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Using Tech to Support Literacy Across 13.8 Billion Years of History


Using OER is hard. Over sandwiches and iced tea, we talked about the challenges of OER. Working across so many disparate texts, it would be nearly impossible for a teacher to create anything like this when using OER. Tools like TextGenome create new opportunities for OER to resemble more traditional textbooks without placing more demands on the teacher. The challenge of using OER in the classroom is not just finding good content, but instilling good practices.

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100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did I actually title this 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom? 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. If you have Chromebooks in your classroom, you are going to love what the Chromebook App Hub has to offer–100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. Storytelling is a great skill for any classroom.


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Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

A big shout out to EdTech Magazine for recognizing this blog on its 2017 Honor Roll. That’s right, the identified nouns can give you keywords that will allow you to search a wonderful world of OER (Open Education Resources) on the internet. While the nouns can help locate the important content that can be supported with OER (Open Education Resources) , it is the verbs that will take your students into Bloom’s higher order while conquering the 4C’s.

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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.


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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.” Edsurge with the second story on brain-wave monitoring startups in almost as many weeks : “Brainwave Headsets Are Making Their Way Into Classrooms – For Meditation and Discipline.”

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” Via Chalkbeat : “‘ Common Core ’ no more: New York moves to adopt revised standards with new name.” ” Via David Perry : “A professor of Atmospheric Sciences stepped down (he was 70) at the University of Illinois rather than appropriately address accommodations in his classroom. ” Via Edsurge : “Questioning the Core Assumptions of Personalized Learning With Math Blogger Dan Meyer.”

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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. ” “Why Teaching Civics in America’s Classrooms Must Be a Trump-Era Priority” by Mother Jones’ Kristina Rizga.


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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.” Via The New York Times : “Microsoft Looks to Regain Lost Ground in the Classroom.” “ OER-Enabled Pedagogy ” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. Education Politics.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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At the time, David Wiley expressed his concern that the lawsuit could jeopardize the larger OER movement, if nothing else, by associating open educational materials with piracy. The Flipped Classroom". Do Voice Assistant Devices Have a Place in the Classroom?”

OER will evolve to address the problems we hire it to solve

The Christensen Institute

Today, open educational resources (OER) are an increasingly common feature in the K–12 education ecosystem. Similarly, as school systems have struggled with implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), many have adopted Engage New York , an openly-accessible, CCSS-aligned curriculum developed by the state of New York. Department of Education (DOE) has a project, called the Learning Registry , which helps make OER content easier for teachers to find.