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How to sort the good from the bad in OER

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. . How can school districts or teachers know?

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CoSN 2019: K–12 Schools Address Digital Equity with Curriculum Framework

EdTech Magazine

Some digitally enabled K–12 schools find it difficult to provide appropriate lesson plans that can be accessed by all students, said Tim Clark, director of curriculum, instruction and digital learning at Chicago Public Schools. . What we want to do is transform the instructional core.”.

OPINION: As we seek to meet the educational needs of all students, we can’t overlook curricula

The Hechinger Report

This has always been my guiding principle, and it drives everything we are doing to improve educational quality and equity here in Mississippi. High-quality instructional materials simply aren’t optional. Historically, Mississippi hasn’t done enough to promote or provide the high-quality resources that our teachers seek. Related: How to program greater diversity among Mississippi’s computer science grads.

Informal survey suggests disconnect between teachers and data

eSchool News

At this year’s ISTE conference Lexia Learning polled more than 200 educators in an informal survey, which suggests teachers are not using collected data to pinpoint skill deficiencies in a timely manner. Material from a press release was used in this report.

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

At this stage of the edtech revolution, most educators are focused on using tech to enhance lessons rather than on the tech itself. In the edWebinar “ Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning,” Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist at St.

Anatomy of a failure: How an XQ Super School flopped

The Hechinger Report

Alec Resnick and Shaunalynn Duffy hoped to open a radically new school, in a building that would have been part of a mixed-use development in Somerville, Mass., Resnick had reason to be optimistic. The two had not expected to hear so many concerns from school committee members.

Kiddom’s Planner: A new (free) teacher tool to simplify planning for differentiation

The Cornerstone Blog

I shared with you before how much I love Kiddom as an easy tool for managing standards-based grading , and there’s a couple of new updates that you definitely need to know about if you’re spending too much time creating resources for differentiated instruction.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. Back in 2014, our interviews and surveys led us to a taxonomy of digital curation. It’s about saving teachers instructional time.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

If nothing else, I’ve wanted as many days in December to pass as possible so that my calculations for the total amount of venture funding invested during the year were as accurate as I could get them to be when I hit ”publish.“ I think it’s safe to say, for example, that venture capital investment has fallen off rather precipitously this year. ” “ Crossing the chasm to profitability.” ” “ A path to profitability.”