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Technology opens new world for brothers with dyslexia

Technology opens new world for brothers with dyslexia | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Two middle-school-age brothers with dyslexia credit the latest innovations in assistive technology with helping them develop a love for reading.
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DeVos calls out special education leaders

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Tired Edtech Trends That Teachers Wish Would Retire: From the Floor of ISTE 2017 - EdSurge News


On the floor of the ISTE conference, it’s easy to meet educators and administrators from all over the country (and the world at large). You ca
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EdNET 2017 Conference Registration Now Open - Call for Education Industry Leaders

EdNET 2017 Conference Registration Now Open - Call for Education Industry Leaders | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
SHELTON, Conn., June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EdNET 2017 Conference Registration Now Open. Call for U.S. Industry Leaders to Gather, Learn, an
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Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible - EdSurge News


Developing critical listening and speaking skills is an essential element of a student's higher-education experience. However, verbally presentin
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EdNET 2017 Conference Registration Now Open

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SHELTON, Conn., June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EdNET 2017 Conference Registration Now Open. Call for U.S. Industry Leaders to Gather, Learn, an
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17 Clever Memes You Can Use to Respond to "You Get Summers Off?" - WeAreTeachers

17 Clever Memes You Can Use to Respond to "You Get Summers Off?" - WeAreTeachers | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
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Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate

Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it

Today, however, teenagers carry far more information and computing power in their pockets than would ever fit in their heads. So the ability to retain knowledge and manipulate numbers with facility has become, to a large extent, outdated skills. So kids today need to learn how to understand systems and solve problems.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 9, 2017 8:04 AM

Traditionally, we went to school to attain knowledge. The smart kids knew that Columbus discovered America in 1492 and that the square root of 64 is eight. They studied diligently at home so that when the teacher asked a question they could shoot their hand up and be praised for their good work.

 

Today, however, teenagers carry far more information and computing power in their pockets than would ever fit in their heads. So the ability to retain knowledge and manipulate numbers with facility has become, to a large extent, outdated skills. So kids today need to learn how to understand systems and solve problems.

 

Fortunately, there are an increasing number of programs that are designed to do just that. At the college level, programs like Stanford's d.school teach design thinking and entrepreneurship classes have become standard in business school curriculums. More recently, a wide variety of secondary school level programs have begun to take hold and are giving students a leg up.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

MrBieb's curator insight, June 16, 2017 5:05 AM

Toch dient er altijd een basis aan begrippen (woordenschat) kennis geleerd te worden alvorens überhaupt de berg aan informatie beklommen of uitgespit kan worden.Klassiek onderwijs blijft nodig.

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Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate
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Unmet Needs in Special Ed. Are the Focus of New Ed-Tech Grants - Market Brief

Unmet Needs in Special Ed. Are the Focus of New Ed-Tech Grants - Market Brief | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Fifteen companies have won a combined $1.5 million in grants to develop products to develop products aimed at improving special-need instruction.
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EdNET Insight | What Do You Think About ESSA?

EdNET Insight | What Do You Think About ESSA? | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it

MDR's Anne Wujcik is asking for your help. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is scheduled for full implementation starting this fall. While ESSA’s biggest change is in returning most decisions related to day-to-day implementation to the states, the legislation does establish the policies that will guide the states’ implementation efforts. Please take this brief survey now. Thanks for your feedback.

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Women Leaders in Education: LaVonna Roth

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Our responsibility and obligation as teachers and leaders to put students first and think about what’s best for kids when making decisions.
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How Should We Teach Our Kids to Use Digital Media?

How Should We Teach Our Kids to Use Digital Media? | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Jenny Radesky, University of Michigan Any time a new technology is introduced, it disrupts values, routines and behaviors. This goes back well before the printing press replaced oral histories or the telephone replaced face-to-face conversations, but is evident today in our regular habits of checking our smartphones for notifications. Kids are growing up with the expectation of auto-playing streaming videos and having access to our phones when we need them to be quiet. Human anxieties about these changes can take years to resolve, as we slowly figure out how to control the technology to meet our values and needs, rather …
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New Survey From West Reveals Schools Turn to Social Media, Mobile Apps, Multiple Channels for Effective Parent Engagement

New Survey From West Reveals Schools Turn to Social Media, Mobile Apps, Multiple Channels for Effective Parent Engagement | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
SCOTTS VALLEY, California (PRWEB) May 16, 2017 -- For effective parent engagement, school districts increasingly rely on social media, turn more to mobile
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New Report from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Reveals Increasing Educator Confidence, Optimism around Digital Resources in the Classroom

New Report from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Reveals Increasing Educator Confidence, Optimism around Digital Resources in the Classroom | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
HMH announces the results from the 2017 Educator Confidence Report.
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The History of Ed-Tech: What Went Wrong?

