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Seemingly, colleges and universities are being pushed out of the picture on professional credentialing. But those institutions which develop their own versions of this model will be more attractive to students and companies in the near future.
While traditional field trips continue to offer opportunities to create memorable learning environments for students of all ages, a new wave of technologies have created new, virtual field trip (VFT) experiences. Through a VFT, an educator leverages digital content and educational technologies to take educators and students beyond their classroom walls to meet people and see places they might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience.
Social justice outside of education typically incorporates public views on inequalities in housing, income, and criminal justice administration. But for the children growing up in environments where these challenges impact their daily lives, the learning outcomes typically create another vicious cycle of divesting — through suspensions, expulsions and negative classroom experiences.
Less than a generation ago, the American labor pool was whiter and older, according to government demographic statistics. But the most recent data point to a rapidly changing workforce, one defined by greater diversity, a retiring baby boomer generation, and a technologically savvy millennial audience.
What might school look like with no bells, no walls, and no limits on learning? The Educator Innovator collaborative posed this question to educators across the country in 2014, spurring the design of interest-driven and production-centered learning opportunities to deepen students' passions.
At Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) in Jacksonville, Fla—the 20th largest school district in the nation—our mission is to deliver educational excellence in each classroom and school, every day, to give all our students a chance at success. This includes using technologies to facilitate interest in learning.
Zaption recently announced that they were eliminating their stand-alone offering and will be incorporating their interactive video feature set into Workday's finance and human relations software. As a result, Zaption intends to shut down their services by September 30.
This year's International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference certainly felt bigger and better than ever, leaving the task of taking in everything on the showfloor at Denver's Colorado Convention Center a daunting task to say the least.
To highlight a few products you may have missed at this year's show, and for those unable to attend, we've compiled the following list of what jumped out at us. From programmable STEM robots to powerful adaptive, personalization and analytics platforms, these are 7 tools you'll want to keep an eye on.
One way to help students own their role (power) in the curriculum-making process is for teachers to include them in the conversation. Here are seven conversational do's and don'ts to consider when involving students in curriculum decisions:
The DOE plan offers a professional pathway for students into coding and manufacturing, but other opportunities in agribusiness, public health, transportation and computer design await similar kinds of agreements. The partnerships are centered around strategic tech and manufacturing jobs.
There is no form of learning or instruction that should seem silly when considering how millennials prefer to learn or to receive instruction. Many colleges are already considering the traditional lecture dead, and are developing ways to integrate technology as a cheaper, more innovative form of credentialing and academic service delivery.
AR is an approach that has endless possibilities for enhancing the motivation and actual learning for students. Starting with the world as students know or perceive it, such an approach presents the world in a way that engages students.
App of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.
Now when you create a Google Form you can go into the Form settings and choose the quiz option. Within the quiz option you can choose to have your questions scored as students answer them. You can also choose to show students their scores as well as correct answers. See Richard's screenshot to learn where you can find the new quiz scoring options.
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