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Pearson to Host Assessment for Learning , an award-winning professional learning network, today joined forces with Pearson on its professional learning community, Assessment for Learning. It’s such an important topic, and there is so much changing in this area of education.

Empowering Educators in the K-12 Purchasing Process

As education innovation advances, so does the frustration of all parties involved in K-12 purchasing due to out-of-date processes, poor communication, and difficulties identifying new opportunities. Nicole also shared important lessons she learned from observing the K-12 purchasing process.

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Jeffrey Bradbury is clearly an innovator and a mover and shaker in the educational technology world. Great information June 12, 2015 by jjbs21 from United States Great podcast with a lot of valuable tips for educators! I learn so much each time I listen or watch a new podcast.

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Education Politics. You’ll remember Gove, of course, from his role as the former education secretary and as special friend of News Corp's Joel Klein. Also speaking volumes, the publications that framed the educational fallout from last week’s referendum on EU membership in terms of how it might possibly hurt the business of British ed-tech. Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” Education in the Courts.


K-12 Dealmaking: VIF International Education Makes Acquisition; Accelerate Learning, Bloomz Raise Funds

Marketplace K-12

In recent dealmaking news, VIF International Education has acquired an online collaboration platform for teachers, while four ed-tech companies have attracted the support of investors. VIF Acquires Participate Learning: VIF International Education , a company that partners with districts and schools to support global educator development through cultural exchange, has acquired Participate Learning , an online platform for educational resource discovery and collaboration.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out opportunities for schools to apply for personalized learning funding!

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Tips for Succeeding in Your School’s Curriculum Search

In a marketplace saturated with options, the search for curriculum and other instructional resources can be a difficult process for educators. By following these tips, they can succeed in getting new products into the classroom and into the hands of teachers and students.

Non-Traditional Learning Environments

In a recent edWebinar , Julie Alspach, Program Administrator, Virtual Learning Academy Consortium (VLAC), and David E. Chief Academic Officer, Calvert Education, shined a light on a shift in education. Education Can Happen in Many Different Ways.

Why Teacher Recruitment Needs to Change

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Results from Gallup’s 2018 Survey of K–12 School District Superintendents showed that “finding and keeping highly-qualified educators rounds out the top two challenges superintendents face today,” with 65% of rural superintendents strongly agreeing that this is a huge challenge. SRI Education.

Five Compelling Reasons For Teaching Spatial Reasoning To Young Children


Published by Pearson Canada Inc., Reprinted with permission by Pearson Canada Inc. Our journey began when we conducted an extensive literature review at the outset of the project (Bruce, Flynn, & Moss, 2012) and learned about the crucial importance of spatial reasoning. We also learned—and have experienced in our careers as mathematics educators and researchers—that spatial reasoning is a curiously unacknowledged and neglected area of the curriculum.

?On the Hotseat: 7 Questions for Kickboard’s New CEO, Stefan Kohler


Many new CEOs face a learning curve when they enter the edtech industry. But at Kickboard , an online school culture system management system, it’s a straight dive in for Stefan Kohler, a former teacher and executive at companies including Scholastic and Pearson. What’s been your involvement in education in the past? It was Kickboard’s mission to help educators build safe and happy school environments by focusing on climate and culture.

Are We There Yet? Integrating Tech & Learning #SXSWedu


Tom Greaves, The Greaves Group Project Red - large scale research project funded by Pearson and Intel; Collected data from over 1000 schools around the country and looked at 136 variables. Rob Lippincott, PBS PBS is working toward making more content digital (after spending over 40 years making TV educational). Examples of their initiatives include PBS TeacherLine, PBS LearningMedia, CPB Ready to Learn (PBS Kids), PBS Kids Lab (learning games).

Are Good Schools Simply a Collection of Good Teachers?

Reading By Example

This question is actually reframed from a line in Richard Allington’s and Patricia Cunningham’s resource Schools That Work: Where All Children Learn to Read and Write, 3rd Ed. Pearson, 2007).

Why #techquity

Educator Innovator

Her question prompts educators to not only choose their words and stories carefully, but to reflect on how well we plan for increased access to digital tools in schools. Gardner Campbell, No Digital Facelifts: Thinking the Unthinkable About Open Educational Experiences. Like Mirra, Campbell expresses frustration with educators who seem too harried to think through the digital sea change he observes from his perspective as a technologist and teacher in higher education.

Week of August 22nd, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). David Simpson ([link] will discuss the use of facebook and other social networking sites in education and the need for/issues around digital citizenship education in Secondary schools. link] CLASSROOM 2.0 LIVE-FEATURED TEACHER CAROLYN STANLEY ( Classroom 2.0

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference ( , September 19 - 21. Don Buckley - Co-Founder, Tools at Schools - "Is it Possible to Innovate in Education?"


'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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This is part eight of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In previous years, I’ve looked at how education technology is intertwined with narratives about “ skills ,” “ competencies ,” and “ credentialing.” ” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services.

Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). TECH TALK TUESDAYS: LEARNING TO SCRATCH ( Australia Series ) Tue 29 Aug 02:00AM New York / Tue 30 Aug 06:00AM GMT / Tue 30 Aug 04:00PM Sydney Anne Mirtschin. Learn how to use Scratch for effective learning and programming in your classroom.