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How K–12 Schools Can Create Flexible Seating in the Classroom

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A flexible classroom is a learning environment that utilizes an “agile physical setup that will accommodate both independent and group work,” according to a CDW white paper on constructing modern classrooms. While classroom furniture may seem like a decidedly low-tech solution, it can be a high-impact tool that literally puts students in the right learning posture,” the CDW white paper notes. “In How K–12 Schools Can Create Flexible Seating in the Classroom.

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It’s Time to Make Your Classroom Paper-free

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Each year, the world produces more than 300 million tons of paper. Environmental Protection Agency , paper typically found in a school or office environments such as copier paper, computer printouts, and notepads, comprise the largest category. Mitigating the use of paper has long been a goal for schools. Every year, a prodigious number of lesson plans center around dwindling rainforests, the shrinking world forests, and the ever-growing waste associated with paper.

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What Next-Gen Digital Humanities Looks Like

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John Unsworth , dean of libraries and professor of English at the University of Virginia, who led the panel, put the total in perspective. She’s the editor of Digital Humanities Quarterly and a professor of the practice of English at Northeastern University, where she also leads the library’s Digital Scholarship Group. In the day’s keynote address, Kate Zwaard, Chief of National Digital Initiatives at the Library of Congress, talked about scale and wonder in the digital era.

Will a Netflix Model Work for Textbooks?

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Mercier, who’s starting his second year studying business management at City, University of London’s Cass Business School in a couple of weeks, found three of them on a new service called Perlego , a UK-based company which wants to be the Netflix of academic content. Perlego gives users access to a library of content, including digital textbooks. There are publications like major reports, white papers and case studies too.

Pearson, Efficacy, Credibility, and OER

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Just-in: @Pearson has just pubd white paper on their #Revel platform, as CEO @johnfallon committed. As page 3 of the report states, this platform is “the first product at Pearson to have an efficacy framework built in from the very beginning,” and the report seems to have been enabled by this integration. When students without friends in class or time to get to the library try to get by without using textbooks at all, they’re receiving no dose whatsoever.

Will the real Montessori please stand up?

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Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Related: Rival studies shed light on the merits of a Montessori education. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. There are specific procedures for everything: how to roll up your rug, how to pour liquid from one pitcher to another, how to draw lines on a paper. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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In addition, Alma will continue to provide its own set of robust reporting tools to meet many needs and budgets. CentralReach PK-12 empowers individualized educational program (IEP) teams to record data and access information about students in real-time, creating data-driven insights to inform instruction, aids educators with IDEA compliance, and helps create reports and customizable graphs to visualize student progress and guide discussions with parents.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“Asked About Discrimination , Betsy DeVos Said This 14 Times,” NPR reports : “Schools that receive federal funds must follow federal law.” said Thursday that he is still part of a higher education initiative for President Donald Trump,” Politico reports. ” “After nearly seven years on the job, New Mexico Education Secretary Hanna Skandera is stepping down,” The Albuquerque Journal reports. Dubious Study by xkcd.

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” Via PBS Newshour : “GOP reinstates usage of ‘ illegal alien ’ in Library of Congress ’ records.” ” “ Colorado Education Commissioner Rich Crandall announced his resignation Thursday just four-and-a-half months into the job, shocking the state’s education community and roiling the state Department of Education as it embarks on a number of critical initiatives,” Chalkbeat Colorado reports. Education Politics. “ U.S.