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.

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.

5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information

EdTech Magazine

5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information. Schools handle a wide variety of sensitive information concerning students and their families. Laws, regulations and ethical obligations require administrators to take active measures to protect that information from unauthorized disclosure. .

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John Green launches Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information

NeverEndingSearch

In the introduction, John discusses the importance of how the quality of the information we meet online shapes our understanding of the universe and our place in that universe. He suggests three questions: Who is behind the information? Why are they sharing the information?

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Data-Informed Instruction for Literacy

edWeb.net

Whether classroom resources are digital or not, educators can collect data every day to inform their instruction. And while the ultimate goal is to improve individual student achievement, Haggen sees a place for data-informed instruction for every level of classroom lessons.

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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.

Data-informed instruction can affect every lesson; here’s how

eSchool News

Whether classroom resources are digital or not, educators can collect data every day to inform their instruction. A place for data-informed instruction. However, teachers could also look at shared interests and other informal data to develop the groupings.

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Communicating in the Information Age

A Principal's Reflections

Now don''t get me wrong, this service is great, but like anything in life it is not full-proof or the preferred way to receive the information. To some this might seem a bit redundant, but in reality I am covering all of my bases to ensure that my stakeholders get the information.

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.

3 ways to help give all students “information privilege”

eSchool News

“Access to an effective school library program is one example of information privilege. The absence of access is one symptom of information poverty.”— Joyce Valenza, On information privilege and infomation equity , December 9, 2018.

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.

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!

Using ST Math Reports to Inform Teaching

MIND Research Institute

This is why we at MIND Research Institute make it a priority to ensure that our ST Math educators have the capability to inform their teaching with access to just-in-time data that is intuitive and easy to understand. How to Use ST Math Reports to Inform Teaching.

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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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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Using Neuroscience to Launch a Research-Informed School Schedule

Edsurge

Elevating time for research-informed professional development and student passion and curiosity pursuit. As a research-informed school and faculty, we also recognized the importance of testing our ideas. It is 8 p.m. and Sam is sitting down for the first time in hours after a long day at school, which was followed by play practice; she is Liesel in the upcoming performance of “The Sound of Music.” After leaving school at 5 p.m.,

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.

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.

Powerful Productivity App Evernote Helps Teachers & Students Organize Information

techlearning

Students can create notes, snap images, make checklists, or record audio on a mobile device or computer and make the information available on any other device or computer

#79: Excel Turns Data Into Information

Ask a Tech Teacher

Sometimes, it takes a picture to really show what you’re trying to say. It doesn’t have to be drawn with pencils or paint brushes. Sometimes, it’s a graph or a chart, formatted to clarify important points. That’s called Excel. Words and numbers are always black and white and the same size.

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The Experience Gap and Informal Learning

MIND Research Institute

In our latest episode, MIND’s Lead Mathematician Brandon Smith joins Brian once again, this time for a discussion on informal learning.

Post 1982 Penny Battery: Experiment in Withholding Information

techlearning

Pennies made after 1982 are ~ 95% zinc with a plated copper exterior. Thus, a penny contains two metals and can, if manipulated properly, be converted into a battery. See video below:  

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What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are details you’ll like: All relevant teacher information is included on the teacher dashboard with links to dig deeper into standards, students, assessments, assignments, and more. The popularity of standards-based grading and instruction is growing.

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

Battelle for Kids

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.

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?

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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A crash course on trauma-informed teaching

The Cornerstone Blog

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast, I’m giving you an overview of and a solid foundation for understanding trauma-informed teaching practices. Trauma-informed teaching is not a curriculum, set of prescribed strategies, or something you need to “add to your plate.”

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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‘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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Five Dangers of Data-Informed Student Nudging

Edsurge

Lead by vice president of student affairs Michael Chavez, the college was using a predictive analytics platform from Civitas Learning to inform a. These examples are two sides of the same coin: two institutions employing the use of data-informed nudging—the behavioral economics practice of implementing minor design changes that affect individual behavior—to address retention and student success. In 2016, leaked email exchanges from Mount St.

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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.

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? […].

StudySync, The News Literacy Project Partner to Promote Information Literacy

techlearning

NLP will provide resources from multiple perspectives for cross-curricular, inquiry-based literacy assignments focused on social studies and science

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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.

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.