Teacher Reader Responses, Vol. 1: On Literacy

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Reading comprehension strategies (RCS) are simply a “bag of tricks” that although are useful to teach because they are quick and easy to learn, do not provide specific guidelines on how to connect sentences. Industry Interest teachers teachthought Teacher Reader Responses, Vol.

How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) and Empirical Education Inc. recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact research in U.S. In “ Measuring Edtech Impact in the ESSA Era ,” experts delved into the details of the guidelines.

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Inside Our MIND Podcast: A New Paradigm for EdTech Evaluation

MIND Research Institute

Ed Tech Industry Network: Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact Research in U.S. Today, MIND is excited to announce the launch of our flagship podcast, Inside Our MIND. With each episode of Inside Our MIND, we'll be taking a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

Conducting Edtech Impact Research in the ESSA Era

edWeb.net

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) and Empirical Education Inc. have recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact Research in U.S. In “ Measuring Edtech Impact in the ESSA Era ,” experts delved into the details of the guidelines.

10 Tips for teachers to make the most of ISTE

Neo LMS

Edtech conferences are a great opportunity for everyone activating in the education sector to connect and network with fellow like-minded people and take the pulse of the industry. Follow our guidelines to make the most of your ISTE experience!

Improving Ed-Tech Purchasing

Digital Promise

“ Improving Ed-Tech Purchasing ” is a new report from Digital Promise and the Education Industry Association that identifies the key obstacles and potential solutions for the procurement of K-12 personalized learning tools. Several recommendations emerged from the results of these surveys: Better guidelines for conducting needs assessments and including end users in the process.

Some steps to improve efficiency of an academic institution

Linways Technologies

Educational Administration: Educational administration is an agency which lays down the aims, policies and guidelines of the institution for it’s day-to-day working. It should have a brand strategy Make no mistake, despite being in the education industry, there’s always competition.

A ‘Learning Ecosystem’ Approach to Ed-Tech Acquisition

Digital Promise

As an industry, we don’t know enough about how these tensions will play out to fully proscribe best practices for acquiring personalized learning technology and resources. The tensions we face in a changing industry aren’t necessarily prohibitive.

The Problem With How We Teach History

Edsurge

The men looked straight into the camera, their bodies unmoving, monuments to the age of industrialization that they were meant to represent. A graphic organizer that introduces the Industrial Revolution through sources.

A teacher’s guide to preparing students for continuous lifelong learning

Linways Technologies

Today, most fields have a half-life much less than that, especially new industries. Based on what they’ve told, and from what we’ve observed, we’ve come up with a list of guidelines. What is lifelong learning.

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Enough With the Screen Time Scare! How to Be Sensible About Children’s Device Use

Edsurge

When the American Academy of Pediatrics released its most recent set of guidelines for children’s media use, much of the list reflected the organization’s long-standing recommendations of limiting digital play time for toddlers to maintain a “healthy media diet.” The new guidelines not only recognize the increasing ubiquity of these apps and their use in connecting classrooms and families, but also that all screen time is not created equal.

?Major Publishers Dismiss Lawsuit Against Follett Corporation

Edsurge

Follett Corporation, a textbook distribution company, announced this week that it has agreed to adopt a set of “ Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices ,” a list of guidelines co-developed and endorsed by four major textbook publishers. I think this sends a message to others in the industry to what the expectation is now.

Which Customer Is King? Why Multi-Stakeholder Marketing Is Essential in K-12 Education

Edsurge

In this kind of multi-stakeholder environment, a laser-focus on “the customer”—a best practice in most industries—can prove to be a startup’s undoing. History guidelines, it came under fire from many conservatives who believed the guidelines inaccurately reflected some aspects of America’s past. Ultimately the College Board revised the guidelines to address these criticisms—issuing new guidelines for 2015.

