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Obama promotes preschool education in Georgia visit

Obama promotes preschool education in Georgia visit | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

President Obama on Thursday called for high-quality preschool programs for "every child in America," although he included no details on how to pay for it.

"I propose working with states like Georgia to make high-quality preschool available to every child in America, every child in America," he said after visiting an early childhood learning center in this Atlanta suburb.

 

Details at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/02/14/obama-georgia-education-state-of-the-union/1918779/

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Visible Thinking

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Visible Thinking involves several practices and resources. Teachers are invited to use with their students a number of "thinking routines" -- simple protocols for exploring ideas -- around whatever topics are important, say fractions arithmetic, the Industrial Revolution, World War II, the meaning of a poem, the nature of democracy. Visible Thinking includes attention to four "thinking ideals" -- understanding, truth, fairness, and creativity.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 22, 1:05 AM

Very useful resource.

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Bloom's revised Taxonomy with verbs!

Bloom's revised Taxonomy with verbs! | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
  Need some extra verbs? Here you go!           ~Mia

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, August 20, 12:55 PM

I'm on a personal campaign to add 2 levels above Creating to Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy (don't forget he wrote about 3 domains of learning...Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor). I believe our field tends to overemphasize the Cognitive domain at the expense of the other 2, and to the detriment of learners.

 

Anyhow, the 2 levels above Creating that I'm concerned about are: Reflecting and Sharing. My reasoning goes like this:

 

 

Reflecting Once we go through all 6 levels (and they are not hierarchical, a learning sequence can start or end with any of them), if we want students to enhance their metacognition, it is important for us to build in reflective experiences. Such experiences enhance students' abilities to be more self-aware of how they learn and the strategies that do or don't work well for them.

Sharing - We teachers often remark that our knowledge of a particular topic solidifies when we teach it to someone else...the act of sharing brings out our awareness of nuances, relationships, perceptions, modes of expression/communication, and our interpersonal skills of working with others; all things that are very important to people's success in our current era. Our students deserve to become proficient in sharing effectively.

 

My 2 cents.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 22, 8:43 AM
Could these verbs be worked into Socio-Emotional Learning Goals and Objectives? 
Barbara Pazey's curator insight, August 26, 10:30 AM
Great for considering a variety of ways to assess students via differentiated teaching/learning approaches!
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5 Great Resources for Instructional Designers

5 Great Resources for Instructional Designers | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Instructional Designers will benefit from these five great resources.

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, August 2, 12:06 PM
Recursos para quem se ocupa com desenho instrucional.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 22, 3:41 AM
Article intéressant pour les enseignants qui sont des 'instructional designers' des concepteurs d'apprentisage.
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37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom

37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
One of the newest and best of these online tools is Pinterest, which has quickly become a favorite among educators. Using online “pinboards” teachers can save everything from photos to blog posts in one easily accessible and usable place.


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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, July 8, 12:37 PM
Great ideas here!
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 8, 2:59 PM

Thanks to Maggie Rouman at UW-Stout for finding this clever article on Pinterest in the Classroom.

Ecole Wifaq Rabat's curator insight, July 24, 9:42 AM
مع ظهور بنتريست كل ما كان المدرسون يصلون إليه بالمجان من المواد التعليمية صار بمقابل وبتواطىء من جوجل كل المواد المميمزة تظهر في قمة نتائج البحث واحزروا في أي موقع.. نعم دائما هو بنتيريست أو دبس اهمامك أف ثم أف
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We Need to Teach Kids Creative Thinking, and We’re Teaching Them the Opposite

We Need to Teach Kids Creative Thinking, and We’re Teaching Them the Opposite | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
"Education is far less about a set of facts than a way of thinking," says professor and theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss. "And therefore what I always think should be the basis of education is not answers, but questions."

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 11, 2:12 AM

Short video interview from BigThink

Encarna Llamas's curator insight, August 12, 4:02 AM
Creativity education
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A Model for Teacher Development: Precursors to Change

A Model for Teacher Development: Precursors to Change | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers need to receive training on models of change. Teachers should be trained in identifying their own professional development needs based on their classroom performance, areas that they aren’t performing up to par based on their own personal self-assessments as well as feedback from students, colleagues, and supervisors followed by intentional processes to help make positive changes in their work environments.

