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New Subject Classifications are Coming to the EdGate Repository

EdGate is creating two new subjects, Technology Education and Library Media. The standards and content aligned for this subject are currently housed as Media Technology. These two new subjects will replace Media Technology.

STEAM and SEL – Using Robots to Blend Learning of Hard and Soft Skills

New this year, the Redwood City School District began a Kindergarten program to not only introduce student to STEAM skills, but also to encourage and develop social-emotional skills. The focus of the program is to enhance problem solving skills in the creative and analytical process so that children are more cooperative and collaborative. Students work together to program robots to make movements and accomplish tasks. In doing so, they are learning basic coding skills. In this era, it is definitely an advantage for students to have coding skills.

Media, Literacy, and Preschoolers

According to a recent survey by Common Sense Media, children under eight-years-old view content on mobile devices for an average of 48 minutes per day. Researchers also found an increase in the amount of quality content available for preschoolers to view. In a recently-published paper called, Kevin Wong, an adjunct instructor from NYU, identified existing educational media accessible to low-income preschoolers. "If the quantity of media consumption is not going down, then our goal is to see what the quality [of media consumed by preschoolers] looks like," explains Wong.

EdGate Helps Publishers Personalize Content through Metadata, Keywords, Alignments and More

Personalized Content has to be one of the biggest buzz phrases of 2018 (and 2017 and 2016).  It’s often hard to tell how sincere companies are, those words are used so often. Website after blog after social media site, you can be sure to find companies claiming that they personalize content, especially in the ed-tech world. In EdGate’s case, we don’t feel any remorse (not even a faint blush) by claiming that we personalize content for our publishing clients.

Top Stories May 2018

Senators Back a Bill to Increase Career and Technical Education Teachers

Four U.S. senators are the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act to create a new residency program for people who want to become CTE educators.

Announcing New Resources Added to the Curriculum Matrix May 2018

Curriculum Matrix LogoIn the last few weeks, more than 1,700 resources have been added to the Curriculum Matrix from the sources listed below

  • EngageNY
  • Teach Engineering
  • Smithsonian
  • Have Fun Teaching

 

Standards Update - May 2018

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

Are High School Graduation Requirements Making the Grade?

A recent report by the Center for American Progress points to an interesting trend over the last several years regarding the debate over the quality of a high school diploma. While graduation rates have risen considerably, colleges have reported that students are not fully prepared for college-level coursework.

More California Students May Get Access to Arts Education

A new bill to increase arts education in California has its advocates, but also its skeptics who question how the quality of arts education will be guaranteed.

Announcing New Resources Added to the Curriculum Matrix April 2018

In the last few weeks, more than 4,800 resources have been added to the Curriculum Matrix from the sources listed below:

  • E Reading Worksheets
  • EngageNY
  • GCFLearnFree
  • Grammar Revolution
  • GrammarBook.com
  • iCivics
  • Illustrative Math
  • IXL
  • Microsoft - Hacking STEM
  • Microsoft - Minecraft
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Starfall
  • The Punctuation Guide
  • Weather Wiz Kids
  • YouTube