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How Learning Analytics Are Being Used In HIGHER ED - Edudemic

How Learning Analytics Are Being Used In HIGHER ED - Edudemic | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
The Horizon Report showcases a number of different examples of institutions that are using learning analytics in different ways.

Via L. García Aretio
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Extremely interesting research being conducted, especially at Stanford and a few other universities...

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Why Principals Matter

Why Principals Matter | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her middle school. Then Humans of New York told her story—and everything changed.
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Principals as visible leaders....that's the difference.  

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Report outlines evolving faculty models and growing support for reform @insidehighered

Report outlines evolving faculty models and growing support for reform @insidehighered | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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Being a lifetime adjunct professor is not a profession (for most)...entire US system, once the envy of the world, at risk.

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How the Common Core Frustrates Suburban Parents

How the Common Core Frustrates Suburban Parents | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Why middle-class white parents are up in arms about the new standards
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Many schools, especially of the suburban variety, tend to over-hype their academic achievements..... Interesting article.  

 

Ed Sec: His theory? "All of a sudden … their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were."

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: All About Google Classroom in 22 Clicks!

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: All About Google Classroom in 22 Clicks! | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby, Dean J. Fusto
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 12, 3:23 PM

Our favorite cybrarian is back with a great selection of tools and tutorials to help Google schools utilize all the features in Google Classroom! Enjoy.

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Dartmouth College: Should the Legal Drinking Age Be Lowered?

Dartmouth College: Should the Legal Drinking Age Be Lowered? | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Dartmouth College has decided to ban hard liquor from campus. But is that the best way to deal with underage drinking?
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The range of opinions are posted near the main article. 

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Harvard Tells Professors They Can't Have Sex With Students

Harvard Tells Professors They Can't Have Sex With Students | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Harvard has formally banned sexual relationships between professors and undergraduate students. The new policy comes on the heels of similar decisions at other institutions.

The university says the decision to clarify the acceptable limits of a p...
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It seems odd that they even have to issue this statement....but they, obviously, do.

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Sir Ken Robinson: give the arts as much weight as sciences - Education - TES News

Sir Ken Robinson: give the arts as much weight as sciences - Education - TES News | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News
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Agreed!

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Your College May Be Banking on Your Facebook Likes

Your College May Be Banking on Your Facebook Likes | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
College fund-raising offices are turning to a handful of start-ups to help identify prospective alumni donors through their social media activity.
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The growing invasiveness of data-mining techniques....

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West Virginia Adjusts Science Standards, Adds Theory Of Intelligent Coal - Wonkette (satire)

West Virginia Adjusts Science Standards, Adds Theory Of Intelligent Coal - Wonkette (satire) | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
So here is some not-yet-the-worst-news news: After getting caught rewriting the state's science education standards to include misinformation on climate change, the West Virginia Board of Education now says it will reconsider the changes.
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Study finds big gaps between student and employer perceptions @insidehighered

Study finds big gaps between student and employer perceptions @insidehighered | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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Not surprising at all...further results will be released today. 

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The Learning Gap Infographic

The Learning Gap Infographic | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

The Learning Gap Infographic presents the difference between learning hours spent of middle class kids and kids born into poverty. Middle class kids have likely spent 6,000 more hours learning than kids born into poverty. Parents – 220 hours Pre-school – 1,395 hours After-school and... http://elearninginfographics.com/the-learning-gap-infographic/


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Elisabeth Pagach's curator insight, May 26, 2014 8:35 PM

This makes me realize how important it is that all children have access to preschool, field trips and after school programs.

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The Unappreciated Success Of Charter Schools

The Unappreciated Success Of Charter Schools | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
I think the conventional wisdom on charter school evidence could be summed up thusly:  "some charter schools appear to do very well, but on average charters do no better and no worse than public schools". But I would like to propose a better conventional wisdom: "some charter schools appear to do very [...]
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Should Schools Teach Personality?

Should Schools Teach Personality? | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Traits like “grit,” more associated with personality than with intelligence per se, are capturing the attention of educators. But can they really be taught?
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The idea of "context being key" makes perfect sense.  The article's title, however, is a bit of a misnomer as the op-ed drifts into more of a debate about KIPP schools, its mission, and the merits of their character education programming.    

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Inside the Elite Marlborough School’s Shocking Teacher-Student Scandal

Inside the Elite Marlborough School’s Shocking Teacher-Student Scandal | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
When a recent graduate of the L.A. girls' school posted an essay about a predatory English teacher Joe Koetters, the story went viral. Vanity Fair explores the story behind the scandal, and the messy investigation that followed.
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It's shocking that they allowed this fellow to transfer on to another school without warning....hope he goes to jail.  This article could also be titled, "What NOT to do if you're Chair of a School Board or the Head of School." 

