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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.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Doug Green challenges our thinking about school, how we should teach, and the flaws with the testing programs we have in education today. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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The biggest problem with poverty alleviation programs is that they actually work

The Christensen Institute

Consider an organization that decides to alleviate poverty by providing free shoes, free food, or free schools to people in a poor community. The organization’s goal is to ease the pain and sufferings of the people in the communities where it works.

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. Nobody has followed up to speak with us.”

The biggest problem with poverty alleviation programs is that they actually work

The Christensen Institute

Consider an organization that decides to alleviate poverty by providing free shoes, free food, or free schools to people in a poor community. The organization’s goal is to ease the pain and sufferings of the people in the communities where it works.

Illuminate Education Shines Light on Growing Need for Better Data Sharing

Edsurge

It allows, for instance, pharmacists to verify and prepare your medications after your doctor’s visit. It allows companies to pay employees via direct deposit, and for you to pay others via mobile apps or online banking services. Data is fragmented across different systems that don’t “speak” to one another. So what does it take to make interoperability work for students, educators and parents? Illuminate was founded to serve this demand, says Walls.

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Why We Don't Need a 'Netflix for Education'

Edsurge

If the views expressed by leading edtech companies are any indication, the race to become the first 'Netflix of Education' is gathering steam. Comments from both established learning companies like McGraw-Hill , as well as more recent entrants like D2L and Udemy , reveal a strong push among edtech companies seeking to position themselves as "education's answer to Netflix." make suboptimal decisions about when/where/how often to study. 2009).

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

The Christensen Institute

While lawmakers lock horns over the American Health Care Act, which would lower individual health insurance premiums for some Americans by making them prohibitively expensive for millions of others, innovators around the country are attempting to tackle healthcare costs in a very different way. They’re employing a strategy called “hot-spotting” to improve the health of the patients who drive approximately 50% of U.S.

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

Edsurge

In an email sent last week, the New York-based nonprofit announced plans to close operations at the end of this summer. It wrote: “after long and careful consideration the Institute of Play’s board and executive staff have come to the difficult decision to wind down the organization.”

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

In these classrooms, teachers face a seemingly impossible task -- providing effective instruction to all the unique students under their care. Many school districts -- including mine in Middletown, NY-- are leveraging the power of technology with adaptive assessments and instructional software. A pedagogically skilled teacher leverages and manages edtech to maximize instructional efficiency and effectiveness. So how do you choose?

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

The Christensen Institute

While lawmakers lock horns over the American Health Care Act, which would lower individual health insurance premiums for some Americans by making them prohibitively expensive for millions of others, innovators around the country are attempting to tackle healthcare costs in a very different way. They’re employing a strategy called “hot-spotting” to improve the health of the patients who drive approximately 50% of U.S.

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

So states a recent Wall Street Journal report on the tens of billions of dollars that Chinese companies have poured on U.S. The trend is not unique to Hollywood; other American businesses— from appliance makers to luxury resorts —are similarly entangled with Asian money. To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 billion in 2016, according to Goldman Sachs. Based Company.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. But as the ed-tech sector is never willing to let a bad idea die, the report will live on. They want to choose a school.

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

The Hechinger Report

He had work to do. Numbers used to intimidate me.” With this “Real-World Learning” program, ChiTech joins a growing number of schools devoting big chunks of the year to internships, despite the perennial classroom time crunch. If I’m not able to do it, then I don’t deserve it.

Micro-Credentials: Taking PD to the next level

The Thinking Stick

This is the reason when school districts contact us at Eduro Learning to help teachers understand the changing nature of teaching and learning in a connected classroom, the first thing we tell them is: It takes time. It’s that embedded approach that allows for the change to happen.

How one innovative school district has closed gaps on harder Common Core tests

The Hechinger Report

But bright spots across the state could provide lessons for how California might do better in the future. Wiseburn’s superintendent, Tom Johnstone, says the scores are the result of a combination of efforts, but he’s especially proud of how the district revamped the way math is taught.

Their Space: Educating Digitally Ethical Teens #sxswedu #theirspace

EdTechSandyK

Notes from SXSWedu 2012 Concurrent Session Kalmus ( @TedKalmus ) & de Haan ( @TeachWithIntent ) ( TeachWithIntent.com ) Storify Archive of this Session (also embedded below): [link] Students like to track themselves online when shown how to do that. About three years ago presenters started to notice a shift to more social media use by middle schoolers. Had questions about how to deal with 10 and 11 year olds and their concrete thinking.

Education Technology and the 'New' For-Profit Higher Education

Hack Education

On November 19, just eleven days after being elected President of the United States of America, real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump settled a class-action lawsuit, agreeing to pay $25 million to put to rest fraud allegations from his now-defunct for-profit education venture, Trump University. The President-Elect refused to accept any wrongdoing. Students say they were pressured to give good reviews. How do we know?

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

3, and Connected Educator Month in October--how are we still standing?!), but we''re raring to go now, and we hope you are, too! Join us this year to hear what your colleagues have been doing this past twelve months or to hear from our great lineup of keynotes (see below!).

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This new weekly blog post / email is replacing the regular email I have sent out for the last couple of years for the now-defunct Host-Your-Own-Webinar program (I still have hopes of resurrecting that near-to-my-heart program, and when that happens we''ll wrap it into this weekly missive). Huge thanks to the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science , the founding sponsor of the conference. Send your best wishes to Peggy , Lorna , and Kim !