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Education Tech

New developments in ed tech benefit students with special needs

July 18, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The opportunities for students with special needs are expanding as a number of new apps can now be used in lieu of more expensive assistive technology devices. From text-to-speech apps to talking calculators, schools can how access these features on […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Higher Education, Secondary Education

The digitization of the classroom

July 17, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The rise of digitalization in schools across the world means that ‘traditional’ teaching is evolving, and technologies are taking over classrooms. Consistently engaging students is a challenging task for even the most experienced educators, and there is now a plethora […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Higher K-12 proficiency standards haven’t bred higher test scores

July 17, 2018

Via: Education Dive

This recent analysis of the 2017 proficiency standards and test data published by Education Next adds another dimension to the testing dilemma with its finding that higher proficiency standards do not equate to a rise in test scores. Schools need […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Early childhood educators: Play is learning

July 16, 2018

Via: AFT News

Early childhood educators from several countries joined AFT members in a discussion about the importance of children’s play and the threat of privatization. Leading off the panel discussion was Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers member Rhonda Hall, who said it’s crucial […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Higher Education

4 things every aspiring college president needs to know

July 16, 2018

Via: Education Dive

“I was not interested in being a college president. The first time I had been contacted about it, I said I don’t know if I’m smart enough to be a college president, but I’m smart enough not to want to […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Giving young students a solid start in math skills requires new thinking

July 10, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Early emphasis on math, in preschool and the primary grades is crucial. But several roadblocks persist, especially for schools with higher populations of English language learners. When teachers take a one-size-fits-all approach, that makes it hard for the students learning […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Higher Education

Study: Key to boosting student outcomes might be emphasis on cultural learning

July 10, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The idea that culturally relevant teaching materials can help students connect better with the curriculum is not a new one. Experts across K-12 and higher education have shown, for example, when it comes to the types of texts instructors use, […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Charter group focuses on teacher diversity

July 9, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While some charter schools are working to attract more white, middle class families in order to create less segregated classrooms, it’s also growing in importance for both charter and traditional schools to implement strategies that diversify the teaching workforce and […]


Education Tech

Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive?

July 9, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

Teachers spend hours designing and setting up their classrooms. They arrange cozy reading nooks and construct colorful bulletin boards. They know that when it comes to learning and productivity, space matters. One of EdSurge’s most popular articles described how a […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Higher Education

Helping students choose appropriate online courses

July 2, 2018

Via: Education Dive

With regard to expectations, the group suggests students find out about the history of the course provider, the specific skills or knowledge that will be gained, the type of students who have been, or are, participating and the flexibility of […]