Change? Darn Right We Need Some Change!

The Web20Classroom

An Instructional Technologist A shift is definitely needed but how to accomplish it is the big question. A Teacher A shift is definitely needed. We need your support to Shift the emphasis from testing to authentic assessments. There are some things in life we can count on. The changing of the leaves. The changing of the seasons. The changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Most of these changes are welcomed and expected.

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. Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment. Now, Sean, you’re currently working with iPads and some online formative assessments for STEM classrooms. Formative assessment on the iPad that Works.

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Connecting 2 the World: Learning Theories: In support of Connectivism

Connecting 2 the World

skip to main | skip to sidebar Connecting 2 the World Connecting ideas, cultures, and disciplines Wednesday, January 7, 2009 Learning Theories: In support of Connectivism I was first introduced to the idea of Connectivism through an online conference hosted by George Sieman s group at the University of Manitoba. No longer can speakers lump an audience together and assess their needs as a whole. Language, processes, and definition of "knowledge" varies between networks.

Why Teacher Self-Care Matters and How to Practice Self-Care in Your School

Waterford

The definition of self-care is any action that you use to improve your health and well-being. Public Health, 123(11), November 2009, pp. Self-Care Tools, Strategies and Assessment. Because teaching is such an intensive job, educators can greatly benefit from learning about and practicing self-care. Unfortunately, teachers may worry that taking care of themselves can lead to self-absorption and distract them from their students.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. ” “We definitely want to show that these quote unquote ‘soft’ measures move the quote unquote ‘hard’ measures, like grades and test scores,” he said.

How Outdoor Learning Can Bring Curiosity and Connection to Education in Tough Times

MindShift

The bird was definitely going to die. For me, that was the perfect assessment,” Minor said. That was 2009. The eighth-graders in Cornelius Minor’s class were walking back to their Brooklyn school when someone noticed a young bird struggling for life on the sidewalk.

Getting started with AR and VR: Defining Terms

EdTechTeam

More academic definitions: Virtual Reality (VR) – creates interactive computer-generated worlds, which substitute real-world sensory perceptions with digitally generated ones, producing the sensation of actually being in life-sized new environments. [2]. Within these definitions, we can come to the conclusion that these are two different mediums for learning. 2] “Virtual reality in the assessment, understanding, and treatment … – NCBI.”

Strapped for students, colleges finally begin to clear transfer logjam

The Hechinger Report

And CollegeSource is steadily adding universities and colleges to its platform that allows them to more quickly assess transfer credit. On the private side of things, they’re definitely feeling the squeeze due to the enrollment downturn,” said Decatur, of NEBHE.

Building Vocabulary to Improve Reading

Digital Promise

Then, teachers highlight the target words and provide context-related definitions. Each activity incorporates the target words and controversial topic of the week: The math teacher assigns and discusses one or two problems in a format modeled on the Massachusetts state math assessment. To measure the effectiveness of the intervention, the researchers assessed comprehension of the target words using a multiple choice test. 2009).

Building Vocabulary to Improve Reading

Digital Promise

Then, teachers highlight the target words and provide context-related definitions. Each activity incorporates the target words and controversial topic of the week: The math teacher assigns and discusses one or two problems in a format modeled on the Massachusetts state math assessment. To measure the effectiveness of the intervention, the researchers assessed comprehension of the target words using a multiple choice test. 2009).

The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning

User Generated Education

By definition, hands-on learning requires students to engage in the education process using multiple senses, including sight, hearing and touch. “The more parts of your brain you use, the more likely you are to retain information,” says Judy Dodge , author of 25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom (Scholastic, 2009). For the past several decades, I have had my feet in both elementary education and teacher training and development.

What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

First, taking the time to assess your needs and installation conditions will help you pick an education projector you’ll be satisfied with. Assess lighting conditions and ability to control ambient light. Finally, you’ll want to assess connectivity. Interactive projectors were introduced in 2009. High resolution is important for projecting detailed charts and graphs, text, and high-definition video.

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In regard to Creativity, check out my last post, which covers facilitating and assessing Creativity in the classroom. The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a 2009 keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences! November 8, 2009 (21centuryedtech Article by Michael Gorman). 2009). Image Creative Commons.

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Personalized learning: How kids are getting into college by mastering their skills

The Hechinger Report

Students refine these skills based on goal-setting, ungraded feedback known as the formative assessment. This evaluation is called the summative assessment. In his five-part working definition for competency education Chris Sturgis of iNACOL explains how these schools develop college and career readiness. Third, students are assessed at deeper levels, making it more meaningful and a positive learning experience for students.

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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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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TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling

Edsurge

That’s how school district users last year found out about the end of TenMarks, which has provided curriculum, lesson plans, exercises and assessments in math and writing to students in an estimated 11,500 U.S. They’re definitely not ideal replacements in terms of what we were looking for,” he says. Natick Public Schools has been using TenMarks since it launched in 2009, Nolin says. The final days are drawing near for TenMarks.

It’s Still About 1:1 #CETPA2016

There is no box

As I’ve been an advocate for 1:1 in schools since 2009, I immediately drafted a response, one that I uncharacteristically then let sit for several months so I could stew on it a bit more. Real time classroom assessment with data capture is hard to do without 1:1. Every 3rd-8th grade student needs to feel comfortable and confident with navigating their device, accessing information and responding to assessment questions online.

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. In 2012, the institute helped launch Glasslab, a nonprofit that brought together game designers, educators and assessment experts. It’s game over for the Institute of Play as an organization.

