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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. Parents are learning at home, learning with their child, in the privacy and safety of their home,” observes Alan Baer, an assistant principal at South Bronx Preparatory. Teachers choose to participate.

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.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

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During an edWebinar for the Empowered Superintendent series, “Leadership for Mobile Learning: Creating a Shared Vision,” the presenters said school leaders, though, often miss key parts of the planning process and end up with useless “hunks of plastic.” 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?

Hack Education Weekly News

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” 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.” Department of Education Announces Vision to Transform Federal Student Aid , Improve Customer Service.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Education Department Signals Possible Changes to Gainful-Employment Rule.” Going To Ban The Internet Of Things For Children ?”