Using Vernier Data Tools on a Chromebook
Educational Technology Guy
MARCH 23, 2015
You can even use them with Vernier Data Tools. Vernier is a huge name in data collection tools for science and math and they have been working to support Chromebooks for some time. Using Graphical Analysis for Chrome, students set experiment parameters and start data collection. Real-time sensor data is shown as a graph, a meter, or a table for different learning styles.
How to Really Use Data With Students
Brilliant or Insane
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
Several years ago I co-taught a reading class for students, who were three or more grade levels below their peers, based on some data. The post How to Really Use Data With Students appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Brilliant or Insane. Within the class, reading abilities ranged significantly. Our “lowest” students were not progressing at an acceptable rate.
How Affective Data Could Change Learning Outcomes
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
Big Data Business Intelligence Data AnalyticsBy Eric Patnoudes Reading and responding to students’ emotions could help boost engagement levels and academic performance.
What teachers want in a data dashboard
MAY 3, 2016
The data dashboard has become more sophisticated, but it is still only one lens through which educators should view their students. When Amber Teamann was a teacher in Garland, Texas, seven years ago, her use of data to help guide her instruction was fairly limited. Data “was something you would use as an autopsy when everything was over,” she said. A lot has changed since then.
The Data-Driven District
JULY 30, 2015
How schools use data to do just about everything—including slice bread. Techlearning Resources
Report: 4 security recommendations to keep student data safe
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Educators have relied on data to make informed decisions for as long as it’s been available (the foundations of standardized testing got its start in the 19th century ). For much of that time, the main worry was whether or not that data was being accurately interpreted. Data Safety & Security data privacy security
IO Education: Consolidating Student Data to Drive and Empower Student Success
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
Company is Helping Over 5,000 Schools Improve Outcomes by Making Better use of Five Million Student Records. Here’s How. EmergingEdTech recently spoke with IO Education’s CEO, Michael. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].
How One Simple Tool Makes Teachers Crave More Student Data
Brilliant or Insane
AUGUST 16, 2015
Collect a Different Kind of Student Data: an excerpt from Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School In the spring of 2015, Denver elementary teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to complete this sentence in writing: “I wish my teacher knew…” The student responses were so unexpected, so moving, Schwartz shared some of them online, […]. Brilliant or Insane.
4 tips for making your data usable
JANUARY 24, 2017
K-12 and higher education institutions around the country have invested in data visualization software with the promise of better information and insights. Often, stakeholders can’t get what they need quickly and easily – and can’t actually gain the deeper insights they need – so they can’t use big data to drive decisions that transform programs, curriculums and student outcomes.
Schools Tap Big Data To Understand Trends
JANUARY 6, 2016
Big Data Business Intelligence Data Analytics NetworkingBy Wylie Wong New analytics tools help districts identify at-risk students and gauge college and career readiness.
Data Security for Teachers: Know Your Data!
The Electric Educator
OCTOBER 7, 2014
The first step in protecting your data and privacy is to know what data has been collected and is know about you. Most **good** data companies will give you full access to the data and information they have collected about you; that you are storing with them. This page displays all of the data associated with your Google account by product. My backup was 20gb!)
Celebrate Student Success with Data Walls
Where Learning Clicks
OCTOBER 19, 2015
While many educators are using data to drive instruction and influence decision making, some are also using it to drive student success. When visiting schools with online learning classrooms, I often see data walls that showcase student data (within the parameters of federal legislation that protects the privacy of academic records).
Do School Districts Need Their Own Data Centers Anymore?
Educational Technology Guy
JANUARY 7, 2015
Do school districts need their own data centers anymore? My school district has a multi-million dollar data center to support 41 buildings, 21,000 students and over 4,000 faculty and staff. Above is just two of the 10 racks in the data center. In addition, you need to backup all of your data, preferably offsite. Make sure they back up your data to multiple locations.
Is Coaching About Data?
Where Learning Clicks
MARCH 22, 2016
The post Is Coaching About Data? EdTech adopt change coaching data professional development Professional development for teachers professional development models professional development programs qualitative data quantitative data targeting areas for improvement using data to target areas for improvementappeared first on Where Learning Clicks.
