Let’s Prepare Students for the World—Not Tests

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While test prep has been on the rise since state tests were mandated by federal law in 2002, reading and math scores have largely remained flat. Some of the strongest warnings come from testing companies themselves. Mathina Calliope of NWEA, which develops the widely used MAP assessment, answers the question of whether you can prepare students for the test: “Of course; it’s called good teaching. Education Technology Assessments Technology in School

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

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He has also been named a Master Educator by Course Hero , an education technology company that produced a short film on Boyer. . We sat down with Boyer to learn more about his flipped syllabus, unique assessments, and the hard work that goes into an easy A. City of God ” (2002, Brazil, directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund)—A gritty street portrait of a great world city.

Buying or Building Research-Backed Edtech? The Government Can Help

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The only other education technology company present, out of 45 total recipients, is Agile Mind , which develops online math and science curriculum and assessments. Analytic Measures (reading assessment). Early Learning Labs (language assessment). What distinguishes SBIR-backed companies is the level of research baked into their product development. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Science , which has given 85 SBIR awards since 2002.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. The state’s just reduced that to a requirement of one science, one social studies, one math, and a reading and writing assessment.

The dark side of education research: widespread bias

The Hechinger Report

Department of Education launched in 2002 to help educators decide which educational products to buy. The first is that a company is unlikely to publish unfavorable results. That might allow an education product company to measure what they’re teaching more precisely.

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Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

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Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. In 2002, our team at Microsoft Education created an LMS for a world where every teacher and student had a tablet computer.

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Reflections on 20 Years of Open Content: Lessons from Open Source

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I’ll be writing a range of essays this year reflecting on two decades of work toward opening the core intellectual infrastructure of education (textbooks and other educational materials, assessments, and outcomes / objectives / competency statements) in order to increase access to and improve the effectiveness of education. ’) was the original fear, uncertainty, and doubt that kept companies from engaging in this work. Companies are starting to ‘get it’!”

Jefferson Education Accelerator Chooses Agile Mind as Partner

Marketplace K-12

The Jefferson Education Accelerator , a commercial venture that invests in educational technology companies that agree to put their products through rigorous research , has a new partner: the math and science curriculum and assessment provider Agile Mind. Ed-tech companies that take part in the accelerator agree to give up a small portion of equity, in exchange for advice and other support. ESSA: A Guide for Companies.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Searsport had started transitioning to a standards-based diploma in 2002, after receiving a share of a $10-million school reform grant that Gates had made to the Sen.

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

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That’s what Google dreamed of doing when it embarked on its ambitious book-digitizing project in 2002. That assessment may be technically true, but many librarians and scholars see the legacy of the project differently. Google’s technological and financial muscle sped up the digitizing process enormously, but the company’s priorities weren’t necessarily those of its library partners.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

Unlike formal schooling, individual content knowledge is not necessarily assessed through testing (Diaz, et al, 1999). For example, a graduate with an associate’s degree in accounting may be competent for recording inventory, but not creating a company’s tax return. It also becomes a tangible representation of tacit knowledge for both group members and those outside of the group (Conceicao, Heitor, & Veloso, 2003; Yaklief, 2002). 2002). 2002, Jan 7-11). 2002).

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

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Software and Web Memberships : some amazing companies have really been supportive and offered some fantastic resources - you won''t believe how cool they are! These are 71 reader''s response bookmarks for reading comprehension, vocabulary development, self-assessment, and a reading log.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Under a Trump administration: I very much want ed-tech companies and schools to reconsider collecting so much data about students — Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) November 10, 2016. ” “ How Asian test-prep companies swiftly exposed the brand-new SAT.” Under surveillance by companies.

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including MyDesktop.com, which sold to Internet.com in 1999. and Hello Hello (Little, Brown and Company Books), and appeared in the Dan Zanes and Friends concert DVD, All Around the Kitchen!