Summer Online Learning Questions We’ve Gotten

Ask a Tech Teacher

In response to extensive interest from readers, Ask a Tech Teacher will be offering four Summer Learning Certificate classes with 18-24 CEUs: June 19th through August 6th. To help you make your decision, I want to share the most common questions I’ve gotten regarding sign ups: Q: What is the cost to register? It’s the sequel and lets you dig deeper into what you learned last year. The class focuses on using tech as an education tool.

Summer Online Learning Questions We’ve Gotten

Ask a Tech Teacher

In response to extensive interest from readers, Ask a Tech Teacher will be offering four Summer Learning classes: 1 of 4 Certificate classes. What I want to do today is go over the most common questions I’ve gotten regarding sign ups: Q: What is the cost to register? It’s the sequel and lets you dig deeper into what you learned last year. The class focuses on using tech as an education tool. For teachers: Common Core Webinars.

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5 Questions to Evaluate Open Educational Resources

Where Learning Clicks

Open educational resources (OERs) can be a valuable asset for educators, but there are some things to consider before jumping on the bandwagon. The post 5 Questions to Evaluate Open Educational Resources appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Inside the Classroom Blended Learning Common Core digital learning evaluate open educational resources OER Online learning customization Teacher Resources

Cursive in the Classroom: What Else is Becoming Obsolete?

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Determining which concepts will be permanently left by the wayside is a challenge for many educators. Articles Featured For Students Tools Trends classroom classroom technology common core edtech featured learning online learning online tools resources toolsWhat is becoming obsolete in the classroom? The post Cursive in the Classroom: What Else is Becoming Obsolete? appeared first on Edudemic.

Super Teacher Worksheets & I Know It for Online Learning

Technology Tidbits

Two of my favorite sites for finding educational games, actives, worksheets, and more, has just recently made their sites free for educators/students during school closures. IKI features over 500 Common Core aligned math lessons.

McGraw-Hill Education Sells 'Key Assets' of Testing Business to DRC

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McGraw-Hill Education CTB is selling off major portions of its testing business to Data Recognition Corporation, including its state assessment work. Assessment Common Core Ed-tech For-Profit Education Online Learning Procurement RFPs Textbooks assessment contracts testing

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It's a $1.7 Billion Testing Market (But It's a $600 Billion Ed. System)

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Assessment Common Core For-Profit Education Online Learning assessment commoncore testing Despite the claims of critics of testing, states'' spending on assessment is a small fraction of overall K-12 budgets, a researcher concludes.

Questar Notches Big Victories With Testing Deals in N.Y., Miss.

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has been the subject of far fewer headlines in recent years than some of the major players in the testing industry, like Pearson, McGraw-Hill Education/CTB, and the Educational Testing Service. Assessment Common Core Ed-tech Online Learning ProcurementQuestar Assessment Inc.

Test Results from N.D., Mont., Nev., Will Get Examination

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Assessment Common Core For-Profit Education Online Learning Procurement americaninstitutesforresearch assessment review smarterbalancedassessmentconsortium testsSmarter Balanced will review the validity of test results from three states that experienced disruptions on their tests last year.

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

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

Confused by your kid’s math homework? Here’s how it all adds up

The Hechinger Report

Mathew Felton-Koestler, known as “Mathy Matt” on his YouTube channel , makes videos for parents that explain why and how young kids are learning math these days. Allonda Hawkins said the way her children are expected to do math is “100 percent different” from the way she learned.

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A rigorous virtual field trip that’s part of regular class

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Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation.

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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

TeachEm: Create Guided YouTube Lessons

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TeachEm is a free and user friendly digital tool that allows users to capture YouTube content, organize it, and add time stamped flashcards to guide the learning. The TeachEm site hosts a very nice set of TeachEm FAQs , created with their own tool, to help users learn to use it. Although I didn''t find any features for embedding a class, you could copy and paste the set of live links into your own online learning platform or website for quick and easy student access.

Ready or not, a new era of homeschooling has begun

The Hechinger Report

The suburban Seattle school is part of the Northshore School District, which closed earlier in March and has since paused its online learning program. (AP The rapidly spreading coronavirus is instantly changing the way education is delivered, as school and home become the same place.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

When it comes to their children’s education, parents are like drug-sniffing dogs. Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning. Philanthropists, state education officials, reform advocates — even charter school leaders — are examining personalized learning. But personalized learning raises big questions about educational equity. Dan D.

Schools call parents ?co-teachers,? but we have no idea what we?re doing

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We hadn’t even gotten to the tape diagrams and “quick tens” she had to master for her Common Core math lesson yet. They were listing some of the silver linings that have come with the shift to remote learning in the wake of coronavirus.

President Trump’s Education Agenda

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When it comes to education, president-elect Donald Trump divulged few details regarding his plans for K-12 and higher education reform. In reference to K-12 education, Trump highlights emphasis […]. The post President Trump’s Education Agenda appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Common Core For Students Students Updates common core education online learning

Utah and Florida sign bills to support competency-based learning pilots, but now the real work begins

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This month, governors in Utah and Florida signed bills supporting the creation of competency-based education pilot programs in districts and schools. Utah’s bill, SB 143 , creates the Competency-Based Education Grants Program, which allows local education agencies to apply for grants to pilot competency-based education programs. Here are three things for educators and policymakers to keep in mind as they embark on pilots: 1.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Summit Learning’s personalized learning program is a key part of the school’s improvement efforts. He finds it easy to teach himself with online content as his guide. He breezily navigates the internet and educational platforms his school uses.

