March 29, 2017
Vol. 36, Issue 26
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How is a district to choose in a curriculum landscape that includes open educational resources, digital 'playlists,' teacher-designed lessons, and old-fashioned textbooks?
More OER providers are working to provide full, coherent curricula for schools, rather than just free lessons or teaching units.
Here are answers to your most basic questions about OER, the movement to share curricula and teaching resources online.
Education Week asked some district leaders, teachers, and subject-matter specialists for advice on choosing materials for the classroom.
When Louisiana educators couldn't find curricula fully aligned to their standards, they asked teachers to write the units.
Some schools are betting on algorithm-driven playlists to customize lessons for students, but the technology doesn't come cheap—at least not yet.
To protect students' privacy, school districts must study the service agreements for the educational apps teachers use.
Here's advice for teachers and school district leaders on some commonly used terms to look out for in the terms-of-service agreements on educational applications.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)
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