Alex Honeysett
February 21, 2014

Your Weekly Education Round-Up

Talking about the NEWS

Each week, we’re rounding up the most relevant stories in the education world from our favorite education outlets, like Edutopia, Edudemic, EdSurge, EdWeek and T.H.E. Journal. If you didn’t have time to peruse the trades this week, here’s what went down.

5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology
If you’re struggling to keep up with the latest technology fads, or know a colleague that might be, check out Edutopia’s tips on mastering the latest and greatest.

The Busy Teacher’s Quick Guide To Blended Learning
According to Edudemic, 50% of all high school classes will be delivered online by 2019. And while blended learning classrooms are defined by their flexibility, here’s a quick rundown of how blended learning generally works.

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies
If you’re looking for ways to teach visual literacy, check out the meaty CCSS-aligned activities and resources included in this Edutopia article.

Common-Core Tensions Cause Union Heartburn
As Education Week reports, support is starting to waver for the Common Core State Standards by the two teachers’ unions that were among its strongest supporters. Find out why.

Most States Ill-Equipped to Analyze Data on Early Childhood Development
According to the Early Childhood Data Collaborative’s study entitled “2013 State of the States’ Early Childhood Data Systems,” only one state (Pennsylvania!) links data across ECE programs to the state’s K-12 data system.

Any education news catch your eye this week? Tell us about it in the comments below!



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