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Flocabulary debuts student assessments, reporting tools

eSchool News

New tools aim to help teachers use student assessments to target individual learning needs. In addition to the educational hip-hop videos and interactive activities, each instructional unit now features an auto-graded formative assessment for students.

Why Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results

The CoolCatTeacher

Here’s why: “The report suggested that “we have not yet become good enough at the kind of pedagogues that make the most of technology; that adding 21st century technologies to 20th century teaching practices will just dilute the effectiveness of teaching.”. This report is no surprise.

Using Data-Driven Instruction and SEL to Make the Most of Assessments

EdNews Daily

As other districts experiencing these factors know, this presents a variety of challenges to the fidelity and cohesiveness of instruction. Our solution is a combination of strong data-driven instruction and social-emotional learning (SEL). Data-Driven Instruction.

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Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended learning practitioners

The Christensen Institute

Even though we aren’t even half-way through 2018, there are already several insightful reports on blended and personalized learning from this year that are worth highlighting. These reports examined various tools and approaches to implement blended and personalized learning models, as well as the potential impact these models could have on students and teachers. Another point of interest was how technology allowed teachers to change how they provided instruction to students.

Prodigy Math Game: Game-Based Learning for the Common Core

Kleinspiration

If you have not already experimented with game-based learning with your class, make 2015 the year you do! The progress reports highlight individual strengths and needs. This helps with my planning and differentiation for my students.

Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

Technology Tidbits

Mobile App Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015 * Seesaw - Excellent free mobile app (Android/iOS) for students creating digital portfolio w/ educational portal. Oncore - A free to use iPad app for teachers that acts like an all-in-one Learning Management System, where educators can assess students, take attendance, communicate w/ parents, and much more. Grammarly - A terrific site for helping students w/ their grammar, spelling, and more w/ detailed reporting.

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

We published the first of these reports recently as a series of case studies titled Proof Points: Blended Learning Success in School Districts. The Virtual Instruction to Accentuate Learning program in Putnam County Schools in Cookeville, Tenn., The elementary school in the Randolph Central School District uses blended learning to actually differentiate instruction and has significantly improved its students’ math scores on state assessments.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Real ti me feedback from students for formative assessment. Teachers can use MoveNote to explain directions to individual students, making it easier to differentiate instruction. Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. They are listed by category with some explanations.

Class Compete

Technology Tidbits

Class Compete is a fantastic Game Base Learning and Assessment system that educators are using to help boost student''s test scores and eliminate test anxiety. Educators can even create their own content and best of all assess student progress through detailed reports.

MobyMax launches K-8 cognitive skills science curriculum

eSchool News

Cognitive Skills Science is a great addition that will help teachers differentiate instruction, as well as assess students’ understanding of key concepts,” said Elizabeth Was, a teacher at Mark Fine Elementary School in Las Vegas.

Full-time online school launches in Georgia using FuelEd (Aventa)

eSchool News

PEAK provides intelligent reporting and analytics to help districts reduce system complexity and simplify administration as they adopt more digital and online learning solutions. The school will be accepting enrollment applications through September 28, 2015.

Prodigy

Technology Tidbits

Best of all is the teacher portal which allows for educators to assess students and get instant real-time reporting. Prodigy, even has a unique learning engine which allows the game to differentiate instruction and help students w/ areas they are struggling in.

Oregon adopts K-8 Common Core math programs

eSchool News

The program uses a research-based, proven-effective, gradual-release instructional model that balances conceptual understanding and procedural fluency to build confidence and mastery of the Common Core math standards. Material from a press release was used in this report.

Prodigy

Technology Tidbits

Best of all is the teacher portal which allows for educators to assess students and get instant real-time reporting. Prodigy, even has a unique learning engine which allows the game to differentiate instruction and help students w/ areas they are struggling in.

Prodigy

Technology Tidbits

Best of all is the teacher portal which allows for educators to assess students and get instant real-time reporting. Prodigy, even has a unique learning engine which allows the game to differentiate instruction and help students w/ areas they are struggling in.

Prodigy

Technology Tidbits

Best of all is the teacher portal which allows for educators to assess students and get instant real-time reporting. Prodigy, even has a unique learning engine which allows the game to differentiate instruction and help students w/ areas they are struggling in.

Prodigy

Technology Tidbits

Best of all is the teacher portal which allows for educators to assess students and get instant real-time reporting. Prodigy, even has a unique learning engine which allows the game to differentiate instruction and help students w/ areas they are struggling in.

Prodigy Update

Technology Tidbits

Best of all is the teacher portal which allows for educators to assess students and get instant real-time reporting. Prodigy, even has a unique learning engine which allows the game to differentiate instruction and help students w/ areas they are struggling in.

Prodigy

Technology Tidbits

Best of all is the teacher portal which allows for educators to assess students and get instant real-time reporting. Prodigy, even has a unique learning engine which allows the game to differentiate instruction and help students w/ areas they are struggling in.

From “Data Driven” to “Evidence Driven”

The Principal of Change

In my last post, “Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings” , I was reminded of how powerful comments are on a blog, and why blogging is a hugely powerful tool for not only sharing your learning, but learning from others.

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How to Differentiate Teaching for the advancement of student Thinking Skills: Simplifying Approaches to Teaching & Learning Series (Part 5)

100mentors

In the previous installments of our series, we have shared ideas on instructional strategies that allow the simultaneous implementation of Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATLs). This fifth post addresses h ow differentiated teaching can advance students’ thinking skills. 2015).

STEAM Learning in Action

EdNews Daily

The Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced No Child Left Behind in 2015, encourages the incorporation of arts and design into the curriculum by citing states’ obligation to support arts education programs in public schools.

School district in Georgia creates significant learning gains for Title 1 students

eSchool News

Participating schools will receive Achieve3000’s 24/7 differentiated, blended instruction for students, teaching resources and blended professional development for educators, real-time data dashboard for administrators, and robust home support for parents and guardians.

'Lost in the Cracks' Alabama District Brings Personalized Learning to Incarcerated Youth

Edsurge

In 2015, after the state passed a law requiring each local board of education to have a virtual option for students in grades 9-12, the Athens City School District created Renaissance. In the traditional model, you still want to differentiate and meet students’ needs, but sometimes it can be challenging when you need to move a student a little bit faster.” The American prison system has been criticized for being a place of punishment instead of rehabilitation.

In the marketplace: Science achievement skyrockets, makerspaces expand, and more

eSchool News

Makerspaces are expected to reach accelerated classroom adoption in less than one year, according to the K-12 Edition of the 2016 New Media Consortium Horizon Report.

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Five Ethical Considerations For Using Virtual Reality with Children and Adolescents

MindShift

Little was left to the imagination when, in 2015, a controversial virtual reality simulator titled 08:46 put users in the perspective of an office worker trapped in the World Trade Center. Neal also reports a great deal of success with Tilt Brush , a powerful 3-D art creation tool.

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