Four essential priorities for making sense of student data
APRIL 27, 2016
A new report outlines how careful data use and policies can support elevated teaching and learning. Four data policy priorities can help state policymakers take advantage of data provisions in the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) in order to move from data compliance to leveraging data to improve student learning, according to a new report from the Data Quality Campaign (DQC).
How do parents really feel about data?
SEPTEMBER 27, 2015
New survey reveals parents’ thoughts on student data use, privacy, protection. New data from the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) reveals a majority of parents participating in a survey said they support using student data to inform educational practices, but they remain concerned about student data privacy and security issues in schools.
MIDAS Data Analytics System
APRIL 28, 2016
The MIDAS Data Analytics System, which saves and presents data in one place, is the kind of innovative product that many districts have been seeking. Techlearning Resources
Make Classroom Data More Useful, Teachers Tell Ed-Tech Developers
MARCH 9, 2016
Much of the talk about student data these days focuses on worries about how to protect it, and safeguard privacy. But a new survey of classroom teachers underscores a different, and perhaps no less fundamental concern: that much of the data educators receive is of little use to them in their efforts to improve instruction. The Trouble With Data. Austin, Texas.
The 2 dashboards that will get teachers to use data
SEPTEMBER 6, 2015
How do you get teachers to use data? Every day, educators amass a tremendous amount of academic data. Many of that data ultimately gets entered into online systems and run through analysis software and teacher dashboards. But that data is only valuable if it can be easily accessed and analyzed, and acted upon in a timely manner. Item Analysis. Student Item Analysis.
When using data, remember monkey sex
JUNE 8, 2016
Freakonomics co-author explains why using data to predict future trends is trickier than you may think. When you talk about big data these days, as well as its potential to help predict future trends and, therefore, courses of action, stories about turkey breasts, hand washing and monkey sex don’t also make the rounds; but according to the Freakonomics author, they should.
Education Technology and Data Insecurity
DECEMBER 16, 2016
Many students cannot afford the heavy data usage required by geofencing apps, for starters. Furthermore, at launch, Pokémon Go demanded users sign over a great deal of personal data and grant permissions to the app that, for a time , gave it access to a user’s entire Google account. Handing over data, often quite thoughtlessly, has become par for the course – in education and in society more generally. Many of us have become quite lackadaisical about the data we share. What will happen to the massive amounts of data that education has collected?
New data supports disruption in law schools
The Christensen Institute
APRIL 26, 2016
New polling data from Gallup shows that law students are increasingly dissatisfied with their law school experience and disillusioned by the job opportunities awaiting them post-graduation. Pistone and Horn have four suggestions for law schools that fall in line with the takeaways from the Gallup data: 1. But the Gallup data suggests that this objection is sadly irrelevant for law schools. The Gallup data shows that the critical factor in whether students had a job waiting for them after graduation was whether they had real experience prior to graduation.
Teacher Lesson Planner + Personal Organizer + Data and Assessment Binder = Teacher Anchor (All in One Awesomeness!)
MAY 21, 2014
huge bonus the Teacher Anchor offers is the entire data piece. selected to give this product a try because I was sold on the fact that it included an additional teaching tool: the data/assessment section. When I knew she was coming out with her newest item, Teacher Anchor , I decided to hold off on purchasing my new planner from another company. What is Teacher Anchor?
How do parents really feel about student data?
JANUARY 9, 2017
Ask many public school parents about student data use and privacy, and you’ll likely end up with a heated debate about protecting sensitive, personal information. But what do parents really understand about school technology use and student data privacy? Next page: Student data recommendations for educators and policymakers). Data Digital Learning and Tools News
Should You Be Thinking About a Student Data Cleanup?
Where Learning Clicks
MAY 18, 2016
Student data can be a powerful tool to measure progress and success, but only if the data is good. Find out the benefits of maintaining your student data. The post Should You Be Thinking About a Student Data Cleanup? appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.
