The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

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The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. If you don’t already have a plan for the data before giving the assessment, you’re already behind. What Should Assessments “Do”? Assessments are data creation tools.

4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

Are you thinking about designing an online assessment for a Flipped classroom? First, consider whether the tool you are thinking about is the right tool for what you want to assess. Second, does this online assessment align with the rest of the course curriculum.

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Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Today’s devices are powerful tools. As technology continues to change so must instructional techniques, especially assessment. 2003; Clark & Mayer, 2008; Mayer, 2011). When doing so let them select the right tool for the task at hand.

Know your own strength

Learning with 'e's

And the tools in front of me are giving me the feedback I need. You don't need high tech equipment either, as a Fitbit fitness tracker or other wearable personal metric tool would just as easily do the job. 2003) Assessment for Learning: Putting it into practice.

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


We sat down with Boyer to learn more about his flipped syllabus, unique assessments, and the hard work that goes into an easy A. He shares some of his favorite foreign films: “ Aftershock ” (2010, Chinese, directed by Xiaogang Feng)—An absolutely awesome teaching tool for many different aspects of Chinese culture. Education Technology Flipped Classroom Learning Strategies Professional Development University Assessment Driven Curriculum EdTech Lexicon Video Instruction

What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs


As the Stanford research team put it: “We shouldn’t assess a hospital based on the health of its patients; rather, we should ask how much a patient’s health improves as a result of his or her time in that hospital.”. Journal of Literacy Research, December 2003, 35(4), pp.

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A VR-based Approach to ADHD


By creating specially designed virtual environments for the detection, assessment and treatment of this disorder, Virtual Reality can serve both as a diagnostic tool and an effective therapeutic strategy in the rehabilitation of children with ADHD. 2,2, 2003, pp.104-13.

A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

It all began around 2003 when the smartphone wars started with Blackberry, but was quickly taken over by the Apple iPhone in 2007. It is important to sift through the fluffy ideas that abound as well as the allure of the tools and begin to integrate technology with purpose when appropriate.

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Use Design Thinking to Develop Critical Skills for a Global Economy


During the first case study, I struggled to find a note taking strategy and furiously scribbled down ways that digital tools would have improved the learning experience. 2003). This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., In a variety of ways, we continuously assess the usability and effectiveness of the ST Math program, and we provide educators, administrators and students with the tools to do so as well. 2003).

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Who Should Bear the Cost of Data Interoperability in K-12 Education?


And it’s scenarios like this that put pressure on edtech companies to make their tools more interoperable. Its tools aim to provide educators with insights into two core questions: What does the student know now and what does the student need to do next?

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How to take online mentoring to the bright side

The Christensen Institute

But our research into technology tools designed to connect students to online mentors tells a different story. Founded in 2003, Brightside is one of the largest online mentoring models, working with 10,000 young people across the UK every year. And finally, online allows for straightforward data capture on the interactions between mentor and mentee – number of messages; conversation length; topics covered – enabling an assessment of the effectiveness of the project.

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Indistar: Taking the Creativity Out of School Improvement Through Standardization and Imposed Conformity

The 21st Century Principal

School improvement teams assess their school against a ponderous list of so-called "research-based" indicators to see if their school measures up to them. This is truly a great tool to "manage from a distance!" 2003).

Lenders: Segment your customers by context, not by data

The Christensen Institute

Unlike correlation, which measures a set of attributes related to an action, causality is a much more powerful tool as it explains why something happens in a given circumstance. By the time he found a job in 2003, his debt had reached a level where he could “barely keep his head above water”. By assessing her credit risk better and providing comparable customer service, the online lender succeeded in obtaining her business.

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U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

FY 2003 $700,500,000. The Effectiveness of Educational Technology: Issues and Recommendations for the National Study (Mathematica Policy Research, 2003). On November 22, 1996, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W.

The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote


To begin, Justin starts by talking about the power of Rainbow Loom – one of the greatest tools of recent years to get kids excited about creativity. While the students are learning all of these complex skills, students are still assessed based on concrete, routine skills.

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America’s colleges struggle to envision the future of diversity on campus

The Hechinger Report

The Harvard case (with a final hearing scheduled for mid-February) focuses narrowly on race and procedural questions about how Harvard assesses Asian-American applicants versus others during admissions reviews. All of our traditional tools,” said Smith, “have to be reconsidered.”.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use


Successfully obtaining the resources and infrastructure needed to launch tech tools in a notoriously large and complex district, Dr. Hagstrom has exemplified the true meaning of grit and shown our team that no challenge is too great when student learning is on the line. Matt Akin was a visionary early adopter of classroom technology when he deployed iPads throughout his district in 2003, long before edtech was the norm.

Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model


For example, we can take a paper worksheet-packet, make it digital, then use tools to annotate on it, then redesign the activity with a slide deck or video, and finally we create a brand new activity, different from where we started. 2003). New York: Free, 2003.

Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive


” — Christian Gänshirt, Tools for Ideas. Assessment is real time and authentic. 2003; Cornett 1986). Unlike taking tests or writing a lab report, sharing work as a form of assessment allows students to gain a sense of identity around STEM topics, as students see their hard work mirrored back at them through the eyes and questions of an eager and engaged audience.


Your Talent Tech Stack for 2018

Gaggle Speaks

What are the tools people are using now, what will they be using next year? How will we find, assess, hire and manage their people going into 2018? These are their answers to questions around tech for sourcing, assessment, interviewing, hiring process and HR.

Working and conferencing with a rubric: easy tweaks for effort + quality

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I’m always in search of simple, time-saving rubrics that make it easier for kids to understand how they’re being assessed. I’ve also added a process criteria, an idea I’ve borrowed from the book, How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading by Susan M.

Scrutiny of colleges that get billions in GI Bill money remains mired in bureaucracy

The Hechinger Report

Unlike the Department of Education or the Department of Defense, the VA has few tools to investigate the educational institutions into which it last year pumped $11 billion of taxpayer money. The problem is that veterans now only have blunt tools,” Muth said.

Weld North Acquires Performance Matters, Merging It With Truenorthlogic

Marketplace K-12

The investment company Weld North Holdings LLC today announced its acquisition of Performance Matters, a student assessment and data analytics company that it will merge with Truenorthlogic, a K-12 ed-tech business focused on continuous educator improvement. Performance Matters, which was founded in 2003, provides comprehensive, integrated solutions for formative assessment, data management, and analytics.

NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

8, 2003. That data has become a valuable tool for educators, policy makers and researchers. In a recent report, Education Week dug deep into student proficiency rates on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) from 2003 through 2015.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

Despite near universal device ownership, students have yet to fully embrace the smartphone as a tool for learning. Tumblr ) for peer review or assessment of learning. ANDERSON, T (2003).

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments


Increasingly, Asian companies are also investing abroad to find fresh ideas and tools to bring to their local markets. Investors, particularly in China, are looking across the Pacific to check out innovative tools and models that they haven’t explored or implemented back home,” observes Victor Hu, Global Head of Education Technology and Services at Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division. EduLab , a subsidiary of JIEM, a Japanese research and assessment provider. (It

EdTech 101

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

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8 DeLorenzo screened the candidates, assessing their capacity for change, and six districts were approved , among them the three districts mentioned above that had already begun experimenting with the model.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world


A recent Stanford Graduate School of Education report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Literacy assessed of the news literacy of students from middle school through college. Don’t miss the four modules, lessons and Check Tool in the Checkology Virtual Classroom.

Dear ISTE (reprised)


We’ve encouraged learners to share their new knowledge broadly and participate ethically and productively using digital tools. We’ve presented new tools for organizing the information and communication worlds of those they serve. link] (2003).

More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

Beginning in 2003 and continuing consistently thereafter I have depicted learning resources as words in a conversation , and applied the logic of language to the logic of reuse. Is it the improvements we’ve made to the IMathAS quantitative assessment platform? Is it the extensions we’ve made to the Open Assessments platform? My recent post about the cost trap and inclusive access prompted responses by Jim Groom and Stephen Downes.

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“When technology becomes the ‘air and water’ we need in innovative instruction, and learning exists in a seamless and transparent way, then we know we’ve done well for our students. – Dr. Melanie Wiscount, USA

Daily Edventures

Since 2003, I have enthusiastically immersed my instruction and students into technology,” she says. “It It is exciting how every year there are new tools, technologies, and trends which keep my instruction and my students’ learning and assessments in constant renewal.”. Favorite Microsoft product, tool, technology: Presently I really enjoy Sway and so do my students.

Final Schedule for Tomorrow's "Digital Literacy & Fake News" Mini-Conference - Plus Bonus

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

What tools and understanding can library professionals bring to a world that seems to be dominated by fake news? Lisa has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, the value of academic libraries and library assessment, evaluation, and innovation.

"Digital Literacy & Fake News" Keynote Panelists Announced + First Sessions for Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

What tools and understanding can library professionals bring to a world that seems to be dominated by fake news? Lisa has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, the value of academic libraries and library assessment, evaluation, and innovation.

What Does the Popularity of Pokémon Go Mean for K-12 Gaming? A Q-and-A With James Gee

Marketplace K-12

He has written several books on the role of games and learning, including What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy (2003) and Language and Learning (2004). District Official to Game Developers: Show Me the Data, and the Assessments.