Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

A Principal's Reflections

The bottom line here is that feedback matters in the context of learning. It should also be noted how it differs from assessment. The assessment determines whether learning occurred, what learning occurred, and if the learning relates to stated targets, standards, and objectives.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. 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.

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The Value of Listening in the Classroom: How to Teach Your Students Active Listening


8] It also includes complete focus on the speaker with minimal distractions out of respect and an intent to learn. The answer may seem obvious, but helping students learn to listen can give them advantages you might not expect. Learning how to listen can also teach students how to communicate their ideas.[14] Plus, for dual language learners in your class, learning how to listen can help students pick up their second language faster.[6].

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

And we're serving more and more students who are just learning English. Many school districts -- including mine in Middletown, NY-- are leveraging the power of technology with adaptive assessments and instructional software. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient. blended learning).

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Study: One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Learning

Doug Levin

Learning in one-to-one laptop environments: A meta-analysis and research synthesis. Dr. Zheng and colleagues did not collect original data; rather, they used a statistical technique (meta-analysis) to combine the findings of prior studies meeting specific quality criteria in an effort to identify larger trends in the emerging body of empirical evidence on laptop programs’ impact on learning.

Top Tips for Teaching Online From Educators Doing It Now

While each of the educators provided different tips based on the age of their students and the extent of their online work, they also agreed on a number of key points, including the importance of consistency and routines, and of limiting the use of new tech tools in order for teaching and learning to be effective. From an instructional and assessment perspective, Olivia recommends considering the relative importance of teaching critical skills, developing mastery, and providing grades.