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MOOC Targets Needs of K-12 Teachers and Students

By onOctober 16, 2013 2:11 PM<p><i>By guest blogger Michelle R. Davis</i><p>While Massive Open Online Courses, commonly known as MOOCs, may be all the rage at the …

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“I was the queen. So of course I wanted to do my homework all the time, so I could know the facts of what happened and what didn’t happen, know what …

New app provides new direction for researchers examining how children learn from nature

A new iPad application is showing promise in examining how young children learn through their interactions with nature. Cathy Maltbie and Katie …

UPDATED: Advocates Call on Ed-Tech Industry to Protect Children’s Data

Cross-posted from the <i>Digital Education</i> blog:<p>Common Sense Media, an organization known for rating educational technology products for their usefulness …

36 Math Apps For Elementary School Students

<i>by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education</i><p>As more classrooms adopt mobile devices such as iPads, teachers and technology …

How Two Struggling Schools Got Two Different Results With Ed Tech

“I don’t know if the time a kid spends on one of these online providers is the thing that makes the difference,” Betlach said. “But when I think …

Analysts See a Bountiful Market for K-12 Testing Companies

These appear to be heady times for the assessment industry—maybe not rising to the level of the test-fueled years immediately following the passage …

Corporate Leaders Envision System for Reviewing Common-Core Materials

<i>By Catherine Gewertz</i><p><i>Cross-posted from the Curriculum Matters blog:</i><p>An organization of top business leaders is calling for the establishment of a panel …

The Leading K-12 Standards Aligned Educational Resource Library

Driving Blended Learning From Classroom Assessments<p>Standards aligned K-12 resources, tailored for each student based on assessment results<p>Each …

What Gets Measured in Education

The world over, the performance of colleges is under fire. It’s about time that happened, but there should also be serious concerns about the new report cards that are being fashioned for tertiary educational institutions.<p>The Obama Administration in the U.S., for instance, plans to create a new …

Vendors to Compete for Common-Core ‘Speaking and Listening’ Tests

<b>UPDATED</b><p>One of the two consortia of states crafting common-core tests is seeking proposals from vendors to develop assessments of students’ speaking …

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“It has to be about a shared interest and it has to be about making, producing and creating,” she said. “The places that we’ve seen it happen most …

ixi-play the robotic owl wants to teach your kids

Remember the mechanical owl from the original version of <i>Clash of the Titans</i>? Well, even if you don't, here's your chance to own something kind of …

First global study confirms widely held practices on science, math, & reading education

Study involves 34 countries -- 180,000 students<p>Chestnut Hill, MA (September 30, 2013) - It's a long held belief that parental and administrative …

How To Use Learnist To Effectively Organize Your Learning & Teaching

Advertisement<p>Styrofoam sheets, chart paper, cutouts, glue, and lots of patience. That was a learning board when we were growing up. Learnist is a …

Ed. Business Opportunities Center on Common Core, Global Growth

<i>Denver</i><p>Hundreds of education companies converged here this week in search of new opportunities in the K-12 marketplace at EdNET 2013. Speakers …

Coursera And Udacity Gain Competition As FutureLearn Joins The MOOC Bandwagon

Advertisement<p>FutureLearn has launched with an open beta website and a roster of free online courses. The UK based program is an alliance of many …

Non-traditional mathematics curriculum results in higher standardized test scores, MU study finds

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For many years, studies have shown that American students score significantly lower than students worldwide in mathematics …

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There's a new massive force on the horizon for the mooc landscape as Google and edX combine their existing open platforms to enable anyone who wants …

iPad app teaches students key skill for success in math, science, engineering

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an iPad app that helps students learn spatial visualization, an essential skill …

Tablets for Education: Study Tool Or Touchscreen Distraction?

Advertisement<p>When the computer arrived in homes many parents wondered; is this just a toy, or a tool for education? My mother decided that it was the …

On Student Engagement: How To Be As Interesting As A Video Game

On Student Engagement: How To Be As Interesting As A Video Game How Video Games Have Mastered Learning Engagement Terry Heick Agreeing on how to best …

10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math

<b>10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math</b><p>by <b>Linda Kardamis</b>, Teach4TheHeart.com<p>With the rise of new trends such as a flipped …

Can Technology Help Students Find the "Sweet Spot" for Learning?

"There is a sense of satisfaction, of fulfillment, in successful thinking," writes Willingham.<p>But it's not fun to try to learn something that's too …

Beyond Good and Bad: Applying Games Research to Action

Technology in School<p>Beyond Good and Bad: Applying Games Research to Action<p>By Michael Levine     Aug 20, 2013<p>Video Game Museum<p>The recent disappointing …

Polling service adds features

In lieu of “clickers,” lots of faculty members at Notre Dame use Poll Everywhere as a tool for receiving responses from students during class. We …

Can Google Glass Take Learning To Another Level?

The hype around Google Glass continues to grow, with more videos proliferating about the tool's different uses and views. In education, users are …