Report: The Credentials People Get Are Not Always the Ones Companies Want

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The findings come from an forthcoming report on the gap between the credentials that schools offer and the credentials employers actually demand. The report is based on data received from almost half of U.S. states, and most of that data on secondary students. The report, expected to publish in April, is a collaboration between Tallahassee, Fla.-based The report “is not meant to shame anyone.”

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

MobyMax also includes “Power Tools” acting like a clicker, monitoring behavior, messaging, a social wall for students, a parent portal, manipulatives and time reports. It’s always nice when new toys show up in the mail to review.

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3 Strategies for Personalizing Feedback Online

Catlin Tucker

Students also reported being more motivated by audio and video feedback because it was clear and personalized (Voelkel & Mello, 2014; Henderson & Phillips, 2015). Interestingly, teachers also reported higher levels of engagement when giving video and audio feedback.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

There is evidence that universities have a slow-changing culture , when compared to for instance high- or secondary-schools. In Ontario, Canada, for instance, the somewhat shocking facts are: 99% of all Ontario elementary and secondary students have access to computers at school.

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Touch-Typing: Rote vs Integrated Learning or Rote and Integrated Learning?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Take a class of thirty students, tell them they are going to learn how to type only by using it in searches on google and creating reports in Microsoft Office.

#AskExcelinEd: How do credentials meet the market in Florida, Indiana and Kentucky?

ExcelinEd

A new report from Excel in Ed and Burning Glass Technologies, Where Credentials Meet the Market: State Case Studies on the Effect of High School Industry Credentials on Educational and Labor Market Outcomes , addresses that gap. Read the Report. Secondary Educational Outcomes.

Should you Teach Typing? And Does it Work?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It isn’t particularly good reasoning but it is the sort of reasoning that has come about due to ICT skills in many cases being defined by their output, such as writing a report or creating a slideshow, rather than the underpinning skills such as typing or point-and-click being articulated.

Reducing Friction in OER Adoption

Iterating Toward Openness

In this vision of the world, OER replace traditional, expensive textbooks for all primary, secondary, and post-secondary courses. Often, when you wanted to use a piece of software, you had to get a copy of the source code and build the software yourself.

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Why standards often disappoint

The Christensen Institute

In September, TNTP released a provocative report with a disheartening finding: many students’ expectations for life after high school are a myth. But for many, K-12 learning experiences do not rise to the required rigor of post-secondary preparation.

Learn Smarter, Not Harder: 5 Essential Google Classroom Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

I think you’ll enjoy her ideas on essential apps for her Google Classroom: Not much time has passed since Google Classroom first entered K-12 and higher ed classes, outmaneuvering all other classroom software providers with its availability and a great variety of apps.

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Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

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No More Predictions One of the assumptions behind the Gates’ prediction is that the growth of instructional software will replace textbooks. When I told you about this type of software in previous letters, it was mostly speculative,” Bill Gates wrote in his annual letter this year.

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‘Dear Mr. Zuckerberg’: Students Take Summit Learning Protests Directly to Facebook Chief

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Students at the Secondary School for Journalism in Brooklyn had become increasingly frustrated with Summit Learning. The Secondary School for Journalism is one of about 380 schools nationwide using Summit Learning, a personalized learning program that involves the use of an online instructional software, called the Summit Platform. This is not the first time that the Summit software has attracted questions and protests.

How to Compare and Contrast Authentically

Ask a Tech Teacher

emphasize in their respective accounts; Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources (9-10 grade Reading Standards–History–2). . Word processing reports are typically submitted, not presented.

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5 state policies to sustain computer science education

eSchool News

Asa Hutchinson, convened a group of state legislators, secondary and postsecondary education leaders to formulate policies and actions that positively support computer science.

Learn Why Edsby Is A Great Learning Management System For Your School | @Edsby

TeacherCast

Among its tightly integrated features social learning, school news, group collaboration, assessment management, timetables and calendars, course planning, report cards, attendance and more.

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With Budget Cuts Looming, Here’s How Districts Will Decide What to Keep or Cut

Edsurge

The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, for example, limits the use of school-improvement funds to interventions that benefit student learning as documented by at least one well-designed and well-implemented research study.

6 ways to support computer science education

eSchool News

New report offers policy recommendations to sustain momentum for computer science education. schools should make every effort to expand computer science education to keep up with workforce demands, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).

Is your classroom ready for BYOD?

Neo LMS

According to Anywhere Learning Foundation’s Bruce Dixon, in his whitepaper entitled Bring Your Own Device To School , it is important to develop a clear policy for schools in conjunction with parents and students (well, at least in the primary and secondary level).

