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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

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How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Fifteen years ago, psychologists Barbara Rogoff and Maricela Correa-Chavez ran a simple experiment. They wanted to see how well kids pay attention — even if they don’t have to.
They would bring two kids, between the ages 5 to 11, into a room and have them sit at two tables.
Then they had a research assistant teach one of the kids how to assemble a toy.
The other kid was told to wait. Rogoff says they would tell the second child, “You can sit over here, and in a few minutes you’ll have a turn to make this origami jumping mouse,” — a different task altogether.

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The Dept. of Ed. Reorganization Plan is Out. Where Is the Office of EdTech?

The Trump Administration on Thursday announced a proposal to overhaul the organizational structure of federal departments. Among the ideas: merge the Department of Education with the Department of Labor to form a single Cabinet agency, which is being called the Department of Education and the Workforce.

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Google Sites Conversion Tool Now Available to More Users

A couple of months ago Google introduced an easy way to convert old Google Sites to the new version of Google Sites. Availability of that tool has been mixed with some domains having access to it and others not seeing it at all.

Can You Put a Score On a Student’s ‘Agility’ or ‘Diligence’? A New Service Tries It

Companies that make learning software now gather unprecedented amounts of data on student behavior as students do things like read online textbooks or study for tests with digital review tools. But when online learning aids can study students, could that give professors new ways to help learners? And how far is too far in trying to apply such student-activity data?

Can an AR and VR Pilot Program From Google Prepare Kids for Future Careers?

Virtual reality has been the driving force behind Google’s Expeditions app since it launched three years ago. And recently it’s added another layer of “reality” to the virtual field trip tool—AR, or augmented reality to be precise, which take the form of features such as narration, annotations, and a new “solo mode,” going on virtual trips without a guide.

Five Ways to Create Mind Maps and Flowcharts Online

Earlier this week Tony Vincent Tweeted an excellent graphic that he made to show the process of creating a flowchart in Google Drawings. Tony's graphics are always top notch and this one was not an exception to that rule. Check it out.

50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy

50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy by TeachThought Staff Bloom’s Taxonomy was a