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Exploring Accessible Publishing for the Print Disabled : Publishing Perspectives

Exploring Accessible Publishing for the Print Disabled : Publishing Perspectives | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Less than 5% of all published books are available in an accessible format. Several organizations, notably Bookshare, are working to change that woeful statistic.
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17 Clever Memes You Can Use to Respond to "You Get Summers Off?" - WeAreTeachers

17 Clever Memes You Can Use to Respond to "You Get Summers Off?" - WeAreTeachers | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
You're kidding us, right?
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Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate

Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it

Today, however, teenagers carry far more information and computing power in their pockets than would ever fit in their heads. So the ability to retain knowledge and manipulate numbers with facility has become, to a large extent, outdated skills. So kids today need to learn how to understand systems and solve problems.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 9, 8:04 AM

Traditionally, we went to school to attain knowledge. The smart kids knew that Columbus discovered America in 1492 and that the square root of 64 is eight. They studied diligently at home so that when the teacher asked a question they could shoot their hand up and be praised for their good work.

 

Today, however, teenagers carry far more information and computing power in their pockets than would ever fit in their heads. So the ability to retain knowledge and manipulate numbers with facility has become, to a large extent, outdated skills. So kids today need to learn how to understand systems and solve problems.

 

Fortunately, there are an increasing number of programs that are designed to do just that. At the college level, programs like Stanford's d.school teach design thinking and entrepreneurship classes have become standard in business school curriculums. More recently, a wide variety of secondary school level programs have begun to take hold and are giving students a leg up.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

MrBieb's curator insight, June 16, 5:05 AM

Toch dient er altijd een basis aan begrippen (woordenschat) kennis geleerd te worden alvorens überhaupt de berg aan informatie beklommen of uitgespit kan worden.Klassiek onderwijs blijft nodig.

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Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate
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Unmet Needs in Special Ed. Are the Focus of New Ed-Tech Grants - Market Brief

Unmet Needs in Special Ed. Are the Focus of New Ed-Tech Grants - Market Brief | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Fifteen companies have won a combined $1.5 million in grants to develop products to develop products aimed at improving special-need instruction.
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EdNET Insight | What Do You Think About ESSA?

EdNET Insight | What Do You Think About ESSA? | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it

MDR's Anne Wujcik is asking for your help. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is scheduled for full implementation starting this fall. While ESSA’s biggest change is in returning most decisions related to day-to-day implementation to the states, the legislation does establish the policies that will guide the states’ implementation efforts. Please take this brief survey now. Thanks for your feedback.

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Women Leaders in Education: LaVonna Roth

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Our responsibility and obligation as teachers and leaders to put students first and think about what’s best for kids when making decisions.
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How Should We Teach Our Kids to Use Digital Media?

How Should We Teach Our Kids to Use Digital Media? | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Jenny Radesky, University of Michigan Any time a new technology is introduced, it disrupts values, routines and behaviors. This goes back well before the printing press replaced oral histories or the telephone replaced face-to-face conversations, but is evident today in our regular habits of checking our smartphones for notifications. Kids are growing up with the expectation of auto-playing streaming videos and having access to our phones when we need them to be quiet. Human anxieties about these changes can take years to resolve, as we slowly figure out how to control the technology to meet our values and needs, rather …
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New Survey From West Reveals Schools Turn to Social Media, Mobile Apps, Multiple Channels for Effective Parent Engagement

New Survey From West Reveals Schools Turn to Social Media, Mobile Apps, Multiple Channels for Effective Parent Engagement | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
SCOTTS VALLEY, California (PRWEB) May 16, 2017 -- For effective parent engagement, school districts increasingly rely on social media, turn more to mobile
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Special education students boost reading skills more than peers over the summer - Journalist's Resource

Special education students boost reading skills more than peers over the summer - Journalist's Resource | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
A new study looks at how special education students and students who are learning English spend the summer. Researchers want to understand why some children forget what they learned while they are away from school.
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Pass or Fail: Goals of the U.S. Education System- Then & Now

