Lexia PowerUp Literacy Wins Best Personalized/Adaptive Learning Tool

eSchool News

For the second time in two months, Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone company (NYSE: RST) has had two of its literacy programs recognized as standouts in a prominent edtech award program.

Key Findings and Tips for Adaptive Learning

edWeb.net

The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge. What should educators and administrators know about adaptive learning? The survey found that instructional leaders overwhelmingly saw the value of adaptive learning to help individualize instruction.

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How to Do Adaptive Learning Right

Edsurge

But optimizing a flawed model of education is not in the best interests of our students, and from a learning outcomes perspective may make things worse than they already are. In the case of adaptive learning, education commentator Audrey Watters gave examples of how things can go badly wrong on her blog. Serendipity and curiosity are such important elements in learning,” she asks. We both work in the edtech industry and have a background in education.

Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Accessibility is and should be a huge topic of discussion across multiple industries but especially in learning. Accessibility Tools with Google.

Adaptive literacy? 3 must-knows for teachers and admin about adaptive learning

eSchool News

The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge. What should educators and administrators know about adaptive learning? The survey found that instructional leaders overwhelmingly saw the value of adaptive learning to help individualize instruction.

Smart Sparrow Raises $4 Million to Help Teachers—Not Tools—Drive Adaptive Learning

Edsurge

market in 2014, Smart Sparrow’s offerings have increasingly been described as “adaptive courseware.” Adaptive’ is just one feature of good learning design,” the company’s founder and CEO tells EdSurge. Good learning design also needs to be engaging, motivational and structured in the right way.”. Letting Humans Drive Adaptivity. The first wave, he says, were efforts that “solve[d] for access.” Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

How an LMS can support a school’s edtech strategy

Neo LMS

Poor student data management makes it harder for educators to form a complete picture of each student’s learning progress and provide timely and personalized recommendations to boost student achievement. 7 Ways an LMS supports a school’s edtech strategy. Anytime, anywhere learning.

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3 Ways in which edtech enables hybrid learning

Neo LMS

This unprecedented situation calls for a flexible hybrid learning approach to minimize further disruption and ensure that high-quality teaching and learning can continue. Hybrid (or blended) learning takes any classroom a step further towards the virtual learning environment while still allowing face-to-face interaction and communication, albeit less than in the regular classroom. 3 Ways in which edtech enables hybrid learning. Adaptive learning.

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Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality

EdTech4Beginners

Educational Technology and Artificial intelligence are two of these tools, and are already being successfully used by Seneca Learning. Using EdTech and AI to tackle the problem. Seneca Learning is a free online homework and revision platform that covers most of the secondary school curriculum. Crucially, the website is freely accessible by everyone. Using EdTech has big advantages in relation to regular books. This is another advantage of EdTEch.

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Mapping the universe of edtech that connects

eSchool News

I’m excited to share a tool that my colleagues and I have been working on for the past few years: a market map of what we’re calling Edtech that Connects. We’ve captured a wide range of edtech tools that are bringing new relationships within reach for students. When I first joined the Christensen Institute over five years ago we were knee-deep in studying the fast-growing market of tools designed to support blended learning environments. Want to learn more?

The way people think about edtech misses the mark

The Christensen Institute

Does adaptive learning software improve test scores? Does a 1:1 device initiative improve learning? Questions like these are regulars in debates about edtech. But whether you’re an edtech advocate or a critic, if you’re asking questions like these, you’re missing the mark. All of these questions stand atop an inaccurate edtech paradigm that more or less resembles the first diagram below. Adaptive learning software.

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The 7 Key Elements of eSpark’s Theory of Learning

eSpark

eSpark’s Theory of Learning is grounded in seven research-based elements – teaching practices or design elements – that are directly linked to student learning outcomes. 1: Differentiation Keeps Learning Accessible. 2: Adaptivity Allows For Growth.

How an LMS can supports a school’s edtech strategy

Neo LMS

Poor student data management makes it harder for educators to form a complete picture of each student’s learning progress and provide timely and personalized recommendations to boost student achievement. 7 Ways an LMS supports a school’s edtech strategy. Anytime, anywhere learning.

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5 EdTech Trends Educators Need To Watch In 2019

EdTech4Beginners

From using YouTube to learning platforms , technology is increasingly enmeshed with the modern classroom. As education institutions fully embrace integrating technology in their pedagogy, here are 5 EdTech trends educators need to watch this year: Integrated Learning Solutions. Integrated learning solutions provide multi-platform opportunities for children to learn. Learning Analytics. Technology is fast reshaping the education landscape.

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Is edtech a win-win solution for students and educators?

Neo LMS

All things considered, there’s a consensus that today’s students should not only learn, but also use technology to support their learning. Worldwide there’s a growing number of initiatives to include education technologies — or edtech — in the classroom. Edtech surely seems a win-win solution for both students and teachers. Students win with edtech. Engaging learning materials are one factor. Educators also win with edtech. E-learning

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The EdTech Industry – The Sector Witnessing The Steepest Growth Curve

AsiaTechDaily

The coronavirus outbreak has put the EdTech industry in the spotlight like never before. With educational institutions being closed across the globe, many schools across the world have moved to a remote learning model for this academic year. Bookmark( 0 ). Please login to bookmark.

A new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

The Christensen Institute

Food, clothing, housing, energy, and entertainment are all far more affordable and accessible than they were just a few generations ago because technology has steadily pushed out the frontier of human productivity. Edtech can help teachers use their time, attention, and energy in new ways to make a bigger difference for their students. But the greatest benefits of edtech, I would argue, come from saving teachers’ time and enabling new instructional models.

