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Policymakers agree virtual schools should get more teachers and less money. Will they make it happen?
ChalkBeat • Shaina Cavazos
Deciding at what age to give a kid a smartphone
Minnesota Public Radio
Where Place-Based Ed Fits Into NGLC’s Fields of Learning
Getting Smart • Nate Mcclennen
How to Talk to Parents About Your School’s EdTech
Getting Smart • Erin Gohl
New Research Answers Whether Technology is Good or Bad for Learning – by Michael B. Horn
Education Next • Michael B. Horn
Reading blogs to learn: Seeking knowledge from a community of strangers
Education Week • Justin Reich
Education Can’t Stand Still: Move on When Ready Bridging the Gap
Getting Smart • Jessica Slusser
25 Reasons to Give Thanks for Teachers
Getting Smart • Mary Ryerse
The 5 Core Components of K-12 Entrepreneurship Education
Getting Smart • Michael Niehoff
5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students
KQED • Deborah Farmer Kris
 
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Charter Schools, Education
Policymakers agree virtual schools should get more teachers and less money. Will they make it happen?
ChalkBeatShaina Cavazos
After Chalkbeat revealed widespread low-performance and unusual spending at Indiana Virtual School, there were no immediate plans to change how the fast-growing but relatively little-known online charter school operates. Rep. Bob Behning, the House Education Committee chairman who is one of Indiana’s...
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EdTech
Deciding at what age to give a kid a smartphone
Minnesota Public Radio
It's a question most parents will wrestle with at some point — when is the right time to give my child a smartphone? Let's tick through a few other questions first.
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EdTech, Education
Where Place-Based Ed Fits Into NGLC’s Fields of Learning
Getting SmartNate Mcclennen
As 2017 comes to a close, momentum continues to build towards next-gen models that embody a more personalized, more connected, and more relevant learning experience for all students. In this vein, Next Generation Learning Challenge just released the final two reports in...
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EdTech, Education
How to Talk to Parents About Your School’s EdTech
Getting SmartErin Gohl
At a recent PTA meeting for an elementary school, the parents considered a plan to donate thousands of dollars to fund new technology purchases for the school. While many were excited, in the middle of the discussion, one parent spoke up with...
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Blended Learning, Colleges & Universities
New Research Answers Whether Technology is Good or Bad for Learning – by Michael B. Horn
Education NextMichael B. Horn
In the most recent issue of , for example, Susan Payne Carter, Kyle Greenberg, and Michael S. Walker write about their research finding that allowing any computer usage in the classroom “reduces students’ average final-exam performance by roughly one-fifth of a standard...
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Digital Media, EdTech
Reading blogs to learn: Seeking knowledge from a community of strangers
Education WeekJustin Reich
This week's guest post comes from Margy MacMillan is a (recently retired) professor, librarian, and I-SOTL Outreach Associate at Mount Royal University in Calgary. She is an advisor to Project Information Literacy, which recently released a report about blog readership among college...
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Colleges & Universities, EdTech
Education Can’t Stand Still: Move on When Ready Bridging the Gap
Getting SmartJessica Slusser
“We are committed in this program to all students succeeding, and believe that all students can succeed.” – Sybil Francis, Executive Director of the Center for the Future of Arizona A paradigm shift. A fundamental change. A new and different way. The...
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Colleges & Universities, EdTech
25 Reasons to Give Thanks for Teachers
Getting SmartMary Ryerse
As we approach the holiday season, now is a great opportunity to give thanks for the many things teachers do every day to enrich the lives of students. While it’s pretty intuitive to know our expressions of gratitude might benefit another person...
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EdTech, Education
The 5 Core Components of K-12 Entrepreneurship Education
Getting SmartMichael Niehoff
Economists and others have been announcing the arrival of the “Gig Economy” (an environment where temporary or contract work is the norm) for some time now. Causes include globalization, digital technology, mobile work, labor/benefit costs and top talent demands among others. Estimates...
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EdTech, Education
5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students
KQEDDeborah Farmer Kris
Barbara Oakley’s professional biography does not suggest that she was once a struggling math and science student: She is an engineering professor, author of A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science and Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning...
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