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.

OER: Some Questions and Answers

iterating toward openness

They began to doubt that other development models must necessarily result in materials that are less effective. There is a growing body of research demonstrating that OER can be just as effective – or more effective – than commercial materials. material curation and upkeep).

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Why the United States Poses No Competition to Singapore in International Education Race

The 21st Century Principal

The country’s prime minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, states in the article that while his country performed reasonably well on the latest PISA assessments, they must keep up the efforts of continual educational improvement. Instead here’s what Singapore is looking at: Strengthening teacher-student relationships in secondary schools: They want to increase the level of social-emotional support for students and career guidance.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

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. Pushback against Common Core tests specifically and against standardized testing more generally have also prompted states and districts to rethink the kind and frequency of assessments they buy. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.