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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...
Jeffrey Capizzano President of The Policy Equity Group, a consultancy that empowers socially conscious organizations with advocacy, research, and communications support and former Senior Policy Advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services, spoke about his experience in early childhood...
Even seasoned industry members can be overwhelmed by the number of new acronyms, movements, and tools coming from the edtech market. In a new post for GeekWire, Frank Catalano, Principal at Intrinsic Strategy, tries to help out newcomers and veterans with his cheat sheet to “ten trends, fads,...
Digital tools provide many opportunities for students to receive more personalized education experiences. Two recent studies show, though, that actual physical, hands-on interaction enhances learning and helps students understand concepts better. While neither study discounts digital tools, they...
A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education shows that the majority of PreK-12 federal funding is for birth to fifth grade ($26 billion) compared to grades 6-8 ($2.5 billion) and grades 9-12 ($3.1 billion). At the higher education level, funding rises again to $31.1 billion. The report,...
At the 2014 Technology-Enabled Personalized Learning (TEPL) Summit hosted by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University in collaboration with Digital Promise, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), and the Michigan Association of Intermediate School...
Early political opposition to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) appeared to mostly come from conservatives concerned about what they perceived as an increasing federal role in state education. A new report from the Brookings Institution shows how criticism has evolved to include the wider...
A new white paper, “Social and emotional development: The next school reform frontier,” from the Brookings Institute highlights inequality in K-12 academic development found in minority students and low-income, urban districts. Referring to the current No Child Left Behind (NCLB) rewrite...
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) have published an open letter to the education community calling for changes to EdReports reviews of instructional materials for their alignment with the Common Core State Standards for...

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