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Mapping the universe of edtech that connects

The Christensen Institute

This week I’m excited to share a tool that my colleagues and I have been working on for the past few years: a market map of what we’re calling Edtech that Connects. We’ve captured a wide range of edtech tools that are bringing new relationships within reach for students. When I first joined the Christensen Institute over five years ago we were knee-deep in studying the fast-growing market of tools designed to support blended learning environments. Want to learn more?

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100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here’s how Google describes it : “ The Chromebook App Hub , an online resource to help educators, administrators and developers work together to learn about Chromebook apps and activity ideas for schools. Developers Resource Page – a resource page for app developers to access best practices and policies. Learn more about ASSISTments.

5 Tips for schools to harness the power of edtech in the classroom

Neo LMS

Even though many schools are already embracing the benefits that edtech provides, many others still aren’t taking advantage of these opportunities. Schools need to understand the importance of investing in the right edtech resources and platforms, not just to elevate teaching and learning, but to ensure that these address schools’ overall aims and support staff when it comes to reducing workloads and streamlining processes.

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Unique Learning System Named Overall EdTech Solution of the Year

N2Y

Huron, Ohio— Business Wire n2y, the leader in special education, today announced Unique Learning System ® has been selected as the winner of the Overall EdTech Solution of the Year award in the third annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards program. About EdTech.

The Future Is Adaptive: An Interview with TrueShelf’s Shiva Kintali

Edsurge

As a teacher, mathematician and cyclist, TrueShelf CEO and founder Dr. Shiva Kintali knows from experience that not everyone moves at the same pace when learning—whether inside the classroom or out. It also sparked his belief that textbooks could evolve from something static into more fluid resources that adapt to students’ readiness levels. EdSurge: What prompted you to develop an adaptive approach to learning math? How can an adaptive learning approach help?

Do It Right the First Time: How to Maximize Your Edtech Investment

Edsurge

From cutting-edge computing and cloud services to data-driven instruction and adaptive learning, K-12 edtech solutions are abundant. Visit Promethean to explore learning solutions for your school or district.

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 edtech startups raised last year. edtech investor, including. Fresco Capital , GSV Acceleration , Learn Capital , Owl Ventures , Reach Capital and Rethink Education , now count Asian limited partners among investors in their newest funds. “In Edtech Companies With Asia-Based Investors. edtech startups. edtech startups include.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

If students missed class or needed additional help, they could go to my website and access the day’s lesson as well as videos and digital exercises from YouTube and Khan Academy. The following year, I wanted to ensure that when students did come to class, they could participate and engage—or at the very minimum—access the content via a class set of iPads. They bought a learning management system (LMS) and asked us to start using it. Learn more about Kiddom Academy.

Why the World’s Youngest Continent Got an Edtech Accelerator

Edsurge

He is the founder of Injini , an edtech accelerator based in South Africa, that launched this year to support education startups from across the continent. These services include access to an in-house “technical team to help support our startups,” Martin adds. “We’re edtech industry got a peek when 2U, the publicly-traded American company that helps universities create online graduate-level programs, paid $103 million to acquire South African startup, GetSmarter.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

EdTechTeacher

Not only has ongoing formative assessment and quality feedback been honed by teachers for years, it has also become recognized as a core element of personalized learning environments, as highlighted in Rhode Island’s Personalized Learning Whitepaper. Although the specific approaches vary, strong practices typically include the following elements: Students have a clear understanding of their learning targets. Students have access to models of strong and weak work.

Sorry, Steve: In Edtech, Consumers Do Know What They Want

Edsurge

I built it for myself, but quickly learned that others were looking for a similar solution. It allows advisors to use their time with each student more effectively, spending less time on logistics and additional time on more important things like ensuring a student knows how to access tutoring services, if needed, or other campus resources. Countless edtech tools widely used today have been built by students who felt the pain—and need—themselves.

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. In the end, there is no one right way to go about implementing any type of remote learning.

Tips for the Socially Distanced Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

For many, this was desperately needed as the distractions and challenges at home impacted their learning. Students would need access to one or the other, but this is a great way to foster student voice as a high-agency strategy. blended learning closure edtech hybrid learning

The Self-Aware Educator -- Developing systems for the educator’s mind

Education Elements

Today we have access to more instructional strategies, procedures, and technologies than ever before. From competency-based learning ( I just gave a presentation at Keene State’s Education Summit ) to personalized learning, Stemscopes (hands on science curriculum) to Dreambox (adaptive math), and Edusight (robust gradebook) to Fishtree (adaptive learning system), we have a lot of choices.

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EdisonLearning and FocalPointK12 Announce Partnership to Provide Comprehensive Learning and Analytics Solution for Grades 6-12

eSchool News

The partnership enables device-agnostic access to educators and students, increasing accessibility to help close the achievement gap across the nation. EdisonLearning provides digital learning solutions, including core and elective eCourses for grades 6-12. Learn more at [link].

How an LMS can help teachers keep older students engaged

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on February 4, 2020, in Open Access Government. The use of edtech tools such as learning management systems (LMS) can help teachers to improve the design and delivery of instruction, as well as to assess student progress.

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6 Ways in which an LMS is central to an effective e-learning strategy

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on July 2, 2020, in Open Access Government. In the context of the pandemic, many schools and universities turned to virtual learning environments as the only way of ensuring some continuity of education during these times of crisis. Adapt.

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3 tips for a better student online learning experience

The Christensen Institute

The best option to try and continue student learning, it seems , is to move everything online. However, we see value in the consideration of these tips as schools and colleges continue iterating on their online learning best practices): 1. Help students own their learning.