Benetech, Macmillan Pioneer Effort to Make All Digital Books ‘Born Accessible’

Edsurge

publishing industry put out 339,000 new books. To earn the GCA certification, publishers must submit e-book files to a Benetech content architect, who checks to see if the content conforms to accessibility guidelines.

State-Sanctioned Esports Events Are on the Rise. Here’s Why It Matters

EdTech Magazine

The esports market became a $1 billion industry this year. Guidelines could be developed, for example, concerning the playing of first-person shooter games. Competitive esports leagues exploded in K–12 schools in recent years. Colleges dole out more than $17 million in esports scholarships for students. More people watched the 2019 North America League of Legends World Final than the Super Bowl, according to CNBC. .

The Value of Usage Data as the First Step in Edtech Research

edWeb.net

Dr. Denis Newman, lead author of the software industry’s guidelines for research on edtech impact, is the CEO of both Empirical Education Inc. Kylene Chinsio Shen brings more than 18 years of experience in the education industry to her role as VP of Marketing for Evidentally, Inc.

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State-Sanctioned Esports Events Are on the Rise. Here’s Why It Matters

EdTech Magazine

The esports market became a $1 billion industry this year. Guidelines could be developed, for example, concerning the playing of first-person shooter games. Competitive esports leagues exploded in K–12 schools in recent years. Colleges dole out more than $17 million in esports scholarships for students. More people watched the 2019 North America League of Legends World Final than the Super Bowl, according to CNBC. .

College-Level Cybersecurity Ed Gets Formal Makeover

Leadership Lounge

A two-year effort to develop curriculum guidelines for cybersecurity education was released last week, two months after a report with the details was published by a joint task force. Michigan already allows people with relevant business or industry experience to work as teachers in vocational programs without requiring them to have teaching credentials, provided they eventually get certified. College-Level Cybersecurity Ed Gets Formal Makeover.

State-Sanctioned Esports Events Are on the Rise. Here’s Why It Matters

EdTech Magazine

The esports market became a $1 billion industry this year. Guidelines could be developed, for example, concerning the playing of first-person shooter games. Competitive esports leagues exploded in K–12 schools in recent years. Colleges dole out more than $17 million in esports scholarships for students. More people watched the 2019 North America League of Legends World Final than the Super Bowl, according to CNBC. .

State-Sanctioned Esports Events Are on the Rise. Here’s Why It Matters

EdTech Magazine

The esports market became a $1 billion industry this year. Guidelines could be developed, for example, concerning the playing of first-person shooter games. Competitive esports leagues exploded in K–12 schools in recent years. Colleges dole out more than $17 million in esports scholarships for students. More people watched the 2019 North America League of Legends World Final than the Super Bowl, according to CNBC. .

State-Sanctioned Esports Events Are on the Rise. Here’s Why It Matters

EdTech Magazine

The esports market became a $1 billion industry this year. Guidelines could be developed, for example, concerning the playing of first-person shooter games. Competitive esports leagues exploded in K–12 schools in recent years. Colleges dole out more than $17 million in esports scholarships for students. More people watched the 2019 North America League of Legends World Final than the Super Bowl, according to CNBC. .

State-Sanctioned Esports Events Are on the Rise. Here’s Why It Matters

EdTech Magazine

The esports market became a $1 billion industry this year. Guidelines could be developed, for example, concerning the playing of first-person shooter games. Competitive esports leagues exploded in K–12 schools in recent years. Colleges dole out more than $17 million in esports scholarships for students. More people watched the 2019 North America League of Legends World Final than the Super Bowl, according to CNBC. .

State-Sanctioned Esports Events Are on the Rise. Here’s Why It Matters

EdTech Magazine

The esports market became a $1 billion industry this year. Guidelines could be developed, for example, concerning the playing of first-person shooter games. Competitive esports leagues exploded in K–12 schools in recent years. Colleges dole out more than $17 million in esports scholarships for students. More people watched the 2019 North America League of Legends World Final than the Super Bowl, according to CNBC. .

