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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ?

The future of classrooms

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What will be the future of school classrooms? It is unlikely that we will see the demise of the classroom in the next decade. Those who study the future of education often suggest that the demise of traditional classrooms is not only inevitable, but imminent.

An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

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A Beginner’s Guide to Writing in English for University Study. Performance Assessment in the Virtual Classroom. Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning. Emerging Trends & Technologies in the Virtual K-12 Classroom.

A Case For Flipping Learning—Without Videos

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When professor Lorena Barba talks to other educators about flipping their classrooms, the approach she hears is often similar. In most cases, what professors ask students to do outside the classrooms is watch video lectures, and Barba thinks that part of the flipped approach needs to go, and that professors are relying too much on such videos as a crutch. They come primed to discuss those things and learn in classroom,” says Barba. “We

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Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

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Internship and work-study programs have a long history and are common at many institutions. Another is the rise of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) or online instructional platforms like edX, Coursera, or Udacity. Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama.

Makerspace Educators Need Professional Development, Too

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I decided to base my doctoral thesis on them: “ Tinkering in K–12: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Study of Makerspaces in Schools as an Application of Constructivist Learning.”. Offer a book study on Invent to Learn (the authors have created a study guide).

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

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Incorporating technology in the classroom has paved the way for a myriad of innovative methods and practices that are aimed at improving upon teaching structures of the past. Blended learning enables me to effectively bring technology into the classroom.

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Paloma Garcia-Lopez - Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative - "Maker Movement: Making More Makers" Jeanne Century - Director of Research and Evaluation and Science Education, Outlier Research and Evaluation, CEMSE, University of Chicago - "Is it STEM or Just Good Practice?"

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. There’s some (sorta) MOOC-related news in the venture funding section below. ” Via the AP : “Two students were shot and wounded, one critically, inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police arrested a female student believed to be 12 years old, authorities said.”

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“ Ivanka Trump , Apple’s Tim Cook Push STEM, Computer Science Education,” says Education Week. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019,” says Edsurge. Buzzfeed on the Parkland school shooting survivors : “‘It was like a war in the classroom.

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” From the Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Accepts President Trump’s Q2 Salary as a Donation for STEM-Focused Camp.” Bloomberg reports that “ Trump Administration Tapping Tech CEOs for STEM Policy Approach.” ” Those involved: investor Laurene Powell Jobs , Apple’s Tim Cook , and representatives from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – so all the country’s best experts on STEM education clearly.

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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I first read an article by Seymour Papert in a Women’s Studies class in the mid 1990s – “ Epistemological Pluralism ,” which he co-wrote with Sherry Turkle. ” Microsoft acquired Minecraft in 2015 – which probably speaks volumes right there about its progressive potential – and in January of this year, Microsoft bought TeacherGaming, the maker of a Minecraft version aimed at classroom usage. We’ve seen this before in the MOOC world.

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Calendar The Classroom 2.0 Featured Conference Recordings Eric Sheninger from the 2013 School Leadership Summit - on "Leadership 2.0" [link] Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the Library 2.013 Conference - on "The Global Transformation of Libraries, LIS Education, and LIS Professionals" [link] Al Byers from the 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference - on "Developing Large Scale Effective STEM Teacher Learning Communities" [link] Conversations Classroom 2.0 Educator and Classroom 2.0

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Building Skills, Inspiring Students through Hands-on Technology – Troy Smith, New Zealand

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With the focus put on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) today, teaching these subjects can be a bit overwhelming. Why do you feel passionately about innovation and technology in the classroom?

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ XuetangX : A Look at China’s First and Biggest MOOC Platform.” Study says too early to tell.” Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Presidential debate this week.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs are back in the headlines again. Via Edsurge : “The Second Wave of MOOC Hype Is Here, and It’s Online Degrees.” Via Education Week : “Is STEM Oversold as a Path to Better Jobs? Which STEM jobs are in demand and pay well? ” “The One-Teacher, One-Classroom Model Needs an Upgrade,” says Edsurge.

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” That’s Dallas Dance , who was the subject of another story the NYT’s Natasha Singer wrote last year , “ How Silicon Valley Plans to Conquer the Classroom.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” It’s a story on ECOT , the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, the online charter school in Ohio which lost its sponsor and was shut down last week after a long string of scandals and lawsuits.