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Lack of Technology Can Impede Creative Skills, Adobe Research Finds

EdTech Magazine

Tech experts, such as Slack senior software engineer Ryan Greenberg, have indicated that schools can do this by teaching students soft skills like problem-solving, communication and critical thinking. Creative problem-solving also is a major proficiency of a successful 21st-century employee, Adobe finds in a report titled, “ Creative Problem Solving in Schools: Essential Skills Today’s Students Need for Jobs in Tomorrow’s Age of Automation.”.

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New Advocacy Campaign Calls for Banning Facial Recognition on College Campuses.

Edsurge

Though that particular instance isn’t true, the scenario taps into the very real concerns that privacy activists have about the potential application of face surveillance software on college campuses.

Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

EdNews Daily

With more than 4 billion users now connected to the internet, 50% of the global population (Forbes, December 2018), it is not surprising that the education sector has embraced devices and software to interact, engage, and enhance the learning environment for students.

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A ‘Safe’ Smart Speaker for Kids? Startup Chatterbox Promises to Put Privacy First

Edsurge

Reports surface regularly of them turning on without being prompted, listening in to conversations and recording users’ personal data. The software is powered by a Raspberry Pi computer.

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

As a result, performance has increased: standardized test scores, AP enrollment and achievement, graduation rates across all demographics, student attendance, and engagement, and post-secondary concurrent enrollment. By Doug Cauthen.

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How Virtual Reality Technology is Changing the Way Students Learn

Digital Promise

Software like PowerPoint, for example, which has long been used as an education tool, wasn’t designed for education. Research shows that software such as PowerPoint can homogenise and sanitise the way teachers present information to their students. Some students have reportedly said that they feel restricted because they can’t use their hands for gestures. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

At least 17 percent of high schoolers nationwide had “seriously considered” attempting suicide and 14 percent reported they had made a suicide plan in the past year, according to the results of the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey by the CDC. About 19 percent reported anxiety.

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Innovators worth watching: Ed Leadership SIMS

The Christensen Institute

Further complicating the matter, a local news reporter just left Jennifer a voicemail informing her that he is writing a story covering both events of last night: the game and the parent’s accusations.

In 2019, What’s REALLY the Definition of a Teacher?

EdNews Daily

It’s librarians that are supposed to curate and guide further studies and deeper dives or sideways jumps to secondary topics. Writing lengthy individual student reports. Debugging software and hardware issues on-the-fly. By LeiLani Cauthen. Are you a teacher?

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

Iterating Toward Openness

I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. In this vision of the world, OER replace traditionally copyrighted, expensive textbooks for all primary, secondary, and post-secondary courses.

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The Visual Arts and Technology

Leadership Lounge

Recording software can make an off-key vocalist sound pitch perfect. Historically, drawing, painting and sculpting have been the root disciplines in a fine arts education, and therefore the primary focus of secondary art programs. Technology has had a major impact on the arts.

Pearson Signals Major Shift From Print by Making All Textbook Updates ‘Digital First’

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And focusing on digital makes the secondary textbook market even less attractive, since students have to buy access directly from Pearson to get course materials. A report by investment bank Macquarie estimated that print titles made up 45 percent of U.S.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

For each of the three primary (equity-focused) federal educational technology programs authorized by Congress since the passage of the 1994 revision to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), below I provide details on the programs’: legislative authorization (i.e.,

Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

The Hechinger Report

The non-profit organization Mentor, which works to ensure that everyone “has the supportive relationships they need to grow and develop,” conducted a national survey in 2014 of youth aged 18 to 21 and found that one in three reported growing up without a mentor of any kind.

Why Teaching Children To Read And Write Should Be Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education Dive , quoting a Renaissance Learning’s 2016 report, said: “high school seniors are reading at a 6th-grade level, and only 9% of students in high school read texts above a middle school complexity level of 8, leaving students ill-prepared for college-level reading at about 13.”.

Game On: How Four Community College Professors Spawned the CUNY Games Network

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Games increased reported enjoyment levels, especially in subjects where students reported the greatest anxiety about learning, and this increase in enjoyment correlated positively with improvements in deep learning and higher-order thinking. When four professors from the. Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) started collaborating on game-based learning (GBL) in developmental math and writing instruction in the mid-2000s, they had no idea what they were setting in motion.

Inside an Adaptive-Courseware Experiment, Glitches and All

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His course expects a “new workflow,” he explains, since it uses adaptive courseware software, as well as a flipped classroom model where lectures are replaced with the interactive material. Ithaka S+R , and a group called Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics , or TPSE Math. To explore how adaptive software can help change teaching styles, impact completion rates, and create a new model for synchronizing the curriculum between two and four-year colleges.