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Help Project Tomorrow Win $5K!


Vote online from October 26 – October 30, 2015

Project Tomorrow is a finalist in the Cox Cares $5k Giveaway social media competition that will award $5,000 to a deserving Orange County nonprofit organization.

We need your help this week! From today through October 30, vote for Project Tomorrow in the Cox Cares $5k Giveaway social media competition and help us receive $5,000! Voting is simple and will take only five minutes of your time. There are two ways to vote:

Cox Cares website

1. Visit http://cox-cares.org/-5k-giveaway.html.
2. Choose Orange County from the dropdown menu.
3. Click on “Project Tomorrow” to vote!

Twitter

1. Visit http://twitter.com/CoxCalifornia.
2. Retweet their tweet with Project Tomorrow’s name.
3. Spread the word – each retweet counts as a vote!

Thank you for supporting Project Tomorrow!

— The Project Tomorrow Team

About Project Tomorrow 
The vision of Project Tomorrow is to ensure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. To learn more about Project Tomorrow, please visit tomorrow.org.

About Cox Cares Foundation 
The philanthropic arm of Cox Communications, the Cox Cares Foundation, is funded by employee payroll donations that are matched by the company. The foundation provides scholarships to students, grants to non-profit organizations, and funds programs that improve the quality of life for children and families throughout Southern California. For more information about the Cox Cares Foundation, visit www.cox-cares.org.

Around the Web Wednesday

Happy Around the Web Wednesday! Browse all the links below for the latest news and topics trending in education and technology. Be sure to let us know which article intrigued you the most!

Speak Up 2015 is now open for participation! Join the 3.9 million students, parents, educators, administrators, and community members who have spoken up about education and technology since 2003. Surveys will run through December 18, 2015. Take the survey today to ensure your voice is heard! http://bit.ly/SU15survey
 

Registration for the 6th Annual Youth Leadership Summit is now open! SoCal students – this is the perfect opportunity to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math! Click here to register for our event on October 24th, or contact Kelly Moriarty at kmoriarty@tomorrow.org for more information.

 

Around the Web Wednesday

Happy Around the Web Wednesday! Browse all the links below for the latest news and topics trending in education and technology. Be sure to let us know which article intrigued you the most!

Speak Up 2015 is now open for registration! Join the 3.9 million students, parents, educators, administrators, and community members who have spoken up about education and technology since 2003. Surveys will run from October 1 – December 18, 2015. Register today to ensure your voice is heard this fall! http://bit.ly/SU15survey
 
Registration for the 6th Annual Youth Leadership Summit is now open! SoCal students – this is the perfect opportunity to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math! Click here to register for our event on October 24th, or contact Kelly Moriarty at kmoriarty@tomorrow.org for more information.

U.S. Department of Education Announces First-Ever Adviser to Expand Access to Open Digital Resources in Schools – U.S. Department of Education
Coding Class, Then Naptime: Computer Science For The Kindergarten Set – NPR
SETDA publishes OER case studies from 3 states – eSchool News
13 Keys to Successful Blended Learning – The Journal
America’s Teaching Force, by the Numbers – The Atlantic

Around the Web Wednesday

Happy Around the Web Wednesday! Browse all the links below for the latest news and topics trending in education and technology. Be sure to let us know which article intrigued you the most!

Speak Up 2015 is now open for registration! Join the 3.9 million students, parents, educators, administrators, and community members who have spoken up about education and technology since 2003. Surveys will run from October 1 – December 18, 2015. Register today to ensure your voice is heard this fall! http://bit.ly/SU15survey
 
We are also pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Innovation in Education Awards! Click here to learn which Orange County, CA schools, educators, and students have been recognized.

A Sharing Economy Where Teachers Win – The New York Times
Why we must address digital equity right now – eSchool News
New York City’s mayor will require all of the city’s public schools to teach computer science – Business Insider
How Digital Equity Can Help Close the Homework Gap – The Journal
After years of cuts, school districts face teacher shortages – Associated Press
The surprising thing about schools with lots of technology – The Los Angeles Times

Around the Web Wednesday

Happy Around the Web Wednesday! Browse all the links below for the latest news and topics trending in education and technology. Be sure to let us know which article intrigued you the most!

Speak Up 2015 is now open for registration! Join the 3.9 million students, parents, educators, administrators, and community members who have spoken up about education and technology since 2003. Surveys will run from October 1 – December 18, 2015. Register today to ensure your voice is heard this fall! http://bit.ly/SU15survey
 
We are also pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Innovation in Education Awards! Click here to learn which Orange County, CA schools, educators, and students have been recognized.

