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Promoting a School-to-Home Community

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One area that educators might reflect on over the summer is how to foster a better connection between home and school. There are so many tasks that we have to do on a daily basis and without a doubt, our primary responsibility is to provide the best learning experience and support for all of our…

When Does Inequality Grow? A Seasonal Analysis of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in K-8 Learning

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Summer is the long-awaited season for many Americans, especially students. Aside from summer reading assignments and the occasional extra-credit project, summer is the time when students can collectively take a breather from homework and tests. The break from the school year, however, can bring on the dreaded “summer slump”: a backslide in academic skills when…

Teachers Flip Over Flipgrid

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Flipgrid (@Flipgrid) enables learners to respond to prompts with short videos—most are about a minute, but they can be a long as five minutes. The video platform has become a favorite of teachers from kindergarten to college. Launched by University of Minnesota professor Charlie Miller in 2014, it quickly caught on among educators. Today, about one in…

Beyond Report Cards: Louisville Students Use Portfolios to Curate and Defend Their Personal Learning Record

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The close of the school year brings the joy of graduation and promotion ceremonies across the country. Students, teachers, and parents reflect on the learning and growth of the past year and look forward to the new opportunities and experiences in the school year to come. As a way to document this progress, students are…

Google for Education and the Future of the Classroom

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Rachelle Dene Poth discusses a new partnership between Google for Education and Canvas8 and trends they have identified that will help equip students with the necessary knowledge and diverse skills.

ISTE19: More Teaching & Learning, More AI and More Equity

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By: Rachelle Dene Poth and Tom Vander Ark. Rachelle and Tom recap ISTE19, the 40-year-old and largest edtech conference in the country that took place June 23-26.

Google Beefs up Classroom, Begins Certifying Students

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In stride with its mission to improve learning outcomes around the world, Google announced enhancements to Classroom, a new Chromebook App Hub and a student certification program.

Learning Platforms to Explore Over the Summer

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Rachelle Dene Poth explores five learning platforms which can be used to facilitate learning and enhance experiences for educators, students, and their families.

Mobile App From Big Picture Learning Identifies and Manages Student Internships

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Big Picture Learning creates, Imblaze, an app designed to connect youth with internship opportunities. Learn more as Tom shares how the platform works to provide students with real-world learning experiences, mentor support and post-secondary planning.

New Legislation to Tackle the Digital Divide

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Beth Holland discusses new bipartisan legislation that has been proposed in the Senate to tackle the Digital Divide.

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