Defend, but Closely Scrutinize, Test Policies, Fed Official Urges State and Local Leaders

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Assessment Common Core E-rate Ed-tech Online Learning ltlf assessment testing Deborah S. Delisle, a top official at the U.S. Department of Education, said amid a growing anti-testing backlash, state and local officials need to evaluate how their assessments are used.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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” 2010 was also the year that the Common Core Standards Initiative was enacted in response to numerous indicators of low student academic performance. Although the Common Core itself elicits mixed feelings , its effect on edtech is unwavering: “Integral to the Common Core was the expectation that they would be tested on computers using online standardized exams. ” 1:1 + Common Core = $$$$$.

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Discover Ways to Drive Safe Google Apps Adoption in Your School

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The launch of Google Classroom along with changes to E-Rate funding have led school districts, perhaps more than ever, to consider a move to Google Apps for Education. Topics discussed included removing obstacles, overcoming safety risks, ways to incorporate GAFE into your curriculum, ideas to help meet Common Core Standards and much more.

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CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

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IT leaders say they use funds from the E-rate program and delay replacement or defer maintenance/upgrade contracts as a strategy to overcome budget issues. Significant progress has been made in the transition to digital assessments , with 80 percent ready or almost ready to conduct Common Core or statewide high-stakes online assessments. CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns. meghan.bogardu…. Tue, 03/13/2018 - 09:56.

New Year, New Look for Our Scope and Sequence

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Let’s say you’re a 6th grade teacher, just click on the 6-8 tab: Get Trained: First, if you’re new to Common Sense, take our professional development training, for which you can receive a one-hour certificate. All of our lessons tie to Common Core, AASL, and ISTE standards. Students can take the assessment and then share their table of results with you -- an easy way to document your efforts in regards to E-rate funding.

A guest post from AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day Committee

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While banning books is commonly recognized by librarians as detrimental to the student educational experience, restricted website access isn’t on everyone’s radar. In a nutshell, CIPA requires that schools and libraries receiving E-Rate funding “block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors).” Linked to the Common Core Standards for high school.

The Politics of Education Technology

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The Common Core. E-Rate has been, since the origin of the fund in 1996, the main way in which schools and libraries were supposedly guaranteed “reasonable rates” on telecommunications services. million in E-Rate rebates.). Despite the common invocation of the Internet as a world-wide network, “net neutrality” is not recognized globally. This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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Via The Chicago Tribune : “ Chance the Rapper writes $1 million check to CPS as a ‘call to action’ ” “The History of the Future of E-rate ” by me. ” Via The Washington Post : “ School offers ‘incentives’ to get kids to take Common Core standardized test.” “When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students” by Monica Bulger and Jade E. Robots hate the Common Core.

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Via NPR : “ Betsy DeVos ’ Graduation Rate Mistake.” ” Via The Consumerist : “New Chairman Orders FCC To Abandon Court Defense Of Rule Limiting Prison Phone Rates.” Also via Education Week : “Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program ’s Success.” ” DC charter schools discipline students at twice the national rate, according to a GAO report. Education Politics.

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According to excerpts of speeches published by Wikileaks – stolen data – Clinton called the Common Core a “political failure” in a speech she gave to Knewton. ” “Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K–12,” Education Week reports , noting that schools are struggling to pay for phone service (still totally necessary) as well as expanded broadband. Presidential Campaign Politics.