Achieve3000 updates blended learning, differentiated instruction tools

eSchool News

Achieve3000 offers innovative new ways to empower blended learning and accelerate student literacy gains through differentiated instruction in the 2016-2017 school year. To support data-driven instruction, Achieve3000 has also improved data integration for rostering and dashboards.

The Unique Study Path to Math Success

Ascend Math

An assessment that finds each student’s position and plots their individual paths forward (think of it as a GPS correlated to state standards). The best instructional content providing students with the individual skills to make their way out. No two students are exactly alike.

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Differentiation vs. Tracking

Catlin Tucker

I recently had a reader ask me to clarify the difference between tracking and differentiation. By contrast, differentiated instruction is the adjusting of lesson activities and tasks for students in a single class who are at different levels. .

Paperscorer

Technology Tidbits

Paperscorer is a fantastic new mobile (iOS/Android, or Chrome plug-in) app that allows educators and students to assess their learning in real-time. The student then uses those forms to answer the question and take the assessment/quiz.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Today I’m celebrating my friend Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2016 The Teacher’s Guide to Tech. Assessment Blogging Education Free Resources How to Guides.

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Answer Pad

Technology Tidbits

This excellent site/app allows educators to turn their classroom paperless and do all their testing, assessing, etc. Also, Answer Pad is an excellent learning tool that teachers are using to integrate technology into their curriculum as well as differentiate instruction.

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Paperscorer

Technology Tidbits

Paperscorer is a fantastic new mobile (iOS/Android, or Chrome plug-in) app that allows educators and students to assess their learning in real-time. The student then uses those forms to answer the question and take the assessment/quiz.

How to make time for innovation

The Christensen Institute

Last month, I had the privilege of observing a gathering of Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) districts in Concord, N.H. As such, performance assessments can take more time and expertise to grade than simple multiple-choice tests with one “right answer.”

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FreshGrade

Technology Tidbits

Finally, using the web app a user can use FreshGrade to assign activities, assess them in real-time, and even differentiate instruction. differentiated instruction digital portfolio

Weo

Technology Tidbits

Finally, students can then complete their assignments online and educators can get results in assess them in real-time to help differentiate instruction. differentiated instruction mobile learning

Weo

Technology Tidbits

Finally, students can then complete their assignments online and educators can get results in assess them in real-time to help differentiate instruction. differentiate instruction mobile learning

Recap

Technology Tidbits

This is a great way for educators to assess students and differentiate instruction while helping students reflect on their own learning. assessment differentiate instruction VideoRecap is an excellent new (beta) site/app that educators are using for students to reflect on their learning through video.

FreshGrade

Technology Tidbits

Finally, using the web app a user can use FreshGrade to assign activities, assess them in real-time, and even differentiate instruction. differentiate instruction

ClassCall

Technology Tidbits

It also has a nice feature to ask questions or "poll" an audience which allows educators to assess learning and differentiate instruction. differentiate instruction presentations Web 2.0ClassCall is a excellent site for creating interactive presentations that reminds me of a cross between 9Slides and a backchannel chat tool. ClassCall allows a user to import a presentation (i.e.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

Differentiated instruction. In these settings, teachers can more easily differentiate instruction for groups of students based on their respective needs.

What to Avoid - and Embrace - in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

Risk #2: Curricular and Instructional Misalignment: Personalized learning is about shifting pedagogy and thinking about curriculum and instruction differently. Both students and teachers benefit from differentiated instruction and more attention.

STEAM Learning in Action

EdNews Daily

touted the benefits of a “well-rounded education” in a speech at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in April 2016. The study reports that a well-rounded approach to education also better enables teachers to use differentiated instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.

How Teaching Compares to Working in an Ed-Tech Startup

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The skills of being able to engage students and control a classroom are very different from selecting public radio stories or writing curriculum and assessments. The ed-tech startup boom is being driven by former teachers.

With blended learning, plan on change

The Christensen Institute

Founded in 2013, SPARK Schools originally implemented a Lab Rotation model, where all students rotated between classroom instruction and a computer lab for online instruction for math and reading. Teachers use formative data assessments to monitor and focus students’ efforts.

