A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

"Hack Your Education" - Brainstorming a Library Program for Students

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This post is to encourage you to take a quick moment and fill out a survey. But if you don't need that encouragement, feel free to skip past the detail and right to the survey! forms/iSiA8Rf4nwkhNaol2 Last week I spoke at the annual Washington Library Media Association conference, called "Hack WLMA." It's just an idea that has gotten lost in the standardization model of education, a model which has increasingly overtaken secondary, and now even, higher education.

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iLearn Technology

Each day we were in remote learning, I sent a daily email with a video message for the community, links to all of our teacher’s daily plans, links to tech-support, and a daily check-in survey so parents could share how remote learning was going in their house.

How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class

Waterford

In a survey from the International Journal of Education, 97% of teachers reported never or seldom using a flexible curriculum for their students.[2] Students can also select independent reading books from our online library.

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel, a leading education research institute and news media hub, announced this year’s National Digital Transition Survey Award winners at its 2019 National Gathering held in Dallas, TX. Key takeaways from the 2019 national survey include: The U.S. By Doug Cauthen.

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After net neutrality: how should educators respond?

Bryan Alexander

When I say “education” I’m thinking of the American education system, including primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and museums. Getting technical: surveying the surveillors Educators with the right skillsets and resources could keep an eagle eye on ISPs to alert the rest of us when they misbehave (throttling traffic, censoring content, setting up extortionate price plans, etc).

How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

When I asked you about your problems on this year’s reader survey, here was your answer: I’ll keep writing productivity tips for you. They get an email when new content is added to the membership library. There is a group for elementary (K-5) and one for secondary. If you are one of the over forty percent of my readers who said “not enough time” on the reader survey, you should give yourself the gift of being part of this amazing program next year.

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Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

But these are secondary causes. As per the latest annual survey of state spending by the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO), state spending per student has declined at public colleges and universities by around 8%. Now post-secondary tuition fee provides more revenue than public appropriations. Provide Access to K-12 Libraries. K-12 content libraries usually contain thousands of learning resources like videos, short knowledge nuggets etc.

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Pandemic reduces number of high school students taking dual enrollment courses

The Hechinger Report

Meanwhile, students of all backgrounds have suffered mental health challenges including depression and anxiety, the mental health awareness nonprofit Active Minds found in a survey.

Getting Stakeholders to Back the Edtech Budget

edWeb.net

But the presenters said they really value surveys, especially the comments section, where they can get more nuanced insights into how the technology is working—or not—for the students and families. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Facing uncertain futures, high school seniors weigh tough college options and alternate paths

The Hechinger Report

Liz Willen is editor-in-chief of The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit news organization that covers K-12 and post-secondary education. Stephen Smith: What do the surveys, public opinion polls, show about the overall concerns of high school seniors.

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

TeachThought - Learn better.

A State’s college- and career-ready standards must be either (1) standards that are common to a significant number of States; or (2) standards that are approved by a State network of institutions of higher education, which must certify that students who meet the standards will not need remedial course work at the post-secondary level. staff involved in curriculum development, staff development, or operating library, media and computer centers), pupil support services staff (e.g.

Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

Edsurge

In a 2018 survey of college students, the trade publication Library Journal found that 75 percent say that reading print books is easier than e-books. higher education courseware business despite gains in digital—all because of secondary textbook market’s impact. Print textbooks are the eternal punching bag for the things people think technology should render obsolete. Technologists from Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs, almost a century apart, have predicted their demise.

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A Unified Approach for Digital Integration

edWeb.net

They also send a technical survey to the vendor, many times followed by a call or meeting to review more details of that resource. Mark Ray is Director of Innovation and Library Services for Vancouver (WA) Public Schools and Future Ready Librarians Lead at the Alliance for Excellent Education. In addition to blogs, he has also written for School Administrator , eSchool News , and School Library Journal.

Low-income districts find ways to help students make music

The Hechinger Report

That determination comes from an examination of two major surveys by the U.S. The data from the earlier survey is available in a detailed 2012 report by the U.S. The percentage of secondary school teachers who specialize in art or music instruction grew from 6.7

How one country with close parallels to the United States has made college free

The Hechinger Report

I’m still thinking about how I’m going to pay for that last year” after the benefit runs out, she said in Spanish, in a glass-walled conference room in the university’s busy library. “I’ve

It’s NOT About Google (Part 2) – SULS045

Shake Up Learning

I think back to the days when we had to do all of our research in the library with index cards and the good old’ Dewey Decimal System. Secondary students can use Google Scholar to find credible resources for their research projects.

What a summer prototype taught us about measuring quality in an unbundled education system

The Christensen Institute

Goodwill Denver Youth Career Development Program: provides low-income and at-risk youth the skills and opportunities necessary to graduate, pursue post-secondary education and training, and lead lives of self-sufficiency. Denver Public Library Dev Camp : a week-long summer camp where young adults learn the basics of web development, including HTML and CSS, as well as an introduction to JavaScript.

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After net neutrality: how should educators respond?

Bryan Alexander

When I say “education” I’m thinking of the American education system, including primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and museums. Getting technical: surveying the surveillors Educators with the right skillsets and resources could keep an eagle eye on ISPs to alert the rest of us when they misbehave (throttling traffic, censoring content, setting up extortionate price plans, etc).

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

We live in a world where our library begins with G,” Wineburg said, for Google, and the Common Core’s push for evidence-based reasoning falls flat if students trust everything that pops up in their Google search results. The Center has run a course for undergraduates since 2007 and has since expanded into secondary schools by hosting summer teacher-training workshops and making course materials available online through its Digital Resource Center. Northport, N.Y.,

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Long Term Project AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19) LANGUAGE: English, French, German, Spanish, Any Indian Language LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-22 18:30 - 2019-09-22 19:30 (CLICK FOR YOUR OWN TIME ZONE AND SCROLL DOWN) DESCRIPTION: Creating a chance for students across the world to connect and learn about each other's culture and everyday experiences.

