?A Playbook to Go Open: 5 Steps to Adopting OER

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As momentum for digital learning builds, some districts—80 percent according to the 2017 Consortium for School Networking’s (CoSN) K12 IT Leadership Survey Report —are using open educational resources (OER), which the U.S. Advocates of OER boast that in addition to being more affordable, these resources can provide more up-to-date content because digital OER can be updated more frequently than traditional textbooks.

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

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Welcome to a post that recognizes that the Arts must be in STEM! Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

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Part 1: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Science

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Welcome to another STEM related series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb in the last post. In this series of posts my goal is to provide you with practical resources in each of the STEM areas.

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom: Putting the Arts in STEM

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It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences!

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Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

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STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Booking Info – Time to think about your school or conference needs. Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources.

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Part 4: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Math

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Welcome to number four in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Math STEM Resources.

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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.

2017 Global Education Conference - 39 Live Sessions on Tuesday, Day Two!

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Tuesday, November 14th, is day two of the eighth annual Global Education Conference. IMPORTANT NOTES: Check out our new guide to attending the conference. It's a ton of fun, you'll be doing some good, and you'll have the undying gratitude of the conference organizers!

Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

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Register now for our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th, and we'll send you the information on how to either attend the live sessions or watch the recordings afterwards.

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're just over a week away from our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th!

Ten Engaging Digital Education Sites For Any Social Studies Classroom

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STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Booking Info – Time to think about your school or conference needs. OER Commons – What a wonderful place to find open educational resources.

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Cash Awards Honor Faculty and Institutions for Innovative Use of Digital Tools

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When Wallinga returned to campus from last fall’s Accelerate conference, he brought back a check, a trophy, and newfound respect. When Wallinga returned to campus from last fall’s Accelerate conference, he brought back a check, a trophy, and newfound respect. . “At For boosting student retention and success and reducing costs by embracing online OER textbooks Northern Arizona University. Mary Fulé could do the math, and she didn’t like what the numbers told her.

The 2017 Global Education Conference (Online) Starts Today! Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 8th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) All Online, All Free November 13 - 16, 2017 The Global Education Conference Network's eighth annual worldwide collaboration on globally-connected education starts today, Monday, November 13, and continues through this Thursday, November 16.

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Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning… Up To 20 Free Resources and Tools

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Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? OER Commons.

Part 3: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

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Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? OER Possibilities.

Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

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Also remember you can book me for a conference or your school district with workshops that are informative, engaging, and practical. I have three pre-conference workshops that you may want to register for. I will also have three concurrent session during the main conference.

Amazon Launches 'Inspire,' a Free Education Resource Search Platform for Educators

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Back in February, an EdWeek Market brief reported that Amazon Education was starting to beta-test a new platform with educators, helping teachers navigate the jungles of open educational resources (or OERs, for short). Well, that platform— Amazon Inspire —has officially launched today in tandem with the ISTE conference in Denver, Colorado. Tory Patterson, co-founder of Owl Ventures As far as calling itself an OER platform, that is somewhat correct.

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Part 4… Beyond the Technology Shine… Learning Targets plus 10 great Lesson Plan Resources

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STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Relevant Nouns – Planets, Solar System, Orbit, Gravity (OER Resources).

ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

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For instance, Kasey Bell generously shared her own resource-packed presentations on her Shake Up Learning Blog prior to the conference. I was honored to join several esteemed colleagues to present on the panel: Leading the Charge: Leveraging Librarian Leadership to Support the OER Journey.

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Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning: Five Ideas to Consider

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Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? How might we align the ideas of Blooms, Project Based Learning, STEM, and ideas of Deeper Learning?

G is for Grounded in Standards: The ABC’s of PBL … Building Blocks, Elements, & Compounds of Deeper Learning

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Also, remember you can book me for a conference or your school district with workshops that are informative, engaging, and practical. I am excited to be a featured speaker at this very special conference. OER Commons – A great place for open and free content aligned to the standards.

What Would Dewey Do? Quotes…Ideas…Resources for Genuine Learning

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I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! Also, remember that I can come to your conference or school district and provide engaging authentic and purposeful professional development.

Part 3… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Verbs and Blended Learning Possiblities

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STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs.

Part 1…Beyond the Shine : Finding the Technology In The Standard

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STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Booking Info – Time to think about your school or conference needs. The nouns could point to numerous OER (Open Educational Resource) sites available on the internet.

The Curriculum Meets Educational Technology… Avoiding Tech Shine

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I bring you this as I get ready to join the ASCD Press Core at the annual ASCD Conference in Atlanta, GA. Get ready for some daily posts and tweets throughout the conference that bring you the latest in educational theory with a technology twist.

Meet Some Heroes at This Week's Connected Educator Cafe Sessions

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Esther Wojcicki : Educator, journalist, IT & OER consultant. Wednesday, October 23 "Innovating STEM and Literacy" Yovel Badash : Author of No Child Held Back Jim Vanides : Global Social Innovation Program Manager @hp; #edtech blogger [link] , #STEM advocate, educator, technologist, & avid photographer. Friday, October 25th "Personalized Learning" Live from the ReinventED.org conference at Black Mountain SOLE, special guests TBA

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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. Volunteering : as with our other conference 2.0

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Part 5…Beyond the Shine : Supporting Technology with the SAMR Model plus Ten Great Resource Sites

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STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs.

Heard, Overheard and Announced at ISTE 2016

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The ISTE conference isn’t the biggest edtech conference in the world by sheer luck. Back in February, an EdWeek brief reported that Amazon Education was beta-testing a new platform with educators, helping teachers navigate the jungles of open educational resources (OER). That platform—Amazon Inspire—has officially launched in tandem with ISTE conference, offering a way for educators to both upload and access resources like lesson plans, videos and games.

The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The fourth annual Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON) starts this Friday, October 11th, running for three days and in conjunction with Connected Educator Month. And be sure to join the FutureofEducation.com host network to be kept up to date on all conference activities.

This Year’s ASU+GSV Summit Is Hard to Describe. Here’s Our Best Attempt.

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Each year, the conference organizers try to broaden the conversation. happened on the Sunday evening before the first day of the conference. In an interview with EdSurge at the conference, General Assembly CEO Jake Schwartz said he was excited to continue to lead the operation, which will retain the brand and operate as a division of Adecco, and gain better connection to industry partners through the new parent company. Morning yoga, evening karaoke.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The New York Times : “Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren’t).” Educause is holding its annual conference this week. The company is co-founded by Nick Ducoff, formerly of the OER textbook startup Boundless. (National) Education Politics. “The Education of Betsy DeVos ” – a profile of the Secretary of Education in Politico Magazine.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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He believes the future of education means all STEM, no arts and no humanities. Via Inside Higher Ed : “New study finds that penalties for breaking NCAA rules are largely consistent across conference membership – and that men’s basketball and football account for the vast majority of violations.” ” Well someone has to keep paying for vendor spaces at ed-tech conferences, I guess.

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” Via The Oregonian : “Arguing that the NCAA and the Pac–12 Conference ‘actively concealed’ the ‘debilitating long-term dangers of concussions ’ from generations of college football players, lawyers for a former Oregon Ducks football player filed a suit Tuesday that is seeking to reach a class-action status and cover five decades of players.” “ OpenStax , Knewton introduce adaptive learning into OER.” Education Politics.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The University of Louisville ’s head basketball coach has been suspended for the first five Atlantic Coast Conference games of the season, a piece of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s punishment stemming from a prostitution scandal that has roiled the institution for two years.” Start Holding Weekly Data Conferences ,” says Edsurge. (National) Education Politics.