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Best content around Personalized Learning Education selected by the EdTech Update community.
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GOP health-care bill could cut funds schools use to help special-ed students

GOP health-care bill could cut funds schools use to help special-ed students | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Superintendents are raising alarms about the impact of shrinking Medicaid.
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SETDA, the principal membership association of the U.S. state & territorial educational technology leaders, announce the launch of Navigating the Digital Shift II: Implementing Digital Instructiona...

SETDA, the principal membership association of the U.S. state & territorial educational technology leaders, announce the launch of Navigating the Digital Shift II: Implementing Digital Instructiona... | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
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Come for the computers, stay for the books - The Hechinger Report

Come for the computers, stay for the books - The Hechinger Report | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Traci Chun, a teacher-librarian at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington, is all done with shushing. “When my library is quiet, that’s a red flag,” said Chun. In fact, the busier it is, the better—whether it’s kids experimenting with the Makey Makey circuitry or uploading designs to a 3D printer, or a class learning media …
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How can Technology Be Used to Decrease the Dropout Rate?

How can Technology Be Used to Decrease the Dropout Rate? | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
It seems that the phrase “high school dropout” is often accompanied with the word “crisis.” Depending who you ask, kids everywhere are giving up on education before they obtain a diploma and the situation has never been worse. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that dropouts bring in just $20,241 annually, which is $10,000 less than high school graduates and over $36,000 less than a person holding a bachelor’s degree. The poverty rate for dropouts is over twice as high as college grads, and the unemployment rate for dropouts is generally 4 percentage points higher than the national average. In the …
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Gut Instincts: Parents are almost always right about their children’s reading struggles

Gut Instincts: Parents are almost always right about their children’s reading struggles | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
If you are concerned about your child's reading struggles - Do not ignore this concern. Pursue a good diagnostic assessment, and do not wait.
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NASA’s First Deaf Engineer in Active Mission Control Role Impresses

NASA’s First Deaf Engineer in Active Mission Control Role Impresses | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
On April 4, 2017, which was the 34th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger’s maiden voyage, a modified NASA Gulfstream III took off at Edwards Air Force Base in California to become the first NASA aircraft to fly with a twisted wing flap configuration.
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EdNET Insight | Annual Cost to Educators of Researching and Purchasing Classroom Supplies Could Reach $500 M

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Global Online K-12 Education Market 2017 Size, Development Status, Type and Application, Segmentation, Forecast by 2022

Global Online K-12 Education Market 2017 Size, Development Status, Type and Application, Segmentation, Forecast by 2022 | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
NBC2 News and Weather online for Southwest Florida, serving Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Desoto, Glades and Hendry counties
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This new college grad envisions a more equitable, interconnected world

This new college grad envisions a more equitable, interconnected world | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Mahsheed Mahjor, a citizen of Afghanistan and new graduate of Muhlenberg College, delivered her student address at commencement on hardships and inequities around the world, the role of citizenship and the value of her education.
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Do Mobile Devices in the Classroom Really Improve Learning Outcomes?

Do Mobile Devices in the Classroom Really Improve Learning Outcomes? | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Matthew Lynch, Virginia Union University Mobile devices as teaching tools are becoming a more and more common part of the American education experience in classrooms, from preschool through graduate school. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 58% of U.S. teachers own smartphones — 10 percentage points higher than the national average for adults. Those teachers are building that tech-savviness into their lesson plans, too, by embracing bring-your-own-device policies and leading the push for an iPad for every student. In 2013, an estimated 25% of U.S. schools had BYOD policies in place and it’s reasonable to assume those numbers …
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