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

NeverEndingSearch

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. Social studies teachers will adore these!

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

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. 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. My students are all about social media. High School social studies teacher. Northport, N.Y.,

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

The Flat Classroom Project has been hailed by educators, policymakers and media alike, won ISTE ‘s Online Learning Award and is now included in the third edition of Friedman’s book (Davis and Lindsay worked with Friedman on the chapter called, “If it’s not happening then it’s because you’re not doing it”). Their writing, stories, and research are part of my personal learning network (PLN) I read daily.

Marketplace trend update: 5 tools to help you stay ahead of the curve

eSchool News

School leaders are expected to help their teachers use current technology to enhance learning, but at the same time, they must keep on top of future technologies that might soon impact teaching and learning. Changes in professional development delivery, virtual reality in classrooms, online learning innovations, and tools that enable students to share their progress and accomplishments are just a few of the fast-evolving areas educators must track.

Sal Khan on Expanding Into Early Learning and Launching a Peer-to-Peer Tutoring Platform

Edsurge

Over the last year, he’s helped Khan Academy manage a three-fold user increase, has grown and developed an online program geared toward early learners, and launched a new peer-to-peer tutoring platform to keep students connected and learning during the pandemic.

The Thin Line Between Critical Literacy and New Literacies

Reading By Example

Critical literacy’s roots are founded in social justice. It “requires imagining others’ intentions, adopting multiple perspectives, and imagining social arrangements that don’t yet exist” (Johnston, 73). The question then is, What does critical literacy have to do with new literacies , which “include the traditional literacy that evolved with print culture as well as the newer forms of literacy within mass and digital media” (Jenkins, 19)?

The Thin Line Between Critical Literacy and New Literacies

Reading By Example

Critical literacy’s roots are founded in social justice. It “requires imagining others’ intentions, adopting multiple perspectives, and imagining social arrangements that don’t yet exist” (Johnston, 73). The question then is, What does critical literacy have to do with new literacies , which “include the traditional literacy that evolved with print culture as well as the newer forms of literacy within mass and digital media” (Jenkins, 19)?

This Week: "Unplugged Ed" Tonight; Empowering Teachers; Alan Blankstein; Free Conference Events Coming Up; Hacking Education with Audrey Watters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

On FRIDAY I''ll be appearing live on the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community Webcast, speaking on the topic of "Building a Successful Online Learning Community for Librarians." show this week hosts Steven Anderson on "TPACK and the Common Core Standards. NEXT WEEK interviews are with Khalid Smith from Startup Weekend EDU (Tuesday the 14th) and Jane Hart on "Social Learning" (Thursday the 16th).

Learning Revolution Free Events - The Conference - Next Up #Reinvent14 - Appreciative Inquiry and AERO

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 22nd The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn.and change. Carl Rogers The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. PD certificates will be available through the Learning Revolution.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

But I’ve purposefully called this series “trends” because I like to imagine it helps defang some of the bulleted list of crap that other publications churn out, claiming that this or that product is going to “change everything” about how we teach and learn. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. The Common Core State Standards. Social Justice.

Learning Revolution Events - AltEdFilmFest - Homeschool+ - Gaming in Ed Call for Proposals - Open Letter from a Highly Creative Child

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update August 5th, 2014 One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure. Gardner The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?

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Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The conference is once again being held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. The "Connected Librarians" pre-conference day was this past Monday, and the recordings of those sessions are now available online at [link]. Hope to "see you" online! AASL Saturday, October 19 12:00am The Virtual Learning Commons: Concept, ideas, and Conversation - David V. Million, Doctoral Student Let them Drive.their learning!

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The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

This series is meant to serve in-depth exploration of the events of the past year and an analysis of how these events shape the way in which we imagine and prepare for the future of teaching and learning. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. The Common Core State Standards. Social Justice. Learning to Code. Education Data and Learning Analytics.

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Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - May Is Ed Tech Month - Geo-Educators - Natural Math - Oxygen Masks and You

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 8th Play is the highest form of research. Albert Einstein The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. These sessions will be delivered by top-notch researchers and practitioners who you can learn more about here.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. See you online! Iris Lapinski - CEO, CDI Apps for Good - "Apps for Good - Growing a new generation of problem solvers and makers" Dale Dougherty - Founder, President, and CEO, Maker Media, Inc.; Gary Bass Meaningful STEM-Based Learning in a University/Elementary School Partnership - Maria D.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Here’s media reporter Mathew Ingram’s take (and there are lots of takes out there. Testing, Testing… “ Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics on social media,” according to The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Gates Foundation CEO Admits Underestimating Common-Core Challenges.” Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. “ ESSA Would Handcuff a Trump Education Secretary on Common Core And More,” says Education Week , even though ditching Common Core was one of Trump’s campaign promises. More on the future of Common Core from NPR. ” Some of New Markets Venture Partner’s investments include BetterLesson, Credly, Civitas Learning, and Mashable.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” I’m a little surprised that either of these women – both Democrats, both Common Core supporters, if nothing else – would be under serious consideration. is disappointed in Common Core. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The New York Times : “ Udacity , an Online Learning Start-Up, Offers Tech Job Trials.” ” Via Edsurge : “What Edtech Can Learn from Theranos.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Education Week : “The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online schools , based on audits of software-login records that led state officials to determine the schools had overstated their student enrollment.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ School offers ‘incentives’ to get kids to take Common Core standardized test.” Robots hate the Common Core.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” A graphic essay in Fusion : “Betsy DeVos’ ‘ School Choice ’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.”