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The 30 Best iPad apps for college students and academics (part 3)

The 30 Best iPad apps for college students and academics (part 3) | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it
This third and last part of my series of 30 best iPad apps for students and academics focuses on apps for Organizing and Enjoying life in academia.
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Sharing a passion for innovative and engaging ideas in Education, including Educational Technology, Flipped Instruction, Project & Problem Based Learning, Professional Development, Leadership and MORE! 

Curating gems for P-12 and Higher Ed...just for you!

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College-prep programs for the poor slashed in Trump’s budget

College-prep programs for the poor slashed in Trump’s budget | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

"The Trump administration dons a tinfoil hat"- WP op ed regarding Trump proposed cuts to TRIO programs such as Student Support Services, GEAR UP, Upward Bound and Talent Search. 

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No matter your politics, this piece contains good information about the programs affected by these cuts. These programs help secondary & post secondary students in urban & rural areas across the US achieve college & career success. Especially first gen college students and vets - high numbers of our college-going populations.
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The Distracted Classroom

The Distracted Classroom | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

New research may help us break the impasse over how to cope with digital diversions in the classroom.

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The future of STEM education is cloudy under Betsy DeVos

The future of STEM education is cloudy under Betsy DeVos | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Trump's education secretary faces skepticism over her lack of experience and religious convictions.

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Measuring the Impact: Food insecurity hits schools nationwide, stretches into higher ed

Measuring the Impact: Food insecurity hits schools nationwide, stretches into higher ed | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Student achievement is invariably tied to poverty. And only when basic survival needs are met can students afford to turn their attention to their studies, even when they know education is their best shot at a better life.

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It may get harder to serve healthy school lunches

It may get harder to serve healthy school lunches | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

The Community Eligibility Provision has allowed school districts with high concentrations of poverty to offer every student free meals under the National School Lunch Program, but Republicans have said they want to eliminate the program.

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One Campus’s iPad Revolution Results in Education Evolution

One Campus’s iPad Revolution Results in Education Evolution | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Mark Lombardi, president of Maryville University, in Missouri, describes some of the interesting changes it has recently made in the education it offers. Technology plays a key role.

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DuckDuckGo celebrates 10 billion anonymous searches

DuckDuckGo celebrates 10 billion anonymous searches | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

The ongoing impact of the Snowden revelations and Donald Trump’s ascendance to the US presidency is pushing more and more web users to privacy-focused services. At other search engines, when you do a search and then click on a link, your search terms are sent to that site you clicked on (in the HTTP referrer header). We call this sharing of personal information "search leakage." DuckDuckGo prevents search leakage by default.

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Liberal arts schools seek collaboration in digital learning space

Liberal arts schools seek collaboration in digital learning space | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Many schools, including community colleges and public institutions, should analyze the prospects of sharing common service contracts and technologies, as a pilot to what joined institutions may one day look like, and what kind of value it could add to a community or city.

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Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions

Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Carol Dweck's work has made growth mindset a hotly discussed topic in education. It has also spawned misunderstandings about growth mindset and what it means in

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Study: 75% of teachers use tech daily, 50% have 1:1 programs

Study: 75% of teachers use tech daily, 50% have 1:1 programs | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

To truly take advantage of the power of digital technology, schools need to offer better professional development and ongoing coaching to help teachers shift their pedagogy in the right direction.

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10 TED-Ed videos your students can use today

10 TED-Ed videos your students can use today | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Educators can build lessons around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk or YouTube video through Ted-Ed. Once they locate the video they wish to use, they next use the TED-Ed Lesson editor to add questions, discussion prompts and additional resources. When the lesson is published, educators can monitor their progress and submitted work.

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When are professional learning communities most effective?

When are professional learning communities most effective? | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

PLCs that focus on improving and deepening student learning had the greatest positive effect on teacher morale, while PLCs that discuss student behavior, building issues and organizational activities are more likely to result in low teacher morale.

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7 Ways Technology Can Help You Do Your Research

7 Ways Technology Can Help You Do Your Research | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, below is one of EdTech and Mobile Learning's popular infographics published last year featuring important web tools and apps to help you in each of the 7 steps of the research process. This is only 'a tentative sketch of what they think are the seven important steps of a research plan.

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Wi-Fi on wheels: Google helps students get online, on the go

Wi-Fi on wheels: Google helps students get online, on the go | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Google is also looking for ways to make the high-tech buses useful outside of school hours, working with the school district and community on places the buses can go once the school day is done to bring connectivity elsewhere, such as a community center or fellowship hall.

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Fundraising Tips to Support Student Travel

Fundraising Tips to Support Student Travel | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Would you and your students take part in more educational experiences outside the classroom if funding field trips & overnight travel wasn’t such a challenge? Join edWeb to learn how to use grassroots fundraising to get the money you & your students need for a group trip. (BONUS: earn CE Certificate for attendance!)

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About That Bill Abolishing The Department Of Education

About That Bill Abolishing The Department Of Education | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

A congressman has introduced a one-line bill that would kill the department. Legal scholars call it "symbolic legislation." Meanwhile, the House has voted to curtail some key education regulations.

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The role of parents is critical in college persistence and completion

The role of parents is critical in college persistence and completion | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Some observers say that colleges could be more engaged in the parental recruitment process, particularly for first-generation students. One step is using clearer language for admission materials and communications from the university about financial and academic requirements. 

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House votes to overturn some ESSA regulations, Senate may follow

House votes to overturn some ESSA regulations, Senate may follow | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Education Week reports the accountability regulations impact school ratings systems, interventions for struggling schools and the types of indicators that determine school quality, among other things, and if the regulations are actually overturned, Congress cannot issue “substantially similar” replacements before the next reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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PISA scores highlight need for K-12, higher ed partnerships

PISA scores highlight need for K-12, higher ed partnerships | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Colleges and universities have taken notice of the declines, and in partnership with private foundations and government, are working to reverse course for the United States’ place as one of the world’s most educated countries.

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Shoddy record keeping costs community college $39M

Shoddy record keeping costs community college $39M | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it
Thousands of records of online teaching and learning disappear, and penalties add more financial trouble for a school facing previous money woes.
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Now I Have to Teach Coding? A Beginner's Guide

Now I Have to Teach Coding? A Beginner's Guide | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

FREE WEBINAR!

Teachers don’t have to be masters of JavaScript or Ruby to give students the tools they need to teach to their students coding. REGISTER HERE: http://home.edweb.net/webinar/now-teach-coding-beginners-guide/

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Finding the right parent-teacher communication app for your class

Finding the right parent-teacher communication app for your class | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

A recent study by Gallup found only 1 in 5 parents are fully engaged with their child’s school, meaning 80 percent of parents are either indifferent to or actively disengaged from their kids’ school. There's an app for that - but which one?

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I'm a fan of using Edmodo for P12 - it's a self-contained all-in-one platform to engage students, parents and provide educators a professional learning community.

But from the list of apps discussed here, REMIND is an easy choice - simple, safe and appropriate for all levels, P20+.

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Dyslexia teachers using technology to help kids love reading

Dyslexia teachers using technology to help kids love reading | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

Bookshare is free for all students across the country who have a qualified disability including dyslexia, blindness amd others, thanks to a grant from the Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs.

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Ed. Dept. Releases Guidance on Early-Learning Support in ESSA

Ed. Dept. Releases Guidance on Early-Learning Support in ESSA | EdTech_Gal | Scoop.it

The guidance notes that support for early learning is woven throughout the new law and outlines ways states and districts can use federal funds to support young learners.

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