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As educators, we know that science is not just a body of knowledge, but it is a process that enables people to answer questions through scientific inquiry. These are important skills for students to master, not least because of the growing demand for science and STEM professionals.

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There Are 700K+ Credentials — and Counting. Which Ones Are ‘Quality’?

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In 2016, Credential Engine set out to tally all the badges , degrees, certificates, licenses and diplomas available to denote educational attainment. according to a new report published Wednesday. But the studies differ in their approaches to analyzing the myriad options.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Upgrading infrastructure, device maintenance, and ongoing professional development, in addition to program and device costs, mean tech initiatives need permanent budget lines that take into account the total cost. Are they prepared to adapt to other systems?

Can Competency-Based Education Demonstrate Mastery Across a Lifetime? #DLNchat

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And how can they continue to build on competencies through employment or demonstrate that growth? Much of the discussion focused on how competency-based education (CBE) could support students in acquiring and demonstrating the knowledge, skills and abilities. Our guest pointed to a five-page definition of CBE. The span of time learners can take to master a competency is an important variable to the CBE model. So how can institutions work better together?

Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality

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In his latest EdSurge column , Michael Horn laid out how Google Maps offers an aspirational metaphor for what the future of educational tools could look like. To bridge the gulf, it will take a similar open-data ecosystem to support learner navigation. Yet there are several initiatives, some of which I’ve had the privilege of working on, that aim to support the educational data ecosystem necessary for learner navigation.

15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers

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Google Classroom is one of the most popular digital tools for the K-12 classroom. It has improved vastly over the years, and teachers have learned how to make the most of this flexible assignment manager and communication hub. Be sure to answer the required questions!).

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

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Student privacy, easier-to-use digital tools for instructors, and efforts to offer alternative credentials were some of the most-talked-about topics this week at the South by Southwest Edu conference, an offshoot of the popular South by Southwest music festival. The event brings together a mix of participants from different parts of education — teachers, administrators, and publishers in elementary, secondary, and higher education. Austin, Tex.

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

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The Global Leadership Summit will provide participants with the unique opportunity to: Develop the capacity to lead classrooms and educational systems that foster in students the will and the skill to tackle problems of real-world significance locally and globally.

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