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Educators Make, Play, and Connect This Summer

Educator Innovator

You want to relax this summer. But we also know that for many educators summer is a time to collaborate, try new tools, and come up with ideas. The race to get into the best schools and build the best college application resumes is only getting hotter. Low-income kids “are 6,000 hours behind rich kids in what they’ve gotten to do in their lives,” said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. “We’ve We’ve got to catch that up.”. But the kids don’t get to have all the fun.

School’s Out, Cities Are in with Expanded Cities of Learning Initiative

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But for Dallas high school students, it offers an engaging opportunity to take part in a mock trial and learn about politics and law. But kids and teens might not know about them, have access to them, or receive recognition for their efforts. Thanks to support from the John D. Young people can take self-directed journeys through any number of participating organizations, completing activities and receiving digital badges to recognize their achievements.

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2016 Global Education Conference - Final Day!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We are partnering with Chrome Warrior and using their gamification platform to provide an enhanced professional development experience for Global Education Conference attendees. Here is a player's guide to getting started with Chrome Warrior. Want to volunteer to help moderate sessions?

WHAT’S NEW

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Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. to streamline workflows for assessment and data analysis.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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One of the most important stories this past week was the Trump Administration’s announcement that it planned to end the DACA program, putting the immigration status and safety of some 800,000 people into question. Buzzfeed reported that – as of 9pm Thursday at least – “ Betsy DeVos Still Hasn’t Said Anything About Trump’s Decision To End DACA.” million to cover federal funds that went to the botched statewide school broadband contract.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. But as the ed-tech sector is never willing to let a bad idea die, the report will live on. Badges.

OZeLive Starts Today - "Ed Tech Down Under"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

OZeLive is the result of a dedicated world-wide team wanting to create an event on ed tech that was time-zone friendly for those "down under." Tired of having to be awake at 3am to catch a session live at one of our other events , they''ve built an great set of sessions that are going to put the shoe on the other foot for the rest of us! Hope to see you online! Walters Kids Afield-empowering kids to explore the natural world via digital photography - Robin K.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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“ President Trump Earmarks $200 Million in Federal Grants for STEM , Computer Science Programs ,” says Edsurge , later swooning that “ Google , Facebook , Amazon Among Tech Titans Committing $300 Million to K–12 Computer Science.” ” “Amazon, Facebook and others in tech will commit $300 million to the White House's new computer science push,” says Recode. Department of Education Awards $253 Million in Grants to Expand Charter Schools.”

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google has opened up Google Classroom to users outside of G Suite for Education. This opens so many doors for teachers, students, and parents to connect, collaborate and learn.