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Vet What You Buy

A Principal's Reflections

I also see plenty of investments in materials from Teachers Pay Teachers. I am all for teachers selling lesson plans, assessments, support materials, and other resources to their peers. Teaching is tough.

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

Edsurge

percent of the school-aged population, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Obstacles to English learners participating in STEM subjects and careers do not include lack of interest or ability, according to the report, “ English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools and Lives.” Rather, it stems from a lack of access to rigorous, age-appropriate instruction in the field.

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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

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.

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. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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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

When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. It’s about saving teachers instructional time. They analyze, synthesize, and potentially present for a real audience. What’s curation?

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

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. News for Your Classroom : is Scholastic’s free daily magazine complete with kid reporters, video highlights and an archive. current events curriculum instruction lesson plans news technology

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Remind co-founder Brett Kopf was replaced as CEO by Brian Grey, formerly CEO of the Bleacher Report. These are just the ones that were reported by the press, of course.). 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. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.