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Educators are now being inundated with products that can collect data in the classroom, but the question remains: Is it the right data? And following that, are teachers able to use it to improve student learning? Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work for Teachers and Students, a new report from the...
Attendees of the 2015 Content in Context received an Edtech Reality Check from educators, publishers, and researchers on what is really working in the classroom and where the gaps are with digital learning resources. The overarching theme was that technology without purpose and digital materials...
In an effort to cut through the noise on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and talk about what’s happening in the classroom, the 2015 Content in Context featured the Common Core Conundrum as its closing session. With experts from the publishing, research, classroom, and legislative sectors the...
Three experts in student data privacy convened for a panel discussion on how to employ student data privacy measures in publishing at Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Practical Approaches to Help Small to Mid-Size Publishers Develop Effective Privacy Programs during the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group’s...
At the 2015 Content in Context session Inside the Differentiated Classroom, the presenters made clear that differentiation and individualized/personalized learning are not the same. Differentiation is a philosophy of teaching and learning that includes social and emotional elements—not just looking...
During his presentation Is School Reform Dead? at the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group Content in Context conference, Russ Whitehurst, Herman and George R. Brown Chair in Education Studies at the Brookings Institution and previous director of the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of...
During the 2015 Content in Context session Untangling the Next Generation Science Standards, the presenters discussed how publishers can support educators, whether their state has formally or informally adopting the NGSS.  Highlights The NGSS is a comprehensive set of standards for K-...
With so many new ways to reach educators, publishers are actually overwhelming their customers, said Jim McVety, Principal of First Step Advisors, at the 2015 Content in Context conference. Speaking at the session Telling Your Story to a Market That’s Tired of Listening, McVety talked about...
If you were at our Content in Context conference or following our Twitter feed, you know that this year’s event featured some great insights from industry leaders, educators, and researchers. Here are our choices for some of the greatest hits. Tweet us @edpublishers, hashtag #CIC15, with...
At the 2015 Content in Context conference researchers, publishers, and educators discussed how video can enhance student learning. Below are some of the pitfalls, as well as the potential, of using video in the classroom. Pitfalls Lack of bandwidth Difficulty accessing materials due to...

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