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Designing for diverse classrooms: Using iPads and digital cameras to compose eBooks with emergent bilingual/biliterate four-year-olds

This paper reports the findings of a two-year design study exploring instructional conditions supporting emerging, bilingual/biliterate, four-year-olds’ digital composing. With adult support, children used child-friendly, digital cameras and iPads equipped with writing, drawing and bookmaking apps to compose multimodal, multilingual…

In the News: Trump Taps Stanford Researcher for NCES Commissioner – by Education Next

James (Lynn) Woodworth has been named the new commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics. Woodworth is currently a quantitative research analyst at CREDO. He received his Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Arkansas. CREDO is perhaps best known for its analyses of charter school performance. You can read more about some of its studies here: • R...

Are We Committed to Raising School Standards? – by Chester E. Finn, Jr.

In an important and mostly depressing New Year’s Day column in The Washington Post, veteran education journalist Jay Mathews describes the on-again, off-again “carnival ride” to “raise school standards” that he’s observed over the past half century. “We love making schools more accountable,” Mathews writes. “Then, we hate the idea.” @JIRAIST via Twenty20 He cites a pair of rece...