Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
What it is: Woot Math uses adaptive technology to personalize the math learning experience in new ways for 3rd-6th grade students. Woot Math is adaptive, as students use it, it gets “smart” and creates learning pathways based on the specific needs of the student. It is like having a personal tutor sitting beside them as they work through new learning.
How Adaptive Learning Technology Can Help Transform U.S. STEM Education
APRIL 22, 2015
The post How Adaptive Learning Technology Can Help Transform U.S. Featured Trends adaptive technology case study featured learning assessment resource This article was co-written by Dr. Nishikant Sonwalkar and Ben Owens Many of today’s classrooms look very much like they did 100 years ago: rows of desks, students passively listening to lecture-based instruction, and a one-size-fits all method of instruction. These classrooms look nothing like the real world’s fast-moving, tech-savvy global workplaces, and until […].
CTU And UMUC Collaborate on Adaptive Learning and Everyone Benefits
SEPTEMBER 3, 2016
Sharing data, best practices, learning maps, and survey results has moved the needle on adaptive learning forward at our schools. Colorado Technical University (CTU), University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and University of Central Florida (UCF) have been collaborating on issues around adaptive learning since early 2015. Below, we focus on the joint work of CTU and UMUC, which, along the way, have discovered a common passion for using digital tools to promote student learning. Uniting Around Adaptive Learning. Setting the Stage.
Want Adaptive Learning To Work? Encourage Adaptive Teaching. Here’s How
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
we have been using adaptive learning since 2012, and we believe that a single constituency—painted by some as a barrier to the adoption of new technology in the classroom—is largely responsible for our success: our faculty. But when a scaled implementation leverages faculty expertise and feedback during all stages, the culture shifts, and faculty move from being skeptical of adaptive learning to being advocates for it. Here are three major lessons that we have learned along the way: Lesson 1: Communicate the Positives for Faculty, Not Just For Students.
TCC Takes Z-Degrees to the Next Level With Adaptive Learning
JUNE 24, 2016
Now benefits like those cost reductions and higher student success rates are prompting the school to roll out more Z-degrees programs and extend its partnership with Lumen Learning by piloting next-generation adaptive OER courseware. TCC partnered with Lumen Learning in 2013 to develop open educational resource (OER) courses and degree programs with the use of the Candela platform. This version of courseware acts as an OER delivery system but is augmented by personalized learning features that help faculty members connect with students and guides student learning.
Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing
The Christensen Institute
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools. Others, including civil rights advocates, have warned about the consequences of walking away from annual tests that measure whether students from all backgrounds are learning. A new law should pave the way for tests that support personalized learning tailored for each student’s distinct needs. Mainstream computer adaptive assessments are over a decade old.
The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning
TeachThought - Learn better.
APRIL 13, 2015
The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. If you don’t already have a plan for the data before giving the assessment, you’re already behind. Among the challenges of assessment, this concept–as it applies to formal academic classrooms designed to promote mastery of Common Core or similar standards–is near the top.
Newsela – Robust Education Technology for Reading Comprehension Skills Development
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Adaptive Platform Delivers Reading Materials at 5 Different Reading Levels, With Built in Assessments How would you like to be able to give students reading assignments focused on current events that. Adaptive Learning Technologies Free Tools & Resources Future of Education Technology Learning Analytics common core reading strategies adaptive software improve reading comprehension improve reading skills software reading comprehension education technology reading comprehension softwarePlease click on the post title to continue reading the full post.
Quantified Learners: Moving Beyond Assessment
TeachThought - Learn better.
MARCH 15, 2015
Quantified Learners: Moving Beyond Assessment. New applications and technologies are now embedded into practically every aspect of the learning experience. Schools are organizing databases around students that look at multiple performance indicators, and now, more than ever, learning is informed and registered through collections of data points and not just a grade.
With Adaptive Tech, Students Are Saving Money and Learning More
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
adaptive technology. These digital tools help students master course learning goals by using data generated from students’ interactions with the adaptive software to predict what students should view or do next online. Instructors can use this data to assess what additional supports students may need on their way to fully understanding each lesson. By adopting the adaptive tool, we were able to completely integrate the lab and lecture during the class meeting times. Manuela Ekowo: What made CPCC begin using adaptive technology? What about challenges?
K-12 Dealmaking: Apple Acquires Learnsprout; Pearson, Knewton Turn to Adaptive Math
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Recent dealmaking news includes acquisitions by Apple and Excelligence Learning, and partnership between Pearson and Knewton. Excelligence Learning Acquires Really Good Stuff: Brentwood Associates -backed Excelligence Learning Corp. Utilizing New York-based Knewton’s adaptive learning platform, Pearson says it will update its digital curriculum, enVisionMATH2.0. He joined Wireless Generation, which created mobile assessments in schools across the country, and now has more than$95 million in annual revenue and 1,100 employees.
Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities
21st Century Educational Technology and Learning
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
I hope you are enjoying this series on formative assessment, and I am sure you will find these tools most valuable. as you continue to amplify formative learning with digital technology. Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities. Back Channel for Formative Assessment. Engaged Learning. Collaboration. Notes.
Personalization and Super Learners: An Interview with Istation's Richard Collins
MARCH 13, 2017
Istation , Collins is intent on sparking that same love of learning in new generations of students, while creating opportunities for them to succeed in school and, by extension, life. So in 1998, he and seven colleagues launched an animated e-learning platform designed to engage elementary and middle school students in math, reading and Spanish curriculum while supporting teachers with assessment tools. Today almost 5 million students and educators around the world use Istation for teaching, learning and assessment. Make it more adaptive. Bloomberg. •.
K-12 Dealmakers to Focus on Adaptive Learning, Assessment, Report Says
JUNE 3, 2015
Mergers and acquisition opportunities in K-12 will focus on companies that provide adaptive learning and online assessments, according to Berkery Noyes. Assessment Ed-tech Houghton Mifflin Harcourt McGraw-Hill Renaissance Learning Venture Capital berkerynoyes edtech houghtonmifflinharcourt mcgrawhill renaissancelearning
Newsela PRO – a Powerful Reading Comprehension Platform, Useful for Many Subject Areas
DECEMBER 16, 2015
This Individualized, Adaptive Reading Comprehension Tool is Aligned to Common Core and NGSS Standards Yesterday, we got a good look at Newsela, with a focus on the many things teachers and students. Adaptive Learning Technologies Future of Education Technology _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics adaptive reading comprehension skills software program best paid reading comprehension software recommended reading comprehension software software assesses common core reading strategiesPlease click on the post title to continue reading the full post.
Curriculum Associates to Be Owned by Iowa State University--For Now
JANUARY 12, 2017
More than 6 million students in all 50 states use products offered by Curriculum Associates, which sells research-based print and online instructional materials, assessments, and data management tools, including its flagship tool, the adaptive assessment and instruction package, i-Ready. See EdSurge’s report on adaptive learning tools including i-Ready in Adaptive Learning Close Up. The privately held company is laced with a strong sense of mission around providing teachers and classrooms with powerful materials to support learning.
McGraw-Hill Education acquires Redbird Advanced Learning
OCTOBER 3, 2016
McGraw-Hill Education has acquired Redbird Advanced Learning , a digital personalized learning company that offers courses in K-12 math, language arts, and writing and virtual professional development programs for educators. Now, by becoming part of McGraw-Hill Education, we can accelerate the learning process for even more students, helping them excel in the classroom and beyond.”
MAY 19, 2014
Fishtree is an innovative new digital adaptive learning platform that allows educators to curate and create lessons for their students. Also, Fishtree combines the best features of a LMS (learning management system) that allows teachers to assess students in real-time, grade, message, and more, which makes it a perfect solution for differentiating instruction.
Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!
DECEMBER 3, 2014
Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? The program provides explicit, systematic, adaptive learning, scaffolding students as they struggle and advancing them to higher levels as they demonstrate proficiency. How Teachers Can Use Lexia : I''ve seen teachers use Lexia in a variety of ways.
K-12 Dealmaking: PowerSchool Acquires Haiku Learning; Jefferson Education Partners with Fishtree
JUNE 12, 2016
PowerSchool continued its acquisition streak with the purchase of Haiku Learning; in addition, Jefferson Education announced a partnership with Fishtree, and digital writing solution provider Citelighter gained additional funding. PowerSchool Purchases Haiku Learning: The K-12 education solutions provider acquired Haiku Learning , provider of a cloud-based learning management and classroom collaboration solution designed to meet the needs of K-12 educators. Marketplace K-12 accelerators Assessment K-12 dealmaking mathTerms of the deal were not disclosed.
4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize the Classroom.
JANUARY 2, 2017
More specifically, machine learning has quickly gained the potential to overhaul what educators can accomplish with technology due to how rapidly the field has advanced within the last two years. This increased and streamlined student engagement with other students, as well as the subject matter at hand, has been known to produce more holistic and deeper learning. . 3) Chatbots.
Education Behemoth Pearson to Cut 4,000 Employees, 10 Percent of Workforce
JANUARY 21, 2016
Pearson today announced that it is responding to rocky conditions and poor performance in international markets by laying off 4,000 workers and putting a greater focus on adaptive courseware and classroom products, as well as blended and online learning. The company indicated it over the next two years, it will be putting new products and services into the market focused on “adaptive, personalized, next-generation courseware” aimed at helping teachers and students. demand for blended and virtual learning, “at a greater scale.” In U.S.
7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Whether they used online courses as a stand-alone teaching technique – or as part of a blended learning environment – teachers did their best in delivering the best education they could. 7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017. Without further ado, here are seven e-learning trends that could shape the edtech landscape in 2017: Gamification.
