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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.

How To Create An LLC For Your Educational Podcast

TeacherCast

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The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

EdNews Daily

And with that type of model in mind, it leads us to wonder what effect annual student influx has on technology adoption in the classroom and the cultural effect on the ability to experiment and personalize. Low Barrier to Entry. By Steve Halliwell and Cheryl Miller.

How to Build a Successful Instructional Coaching Program

Insight Education Group

Atul Gawande, an acclaimed surgeon and research scientist, wrote in a 2011 New Yorker article , “Coaching done well may be the most effective intervention designed for human performance.”. How to Build a Plan. At worst, it sends conflicting messages to teachers.

Learning from Verizon's Experience: 5 Lessons for School Leaders About Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

Verizon’s decision to not charge customers a $2 convenience fee is a lesson about power of social media, for all of us, including 21st century school leaders.(See Verizon heard that megaphone and decided to let customers know they were listening. When Verizon decided to announce a $2 fee, they ran right into thousands of consumers yelling loudly through the power of social media. They issued a statement that said, “At Verizon, we take great care to listen to our customers.

Make P.E. great—for the first time?

The Christensen Institute

When I first began researching the field of online learning in K–12 education, I was surprised to learn that one of the most popular online offerings was physical education (P.E.). How could that be done online? Click To Tweet. Click To Tweet.

Connecting Personalized Professional Learning to a Bigger Purpose

The Principal of Change

If you want someone to be innovative in an area, they are more likely to bring and create powerful ideas in something they are passionate about as opposed to an area in which they don’t care. This empowers them to be more creative and innovative.

Why Your School Should Stick to Core Principles Instead of Market Trends

EdNews Daily

In 2017, EdTech industry investments rose to a record-breaking $9.5 Without a doubt, this ever-changing environment can be difficult for school administrators, principals, IT staff and teachers to navigate. The truth is, it can be a hard balance to strike.

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A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs

Edsurge

MOOCs have evolved over the past five years from a virtual version of a classroom course to an experience that feels more like a Netflix library of teaching videos. The change has helped companies that provide these courses find a business model, but something crucial has been lost for students taking the courses. The on-demand MOOC trend has led to a drastic reduction in forum activity within MOOC cohorts. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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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.”

Using the Tools Appropriately: Unpacking ISTE Standard #2

Tech Helpful

Helping students to develop appropriate digital citizenship skills is an imperative part of the educational process not only for their own safety and legal obligations but for the care of others as well. Have students google themselves or their parents to see what they find.

Unintended Consequences: How Gates Foundation Money Steered Uversity Into Trouble

Edsurge

This article, “ Unintended Consequences ,” was first published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives 4.0 Uversity , formerly known as Inigral, had been first to market with an app, built on the Facebook platform, that provided a safe, professional environment for incoming college students. The company had agreed to that goal as a condition of the Gates Foundation investment. The company missed its revenue targets.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

You’ve probably seen the headlines about students hacking into their school computers or networks, wanting to change grades or dodge school work. But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. Companies such as Dell , Microsoft , Acer and Google offer programs to help students get certified to repair devices or manage collaboration platforms.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

You’ve probably seen the headlines about students hacking into their school computers or networks, wanting to change grades or dodge school work. But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. Companies such as Dell , Microsoft , Acer and Google offer programs to help students get certified to repair devices or manage collaboration platforms.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

You’ve probably seen the headlines about students hacking into their school computers or networks, wanting to change grades or dodge school work. But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. Companies such as Dell , Microsoft , Acer and Google offer programs to help students get certified to repair devices or manage collaboration platforms.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. Sign up for our newsletter to get a weekly update on blended learning. Northport, N.Y.,

Coding Bootcamps Cross the Chasm

Edsurge

Back in September 2016, I applied Gartner’s Hype Cycle theory to predict the coming year in the coding bootcamp industry. Though many things in the article came to pass, as Gandalf would say, “Even the wise cannot see all ends.” I’d now like to take a second look at how Hype Cycle theory predicted the end of the “Coding Bootcamp 1.0” era and how a new theory, “Crossing the Chasm,” shows us what lies ahead. For that, we need to cross the chasm.

What the Fidget is going on? Tales from a Traveling Substitute Teacher

EdNews Daily

Action-based learning is a brain-based learning theory, which focuses on the structure and workings of the brain in regards to learning. Therefore, physical activity combined with learning concepts are combined and shown to increase learning. Why think if you don’t have to?

