Guide to Quality Instructional Resources Focuses on the Process, not the Purchase

edWeb.net

Questioning the quality of instructional materials isn’t new to the digital education era. Thus, there is the potential for more disparity in the quality of materials from school to school. About the Presenters.

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Navigating the Shift to OER

edWeb.net

During a tour of updates to SETDA’s Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) , which showcases state policies in support of digital materials, Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director for SETDA, discussed new features like professional development information.

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NewseumED’s Foolproof Guide to Media Literacy

Catlin Tucker

” The Fact Finder: Your Foolproof Media Literacy Guide has 11 separate multimedia lessons designed using the 5 E’s constructivist instructional model.

Ormiboard: an IWB without the IWB (and a lot more interactive goodness_

NeverEndingSearch

Classroom teachers and librarians can create interactive presentations or import content they’ve already created. Controls appear in a small movable, contextual palette that offers access to images, drawing tools and a library of instructional materials.

Seven Steps to Ensure English Learners Aren’t Left Out of STEM

Edsurge

Rather, it stems from a lack of access to rigorous, age-appropriate instruction in the field. If those are the high-paying jobs, then we’re also segregating English learners into lower levels of the economy, and that’s not desirable either,” added Francis, who presented the findings of the report at an event this week in Washington, D.C. How might state assessments be unfairly disadvantaging English learners?

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How to Crowdsource Quality Resources for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

We at Designers for Learning responded to this call by inviting instructional designers, developers, and adult educators to join a crowdsourcing effort to develop free open educational resources (OER) for adults with low math and literacy skills. While participants indicated that they joined the course to get instructional design experience, the majority said that they also joined because of the social cause and need it was supporting. The Need.

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

Albans City School, and several of her students explained how they’re using technology for assessment, service work, and more. Here are some examples the student presenters shared about how they’ve used technology at St. About the Presenter.

OER: Some Questions and Answers

iterating toward openness

The questions from the article are presented in bold ; unattributed blockquotes are from the original article.). They began to doubt that other development models must necessarily result in materials that are less effective. material curation and upkeep).

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A little help from our academic friends: Five fine portals for instructional fodder

NeverEndingSearch

How about a few fresh strategies for energizing your information literacy instruction and preparing your secondary learners for their academic experience? A recent instructional example is Sara Davidson Squibb’s Where Should I Search? Thing 4: Assessment Overview.

Library of Congress introduces three new apps (and a reminder of some older goodies)

NeverEndingSearch

This is a nice way to prep for National History Day and it may present a new way to DBQ for APUSH! Bank of multiple-choice and discussion assessment questions.

Part 8… STEM Resource Series… 80 Stemtastic Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. NSF Resources For STEM Education – A great collection of teacher resources, instructional materials, assessment, and up-to-date research regarding STEM.

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Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. This included reading and instruction as it connects to content, research in relationship to inquiry, and student production and how it integrates with voice and choice. I have done 100’s of workshops and presentations.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

It’s about saving teachers instructional time. But it’s also about telling a story, organizing resources for sense-making, interpreting, presenting choices, palettes and dashboards. They analyze, synthesize, and potentially present for a real audience.

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

The Hechinger Report

For example, many of the nation’s largest school systems use Google’s free suite of education tools, which allows teachers to develop their lessons, create assignments and administer assessments online.

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Kids news round-up

NeverEndingSearch

We are so lucky to have available an array of kid-friendly current event options, rich with instructional resources, and mostly free! The School edition offers assessments, standards alignment and the ability to customize instruction. Time for Kids : While a premium version is available for classrooms, Time generously presents an attractive array of stories–national and international, health, science, sports, entertainment.

The Evolving Economics of Educational Materials and Open Educational Resources: Toward Closer Alignment with the Core Values of Education

iterating toward openness

Last year Bob Reiser invited me to contribute a chapter to the fourth edition of Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology , to be published by Pearson. Dempsey (Eds.), Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (4th ed.).

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The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

The word is a crystallization of ed-tech ideology: through technology, teaching will become radically individualized as learners’ lessons are reduced to the smallest possible piece of content, then presented to them algorithmically. In part, their struggles are a result of controversies surrounding the Common Core State Standards, which were supposed to streamline and procurement the development of curriculum and assessment.