Podcast pedagogy: Leveraging audio programs for learning


But the truth is that many podcasts that appeal to adults can also be used in secondary classrooms. You can read comparisons of some of the top contenders here.

In some ways, kids are better off with distance learning

The Christensen Institute

During the spring installment of distance learning, one of our children had an assignment to read a primary source and a secondary source about a historical event and then compare and contrast them on a worksheet.


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Touch-Typing: Rote vs Integrated Learning or Rote and Integrated Learning?

Ask a Tech Teacher

That is an obvious comparison but there is a better one to be made. Having previously worked as a Teacher’s Aide with students who have required technological support to effectively integrate their learning into mainstream environments, he is now nearly at the end of his secondary teaching degree through the University of New England.

What is Active Learning? And Why it Matters

ViewSonic Education

Primary and secondary schools are swiftly responding to the evidence in support of active learning. If this applied to the comparison of two medical interventions, the authors concluded, it would ethically compel that all participants be moved to the positive-outcome group! Active learning is a teaching method that works wonders. Think about some things you’ve learned. How to drive, change a tire or prepare a meal. You may have first been instructed by a parent.

To the Citizens of BC

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Here are some graphs from Statistics Canada: Summary Elementary and Secondary School Indicators for Canada, the Provinces and Territories, 2006/2007 to 2010/2011. To the Citizens of British Columbia, Canada, How important is a good, free, public education system to you and to our society? How much should a collective ‘WE’ spend on creating the best possible public education for ALL of our children?

Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality


Seneca Learning is a free online homework and revision platform that covers most of the secondary school curriculum. This amazing result shows how beneficial EdTech and AI can be to quickly improve students progress, in comparison to more commonly used revision tools. The UK Educational Gap. When I first moved to the United Kingdom, I was very confused about the country’s educational system. It is a very complex matter.

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Research on early college high schools indicates they may pay for themselves in the long run

The Hechinger Report

In the comparison group (the students who lost the lotteries to get into the early college schools), only 11 percent had earned an associate degree six years later. T hose with associate degrees earn an additional $224,000, based on prior studies of the returns to post-secondary education.

OPINION: ‘We commemorate Juneteenth — why not make that sentiment last all year?’

The Hechinger Report

Black students are subject to more aggressive disciplinary actions in comparison to white peers. Students of color are less likely to be given access to accelerated opportunities in secondary schools, and more likely to be placed in remediation when they head to college.

Teaching students specific technical skills


Streaming in schools is a contentious subject, and there are studies to show that streaming prior to upper secondary school can have a negative effect on both social and academic outcomes, particularly for underprivileged students. In my last blog I went on a minor diatribe about what I perceive to be a lack of technical, and specific, skills development across school curricula.

Partisanship and Politics: Management of Public Perceptions of Faculty Labour and Higher Education


CBC’s objective of the segment was to illuminate “the challenges and opportunities presented by online teaching, cracks in the post-secondary education business model, and the meaning of higher education after the pandemic.”

Piaget Stages – The Development Of Intelligence and Reason

Fractus Learning

Secondary Circular Reactions. From 8 months to a year, children develop coordination of secondary schemas; the child begins to show intentional actions. During the preoperational stage, preschoolers can’t understand complex concepts like comparison, time, or cause-and-effect.

Civics Education Is Essential for Creating Engaged Citizens. I’m Hopeful It's About to Make a Comeback.


Secondary students can investigate what factors determined citizenship through historical case studies centered on both national and local narratives. Georgia in 1831, in comparison to the 1957 ruling in Cooper v.

Despite popularity with parents and teachers, review of research finds small benefits to small classes

The Hechinger Report

“The available evidence points to no or only very small effect sizes of small classes in comparison to larger classes. If the comparison classrooms didn’t have similar demographics or academic achievement at the start of the experiment, it would be discarded. A small classroom in Richton, Mississippi. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Small classes are very popular with parents. Fewer kids in a room can mean more personal attention for their little ones.