Pass or Fail: Goals of the U.S. Education System- Then & Now | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
In this multi-part series, I provide a dissection of the phenomenon of retention and social promotion. Also, I describe the many different methods that would improve student instruction in classrooms and eliminate the need for retention and social promotion if combined effectively. While reading this series, periodically ask yourself this question: Why are educators, parents and the American public complicit in a practice that does demonstrable harm to children and the competitive future of the country? In all our perceived infinite knowledge and resources, is it possible the Founding Fathers had it right, in terms of education objectives? Thomas Jefferson, like James Wilson, also …
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What's Ahead for Students With Learning Disabilities

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School funding must build on the progress of students with learning disabilities, not diminish it, writes Mimi Corcoran.
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#ShowTheEvidence: Building a Movement Around Research, Impact in Ed Tech

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The74Million is an education focused website
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President Trump In The Eyes Of Kids, Parents And Teachers

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For Diane Ravitch, one of the leading advocates of traditional public education, President Trump’s first 100 days in office have been bleak.
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School Improvement: Don't wait until third grade

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By Elliot Regenstein and Maia Connors
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Gut Instincts: Parents are almost always right about their children’s reading struggles

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If you are concerned about your child's reading struggles - Do not ignore this concern. Pursue a good diagnostic assessment, and do not wait.
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NASA’s First Deaf Engineer in Active Mission Control Role Impresses

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On April 4, 2017, which was the 34th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger’s maiden voyage, a modified NASA Gulfstream III took off at Edwards Air Force Base in California to become the first NASA aircraft to fly with a twisted wing flap configuration.
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EdNET Insight | Annual Cost to Educators of Researching and Purchasing Classroom Supplies Could Reach $500 M

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Global Online K-12 Education Market 2017 Size, Development Status, Type and Application, Segmentation, Forecast by 2022

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NBC2 News and Weather online for Southwest Florida, serving Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Desoto, Glades and Hendry counties
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This new college grad envisions a more equitable, interconnected world

This new college grad envisions a more equitable, interconnected world | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Mahsheed Mahjor, a citizen of Afghanistan and new graduate of Muhlenberg College, delivered her student address at commencement on hardships and inequities around the world, the role of citizenship and the value of her education.
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Do Mobile Devices in the Classroom Really Improve Learning Outcomes?

Do Mobile Devices in the Classroom Really Improve Learning Outcomes? | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Matthew Lynch, Virginia Union University Mobile devices as teaching tools are becoming a more and more common part of the American education experience in classrooms, from preschool through graduate school. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 58% of U.S. teachers own smartphones — 10 percentage points higher than the national average for adults. Those teachers are building that tech-savviness into their lesson plans, too, by embracing bring-your-own-device policies and leading the push for an iPad for every student. In 2013, an estimated 25% of U.S. schools had BYOD policies in place and it’s reasonable to assume those numbers …
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What Betsy DeVos Offered (or Didn’t) During Her ASU+GSV Summit Keynote (EdSurge News)

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“Instead of being called the Department of Education, it should be called the Department of Lifelong Learning, because I think learning has to be for a lifetime.”That’s the closing comment from the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, during her 30-minute slot on the main stage at the ASU+
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5 Biggest Barriers to Education Technology | Edudemic

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Technology has been integrated in almost every other aspect of our lives today, so why is there a lag in some classrooms and districts?
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Trump Admin. to End 'Let Girls Learn' Education Program, Report Says

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The Trump administration will discontinue Let Girls Learn, an interagency effort that included work by Peace Corps volunteers to address barriers that keep about about 62 million girls around the world out of school, CNN reports.
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Poor Rich Kids? The Mysterious Decline in Mobility at the Top • AEI

Yes, absolute economic mobility is declining across the board. But the real puzzle is that the decline in mobility is larger for children whose parents were much better off than their peers. What gives?
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A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill: Special Education

A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill: Special Education | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
A provision of the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would sharply cut Medicaid funds for special education programs across the country.
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U.S. News Data: Who Attends the Best High Schools

U.S. News Data: Who Attends the Best High Schools | Quality Teachers + EdTech = Learning Success | Scoop.it
Charter and magnet schools top the national rankings but represent a small percentage of medal-winning schools.
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