Google Apps for Education’s Science-Loving Updates

Google Apps for Education’s Science-Loving Updates
Google Apps for Education’s Science-Loving Updates

Three Rookie Mistakes That Edtech Entrepreneurs Make

Three Rookie Mistakes That Edtech Entrepreneurs Make
Three Rookie Mistakes That Edtech Entrepreneurs Make
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How to Set up Students to Succeed in Online Learning

How to Set up Students to Succeed in Online Learning
How to Set up Students to Succeed in Online Learning
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Lindsay Unified Joins the Growing Number of Schools Franchising Their Models to Other Systems
How Los Rios Community College District Overcomes Generational Differences in Tech Adoption

TUNE IN: Curious about the evolving role of instructional designers in higher ed? Next month EdSurge HigherEd, in partnership with the Online Learning Consortium, Intentional Futures and Acrobatiq, will kick off a free, three-part series of webinars exploring the role of the instructional designer. The webinars are structured around the findings of a recent report by Intentional Futures looking at the role, workflow and experience of IDs across the United States. Each event features a panel of experts on the given topic.

The three webinars include:

Join us next Thursday for the first event, which will dig into the evolving and emerging role of the ID, the ID as a hidden asset on campus, the trouble with being multi-talented, and the difficulty with awareness of the ID role in higher education. Featured panelists include Jennifer Rafferty, Director of the Online Learning Consortium Institute, and Sean Hobson, Assistant Vice President and Chief Design Officer for EdPlus at Arizona State University. Hope to see you there!

Stanford FabLearn's Paulo Blikstein On the Efficacy of Maker Ed: It's About Process, Not Products
Think Students Are Unhappy With Higher Education? Try Employers
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Navigating ISTE 2016: A Cheatsheet for Attendees

Navigating ISTE 2016: A Cheatsheet for Attendees
Navigating ISTE 2016: A Cheatsheet for Attendees
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YOU'RE SPEAKING MY LANGUAGE: As the number of English Language Learners in the United States grows (currently at nearly 5 million), the need for ELL tools grows along with it. But do teachers and students have the tools needed for the job? A new GettingSmart report "Supporting English Language Learners with Next-Gen Tools" gauges the quality of ELL instructional materials, highlighting 15 edtech tools reaching this unique group (including ELLevation and ELLoquence), but still finding some pretty big gaps along the way. Namely, the report calls for tools, as well as school implementation and culture practices, that target data to better information instruction of ELL students, tools that adapt and automate writing feedback, and professional development that prepares teachers for ELL-heavy classrooms.