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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, August 13, 4:06 AM
Um possível modelo de desenvolvimento pessoal dos docentes.
GwynethJones's curator insight, August 13, 12:00 PM

Interesting!

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, August 13, 10:21 PM

Readiness to ICT driven learning tools and services is very important, I must add.

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Gamification to encourage learner autonomy

Gamification to encourage learner autonomy | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This post tries to pull together a couple of things I have been thinking about recently. The first was a post I saw on the 21st Century Fluency Project blog a few weeks back. The title of the article 'How I Turned My Classroom into a ‘Living Video Game’ caught my eye and before I even had time to read it I started thinking about how the factors that create motivation in computer games could be applied to the classroom.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 10, 5:00 AM

An old post but one that might be quite relevant with the renewed interest that Pokemon Go has created.

GwynethJones's curator insight, August 11, 10:27 PM

Interesting!

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Learning: It's All About the Connections

Learning: It's All About the Connections | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Connection and all of its implications is one of the most important concepts in understanding, engaging in, and facilitating powerful learning experiences.


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Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, July 7, 2015 2:38 AM

Thanks for sharing Marco.  Brilliant.

Carolyn Williams's curator insight, July 10, 2015 6:37 AM

It is ..

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 11, 2015 9:49 AM

It is really true, learning is totally about connections.

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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 3, 3:33 AM
another enough ideas and sharing about this topic :)
Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, August 7, 9:36 AM
Interesting and useful advice for better teachers.
Victor Ventura's curator insight, August 11, 10:16 AM
Teachers, in their never ending journey, must commit to continuous professional development. The suggested practices, in this article, can serve as a guide for the dedicated professional to use in their collaborative learning community.
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6 Great Videos for Teaching Media Fluency

6 Great Videos for Teaching Media Fluency | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Here is a great list of useful videos for helping you in your continuing quest of teaching Media Fluency to your digital students.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, July 30, 4:47 AM
So much here that is great to use in the classroom if we want students to be critical users rather than uncritical end users.
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elearnspace › Adaptive Learners, Not Adaptive Learning

elearnspace › Adaptive Learners, Not Adaptive Learning | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Basically, we have to shift education from focusing mainly on the acquisition of knowledge (the central underpinning of most adaptive learning software today) to the development of learner states of being (affect, emotion, self-regulation, goal setting, and so on). Adaptive learners are central to the future of work and society, whereas adaptive learning is more an attempt to make more efficient a system of learning that is no longer needed.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 25, 12:34 AM

Very good short article on adaptive learning.

Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, July 27, 9:28 AM
An interesting article about developing the mindset of the learner to be adaptive. I have to think about this some more, but what do you think?
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EduSynch - Free, Unlimited, Adaptive TOEFL® Training

EduSynch - Free, Unlimited, Adaptive TOEFL® Training | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Individualized training with in-depth analytics.Human evaluations for Writing and Speaking.Integrated platforms for students, professors and administrators. The future of TOEFL training is here.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 23, 1:42 AM

Great free tool for anyone wanting to do or help students to do the TOEFL test.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, July 23, 10:49 PM
Great platform for ESL
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40 Learning Quotes That Will Inspire You

40 Learning Quotes That Will Inspire You | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Here are 40 of some of the best learning quotes out there on the Web, collected from some of history's best and most brilliant minds.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 21, 8:56 PM

I needed this! Thanks to Tom D'Amico.

Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, July 23, 2:28 PM
As you think about preparing for the new school year, here is an awesome collection of 40 inspiring quotes about learning.
StacyLada's curator insight, July 25, 9:22 AM
Great quotes for thinking
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Flipping Large Classes: Three Strategies to Engage Students

Flipping Large Classes: Three Strategies to Engage Students | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
As we continue our ongoing series focused on the flipped classroom in higher education, it’s time to tackle another frequently asked question: “How can I flip a large class?”

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 22, 4:45 PM

These strategies work in a large lecture hall or in a traditional small classroom. Take a look!

