Weekly News Round-up: 8.8.2014

By Alex Honeysett 08.08.2014 blog

Almost there! We’ll be seeing you back on air on Monday, August 18th. In the meantime, here’s what’s happening in the education industry this week:

Last week, the U.S. Department released suggestions for how schools can keep parents better informed about the ways their children’s data is being used. To see what the Department of Education has suggested, and how privacy advocates reacted, check out this article from Education Week: Federal Data-Privacy Guidelines Urge Better Communication With Parents

As this Education Week article explains, the “U.S. Department of Education is on the verge of releasing the first draft of new guidance on the peer-review process for standards and tests, a document that could exert a powerful influence on how states set academic expectations.”

In this EdSurge article, a 17-year-old student explains how a simple hashtag significantly impacted her school. She writes, “Just like the Syrian Revolution presented a different use for Twitter, I witnessed the same shift occurring at my school not long afterwards.”

Want to know how to become a better storyteller? Check out this blog post from Edutopia.

Wondering if you’re putting Bloom’s Taxonomy into action in your classroom correctly? According to this Edudemic article, use action verbs.

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