Everybody loves to get free items, what’s even better is that you pick. New for 2017, SparkFun has launched a formal grant program that is awarding prize packages and sponsorships on the monthly basis to educational and non-profit organizations to support makerspaces, coding, robotics labs and STEM and STEAM related activities. Get more details on thejournal.com.
- Why Parental Choice is Essential - Walt Gardner's Reality Check - Education Week October 24, 2017Only parents should be able to decide which school best meets the needs and interests of their own children.
- When Classroom Technology Impedes Student Learning - Rick Hess Straight Up - Education Week October 24, 2017My big concern is that today's frenzied enthusiasm for computer-assisted "personalized learning" will lead us to heedlessly charge into some all-too-predictable pitfalls, fueling one more cycle of ed tech faddism and disappointment.
- Response: ESSA & English-Language Learners - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo - Education Week Teacher October 22, 2017Margo Gottlieb, Sarah Said, Catherine Beck, Heidi Pace, Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Tabitha Dell'Angelo, and Lindsey Moses share their thoughts about how The Every Student Succeeds Act will affect English Language Learners.