GED and other high school equivalency degrees drop by more than 40% nationwide since 2012

The Hechinger Report

“It’s a stepping stone to some sort of post-secondary credential, which determines your economic mobility in life,” said Hilliard, adding that high school degree is a prerequisite to pursue many professional certifications, from emergency medical technician to truck driver. Hilliard spotted a 7 percent increase in GED testing after the 2008 recession, but it had already receded by 2012, the year Hilliard used as his base year for comparison.

How Introducing AI Across the Curriculum May Address Key Equity Concerns


And the secondary piece is that we help them to not just be lone rangers by allowing them to train other educators and other leaders in their schools and districts so that they can expand into more of an initiative, instead of just one person who knows a little bit about AI.

Racial gaps in college degrees are widening, just when states need them to narrow

The Hechinger Report

Black and Hispanic primary and secondary students fell farther behind in school last year than white students and were less likely to have attended classes in person, have contact with teachers or have the internet access they needed for remote learning, the consulting firm McKinsey reported.

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Looking Down Our Noses At The Community College Experience

TeachThought - Learn better.

When an individual asks my advice about the next step towards post-secondary education, I almost always advise community college first. One of the most significant challenges students face when entering any post-secondary institution is time management. Absolutely contrary to the secondary school’s structured day with bells, making time management a new and perhaps costly learning curve. Looking Down Our Noses At The Community College Experience. by Dale Schlundt, M.A.

To test or not to test? Educators weigh the value of standardized testing during a pandemic

The Hechinger Report

Some testing experts say that gaps in the data will render it useless for comparison purposes and could even lead to the misallocation of resources. When schools in Columbus, Ohio, opened up classrooms this fall for the state’s third grade reading exam, just over a third of students showed up.

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5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

Todd: My wife thinks she has a problem with it, but I just say, “Compare this, what you’re doing now as a teacher, and how much complexity there is and what you’re doing, compared to what you were doing when you were 22, and there’s no comparison.” She says one of the problems that kids have when they are reading textbooks… Textbooks, particularly in secondary, are super-complex.

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6 ways to support computer science education

eSchool News

The authors offer a series of recommendations for federal and state policymakers to leverage this momentum: • Reform curricula for existing technology classes to focus on core concepts of computer science in primary and secondary schools. But that figure pales in comparison to the number of students taking AP calculus—and in California, there are still more kids taking ceramics.”. New report offers policy recommendations to sustain momentum for computer science education.

The 32 million disruptive adult learning opportunity

The Christensen Institute

With state WIOA plans available publicly, entrepreneurs can dig in and focus their efforts—critical because so many entrepreneurs are unfamiliar with the systems that serve adult learners in comparison to an understanding of K–12 schools and higher education. That’s where a secondary channel enters—serving the independent learner directly. A great place to launch new products and services is often in places where there is no competition.

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A ‘Safe’ Smart Speaker for Kids? Startup Chatterbox Promises to Put Privacy First


In education, such privacy concerns are secondary to another glaring issue: that company officials have said their products are intended for consumer use, not as classroom tools. A new Amazon Echo Dot, in comparison, costs $29.99. Kevin Elgan believes that the best technology is the kind that gets out of the way—it doesn’t have to be on your wrist, in your hand or at your fingertips to add value. That’s why people, himself included, love smart speakers so much, he says.

Why You Need More Than "One Good Study" To Evaluate EdTech

MIND Research Institute

Meanwhile, any other program with studies not meeting the RCT bar of rigor is by comparison downgraded—no matter how many other high quality studies they may have, under how many different conditions, in what timeframe, or even with repeated positive results. Yet teachers, usage, and content vary tremendously from K-2, to 3-5, to secondary.

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US On-Time Graduation Rate Hits Record at 81%

K-12 Schools - Education News

Prior to this, different methods were used across the states, making a comparison of graduation rates unreliable. In addition, the department would like to see the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, currently known as No Child Left Behind, overhauled to become “a law that not only ensures students are prepared for college, careers and life, but also delivers on the promise of equity and real opportunity for every child.”

