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WiredAcademic – College? There’s an App for That: How USC Built a 21st Century Classroom

WiredAcademic – College? There’s an App for That: How USC Built a 21st Century Classroom | Education News | Scoop.it

If there’s a model worth emulating and learning from in online education, USC’s teaching program seems to be one of them. Instead of trying to replace teachers with technology, they’re [gasp] creating more teachers using technology.

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Online Tutoring Educates Kids in Developing Countries

Online Tutoring Educates Kids in Developing Countries | Education News | Scoop.it
EducateNCare is an online personal tutoring service with a social good twist.
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Changing Higher Education: Moody's looks at student-debt problems

Changing Higher Education: Moody's looks at student-debt problems | Education News | Scoop.it
Moody's Analytics has published a very nice analysis of the student loan situation by Cristian Deritis : In this study, we examine the rapid growth of the student loan industry over the past few years, the weakening performance of loan...
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The concerns of a first-year teacher - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post

The concerns of a first-year teacher - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post | Education News | Scoop.it
A soon-to-be first-year teacher entering a school in the Washington D.C. area writes about her concerns about the assault by some school reformers on her profession.
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Can Scientists Reform Science Education? | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Can Scientists Reform Science Education? | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Education News | Scoop.it

My challenge for this keynote is to speak for 45 minutes on "Why should scientists care about science education reform?" I have many ideas myself, which have been formed over the years via a blend of my experience of being surrounded by science in academia as well as applying various pedagogical concepts from teaching to many levels of students (and the public).

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Your New Campus Guide: A Small Patterned Square That Talks to Your Smartphone - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Your New Campus Guide: A Small Patterned Square That Talks to Your Smartphone - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Education News | Scoop.it

Universities like Wittenberg have begun using these QR codes, which can be printed onto any flat surface, as a way to market themselves to a generation of smartphone users. Like bar codes on supermarket items, QR codes–it stands for “Quick Response”–can be scanned by a computer. But instead of returning the price of a carton of milk, these codes are directions to a multimedia-rich Web page. And the scanner, in this case, is the camera in a smartphone.

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ThingLink: Engaging Students in Learning and Discovery | ThingLink Blog

ThingLink: Engaging Students in Learning and Discovery | ThingLink Blog | Education News | Scoop.it

ThingLink turns images into a platform for rich media. Educators and students can take any photo and add video and audio clips that play inside the image. You can also add Wikipedia links, Flickr images, annotations, and include social touch points like Twitter and Facebook.

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Increase the Representation and Advancement of Women of Color in STEM

Increase the Representation and Advancement of Women of Color in STEM | Education News | Scoop.it

What are the factors that sustain women of color through higher education and contribute to their educational and career success? What strategies can increase the representation and advancement of women of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields?

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Digital Divide Could Leave Latinos Further Behind in Education, Jobs

Panelists at a workshop held by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) suggested that lack of broadband Internet access could hinder the progress of Latinos living in the United States. The panelists, drawn largely from the world telecommunications, warned that Latinos and other minorities risk falling behind in educational and economic attainment if the so-called "digital divide" is not bridged.

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Brightworks: A School that Rethinks School | MindShift

Brightworks: A School that Rethinks School | MindShift | Education News | Scoop.it

At Brightworks, a K-12 private school set to open in San Francisco this fall, there will be no tests, grades, or transcripts. Instead, students will participate in activities and interact with professionals in various fields, design a project that they bring to fruition themselves, and produce a multimedia portfolio that they'll share with the school, the community, and - via the Brightworks website - the world.

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How Can Web 2.0 Curation Tools Be Used in the Classroom? | MindShift

How Can Web 2.0 Curation Tools Be Used in the Classroom? | MindShift | Education News | Scoop.it

Curation was once the purview of experts and professionals who collected and preserved resources. But Web 2.0 curation opens the door for others, including for students.

