Get Your MOOC On!

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Wikipedia defines MOOC as "an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user fora that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs)." Simply, a MOOC is a online class you take that might have 100''s or 1000''s of people are participating at a time. Have a suggestion for another MOOC?

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Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. Is it important for all children to be taught common skills and content? Dan D.

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Networked Scholars – From K through 12 and to Higher Ed

Improving Education Environments

This student has a valid point: today’s K-12 job market desires people with specific skills, and within education there is a tacit sale of educational technology as a tool belt for an intrepid teacher to wield effortlessly, one that allows teachers to integrate Common Core State Standards into any formal learning situation. Bringing Up Three by Bringing Up Madison:CC-BY.

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

Educator Innovator

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) stress the importance of communication, and challenge students to engage in conversation by using evidence to support an argument, while evaluating and listening to others’ perspectives. isn’t simply limited to YouTube either (though it does work seamlessly there); Khan, Vimeo, and several MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platforms work as well. She is also a Student Achievement Partner Core Advocate and Google Educator.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary? Gary Bass Meaningful STEM-Based Learning in a University/Elementary School Partnership - Maria D. Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education) Using Scratch and Picoboards to teach "x", Maths and Science - Martin Levins, Director IT What''s The Connection?

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

The Gates Foundation has backed a variety of education reform initiatives : charter schools, the Common Core State Standards, “small schools,” inBloom, teacher evaluations, and yes, “personalized learning.” Or one could look at ed-tech companies that laid off staff: the coding bootcamp Galvanize , the analytics company Civitas Learning , the learning management system Schoology , MOOC provider Coursera , the education giant Pearson , for example.

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Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” Via Campus Technology : “Digital credentials company Credly is adopting the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL), a common markup language designed to improve discoverability of certifications, badges and other verified achievements. MOOCs are out. (National) Education Politics.

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Via Politico : Stolen “emails from the Democratic National Committee show DNC Deputy Communications Director Eric Walker telling his colleagues to avoid mentioning the Common Core in a video. Via Gawker : “ Black Elementary School Teacher Body-Slammed By Cop and Lectured on ‘Violent Tendencies’ of Black People.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Presidential Campaign Politics. Convention Week #2.

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Via Education Week : “New Test Pitched As Alternative to Common Core-Focused High School Exams.” has been making its way through the conservative blogosphere,” writes Catherine Gewertz, “which is pitching it as a tool for families who don’t want their children taking college admissions tests that reflect the Common Core State Standards.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Education Politics.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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As a set of policies, accountability was instantiated in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2002, and reinforced by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. This is becoming an increasingly common tactic among cyber-criminals: ransomware, a malicious software that can hold an entire computer system and all its data “hostage” until a fee is paid.

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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. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Microsoft -Branded MOOCs for K–12 Leaders.” Presidential Campaign Politics. There’s less than a month left of the 2016 Presidential campaign and The End can’t come soon enough.