How teaching developed in Local and Global Contexts enriches student Communication Skills: Simplifying Approaches to Teaching & Learning Series (Part 3)

100mentors

This proportion has remained stable since 2009” (OECD, 2018). Their oral and written responses may not always reflect their level of understanding, but whatever they deliver should be assessed as it is. Introducing such testimonials would definitely add value and impact to their assignment. This post is part of a 6-part series highlighting how we, as IB teachers, can bring Approaches to Teaching to our classroom and challenge students to engage in Approaches to Learning.

It’s Still About 1:1 #CETPA2016

There is no box

As I’ve been an advocate for 1:1 in schools since 2009, I immediately drafted a response, one that I uncharacteristically then let sit for several months so I could stew on it a bit more. Real time classroom assessment with data capture is hard to do without 1:1. Every 3rd-8th grade student needs to feel comfortable and confident with navigating their device, accessing information and responding to assessment questions online.

4Cs Series: Creativity

EdTechTeam

There are a lot of definitions of creativity in the education world today. The Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) gives us this far too complex definition: “Creativity is the interaction among aptitude, process, and environment by which an individual or group produces a perceptible product that is both novel and useful as defined within a social context” (p. Alternative Assessments: Ask students to demonstrate their understanding of a concept in their own way.

Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Definition Of Heutagogy & Self-Determined Learning. The power to learn Heutagogy has come a long way since its initial inception over a bottle of wine and notes written on a napkin in a restaurant in 2000 (Hase, 2002, 2009; Hase and Kenyon, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010; Kenyon and Hase, 2010). Assessment becomes the key for opening doors and teaching is geared to providing the key. The Definition of Heutagogy; Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education; .

DoK: What’s The Buzz?

Fractus Learning

Over the years, Bloom’s Taxonomy has been revisited and in 2001, a revised A Taxonomy for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment ( Anderson ) was published. The revised work turns Bloom’s classifying nouns into verbs and gerunds to show the dynamic and interconnected functions of teaching, learning, and assessment. Remember, DoK is about the relationship between the goal and the task or the standard and the assessment not merely about the objective. Hess (2009, updated 2013).

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

And that could be why just 38 percent fourth grade students performed at or above proficient on the latest National Assessment of Education Progress for science, which was administered in 2015. A new national science test and a new national survey, both due out in 2019, will show whether science achievement has improved and whether time spent on science has increased; in the meantime, the standards are definitely spurring some to action.

Educational Crises and Ed-Tech: A History

Hack Education

" But the answers to that question are, of course, bound up in our beliefs and practices and expectations, in our assessments of what "preparedness" even means. "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste," as Rahm Emanuel, then President Obama's chief of staff, said in 2009 as the world teetered on the brink of recession. Because definitely running two giant planes as a television broadcasting service makes sense. I was a guest at Desmos today.

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. In the fall of 2009, ChiTech’s first students filed into its squat, 1950s-era building of drab yellow brick, an abandoned elementary school in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. The document also covers assessments for interpersonal skills and habits of mind.

Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?

MindShift

And that could be why just 38 percent fourth grade students performed at or above proficient on the latest National Assessment of Education Progress for science, which was administered in 2015. A new national science test and a new national survey, both due out in 2019, will show whether science achievement has improved and whether time spent on science has increased; in the meantime, the standards are definitely spurring some to action.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Definitions from first-year college students. Lisa has been a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Immersion Program faculty since 2003 and has taught Classic (Teacher and Program Track), Intentional Teaching, and Assessment Immersion as well as custom programs for institutions/regional areas. In 2009, Muhawesh also became the first American woman to wear the hijab to anchor/report the news in American media.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Lisa has been a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Immersion Program faculty since 2003 and has taught Classic (Teacher and Program Track), Intentional Teaching, and Assessment Immersion as well as custom programs for institutions/regional areas. Along with Debra Gilchrist, Lisa is also the lead designer for ACRL’s training program for the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and the IMLS-funded Assessment in Action project.

Wednesday's "Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning" Mini-Conference - New Sessions Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He authored two regular columns for Library Journal Academic Newswire, "From the Bell Tower" and "Leading From the Library" from 2009 through 2019. RETHINKING STUDENTS EVALUATIONS AS A TOOL TO IMPROVE ONLINE INSTRUCTION (30 minutes) 4:00 PM US-Eastern Daylight Time Click here to see the time in your own time zone Student course evaluations are often the subject of faculty complaints, given their inherent weaknesses as assessment instruments.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

Investors surely hoped that Edmodo would become a “social learning platform” – a central place for classroom assignments, assessments, and readings; a place for student and teacher collaboration in and out of the classroom; a site that third party developers (you know, other startups in investors’ portfolios) could install their apps and expand their reach; a system where student and teacher data could be collected, integrated, analyzed.

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. I started my degree in June 2009, and I blogged about my frustration with rubric-only assessment at about the midpoint of my degree program. When I put in several hours of work on an assignment, there wasn''t any evidence that it had been thoughtfully assessed.

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

The Hechinger Report

election definitely put a message out there.”. election definitely put a message out there.”. 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. It seems like students from other countries are assessing their options,” she said. The number of international students at U.S.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Clickers” are definitely not new — indeed, in my research for Teaching Machines , I found examples of classroom response systems dating back to the 1950s. Despite predictions that badges would be the “ new credential ” and that we were looking at a “ Future Full of Badges ,” it’s not clear that digital badges have provided us with a really meaningful way to assess skills or expertise.