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In Straight A’s Don’t Tell the Whole Story: In Support of K-12 Microcredentials at http://er.educause.edu/blogs/2017/8/straight-as-dont-tell-the-whole-story-in-support-of-k12-microcredentials

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“In education, we’re no longer built to be a ‘conveyor belt system’ anymore; at the same time, we’re reconnecting with broader concept of learning. There are skills beyond math and writing that make us competitive. Our edge in the United States is not to say we’re better than others in these areas. Rather, it has always been creativity and innovation. We’re a little weird; that’s our advantage. We’re stubborn and want to do things differently. Our strength is our insubordination.”

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The virtual detector can soon be there and impact work, politics, and relationships.  Read more at https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/12/artificial-intelligence-face-recognition-michal-kosinski

Educational Websites by Content Area: Great for Building Background Knowledge in English Learners!

Frontloading, academic language, and so much more!  Find it at http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2017/09/32-educational-websites-organized-by.html

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Excellent reading with lots of implications for the future of education at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/09/12/change-teacher-vs-tech-narrative/?ps=cbroady0@georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

Interesting data in What Happens in an Internet Minute in 2017? at http://www.visualcapitalist.com/happens-internet-minute-2017/

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Read more in Standardization in Online Education at https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/09/15/accreditor-denies-arizona-community-colleges-bid-expand-online?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=f23d151513-DNU20170915&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-f23d151513-223167133&mc_cid=f23d151513&mc_eid=ed054a5cba

 

Engaging highschool-age learners is often more difficult.  Read some ideas in 3 critical things to know about boosting student engagement at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/09/15/critical-things-student-engagement/?ps=cbroady0%40georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

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To figure out the best ways to engage different groups of students, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute worked with a research team headed by Crux Research president and founder John Geraci. The result is What Teens Want From Their Schools: A National Survey of High School Student Engagement. The research team surveyed a nationally representative sample of 2,000 students in grades 10-12 to gather information for the report.