How High Schoolers Spent Their Summer: Online, Taking More Courses – New York Times
6 concerns students have about MOOCs – eSchool News
Colleges shift to using ‘big data’ – including from social media – in admissions decisions – The Hechinger Report
The Educator’s Guide to Social Media – ConnectSafely
Early Results from Common Core Tests Show Academic Gains – The Journal
Arne Duncan: Where California schools need to put their money – Los Angeles Times

Don’t forget to pick our panel and vote us onto the official SXSWedu 2016 line-up!

There are only two weeks left to pick our panel ! Julie Evans is featured in a proposal for SXSWedu 2016’s panel picker,where educators can cast their votes for the most compelling ideas and ultimately shape the conference line-up. Voting ends on September 4th so make sure to give our sessions a “thumbs up” – you’ll need to create a SXSW username and password if you don’t already have one, but the process is simple and free! Check out the session information below:

Pink or Blue? Examining gender in games

Contrary to what we may want to believe, emerging research indicates that use of digital tools and content within learning is not gender-blind. While girls and boys share a common interest in technology to support personalized learning, their uses of and aspirations for digital learning are often quite different. This is especially true with game-based learning. In this workshop, we will roll up our sleeves and interact with a variety of games that are popular in education. Using a new evaluation tool, participants will gain an insider perspective on gender-bias or sensitivity within games by examining the characterization, imagery and language, storyline and results of the game play.

Additional Supporting Materials
http://www.tomorrow.org/docs/Guide_EvaluatingGender-Sensitivity_DigitalGames.pdf

Questions Answered

  1. Learn background and terminology associated with the emerging field of gender-sensitivity in digital learning, most notably in digital content & games
  2. Gain first-hand experience in determining the gender-sensitivity of specific types of games through the use of a new evaluation tool and game play
  3. Understand the importance and impact of gender-sensitivity when designing, implementing and evaluating games for K-12 education

Around the Web Wednesday

Happy Around the Web Wednesday! Browse all the links below for the latest news and topics trending in education and technology. Be sure to let us know which article intrigued you the most!

Speak Up 2015 is now open for registration! Join the 3.9 million students, parents, educators, administrators, and community members who have spoken up about education and technology since 2003. Surveys will run from October 1 – December 18, 2015. Register today to ensure your voice is heard this fall! http://bit.ly/SU15survey

We are also pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Innovation in Education Awards! Click here to learn which Orange County, CA schools, educators, and students have been recognized.


Pick Your Panels: Vote Us Onto the Official SXSWedu 2016 Line-Up

We need your help! Julie Evans is featured in a proposal for SXSWedu 2016’s panel picker,where educators can cast their votes for the most compelling ideas and ultimately shape the conference line-up. Voting ends on September 4th so make sure to give our sessions a “thumbs up” – you’ll need to create a SXSW username and password if you don’t already have one, but the process is simple and free! Check out the session information below:

Pink or Blue? Examining gender in games

Contrary to what we may want to believe, emerging research indicates that use of digital tools and content within learning is not gender-blind. While girls and boys share a common interest in technology to support personalized learning, their uses of and aspirations for digital learning are often quite different. This is especially true with game-based learning. In this workshop, we will roll up our sleeves and interact with a variety of games that are popular in education. Using a new evaluation tool, participants will gain an insider perspective on gender-bias or sensitivity within games by examining the characterization, imagery and language, storyline and results of the game play.

Additional Supporting Materials
http://www.tomorrow.org/docs/Guide_EvaluatingGender-Sensitivity_DigitalGames.pdf

Questions Answered

  1. Learn background and terminology associated with the emerging field of gender-sensitivity in digital learning, most notably in digital content & games
  2. Gain first-hand experience in determining the gender-sensitivity of specific types of games through the use of a new evaluation tool and game play
  3. Understand the importance and impact of gender-sensitivity when designing, implementing and evaluating games for K-12 education

Around the Web Wednesday

Happy Around the Web Wednesday! Browse all the links below for the latest news and topics trending in education and technology. Be sure to let us know which article intrigued you the most!

Speak Up 2015 is now open for registration! Join the 3.9 million students, parents, educators, administrators, and community members who have spoken up about education and technology since 2003. Surveys will run from October 1 – December 18, 2015. Register today to ensure your voice is heard this fall! http://bit.ly/SU15survey

India Loves MOOCs – MIT Technology Review

Around the Web Wednesday

Happy Around the Web Wednesday! Browse all the links below for the latest news and topics trending in education and technology. Be sure to let us know which article intrigued you the most!

Speak Up 2015 is now open for registration! Join the 3.9 million students, parents, educators, administrators, and community members who have spoken up about education and technology since 2003. Surveys will run from October 1 – December 18, 2015. Register today to ensure your voice is heard this fall! http://bit.ly/SU15survey