Educational Technology

How Open Badges Could Really Work In Education

Educational Technology News Blog - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:34

By LindsayH, Edudemic

Higher education institutions are abuzz with the concept of Open Badges. Defined as a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest, Open Badges are not only a hot topic as of late, but are also debated by some critics as the latest threat to higher education. A closer look at this emerging trend reveals benefits for traditional institutions and alternative learning programs alike. Some advocates have suggested that badges representing learning and skills acquired outside the classroom, or even in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), will soon supplant diplomas and course credits.

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Over 100 Districts Now Using Digital Social Studies Curriculum

Educational Technology News Blog - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:30

by School CIO

Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook™ series offers a digital solution that replaces traditional textbooks and features dynamic, standards-based digital content and engaging resources. More than 100,000 middle school students are currently using Social Studies Techbook, with over 100 school districts across 33 states in the U.S. beginning to integrate the digital resource into classrooms this fall.The digital textbook solution will now be used by some of the most innovative school systems in the 2014-15 school year. Each district will have access to the full suite of Social Studies Techbook courses, including two United States History courses, World History and World Geography & Cultures. Social Studies Techbook is a web-based teaching and learning resource.   Techbook is designed to support multiple reading levels and languages, promote personalized learning, encourage critical thinking and enable project-based learning.

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