”). Inside Higher Ed also wrote about the Lumina-funded report.

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” MIT , New York University , and Yale are being sued by employees, “accused of allowing their employees to be charged excessive fees on their retirement savings,” The New York Times reported on Tuesday. ” Testing, Testing… Reuters continues its reporting on standardized testing security (or lack thereof): “ ACT shakes up security unit, plans audit after cheating reports.” Remember when the World Economic Forum was super-into MOOCs?

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Via The Hechinger Report : “Why Betsy DeVos ’ vision of education does little to ensure equity.” Also via Education Week : “Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program ’s Success.” ” The report was released on January 18, and it was retracted on February 3 as it “does not reflect the official views of the agency.” ” A copy of the report has been archived on Doug Levin’s website.

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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 University of Michigan has agreed to pay $165,000 to settle what was left of a lawsuit over a graduate student’s dismissal from an engineering program in 2011,” the AP reports. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

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Dan Patrick (R) told reporters on Tuesday that he is sending letters to every superintendent in the state advising them not to follow the Obama administration's recently issued guidance on transgender students.” Lots of reporting on various court filings in the Trump University case, particularly those about the company’s “ playbooks ” detailing how former employees sold its course packages, targeting vulnerable populations. Education Politics.

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Education Technology's Inequalities

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That was the conclusion of an Oxfam report issued in January. The number of reports regarding sexual assault on college campuses increased 831%; complaints regarding web accessibility for persons with disabilities was up 511%; complaints involving the restraint or seclusion of students with disabilities increased 100%; and complaints involving harassment on the basis of race or national origin increased by 17%. MOOCs.

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Here are some reports from her travels: Via Chalkbeat : “What is Betsy DeVos ’s ‘rethink school’ initiative all about? ” Via Chalkbeat : “‘ Common Core ’ no more: New York moves to adopt revised standards with new name.” ” Via the AP : “School at Cook County Jail reported phony attendance numbers.” in August has released an assessment on the university’s response and what it could have done better.

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” Education Week reports that , in front of a room full of CEOs, Secretary of Education Betsy "DeVos argued that 65 percent of today’s kindergartners will end up in jobs that haven’t even been created yet." ” “ Google Is Being Investigated By Missouri Attorney General,” Fortune reports. Oh and look at this: “Google Critic [Peter] Thiel Gave Money to Official Probing Search Giant,” Bloomberg reports.

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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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’?”

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. Significantly, ESSA mandates the collection and reporting of per pupil expenditure data at the school level. “Foreign Students Seen Cheating More Than Domestic Ones,” The Wall Street Journal reported. ” Reuters has led the way with investigative reporting on this.

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