What Parents Need To Know About the Common Core (technology tips included)

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What Parents Need to Know About the Common Core and How They Can Help Their Children The Common Core is an attempt to nationalize the curriculum creating common core standards in grades K-12. In addition, they have ensured that these standards will be measured by creating tests (albeit not necessarily a national test) to test the acquisition of this core knowledge. Are you not a digital native?

Ready or not, a new era of homeschooling has begun

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In the meantime, remote workers who are parents are fretting over how they’ll have time to oversee lessons and keep their children on top of Common Core math. The halls inside Bothell High School in Bothell, Wash. stand empty.

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Digital Citizenship: From Compliance to Moral Imperative

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I challenge schools to make this form of digital citizenship a priority. The Common Core standards describe this as informational literacy , which includes technology as an essential curriculum component. Our world has a lot of digital tools and online content.

Khan Academy: Friend or Foe?

A Principal's Reflections

The Khan Academy site now contains over 3000 videos mapped to the Common Core and associated assessments that allow learners to practice and reinforce skills acquired through the videos.

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Kids?

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The digital divide between rich and poor students isn’t what it used to be. Anya Kamenetz, journalist and author , “The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life” : I'm not seeing any trend away from devices in the classroom. And sometimes that’s going be a digital tool. But the fact that it's digital doesn't make it good or bad. How can schools, teachers, and parents find the right “balance” for today’s digital natives?

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um,

Hack Education Weekly News

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Testing, Testing… “ Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics on social media,” according to The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. Also off campus, not on-: “ Unemployed Detroit Residents Are Trapped by a Digital Divide.” From IMS Global : “ Competency-Based Education and Extended Transcripts: IMS Global Learning Consortium Enabling Better Digital Credentialing.” Education Politics.

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Education Technology's Inequalities

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Don’t Believe “Don’t Be Evil” My own concerns about the direction of education technology cannot be separated from my concerns with digital technologies more broadly. Indeed, the World Bank issued a report in January arguing that digital technologies – not just robots in factories – stand to widen inequalities as well, “and even hasten the hollowing out of middle-class employment.” Education Technology and Digital Polarization.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Humphrey testified that he hired Hubbard on a $7,500-per-month consulting contract to connect him to legislative leaders in other states, as Edgenuity tried to sell digital courses.” According to the conservative news site The Daily Caller , “Bailing On Common Core Tests Is Costing States Millions.” The New York Times on “The Challenges of Closing the Digital Divide.” Education Politics.

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Week of March 28, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE COMMON CORE ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Thu 31 Mar 05:00PM New York / Thu 31 Mar 09:00PM GMT / Fri 1 Apr 09:00AM Sydney Jason Borgen. tools that can be used to assist teachers and schools in closing the digital-divide and most importantly, the achievement gap. Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

AIR works with local communities to address this detriment through an integrated development programs that provide low-cost refurbished computers with relevant open source educational software, support and teacher training directed at schools and community centers especially in less privileged areas where the digital divide is at its greatest. Yet participating in the digital world is essential for learning, career, and life.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via WaPo : “The FCC talks the talk on the digital divide – and then walks in the other direction.” Testing, Testing… Via Education Week : “After seven years of tumult and transition fueled by the common core, state testing is settling down, with most states rejecting the federally funded PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments, and nearly one-quarter embracing the SAT or the ACT as their official high school test.” Education Politics.

The Politics of Education Technology

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Before I turn to the President-Elect’s campaign promises and potential education and computer technology policies, I want to note that this Presidential election was influenced by digital technologies in ways that make the “ digital masterminds ” who supposedly helped Obama win re-election pale by comparison: Hacks – perhaps by Russia – of the Democratic National Committee. The Common Core.