Technology

Busing and School Segregation Used for Politics not Policy – Education Article

 If children of all races went to the same schools with each other, it would be harder to treat them unequally.   Moreover, it would be harder for them to grow up prejudiced because they would have learned what it’s like to have classmates who are different from them.   And though most people agree with these premises in principle, our laws still refuse to make them a reality in fact.   Perhaps that’s why it was so astounding when…

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Top 10 Reasons Bernie Sanders’ Education Policies Are Light Years Ahead of Everyone Else’s – Education Article

    For most of my life, the United States has been neglecting its public school children – especially the black and brown ones.   Since the mid 1970s, instead of integrating our schools, we’ve been slowly resegregating them on the basis of race and social class.   Since the 1980s, instead of measuring academic success by the satisfaction of an individuals curiosity and authentic learning, we’ve been slowly redefining it to mean nothing but achievement on standardized tests.  …

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Who Should Bear the Cost of Data Interoperability in K-12 Education? – Education Article

Progress reports go out on Thursday and the teachers are up in arms because they can’t enter scores into their online gradebook. This isn’t because the internet is down or due to a device malfunction—it’s because the online gradebook isn’t able to share data with the student information system (SIS). In technical parlance, this is an issue of interoperability—or rather, the lack of it. When two systems don’t “speak” to one another or store data in the same format, it…

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4 Tips For Implementing A STEAM Program In Your Classroom – – Education Article

4 Tips For Implementing A STEAM Program In Your Classroom contributed by Caleigh Heenan In Part 1, we looked at tips for planning a STEAM program in your school. Today, we’re going to take a look at tips for actually implementing that program in your school or classroom. In traditional teaching, teachers assume the role of content or knowledge provider. Within the STEAM studio, a teacher’s role is to be a coach for the students. The transition between these two…

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Sneaking Past the Summer Slide: How to Make the Most of Summer Without a Single Flashcard – Education Article

As the school year draws to a close, I am looking forward to the laidback freedom of summer with its less hectic schedule and longer daylight hours. If I’m being completely honest, there’s something really incredible about turning off my alarm clock for the foreseeable future. For me, it’s time to recharge, to reflect and to prepare to return to the classroom and library renewed with energy and ideas. As an educator, I’m also keenly aware of the potential for…

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How to Demonstrate Confidence in Your Teaching – Education Article

The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. Dear Bonni, Various times I get feedback from students that they find me too unsure when in front of the class. What are helpful strategies to get better at this? This is especially hard for me since I teach large classes and it is challenging to connect. —From a professor ready for confidence When I taught my…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

The last couple days I’ve been listening to the latest TWiT podcast, hosted by Leo LaPorte (@leolaporte) and featuring guests Amy Webb (@amywebb) and Greg Ferro (@etherealmind). Wow have I ever loved their conversation and the insights they shared on a variety of topics including AI, the ascendency of China, Amazon, EU anti-trust law, and more! I highly recommend this show to you. In this post, I’ll share a few of those insights to (hopefully) clarify my own thinking and…

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25+ Things Your Kids Learn From Gaming – Education Article

Video games are powerful tools for learning, even if they seem just designed for entertainment. Since these are here to stay and have started to permeate into other areas of our lives, it’s important for us to be willing to see the amazing way that gaming can be used for education. Family Playing Video Games by DenisNata on BigStockPhoto.com If you’ve ever had to pack groceries or fill a moving truck with all your belongings, you know the skill of…

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Who You Gonna Call? A Harvard Lecturer’s Quest for Equitable Class Participation – Education Article

Dan Levy had long considered himself an equitable instructor in terms of calling on students to participate in class discussions. So in 2014, the senior lecturer in public policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government decided to test that assumption. In spreadsheets, he manually recorded each interaction he had with students during discussion. The data disproved his belief: He’d only heard from female students around one-third of the time, even though they made up nearly half his class. “It…

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4 Proven Tips to Study for GRE – EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS – Education Article

How long should you study for a Test day? It’s an important question. When it comes to GRE, we are going to help you understand how long you should study for it and some tips to excel. What requirements are needed to get into medical school? This is an important question most students ask when making their preparations. Every expert has a different saying on how much time you need to type for GRE. The fact is, no one size…

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Chegg Expands Student Debt Relief Benefit for Employees—Up to $5,000 More a Year – Education Article

Paying off student loans has become the new cool. Last month, billionaire Robert F. Smith, CEO of Vista Equity Partners, pledged to pay off the debt for his alma mater’s graduating class. It was a hard act to follow (although Burger King tried). Now, a publicly-traded education company that serves millions of college students has ramped up student debt relief services for its own employees. Chegg, based in Santa Clara, Calif., is offering entry-level and manager-level employees in the U.S.…

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Make Summer School More Like Summer Camp – Education Article

Each summer, students can lose up to three months of learning, according to research collected by the nonprofit think tank, RAND Corporation. And by ninth grade, much of the achievement gap in reading—meaning the difference between the most and least proficient readers—is attributable to the compounding impacts of summer learning loss. That means teachers can spend up to a month in the fall reviewing materials taught the previous school year. This phenomenon, often known as “summer slide,” particularly impacts low-income…

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‘It removes stigma’: how tech breaks down barriers for disabled students | Education

Rustling crisp packets, shuffling feet and the general buzz of conversation made lectures a trial for Gemma Long during her first degree. She suffers from sensory overload connected to her autism, which was only diagnosed after she graduated. But when she started a teacher-training course at the University of Huddersfield, she received access to software to help her cope with dyslexia and found it transformative. It allowed her to listen to lectures quietly at home, which dramatically improved her grades.…

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Study Says College Accountability Efforts Have ‘Backfired’ – Education Article

With college debt soaring, there’s a rising call to better measure the value of college. New research by a scholar at Columbia University argues that the way colleges measure their performance today isn’t working, and that in some cases it can do more harm than good. The research was published this week as an “EdWorkingPaper” by the Annenberg Institute at Brown University, authored by Christina Ciocca Eller, who just finished her doctorate in sociology at Columbia. Eller analyzed administrative data…

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Education Technology news roundup – May 2019 – Education Article

Here are 3 of the latest UK education and education technology news stories from May 2019… #EdTech – Learning and Technology, Side By Side It is accepted now that most people are comfortable using tech and it is embedded into their daily lives. The top 10 skills required include coordinating with others, emotional intelligence and negotiation; all of which require effective communication skills. Creativity will become one of the top three skills workers will need. With the avalanche of new…

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For Best Results, Pair MOOCs With In-Person Support – Education Article

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) transfixed higher education in the early 2010s, so much so that The New York Times dubbed 2012 “The Year of the MOOC.” That year, Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology launched edX, a joint effort to provide interactive, enriching MOOCs to a global audience and make world-class information accessible to all. According to the Times, the first edX online courses had a staggering 370,000 registrants. At the time, many thought MOOCs might become a…

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