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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. We created Assessment Items.

Almost 70% of teachers are not engaged. Here’s why that matters so much

The Hechinger Report

While these qualities may seem like frills, they’ve been demonstrated over time to have powerful correlations with harder metrics, like a company’s profits or a school’s test scores. For example, in 2009, Gallup studied 78,000 students in 160 schools in eight states, finding that a one-percentage-point uptick in a school’s average student engagement was connected to an average six-point increase in reading achievement and eight points in math.

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TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling

Edsurge

School and district users had ample warning about the demise of the adaptive K-12 math and writing software—the company issued a notice on its site 15 months ago—and yet many say that the off-boarding process was not a smooth one. The final days are drawing near for TenMarks.

Is the hottest trend in chronic care all it’s cracked up to be?

The Christensen Institute

Healthcare providers visit these patients proactively at home to perform medical assessments, coach them in health self-management, and refer them to local resources for additional health-related needs. Since 2009, the program has generated an estimated $9 million in savings due to reduction in ambulance transports, ED utilization and hospital admissions.

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It’s Game Over for the Institute of Play. But Its Legacy Lives On.

Edsurge

When we heard the news, it was definitely sad,” said Alan Gershenfeld, president and co-founder of E-Line Media , an educational game developer and publisher. The experimental institution, called Quest to Learn , opened its doors in 2009 and became the subject of many books and articles.

Number of international students at U.S. universities hits new high amid Trump worries

The Hechinger Report

election definitely put a message out there.”. Benjamin Waxman, whose company conducted a survey of international students. election definitely put a message out there.”. The two companies plan to complete another survey soon to see how the election is influencing college choices, Waxman said. The number of Indian student visa applications in Australia, for example, fell by 46 percent immediately following attacks on Indian students in that country in 2009.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms.

How one Chicago high school turned the corner using full-time internships

The Hechinger Report

The school, where more than 90 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and 14 percent are counted as homeless, was founded in 2009 to teach skills valued by the booming technology sector. The document also covers assessments for interpersonal skills and habits of mind.

Reflections on an Online Master's Degree - The Stuff That Could Have Been Better

EdTechSandyK

2 Wish for Improvement: Authentic Feedback on Assignments Every assignment we were given, including in some cases discussion board posts, had an assessment rubric attached to it.

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