Why America should care about its students’ lackluster performance on the global PISA tests

The Hechinger Report

Researchers followed 20,000 Canadian students who had taken PISA in 2000 for nine years and found that those who scored low on the reading assessment were less likely than those who scored at higher levels to participate in post-secondary education and had worse outcomes in the labor market — even after accounting for the students’ socio-economic background. These factors, the critics say, make comparisons impossible. 2015 PISA test scores for mathematics.

OPINION: How identifying struggling students in middle school can keep struggling students from dropping out of high school

The Hechinger Report

Three partner organizations complete the Diplomas Now model: City Year , an AmeriCorps organization that puts recent college grads in schools to provide one-on-one mentoring and tutoring for kids with early-warning indicators; Talent Development Secondary , a Johns Hopkins program that develops school improvement models and support for teachers; and Communities In Schools , which provides social workers who help students with the greatest needs.

How Mindfulness Can Help Teachers and Students Manage Challenging Situations


Excerpted from “ Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Adolescents ,” (c) 2019 by Patricia C. The mental advances that secondary school teachers recognize in their students, such as the ability to reason abstractly or to take the perspective of others, also come with a price. Social media offers a ready platform for comparing oneself to others, a process called social comparison.

Report Shows School Suspensions Amount to 18 Million Days

K-12 Schools - Education News

Including all grade levels, 16% of black students were suspended in 2011-12 in comparison with 7% of Hispanic students and 5% of white students. for elementary school students and 19% for secondary students in 2011-12. New research from the University of California at Los Angeles has found that despite suspension rates dropping in school districts across the country, US students still lost around 18 million school days due to out-of-school punishments in the 2011-12 school year.

AI Is Everywhere. Now It Wants to Teach You Chinese.


A growing number of vendors are offering AI-powered language-learning apps to companies and the general public ( Speexx , Busuu , Duolingo ) for hundreds of languages, but Ponddy’s products were developed specifically for secondary and university teachers of Mandarin. Gordon is using traditional AP prep materials as well and says Ponddy holds up well by comparison. Artificial intelligence is well on its way to becoming a ubiquitous element in virtually all software systems.

In 6 states, school districts with the neediest students get less money than the wealthiest

The Hechinger Report

The National Center for Education Statistics last calculated these numbers for the 2011-12 school year and it didn’t use exactly the same measurements as this most recent 2014-15 study, released in June 2018, so it’s hard to make direct comparisons. Source data: NCES, Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2014–15 , Table 7).

US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018


Source: EdSurge Higher Education & Post-Secondary Post-secondary tools altogether saw a notable bump in funding. edtech companies paled in comparison to their peers in Asia, home to Byju’s ( $540 million ), along with VIPKID ( $500 million ), Zuoyebang ( $350 million ) and Yuanfudao ( $300 million ). For many U.S. cities and states, 2018 marked the wettest year on record.

Harnessing benefits, reigning in downsides of virtual schools

The Christensen Institute

Academic considerations are secondary at best. Understanding this dynamic is critical to making a valid comparison and to understanding what success is. Last week, I offered thoughts on the Fordham Institute’s research paper on e-schools in Ohio titled, “ Enrollment and Achievement in Ohio’s Virtual Charter Schools.”. It is a strong study.

New data: Even within the same district some wealthy schools get millions more than poor ones

The Hechinger Report

Most districts didn’t budget in a way that allowed comparisons of school-level spending. The transparency mandate was tucked into the 2015 update of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act but didn’t require states to report that data until June 30 of this year. At Ronald D.

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How Should Learning Be Assessed?


He faults them for suppressing creativity and innovation, and creating narrowed educational experiences, because everything that is not measured becomes secondary or is dismissed entirely. By contrast, feedback that avoids needless comparisons among students can be very useful, and doesn’t require much time or money. iStock.

We Have a Winner! Student Summit Grant


In 2014-15, Temple High School received six out of seven distinctions, ranking it 2nd out of 40 peer schools in its TEA (Texas Education Agency) comparison group, earning distinctions for achievement in math, reading, science, social studies, post-secondary readiness and top 25% for closing the achievement gap. Kern Kelley Director of Student Agency EdTechTeam Author of "Google Apps Guidebook" @kernkelley Want to apply for your very own Student Summit Grant?