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Connecting Project-Based Learning to the Real World
Getting Smart • Guest Author
Noble Effort: College Prep + Community on Chicago’s South Side
Getting Smart • Tom Vander Ark
'Open Schools' Made Noise In The 70s, Now They're Just Noisy
WNYC • Steve Drummond
Colleges should focus on keeping students in college, not free textbooks (essay)
Inside Higher Ed • Robert S. Feldman
Use of Open Educational Resources in an Era of Common Standards
RAND Corp • Mark Harris
Here are 250 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free
Quartz • Dhawal Sha
5 Low Tech Ways to Hone Inquiry and Questioning Skills
Getting Smart • Guest Author
10 Apps To Help Students Study Better and Learn Faster
Getting Smart • Guest Author
8 Online Courses Teaching Skills To Boost Your Resume
Forbes • Laurence Bradford, Under 30
How to Reduce Barriers to Family Engagement
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Colleges & Universities, EdTech
Connecting Project-Based Learning to the Real World
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Michelle Berkeley When we surveyed an advisory group of Ed Leaders from a variety of backgrounds about areas for improvement of project-based learning (PBL) today, responses were thoughtful, purpose-driven and thematic. One common thread was the belief in the need for...
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Colleges & Universities, Consumer Goods & Retail
Noble Effort: College Prep + Community on Chicago’s South Side
Getting SmartTom Vander Ark
Despite its name, the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side is a tough place to grow up. Boarded up buildings are common, job prospects for young people are not. In stark contrast to the tired mid-century bungalows and storefronts are...
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Education, Education Reform
'Open Schools' Made Noise In The 70s, Now They're Just Noisy
WNYCSteve Drummond
It's a perennial debate in American education: Do kids learn best when they're sitting in rows at their desks? Or moving around, exploring on their own? Back in the 1960s and '70s, that debate led to a brand new school design: Small...
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Colleges & Universities, Digital Textbooks
Colleges should focus on keeping students in college, not free textbooks (essay)
Inside Higher EdRobert S. Feldman
As college instructors begin to think about what materials to assign in their fall classes, we can expect to see renewed interest in the debate over the cost of college textbooks. For example, not too long ago the Financial Times published a...
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Education, Open Education Resources
Use of Open Educational Resources in an Era of Common Standards
RAND CorpMark Harris
Who is using EngageNY curricula and what curricular elements are they using most? The purpose of this report is to better understand the uses of EngageNY in order to shed light on the channels through which open educational resources (OER) could better...
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College Rankings, Colleges & Universities
Here are 250 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free
QuartzDhawal Sha
The 8 Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania. All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the U.S. News...
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EdTech, Education
5 Low Tech Ways to Hone Inquiry and Questioning Skills
Getting SmartGuest Author
Underneath the flash and dazzle flowing into classrooms on the current that feeds 21st-century technology is a newly important skill. A singular skill made more important in the digital age but developed independently from the devices and digital tools that define it....
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Android (operating system), Cloud Computing Services
10 Apps To Help Students Study Better and Learn Faster
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Josh Sears ‘Tis the season for final exams! If ever there was a time to take advantage of all tools imaginable to help your students get the best grades possible, it is now. Fortunately, the app market has exploded with useful...
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Business Intelligence Software, Digital Media
8 Online Courses Teaching Skills To Boost Your Resume
ForbesLaurence Bradford, Under 30
Online courses can help you level up your career, stay competitive, and even help your snag a brand new opportunity. Unsure which to take? Here are eight courses you can take from the comfort of your sofa, all teaching resume-worthy skills.
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Colleges & Universities, EdTech
How to Reduce Barriers to Family Engagement
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Elizabeth Breese, PhD Schools that engage families find that their students have higher grades, show faster rates of literacy acquisition, attend school more regularly and are more likely to graduate. Since 1994, when the United States Department of Education released the...
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