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Education & Tech, was created to build hope that education based on social technologies, can transform the new century, and enable abundance not only spiritually but economically. Milton Ramirez, Ed.D. - @tonnet is the founder & editor. He is a teacher, tech blogger, writes on education, and hails this blog from Union, NJ. For further questions, tips or concerns please e-mail him to:miltonramirez [at] educationandtech [dot] com

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WWC Research: On Adolescent Literacy, Elementary School Math, and English Language

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) has released nine new reports this week that review the research on education programs, curricula, and strategies. Here three of the most important to us:

The WWC has reviewed 129 studies and examined the effects of Corrective Reading on adolescent learners' alphabetics, reading fluency, and comprehension. Full report.

Accelerated Math™ is a software tool used to customize assignments and monitor progress in mathematics for k-12 students. The WWC checked out 32 studies that investigated the effects of Accelerated Math™ on elementary school students. Full report.

ClassWide Peer Tutoring is a teaching strategy that uses a team-focused game format to engage students in the learning process. For this review of the research, the WWC identified eight studies that examined the effects of ClassWide Peer Tutoring on English language learners. Full report.

For commentaries of the other six reports, please visit Education Research Report.

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School Principals and Social Networking in Education: Practices, Policies, and Realities in 2010

This report was conducted by, IESD, Inc., MMS Education, and MCH Strategic Data. Research was performed during fall of 2009 when an online survey was sent to a cross section of educators across the U.S., followed by an in-depth EDRoom online discussion with 12 principals all of them using social networking in their professional lives.

This are the key findings:

» Most principals who responded to the survey believe that social networking sites can provide value in education because they provide a way for educators to share information and resources with an extended community of educators, create professional learning communities, and improve school-wide communications with students and staff. About half of the surveyed principals felt that social networking is very valuable for these purposes.

» Most of the principals in the discussion group thought that social networking and online collaboration tools would make a substantive change in students' educational experience.

» None of the responding principals in the discussion group had school/district policies in place on social networking that were deemed adequate, suggesting the need for conversations and collaboration on establishing policies that can facilitate appropriate use of social networking in schools for educational purposes.

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