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Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning

Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
that it’s important for young people to become economically independent and self-sufficient. But to do that, he argues, they shouldn’t all learn the same thing. Instead, they should be learning to be adaptable, to be innovative, to flow with change, to collaborate and other globalized skills that will apply to whatever area of work they are passionate about pursuing. An education can help expose students to different life paths and support them in finding their passions, while giving them the transferable skills to attack any problem.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sir-Ken-Robinson

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 15, 8:47 AM
that it’s important for young people to become economically independent and self-sufficient. But to do that, he argues, they shouldn’t all learn the same thing. Instead, they should be learning to be adaptable, to be innovative, to flow with change, to collaborate and other globalized skills that will apply to whatever area of work they are passionate about pursuing. An education can help expose students to different life paths and support them in finding their passions, while giving them the transferable skills to attack any problem.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sir-Ken-Robinson

 

 

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, August 16, 7:29 AM
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Good stuff! Thanks to Jim Lerman.

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Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning

Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
that it’s important for young people to become economically independent and self-sufficient. But to do that, he argues, they shouldn’t all learn the same thing. Instead, they should be learning to be adaptable, to be innovative, to flow with change, to collaborate and other globalized skills that will apply to whatever area of work they are passionate about pursuing. An education can help expose students to different life paths and support them in finding their passions, while giving them the transferable skills to attack any problem.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sir-Ken-Robinson

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 15, 8:47 AM
that it’s important for young people to become economically independent and self-sufficient. But to do that, he argues, they shouldn’t all learn the same thing. Instead, they should be learning to be adaptable, to be innovative, to flow with change, to collaborate and other globalized skills that will apply to whatever area of work they are passionate about pursuing. An education can help expose students to different life paths and support them in finding their passions, while giving them the transferable skills to attack any problem.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sir-Ken-Robinson

 

 

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, August 16, 7:29 AM
Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. I will disclose the post to my contacts and subscribers in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 20, 6:49 PM

Good stuff! Thanks to Jim Lerman.

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3 Ways to Become a More Effective Learner | #EffectiveLEARNing #LEARNing2LEARN #ModernEDU

3 Ways to Become a More Effective Learner | #EffectiveLEARNing #LEARNing2LEARN #ModernEDU | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

We may graduate from school, but we never stop learning. New jobs, new roles, new relationships: all require the acquisition of new knowledge. To stop learning is to stop improving.


Despite its importance, so many of us develop bad habits and faulty techniques that undermine our ability learn effectively, says Nate Kornell, an associate professor of cognitive psychology at Williams College who studies learning strategies.

Below, Kornell outlines three fundamental principles to learn by. 

 

1. Embrace discomfort

2. Stop cramming

3. Make connections

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Effective+Learning

 


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We may graduate from school, but we never stop learning. New jobs, new roles, new relationships: all require the acquisition of new knowledge. To stop learning is to stop improving.


Despite its importance, so many of us develop bad habits and faulty techniques that undermine our ability learn effectively, says Nate Kornell, an associate professor of cognitive psychology at Williams College who studies learning strategies.

Below, Kornell outlines three fundamental principles to learn by. 

 

1. Embrace discomfort

2. Stop cramming

3. Make connections

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Effective+Learning

 

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Remarkable...!!
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Student Centered Instructional Methods (Infographic)

Student Centered Instructional Methods (Infographic) | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
I'm a teacher. Now what do I do? There are several ways to engage learners in the classroom. Here are a few ideas if you get stuck. Additional resources: http://people.uwplatt.edu/~steck/Petrina%20Text/Chapter%204.pdf http://teaching.uncc.edu/learning-resources/articles-books/best-practice/instructional-methods/150-teaching-methods https://www.csn.edu/pages/2359.asp http://www1.appstate.edu/~wertsmg/teachmeth.htm ~Mia

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Mar Mbodj's curator insight, January 29, 4:09 PM

Déplacement de paradigme et les méthodes pédagogiques appropriées. 

Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, March 25, 5:14 PM
We often tend to carry on with our typical teaching methods, and sometimes believe that the trainer needs to stay in charge of the learning event. It can be useful to check out this list... stop and evaluate the different options out there that shift the weight from teacher to learner. Surely there is a part of the learning objective that could be covered better through a learner centered approach.
Philip Smith's curator insight, August 5, 8:44 AM

Not all learner-centered methods involve group work. Here are some other ideas.

