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Education Table Talk Episode

March 2015, Education Canaries: Can Data Rich Systems Predict and Prevent Failure? One of the significant promises of big data in education is to predict and prevent student failure. Of course we want to see learners succeed and data can help us with that as well, however, catching students before they

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Education Table Talk Episode

January 2015, Re-forming Summative Assessments:  Blurring the line between learning and testing What if we could make that timeless question ‘Will this be on the test’ irrelevant? In today’s mainstream educational system we clearly differentiate between assessment and learning. Even when it comes to assessment meant to inform learning (formative assessment)

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Education Table Talk Episode

December 2014, Where Art Thou?: Moving from STEM to STEAM STEM is all the rage and rightly so. The skills our children need to learn regardless of their profession incorporate the skills that are taught in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classes. With the emphasis on these studies one has

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Education Table Talk Episode

November 2014, More Than Just A Good Idea: Education Research to Guide Product Development Ideas abound for new teaching methodologies, and curriculum, and each claims to be innovative and effective. Governments throughout the world fund a wealth of research into educational strategies and instructional design every year, yet we find that these

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Education Table Talk Episode

October 2014, School is Where Your Brain is: The Home-School Connection Historically, learning took place throughout all aspects of a child’s life. Maybe not traditionally, maybe it’s in the distant past with the advent of school, but many made an assumption that that is where learning takes place as opposed

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Education Table Talk Episode

September 2014, On the Make: Moving to Active Learning through Design and Creation Ed Table Talk broadcasted from Follett’s New Worldwide Headquarters! Active learning is hard to leave in the classroom… if compelling, learners recount and rethink what they learned long after the lesson ends. The Maker movement embraces a “hands on,

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Education Table Talk Episode

July  2014, Standards, Standards, Everywhere: The Technical Side of Education Standards When someone mentions standards in education most people assume they are referring to curriculum or instructional standard. Get ready to delve into the world of technical standards that serve as the foundation of our digital offerings. We’ll take a look

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Education Table Talk Episode

June 2014,  Big Publishers: Can the Spanish Armada transform into the British Fleet? Can big publishers change enough to address how today’s students learn, educators teach, and shifting business models associated with both? In the US textbook market we have three very large players. Big publishers have process, coordination, and business accountability

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Education Table Talk Episode

May 2014, Privacy, Anonymity, and Instruction Privacy today looks very different than it did 20 years ago… and the drive toward more personalized instruction from students, parents, and educators challenges privacy even further. Is it possible to build barriers to thwart data thieves and support general anonymity while providing educators with

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Education Table Talk Episode

April 2014, Science Education: The Next Generation What does it take to implement a science standard at a national level? National scale standards in the US level have been controversial and the science standards are no different. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have taken an inventive approach to describe and

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