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To Personalize Learning, Change School Staffing
posted by: Melissa | June 07, 2018, 02:45 pm   

Personalized learning is one of the buzziest education buzzwords of the moment. Teachers are urged to individualize instruction, to promote mastery learning, and to help students identify with the material. When it comes down to how a teacher should do that, especially when that teacher works in the typical K-12 school, they are often left on their own.

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Weekly News Round-Up for June 1st
posted by: Melissa | June 01, 2018, 01:12 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, governments scramble to make schools safer, some districts tout higher pay, an imminent Supreme Court ruling, and more!

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Innovation: Creating and Learning in AR, VR
posted by: Melissa | May 31, 2018, 02:08 pm   

Innovation: Creating and Learning in AR,VR by Rachelle Dene Poth was originally published on Getting Smart.


Every day brings a new opportunity to implement a new tool or method into the classroom, and what better way than to have students be able to immerse in a learning experience. Augmented and virtual reality are becoming more commonly used in K-12 classrooms and higher ed for this purpose. With the increased focus on and questions surrounding the use of AR and VR tools, educators and parents may be wondering about the benefits for student learning. In a recent report from Common Sense, 62% of the parents surveyed, stated they believe that VR will provide educational experiences, this same belief was shared by 84% of parents surveyed, who have children already using VR. In the recently published book Learning Transported, author Jaime Donally focuses a chapter on the reasons that these tools should be welcomed into our classrooms. Some reasons include more authentic learning, innovative learning spaces and a means to transform how students are learning.

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Weekly News Round-Up for May 25th
posted by: Melissa | May 25, 2018, 01:56 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, there’s fall out from multiple shootings, a deadly bus crash, stumbling over an immigration question and more!

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Combat Summer Slide: 5 Websites to Send Them Home With
posted by: Melissa | May 24, 2018, 02:12 pm   

The dreaded summer slide remains a stumbling block in the modern educational system. Each year, as the year ends, we educators watch our students leave filled with new knowledge and experiences. We think about our hard work during the past months with joy and satisfaction. By the time those same students return in the fall, however, they will have forgotten much of what they learned the year before. For students from low-income neighborhoods, this could be as much as two-months’ worth of learning!

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