On information privilege and information equity

NeverEndingSearch

Access to an effective school library program is one example of information privilege. The absence of access is one symptom of information poverty. Adaptable resources for the Information Privilege lesson are available in this folder.

How User Experience Research Informs Edtech Design

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

How Liberty 53 Integrates Trauma-Informed Practices

Digital Promise

To support these students, education professionals are turning to trauma-informed practices. One district thoughtfully embedding trauma-informed practices into their everyday work is Liberty 53 School District in Missouri. Bring a Trauma-Informed Approach to Your District.

CommonLit-Free Informational And Literary Texts For Any Classroom

The Web20Classroom

CommonLit is a growing library of over 500 literary and informational texts for students in grades 5-12. You can also search by lexile range it you have that information for your students as well.

Cultivating Informed Citizens with Listenwise

Catlin Tucker

The more informed our students are about the world around them, the less likely they’ll be duped by fake news stories. The audio recordings effectively weave the information into a story that is both interesting and informative.

Article for the online journal, Globally Informed

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote an article for a journal. It was entitled: BRINGING GLOBAL STUDENTS TOGETHER THROUGH VIDEO-CONFERENCING. In it, I talk about my use of ‘Mystery Skype’ in lessons, which allows my class to collaborate with other learners in different countries.

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5 Handy Tools that Combat Fake News and Create Informed Citizens

techlearning

But for many of you, prepping kids to be engaged, informed, and knowledgeable citizens has always been job one. Civic engagement is one of the latest education buzzwords. So it’s good to see the rest of the Ed world climbing on board

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Project Information Literacy News Study: A new study on new adults and news

NeverEndingSearch

Dr. Alison Head and her Project Information Literacy (PIL) research team recently released the findings of a new national study on college students and how they consume and interact with a vast and deeply polarized news ecosystem. For this generation, news is social, visual, and fast.

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What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning. And what could we as public educators borrow from these homeschool classrooms–or any non-traditional or informal learning environment–that would be of benefit in our own? by Derek Spanfelner , learnivore.com.

How Districts Can Inform EdTech Companies to Make Better Products

Education Elements

Innovation often requires leading, not following, in technology advancement. I was involved in two important decisions in 2007 while serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Maine Township High School District 20 in Illinois. First, needing a new Director of Technology to help us advance technology into an essential role to improve learning, I hired a talented young man named Dr. Hank Thiele. Leaders

How Can a Pineapple Help with Easy Informal Professional Development?

Where Learning Clicks

Set your teachers and students up for success with a mix of easy informal professional development and more formal PD and training. The post How Can a Pineapple Help with Easy Informal Professional Development?

Reading by Example Newsletter, 10-13-18: Data-Informed Instruction

Reading By Example

This week’s newsletter focuses on the use of data in the classroom to inform teaching and learning. What do you do when the data isn’t making any sense? Our instructional leadership team and I encountered this challenge in this post.

A Glimpse Inside the Transition to Trauma-Informed Practices

MindShift

And while this isn’t new information, focusing on how to make the learning environment a safe, nurturing place where those students can succeed has become a robust topic of conversation in many districts.

Beyond Test Scores and Retention of Information

The Principal of Change

There are two terms that I have seen thrown around which mean a lot more than how they are being used; learning and achievement. The reason these two come to mind is due to their direct connection to one another in the context of education.

Informal Education & 21st Century Learning – A “Montana to Rice” Combination

P21 Blogazine

At the San Francisco 49ers, we strongly believe 21st Century learning skills and informal education are a natural and perfect pairing.

Bartleby - free books, lit and reference information

Educational Technology Guy

The materials, both books and reference information, are categorized by reference, verse, fiction, and nonfiction. Bartleby is a site that contains a huge amount of literature and reference books online, for free.

Wisconsin Information Technology Infrastructure Grants

Kajeet Extracurricular

The State of Wisconsin approved funds to expand broadband Internet for students outside the classroom through the Information Technology Infrastructure Grant.

Tech-based sources of clinical information and research

SpeechTechie

As I just finished writing a presentation for PaTTAN that has a ton of EBP references, I wanted to give a round-up of some of my favorite sources of information. First I want to give a shout out to The Informed SLP. They also have a free area with great information.

Innovating Pedagogy Report released - some great information included

Educational Technology Guy

It has some interesting information and insight into some technology trends, including Flipped Classrooms, BYOD, storytelling and more. The Open University''s annual ''Innovating Pedagogy'' report has just been published.

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Let @MindMaple help you share information using beautiful, colorful, & organized diagrams

Kleinspiration

In the beginning, I use them a lot to model different ways to organize and track thoughts and information. create diagrams graphic organizers mind map Mind Maple MindMaple online graphic organizers organize information planning

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Learning is an experience. Everything else is just information.

TeachThought - Learn better.

Everything else is just information.” Everything else is just information. “Learning is an experience. ” by Terry Heick There is an essential–and essentially human–movement in learning–a point where something transitions from other to self. It starts with recognition–an awareness of that thing. A formula, process, skill, or idea. Then there’s analysis. What is this thing? And evaluation? What is its worth? […].