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” Via CNET : “ Trump signs laws to promote women in STEM.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Inside Higher Ed on online education at Simmons College. More on MOOC and online education research in the research section below. “ Apple ’s Devices Lose Luster in American Classrooms,” according to The New York Times. Via The Atlantic : “The STEM Superhero of Sesame Street.” Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” ” Udacity has updated its online "classroom." " It’s lovely to see the big innovation from the MOOC startups in 2017 involves the learning management system. In other STEM news, Pornhub awards a “women in tech” scholarship. Education Politics.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. Here’s the headline from Inside Higher Ed : “For-Credit MOOC: Best of Both Worlds at MIT ?” ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. ” “More Than Half of School Expenditures Spent on Classroom Instruction ,” says the Census Bureau. (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” These headlines just kill me. ” More MOOC data in the “research” section below. Via Edsurge : “New Company Says by Using Its Service, Students Can Test Classroom Tech Before Arriving on Campus.” Via CNBC : “This start-up raised millions to sell ‘brain hacking’ pills , but its own study found coffee works better.” (National) Education Politics.

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Department of Education Announces STEM , Computer Science Education Grant Opportunities.” ’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Reminder: a lot of MOOC news is now job training news, so you’ll find some updates in that section below.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ TU Delft Students Can Earn Credit For MOOCs From Other Universities.” ” From the Lenovo website : “Lenovo™ Introduces Lenovo Virtual Reality Classroom.” “Lenovo Virtual Reality Classroom headsets come pre-loaded with more than 700 available Google Expeditions VR field trips and exclusive Wild Immersion content, created with the support of Jane Goodall.

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

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There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! Franks, PhD Using downloadable audiobooks to improve student literacy outside the classroom - Sue Toms, Head of Libraries WLMA - Reach Out and Teach Someone - Terri Grief, President-Elect.

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Susan Hildreth will reflect on how the DIY and maker movements—particularly as they relate to STEM education (with badges to certify skill development)—place libraries as central learning hubs for their communities. Do you co-learn with a classroom across the globe?

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “ Coursera now offers free trials for most Specializations.” ” “Have Silicon Valley Teachers Using Technology Daily Altered Their Classroom Practice?” ” Get them started on for-profit STEM education early, amirite. “It’s Important for Us to Be Critical of STEM Education Efforts,” says The Pacific Standard. Remember MOOCs?

Education Technology's Inequalities

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Charter schools, according to a study based on this OCR data, have an even higher rate of suspending Black students and students with disabilities. ” The idea that preferred admission equals payment stems from the American ideology that opportunity, especially educational opportunity, is a “fair” form of recompense. ” The material involved MOOCs that it had produced with edX as well as videos posted to iTunes and YouTube. MOOCs.

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He believes the future of education means all STEM, no arts and no humanities. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix – and LinkedIn.” ” There’s more MOOC-related research in the research section below. Teacher on Paid Leave After Confederate Flag Found Hanging in Classroom.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “That Hilarious Tweet About an Instructor’s Big Mistake? ” Via Rutgers Today : “Is There a STEM Worker Shortage ? My response : “Inequality, ‘Brand Ambassadors,’ and the Business of Selling (to) Classrooms.” Classcraft , which says it helps “gamify” the classroom, has raised $2.8 (National) Education Politics.

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Related, via Salon : “ Silicon Valley ’s $300M donation to STEM educatio n is not what it seems.” 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.”

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

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Not just the loss of Seymour Papert and Prince and David Bowie and Phife Dawg and Harper Lee and Gwen Ifill and Alan Rickman and Gene Wilder and Ursula Franklin and Scott Erik Kaufman and Jerome Bruner and Elie Wiesel and Alvin Toffler and Leonard Cohen (and many more), but the grief and the pain that stems from these and so many other losses. Indeed, she’s quite methodical with her study – her inspection, introspection – of grief. Or the flipped classroom.

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” Via Education Week : “ Cursive writing could be returning to Louisiana ’s public school classrooms. 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. ” More on this study in the research section below. Its Fans Hope to Bring VR Back to the Classroom.” Education Politics.

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Congratulations, STEM folks and learn-to-code evangelists, for being featured in President Trump’s list of his 2017 accomplishments. Vox on segregation in US public schools : “We can draw school zones to make classrooms less segregated. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” The school: the Electronic Classroom of the Future. ” The Pew Research Center is out with a new report on STEM and workplace equity.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Buzzfeed : “ Online Charter Schools Prepare For A Trump-Era Boom.” I think we all know the answer to that question: so that people always have fodder to write these sorts of op-eds, debating the advantages and disadvantages of calculators in the classroom. ” – “ China’s STEM learning industry may reach $15 billion by 2020.” Education Politics.

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“ President Trump Earmarks $200 Million in Federal Grants for STEM , Computer Science Programs ,” says Edsurge , later swooning that “ Google , Facebook , Amazon Among Tech Titans Committing $300 Million to K–12 Computer Science.” ” That’s the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , which is already having to repay Ohio some $60 million. Via Chalkbeat : “When charter schools unionize , students learn more, study finds.”