Flocabulary’s Raps Makes Common Core Learning ‘Fun and Accessible’

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Frank Smith Each video includes a quick news review, a quiz and interactive lyrics to deepen and reinforce Common Core skills. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Internet Online Learning Online Video

Fun Math Practice For Grades 1 - 5 from @SplashMath that is Common Core Aligned!

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Summer Online Learning Questions We’ve Gotten

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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 is online through a class wiki (we’ll send you the Join Code).

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 is online through a class wiki (we’ll send you the Join Code). For teachers: Common Core Webinars.

Super Teacher Worksheets & I Know It for Online Learning

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IKI features over 500 Common Core aligned math lessons. educational resources math online learning printables worksheets

Cursive in the Classroom: What Else is Becoming Obsolete?

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

Pearson Loses Out on N.Y. Testing Contract to Questar

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Assessment Common Core Ed-tech For-Profit Education Online Learning Pearson Procurement assessment commoncore technology testingQuestar Assessment Inc., a Minnesota-based company, has won a $44 million contract to handle grade 3-8 testing in New York state.

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

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

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California Approves Disputed Contract for State Testing With ETS

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Assessment Common Core Online Learning Pearson Procurement assessment commoncoreCalifornia state board officials have approved a $240 million assessment contract for ETS, despite complaints from a rival vendor.

Smarter Balanced to Review American Institute for Research's Test Platform

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Assessment Common Core Online Learning Procurement assessment contract testdelivery testingThe Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has arranged an independent evaluation of an open-source delivery platform it paid the American Institutes for Research to develop.

Coming Up Next: Demand for New K-12 Science Content

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Assessment Common Core Online Learning Procurement Publishing Textbooks content instructionalmaterials scienceFifteen states and the District of Columbia have adopted Next Generation Science Standards, which could shape schools' demand for content for years to come.

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.

K-12 District Officials Doubt Readiness for Online Tests, Survey Finds

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Fewer than 30 percent of K-12 school technology officials believe their districts are ready for online testing, according to the Consortium for School Networking. Online Learning Assessment Common Core assessment testing

Former National Geographic Society President Eyes Ed-Tech Market

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Tim Kelly, who is credited with leading the society''s transition into digital media, is helping to launch a game-based learning platform, according to an SEC filing. Assessment Common Core Ed-tech Fundraising Online Learning educationaltechnology entrepreneur venturecapital

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

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Assessment Common Core Ed-tech Online Learning ProcurementQuestar Assessment Inc. 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. But lately, the Twin Cities-based company has.

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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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.

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.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

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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. But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common.

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

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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.

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.

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Ready or not, a new era of homeschooling has begun

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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 Then, they’ll be given three days of training to learn how to teach virtually, which he acknowledged is not ideal. “We

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.

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

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Treat competency-based learning as a whole-system—rather than one-off—reform. Invest in digital learning to scale competency-based instruction. Although the bills themselves do not focus on the role of technology, states need to keep in mind where digital learning can make competency-based education programs sustainable and scalable. Blended learning stands to support competency-based education in at least four overarching ways.

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.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

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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. Sign up for our newsletter to get a weekly update on blended learning.

Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model

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” I find myself emphasizing the importance of creating smaller learning communities within the context of the larger classroom. I passionately believe the most effective learning communities are those that allow teachers to spend more time working individually or in small groups with their students to customize and personalize instruction. At least one of the stations must be an online learning station for this to be considered a blended learning model.

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.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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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. The big idea is to create a customized path so students learn at their own pace, in the manner that resonates best with them, with content tailored to their interests, aided by their computers.

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.

President Trump’s Education Agenda

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Articles Common Core For Students Students Updates common core education online learningWhen it comes to education, president-elect Donald Trump divulged few details regarding his plans for K-12 and higher education reform. Though he has not outlined a detailed plan, Trump has provided an overview of the changes he plans to make during his tenure in the White House. In reference to K-12 education, Trump highlights emphasis […].

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. Mississippi Learning. The need for reliable evaluation has become more urgent with the flood of new, often free, online materials.

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

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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.

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

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. They don’t just want to learn physics, AP Vocabulary, and whatever else you’re teaching them. The interaction between administration and students and the amount of student voice put into the decisions made, specifically about Common Core and standardizing a certain curriculum. I feel like school should be a place where I can learn about their culture and where they came from and for them learn about mine.