Thousands of parents are enrolling their children in online preschool

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LeMya’s mother hoped it would help her daughter learn more of the foundational skills she’ll need to get a leg up in school. Research has found that quality early learning experiences are critical for children. Advocates say online preschool has the potential to address two serious problems with the current state of preschool: access and cost. Some online programs, like CHALK Preschool Online, offer dozens of videos on various topics for preschool children.

10 of the most popular stories about education research in 2019

The Hechinger Report

What stands out for me is how popular education trends, from social-emotional learning to school discipline, aren’t standing up to scientific scrutiny. The research evidence for education technology continues to be weak. The dark side of education research: widespread bias.

What 2015 Holds for the Future of Education

Digital Promise

This past year was eventful in education – we saw new measures to connect schools around the country , concepts like maker spaces, design thinking, and coding make their way into the mainstream, and teachers become more tech-savvy and connected. We expanded the League of Innovative Schools , our national network of forward-thinking school districts, and partnered with middle schools to create innovative learning environments. Where do you see education moving in 2015?

How to sort the good from the bad in OER

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Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. . Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Higher Education. Mississippi Learning. The need for reliable evaluation has become more urgent with the flood of new, often free, online materials.

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Chinese English-Language Learning Platform Gets Boost from Kobe Bryant

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A venture capital firm backed in part by retired NBA basketball superstar Kobe Bryant is making its first-ever education investment in an online tutoring company for Chinese children who want to learn English. VIPKID , a digital learning platform that teaches English to Chinese youngsters, will receive a $100 million investment from Bryant Stibel, the company that Bryant created with entrepreneur Jeff Stibel in 2013.

Education Behemoth Pearson to Cut 4,000 Employees, 10 Percent of Workforce

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Pearson today announced that it is responding to rocky conditions and poor performance in international markets by laying off 4,000 workers and putting a greater focus on adaptive courseware and classroom products, as well as blended and online learning. The massive cuts will reduce the giant education company’s workforce by about 10 percent, down from about 40,000 employees based not only in the United States and United Kingdom, but Asia and countries around the world.

STUDENT VOICES: Kids bring into school what they’re dealing with at home. Teachers don’t get that

The Hechinger Report

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, on a September speaking tour, told students she felt they mostly “just follow the same schedule, the same routine — just waiting to be saved by the bell” and that the U.S. Future of Learning. Higher Education. Mississippi Learning. They don’t just want to learn physics, AP Vocabulary, and whatever else you’re teaching them. What would you say is one thing that needs to be fixed currently about public education?

Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands. Can teachers figure out how best to use it?

The Hechinger Report

This is a list of kids I need to check in with, maybe because they’re learning the English language, or because I’ve observed something where they need a little more help,” Kaswell said. It is also an integrated co-teaching classroom (meaning some of the students have special needs) and an English language learner class, with some students still learning English. But now he’s implementing a particularly intense approach to it, known as personalized learning.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The exercise was part of “Civic Online Reasoning,” a series of news-literacy lessons being developed by Stanford researchers and piloted by teachers at a few dozen schools. The Stanford initiative launched in 2015, joining a handful of recent efforts to help students contend with misinformation and fake news online—a problem as old as dial-up modems, but now supercharged by social media and partisan news bubbles. Sam Wineburg, Stanford University education professor.

Activate Instruction migrates content to Gooru

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Free, personalized online tool makes high-quality content available to all users. In a move to make high-quality educational content easily available all in one place, The Girard Education Foundation will migrate its teacher-created resources on Activate Instruction to Gooru. As the public education system evolves toward supporting students’ personalized needs, online learning tools have emerged that allow teachers to customize instruction.

The FREE education browser for your iPad via @TheRoverApp to view Flash Content!

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Rover is the free to download education app that streams educational Flash content to your iPad! Rover is an education app and the only education browser for your iPad designed for teachers and students of all ages. Rover is targeted towards enhancing the K-12 education experience, bringing the best online learning content to your iPad- including access to content ordinarily available on the Apple tablet (e.g. Can''t access flash on your iPad?

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What do at-risk students, English language learners and adult college students have in common?

The Hechinger Report

The New York Times has a new education supplement, called Learning, and The Hechinger Report is collaborating with the Times to produce Bulletin Board, a collection of noteworthy ideas and trends in education that will appear on page 2 of the section, which will come out four times a year. The April issue’s theme was “Nontraditional learning.” We tend to look at education as teacher-driven,” Ms. With competency-based education, they can earn credits for that.

Can Competency-Based Education Demonstrate Mastery Across a Lifetime? #DLNchat

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The conversation was guided by our special guest Executive Director of C-BEN (Competency-Based Education Network), Charla Long. Much of the discussion focused on how competency-based education (CBE) could support students in acquiring and demonstrating the knowledge, skills and abilities. DLNChat I define #CBE as personalized pace, mastery-based learning where students demonstrate mastery through authentic assessment and progress as they learn rather than after a set amount of time.

50 Free Online Courses For Educators: Spring 2015

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50 Free Online Courses For Teachers: Spring 2015. Below is a list of 50 free online courses for teachers for Spring 2015, aggregated by Class Central. Education & Teaching (50). Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 3: Learners and Learning. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera. Education, Mini-Course III: Accountability and National Standards.