Collaboration & Web 2.0


Video: How YouScience's Aptitude Assessments Help Educators and Students Match Their Strengths with Course Selections and Career Paths

Aptitude assessments are helpful both at the upper levels of curriculum decision-making and at the granular level with students. Educators and guidance counselors can see the gaps in so-called “career exposure” — for example where students have innate talents or aptitudes but no career interest indicates they may need more information about career possibilities — and the assessments help schools better tailor courses and programs in high school to the career paths that students show talents in and wish to explore as a possible future job.

3 Ways Technology Can Help Schools Address the Mental Health Crisis

As schools respond to the far-reaching mental health crisis in our schools, close collaboration between students, families, schools, community organizations, and support services can be a game-changer, and technology can play a role in making the collaboration easier and automatic. An expert in digital case management systems shares three ways schools can enhance their collaboration practices to better address students' needs.

National Education Equity Lab Expanding No-Cost College Algebra Course to Any Title I School in Spring 2023

Khan Academy and the nonprofit National Education Equity Lab today announced the expansion of its pilot program to allow high school students in historically underserved communities to take college-level Algebra I and earn college credit from Howard University at no cost, the organizations said.

How Aptitude Assessments Provide Data-Driven Direction to Educators and Help Students See Brighter Futures

Aptitude assessments are helpful both at the upper levels of curriculum decision-making and at the granular level with students. Educators and guidance counselors can see the gaps in so-called “career exposure” — for example where students have innate talents or aptitudes but no career interest indicates they may need more information about career possibilities — and the assessments help schools better tailor courses and programs in high school to the career paths that students show talents in and wish to explore as a possible future job.

New Leadership Roles Announced for Yang, Ware, Cafiero, Beckerman, Lee, Charland, Jones, Mathews, Stimpson

People on the Move in K–12 education for September are ParentSquare’s Jim Yang; Newsela’s Derrick Ware, Holly Cafiero, Igor Beckerman, and Gloria Lee; Phil Charland at SchoolStatus; Dwight D. Jones at the Institute for Education Innovation; Scholastic’s Jeffrey Mathews; and Jennifer Stimpson at T.D. Jakes Foundation.

5 Things Schools Can Do Now to Boost Teacher Retention

The solution to teacher burnout and turnover lies in ensuring literacy educators are valued, heard, and have access to the science of reading knowledge, as well as tools that are based in the science and empower them by taking some of the work off their plates — here are five things schools can do right now to support teachers and improve retention.

School Website Provider Finalsite Acquires Anthology's Blackboard K12 Community Engagement Division

Finalsite, a website provider for K–12 schools, today announced it has acquired Anthology’s Blackboard K–12 Community Engagement division, which includes Blackboard Web Community Manager, Blackboard Connect, Blackboard Reach, Blackboard Mass Notifications, and the Blackboard Mobile Communications App, according to a news release.

Tract Launches Free Standards-Aligned Project Guides for Teachers, Sets December 'Tract-a-thon' Symposium to Feature Students' Best Work

Tract, a digital platform where kids teach kids through multimedia they can also create themselves, today unveiled new standards-aligned, project-based lesson guides for teachers in five subjects: Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Art — all products of collaboration by subject-matter experts, educators, students, and influencers.

Project Prevent Grant Program, with $6.8M for LEAs, Accepting Applications Through October 3

The U.S. Department of Education is accepting applications through Oct. 3, 2022, for its Project Prevent Grant Program, which will award $6.8 million to about a dozen local educational agencies impacted by community violence to “expand their capacity to implement community- and school-based strategies to help prevent community violence and mitigate the impacts of exposure to community violence.”

Nationwide Initiative Offers Stipends for Math Teachers' Input to Build Evidence Database on Teaching Tools

A new project by two education nonprofits will pay thousands of teachers to document and share their experiences in selecting and using digital math tools — and that data will be available immediately to help math educators choose the best ed tech tools for their needs and more effectively implement and use those tools.

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