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5 ways technology can support educators in an environment of expanding school choice

eSchool News

In a 10-year longitudinal study evaluating student academic outcomes at KIPP schools , school choice was found to have a significantly positive effect on student outcomes, with the strongest gains in elementary grade levels and lesser gains at the high school level. A number of charter schools are breaking away from traditional paradigms and reimagining learning, tapping into how students learn and the physical educational environment.

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Building Coding Skills Through Playful Learning

edWeb.net

Teaching computer coding skills and concepts in the primary grades may sound like a challenge, but now there are hands-on activities and age-appropriate software that engage young students in this type of learning. edWeb Blog coding computer science early learning

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Can children learn from a “mixed-reality” game?

The Hechinger Report

Two Forest Grove Elementary School students show off their block structures for Nesra Yannier to photograph during an experiment. PITTSBURGH — At Forest Grove Elementary School, along the Ohio River just northwest of Pittsburgh, the Rust Belt is giving way to educational innovation. Nesra Yannier reacts to student responses during an experiment at Forest Grove Elementary School. Yannier calls her machine “mixed reality” — part digital and part analog at the same time.

What Kids Can Learn When Blocks Get A Tech Boost

MindShift

PITTSBURGH — At Forest Grove Elementary School, along the Ohio River just northwest of Pittsburgh, the Rust Belt is giving way to educational innovation. Yannier’s research experiment is part of a partnership between Forest Grove’s school district and Carnegie Mellon to see if high-tech ideas can improve teaching and learning. Yannier calls her machine “mixed reality” — part digital and part analog at the same time.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Previously, she was a Technology Integrator at Sacred Heart teaching robotics and programming to 5th through 7th grades and supporting the faculty''s technology and integration needs. Karen is passionate about building community and creating opportunities for people to collaborate and communicate.