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The Remarkable Effects Music Can Have On Student Success

June 29, 2016

Music can Have a Powerful Impact on Students’ Mindset and Academic Performance As an avid fan of many types of music, and a recording singer, songwriter, & guitarist, I can clearly appreciate the many ways in which music can positively impact our mind set and our abilities. If you’ve ever listened to classical music while thinking […]

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The Magic of Biometric Eye-Tracking in Education and Rehabilitation

June 23, 2016

Image Source Education Technology Application and Content Designers Can Benefit From This Emerging Technology Biometric eye-tracking has many potential applications and it can make a valuable contribution to education. The technology is used to measure the impact of visual stimuli and provides insight into cognitive and emotional engagement. It tells you what people are looking at, […]

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Charting New Paths to Student Success and Degree Attainment

June 15, 2016

The Vital Need for Public and Private Collaboration to Move Education Towards new Learning Modalities “Nothing that happens is without effect. If you throw a stone in a pond, the universe isn’t quite the same as it was before.”  – W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor’s Edge Deciding to take action in the pursuit of one’s life […]

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A New Formula for Assessment, Accountability, and Learning

June 8, 2016

Curriculum Embedded Performance Assessment Should Lie at the Center of Teaching, Learning, and Accountability Yesterday we began exploring the white paper, “Re-Balancing Assessment: Placing Formative and Performance Assessment at the Heart of Learning ad Accountability”, published in January 2015 by Stuart Kahl of Measured Progress,  Bryan Goodwin of McREL International, and Peter Hofman. After examining the unimpressive results that decades […]

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Re-Balancing Assessment: Moving Towards More Formative and Performance Based Approaches

June 7, 2016

Part 1 of 2 Suggesting an Improved Approach to Accountability and Testing I recently had an informative discussion with Stuart Kahl, founding principal of Measured Progess. Stuart has been at the forefront of large-scale education assessment for decades. Those who read EmergingEdTech regularly know that we’ve been exploring the importance of assessment as an opportunity to evolve educational […]

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Zeducation! A New Way to Get Kids Excited About Science, Museums, & Learning

May 26, 2016

“We now know that kids today learn differently than we did, and it’s because of a fundamental difference in the their lives compared to ours at their age … “ When I was young it was easy to get excited about science. Neil Armstrong had just become the first person to walk on the moon, we […]

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TeachWithMovies: Fun Free Lesson Plans for All Grades, Many Subjects

May 25, 2016

Site Offers Indexed Lesson Plans Built Around Movies for an Array of Academic Subjects Do you sometimes find yourself thinking about how you can spice up a lesson with some engaging visuals, a pop culture reference, some humor or drama, or something else that gives it that extra “pop!”? Or … have you ever been […]

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Emerging Industries and Implications for Education and Our Students and Children

May 19, 2016

Learning and looking ahead so we can help young people experience less of this. (Image Source) Getting a Leg up on What Tomorrow’s Work Place Holds for our Students, our Children, and Ourselves This week we’ve been exploring the new book, The Industries of the Future, by Alec Ross. On Monday we introduced the book and the author, […]

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Skills Higher Ed Needs to Ramp Up For: BIG DATA and its Big Impact

May 18, 2016

(Image Source) Big Data is Touching our Lives More Than Most Realize, and Every Industry will be Looking for Big Data Analysis Skills This week we’ve been exploring the book THE INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE, published earlier this year by Alec Ross. On Monday we introduced the book and yesterday we explored Robotics. Today we look at Big […]

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Emerging Industries – The Robots Are Here (in all Shapes and Sizes)!

May 17, 2016

(Image Source) Robots, Robots, Everywhere – Beside you, Above you, Even Inside You This week we’re examining the recently published book, The Industries of the Future, by Alec Ross. Imagine if, in the middle of the 20th century, you lived in “coal country” in America and you had access to knowledge that the coal industry was going […]

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