Pokémon Go: Educational or a Fad?

An article in Education Week debates the value of Pokemon Go, the mobile App game that has been sweeping the nation since it's release on July 6th, 2016. Some may argue that the benefits are huge because the game cannot be played by sitting on the couch or in front of a computer. The players must be outside (meeting health and PE standards?) searching their community for clues, much like scavenger hunts in the olden days (that is, before July 6th, 2016).

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July 2016 - Top Stories

EDmin.com Presents INFORM Journeys at the White House

Earlier this month our colleagues at EDmin.com traveled to Washington DC to present INFORM Journeys at The Reach Higher Demo Day held at the White House. Journeys was nominated as one of the top 5 finalists in the U.S. Department of Education's App Challenge.

What is a Learning Progression?

A learning progression is a sequencing of teaching and learning expectations across multiple developmental stages, ages, or grade levels. We also hear clients refer to learning progressions as vertical alignments. Learning progressions are often categorized by subject area and used in reference to educational standards.

Women Losing Out on Career and Technical Education

Research out of Cornell University shows that vocational education and apprenticeship programs are largely leaving women out of the picture. The researchers used data from a longitudinal education study from 2002, tracking a cohort of sophomores through early adulthood.

Is pure math a better choice for students than applied math?

One trend in American mathematics education over the past two decades has been the addition of increasing amounts of "applied" or "real-world" content in higher mathematics instruction and assessment, in response to concerns that students are insufficiently motivated to learn material by a straight presentation of the underlying mathematics concepts.

Digital Content Initiatives Gain Support Among States and School Districts

Incorporating OER content into the classroom in place of textbooks is gaining ground as states commit to supporting this transition.  With initiatives like the Future Ready Pledge and #GoOpen many districts are embracing the change to digital content.  The Future Ready District Pledge is designed to help leaders create a

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