Testimony in Favor of Texas SB 6 Instructional Materials Allotment


Today I gave testimony in favor of the passage of Texas SB 6 , which institutes an Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA) in lieu of the textbook allotment and the former Technology Allotment. advocacy instructional materials legislation Texas Texas legislature textbook txedbudget

Where Are Quality Instructional Materials for English Language Learners?


Usually that means creating PowerPoint presentations full of pictures and “just kind of pulling from here and there,” he said — the Internet, a third grade textbook or a preschool homeschool curriculum from Sam’s Club, for example. “I’m And while the materials he uses match his students’ level of English proficiency, Brock said he sometimes feels like he’s insulting their intelligence. But he wishes he didn’t have to be the one to spend hours creating the materials. “It

The Big Picture on the 2019-20 PreK-12 Market


According to Kathy Mickey, Senior Analyst of Simba Information, all of these could impact the instructional materials marker. Report highlights. Rather than a single book or set of books, most basal programs now include a number of materials to facilitate learning.

Data Interoperability: Beyond Accountability and Reporting


While teachers may understand the need to collect the information, they resent inputting the same data over and over again in every learning management system, educational application, and state and federal accountability report. About the Presenters. Teacher. Classroom facilitator.

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Report: 41 percent of schools are under-connected

eSchool News

A new report details the importance of state advocacy in connecting schools, students to broadband internet. The report highlights the pivotal role state leaders and policymakers play in helping districts and schools implement high-speed broadband and wi-fi in schools.

The Myth of Neutral Makerspaces

User Generated Education

When I think about unintentional exclusion, I think about how implicit biases are present and strong in every human being. Program leaders and instructors remain predominantly male, and a language analysis of recruiting and instruction materials revealed evidence of implicit bias.

Seven Steps to Ensure English Learners Aren’t Left Out of STEM


percent of the school-aged population, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Obstacles to English learners participating in STEM subjects and careers do not include lack of interest or ability, according to the report, “ English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools and Lives.” Rather, it stems from a lack of access to rigorous, age-appropriate instruction in the field.

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What BloomBoard is and How it Energizes Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

To earn these, teachers view the required materials, answer a set of questions, and then submit evidence of impact on practice such as lesson plans, instructional materials, and videos. start reviewing recommended materials or browse the resources.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All


In a recent edWebinar , Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director of SETDA, offered highlights from the report, and Ryan Kocsondy, Director of Connecticut Education Network (CEN), gave an inside look at why Connecticut schools don’t worry about running out of bandwidth. About the Presenters.

OER: Some Questions and Answers

iterating toward openness

The questions from the article are presented in bold ; unattributed blockquotes are from the original article.). They began to doubt that other development models must necessarily result in materials that are less effective. material curation and upkeep).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 17 Edition)

Doug Levin

A day late perhaps, but here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Everything we know about how people interact online with content suggests we are incredibly sensitive to how info is presented. Automatically Detecting COPPA Violations → This paper presents a first look at a COPPA compliance testbed.

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Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning


Here are some examples the student presenters shared about how they’ve used technology at St. Instead of traditional report cards, though, students assemble digital portfolios to show their progress. Two of the presenters were tasked with creating trophies for the winners.

Home Internet Access for All Students Is a Game-Changer

Leadership Lounge

Home connectivity is especially important for those schools implementing one-to-one computing programs, where the students’ digital textbooks and instructional materials all reside in the cloud.

Anatomy of a failure: How an XQ Super School flopped

The Hechinger Report

But opening their school always presented a significant challenge. And he praised the Powderhouse educators, saying they understood how to individualize instruction for each student. The post Anatomy of a failure: How an XQ Super School flopped appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

SETDA Provides Tips on Equity of Access for Students Outside of School


In “ Closing the Homework Gap: Equity of Access for All Students Outside of School ,” SETDA hosted a panel of experts that presented solutions for providing out-of-school access and digital resources to students based off their own experiences. About the Presenters.

3 tips for connecting students to internet resources during summer

eSchool News

Nesbitt, PhD, executive director of Technology, AITS, School District of Pickens County, SC; and Christine Fox, deputy executive director, SETDA, presented solutions for providing out-of-school access and digital resources to students based off their own experiences. About the Presenters.

Donald Trump, Thief in Chief?

The Hechinger Report

What she did, in fact, is the same thing I’ve watched lazy undergraduates do for years: make slight alterations here and there to someone else’s words and then present them afresh, as their own. Our staff reporters will provide education coverage from Cleveland and Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Schools Broke, But Thousands of Books Unused

K-12 Schools - Education News

Could some of the textbooks take the place of the tattered and torn books being used presently in classrooms city-wide? He added that those in charge are slowly but surely getting the materials to those who can use them.

Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible


However, verbally presenting one's ideas and listening to contributions made by student peers are not typical experiences for online students, as most activities in online classes consist of reading and writing. Educators agree that all students deserve access to all instructional materials. When institutions identify accessibility as a priority, all members of that institution have a duty to participate in the process of creating accessible tools and materials.

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Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. This included reading and instruction as it connects to content, research in relationship to inquiry, and student production and how it integrates with voice and choice. I have done 100’s of workshops and presentations.

OPINION: What’s the high-tech tradeoff for students and teachers?

The Hechinger Report

Leave this field empty if you're human: We need to ensure that all learning materials — including software — are subject to public inspection by taxpayers and parents of students assigned to use them. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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Curation Situations: Let us count the ways


When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. It’s about saving teachers instructional time. They analyze, synthesize, and potentially present for a real audience. What’s curation?

The Evolving Economics of Educational Materials and Open Educational Resources: Toward Closer Alignment with the Core Values of Education

iterating toward openness

Last year Bob Reiser invited me to contribute a chapter to the fourth edition of Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology , to be published by Pearson. Dempsey (Eds.), Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (4th ed.).

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Kids news round-up


We are so lucky to have available an array of kid-friendly current event options, rich with instructional resources, and mostly free! The School edition offers assessments, standards alignment and the ability to customize instruction. News for Your Classroom : is Scholastic’s free daily magazine complete with kid reporters, video highlights and an archive. current events curriculum instruction lesson plans news technology

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Remind co-founder Brett Kopf was replaced as CEO by Brian Grey, formerly CEO of the Bleacher Report. These are just the ones that were reported by the press, of course.). The word is a crystallization of ed-tech ideology: through technology, teaching will become radically individualized as learners’ lessons are reduced to the smallest possible piece of content, then presented to them algorithmically. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.