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Barriers to Competency- Based Innovation Aren’t Just Coming from Above : Education Next

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Can we effectively move to competency based learning in K12 without disprupting learners who are moving to post secondary education in the near term?  In other words, are K12 and Higher Ed on the same page?

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Take Back Control of Professional Development

Take Back Control of Professional Development | Shift Education | Scoop.it
If we are to continue to develop an environment in which teachers can create the space for children to explore and discover (which is ironically part of the mandated shift), we must create the space for the teachers to do the same.
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Much like we do with students, we must create spaces for educators to explore, learn, and discover on their own professional learning paths.

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SXSWedu: Diane Ravitch Will Take the Stage: Leading testing critic joins Teach ... - Austin Chronicle (blog)

SXSWedu: Diane Ravitch Will Take the Stage: Leading testing critic joins Teach ... - Austin Chronicle (blog) | Shift Education | Scoop.it
SXSWedu: Diane Ravitch Will Take the Stage: Leading testing critic joins Teach ...
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I imagine there will be some healthy debate before, during, and after the 2104 SXSWEdu conference given the speaker list.  Hopefully the commentary will move the needle and do good as opposed to create greater stagnation and discord.

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Google Play for Education: Tablet Setup

See how tablets with Google Play for Education allow educators to activate and manage multiple devices in just minutes. Learn more at http://google.com/edu/t...
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Google appears to have listened to classroom teachers.  I wonder if we'll still hear that Apple dominates the education market at this time next year.

 

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Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick

Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck's research, which focuses on what makes people seek challenging tasks, persist through difficulty and do well over time, has shown that many girls believe their abilities are fixed, that individuals are born with gifts and can't change.
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"In life no one can be perfect, and learning to view little failures as learning experiences, or opportunities to grow could be the most valuable lesson of all."

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Name-calling turns nasty in education world - Stephanie Simon

Name-calling turns nasty in education world - Stephanie Simon | Shift Education | Scoop.it
When major figures in the education world debate policy, they usually start out with a gauzy declaration that it’s all about the children. Then they begin hurling insults.
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Education isn't immune to the 'trading of barbs' but think about what we are teaching our children (no pun intended)

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Teacher-Led Professional Learning: The Latest Revolution In Education - Edudemic

Teacher-Led Professional Learning: The Latest Revolution In Education - Edudemic | Shift Education | Scoop.it
I’m both in awe and encouraged at the current trend of teacher-led professional learning occurring across our country. Our nations’ teachers are taking control of their own learning and are using a wide variety of social media platforms to do so.

Via Adelina Silva
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SVSummit 13: Scoring Our Edtech Jamboree (EdSurge News)

SVSummit 13: Scoring Our Edtech Jamboree (EdSurge News) | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Wow!In the 2 ½ years that we’ve been publishing EdSurge, the team has never been so awestruck and humbled as we were this past Saturday, November 2 at the EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit, held in Mountain View, Calif...
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Something to look for next year! Or, come our way, EdSurge!

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A Bold Bid for Better Schools

A Bold Bid for Better Schools | Shift Education | Scoop.it
One Western state’s proposed school overhaul has created a model patch of common ground. Will voters go for it?
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"Progress that needs to be sweeping is anything but."

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Professional Development Is Broken. Let's Fix It.

Professional Development Is Broken.  Let's Fix It. | Shift Education | Scoop.it
As schools and districts across the country implement the Common Core State Standards, the need to provide high quality professional development for teachers has never been greater.
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"To develop your expertise in an area, you have to work deliberately on whatever it is you are trying to master'

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IDC on Tablet Market Share in Education: Dominance Can Be Fleeting -- THE Journal

IDC on Tablet Market Share in Education: Dominance Can Be Fleeting -- THE Journal | Shift Education | Scoop.it
When Tim Cook announced that 94 percent of all tablets in education were iPads, plenty of jaws dropped. But there's more to the story.
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"Just as Apple really jump-started in the tablet market with the iPad in 2010 and enjoyed a long lead while everybody else played catch-up, they're kind of doing the same thing in education right now."

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Curriculum Prompts New Concerns in L.A. iPad Plan

Curriculum Prompts New Concerns in L.A. iPad Plan | Shift Education | Scoop.it
New worries have surfaced about the Los Angeles district's ambitious plan to distribute iPads to thousands of students, this time focused on a digital curriculum from Pearson that is being rolled out despite being incomplete.
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Apple + Pearson = ? (inputs welcome)

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Two Case Studies: How Connected Educators Can Transform Schools

Two Case Studies: How Connected Educators Can Transform Schools | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Two examples of how connected educators can make a huge difference in schools.
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“Our teachers want to learn and try new technologies, but if they try something and it blows up in their faces no one is going to be upset.” 

