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Artificial Intelligence in Education

Perhaps the greatest trend in modern education is the move towards individualized learning. Emerging in concert—and possibly as a result of this development has been artificial intelligence developed for K-12 needs (AIED). Often going unnoticed, AIED has become ever more prevalent in the classroom, and will surely continue to impact teaching and learning.

Computer Science Standards for K-8 Students in Tennessee Slated for the 2019-2020 School Year

With a shortage in the workforce of candidates with adequate computer science skills, Tennessee has approved computer science standards for students in kindergarten through grade 8.  Slated for implementation next year, students will be expected to demonstrate proper keyboarding skills and proficiency in the use of technology.  Students will also be expected to understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning.  In the younger grades, the focus will be on computer basics and protec

Why College and Career Readiness Begins in Preschool

The idea that the transition to adulthood starts in preschool is behind educational reform in the Kankakee School District in Illinois, where conversations about college and careers start when children first enter the classroom and continue as their learning progresses towards high school graduation.

Announcing New Resources Added to the Curriculum Matrix September 2018

Curriculum Matrix LogoIn the last few weeks, 2,800 new resources have been added to the Curriculum Matrix from the sources listed below

  • Ben's Guide

  • Bozeman Science

  • Civics UNC

  • Common Sense Media

  • Crash Course (YouTube)

  • EngageNY

  • Folger Digital Texts

  • Georgia Virtual Learning

Standards Update - September 2018

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

Gordon Freedman’s OER @ 16, “Where are You?”

Gordon Freedman, President at the National Laboratory for Educational Transformation, recently reflected on the past  sixteen years of the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement in his short essay, “OER @ 16, “Where are You?” In tracing the movement from its beginnings in the early 2000s into today's MOOC and OER saturated landscape, Freedman calls for the ushering in of a second phase of the OER revolution.

Universal Pre-K

The benefits of pre-K education has been widely shown and commonly agreed upon but the hope for universal pre-K has not yet come to fruition. The varying degree of programs funded across the country show the lack of consensus among states to support the cause.

EdGate Supports the CASE Identifiers

We are following the OpenSALT project, which aims to bring state and Common Core standards into the CASE format. The CASE specification was developed with the intention of providing a format that is machine-readable.  This allows standards using that format to be acquired and imported into a database efficiently, rather than having to convert from word processing document, HTML, or PDF formats.

Standards Update - August 2018

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

Iowa dedicates $1 million to train teachers to teach computer science

Recognizing the necessity of computer skills in today's technology-driven society, the Iowa board of Education has begun to encourage their schools to teach computer science as early as kindergarten and continuing through grade 12. The goal being introductory instruction in elementary grades, exploratory instruction in middle school, and computer science in high school.