Study reveals elementary math gains
JUNE 8, 2016
Study of grades 3-5 students showed improved math achievement with personalized learning approach. A research study from the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University demonstrates a link between an adaptive learning program and improvement in mathematics achievement for students in grades 3-5. News STEM
Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier
FEBRUARY 6, 2017
standards-based) school for at-risk youth, pre-packaged curriculum and assessments offered very little flexibility for personalization or modification. Plus, the available content was designed around how much time I’d spend teaching it versus what I actually needed to get students adept at learning the topic at hand. Despite the immense amount of work involved, my colleagues and I fine-tuned our curriculum every year based on student skill gaps and results from formative assessments. You’ve got time to plan ahead.” moment every day. Because I taught at a. Kiddom's Planner.
Why new technologies often don’t help students
The Christensen Institute
JULY 13, 2016
Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. But edtech innovations hold real promise for improving student learning outcomes if education leaders use them to redesign classroom and school models in ways that transform teachers’ instructional practices.
The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment
TeachThought - Learn better.
MARCH 27, 2015
The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. In fact, our same study found that 77% of college students feel the use of adaptive technology helped them improve their grades. Social learning networks, e?portfolios,
Tight on Goals, Flexible on Means: Universal Design for Learning Empowers Opportunity Youth
MARCH 13, 2017
YouthBuild USA , a Digital Promise Adult Learning Beacon , is an international intermediary for a network of 250 community-based YouthBuild programs and schools around the country. We and our partners are committed to bringing the voices and experiences of Opportunity Youth learners (low-income young people of promise, ages 16 to 24) and educators to the conversation about learning differences. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is “a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn” ( CAST ).
What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?
MAY 6, 2016
At the end of the chat I shared the following tweet: "I know I'm biased but I think teacher prep students should be aware of blended learning, value of PLN and recent buzzwords to explore." Understanding the dynamics, classroom management and benefits of blended learning needs to be on the new teacher's radar. Technology-based formative assessment options. Buzzwords.
4 Ways AI will be a great teaching assistant
JANUARY 24, 2017
The applications of AI in education are incredibly various, and will definitely transform how teachers teach and how students learn today. Delivering adaptive learning. Adaptive learning takes personalized learning on a deeper level. I’m currently learning Spanish on Duolingo. During their learning process, students have lots of questions.
Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content
MARCH 10, 2016
Collaboration aims to create a more open, collaborative digital learning environment for K-12 students and educators. McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, and Knovation, an online resource curation tool, announced a collaboration to expand and simplify educators’ and students’ access to professionally-evaluated, standards-aligned digital content.
Jose Ferreira Steps Down as Knewton CEO, Eyes Next Education Startup
DECEMBER 21, 2016
Few technologists have championed the role of big data, personalized learning and many other education buzzwords as vociferously and for as long as Jose Ferreira. Ferreira’s decision marks the end of a nearly nine-year run at Knewton, where he strived to build technology to pinpoint what students know, don’t know and should learn next. He claims to be among the first to coin this approach as “adaptive learning.” What’s all the buzz about adaptive learning really about? Our focus today is still very much on adaptive learning courseware,” he adds.
What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years
JUNE 29, 2015
Deeper Learning: The expert panel identified several long-term trends that will greatly influence the adoption of technology in classrooms over the next five years and beyond. They see worldwide educators focusing on “ deeper learning ” outcomes that try to connect what happens in the classroom to experts and experiences beyond school as an important trend. TRENDS. Some U.S
Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources
MAY 16, 2016
Thirty percent of the company’s revenues come from assessments of one kind or another, which includes professional certification and apprenticeship programs, as well as summative exams. The weight of the activity will be in blended learning, and how you combine the benefits of face-to-face with purely online approaches.”. I think on the whole, the results are pretty good….But
Students Across U.S. Donate Thousands of Dollars to West Virginia Flood Relief
Think Through Math
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
Wheeling, West Virginia (September 16, 2016) — Think Through Learning , creators of the award-winning Think Through Math program, announced today that students across the U.S. With customized versions for each state’s learning standards, Think Through Math’s lessons include a wide variety of interactive item types, ensuring students are well-prepared for the more sophisticated question types being used on state-level assessments. About Think Through Learning & Think Through Math. raised more than $3,000 for the American Red Cross West Virginia Flood Relief Fund.
Four Takeaways from League Candidates for Superintendent of the Year
JANUARY 22, 2016
Every year, The School Superintendents’ Association (AASA) awards the title "Superintendent of the Year" to exceptional leaders who work to identify and implement these solutions so students can succeed through leadership for learning, communication, professionalism, and community involvement. Learning can happen anywhere, anytime. Devin is an inclusive leader.
13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years
TeachThought - Learn better.
OCTOBER 18, 2015
Ed note: 2 Pieces for Context– 30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education by 2028 and Curriculum is More Important Than Learning Technology. The focus of that piece was technology, and how it might impact the way students learn in the coming decades. Connectivity could represent a new kind of assessment. Learning future of learning learning learning technolog