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Lillie Leon, NYC Kindergarten Teacher, 80, Sues Over Firing

Lillie Leon, NYC Kindergarten Teacher, 80, Sues Over Firing | Education News | Scoop.it

NEW YORK -- She was teaching kindergarten at 80, but Lillie Leon wasn't ready to close the classroom door on her career.
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Haunting Words to Inspire Every Teacher - Charting My Own Course - Education Week Teacher

Haunting Words to Inspire Every Teacher - Charting My Own Course - Education Week Teacher | Education News | Scoop.it

"It happened to them," were the four words that shut me and the other teachers up. "It happened to them, not to you. You tell the stories like it's some kind of entertainment, but it happened to them-the kids. They are the ones who 30 years from now will remember these stories with tears in their eyes."

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Back-to-School Special: 5 Tips on Picking a Good School

Back-to-School Special: 5 Tips on Picking a Good School | Education News | Scoop.it
Insights from an education-policy analyst whose kids attend public school...
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MediaShift . The Literacy of Gaming: What Kids Learn From Playing | PBS

MediaShift . The Literacy of Gaming: What Kids Learn From Playing | PBS | Education News | Scoop.it

"When people learn to play videogames," according to James Paul Gee, "they are learning a new literacy."

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Responding to William Pannapacker: Humanities grad students strike back.

Responding to William Pannapacker: Humanities grad students strike back. | Education News | Scoop.it
In his July 27 Slate essay, " Overeducated, Underemployed," William Pannapacker called graduate students in the humanities "smart suckers." An English professor at Hope College in Michigan, Pannapacker argued that "in all likelihood, a humanities...
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Teach for America 2011 acceptance rate: 11 percent - Campus Overload - The Washington Post

This year, Teach for America received a record number of applications, dropping its acceptance rate to 11 percent.
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The Purpose of Technology in Education is Not to Enhance, Extend or Support Teaching | doug woods | doug woods

The Purpose of Technology in Education is Not to Enhance, Extend or Support Teaching | doug woods | doug woods | Education News | Scoop.it
Thirty, Twenty, Ten, even perhaps five, years ago, if you had said to me that the purpose of technology in education is to enhance, extend or support...
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This 19-Year-Old Just Scored $1.5 Million For A Startup To Revolutionize Education

This 19-Year-Old Just Scored $1.5 Million For A Startup To Revolutionize Education | Education News | Scoop.it
Airy Labs makes social learning games for kids.
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This Week In Education: Picture: Mis-Spelled Anti-Testing Sign

This Week In Education: Picture: Mis-Spelled Anti-Testing Sign | Education News | Scoop.it
#sosmarch Sign reads: "We want an education not test preperation." Via EIA...
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Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… - Comcast Begins Program To Offer Inexpensive Internet Access & Computers To Low-Income Families

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… - Comcast Begins Program To Offer Inexpensive Internet Access & Computers To Low-Income Families | Education News | Scoop.it

Comcast has begun a nation-wide program to offer monthly $9.95 Internet access to the students who qualify for free school lunches. In addition, they will sell the family a computer for less than $200.

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Charter Schools and College Access

Charter Schools and College Access | Education News | Scoop.it

A small but emergent body of research suggests that enrollment in charter schools, such as SEED, does increase a student's chance of graduating from high school and going on to college.

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New Classroom Tool Uses Laptops & Phones for Instant Assessment

New Classroom Tool Uses Laptops & Phones for Instant Assessment | Education News | Scoop.it

Socrative's apps offer a simple, free alternative to expensive clicker systems.
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Changing Higher Education: A New Culture of Learning

Changing Higher Education: A New Culture of Learning | Education News | Scoop.it

What happens to learning when we move from the stable infrastructure of the twentieth century to the fluid infrastructure of the twenty-first century, where technology is constantly creating and responding to change?
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How to improve teacher education now (and why Teach for America isn’t the answer) - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post


Former Teachers College president Arthur Levine writes why it is now time to change the way teachers are prepared for their jobs and how we should do it.
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