The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today?

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What Was She Thinking??

The Web20Classroom

In North Carolina, teachers here get a report that tells them how effective they are as a teacher, based solely on test scores. What happened to formative assessment? What happened to ongoing assessments. Please tell me that I am wrong in the way I think.

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Evaluate Me.Please.

The Web20Classroom

Here is just a taste of what was said: Assessment should come from a variety of sources including administration, students, peers, self, and key community members. Before any assessment takes place the right conditions/environment needs to be created.

5 Goals for the School Year

The Electric Educator

These were my goals for the 2010 School year (you can read the full post here ): 1. Improve assessments to require more critical thinking and problem solving. I am happy to report that I met all of my goals for last year!

Triangulating Assessment via Google Forms

Inquire and Inspire

When such tasks have been implemented, we then have the responsibility to gather meaningful information for assessment and evaluation purposes. The Triangulation of Assessment is an effective and authentic way to gather such data. First Edition, 2010.

Report: Kindergarten Increasingly Pushing Academic Skills

K-12 Schools - Education News

A new report suggests that accountability pressures have reached down through the elementary grades, causing kindergarten to become more focused on academic skills and less centered around opportunities for play.

Video Book Trailer Awards

The Daring Librarian

Winners will be announced at the School Library Journal Leadership Summit on the Future of Reading on October 22, 2010 in Chicago. Only videos produced between January 1, 2006 to July 1, 2010 are eligible for consideration. (So,

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A Science Fair Revolution: Putting the Trifold on Trial

The Daring Librarian

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The Bob Edwards Show Visits MHTV & MHMS!

The Daring Librarian

They found us through this blog and the interview focused on the future of school libraries, digital literacy, creating a positive digital footprint, research strategies, creating student assessment products, audio books, and how we always push the love of reading to our kids!

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?This High School Teacher Gave Up on Traditional Flashcards—Here’s What Happened Next


Investors have plowed over $2 billion since 2010 into startups addressing the US K-12 edtech market. Learn more about the flow of dollars and deals in Chapter 2 of our State of Edtech Report. The report was sponsored by AT&T Aspire. StudyBlue (an online study tool that allows teachers and students to create and share materials), which led to changes in the way he approached assessments altogether. Education Technology Assessments Technology in School

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. With this assignment, you have to be fully engaged, following this person every day and learning about what’s motivating them and reporting on it, basically, one sentence at a time. Education Technology Flipped Classroom Learning Strategies Professional Development University Assessment Driven Curriculum EdTech Lexicon Video Instruction

How tracking academic performance can nip (cyber)bullying in the bud


The Journal of Early Adolescence published a UCLA study in 2010 involving 2,300 middle school students from eleven public schools in Los Angeles. Bullying is a prevalent problem in American public schools.

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Most Mississippians can’t pass U.S. citizenship exam. Is American history education the problem?

The Hechinger Report

citizenship test, which assesses basic knowledge of American history, according to new survey results released earlier this month by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. This is not the first time a report has found Americans’ understanding of U.S. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Nevertheless, an article published in the International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications one year later in 2010 uncovered that 88% of teaching professionals saw a need for integration of the service.

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

Doug Levin

Note that the last category is the most subjective and one might reasonably argue some reports (including those conducted under contract with the U.S. FY 2010 $100,000,000. Rationale for Obama administration FY 2010 program funding reduction : “ The proposed reduction of $169.9

OPINION: Race to the Top laws are still on the books, but state commitments remain uneven

The Hechinger Report

Tennessee hit every single one of those policy goals and, as a result, won the first round of the Race to the Top competition, along with Delaware, in the spring of 2010. on the state’s assessment of English language arts since it was first administered in 2015.

Teaching to the student, not the test

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Nick Chiles for The Hechinger Report. Give them more control over the manner in which they’re taught and how their work is assessed and you’ll produce more involved, successful students. Photo: Nick Chiles for The Hechinger Report.

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Learning while you earn in college

The Hechinger Report

Unfortunately, this simple recommendation is no longer feasible or realistic for the typical undergraduate,” writes University of Pennsylvania education researcher Laura Perna in a 2010 blog post for the American Association of University Professors website.

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Five Learning Strategies that Work

Digital Promise

” In other words, this is meant as a learning technique, not for assessment. report that students showed better recall of information, problem solving skills, and the ability to transfer learning to new content. 2010).

Technology Integration Research Review

Digital Promise

In our series of five articles, learn about three key elements of successful technology integration, discover some of the possible learning outcomes, get our recommendations on specific practices and programs by academic subject and promising tools for additional topics , find tips for avoiding pitfalls when adopting new technologies , and dig into a comprehensive annotated bibliography with links to all the studies and reports cited in these pages.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: What is the Federal Role? (Part II)

Doug Levin

In so doing, it is important to note that for all intents and purposes, the new educational technology program described in ESSA represents a dramatic turnaround in direction for Congress, which last funded a federal educational technology program in 2010 at the request of former U.S.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: The Impact of School Lunch on Student Performance

EdNews Daily

Government Accountability Office report. In 2010, Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. In 2008, a Journal of School Health study discovered that fifth-graders eating fast food scored worse on standardized literary assessments.

