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The World Bank's EdStats (Education Statistics) collects worldwide data on education from national statistical reports, statistical annexes of new publications, and other data sources. The database has just been updated and its Query tool offers preliminary education indicators for the 2006 school year (with new imput from 93 countries) and the 2007 school year (nine countries). Check out the interactive Query tool to customize reports by country (or group of countries), choosing from more than 100 indicators over many years. And put your results in a chart or map that you can export to use in your own documents and reports. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
An overview of the Edutopia professional development guide for teaching how to use project-based learning in the classroom. Edutopia.org's Project-Based Learning professional development guide can be used for a two- to three-hour session, or expanded for a one- to two-day workshop, and is divided into two parts. Part one is a guided process, designed to give participants a brief introduction to project-based learning (PBL), and answers the questions "Why is PBL important?" (6) , "What is PBL about?" (7) , and "How does PBL work?" (8)
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Published Online: January 29, 2010 Published in Print: February 3, 2010, as The Personal Approach Features Digital tools for defining and targeting students' strengths and weaknesses could help build a kind of individualized education plan for every student. Teachers have always known that a typical class of two dozen or more students can include vastly different skill levels and learning styles. But meeting those varied academic needs with a defined curriculum, time limitations, and traditional instructional tools can be daunting for even the most skilled instructor.
Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice ( 2012 ) is the latest in a series of annual reports that began in 2004 that examine the status of K-12 online education across the country. The report provides an overview of the latest policies, practices, and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states. Keeping Pace is researched and published as a service to the educational and governmental communities through the generous support of our sponsors. Distribution of the report and graphics for presentations are free. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Read more by Leslie Eicher Dallas, Texas — Oct. 6, 2010 — Time To Know, creator of the first complete digital teaching platform, today announces the release of the Time To Know Digital Teaching Platform (DTP) 5.0. The latest version of the interactive curriculum system designed specifically for one-to-one computing classrooms, DTP 5.0 features new and expanded tools for data management, assessment, progress monitoring, reporting, and classroom instruction. With these tools, which are based on feedback from teachers currently implementing Time To Know, educators can better inform decision-making and differentiate instruction to improve each student’s performance.
This article is the fourth installment in series to be written by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams, authors of the newly released book Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World . Mark Parker, the CEO of Nike calls it "A masterpiece. An iconic and defining book for our times."
Abrams Learning Trends ABRAMS LEARNING TRENDS is an innovative publisher of quality–driven curriculum and supplemental materials for early childhood through grade 5, based upon and aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Austin, TX US Acorn Press
History of e-learning | Distance learning history | History of distance learning | History of distance educationThe history of e-learning and starts with an understanding of how instructional design, instructional technology, and educational technology evolved in the last century. This also includes having a basic understanding of distance education history.E-learning is a broad term that encompasses various types of media, and this including the use of distance learning modalities. While e-learning and distance learning are the same thing, they do have some similarities in the way they evolved. One thing that distinguishes distance education from e-learning is the physical separation of the learners from educators. However, e-learning is a part of the classroom environment. Continuous research and development in E-learning technology and the ability to develop virtual classrooms and a virtual learning environment (VLE) are also an important part of the history of e-learning and it has evolved.
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In an attempt to teach the average person about the fundamentals of browsers and the web, Google has released an interactive online book that explains concepts like, TCP/IP, HTML, browser extensions and malware. The short book, 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web , is a step-by-step explanation of the web and how it works. It was created by the Google Chrome team using HTML5, but it also features a lot of clever illustrations by award-winning German illustrator and children's author Christoph Niemann. The focus of the book is on 19 different topics (plus a recap, making for 20 things).
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50 most stunning examples of data visualization and infographics Posted by Richie on Thursday, April 15, 2010 · 86 Comments “A picture is worth a thousand words”, if I had a penny for every time I heard that!!
If a writer knew which parts of her book people read, would it change how and what she wrote? If marketers knew which parts of their brochure people read, would it change how they put the brochure together? Researchers producing white papers, comic book authors--the list of people who could benefit from such knowledge is endless. Thanks to Scribd, you’re about to find out what happens. The company known as “the YouTube for documents” will soon be releasing an analytics tool that will show users a slew of data about documents they upload to the site.
When Blackboard acquired ANGEL back in May of 2009, there was a lot of noise about how the acquisition was going to change the company. I wrote a post then called Three Tests for the ‘New’ Blackboard , which outlined some indications I was going to be looking for to see whether there was substance behind the hype. The first sign I got that something was changing happened within days (hours?) of my publication of that post, when Ray Henderson publicly accepted my challenge on Twitter. How well have he and Blackboard done since then? Really well, actually: