Number of States Reporting Lexile and Quantile Measures Doubles

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October 1, 2018 – RALEIGH, North Carolina – More students and parents will receive Lexile and Quantile scores on high stakes test reports this school year than ever before. In all other states, Lexile and Quantile measures are used and reported at local levels.

Philadelphia Schools Broke, But Thousands of Books Unused

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A teacher in the Philadelphia School District heard that there were thousands of books that had come from the dozens of city schools which were closed two years ago, boxed in the basement of the Philadelphia School District’s headquarters.

What BloomBoard is and How it Energizes Professional Development

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To earn these, teachers view the required materials, answer a set of questions, and then submit evidence of impact on practice such as lesson plans, instructional materials, and videos. start reviewing recommended materials or browse the resources.

OER: Some Questions and Answers

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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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Pearson Is Selling Its US K-12 Business—Despite Posting a Profit and Digital Growth

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portion of its K-12 business, which includes print and digital curriculum and instructional materials. In Pearson’s 2017 full-year results report , the publisher stated that “we have concluded the strategic review of our US K12 courseware business and have classified the business as held for sale.” But those moves may finally be bearing fruit, as the company reported a 2017 adjusted operating profit of £576 million (approximately US $804 million), one year after posting a $3.3

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

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Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Check out my Booking Page. I am now just about booked through the end of March and the 2016 calendar is beginning to fill. Look for contact information at the Booking Site.

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

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The state is reviewing new science instructional materials for the first time in 12 years to help science teachers succeed in teaching students the latest standards. Many teachers have older books that were not written to the standards and therefore don’t cover the new content.

Teacher Bans Boys From Playing with Legos in Class

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Keller was aware of research that showed that having open-ended “trial and error” playtime with building materials is beneficial to kids. ” She said all students have access to all instruction and non-instructional materials.

OPINION: Why creating and maintaining accessible digital resources is neither easy nor optional

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Photo: Alison Yin/Hechinger Report. Many are also joining to support passage of the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HE) Act. HathiTrust case , “…[A]cademic participation by print-disabled students has been revolutionized by the [digital books]”.

Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible

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Surveys of my own online students found that 83 percent of students (n=82) reported an increased retention of information when expressing ideas through spoken language; 95 percent of students (n=82) reported that listening to peers led to an increased ability to reach the learning objectives; and 86 percent (n=109) agreed that learning out loud made them feel connected to their peers. Educators agree that all students deserve access to all instructional materials.

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

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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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Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

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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. We possess full court vision, with knowledge of both the online and offline instructional landscapes.

?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

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A 2016 report funded by the Gates Foundation found that in the U.S. alone, there are 13,000 instructional designers. Instructional design is experiencing a renaissance. But I’ve come to believe that contemporary instructional design sits at the intersection of three core disciplines: learning science, human-centered design, and digital marketing. To be a good instructional designer, you should steep yourself in the research on learning and teaching.

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The Business of Education Technology

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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 CEO of Safari Books left the company “ amidst massive layoffs.” The College Board also boasted about its partnership with Khan Academy, which would make SAT test prep materials freely available online. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “ Colorado Education Commissioner Rich Crandall announced his resignation Thursday just four-and-a-half months into the job, shocking the state’s education community and roiling the state Department of Education as it embarks on a number of critical initiatives,” Chalkbeat Colorado reports. “ Hail and Farewell to The Google Books Case ” by James Grimmelmann. Data and “Research” From the NEPC: the Virtual Schools Report 2016.

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” asks The Hechinger Report. Tressie McMillan Cottom ’s new book, Lower Ed , is now out, and you should buy it and read it. Edsurge reports that NewSchools Venture Fund is running another competition – this one to fund entrepreneurs who build PreK–12 special education apps. ” asks The Hechinger Report. ” Via Education Week : “ New Online Tool Aims to Help K–12 Leaders Choose Instructional Materials.”