6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences


And it lacks the enthusiasm—as well as the desire to help kids own and engage in their learning—that defines us as innovative educators. With transformative digital changes happening in classrooms today, basic learning management systems now deliver the answers to most of those well worn questions on parent portals. Give parents resources that will help them support the process of learning and motivation. Understanding the school’s learning management system (LMS).

K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Do you think others could learn from the way you conduct ed-tech pilots to inform product decisions? Digital Promise is crowdsourcing best practices for piloting learning technology tools, and we want to hear from you! So, do you think you have a pilot approach others could learn from?

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What Happens When Students Work at Their Own Pace

Educator Innovator

Schools wanting to adopt competency-based learning may have a challenging time doing so due to inconsistent policies nationwide and very few models to follow. Jason Tomassini, communications director at Digital Promise , follows a rural school district in Piedmont , Alabama to learn about their victories and lessons learned from their first year of implementing self-paced learning. Read the full article at Digital Promise.

Government Accountability Goes Unaccountable

Leadership Lounge

Even if Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education ignore the audit’s recommendations — as they should — and allow WGU to continue to access federal aid, the report is not an innocent exercise in government oversight.



www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Department of Education at a convening here yesterday awarded recognition to 10 educational technology projects aiming to expand access to education and pipelines to the work force,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Via Edsurge : “5 Ways MOOC -Based Degrees Are Different From Other Online Degrees.” See the top of this article for why that matters.