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8 years ago
ELLevation is a teaching tool for ELL educators designed specifically with English language learners and teachers in mind. ELLevation enables educators to track each learner’s language proficiency, progress, and overall performance in individual student profiles. ELLevation is a systematic and efficient way to monitor each student’s language learning journey and create customized plans to suit each...
8 years ago
Title: Developing Humanities Collections in the Digital Age: Exploring Humanities Faculty Engagement with Electronic and Print Resources Authors: Sarah Buck Kachaluba, Jessica Evans Brady, Jessican Critten Source: Colleges and Research Libraries Research Question: Do humanities scholars prefer print or digital materials? Stud...
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Flocabulary is a contemporary teaching platform that creates educational rap music videos and songs designed to make classroom learning fun. This tool puts a spin on traditional learning by incorporating "rap" rhymes into lesson plans to help students with memorization. A number of teaching resources are available, such as challenge questions, fill in the blanks, lyrical discussion outlines, and test...
8 years ago
Common Curriculum is dedicated to making the process of lesson planning more productive. The innovative design allows users to create lesson plans with prefabricated or custom templates while providing the added functionality of daily, weekly, monthly, and long-term views. Perhaps the most valuable asset of this tool is the seamless inclusion of Common Core Standards. Teachers can choose thei...
8 years ago
EdTech businesses watch out: California Senator Darrell Steinberg is about to make student data mining nearly impossible. In an effort to protect students aged Pre-K to 12th grade, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act would prevent full student record disclosure to big edtech businesses in an effort to stop unwarranted marketing schemes. Source Article:
8 years ago
Smartphones are changing the way we experiencing every day life, so it should come as no surprise that they have started to invade the playing fields of America's favorite past times. California's state-of-the-art sports venue, which is currently under construction, will deliver one of the most interactive and tailored fan experiences around, taking what is inherently a non-digital outing and transforming it into something almost completely tech-based. Imagine entering the stadium and receiving step-by-step directions to your seat, pop-ups for food based on your location, discounts on memorabi...
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8 years ago
Jamtok is a platform that helps students learn languages through a fun and exciting medium: music. Each lesson focuses on a well-known song that blends English with foreign language lyrics, resulting in a strange amalgamation of words that somehow flow together seamlessly. While listening to the strange mix of words, lyrics written in the desired language are streaming along the bottom, with "targeted" vocabulary ap...
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Forbes posted an article today on the top 30 "under-30-year-olds" who have had the biggest impact on the future of education and learning technology. It really showcases how determined our generation is in advancing the learning process and making education more readily available than ever before. One of the featured members is a Columbia grad who now works as the COO in the NYC Department of Education--and he's only 28!
9 years ago
Colorado's plea to taxpayers to shell out an extra $1 billion to fund the declining education system failed yesterday at the polls. Early results showed that 65% of voters were against the tax hike, a depressing statistic given the seriousness of the issue. Amendment 66 would have called for a 5% tax hike for households with income under $75,000 and a 5.9% raise for those making more that $75,000. Unfortunately, taxpayers voted against raising their 4.63% flat tax rate, which could mean even more layoffs and fewer programs for kids. Even now, there are some students taking classes ...
9 years ago
The education system in the United States is less than stellar (yet another article came out today, detailing U.S. academic failures in relation to other economically comparable countries--bonus: this one features charts!). But this depressing truth may have sparked an opportunity in an institution that's desperately clinging to stay relevant: libraries. Libraries have started marketing their establishments not only as community resource areas but learning...
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