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When Education Data Takes a Dystopian Turn
Spread the loveYou expect the educators at school to know a lot about your kid. After all, educators are with their learners for 6 to 7 hours a day, five days a week. They come to know who’s their learners are and how they learn. Educators know how every kid performs on every formative and summative assessment.  But that’s not the only info that schools collect on the learners in their buildings. Schools routinely collect information about race, attendance, parent income, phone numbers, medical info, etc. The point that I am trying to make is that schools today collect an […]#Content-Attribution Source: Content Creator: The Edvocate Date: 2022-05-28T03:05:48+0000
Don’t Table the IPads Just Yet
Spread the loveWhen iPads first arrived in classrooms, learners and educators alike found themselves drawn to the visual beauty of the device. The apps inspired the imagination. Tech has come a long way from the first apps that attracted our attention. With thousands of available tools for classroom instruction, iPads engage learners in learning in ways that traditional methods cannot, especially when educators incorporate activities like anonymous polling and screencasting. When educators include iPads in their instruction, they start to break down any real or imaginary barriers between teachers and their learners. The iPad is thin and hardly noticeable, the […]#Content-Attribution Source:
‘I Love It So Much’: This ‘Cats’ Adaptation Has the Kids Singing
J.J. Pearce High School in Texas staged one of the country’s first school productions of “Cats: Young Actors Edition,” a new one-hour version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.#Content-Attribution Source: Content Creator: Emily McCullar Date: 2022-05-27T15:00:19+0000
Mistakes to Avoid While Learning Spanish
Spread the loveDo you want to learn Spanish and sound like an expert? Below are 10 mistakes you should avoid while learning the Spanish language; 1. Being Scared To Make Mistakes The fact is that everybody makes mistakes at some point when they are learning a foreign language, and mistakes can still occur with our native language. The big news is that no matter where you find yourself in a Spanish-speaking community, your sincere effort in learning the language will most likely be admired, even when your vocabulary is not large and your grammar is not perfect. Also, anytime you […]#Content-Attribution Source: Content Creator: The Edvocate Date: 2022-05-27T18:17:00+000
Tell/Summarize (literacy skills): Everything You Need to Know
Spread the loveThis is the ability to narrate the occurrences in a story, highlighting the essential learning points. To summarize is not only to know the important aspects of a story; a student must also be able to narrate it in such a way that listeners fully understand. As students learn how to summarize, they’ll be able to determine what the main ideas are and consolidate significant details that support them. They’ll also become proficient in focusing on important phrases and keywords of an assigned text that are worth noting and remembering. With summarizing, students would learn how to take […]#Content-Attribution Source: Content Creator: The Edvocate Date: 202
Education Technology Innovation in Elearning
Spread the loveThe early days of elearning looked suspiciously similar to traditional classes taken in brick-and-mortar classrooms. You enrolled for a class, bought your books or downloaded content, and attended class via computer; on the day and time set by the school. Online courseware included opportunities for digital networking, conversing, and sharing computer screens. The classes were exclusive; those without computer access were left out. Equal access is just the beginning of what’s possible in elearning. New education technology innovations make a synergy that makes elearning the preferred choice for most learners. The Best Innovations in ELearning Courseware isn’t the […]#Content-A
The Real Risk of Customized Learning
Spread the love The excitement is almost palpable. Administrators purchase the latest and greatest educational technology, hoping that this next program will be the perfect tool that improves scores and helps the campus meet accountability goals. Educators want this program to assist in helping their learners who learn differently. Parents look for feedback on their kids’ progress. These objectives take second place to the real issue: are learners getting what they need to become productive citizens? The real risk of education technology-based customized learning exists in relying on it too heavily. Customized Learning = Privileged Learning Education works best when every […]#Content-Attribu
Popular school security strategies have not stopped mass shootings.
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent to protect students from school shootings. Massacres keep happening.#Content-Attribution Source: Content Creator: Dana Goldstein Date: 2022-05-26T16:56:34+0000
Writing Prompts: Everything You Need to Know
Spread the loveWriting prompts are ideas given by teachers to students, specifying what to write about and sometimes providing hints on how to go about it. Writing prompts are planned to integrate a student’s creativity and imagination into guided writing practice. When used regularly as part of a versatile writing curriculum, they can help the students improve as writers. There are different types of writing prompts that can help students focus on all aspects of writing. Some examples are: ·         Poetry prompts that offer inspiration to pen poems. ·         Creative writing prompts that ignite creativity. ·         Non-fiction prompts that could […]#Content-Attribution Source: www.theeda
How Many Paragraphs Should There Be in an Essay?
Spread the loveNo rule says an essay needs to have a certain number of paragraphs, but an essay must be at least three paragraphs. Many people say an essay should be five paragraphs, but it’s an extremely limiting rule, and unless you’ve been instructed to write a five-paragraph essay, there’s no reason to stick to it. You’ll write your essay in three parts. First, you’ll introduce your topic. Next, you will write the body, which discusses the topic in more detail, and lastly, you’ll have a conclusion that informs your reader what conclusions you made after looking into the facts or thinking through […]#Content-Attribution Source: Content Creator: The Edvocate Date: 2
How Long is an Essay? Guidelines for Different Types of Essay
Spread the loveThe length of an academic essay differs depending on your level and subject of study, departmental guidelines, and course requirements. An essay is a briefer piece of writing than a research paper or thesis. Your task will include clear guidelines on the number of words or pages you are expected to write in most cases. Usually, this will be a range rather than a precise number. If you’re not sure, check with your teacher. In this piece, we will discuss some general guidelines for the length of different essay types. But remember that quality is more essential than quantity – focus […]#Content-Attribution Source: Content Creator: The Edvocate Date: 2022-
Reading Horizons Expands its Science of Reading Literacy Program
Spread the love     The new Sound City phonemic awareness component includes engaging lessons and classroom materials to improve K-2 students’ ability to build momentum toward reading proficiency SALT LAKE CITY) May 25, 2022 – Reading Horizons, a leading provider of tech-enabled foundational reading instruction for K-12 schools and districts, today announced the expansion of its flagship solution, Reading Horizons Discovery®, with the addition of Sound City. This expansion aligns with the science that informs reading development and empowers teachers to help K–2 students connect speech to print and decode and spell words with greater proficiency. “Teachers need tools […]#Content-Attribution