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David Carr’s Last Word on Journalism, Aimed at Students (Link to Carr's Syllabus)

David Carr’s Last Word on Journalism, Aimed at Students  (Link to Carr's Syllabus) | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Mr. Carr, who died Thursday, was a funny, demanding, optimistic teacher of reporters-to-be at Boston University, and his syllabus distills his sense of an unfolding digital age. Excerpts here serve as the final Media Equation column under his byline.
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Brilliant, brilliant!  Fortunately, we have a treasure trove of his knife sharp thoughts on what he felt mattered to future journalists.  And then consider his introductory remarks to students (Carr was not interested in sharing his resume): 

 

“Your professor is a terrible singer and a decent dancer. He is a movie crier but stone-faced in real life. He never laughs even when he is actually amused. He hates suck-ups, people who treat waitresses and cab drivers poorly and anybody who thinks diversity is just an academic conceit. He is a big sucker for the hard worker and is rarely dazzled by brilliance. He has little patience for people who pretend to ask questions when all they really want to do is make a speech.

 

Direct Link to Press Play:  His syllabus.   https://medium.com/press-play/press-play-4b26bed77b7d

 

 

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Schools of the future | The Guardian

Schools of the future | The Guardian | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Latest Schools of the future news, comment and analysis from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice
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An array of great article examples...

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The Graduation Gap Between White and Black Students Is Widening in the US | VICE News

A report by the Schott Foundation for Public Education shows only 59 percent of young black men will graduate in the US, compared with 65 percent of Latino and 80 percent of white students.
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Ten Apps that Can Make Your Life Easier

Ten Apps that Can Make Your Life Easier | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, the American Psychological Association released their annual Stress in America report. Not surprisingly, according to the report, millennials are the most stressed-out generation, followed by Gen X....
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Pocket stands out as does Get Human (for me). 

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States That Spend The Most & Least On Public School Students

States That Spend The Most & Least On Public School Students | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
The National Center for Education Statistics on Thursday released its latest data on how much money states are investing in public school students.

NCES, an arm of the Department of Education, looked at each state's revenues and expenditures per ...
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Psychological stress on schools

Psychological stress on schools | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
In many schools, psychologists have time for little more than assessing students. That prevents them from using their range of skills in counseling, data analysis and preventing bullying, suicide and
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Psychologists are becoming a rarity in schools or the per pupil ratio is beyond what's acceptable to effectively service students in schools. A sad state of affairs.. 

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Businesspeople, Educators Seek Ways to Teach Students Entrepreneurship

Businesspeople, Educators Seek Ways to Teach Students Entrepreneurship | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Prominent businesspeople and educators are looking for ways to teach students to be more entrepreneurial.
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This article focuses on a few schools my own children had the privilege of attending...Hawken School & Blue Valley Schools in Overland Park.  Shout-out to both!

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Changing the World, One Word at a Time! | The Queen Latifah Show - YouTube

Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen, members of the Get Lit organization perform "Somewhere in America". SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/QLsubscrib...
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Fearless and powerful!

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Students Gain Access to Files on Admission to Stanford - NYTimes.com

Students Gain Access to Files on Admission to Stanford - NYTimes.com | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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Wow...game changer. Surprised it took students this long to use this 1974 law to access admissions records.

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Tom Hanks on His Two Years at Chabot College (Kudos to Community Colleges!)

Tom Hanks on His Two Years at Chabot College (Kudos to Community Colleges!) | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
President Obama’s plan to expand free access to two-year schools deserves Congress’s support.
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I absolutely love this Tom Hank's op-ed.  I, too, have taken classes at two-year schools that rival the best courses offered at four-year, private institutions.  My love of anthropology was foster by a professor of Native American studies at Johnson County Community College.  While Germany recently announced "free college" for all its citizens, watch the US as we balk at trying to lift-up a small percentage of motivated but needy folks. 

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Appeals Court To Hear Two Arizona Education Cases Monday

Appeals Court To Hear Two Arizona Education Cases Monday | Advancement of Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
One case is the state’s 2010 ban on ethnic studies. The court will also hear arguments on a decades-old civil rights lawsuit, addressing how Arizona teaches English Language Learners.
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These two civil rights cases need to be resolved.  ELL students learn much more when not segregated from their classmates and mainstreamed. There is evidence-based, pedagogical support for using an immersion approach that is rarely debated within the foreign language/second language learning community.  Moreover, to teach children about their own heritage or our multicultural world prepares them for the 21st Century and the world as it now exists. Those opposed to these two basic educational approaches are only  discouraging the assimilation of immigrant children and/or the acceptance and understanding of broader worldviews.     

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