Education and learning could look radically different in the next few years.
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Schools that do not address the diverse needs of their learners further widen the achievement gap. Currently, many learners are struggling and failing as they chase their schools. The future calls for schools to adapt to their learners. Not just individual teachers but the entire educational ecosystem. Personalization will become an integral part of academic success and readiness. If it is expected for United States students to be global competitive, we must acknowledge and prepare the learner.
Testing, especially any sort of standardized testing tends to get a bad rap. Teachers complain that they spend too much time teaching to a test. But assessments do have value, and an important place in our learning structure. By measuring what students are learning, we as teachers can look at how we are approaching different subjects, materials, and even different students. The handy infographic takes a look at different types of assessments and their attributes and questions. Keep reading to learn more.
The new Smart Apps for Special Needs Facebook group is really taking off! And in just a day's work of collaboration, the new team put together this great list of the best apps for sight words. All in response to reader request!
Having a global mindset turned Masatoshi Ito into a billionaire.Now nearly 90 years old, the Japanese businessman has built up a major global retail group that includes 7-Eleven convenience stores in
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Educational Twist: 1) Do your curriculum and strategies encourage cultural curiosity? 2) Do you promote self-awareness in your students and self? 3) Do you differentiate for various learning styles and interests? 4) Do you practice emotional sensitivity in your classroom? 5) Do you adapt to change in curriculum or ideas?
Edcanvas is a free service that makes it easy for teachers to organize and share educational materials in a visually pleasing format. This would be great to use on a whole class lesson with a whiteboard. Also, can be used on a tablet/iPad, instead of students aimlessly searching the web.
How do you properly integrate iPads in the classroom? This workflow should help you upgrade your digital learning experience in no time! The post A Straightforward Workflow For iPads In The Classroom appeared first on Edudemic.
When Wolfram Research launched its Mathematica software 25 years ago this month, it gave students and professionals a whole new approach to visualizing and solving high-level math problems. Now the technical computing software is celebrating its silver anniversary, and the next version — Mathematica 10.0 — is likely to be released sometime later this year. As Roger Germundsson, the company's director of research and development, said, it's pretty rare when a piece of software is still being developed 25 years later. To mark the anniversary, Wolfram Research staff gathered at Allerton Park, west of Monticello, last week to celebrate with music, games and food. On hand for the cake-cutting was Stephen Wolfram, the company's founder. On the previous Friday, 419 employees gathered at Champaign's Hessel Park — just a couple blocks from company headquarters — for a collective photo, and Wolfram spoke at an all-company meeting about the firm's past, present and future. When Mathematica debuted in 1988, Wolfram — then 28 — was director of the Center for Complex Systems Research at the University of Illinois. He developed the software on his own as a hobby. As Wolfram explained it in a recent blog, his aim was to develop a computational system that could eventually handle all forms of algorithmic work. Mathematica caught on quickly not only because it saved time solving mathematical problems, but also because its graphics gave users an intuitive feel for the math. Over the years, the software has been adopted not only by academia, but also by commercial and government customers. Click headline to read more--