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.

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

Waterford

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. Language Arts Journal of Michigan, 2001, 17(2), pp.

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.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

And we're serving more and more students who are just learning English. 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. A recent study within a number of school districts, including the Middletown City School District, showed significantly greater academic growth in blended learning versus traditional classes.

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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. 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.