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Could Giving Parents Homework Help Students? Schools Try ‘Family Playlists’

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Here’s a familiar conversation loop, one that gets replayed endlessly in homes across the country: “How was school today?” “Um, But it also represents an achingly missed opportunity—a chance to involve parents in what their children are learning. Of the 100 students participating in the pilot that began last January, 91 percent of families participated; of those, 84 percent submitted optional feedback, amounting to more than 300 personal messages to teachers last spring.

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(National) Education Politics. ” As I type this up, the Senate has not yet voted, but it does appear to have enough votes to pass the measure. Via Inside Higher Ed : “How the Tax Bills Would Hit Higher Ed.” Republicans in Congress are also working on a re-authorization of the Higher Education Act. From The Wall Street Journal , “Five Things on the House’s Higher Education Bill.” ” Via Education Week : “U.S.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

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Of course, part of the reason most schools switch to 1:1 is because they want the classroom to reflect the real world—and anticipate what jobs could be when the kindergartners graduate. Allow appropriate time to create tech infrastructure. We also need to support our principals.

EduStar Platform Promises Quick, Randomized Ed-Tech Trials

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EduStar, a platform that conducts randomized-controlled online trials “in the background” as K-12 students use different apps, videos or games in classes, has run 77 trials engaging more than 10,000 students s o far, with plans to stage many more, its co-founders say.

Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

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Even in today’s tech-heavy environment, before moving to online assessments, leadership needs to ask: Should we? – What is the experience we’re trying to create? – What are we using for assessment right now, why are we using it, and how could it improve?

Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

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“If it’s edtech, it must be good,” used to be the mantra in schools. In fact, many school technology plans fluctuated depending upon the latest fads and what someone learned at a conference and had little connection to curriculum or learning goals.