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Online News Analysis

While a proponent of digital textbooks and education technology, there are some concerns about ongoing education-related topics in the United States. One such concern pertains to the online news coverage thus far, specifically with regard to the states of California, Texas and Virginia. Often, when textbooks have been been topical, the states of California, Texas and Virginia have appeared in the news. Each of those ...more »

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Digital Promise Board Concerns

Greetings. There are some concerns about Digital Promise, specifically the composition of its board. The Digital Promise organization, created through Section 802 of the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, intends to receive money from Congress and is otherwise a public policy topic. There are concerns that the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States is participating on the board of Digital Promise. ...more »

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Education Revolution

We are starting a new group on OWS and need your help. We need outreach to the Department of Eduction. Please join our group: http://www.nycga.net/groups/education-revolution/

 

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Homework Helper for Teacher-Graders: Free Auto-Scoring Essays

What about a site where kids can type in their essays and get automated immediate rubric-based feedback about their writing style, use of conventions, and content relevance? Teachers would be expert scorers who would "tune" the engine over time and with more and more well-scored examples, the engine would give better and better advice to young writers. This idea has two customers - teachers and students! Content specificity ...more »

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Expert Teachers as Game Masters & National Faculty

This idea is to create a human infrastructure that stands behind a large-scale game-challenge platform in every subject area. Each subject would have a small number of highly powerful games that students of a particular age might engage with each year - (e.g. in New South Wales, AUS there is an environment game that over 40,000 youth play each Fall, which concerns the country's ecological zones). The core faculty are ...more »

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Design Creative Learning Environments

Create Innovation Centers for research and development. Teachers and students will co-design curriculum using emerging technologies with the support of community and partners.

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