6 things schools can do to ensure student data privacy
OCTOBER 19, 2016
Student data privacy is quite a different topic from the headlines most people read concerning data breaches. Student data privacy concerns, specifically, center on the misuse of personally identifiable information, known by its acronym PII. IT vendors and schools must align to advance privacy awareness and secure student data. Manage data with precision.
The 3 Biggest K–12 Tech Trends for 2017
JANUARY 31, 2017
By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Classroom tech and data will continue to boost learning outcomes. Blended Learning Business Intelligence Classroom Data Analytics Data Governance Makerspaces Personalized Learning STEM
From “Data Driven” to “Evidence Driven”
The Principal of Change
FEBRUARY 19, 2017
In one session, a participant discussed that we need to change the terminology from “Data Driven” to “Evidence Driven” The former term often is connected with numbers, where “evidence driven”, is much more open. Read Bill Ferriter’s post on commenting…it is great. ). For example, in an English exam, I can ask.
Making Data Visual with Power BI (MIE)
My Paperless Classroom
DECEMBER 11, 2016
The post What Makes a Great Data Assessment Tool? | @Microsoft_EDU @OneNoteEDU @MickHellgren appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. In this episode of the Microsoft Innovative Expert Spotlight Series Podcast, we welcome MIE Expert Mick Hellgren on the program to discuss a fantastic (FREE) tool from Microsoft called Power BI. Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast. Please subscribe to our podcast on both iTunes and YouTube today! Welcome to the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Spotlight Series Podcast.
Districts Shift to Manage Data Effectively
JULY 5, 2016
By Alan Joch Schools use new strategies for data management, including solid-state storage and data deduplication. Backup Data Center Deduplication Digital Storage
3 Steps for Optimizing Your School’s Closet-Sized Data Center
AUGUST 23, 2016
By Joel Snyder Your data center may be confined to a small space, but that doesn’t mean it can’t operate at the highest level of efficiency. Data Center Data Center Optimization Storage Virtualization
How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?
The Hechinger Report
JANUARY 17, 2017
That’s a problem, because it suggests that recent efforts to bolster student data protection have largely neglected one of the biggest risks to any school information network—its users. But the data protections of these vendors can’t be taken for granted. Get Schooled” created by Data Quality Campaign in 2015. There’s no wrong place to start.
What the New England Patriots can teach us about healthcare data
The Christensen Institute
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
The post What the New England Patriots can teach us about healthcare data appeared first on Christensen Institute This piece was originally published in The Health Care Blog. American football is rich with statistics and advanced analytics meant to depict success in specific facets of the game. What does this have to do with football? More than you might think.
Informal survey suggests disconnect between teachers and data
JULY 15, 2015
Vendor’s poll hints at gaps in identifying and acting upon problems using data. At this year’s ISTE conference Lexia Learning polled more than 200 educators in an informal survey, which suggests teachers are not using collected data to pinpoint skill deficiencies in a timely manner. untaggedpr Data News School Administration Top News
What do teachers really think of data tools?
JUNE 9, 2015
Gates Foundation study aims to outline, assess teachers’ opinions on classroom data use and the tools to support it. Two-thirds of teachers in a Gates Foundation study said they are not completely satisfied with the data, or tools designed to help them work with data, which they are able to access on a regular basis. Next page: Teachers’ perceptions about data.
Student data mining is a problem, and states are trying to fix it
JUNE 16, 2016
Privacy advocates worry about the impact students’ data could have on their lives decades later. Privacy advocates worry these scenarios could become reality as schools increasingly rely on outside companies to collect, manage and analyze the massive amount of data gleaned from standardized tests, transcripts, individual education programs and even cafeteria purchases.
Food for thought: The data-driven future of food and higher education
The Christensen Institute
JUNE 7, 2016
LinkedIn data reveals that the top 10 jobs on its site didn’t even exist five years ago—positions like iOS/Android developer, social media intern, UI/UX designer, and big data architect. Data will drive more powerful interactions and experiences that move us beyond tradition and intuition. This blog was first published by the Sandbox ColLABorative. That’s how good it is).