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Ludwig - Find your sentence

Ludwig - Find your sentence | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Ludwig is a smart translator and linguistic search engine which helps you to find the perfect word or sentence to express your ideas


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 11, 12:03 PM

Interesting tool for exploring language.

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Designing Your Own Personal Learning Environment - by Stephen Downes

Workshop at TCU International e-Learning Conference 2016, Bangkok, Thailand. Please see http://www.downes.ca/presentation/390 for slides. Help us caption

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 7, 10:55 PM

Good stuff from Stephen Downes. Thanks to Elizabeth E. Charles.

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Know Students Better: 15 Tools for Formative Assessment @tonyvincent

Know Students Better: 15 Tools for Formative Assessment @tonyvincent | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
When teachers know their students well, they can build strong connections that lead to better learning. Knowing students’ interests, strengths, and weaknesses help teachers tailor learning experiences for their students. Formative assessment is how teachers collect information about what students know, don’t know, and want to learn. Formative assessment takes many forms, including exit tickets, discussions, games, and quizzes. These kinds of informal assessments can also help teachers get to know their students as learners and as people.

There is a very wide variety of digital formative assessment tools that can be used for free (often charging for extra features). I’ve written a little about 15 of them below. Most of these tools work with any web browser, so they are great for laptops, computer labs, iPads, Chromebooks, tablets, and smartphones.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, August 10, 9:59 AM
Some resources for engaging students. You can engage your students more effectively when you know them well. Check these out!
cherimacleod's curator insight, August 12, 5:00 AM
Tools for formative assessment, classroom assessment techniques (CATs)
Agora Abierta's comment, August 21, 5:40 AM
Loves how you show the tools and very useful for gamification beginnings.
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10 Surprising Benefits Of Gamification

10 Surprising Benefits Of Gamification | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Want to know some Surprising Benefits Of Gamification? Check 10 Surprising Benefits Of Gamification and what significant effects it has on the workplace.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 25, 7:27 PM

Level Up, people!

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Resources for Filmmaking in the Classroom

Resources for Filmmaking in the Classroom | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Not only is the idea of telling stories with video really engaging for many kids, filmmaking is ripe with opportunities to connect to almost every academic subject area. As the technology to shoot and edit films becomes more ubiquitous, where is a teacher with no experience in video production to begin?



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Tina Jameson's curator insight, July 28, 7:12 PM
Good collection of links offering advice on both the technical and creative processes of film making.
Gust MEES's curator insight, August 5, 11:51 AM

Not only is the idea of telling stories with video really engaging for many kids, filmmaking is ripe with opportunities to connect to almost every academic subject area. As the technology to shoot and edit films becomes more ubiquitous, where is a teacher with no experience in video production to begin?

 

The process of planning and making videos can offer tremendous learning opportunities for students of almost any age. Not only is the idea of telling stories with video really engaging for many kids, filmmaking is ripe with opportunities to connect to almost every academic subject area. As the technology to shoot and edit films becomes more ubiquitous, where is a teacher with no experience in video production to begin? I've shared some resources below to help you and your students get started on making blockbusters of your own.

 

 

António Leça Domingues's curator insight, August 12, 4:19 AM
Recursos para produção cinematográfica em sala de aula.
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Defining Critical Thinking

Defining Critical Thinking | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Everyone thinks; it is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed or down-right prejudiced. Yet the quality of our life and that of what we produce, make, or build depends precisely on the quality of our thought. Shoddy thinking is costly, both in money and in quality of life. Excellence in thought, however, must be systematically cultivated.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 24, 1:24 AM

A really useful resource for those (which should be every teacher) interested in promoting critical thinking.

Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, July 26, 7:49 AM
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Agora Abierta's curator insight, August 8, 7:30 AM
Conocer el pensamiento crítico como vía para desarrollarlo.
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6 Ways to Make Edtech Affordable on Any Budget

6 Ways to Make Edtech Affordable on Any Budget | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"While all educators know the limits that budget constraints can have on resources and amenities they’re able to provide, the following five steps can make affording the technology students and teachers deserve possible for any district regardless of size or budget."


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