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Parent Says: 'Please Share My Children's Data!'

AN EARNEST CALL TO ACTION: In her recent op-ed on GettingSmart, writer and parent Marie Bjerede implores schools, researchers, content providers, and other third parties to use school data to "make better products for all children." After watching educators beat "the love of math out of [her] pre

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Bundling and Re-bundling

I’m at the Knewton Symposium – an event focusing on the future of digital learning. This is the second year that I’ve attended. It’s a small event (last year had ~20 attendees, this year it’s closer to 60+). Knewton brings in a range of speakers and leaders in education, ranging from startups to big edtech companies and publishers to faculty and advocates for some type of change. The conversations are diverse, as can be expected when publishers and open education advocates as well as VC firms and academics share the same stage.

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?Chicago “Test-In” Schools: Doing the Right Thing?

ACHIEVEMENT TRACKING: Are Chicago’s selective “test-in” high schools causing a brain drain? When high-testing students attend more competitive, specialized schools, does it give them tools to succeed, or leave struggling students without resources?These are tough questions, and over at The Hechinger

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How Do Publishers and Educators Use Metadata Tags?

TAG, WHO'S IT?: Standards are only useful if folks know about them. When it comes to the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), an effort led by the Association of Educational Publishers and Creative Commons to create a metadata framework to make searching for online educational content easie

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Educ@conTIC podcast 55: Novadors, Radio en el aire

Diversas son las actividades formativas que se desarrollan en verano, una de ellas Novadors.

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Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

Researchers in the fairly new field of music neuroscience are finding that kids who learn to play a musical instrument also develop important skills related to literacy, math and mental focus.

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