3 Research Findings to Inform K-12 Technology Investments

EmergingEdTech

Using Evidence-Based Strategies to Drive the Deployment of Next Generation Learning Techniques Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Let kids make informed decisions about real things in the real world

Dangerously Irrelevant

Give kids the freedom to make “informed decisions” about things they care about, real things in the real world, things that probably aren’t in the standards or on the test, and we’ll get a lot farther down the road to preserving what’s left of this experiment in democracy.

Global Leadership Week - Information and Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Symposium is a collaborative effort of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), CUE, Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL).

Teaching Digital Literacy: Resources to Help Students Validate Online Information

Class Tech Integrate

Also known as Information Literacy, Digital Literacy is an important component of what is known as Digital Citizenship. I often hear teachers say, "kids are so lucky now, they can just search for the information they need on the internet.

How Data Can Help Inform K–12 Decisions

EdTech Magazine

By Elizabeth Combs Use research tools to determine the next course of action in schools. Business Intelligence Data Analytics

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College students and information overload

NspireD2

Most Americans like their choices in today’s information-saturated world. But 20% feel overloaded, and there are stresses for those with fewer pathways to the internet or who feel they are expected to do too much information gathering. That’s how the Pew Research Center summarized its recent findings on Information Overload.*

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‘Faculty Information System’ Developer, Interfolio Acquired for $110M+

Edsurge

based Interfolio aims to help simplify the workflow for faculty with software it dubs “faculty information systems.” In December 2016, Tufts launched a project to centralize that information, and now offers faculty and staff free Interfolio accounts. Being a faculty member requires a lot more than just teaching and research.

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Digging Deeper to Better Inform Your Literacy Instruction @StenhousePub #litessentials

Reading By Example

Regie Routman, in her book Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners , writes that information from assessments should “improve the quality of teaching and learning” (p. Most universal screening tools are not able to give specific diagnostic information that can inform our instruction. The following are some of the skills frequently tested on screening tools and what I do to gather more information.

Keeping Actively Bilingual Makes Our Brains More Efficient at Relaying Information

Digital Promise

The neurons in our brain have two distinct anatomical features: their cell bodies, where all the processing of information, thinking and planning happens, and their axons, which are the main avenues that connect brain areas and transfer information between them.

Engage Students in Informed Decision Making

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

With access to an abundance of online resources, students can become informed decision makers and stakeholders in their own learning. The ThingLink Teacher Challenge this week asked educators to explore the use of an interactive image for informing and collecting feedback from an audience.

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Information Underload and OER Leverage

iterating toward openness

I started to post this as a comment on Mike’s amazing essay Information Underload , but I’m going to put it here instead. I suppose you could think about it from an information foraging perspective as well. Read Mike’s whole piece – it’s worth it.

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Critical Analysis and Information Literacy

Edutopia

Judy Willis MD Brain-Based Learning Teach students to evaluate what data needs to be gathered, what characterizes fact versus opinion, and where to find the most current and useful information

6 resources to help students with information literacy

eSchool News

Information literacy skills top many lists of must-have abilities, especially in the age of fake news. Children have access to devices at younger ages, which underscores the importance of teaching them how to look at news with a critical eye and to evaluate the information’s origin.

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Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

Edutopia

Duke Media Literacy Using a six-point strategy, teachers can help students learn about responsible web research by assessing the validity of most information that they’ll encounter online Nell K.

Use Student Data to Inform Teaching With This Free LMS

techlearning

Otus Free LMS feels rich in offering data-driven differentiated instruction Pros: Extensive features and options for classroom management rival those of many paid systems. Cons: Laborious data entry and high learning curve may intimidate some teachers.

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New Partnership Between EBSCO Information Services and Intellus Learning Announced

techlearning

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Intellus Learning , an educational platform as a service company, have partnered to provide academic libraries with a content curation, assignment, recommendation and analytics tool.

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Hurricane Information Index: 50 Resources To Stay Safe During Hurricanes

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Hurricane Information Index: 50 Resources To Stay Safe During Hurricanes appeared first on TeachThought.

Archiving Information in a Digital Age

ProfHacker

The Internet Archive’s “Wayback Machine” is an essential resource for anyone who wants to find information that used to be available online but that has disappeared or to find how a particular webpage has changed over time, perhaps because information was deleted or added. (

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3 Websites Where You Can Find Complex Informational Texts

Catlin Tucker

As many teachers shift to the Common Core Standards, they are attempting to incorporate more complex texts and more informational/nonfiction texts into their curriculum. If you have additional online resources you use to find complex informational texts, please post a comment and share them!

Build a Computer Information script for your Help Desk

Jamf on EdTech

Discover how to drastically simplify your Help Desk interactions by creating a tool that displays technical information in an easy-to-read window for end users

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Curation of Information: Harnessing the Beast of Ubiquitous Information

Tech Helpful

That left me thinking about the overwhelming need for curation of information in today's world. Today as I was sick in bed I found myself digging around the internet looking for information on some topics I've been pondering and I came across this video that was uploaded in 2007.

Informal STEM Learning Has Big Positive Impact

MiddleWeb

Informal STEM learning – whether it's after school, in summer settings, or at home – is a major factor in getting adolescents on a path toward STEM careers.

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