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Educators Make, Play, and Connect This Summer

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You want to relax this summer. But we also know that for many educators summer is a time to collaborate, try new tools, and come up with ideas. The race to get into the best schools and build the best college application resumes is only getting hotter. Low-income kids “are 6,000 hours behind rich kids in what they’ve gotten to do in their lives,” said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. “We’ve We’ve got to catch that up.”. But the kids don’t get to have all the fun.

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Mark Twain Welcome to the Learning Revolution. These events bring together educators, learners, leaders, and others to rethink and reinvent education. To receive the weekly Learning Revolution newsletter, please join the Learning Revolution network. In 2014, we are celebrating the fifth anniversary of GlobalEdCon and we''re excited to share information about our future plans with you at this face-to-face event. Click here to register.

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"The Internet Will Be Everywhere and Nowhere"—Dr. Michio Kaku's ISTE 2016 Keynote

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Technological minutiae in the classroom carry such immense consequences that it can be hard to think beyond tomorrow’s software update, nevermind next year’s LMS rollout. According to Dr. Kaku, talking wallpaper, data-reading toilets and other technologies that seem like miracles today are a mere fifty years away. Remember, robots are [just] adding machines. Michio Kaku was born in 1947 in California, to Japanese parents who met in a World War II internment camp.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update August 19th, 2014 Perhaps the greatest joy is learning how to motivate yourself. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. How does your library manage digital collections?

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples. text to infographics to eCards to podcasts).

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Soon to be The Atlantic’s Adam Harris. ” It’s being positioned here as the first time Congress has funded open textbooks, but it’s not the federal government’s first commitment to OER. Government Will Travel to Latin America.” ” To Peru and Colombia , specifically. Now Oklahoma Teachers Could Be the Next to Walk.”

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Eleanor Roosevelt The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. Our projects have members from 200+ countries and the Learning Revolution newsletter is sent to 130,000 each week.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas!

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20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

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The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google has opened up Google Classroom to users outside of G Suite for Education. This opens so many doors for teachers, students, and parents to connect, collaborate and learn.

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Via The Washington Post : “ Trump ’s first full education budget : Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice.” ” Also via WaPo : “Here are K–12 education programs Trump wants to eliminate in 2018 budget.” Via Politico : “ DeVos expected to unveil school choice plans Monday.” Via The Washington Post : “ Betsy DeVos was asked to address education reporters at their annual convention.

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“And how did she get to be head of our schools.” DeVos reported a new investment of between $250,001 and $500,000 in the Michigan-based Neurocore , according to a financial disclosure form that was certified by government ethics officials on Wednesday.” The restrictions, known as heightened cash monitoring, mean that for five years higher ed institutions in the state must disburse aid to students first and then ask the feds for reimbursement.”

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Via PR Watch : “ Betsy DeVos Ethics Report Reveals Ties to Student Debt Collection Firm.” Via Wired : “The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole.” ” Via The Atlantic : “How Betsy DeVo s Could End the School-Integration Comeback.” Via Edsurge : “How Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg ’s iZone Went from ‘Cool’ to Cold.” ” Honestly, I can’t even bear to look.

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Via ProPublica : “DeVos Pick to Head Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White.” Senate would open up Pell Grants to low-income students who earn college credits while still enrolled in high school,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via The Washington Post : Governor Scott “Walker wants Wisconsin to be first state to stop dictating how much time kids should go to school.” Education Politics.

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“High school students will be allowed to carry mace in the 2016–2017 school year after the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education agreed to remove prohibitive language and amend its policy,” the Salisbury Post reports. “How Hard Is the New SAT ?”

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I plan to be offline tomorrow, January 20, so as to avoid any news about the Trump Inauguration. Trump is illegitimate because he refuses to divest from his business interests and as such will be in violation of the Constitution the minute he takes the oath of office. So I can’t watch or listen to the news tomorrow, as it’s a dark day for democracy – one of the darkest in my lifetime and perhaps even in this nation’s history.

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US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appeared in front of a Senate subcommittee this week to talk about Trump’s budget proposal. “But he said the initiative is different from the group he had been tapped to lead in late January.” Supreme Court on Monday declined without comment to hear an appeal of a ruling that bars a technical college from drug testing all students.” That seems to be Coursera ’s business model. Education Politics.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via The New York Times : “ California Passes Sweeping Law to Protect Online Privacy.” “ Google , Facebook , Verizon , Comcast and AT&T each contributed $200,000 to a committee opposing the proposed ballot measure, and lobbyists had estimated that businesses would spend $100 million to campaign against it before the November election.”

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Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.” ” In other Department of Education bureaucratic nightmares, “Dozens of Colleges’ Upward Bound Applications Are Denied for Failing to Dot Every I,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. ” Via Education Week : “ FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Key Net Neutrality Rules.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ DeVos Falsely Suggests That Student Loans Were Federalized to Pay for Obamacare.” ” Via Education Week : “Trump Moves to Fill Key Civil Rights Post.” Politico runs the number on the steps Trump has taken to fill openings at the Department of Education.). Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos offers buyouts to shrink Education Department workforce.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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One of the most important stories this past week was the Trump Administration’s announcement that it planned to end the DACA program, putting the immigration status and safety of some 800,000 people into question. Buzzfeed reported that – as of 9pm Thursday at least – “ Betsy DeVos Still Hasn’t Said Anything About Trump’s Decision To End DACA.” million to cover federal funds that went to the botched statewide school broadband contract.”

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“ President Trump Earmarks $200 Million in Federal Grants for STEM , Computer Science Programs ,” says Edsurge , later swooning that “ Google , Facebook , Amazon Among Tech Titans Committing $300 Million to K–12 Computer Science.” ” “Amazon, Facebook and others in tech will commit $300 million to the White House's new computer science push,” says Recode. Department of Education Awards $253 Million in Grants to Expand Charter Schools.”

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Education Week looks at the campaign donations Betsy DeVos has made toto Senators who will oversee her confirmation.” million to Ohio.” ” The money owed is by All Children Matter Inc stemming from fines to the Ohio Elections Commission for violating campaign finance law. ” asks The Hechinger Report , with the hellish-scenario game we get to play for the next four years. I’m happy to diminish its role.’”

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closes transgender student cases as it pushes to scale back civil rights investigations.” ” Via The New York Times : “ Trump Move on Job Training Brings ‘ Skills Gap ’ Debate to the Fore.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Summer Pell Grants will be available to students beginning July 1, the Department of Education announced Monday.” Tech CEOs visited the White House to talk about “modernizing” a.k.a.

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If you’re going to decry “ fake news ,” then you best not be sharing it. If you’re going to talk about the importance of digital literacy or information literacy or media literacy or what have you, then you best practice it. Or did you just want a story to confirm your gut feelings that she should hit the road? Anyway, as Matt Barnum writes , “ No, there’s no reason to think DeVos is planning to resign, contrary to viral news stories.”