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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. First, some quick clarification so that we have a common language. ” What are some examples of disruptions in the classroom, then? 30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom . Common Core standards (this one’s not sexy, but few factors impact education more than this index of academic content). General insecurity or misunderstanding about how to meaningfully integrate technology in the classroom.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

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To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. They can be something everybody uses; that’s how 2012 became the year of the MOOC, and why virtual reality will no doubt be widely cited as the trend of 2016. MOOCs continued to increase in number and attendance.

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One of my teacher credential students asked me recently why our course, Teaching in the Age of EdTech , had focused on theoretical concepts through the first third of the course and seemed to ignore the more practical, toolkit uses of technology. Schools have spent a considerable sum of money outfitting their classrooms and students with IWBs, tablet computers, and various learning management systems designed to digitize the classroom and create innovative and efficient learning.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Director, Online Professional Development Finding the Fun of It - Bernard De Koven From the CyberWorld to the RealWorld (Classroom) - Dahlia Shaewitz, Principal Research Analyst STEM Education and Social Activism: Creating a New South Bronx - Jessica Chung, Digital Learning Programs Associate 24/7 Math Support: Crowdsourcing Solutions and Crowdfunding Resources - Torrey Trust, Ph.D. Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary?

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According to the conservative news site The Daily Caller , “Bailing On Common Core Tests Is Costing States Millions.” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Here’s The Chronicle headline from then : “Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching.”) Good thing I never did anything in those MOOCs, otherwise I'd be losing my work. Education Politics.

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” “Make MOOCs great again.” “ ESSA Would Handcuff a Trump Education Secretary on Common Core And More,” says Education Week , even though ditching Common Core was one of Trump’s campaign promises. More on the future of Common Core from NPR. ’ Inside America’s classrooms in the wake of Trump’s win.” “The Failure of the iPad Classroom” by David Sax.

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” “A federal judge on Monday denied a request by three faculty members at the University of Texas at Austin for a preliminary injunction to keep concealed guns out of their classrooms,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. Testing, Testing… Common Core test scores released and California ’s scores were up a little bit, Connecticut ’s were up a little bit more, and Maryland ’s were better in math. “ MOOCs Are Dead.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The Flipped Classroom". It was probably Sal Khan’s 2011 TED Talk “Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education” and the flurry of media he received over the course of the following year or so that introduced the idea of the “flipped classroom” to most people.

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“Trump Taps Common-Core Foe Mick Zais for No. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Politico : Western Governors University , “the nation’s leading provider of competency-based educatio n – which the Education Department’s independent watchdog last month said violated federal student aid rules – is expanding into North Carolina.” classrooms: An army of robots to help autistic students learn social skills.”

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” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Marquette University was justified in disciplining a professor who had publicly rebuked a graduate teaching assistant over her handling of classroom discussions of homosexuality, a state judge ruled on Thursday.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Brown University joins edX. “ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology.

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” Via Education Week : “ Cursive writing could be returning to Louisiana ’s public school classrooms. Via Education Week : “New Test Pitched As Alternative to Common Core-Focused High School Exams.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “The Future of MOOCs Might Not Be Free ,” suggests Education Week’s Market Brief with an observation that many of us made back in 2012. Education Politics.

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But DeVos “believes that technology has a role to play in the classroom,” Edsurge writes in response to the confirmation , which I guess means ed-tech can overlook all of her horrible beliefs that further educational inequalities as long as it means more people buy digital things and hire Edsurge to facilitate that process. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ MOOCs : A Postmortem” by Jonathan Rees. Education Politics.

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Education Technology's Inequalities

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This is apparent in every topic in every article I’ve written in this years’ year-end series : for-profit higher education, surveillance in the classroom, and so on. ” Despite all the Common Core-aligned revisions and all the headlines to the contrary, “ The New SAT Won’t Close the Achievement Gap.” ” The material involved MOOCs that it had produced with edX as well as videos posted to iTunes and YouTube. MOOCs.

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” Via Chalkbeat : “‘ Common Core ’ no more: New York moves to adopt revised standards with new name.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “ California Should Watch Arkansas Process for Creating New Online Institution,” says Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill. ” Via Edsurge : “Questioning the Core Assumptions of Personalized Learning With Math Blogger Dan Meyer.”

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” Via eCampus News : “The 2 edtech fields with the most potential under Trump.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ School offers ‘incentives’ to get kids to take Common Core standardized test.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” An op-ed in Forbes by University Ventures’ Ryan Craig : “Make Online Education Great (For The First Time).” Robots hate the Common Core.

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More on the Republicans’ tax plans – Via Education Week : “New Senate Tax Plan Doubles Teachers’ Deduction for Buying Classroom Supplies.” Via Education Week : “Even When States Revise Standards, the Core of the Common Core Remains.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Are You Getting a Pay Bump For Student Completion? ” “Whatever Happened To MOOCs ?”

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“What Betsy DeVos means for edtech ,” according to venture capitalist Ryan Craig. Via The Washington Post : “Influential conservative group: Trump, DeVos should dismantle Education Department and bring God into classrooms.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Should Online Courses Go Through ‘Beta Testing’?” NPR on MOOC Micromasters. Education Politics.

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“Anti- Common Core Groups Unhappy About Trump Ed Secretary Pick Betsy DeVos ,” says the Sunshine State News. Via the AP : “The state of Utah has denied it has anti-gay school laws as it defends itself from a lawsuit challenging restrictions on talk about homosexuality in the classroom.” ’” Online Education, Beyond “MOOCs” Via Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill : “The Remarkable Transformation at UF Online.”

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According to excerpts of speeches published by Wikileaks – stolen data – Clinton called the Common Core a “political failure” in a speech she gave to Knewton. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Microsoft -Branded MOOCs for K–12 Leaders.” None of those chose for the education section are classroom educators, no surprise. Presidential Campaign Politics.