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Student Engagement Platform ClearScholar Raises $1.25M in Seed Round

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How do you engage university students, hear their concerns, and give them both the information that they need and want? ClearScholar , a student engagement platform where students can receive notifications, store information and virtually interact with their university, today announced it has received $1.25 We’re providing a student engagement platform that helps nudge students to get more engaged in meaningful relationships and staff.”

Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

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Technology has become an integral element in our students’ educational journey. With the influx of diverse and multimedia instruction technology software and 1:1 programs, students have access to technology both in and out of school settings.

Handshake, an Online Career-Services Startup, Opens to (Nearly) All Undergrads

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And yet just 62 percent of college students report having ever visited their institutions’ career centers or used their affiliated online tools, according to a 2017 Gallup survey. students of four-year colleges (whether or not their institution has adopted the tool).

Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

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The K-12 curriculum is increasingly being dominated by digital textbooks as educational institutes are adopting this new form of study material to teach school students. As students gradually move from K to 12, their learning needs also increase. While traditional textbooks are still a part of the educational curriculum, eBooks are rapidly becoming the preferred learning partner for students. Students need more information. allow students to interact with the textbook.

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Future Proofing Your Video Platform: A Cautionary Tale About Obsolescence

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Famous failures abound: Blackberry remained committed to the physical keyboard as its competitors leapfrogged them with smartphones and mobile apps. Newspaper executives ignored the shift as multi-modal “readers” gravitated toward sites that blended text, video and social media. The dominant technology platforms (SIS and LMS) used on campus were never architected to make effective use of live media. Can video convey abstract concepts to better engage learners?

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5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices

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If used intentionally, mobile devices can be an express pass to exploring beyond the walls of our schools. While pushing students to learn outside our classrooms is a step in the right direction, how do we ensure that these experiences lead to deeper learning ? Accept Immediate Inquiry Creating a culture of inquiry starts by piquing student interest and then slowly releasing students to seek the answers to their questions about complex problems.

E-Counseling 2.0: Can a new wave of virtual guidance help?

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Abdi was at the top of her class, and Collins had worked with about 200 students like her in a new virtual advising program by College Possible , a nonprofit founded in 2000. They have set up FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) booths at school open houses.

The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers – Professional Development

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Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement in Schools – Mary Cay Ricci.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Purdue Global Demands Students Waive Right to Sue.” Via NPR : “ Student Loan Watchdog Quits , Says Trump Administration ‘Turned Its Back’ On Borrowers.” Via The New York Times : “The Student Debt Problem Is Worse Than We Imagined.” ” Inside Higher Ed takes a closer look at a game called Givling , a mobile trivia app “that promises winners a payout of up to $50,000 on their student loan debt.”

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

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Editor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use by educators. The majority of the tools mentioned in this post and the four earlier posts in our series, transform the student experience from passive consumers of information to active creators of content, employing multiple English Language Arts standards and skills along the way.