DEN Trend Report: 10/8/14



Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education?!?  Here’s a recap of this week’s news.
*If you read this feed, all you’ll owe is a comment below. Let us know what captured your eye and why!



Ed. Businesses Asked to Help Schools Plan for Tech. Transformation (Education Week)
“Decisions are going to be made in every one of 14,000 to 15,000 school districts in the next two to three years that will affect education over the next 20,” said Bob Wise, a former West Virginia governor and the president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, D.C.-based national policy and advocacy organization focusing on America’s 6 million most at-risk secondary school students.”

Google Launches Drive For Education With Unlimited Storage (Tech Crunch)
“Earlier this year, Google launched Drive for Work, its premium $10/month version of Google Drive with unlimited storage and a couple of additional enterprise features. Today, the company announced that is bringing unlimited storage to Google Apps for Education soon, too, with the launch of Drive for Education.
Individual files can measure up to 5TB, which should be more than enough for most legitimate use cases.”

Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static (nprEd)
“The experiment comes with lots of caveats. It was small (roughly 100 kids). And removing screens from the equation did not, by itself, improve these kids’ social skills. What likely led to the improvement was the fact that, instead of texting or gaming, the students were working together, face-to-face, constantly decoding each other’s expressions, voice tone and posture.”

Boys Are Much More Likely To Take On Leadership Roles In Science And Math Class, Say Teachers (Huffington Post)
“Yet even as educators report seeing gender disparities throughout their schools, they may also be playing a role in perpetuating them. According to the survey report, titled “Closing The Leadership Gap: How Educators Can Help Girls Lead,” many teachers display conscious or unconscious biases that likely influence how they perceive male and female student leaders.”


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One Comment;

  1. Martha Snider said:

    Thanks for this edition of the Trend Report Jannita. I find the Huffington Report article on boys in leadership a little off. The article contends that educators list more male attributes than female. Then, it goes on to say that educators may be perpetuating gender roles. I don’t know about that. I think good collaborators and problem solvers are unisex in 2014 as well as some of the others on the list.

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