U.S. ranks No. 13 in new collaborative problem-solving test

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In this 2015 photo, fifth graders collaborated on a Rube Goldberg machine in a Pennsylvania elementary school. Sometimes, students are guided through a negotiation exercise, where they must navigate through competing individual goals and come up with the best outcome.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

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NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative. Future of Learning.

Low-cost mindset interventions show promise, but not for all kids

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Researchers are finding mindset exercises benefit certain kinds of students and not others. He has incorporated mindset messages into a couple widely-used elementary school curricula for remedial reading and math.

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

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That changed somewhat when online worksheets allowed students to practice until they got it but it didn’t make it any more fun. Then that too changed when rote drills and worksheets were replaced with cerebral challenges and dynamic exercises. More online math practice.

Stress, The Silent Killer In Education

EdNews Daily

Our action gives us temporary relief but sustains the problem long-term. i.e. I feel lonely so do some exercise. TeacherCoach: Individual educators can sign up and begin taking online learning engagements in a matter of minutes.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? Students selling notes online a legal gray area, schools say | ArkansasOnline → University of Arkansas faculty members are debating how to best deal with the selling of lecture notes by students, spurred on by the practices of online study resource companies known for aggressive recruiting tactics.

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How one tiny town is battling ‘rural brain drain’

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Elementary school enrollment has climbed the fastest, from 327 students in May 2014 to 391 in May 2018, according to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in Washington. Related: Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids?

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

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At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”.

Can Foreign Language Immersion Be Taught Effectively Online?

MindShift

Learning to speak a second language often starts with memorizing words and phrases like colors, numbers and salutations. Middlebury Interactive Languages is trying to flip that model on its head with an online program that expects a lot from beginners.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

It’s called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned? Personalized learning is the No. So what is personalized learning, exactly? “Because learning is a collaborative process.