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Berkeley County Board of Education approves $2.3M iPad agreement | West Virginia. MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A $2.3 million deal with Apple Inc. approved Monday night by the Berkeley County Board of Education will provide 4,120 iPads for third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students to use in and out of the classroom. A "soft roll-out" of the new equipment is planned before the end of the current school year, said Margaret Kursey, deputy superintendent of Berkeley County Schools. The lease purchase agreement also includes professional training, as well as 205 MacBook computers for teachers as part of efforts to advance teaching and learning, Kursey said. An on-site Apple trainer also will be available to provide training to teachers, she said.

The agreement with Apple allows the school district to make payments over a three-year, no-interest lease period, and gives the county the opportunity to purchase the iPads for $1, Kursey said. The school district intends to provide one iPad for every four students in kindergarten to second grade, Kursey said. Quality Matters Program | Global Sustainability Education Resources | Facing the Future.

TeachLearnTech. ‘Tis the season and all, but it’s not really that kind of a story. Not that kind of epiphany. Or maybe it is. I guess it just depends on what’s important to you, and for some people “the” Epiphany is a big deal. And since teaching’s important to me, this story of two epiphanies is pretty important personally. Our story starts in now what is rapidly becoming last month. Coming from the music world, performance is second nature to me. In music, and other performance-based classes, the show’s the thing. The Wise Man’s Vision I’m fortunate in that for my teaching career I worked with two good principals. Anyway, Barry used to observe my class, as principals are wont to do, and would talk to me afterwards and say things like, “You do such a good job of going from whole-class instruction, to small-group instruction, to individualized instruction.

“No,” he would argue, humoring me, “it’s more than that.” Away on Yonder Star I say that often, but I finally have the proof to justify it. 5 Big EdTech Trends Worth Knowing About. The EDTech industry is yet in its infancy and is expected to grow cumulatively at the rate of 23 percent in the next five years. It is anticipated to be a $255 billion global business in the next 5 years (by 2017) as per GSV Advisors. E-learning is undoubtedly the future of the education industry. While the future is yet to unfold itself, we have a countdown of some interesting tidbits from the year 2013. The Runner Up: MOOCs If the most promising contestant of the year is to be awarded to e learning, the runner up award for 2013 is bagged by MOOCs.

Most of the ED-Tech organizations were reinventing themselves and more emphasis was on finding and being better. In 2012, just one of the largest universities had over 36000 registrations in a single course. Flipping The Classroom: Encouraging More For Less Giving an example and to make students understand a concept and then to provide them the term and its bookish definition is no longer considered the best way to educate. Crosswalk the Common Core & Educational Technology Standards. Eight problems with Common Core Standards. Correction: The original post said incorrectly that the Common Core was written with no public dialogue or feedback from experienced educators. The post now says there was insufficient public dialogue and feedback from experienced educators. This was written by Marion Brady, veteran teacher, administrator, curriculum designer and author. By Marion Brady E.D. Hirsch, Jr.’s book, “Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know,” was published March 1, 1987.

So it was probably in March of that year when, sitting at a dining room table in an apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, my host — a Third grade teachers learn how to teach common core mathematics in Tennessee. I don’t remember what I said, but it was probably some version of what I’ve long taken for granted: Most people think that whatever they and the people they like happen to know, everybody else should be required to know.

It’s a bad idea. Two: The world changes. Five: The Common Core kills innovation. “Why a whole week?” Building the Promise of the Common Core Together. Common Core Curriculum & Assessments. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is engaging teachers, administrators, and education experts across the State and nation in the creation of curriculum resources, instructional materials, professional development materials, samples of test questions, test specifications, and other test-related materials that will help with the transition to the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). United States Map Showing States that Adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)(New York State Adopted the CCSS on July 19, 2010) In order to assist schools and districts with the implementation of the Common Core, NYSED has provided curricular modules and units in P-12 ELA and math that can be adopted or adapted for local purposes.

Full years of curricular materials are currently availableon EngageNY, for grades Kindergarten through 9th grade in Mathematicsand Kindergarten through 8th grade in English Language Arts (ELA). Common Core. Common Core State Standards Initiative | Home.