New Gaggle White Paper Helps Districts Understand and Support Students Struggling With Mental Health

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To help educators understand and respond to this deepening crisis, Gaggle has published a new white paper titled “ Addressing the Crisis in Student Mental Health: How Districts Can Identify and Support Struggling Students.”. For a free copy of the white paper, visit [link].

itslearning Introduces New White Paper on Improving Teacher Efficacy

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To help districts find new ways to create efficiencies across all of their systems, itslearning has published a new white paper, “Using Curriculum-Driven Technology to Support Teachers: A K-12 guide to improving teacher efficiency and student outcomes by providing curriculum-driven technology.” 3, 2018 - Boston, MA and Bergen, Norway – Teacher efficacy is becoming a focal point for today’s K-12 classroom.

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Report: Teens feel ‘addicted’ to mobile devices

eSchool News

A new report reveals that half of teenagers said mobile device addiction impacts their daily lives. The poll, which surveyed 1,240 parents and kids from the same households, is accompanied by a white paper, Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance , in an effort to paint a complete picture about the issues surrounding technology use and addiction. Key white paper findings include: 1.

How our changing world is shifting the way Gen Z is influenced by post-secondary marketing

eSchool News

Glacier and Academica Group’s annual White Paper Report, ‘State of Advertising to High School Students in 2020′, sheds light on Gen Z’s changing social media habits and how they respond to advertising.

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

EdTech Magazine

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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Making Time for Mindfulness

Digital Promise

A new study suggests that mindfulness education — lessons on techniques to calm the mind and body — can reduce the negative effects of stress and increase students’ ability to stay engaged, helping them stay on track academically and avoid behavior problems. While small, the study of sixth-graders at a Boston charter school adds to a still-growing body of research about a role for mindfulness in the classroom.

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Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

Classroom Design Research and White Papers. Clever Classrooms: Summary report of the HEAD project. link] [PDF] High Performance Learning Spaces – a paper shared by Stanford University in 2004 about their research into creating spaces where high performance learning happens. This paper gives lots of examples and ideas for what makes an excellent, nurturing outdoor play space.

Show me the evidence: Do new staffing arrangements actually work?

The Christensen Institute

This hypothesis guided our research with Public Impact over the last year, and culminated in a white paper released last month. Given the persuasive anecdotes and achievement results we saw from the schools we studied, innovative approaches to staffing seem like a worthwhile idea. Unfortunately, our qualitative research—as valuable as it is for capturing the motives, strategies, and tradeoffs at the schools we studied—cannot answer those questions.

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ICE 2019: Physical Arrangement Sets the Tone for K–12 Modern Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

In a three-year study , researchers at the University of Minnesota were able to determine that students in an active-learning environment performed as well or better than their counterparts studying in a lecture-style format — and did so in a shorter amount of time. While the study focused primarily on a higher education classroom, these findings are applicable to K–12 learning environments as well, according to Brown.

Envisioning the 7 habits of highly resilient schools

The Christensen Institute

This report from UNICEF suggests so. This white paper from USAID argues so. Building resilience is, at its core, an innovation challenge—and many of the strategies and approaches we’ve studied over the years play a role in that. Two months into school closures, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the challenges brought on by COVID-19 are far from over.

It’s Time to Make Your Classroom Paper-free

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

Why K–12 Districts Should Use HCI to Improve Their Data Centers

EdTech Magazine

According to a white paper from CDW , there are seven unique benefits to adopting hyperconvergence: 1. We’ve been siphoning off the better computers from those programs as they phase them out, just to keep our regular high school labs running,” explained Matt Hoffman, the district’s executive director of technology, in a VMware case study. Why K–12 Districts Should Use HCI to Improve Their Data Centers. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:42.

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Reinventing research

The Christensen Institute

In our latest white paper for the Clayton Christensen Institute titled A blueprint for breakthroughs: Federally funded education research in 2016 and beyond , my coauthor Julia Freeland Fisher and I lay out a new path forward for educational research. Department of Education-funded RAND RCT study of Carnegie Learning’s Cognitive Tutor Algebra I (CTAI) product found that CTAI boosted the average student’s performance by approximately eight percentile points.

A regional public university’s identity crisis

The Hechinger Report

said Christina Ciocca Eller, an assistant professor of sociology and social studies at Harvard University who studies regional public universities. The Brookings study counts 100 regional public universities serving 1.2 Last fall, a white paper by O.U.’s

New data supports disruption in law schools

The Christensen Institute

This supports Michele Pistone and Michael Horn’s recent white paper describing the disruption of the legal services market and the subsequent looming disruption facing legal education. Only 11 percent of recent graduates report being emotionally attached to their law school. Although 83 percent of survey participants reported having summer work experience, only 55 percent reported working during the semester.

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What Next-Gen Digital Humanities Looks Like

Edsurge

Kirschenbaum , a professor of English at the University of Maryland at College Park and director of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Studies program there. In 2008, ODH awarded him just under $12,000 to study approaches to managing and collecting born-digital materials. Kirschenbaum and his co-investigators produced a white paper that has been influential in the development of best practices for managing born-digital collections.

Will a Netflix Model Work for Textbooks?

Edsurge

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. There are publications like major reports, white papers and case studies too.

OPINION: Is home-based public school the next big thing for 3-year-olds?

The Hechinger Report

In a recent report , the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School explored the opportunities and challenges that home-based childcare presents for the city’s evolving 3-K program. The report identifies goals that a public preschool program might set in a home-based environment. Based on conversations with more than 20 stakeholders and education experts in New York City, the report also looks to other cities and states for lessons.

2 Big Teachers Unions Call For Rethinking Student Involvement In Lockdown Drills

MindShift

In a white paper out Tuesday , the groups say they do not recommend active shooter training for students. ” There are reports, Watts says, of drills getting “over the top” with things like teachers being shot with pellet guns. ” In a 2019 research paper , James H. And yet, the school security industry is worth a reported $3 billion.

How Making Time for Mindfulness Helps Students

MindShift

A new study suggests that mindfulness education — lessons on techniques to calm the mind and body — can reduce the negative effects of stress and increase students’ ability to stay engaged, helping them stay on track academically and avoid behavior problems. While small, the study of sixth-graders at a Boston charter school adds to a still-growing body of research about a role for mindfulness in the classroom.

How Schools Can Create Foundations For High Quality Teaching

MindShift

After spending time at 30 schools talking with administrators, teachers and education leaders, Mehta’s team came up with three big areas of improvement described in a white paper called “From Quicksand to Solid Ground: Building a Foundation to Support Quality Teaching.”. The report notes that in medicine and engineering 10-15 percent of spending goes towards research and development. Mehta and his colleagues do not lay out any policy recommendations in this white paper. “We

Pearson, Efficacy, Credibility, and OER

Iterating Toward Openness

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. Now, to be fair, according to the case study the average test scores in the class using the product improved by 14%.

Will the real Montessori please stand up?

The Hechinger Report

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.

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Our Capital Cities – How a classroom studied the forms of government by creating worlds in Minecraft. Teachers Report Sharp Growth in Game-Based Learning by District Administration (July 2016) – reports that 48% of classroom teachers report using games in classroom instruction in 2015. Gamifi-ed: Studying Series Games #51, Every Classroom Matters with Verena Roberts, Dr. Lee Graham, and Colin Osterhout, cofounders of Gamifi-ed with Vicki Davis.

What Educators Need to Know About Technology Addiction

Graphite Blog

To find answers to these questions -- and, more importantly, to help support a healthy digital lifestyle -- Common Sense examines the latest scientific research about problematic media use in our new report, Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance. Along with the report, we're releasing the results of a poll, Dealing with Devices: The Parent-Teen Dynamic, which asks teens and parents how they feel about the technology in their lives.

How 2Revolutions is Helping Schools, Districts, and States Support Future of Learning Models

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This profile is the first in a series from the EdSurge Research team, which has spent the past six months studying the market of service providers that support schools through the redesign process. In 2011, Rubin and Kern co-authored and released, Designing The Future of Learning, a white paper focused on the transformation taking place in the educational system.

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.

What Educators Need to Know About Technology Addiction

Graphite Blog

To find answers to these questions -- and, more importantly, to help support a healthy digital lifestyle -- Common Sense examines the latest scientific research about problematic media use in our new report, Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance. Along with the report, we're releasing the results of a poll, Dealing with Devices: The Parent-Teen Dynamic, which asks teens and parents how they feel about the technology in their lives.

Live Interview Wednesday, January 26th - Michael Horn Revisits Disrupting Class

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Michael has been a frequent guest on the show, documenting the education white papers and studies coming from Innosight Institute , where he is the Executive Director for Education. News and World Report. Join me Wednesday, January 26th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Michael Horn, co-author of Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns , now updated and expanded.

Observation and self-reflection in the classroom

Kathy Schrock

In a study group or professional learning community, educators can dissect the lesson and methodologies used in the videos and come up with ideas for use in their own classroom when using Discovery Education Streaming or Techbook. This can easily be done in a paper notebook or with a journaling tool such as Penzu which is available online and for both the iOS and Android operating systems, syncing the information between the online tool and the app.

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “The University of Michigan has agreed to pay $165,000 to settle what was left of a lawsuit over a graduate student’s dismissal from an engineering program in 2011,” the AP reports. ” “ Carthage Goes Test Optional on Admissions,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” 513 schools are on the Department of Education’s financial watchlist , The Wall Street Journal reports , noting that that’s down from 528 three months ago.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” “ 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. For what it’s worth, Richard Hall’s response makes for better reading than the white paper itself. Education Politics. “ U.S.