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Your Weekly Recommendations Saturday, February 25, 2017
 
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Making Technolgy Just and Equitable
Getting Smart • Tom Vander Ark
7 Ways to Build Strong Relationships with Students
Getting Smart • Guest Author
Unhappy With Your Job Opportunities? Join The Gig Economy
Forbes • Communityvoice, Forbes Coaches Council
Building Community Consensus for District Change
Getting Smart • Chris Sturgis
Scheduling for Learning, Not Convenience
Getting Smart • Emily Liebtag
Starting Over With Personalized Learning
Getting Smart • Guest Author
Don’t be a dinosaur
BBC • Katie Hope
Hack Education Weekly News
Hack Education
The LMS Market is Quickly Losing Ground
Chief Learning Officer Magazine • Carol Leaman
How to Become a Digital CLO
Chief Learning Officer Magazine • Sarah Fister Gale
 
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Computer Science, EdTech
Making Technolgy Just and Equitable
Getting SmartTom Vander Ark
Technology and free markets helped lift a billion people out of poverty in less than a generation. Cheap devices and ubiquitous broadband have narrowed the digital divide. It’s never been easier to start a business, code an app or launch a campaign....
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EdTech
7 Ways to Build Strong Relationships with Students
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Dr. Margy Jones-Carey When I began my teaching career, I am not sure I really understood the power of relationships in helping students connect and achieve at school. I was 22-years-old and my age made the relationship development easier and harder...
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Health Insurance, Open Education Resources
Unhappy With Your Job Opportunities? Join The Gig Economy
ForbesCommunityvoice, Forbes Coaches Council
In January I claimed that the gig economy isn’t just for ride-sharing services. Smart leaders are taking advantage of it to source top talent for their businesses, and motivated workers who feel left behind by globalization, outsourcing, off-shoring, and technology are turning...
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EdTech, Education
Building Community Consensus for District Change
Getting SmartChris Sturgis
One of the more challenging processes for medium to larger districts (as compared to the small ones that have led the way to competency-based education) is engaging the broader community in building the consensus for change. In general, when it comes to...
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Colleges & Universities, EdTech
Scheduling for Learning, Not Convenience
Getting SmartEmily Liebtag
By Emily Liebtag and Mary Ryerse A/B, 4X4, or traditional block? Six, seven or eight-period day? Within those structures, what strategies for flexibility exist? When it comes to secondary school scheduling, there are many options. Which schedule is best? It depends on...
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EdTech, Education
Starting Over With Personalized Learning
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Karla Esparza-Phillips and Ace Parsi In his book The End of Average, Todd Rose describes how a faulty belief in the idea of an average student has led to the design of one-size-fits-all systems Rose states that “there can never be...
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Agile Software Development , E-Learning
Don’t be a dinosaur
BBCKatie Hope
Ever feel technology is leaving you behind? The good news is that you're not alone - it's a problem for everyone. The bad news is the constant and rapid advances in technology mean that, rather than leaving education behind at 18 or...
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EdTech
Hack Education Weekly News
Hack Education
Education Politics Via The New York Times: “President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, overruling his own education secretary and placing his administration firmly in the middle of...
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E-Learning, Education Software & Services
The LMS Market is Quickly Losing Ground
Chief Learning Officer MagazineCarol Leaman
Technological advancements have created a unique set of expectations for modern workers. And now, learning management systems, the undisputed Goliath of the corporate learning world, are having their lunch eaten by David. It goes without saying that the birth of the internet...
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Accenture, E-Learning
How to Become a Digital CLO
Chief Learning Officer MagazineSarah Fister Gale
Technology is great, and it’s necessary. But learning leaders have to maintain human engagement in a technology-driven world. In 1994, software company Asymetrix released ToolBook, a computer-based training authoring tool that made it possible for virtually anyone to create web-based training programs....
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