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Helpful Tools for Providing Effective Competency-Based Education

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These tools represent a sampling of some of the best CBE-capable edtech in the areas of learning platforms/learning management systems, curriculum resources, assessment/reporting, and platforms that fall outside of these categories.

Incubating EdTech: AT&T Announces 4th Aspire Accelerator Class

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AT&T's EdTech accelerator program finds, develops and invests in companies that are rethinking the learning revolution. These companies are using tech to promote student success beyond the classroom. Meet the 2018 Aspire Accelerator cohort.

To Bring Learning into the Digital Age, We Must Empower Teachers

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By: Bev Perdue. Much like a paper map, our current educational system is outdated in technology implementation. This post explores two new resources to aid those looking for an update.

How Cengage Supports the Shift to Competency

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Boston-based Cengage is one of the largest U.S.-based higher education and technology companie. With more than half their revenue coming from digital products, Cengage is managing a shift from publisher to tech company, and their new efforts are set to make waves in competency education.

How IMS is Leading on Interoperability and Credentialing

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Plumbing--you don’t think about it, but can’t imagine life without it. In education, data is now the plumbing, and IMS Global Learning Consortium is the leading standards-setting body. Here, we look at some big announcements from a recent event they hosted.

Innovation: Creating and Learning in AR, VR

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As a long-standing fan of technology and the endless possibilities, any time I learn about a new tool, I either immediately create an account and try to figure it out on my own or I learn just enough about it to get my students started working on something.

Making Data Work Together Is the Key to Better Achievement

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By: John LaPlante. In the Youngstown City Schools, a high-poverty school district serving about 5,000 students in northeastern Ohio, our students face significant challenges. Making the most of data is helping us face those challenges.

Equity and Innovation at NewSchools Summit

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With a call to leverage diversity for innovations in learning, Stacey Childress opened the 2018 NewSchools Summit (#NSVFsummit) in San Francisco. The national nonprofit catalyzes new schools, encourages better EdTech tools and develops diverse EdLeaders. Tom shares highlights from the summit and more.

10 Classroom-Ready Computational Thinking Resources for K-12

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By: Dacia Jones. Computational thinking can help prepare the next generation for the future of work. It teaches students to process information like a computer would. It'll guide students through a series of steps, similar to an algorithm, to solve open-ended problems.

How We Increased Teachers’ Data Use Without Data Overload

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By: Debbie Clark and Stephanie Williamson. The problem is not that schools aren’t collecting enough information about student performance. It’s that teachers have too much data. It’s overwhelming for them. They don’t know what data points to focus on—and they don’t have time to be combing through massive amounts of data to figure out what students need.

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