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We're starting the weekend off with a story for the number crunchers and data nerds out there. NPR Ed has a good read about a school in Michigan that data mined and discovered that too many students were missing more than 10% of the school year. (Fact: that's actually only two days a month, but it adds up real fast.)
It's a great story about understanding what is happening at school through analytics and developing a plan of action.
Also on our list is Emerging EdTech's story about the edtech arms race. Are you collecting edtech to support learning goals or are you trying to keep up with the tech-savvy teacher down the hall? It's a fair question.
You'll also find picks on MOOCs, online students, and a lovely TechCrunch story about new efforts to share coding with Syrian refugees. Great stuff.
Why Emotions Are Integral to Learning | MindShift
How one educator broke rules, influenced a state law and got all his students to graduation | The Hechinger Report
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