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Higher Ed Market
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- New Report on International Schools in Asia
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- ISTE 2016 Awards Announced,
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From the Editor
In a now familiar Obama administration pattern, a White House Early STEM Symposium brought together leaders from the public and private sectors who have committed to promoting active STEM learning for the country's youngest children. The Summit, presented in partnership with the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services and Invest in US, highlighted new steps being taken by the Obama Administration, including the development of new research grants, to improve early elementary science outcomes.Read More ›
Voice from the Industry
Breaking Barriers: When Students Own the Assessment and Commenting Piece of the Writing Process
Elijah Mayfield, VP of New Technologies at Turnitin and Revision Assistant
Every step of writing an essay can be intimidating. I work with writing teachers who spend a lot of time thinking about how to make this process easier. Together, we tackle the questions of: How do you get students to look up and re-read? How do you break down that barrier? We think the answer lies in somehow getting students to take more ownership over their writing so that their teachers are not the only ones who keep the conversation going. There are some approaches that educators (and learners) can take in regards to this.
- Teachers can save time for themselves by limiting feedback to a few, prioritized comments.
- Teachers should encourage students to share their writing with others in addition to their teachers.
She Snoops for Scoops: The Personal Side of the EdNET Community
End of April—oh my! This month has had my hair on fire. Let's close out this week (and month!), friends, and get to that weekend. But first....here are your scoops!Read More ›
Data Quality Campaign — Tuesday, April 26, 2016
State policymakers should take advantage of the robust data provisions provided by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), to shift from a culture of compliance to using education data effectively to meet a student’s unique needs. A new report from the Data Quality Campaign (DQC), Time to Act: Making Data Work for Students, says that policymakers at every level can achieve this by following four policy priorities: measuring what matters, making data use possible, being transparent and earning trust, and guaranteeing access and protecting privacy. DQC’s new report emphasizes that when students, parents, educators and community partners have the right information to make the right decisions, students have the best chance to excel.Read More ›
The White House — Saturday, April 23, 2016
On April 21 The White House, in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services and Invest in US, hosted an event to highlight the importance of promoting active science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning for our youngest children and to celebrate a broad range of public- and private-sector leaders committed to promoting STEM learning across the country. The White House received over 200 submissions of innovative STEM work from leaders across the country, representing state and local entities, foundations, non-profits, media organizations, technology companies, research institutions, and museums. Collectively, the commitments of these leaders have the potential to bring new active STEM content for our youngest children to millions of households across the nation.Read More ›
School Technology Leaders Increasingly Focused on Broadband and Network Capacity and Student Data Privacy
Consortium for School Networking — Monday, April 18, 2016
For the first time, broadband and network capacity is the top priority for school system technology leaders, according to CoSN’s (the Consortium for School Networking’s) 2016 K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report. The fourth annual report also revealed that IT leaders are devoting more attention and resources to the privacy and security of student data. The report shows to the education community the trends, challenges and priorities for school system technology leaders today. “The education community should know what is top of mind for school IT leaders," said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN, "so we can better support their leadership capacity and advance learning outcomes empowered through technology.”Read More ›