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Content Assessment

Create a method for (creating && pulling) assessment of content, in addition to the content.

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like an iTunes for classroom content

Allow educational publishing companies of all sizes to make their materials available for download, whether fee-based or free. The Learning Registry should function like an iTunes for classroom content, providing a digital bridge between content providers and teachers/students. Flipcharts, eBooks, quizzes, special events that schools can sign up to stream, video modules on any subject for any grade level...all can and ...more »

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new classes for your program!

My company offers programming and basic technology classes like 'How the Internet Works' and 'Learn to Program in Ruby.' I was wondering if your program has a technology department, and if so, would you be interested in possibly using our classes? We offer scholarships already for every class, and have affiliate referral programs in place; if cost is a problem for students we are very flexible. Our goal is to educate ...more »

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School Districts Illegally withhold Materials from Public Domain

A huge amount of instructional material that should be in the Public Domain is kept by school districts . Materials created with federal or state grants, materials developed by school districts that receive federal dollars...all belong in the public domain. This is the law.

 

Open this content up to everyone because school districts do not hold legal title to it!

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InstaGrok - search engine for educational materials

We are currently developing a Web search engine specifically designed for finding high-quality educational materials on any topic, including web pages, online forums, videos and experts. You can see the demo video of it on our website: http://www.instagrok.com We are releasing a public beta version in the next few weeks. We would really appreciate any feedback and/or possibilities for partnerships. Sincerely, Kirill ...more »

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Special need students need special funding

As a parent of a student with special needs I am horrified that IT funding is eliminated for education. This move has only encourage me more in pursuing funding options in our community to address technology assistance for our special needs youth. We have formed a non-profit, the Rushman-Micah Angel Foundation to address this issue head on.Technology has the potential to maximize learning for all students but it is especially ...more »

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Emphasize Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness (CLEAN)

Research shows that most adults in the US get a failing grade when it comes to basic climate and energy literacy. The CLEAN project (http://cleanet.org ) is one of many emerging efforts to help address confusion, misconceptions and cognitive gaps around climate science and energy topics. A national campaign to mainstream climate and energy literacy and address holes, using the Six Americas research on climate knowledge ...more »

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Assistive Technology for Any Student Who Needs Extra Support

Please help educators understand the full benefits of using assistive technology to accommodate students who need extra reading and writing support. These tools aren't just for kids with special needs. If administrators clearly recognized the value of these tools, more students would get the help they need earlier in their schooling years and school budgets would enjoy more economies of scale to spread the cost per ...more »

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Professional Development

Create professional development opportunities around the Registry to help teachers best integrate digital resources into their teaching

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Create an API

Create an API to allow developers to search and access resources. The Sunlight Foundation helps government agencies open up their data and create APIs so developers can use the data in applications. They could be a great partner in your work.

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importance of open learning lines - The Netherlands

suggestion & discussion: on the connection between the teacher and the huge abundance of learning objects In The Netherlands we are in the process of describing all curricula for all levels for all subjects by use of controlled vocabularies. We are in the awareness that *) there is and there will be an huge abundance of learning material ; **) in the 'old world' teachers use the folio method (book) to know what to ...more »

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