Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

A Principal's Reflections

The bottom line here is that feedback matters in the context of learning. The assessment determines whether learning occurred, what learning occurred, and if the learning relates to stated targets, standards, and objectives. blended learning feedback pedagogy

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 Number of Students Taking in Online Courses Is Quickly Rising, But Perceptions Are Changing Slowly

Edsurge

In both K12 and higher education options for students to take whole courses, blended courses and—in some places—entire degree programs online are more prevalent than ever. But that expansion doesn’t necessarily correlate with how the public perceives the quality of online courses, historically questioned for its lack of rigor and limited measurable learning gains. Then they want to talk to me for 45 minutes about how bad online learning is.

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Interview with Noah Geisel, @SenorG: Motivate with Digital Badges!

Teacher Reboot Camp

I had used badges for my online learning conferences, but hadn’t quite used badges with students, yet. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

Two Edthena Partners Featured in National Broadband Imperative Report

Edthena

Earlier this month, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) released their report, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning. Founded in 2001, SETDA is a nonprofit association representing US state and territorial educational technology leaders.

Helping Teachers Reach Every Student

EdNews Daily

Too many students fail to learn to read by third grade because they’re not explicitly taught the rules and patterns that govern the English language,” explains CEO Tyson Smith. Kenna McHugh is a staff writer at the Learning Counsel.

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

Doug Levin

Learning in one-to-one laptop environments: A meta-analysis and research synthesis. The post Study: One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Learning appeared first on EdTech Strategies. Blog Equity Research Insights 21st century skills one-to-one programs personalized learning

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large.