K–12 Schools Work to Incorporate Computer Science into Curriculums

EdTech Magazine

The new guidelines encourage teachers to move beyond a lecture-style pedagogy to teach computer science, and instead find creative ways to show students how computational thinking can be used in vastly different ways across a wide spectrum of topics.

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Online Tutoring Companies Take Small Steps to Protect Student Safety

Edsurge

In July, the Ministry of Education issued new guidelines for after-school online teaching programs—set to be enforced in 2020—specifying that all live lessons must be completed by 9 p.m.

9 App Features That Developers Should Consider When Creating EdTech Apps By @SamPatue

TeacherCast

Guidelines for meaningful learning both at home and in a classroom, what can parents and teachers do to support learning and reflection. Industry standard to share/save/export/ or archive student work and progress in the app. Tweet.

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What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

It’s popular across the gamut of professions, industries and home uses. The typical number of people that will be in a room is a good guideline for picking your education projector. Considering an education projector for your classrooms or lecture hall? That’s a smart move.

#AskExcelinEd: How can state policymakers decide which school priorities to fund?

ExcelinEd

For career readiness, the student must earn an industry-accepted certificate. Funding for outcomes does not prevent the need for basic guardrails and guidelines. Every year state policymakers across the country are besieged with requests for additional school funding.

Who’s Holding Coding Bootcamp Accountability Accountable?

Edsurge

What makes this a particularly ironic case though, is that Flatiron is part of the Quality Assurance Taskforce , a consortium of 25 organizations that include non-profit universities, investors and coding bootcamps and has a stated goal “to drive industry-wide accountability and transparency” for non-traditional learning providers. The scrutiny Flatiron faced around its advertising this week isn’t uncommon for the industry.

Evaluating the Evaluators: How to Reduce Conflict of Interest in Higher-Ed Quality Assurance

Edsurge

In the meantime, industry experts are figuring out the logistics of running a successful EQUIP experiment. You don’t see any mention in the guidelines about who can be a QAE.” In its report , the firm proposes three guidelines for mitigating QAE conflicts of interest: The QAE is economically independent of the program it’s evaluating (e.g.,

Educators, Organizations Develop K-12 Computer Science Framework

Edsurge

Now a coalition of industry and education organizations have created guidelines to help educators teach the discipline. The group picked its wording with care to ensure the guidelines did not inadvertently leave out either certain students or even computer science subjects. Business and government leaders, including President Barack Obama, have been drawing attention — and investments — to support computer science education.

We can’t base our kids’ futures on a few hours one random Saturday morning. That’s just one reason to drop the National Merit Scholarship Program

The Hechinger Report

WPI will not continue to support scholarship programs that ignore our industry’s professional guidelines and are out of sync with our institutional ideals of access and equity. Andrew Palumbo.

The Fault Lines Between Sharing and Shilling for an Edtech Product

Edsurge

I’ve followed the guidelines, but when does advocating for the best tools stop and shilling for a product begin?” Every industry has companies that pull people from their customer base to come work for them and train others,” observed John Bimmerle, an instructional technology specialist in Texas and a brand ambassador, in his response to the story.

An Update on What You Need to Know about ESSA

edWeb.net

These systems involve four primary indicators: proficiency on state tests; English language proficiency; another academic factor that can be broken out by subgroup; and a “wild card” item that each state can choose within certain guidelines.

Opinion: With the Fox in the Henhouse, Betsy DeVos’s Ed Department Is Hurting Low-Income College Students

Edsurge

The lesson from that era is surely that it is unwise to appoint corporate insiders to regulate their own industry. In July, DeVos’s department issued new, narrowly restrictive guidelines that pull teeth out of Obama-era “borrowers defence to repayment” rules. In an essay last summer , calling for closing-down the for-profit industry, I warned that for-profit universities go after the most vulnerable, often leaving hapless students with insupportable debt and few marketable skills.