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How a District Ended Student Dropouts with Personalized Learning - EdSurge

How a District Ended Student Dropouts with Personalized Learning - EdSurge | Education | Scoop.it
How a District Ended Student Dropouts with Personalized Learning EdSurge I am in my ninth year of promoting performance-based education, and my excitement about personalizing learning for students based on their mental capacity, rather than...
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Learning, Leading and Reflecting: 10 principles of formative assessment

Learning, Leading and Reflecting: 10 principles of formative assessment | Education | Scoop.it

Via Chris Carter, Torsten Fell, Ivon Prefontaine
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 14, 2014 1:16 PM

That are probably more than ten principles, but these made sense. Checking for differences was the one that stood out. All students are different and all teachers are different. That factors into the assessment process to some extent.

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Princeton University - 'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology

Princeton University - 'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology | Education | Scoop.it

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Kristen Gates, Ed.D.'s curator insight, April 12, 2014 12:07 PM

MOOC conversation continues...

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Study: Changing schools affects children's mental health

Study: Changing schools affects children's mental health | Education | Scoop.it

A British study says preteen mental health is affected by frequent school changes.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 14, 2014 10:43 PM

Stability would seem to be a key factor in learning.

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Teachers' Visual Guide to Using Google Calendar

Teachers' Visual Guide to Using Google Calendar | Education | Scoop.it
April , 2014
Google Calendar is one of the best free web tools I have been using for few years now. As a teacher, you can use Google Calendar for a wide variety of purposes. You can for instance...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 4, 2014 9:50 AM

This is a very well done tutorial on using Google calendars for teachers.

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My Child Has Autism: A Parent Guide After the Diagnosis

My Child Has Autism: A Parent Guide After the Diagnosis | Education | Scoop.it
Help for parents whose child has recently been diagnosed with autism. Includes practical advice on finding emotional support and choosing therapies.

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, April 15, 2014 7:26 AM

This guide is intended to help parents understand what autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is, recognize common signs and symptoms, and find the resources they need.

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To Tackle Major Issues Affecting Kids, ALA Divisions Must Collaborate | The Next Big Thing

To Tackle Major Issues Affecting Kids, ALA Divisions Must Collaborate | The Next Big Thing | Education | Scoop.it
That distant rumble? It’s just me, tearing down the silos that plague the library world. Pick up a sledgehammer and help.
As current chair of the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) Advisory Committee.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 14, 2014 4:23 PM

Very much worth reading, library friends. Chris nails it in this thoughtful and thought-provoking piece. As an ALA At-Large Counselor I hear him loud and clear. I wonder who else might be listening?

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Fixing Education Is Child's Play - Forbes

Fixing Education Is Child's Play - Forbes | Education | Scoop.it
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Speakers included leading voices in education, learning, and child development: Tony Wagner, Joi Ito, Larry Rosenstock, Jack Shonkoff, and more.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 14, 2014 10:45 PM

Even thinkers who thought differently about school and education i.e. Dewey and Bobbitt agreed as to the importance of play in learning.

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