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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. This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. You do not need iPads to implement and learn from this research. Go to [link] today to get your Free Fire Forensics Kit. Enter the contest to win a copy of the book. Just go to the show on iTunes and leave a review and your Twitter handle.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

With insights on everything from Minecraft, to digital inking, to common mistakes made with technology and SEL, Michelle gives us an important overview of two things often not discussed together. To give you a closer look, they’re giving away their Spin Factory math lesson plan at Fidget spinners, math and FutureFit combine to make a powerful fun lesson. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling


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. Any time a program is changed or phased out, it can be disruptive to classroom activities, administrators tell EdSurge. Programs like Ascend Math and Mathletics have entire web pages devoted to marketing their tools to outgoing TenMarks customers.

Can Fluent City, Backed By $2.5M in Funding, Build a Modern Culture School?


million to relaunch and grow its class offerings. The New York City-based language company, founded in 2011, offers 10 language classes along with courses in interior design, mixing cocktails and French culture. VentureBeat called it a place to “teach Brooklyn hipsters about French culture.” But no matter what you call it, James Rohrbach, who came on board as CEO in 2014, says the goal of Fluent City is to “reinvigorate the liberal arts for our time.”.

For Experiential Learning Programs To Thrive, They Must Bridge K-12 and Higher Ed (and the Workforce)


As these approaches continue to take hold, we will need a new array of partnerships, policies and networks to scale these models and to fulfill their promise. But as experiential models gain momentum in K-12 education, what happens when these graduates who have been working with employers and immersed in authentic, real-world experiences move on to encounter the traditional, didactically oriented college and university system?


3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out the free resource: Goodbye Teacher Tired: 5 Days to Doing Fewer Things Better from Angela Watson. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. But Joe, you and I today are going to talk about, “What do great teachers have in common?” Where are they going to look to for teachers? It used to be 30-40% of my kids wanted to be a classroom teacher. In the last 4-5 years, I’m down to about 3-4% of my student population.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments


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.

Can all students succeed at science and technology high schools?

The Hechinger Report

Students study the human body on skeletons, using clay to make organs. Allen’s goal was to recruit more low-income Hispanic and black students, who for too long were blocked out of schools exclusively for math and science because their grades fell short of perfection. “It’s These new high schools, which rely on open admissions instead of competitive criteria like tests and grades, have multiplied to meet the exploding demand for workers with math, science and technology skills.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity. Currently accepted regular sessions with links to their descriptions are immediately below. Go to [link] 4. There is still time to be a partner/sponsor.

Another pandemic-related threat to universities: falling numbers of graduate students

The Hechinger Report

California State University, Fullerton, has seen the number of engineering students in its master’s program fall from more than 1,300 to 759. It hasn’t been long — just five years — since so many engineering students were flocking to California State University, Fullerton, that the university’s College of Engineering and Computer Science was bursting at the seams. There were more than 1,300 graduate students from around the world enrolled then, according to university figures.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Students, teachers, and organizations will get online to celebrate global collaboration as back-to-school season begins in the northern hemisphere. The primary goals of this event are to demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world, and to introduce others to the tools, resources, projects, and networks that are available to educators today. How should we teach?

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.

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 !

What can Betsy DeVos really do?

The Hechinger Report

A month into Betsy DeVos’ tenure as the new Secretary of Education, there is still a big question on the minds of many Americans: How much can she really change the nation’s schools? Her nomination was controversial from the start, because DeVos and her husband have spent decades pushing to give families more of a say in where their children are educated. 76,000: How many civil rights complaints the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights handled from 2009 through 2016.