Are You Still There? How a ‘Netflix’ Model For Advising Lost Its Luster

Edsurge

The “Netflix for education” analogy has become somewhat of a cliché for edtech companies using student data to recommend anything from courses to textbooks. The pitch is simple: Why waste time choosing, or leave it to chance of whether a human advisor will understand your unique situation, when an algorithm can tell what you want based on your academic history? At first, Degree Compass was met with fanfare and praise—and data to back it up. percent to 33.8

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. Indeed, it is not hard to find examples in current events that substantiate this view (e.g.,

EdTech 150

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. Indeed, it is not hard to find examples in current events that substantiate this view (e.g.,

EdTech 150

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

In previous years, when I’ve written about this topic, I’ve saved “The Business of Ed-tech” for one of the last articles in my “ Top Ed-Tech Trends" series. If nothing else, I’ve wanted as many days in December to pass as possible so that my calculations for the total amount of venture funding invested during the year were as accurate as I could get them to be when I hit ”publish.“ ” “ A path to profitability.”

Through a child's eyes

Learning with 'e's

We are constantly developing our understanding about how children learn. In an article entitled 'Learning from Learners', Rachel Wu (Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester, New York) discusses some recent findings on how infants learn.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. Nobody wants to take responsibility, which is fine.

How Has Google Affected The Way Students Learn?

MindShift

Take a look at this question: How do modern novels represent the characteristics of humanity? Terry Heick, a former English teacher in Kentucky, had a surprising revelation when his eighth- and ninth-grade students quickly turned to Google. “What they would do is they would start Googling the question, ‘How does a novel represent humanity?’ “That was a real eye-opener to me.” More Space To Think Or Less Time To Think?

How one Mississippi community copes with influx of Hispanic students

The Hechinger Report

Luis Antonio Hernandez reads a story about Cinco de Mayo to students in Christy Crotwell’s first grade class at Morton Elementary School. He spends most days racing from class to class, helping out as needed. The federal money is restricted to districts with at least 76 ELL students.

The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Ultimate Guide to Podcasting. This blog post and the majority of the content linked to it are a culmination of recording over 1,000 podcasts over the span of 8 incredible years. The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting. Click To Tweet.

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

Edsurge

It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. A settlement that would have created a Book Rights Registry and made it possible to access the Google Books corpus through public-library terminals ultimately died, rejected by a federal judge in 2011. Earlier this year, an article in the Atlantic lamented the dismantling of what it called “the greatest humanistic project of our time.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” As I type this up, the Senate has not yet voted, but it does appear to have enough votes to pass the measure. Via Inside Higher Ed : “How the Tax Bills Would Hit Higher Ed.” Department of Education Announces Vision to Transform Federal Student Aid , Improve Customer Service.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Education Department Signals Possible Changes to Gainful-Employment Rule.” Tutoring company Upswing has raised $1.5

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. Currently accepted regular sessions with links to their descriptions are immediately below. Go to [link] 4. Prior to her assignment in the U.S.,

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

Facebook’s Plans to “Personalize” Education. Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences, your browsing and clicking habits, your friends’ names – it will deliver “personalization.” ” Data can be shared with any company that Facebook deems necessary.

B. F. Skinner: The Most Important Theorist of the 21st Century

Hack Education

This talk was presented (virtually) to Nathan Fisk’s class on digital media and learning at the University of South Florida. I’m currently working on a book called Teaching Machines , and I think that means my thoughts today are rather disjointed – this talk is one part ideas I’m working through for the book, and another part ideas pertaining to this class. How does the blink direct and shape our attention?

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Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

It is “college day,” and the students in this old farming town 60 miles north of Denver are applying to a handful of state universities and community colleges, their transcripts printed out for quick review. Most hope to eventually land tech-related jobs. They have to learn early.”.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.” ” In other Department of Education bureaucratic nightmares, “Dozens of Colleges’ Upward Bound Applications Are Denied for Failing to Dot Every I,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. ” Via Education Week : “ FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Key Net Neutrality Rules.” Perhaps that is how you “scale.”

Misplaced Faith in Value-Added Measures for Teacher Evaluations

The 21st Century Principal

Due to Race to the Top and the No Child Left Behind waivers, 41 states have now elected to use Value-Added Measures or VAMs as a part of teacher evaluations. This is done, without regard to the limitations these statistical models have and without any supporting research that says doing so will increase student achievement. I recently uncovered a journal article entitled "Sentinels Guarding the Grail: Value-Added Measurement and the Quest for Education Reform."