What a Summer Prototype Taught Us About Measuring Quality in an Unbundled Education System

Edsurge

Goodwill Denver Youth Career Development Program: provides low-income and at-risk youth the skills and opportunities necessary to graduate, pursue post-secondary education and training, and lead lives of self-sufficiency. Denver Public Library Dev Camp : a week-long summer camp where young adults learn the basics of web development, including HTML and CSS, as well as an introduction to JavaScript. .

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Colleges Are Striking Bulk Deals With Textbook Publishers. Critics Say There Are Many Downsides.

Edsurge

Even though the per-item costs with the bulk courseware arrangements are usually lower than the retail price, the switch eliminates the ability for students to find a used or free alternative from a friend or library. And there's the fact that surveys show many students still prefer printed textbooks to digital ones. On some college campuses, it’s nearly impossible to find a Pepsi, because school officials have struck a deal with Coca-Cola to be the preferred soda vendor.

Held back, but not helped

The Hechinger Report

That seems to match overall results from the National Survey of Children’s Health, which includes a question for each household asking how many students ages 6 through 17 have ever been retained. A 2011-12 survey found an average of 9 percent of students nationwide had repeated at least one grade; in Louisiana, the average was 23 percent. Rory Williams stands in the library at George Washington Carver High School.

Isn’t it time to stop Wikipedia shaming?

NeverEndingSearch

Like the university professor on the study’s advisory panel, in the higher education sample, students highly valued Wikipedia, considering it a reliable old friend for its ability to get them up to speed on an unfamiliar topic and for its references to both primary and secondary sources. I find Google a lot easier than going to the library website.” Imagine ways to innovate and inspire students to use the academic library.

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Vermont’s ‘all over the map’ effort to switch schools to proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

If you brought a pencil to class or not, that would be factored into your grade,” the high school senior said during a study period in the library. Data from the New England Secondary School Consortium shows that high school graduation rates in Vermont increased from 85.5 The students in the class, “Your Brain on School,” will explore how the brain learns, then will survey their peers about learning environments at their own school and make school policy recommendations.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

1 educational technology priority around the country, according to a recent survey by the Center for Digital Education, a news service that promotes ed-tech. ” Khan Academy is a giant online library, viewed by tens of millions of people worldwide, of multiple-choice practice exercises and short instructional videos, with the strongest offerings in STEM disciplines.

What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Suddenly, I saw living rooms, parks, co-ops, libraries, churches, and community centers as steady, stimulating learning environments. According to a recent survey administered to a small sampling of homeschool families, they spend over half of the time allotted for education per week pursuing self-directed learning. So how would this even work in today’s secondary school classroom? What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning. by Derek Spanfelner , learnivore.com.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I kicked things off with a survey of major technological developments in a very top level way, then dived into specific, currently used digital tools (the LMS, ePortfolios, video, robotics, big data, social media, 3d printing, etc.). Discussion went in some interesting angles, such as secondary education. One person thought shifting tertiary school content down to secondary could help reduce adjunctification, by (I think) reducing teaching hours in colleges.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Edwards University Towards Better Partnership In Learning and and Working Globally By Aligning Foreign Exchange Student Programmes to the Sustainable Development Goals ( SDG ) , VERONICA WOO EU CHENG, TESL TEACHER-CUM-ICT COORDINATOR, SMJK POI LAM ( SECONDARY SCHOOL ) Truth and Myths about Intercultural Competence and Communication: A Gamified Dive into Intercultural Competence , Ms. The ninth annual Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday!

Why six states still spend nothing on preschool

The Hechinger Report

Those philosophies bump up hard against the reality that 57 percent of Idaho children under age six live with parents who work elsewhere during the day, according to Kids Count , a national survey. Finally, advocates did a survey to determine how many children were actually staying home with their mothers. They point out that better-prepared high school graduates will earn more secondary degrees and act as a boon to Idaho’s economy. “I

Unleash Student Creativity Through the Power of Video

Edsurge

Students at West End Secondary School in New York City. A video interview is like a trip to the library, a storyboard is like an outline of a rough draft, and the final editing is like… well, editing. Take Two Film Academy founder, Megan Kiefer, with students at West End Secondary School in New York City. Nearly two-thirds of young people say GIFs are better than words for conveying emotions , according to a recent survey reported in TIME.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

" Tagged on: March 25, 2017 What Americans Knows About Cybersecurity | Pew Research Center → Despite the risk-reducing impact of good cybersecurity habits and the prevalence of cyberattacks on institutions and individuals alike, a Pew Research Center survey finds that many Americans are unclear about key cybersecurity topics, terms and concepts. I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

" Tagged on: March 25, 2017 What Americans Knows About Cybersecurity | Pew Research Center → Despite the risk-reducing impact of good cybersecurity habits and the prevalence of cyberattacks on institutions and individuals alike, a Pew Research Center survey finds that many Americans are unclear about key cybersecurity topics, terms and concepts. I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast.

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Pulling reservation schools back from the brink

The Hechinger Report

There is no grocery store, no movie theater, no bowling ally, no public library. The median household income in Hays was $25,833 in 2014, just more than half the median for Montana as a whole, according to the 2014 American Community Survey by the U.S. Minnich hopes the additional control granted to states under the latest revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will encourage his members to focus more resources on reservations schools. “We