Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

Marketplace K-12

He also talked about how he thinks policy shifts like the implementation of the common-core standards and the adoption of “open” educational resources are likely to affect the K-12 market, and his company’s work. It’s important to speak in specific rather than general terms…It’s not always the case, but it’s fair to say there’s a disproportionate number of students in virtual schooling who are there because physical schools have failed them in some form or another.

Global Oneness Project: free, interdisciplinary instruction and engagement

NeverEndingSearch

If you are seeking to inspire global awareness, critical thinking and student engagement, share the Global Oneness Project with your secondary classroom teacher partners. In addition to lesson plans, Global Oneness offers a series of companion study guides and conversation cards to inspire further critical thinking and engagement around selected films. Common Core global global education instruction video Global Oneness

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Prodigy: Virtual world of math

iLearn Technology

Prodigy is a game-like fantasy world where students engage in math along their adventures. Prodigy is a virtual world where students can play together with classmates. In the virtual world, students are wizards who learn magic and spells to defeat over 100 monsters. To learn a new spell or add powers (or adopt pets), students must complete different math challenges. As students play the game, they will learn over 300 math skills in 1st-8th grade.

Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Possibly one of the most important shifts needed in schools is to provide individualized and personalized learning experiences to students. Digital leadership focuses on transforming learning environments through online course offerings (synchronous and asynchronous), independent studies, and use of OpenCourseWare to provide students with continuous options to learn anytime, anywhere, and about anything. OCW courses are available under open licenses, such as Creative Commons.

How to Integrate Multimedia and Writing Instruction With VR, Video and Digital Timelines

Edsurge

My job is to make sure that the tech use is meaningful and purposeful - when used correctly technology can help enhance and transform my lessons, provide real-world activities, and increase student engagement. We all strive to develop students with the skills necessary to be successful after high school graduation. What teacher doesn’t want that for their students? We all want our students to write more. I want students to be able to trace the chain of events.

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Going Schoolwide with Reading Engagement: How We Got to Now

Reading By Example

This is a follow up to a previous post about our school’s collective efforts to increase student engagement in reading, especially in their dispositions around talking about and sharing their reading lives. He comes from the same class in which another student gave me a new metallic marker for our schoolwide reading graffiti board. As I mentioned in my previous post, it was the students’ turn to have the proverbial pencil in hand.

What to Know About Miguel Cardona, Biden’s Pick for Education Secretary

Edsurge

Their stances on education policy differ, but they all have at least one thing in common: classroom experience, which Biden has promised would be a prerequisite. He is a great listener, an amazing team player and he’s always looking out for the best interest of students.”

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sueann Galt, STEM Coordinator Does the use of ‘Learning Menus’ increase students’ intrinsic motivation? Build a Bridge: Transitioning to STEM TPBL - Beth Witte, Program Coordinator Creating Citizen Scientists in the Classroom - Matthew Rudisi – Science Faculty (Biology) Re-awakening Students’ Curiosity - Frank Kowalski, Physics Prof. Carmona, Lead Contract English Instructor Student-Generated Apps for Mobile Devices – can they enhance higher levels of understanding?

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. Students don’t pay attention to lectures, they would argue.