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Your Weekly Recommendations Sunday, February 18, 2018
 
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Six Strategies to Help Academic Language Learners (ALL) Succeed in Early Math
Getting Smart • Guest Author
The Future of Education Includes Learning Outside of the Classroom
Getting Smart • Guest Author
This E-rate trick can help schools combat net neutrality
eschoolnews.com • Laura Ascione
Personalized Learning: What It Really Is and Why It Really Matters
e-Literate • Phil Hill
Hack Education Weekly News
Hack Education
How Big Data Can Inform the Future of Re-Skilling
Getting Smart • Getting Smart Staff
How CTE Can Prepare High School Students for a Skills-Driven Economy
Getting Smart • Guest Author
10 steps to developing a powerful professional-learning culture
eschoolnews.com • Contributor
3 ways to help students think and act as scientists
eschoolnews.com • Contributor
How to fight back against contract cheating
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Six Strategies to Help Academic Language Learners (ALL) Succeed in Early Math
Getting SmartGuest Author
By: Jessica Bobo. A language-rich approach allows students to understand math concepts much more deeply—and applying these six strategies can ensure that all students learn in the early math classroom, regardless of their initial understanding of English. The post Six Strategies to...
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EdTech
The Future of Education Includes Learning Outside of the Classroom
Getting SmartGuest Author
If students work tirelessly on academics in high school and college, they may experience shock when they try to find their way in the working world. We can make this transition easier by fostering these work skills outside of the classroom as...
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EdTech, Teacher Resources
This E-rate trick can help schools combat net neutrality
eschoolnews.comLaura Ascione
With concerns about school internet access buzzing in the wake of the FCC's vote to repeal net neutrality, anxiety over school internet access might transfer to the federal E-rate program--but there's no need to worry, according to E-rate experts. When the FCC...
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EdTech
Personalized Learning: What It Really Is and Why It Really Matters
e-LiteratePhil Hill
Re-post of our 2016 article from EDUCAUSE Review framing personalized learning as family of teaching practices that are intended to help reach students in the metaphorical back row. The post Personalized Learning: What It Really Is and Why It Really Matters appeared...
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EdTech
Hack Education Weekly News
Hack Education
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. (National) Education Politics I’m sorta loathe to...
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Economic Policy, EdTech
How Big Data Can Inform the Future of Re-Skilling
Getting SmartGetting Smart Staff
You’ve probably seen us talking about what our workforce is going to look like in the near (and not-so-near) future. AI, complexity, lifelong learning, gigs, skills training and more will all play increasingly large roles in the global economy (for more, see...
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EdTech, Education
How CTE Can Prepare High School Students for a Skills-Driven Economy
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Dusty Moore As both the economy and our classrooms continue adapting to a technology-rich world, they are becoming more skills-driven than ever before. This shift has caused the Career and Technical Education (CTE) industry to re-examine how best to prepare students...
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EdTech, Education
10 steps to developing a powerful professional-learning culture
eschoolnews.comContributor
“Be the leader you wish you had.” —Simon Sinek Professional learning in many districts must undergo radical reform, from a model that’s outdated and ineffective to one that’s personal, empowering, and owned by the learner. How can we create such a culture...
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EdTech, Teacher Resources
3 ways to help students think and act as scientists
eschoolnews.comContributor
I enjoy challenging students to engage in hands-on scientific inquiry. In fact, I’m always telling my students and colleagues that I don’t want our students to think and act like scientists. I want them to think and act as scientists. Here are...
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EdTech, Reporting & Storytelling
How to fight back against contract cheating
ecampusnews.comContributor
Academic cheating is not new or particularly inventive. There are, all in all, only a few ways to misrepresent your grasp of information. Of the available options, contracting ghost writers, or paying someone to do another person’s coursework, has long been the...
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