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Educational Leadership:Leveraging Teacher Leadership:The Time Is Ripe (Again)

Educational Leadership:Leveraging Teacher Leadership:The Time Is Ripe (Again) | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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More and more, it is so important to support our educators as they take on leadership responsibilities and roles.

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Torsh: Unlocking the Instructional Black Box - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Torsh: Unlocking the Instructional Black Box - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Torsh will help educators deepen their understanding of what is happening in the classroom and will improve the way professional development is delivered in the 21st century.
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Capturing video is not so uncommon but allowing for "inline" or "in-video at point of action" comments for asynchronous feedback is extremely powerful.  

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Subverting the System: Student and Teacher as Equals

Subverting the System: Student and Teacher as Equals | Shift Education | Scoop.it
One educator tries a different approach: “It’s a different way of approaching education, with educators not being the controlling force. It’s about breaking down boundaries and seeing yourself as an equal.
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A very different approach which will, no doubt, be challenged by those who believe in the traditional education system in the US.  That said, I've seen it be implemented successfully in other countries with students owning their learning.  Go figure!

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Can Interest Based Personalization Deliver Better Learning Outcomes? (EdSurge News)

Can Interest Based Personalization Deliver Better Learning Outcomes? (EdSurge News) | Shift Education | Scoop.it
The term "personalized learning" is everywhere these days, but its ubiquity has done little to imbue it with a consistent meaning.
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By creating lessons that take unique areas of interest into consideration, we are a giving students alternative ways to understand concepts and truly personalizing learning.  It's a different take on personalization but, nonetheless, interesting.

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New data available for higher education LMS market -

New data available for higher education LMS market - | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Despite much talk about the demise of the LMS market, the end is nowhere in sight. Unlike many of the newer learning platform concepts (e.g.
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Will it never end?

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Fabio Ballor's curator insight, November 10, 2013 1:03 PM

...notevole la diffusione di Moodle in tutto il mondo! :-)

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Intel Has Acquired Kno, Will Push Further Into The Education Content Market With Interactive Textbooks | TechCrunch

Intel Has Acquired Kno, Will Push Further Into The Education Content Market With Interactive Textbooks  | TechCrunch | Shift Education | Scoop.it
We had a tip about, and have now confirmed, Intel's latest acquisition: Kno, the education startup that started life as a hardware business and later pivoted..
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This is a big move by Intel into the content world.  The game is changing.

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Open Colleges Presents Your Brain Map: 84 Strategies for Accelerated Learning

Open Colleges Presents Your Brain Map: 84 Strategies for Accelerated Learning | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Explore the Open College's interactive brain map to learn about how your brain functions and ways to improve your learning.
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This is a pretty cool way to explore the brain and how learning takes place.

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Education official concedes ’Schoolnet’ glitches

Education official concedes ’Schoolnet’ glitches | Shift Education | Scoop.it
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With a technology struggling to aggregate data from an array of sources, would solutions like inBloom be the answer?

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Nepris Fires up Students by Seeing STEM Professionals in Action | Business Wire

Nepris Fires up Students by Seeing STEM Professionals in Action | Business Wire | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Nepris.com introduces US high school students to the excitement of science, technology, engineering, and math through live, interactive sessions with
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“Professionals host web-enabled video chats and show students how they use the very skills being taught in classrooms to solve real-world problems. Each session is archived and available for future reference or by other classes.”

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Some school districts cite privacy concerns over state’s request for student data

Some school districts cite privacy concerns over state’s request for student data | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Attendance. Suspensions. State test scores. Parent phone numbers.
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"The use of student data is not new.'  The conversation around data aggregation, who, and how will that data be accessed and used needs to be among the top conversations today.  

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Next to the book, nothing will change education more than digital learning

Next to the book, nothing will change education more than digital learning | Shift Education | Scoop.it
One of history’s earliest education disruptions came with the invention of the printing press.   The book, of course, followed, and both had huge implications for education — just as new technologies do today.

Via Alberto Acereda, PhD, juandoming
Carolyn Wiberg's insight:

“The truth is that today’s education technology does hold immense promise, but what matters far more than the tools are what skilled hands do with them. And that’s where I’m afraid we’ve consistently gotten things wrong, and need to do much, much better.”

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Understanding Education through Big Data

Understanding Education through Big Data | Shift Education | Scoop.it
The seduction of ‘Big Data’ lies in its promise of greater knowledge.
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There is a lot of discussion around big data, learning analytics, data privacy, and the personalization of learning these days.  Is data "the new oil" (snake oil?) or will it lead to the development of new and innovative technologies that have the ability to markedly change how we approach education?

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