More Relevant Books. More Engaged Reading.

EdNews Daily

We assess readers’ behaviors and attitudes when using Story Shares versus their traditional choices, measuring both time spent reading and reported feelings around it. Department of Education, 2010: Status and Trends in the Education of Ethnic and Racial Groups.

Why Choice Matters to Student Learning


In fact, student choice is so important to BIE that it has included it in the rubric it uses to assess units of study to ensure that student choice is encouraged and utilized. Results from a 2010 study show that when. Patall, Cooper, & Wynn, 2010). Ways to report.

Full-day kindergarten is great for kids, so why isn’t it required?

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Of those, two offer a waiver to children who are assessed as ready to start first grade. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report.

K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

She married Matthew Pace, a songwriter from Las Vegas, in 2010. Joanna and Matt Pace on episode 172 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Joanna and Matt Pace write videos on a popular YouTube channel, Hopscotch.

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Why Teacher Recruitment Needs to Change

Insight Education Group

According to an October 2018 jobs report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), there are 389,000 fewer teachers in the K-12 workforce than are needed to keep up with a growing student population. Jobs report shows shortfall of almost 390,000 teachers.

How to unlock students’ internal drive for learning

The Hechinger Report

Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. While 74 percent of fifth graders report feeling engaged in school, just 32 percent of high school juniors say the same. Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Her freshman-year report card reflected that.

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Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report. From the minute we opened we had a very diverse population and we needed to navigate that,” says Danielle Salzberg, principal of Frank McCourt High School, on the Upper West Side, which opened in 2010. Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report. “It’s

Is it time to say goodbye to textbooks?

eSchool News

About 10 years ago, in 2010, when Common Core was launched in the U.S., Related: New report reveals 10 ways students are outpacing their schools. As technology continues to evolve, we will likely see it playing a facilitating role in assessing the student’s level of understanding.

Illinois Data Shows Many Graduates Aren’t College-Ready

K-12 Schools - Education News

According to the most recent education data for the state of Illinois, released as part of the annual Illinois Report Card, many high school students in the state are graduating despite being unprepared to attend college.

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Winter is here

Learning with 'e's

A recent report from the National Union of Teachers reveals some disturbing statistics. Retention of teachers is also a problem according to the report. In 2016, the UK government confirmed that 30% of teachers who had joined the profession in 2010 had left within five years.

Teachers: Don’t Feel Guilty About What You Can’t Do. The System Needs to Change.


I stepped out of the classroom in 2010 to work on education systems change at the state and national level, learning from creative public educators across the country. Students collaborated, constructed their designs, collected data, wrote reports and gave presentations. I have sat with teachers in New Hampshire as they co-create performance assessments—featuring tasks not so different from my Eco-Columns—that evidence student learning in authentic ways throughout the year.

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Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report. ” A Hechinger Report analysis found that such lofty goals were common in the 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, particularly between 2008 and 2013, when dozens of new charter schools opened across the city.

Teaching global warming in a charged political climate

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Nick Oxford for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Nick Oxford for The Hechinger Report. But it’s impossible to know if any single home run is due to doping, so to assess the effects of the drugs one has to observe a player’s performance over time.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Assessment as an Ongoing Act of Learning: A Heutagogical Approach: Melanie Booth. Many teachers remember the days of steering students to educational internet sites and having them present reports in PowerPoint. 2010, March).

Questions of Compliance or Empowerment?

The Principal of Change

In my 2010 post, “ What Makes a Master Teacher “, I talk about the difference between “Learning Goals” and “Performance Goals”, and list that criteria for a “master teacher”: 6. November 8, 2010 What Shapes Your Learning?


Ripe for Change: Digital Media as a Tool for Innovation in Disciplinary Literacy

Reading By Example

Report cards and test scores made public can determine the level of support we receive from our communities. Unfortunately, these assessments do not communicate how well students can teach themselves or how motivated they are to learn. 2010).

Ripe for Change: Digital Media as a Tool for Innovation in Disciplinary Literacy

Reading By Example

Report cards and test scores made public can determine the level of support we receive from our communities. Unfortunately, these assessments do not communicate how well students can teach themselves or how motivated they are to learn. 2010).

Roughly Half of Delaware Students Proficient at Reading, Math

K-12 Schools - Education News

The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) was given to students in grades three to eight and can now be used to see how students are adjusting to the exam that aligns with Common Core standards. Delaware adopted Common Core in 2010, as did most other states.