What to Avoid – and Embrace – in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

Risk #2: Curricular and Instructional Misalignment: Personalized learning is about shifting pedagogy and thinking about curriculum and instruction differently. Element #2: Targeted Instruction: In Benjamin Bloom’s famous study, he found that effective small group instruction supported student learning nearly as much as one-on-one tutoring. Both students and teachers benefit from differentiated instruction and more attention.

Rigorous Reading: Building Strength and Stamina with Dr. Douglas Fisher

edWeb.net

He finished the webinar noting the importance of formative assessment of students. An award-winning author, educator, and researcher, his work focuses on school improvement, especially in the areas of quality instruction and raising student achievement.

The simple LMS move that has made our teachers more effective

eSchool News

Migrating to a single platform for assessment, data analysis, and instruction has simplified most everything for one district. They have to plan instruction for all of their classes. They have to tie this instruction to rigorous state and national standards.

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Paperscorer

Technology Tidbits

Paperscorer is a fantastic new mobile (iOS/Android, or Chrome plug-in) app that allows educators and students to assess their learning in real-time. The student then uses those forms to answer the question and take the assessment/quiz.

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series that supports the use of technology in support of differentiated learning in and beyond the PBL classroom. I am now just about booked through the end of March and the 2016 calendar is beginning to fill.

How You Can Take the Pain Out Of Data-Driven Classrooms

Edsurge

This will not be another article about how you need to use data to drive your instruction. Instead, let's take a look at some ways to use data regularly in your classroom and take some of the pain out of obtaining it to differentiate instruction. In Support of Formative Assessment As educators, we can use formative assessments to monitor progress while we still have time to reteach, fix misconceptions, and give more practice time.

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20 Ideas and Resources Promoting 21st Century Skills Through Project Based Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I plan on providing sessions that integrate PBL with STEM, Makers, Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry, Deeper Learning, and Technology Integration. The standards and skills are constantly assessed in a variety of ways involving numerous stakeholders.

What teachers want in a data dashboard

eSchool News

When Amber Teamann was a teacher in Garland, Texas, seven years ago, her use of data to help guide her instruction was fairly limited. Based on the programs I was using, I could evaluate how to differentiate instruction for my students,” she said.

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Part 5: 12 Tech Ideas and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Online Discussions

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fifth post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. I am now booked through the end of March, and the 2016 calendar is beginning to fill.

Building a Makerspace Culture to Support Standards and Learning … 10 Ideas and 16 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I plan on providing sessions that integrate PBL with STEM, Makers, Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry, Deeper Learning, and Technology Integration. Students must not only think about the process, but also journal, assess, and have conversations with others throughout the project.

12 Ideas to Ensure That Project Based Learning is Grounded in Content And Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I plan on providing sessions that integrate PBL with STEM, Makers, Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry, Deeper Learning, and Technology Integration. The standards and skills are constantly assessed in a variety of ways involving numerous stakeholders.

Reflecting on 2015… Ten Resources I Found Valuable

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I would like to take a moment to wish all of you the very best New Year in 2016! I am now just about booked through the end of February and the 2016 calendar is beginning to fill. This ability provides one more way to differentiate learning.

Part 2: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … More Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the second post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. I am now booked through the end of March, and the 2016 calendar is beginning to fill.

200 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I am now almost booked through the end of July, and the second half of the 2016 calendar is beginning to fill. I plan on providing sessions that integrate PBL with STEM, Makers, Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry, Deeper Learning, and Technology Integration.

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

Edsurge

The practice of funding public schools and assessing student engagement based on a student’s physical attendance is rooted in this definition and has only reinforced what is an outmoded idea. Online learning offers educators access to a wealth of learning data to guide their teaching and assessment of student performance. Immediate data visualization is a powerful tool that enables truly personalized interaction and differentiated instruction.

What Would Dewey Do? Quotes…Ideas…Resources for Genuine Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I plan on providing sessions that integrate PBL with STEM, Makers, Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry, Deeper Learning, and Technology Integration. As I prepare for ISTE 2016 I can’t help but think about the amazing thoughts and ideas that John Dewey has brought to education.