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6 Unbeatable Ways To Spot High Quality Open Education Resources (OER)

Wisewire

Since OER came onto the map in the early 2000s, the pool of available resources has grown into a vast ocean. These credible sites offer a wealth of vetted, high quality OER resources, categorized and sorted for easy navigation. Watch a webinar on how to write strong assessments ).

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From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

iterating toward openness

I spend most of my time doing fairly tactical thinking and working focused on moving OER adoption forward in the US higher education space. I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. Now, make no mistake – OER is a means, not an end.

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Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

” Leading the shift is Google, which has made huge inroads into K-12 with its web-based Chromebook devices and popular G Suite productivity tools. Recently, though, Amplify tweaked its software.

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find?

Edsurge

For over a decade, plenty of time and dollars have been poured into encouraging the use of open educational resources (OER). In 2007 the Hewlett Foundation’s funding helped create OER Commons. Department of Education spearheaded the #GoOpen movement, a collection of efforts to spur educators, publishers and technologists to make OER more available and easily accessible. From my experience, the answers usually are: OER resources are in silos.

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Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

EdTech4Beginners

According to a Google report , almost 80% people don’t exit their homes sans smartphones. It is a software application that helps you create, track, and report training programme or educational courses anywhere using any device. Wearable gadgets such as Google Glass and Apple watch is the new trend that has innovated the e-learning industry in the last ten years. E-learning automation helps to automatically create online content and assessments for a course.

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6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom

Securly

Ask questions that assess how a leader integrates and dictates technology into his/her projects and to those he/she leads. Business and technology have become truly complementary: Forbes gives the example of engine manufacturers relying on software to push forward production.

The Game-Changing Potential of Learning Management Systems

Leadership Lounge

So far I’ve written about one-to-one computer programs and Open Educational Resources (OER). classrooms: Edmodo and Google Classroom — part of Google’s G Suite for Education. • Assessments.

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OPINION: What’s the high-tech tradeoff for students and teachers?

The Hechinger Report

Absent checks on real and potential biases, errors and omissions, students’ future educational prospects are being shaped by software. . When technology is offered to schools free of charge, it always comes with the promise of improving teaching and learning. It also often comes with a catch.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

But.truth is, the US government isn't the early adopter here; Amazon, Google and Facebook are really the front-line developers of the surveillance state." Tagged on: March 9, 2017 Move Fast and Break Trust | Slate → Google’s alternative facts and Uber’s self-driving accidents are symptoms of a deeper problem that is only going to get worse: we are beta-testing the future - with increasingly serious consequences.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

If you look for a definition of “platform” online, you’re likely to get something along the lines of Wikipedia’s – fairly straightforward, although quite technical: A computing platform is the environment in which a piece of software is executed.

We Are Rockstar Educators

Improving Education Environments

Education is viewed by many as a delivery service, which is why people say the system needs to change because we can now Google everything.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” My most favorite lines simply must be these: “One of the early adopters of Imbellus was McKinsey & Company , the management consulting firm, which uses the scenario assessments to find job candidates. ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Faces Internal Backlash Over Handling of Sexual Harassment.” ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Employees Stage Worldwide Walkout.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

With funding from the Lumina Foundation and through the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, the QA Commons last week announced a pilot project to assess higher education programs at 14 institutions around the country.” ’” Via The Fayette Tribune : “All West Virginia high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the statewide summative assessment in spring 2018, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) announced earlier this month.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “In Her Words: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Assesses a Year on the Job.” Via E-Literate : “ Hawai’i Senate Bill: Would mandate OER material for all U Hawai’i system courses.” ” And later in the week, an update : “Hawai’i Senate OER Bill Update: Amended language saves the day.” Via Fast Company : “How Software Is Taking On School Shootings.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “ Northwest Evaluation Association To Enter State Assessment Market,” says Education Week. Via the Providence Journal : “Three teachers have resigned from Blackstone Valley Prep after the charter school confirmed allegations that they posted hurtful messages about some of their students” into a Google Doc shared with the entire school. ” Google announces “Google Cloud Platform Education Grants for computer science.”

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Hack Education

” Via Education Week : “Market Is Booming for Digital Formative Assessments.” ” Via Education Week : “ Iowa schools to stop using $14M testing software after audit.” Via MinnPost : “Almost 50 years ago, Oregon Trail revolutionized educational software. “Tracking Google and Microsoft Adoption in Higher Ed” by Jim Siegl. How Google is ruining the Web. The software: Nestor, creatored by LCA Learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

And speaking of copyrighting a language of a warlike people, the Oracle v Google case had its closing arguments this week. On Thursday, the judge gave Google the victory , ruling that the company’s use of the Java API fell under fair use provisions. The Common Core aligned reading software maker had raised $1.8 ” Trends to watch: investors’ interest in English language learning (software). Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The NAACP endorses OER. The “nation’s report card” is the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP. ” I’m more interested in hearing about segregation and state laws in Mississippi than the adaptive learning software a school is using. There have been several stories recently calling the Google Books project a failure. ” Google announces more updates to its pseudo-LMS, Google Classroom. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Amplify Slims Down and Spins Off Assessment Content Provider, Fluence ,” says Edsurge. “ Apple , Microsoft , Amazon and Google Are Fighting a War for the Classroom,” says Edutechnica , with a look at how many colleges have adopted their competing pseudo-LMSes. ” From Lumen Learning’s David Wiley : “Some Lessons Learned Supporting OER Adoption.” Education Politics. “ Spending Bill Could Revive Year-Round Pell Grants.”

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