Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

Now education decision makers across America can see detailed reviews compiled in multiple states, to facilitate the evaluation and purchase of print and digital materials for students and teachers. About the Presenters.

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

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

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_


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


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 Edtech Can Help Build a Blueprint for Real Change in K-12


Curriculum and instructional materials live on websites, in the cloud, on paper, in LMS’s, in Google Drive or OneDrive. Source: Transcend) What does an R&D cycle have to do with the Blueprint we presented above? There are over 132,000 school communities in the United States.

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Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning… Ten Free Resources and Tools

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Student Centered : Instructional materials shows student how to make their own trip. About : Provide a lesson using slide shows on each student’s device with web visits, slides, assessments.

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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Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

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.

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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Anatomy of a failure: How an XQ Super School flopped

The Hechinger Report

But opening their school always presented a significant challenge. And he praised the Powderhouse educators, saying they understood how to individualize instruction for each student. And she can’t bring herself to reject anyone’s assessment. “It’s

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.

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


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.

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


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.

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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Curation Situations: Let us count the ways


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.

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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Kids news round-up


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 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.