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The Limits of Curriculum Choice

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. In recent years, education leaders have hailed curriculum choice as a low-cost way to improve student success.

During Education Conference Season, Why SXSWedu Tops the Charts

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This CEO says to take advantage of all the opportunities at conferences this season, including the type of socializing and networking found at SXSWedu. The post During Education Conference Season, Why SXSWedu Tops the Charts appeared first on Market Brief.

Helping Parents Prepare Their Child for State Tests

Digital Promise

Home learning environment is an important factor to ensure each student meets their potential in school and beyond.

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NewseumED’s Foolproof Guide to Media Literacy

Catlin Tucker

Our students are inundated with media, but how many of them are able to differentiate between a news article and an opinion piece or recognize bias in the media?

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

What You Might Have Missed in March

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of March: 33 Resources for Read Across America Day. Teaching Basic Cybersecurity Measures To Everyday People (For Parents of Digital Natives). How Readilearn grew from one woman’s dream to an exciting education resource.

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OPINION: We must close college counseling’s equity gap

The Hechinger Report

Helping her classmates get into college, student Karoline Jimenez tries to track down a fellow student so he can take the SAT in Personal Statement. Photo: Juliane Dressner.

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If You Liked ‘Choose Your Own Adventure,’ You’ll Love These Interactive Books!

EdNews Daily

If you thought Choose Your Own Adventure Books were fun when you were little, please check out Joe Heinzen ‘ s work and the Kickstarter initiative at the link below.

After all the fuss about getting in, how do poor students survive on elite campuses?

The Hechinger Report

Anthony Abraham Jack is the author of the new book, “The Privileged Poor,’’ which looks at ways elite institutions can do a better job with scholarship students. Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report.

Art, Science, and the Role of Data in Education

iterating toward openness

I was a music major as an undergraduate. BFA, Music (vocal performance), Marshall University, 1997. One of my great loves is teaching music theory.

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Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Can Campus Tours in Virtual Reality Improve College Access?

Edsurge

What if high school students could tour college campuses across their state without ever leaving home? What if questions about the college application process or funding concerns could be addressed in real time at any hour of the day?

5 Signs It’s Time to Go Back to School

EdNews Daily

If you’re working full-time and still broke, if you have consistent issues with landing in toxic work environments, or if you’re just bored, going back to school may be the best thing you can do. You’re Working 40+ Hours A Week and You’re Still Broke.

5 Ways to Approach a Standards-Based Mindset

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick welcome Kellie Ady from Schoology on the program to discuss how teachers can approach a Standards-based mindset. The post 5 Ways to Approach a Standards-Based Mindset appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

Report from ASCD, Part 2: Next Wave of EdTech Resources

techlearning

Get to know these education technology tools because they will help your instruction, student learning, and growth

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Art Exhibit Lets High School Immigrants Share Stories of Hardship and Hope

Edsurge

Moving to a new home and starting a new school would be intimidating—even terrifying—for most teenagers. But for Lian and Lisbet, who moved to a home they did not choose in a place they did not know and needed to communicate in a language they did not speak, these transitions have led to freedom for them and their families. Lian, from Myanmar, is a senior who is looking forward to graduating and joining her sister Muan at community college.

Nearpod Launches Social Emotional Learning Curriculum in Partnership with Common Sense Education

techlearning

According to a ‘Ready to Lead’ CASEL report, students who receive high-quality SEL instruction achieve, on average, 11 percentile points higher on achievement scores than students who did not receive SEL instruction

New Higher-Ed Business Models Millions of Americans Need to Get Better Jobs

Edsurge

Demographic shifts and rapid-fire technological change are upending traditional postsecondary education and workforce training. In response, schools and companies alike have responded with innovative ideas, but almost all focus on applying technology—like predictive analytics, blended learning, and MOOC-enabled degrees—to student support and instructional services. Yet new technologies often overshadow the equally urgent need for new business models.

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Findings from National K-12 Survey: Cybersecurity Is Top Priority for School Technology Leaders

techlearning

CoSN today released the organization’s long-standing K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

When Will K-12 Classrooms Scrap Those Age-Old, Rigid Desk-Chairs?

Marketplace K-12

As sales of chair/desk combos slow, we look at what is likely to take their place in classrooms across the U.S. The post When Will K-12 Classrooms Scrap Those Age-Old, Rigid Desk-Chairs? appeared first on Market Brief.

7 ways to drive district-wide innovation

eSchool News

When the Gresham-Barlow (OR) School District (GBSD) hired Dr. A. Katrise Perera as the superintendent in July of 2017, she set out to listen and learn from students, parents, staff, and community members how to best serve our students.

Kids Use Geometry Skills to Defeat Evil Wizard in The Land of Venn - Geometric Defense

techlearning

The Land of Venn – Geometric Defense is a fast-paced game that teaches kids how to use principles of geometry to defeat an evil wizard named Apeirogon and his monsters

4 K-12 edtech trends we’re tracking at CoSN 2019

eSchool News

CoSN 2019 kicks off in Portland, OR this week, and it brings with it rich content spanning a variety of K-12 edtech trends.

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Higher salaries for ‘breaking bad’ in the classroom

The Hechinger Report

A-Digit. Nobel prize winner and University of Chicago economist James Heckman has devoted a big part of his career to documenting the societal returns for investing in preschool.

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The End of the Promise of Personalized Learning?

EdNews Daily

Recently, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo)and Senator Ed Markey (D-Ma) drafted some modifications to COPPA that have the potential to create an catastrophic damage in the Ed-Tech industry, particularly for all publishers and schools who use literally anything on the internet in educational ways. Here is the text of the bill: [link].

Planning for your school district’s broadband budget

Education Superhighway

Digital learning is transforming education at an unprecedented pace. From AR/VR field trips to computer science classes and online testing, there are increasingly high demands for our classrooms to be equipped with sufficient bandwidth.

What About Teachers NOT on Twitter?

Teacher Tech

Share a Tweet Via Email The #1 users of Twitter are teachers (I have no idea where I heard that but here is something I found when searching for it). However, not all teachers are on Twitter. Twitter is a huge teacher PLN. How do you learn new things that are not the same things […]. The post What About Teachers NOT on Twitter? appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

5 Reasons Why the Campus Nexus Platform Remains our Chosen SIS

EmergingEdTech

After a quarter of a century, we're still with the same SIS vendor, for good reason. Next year, The College of Westchester (the school where I have overseen IT since 2008) will have been a Campus. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Indoor Party Games For Kids

Fractus Learning

If you’ve ever hosted an indoor birthday party, you know the key to success is having activities planned to keep the children occupied. (It It also does wonders to keep you and other parents sane as well.) […]. Games Parents Resources

Glimpse K12 Unveils New Tool to Help Schools ‘Bundle’ and Save on Tech Purchases

Edsurge

At an education conference in Alabama two years ago, Susan Patterson, superintendent of Cullman City Schools, learned about a tool that helped her figure out pockets of superfluous spending in her district. With the software, called AIM, Patterson learned that some of the licenses purchased for the 3,000-plus students in her district, located between Huntsville and Birmingham, went unused. “We