The increasingly ubiquitous flow of data across education has caused anxiety among parents and privacy advocates, who fear that information about students will be released or shared with outside entities without permission. Yet a new report, while acknowledging those concerns, focuses on a potential payoff in expanding the openness of data across K-12: robust economic growth.
That analysis, released by the global consulting business McKinsey & Co., concludes that creating more open and transparent data in education from both public and private sources could “unlock” between $900 billion and $1.2 trillion in annual economic value worldwide, about a third of it in the United States.
Love this episode! Stirs my creativity! Small Empires: the art of ideation with Paper by FiftyThree (by The Verge)
Pretty amazing presentation for such a young age! (via Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids | Video on TED.com)
TeachersPayTeachers.com — 700,000+ free and priced teaching resources created by teachers for download including lesson plans, unit plans, novel studies,
I don’t think I can recommend this website enough. I’ve been selling some of my best lessons, presentations, and projects over the past year and it has helped me to actually purchase more supplies for my own classroom.
I know that we want to encourage teachers to share and “steal” from each other as much as possible for free, but there’s also merit to recognizing that we’ve put in a lot of time on this stuff and some people will pay a little for this because they know how much time we’ve put in. Also, it adds a little extra earning on the side which can be helpful when so many teachers spend money on their own classrooms.
Also, it is a great website to find lesson plans or ideas for lesson plans as well. I’ve bought a few things myself and actually feel good about the money going to a fellow teacher who probably can use it well.
One of my favorite blogs posted articles about two online tools for teachers that are pretty cool!