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Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

Now educators can make their instruction more effective and provide practice linked directly to progress monitoring and formative assessment results using free digital tools from Microsoft. Documenting Progress and Integrating the Process.

How to Easily Assess Student Writing in Google Docs

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What are your edtech resolutions?

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For 2019, our IT emphasis will be on cybersecurity and on high-availability, high-resiliency, high-speed wireless access to support 24 x 7 x 365 learning. I will use less paper by having students document learning electronically and posting to their FreshGrade eportfolios. “I

How Edtech Can Help Build a Blueprint for Real Change in K-12


Meanwhile, billions of dollars have been spent on edtech by these same school communities. Today’s edtech market is radically fragmented. And edtech companies cater to this fragmentation in their product design and marketing. Edtech can enable and house the holistic blueprint.

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Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech


Soft-launched last summer, the library currently houses more than 100 educational apps, which teachers can browse by subjects or categories (like assessment or presentation tools). The disconnect between what school leaders buy and what teachers actually use is well-documented. Another recent survey found that, on average, districts saw more than 700 different edtech products used each month during the last school year. Education Technology Edtech Business Startups

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The Best Edtech for Students Is Backed by Research. Here’s What to Look For.


As researchers focusing on education technology, we see this often: interactive whiteboards covered in posters, desktop computers holding up plants, older devices that do not work with a newer assessment system. Here are five questions to ask when assessing the strength of the evidence.

Early Learning Faces Obstacles and Inequities—Here's How Edtech Can Help


Edtech for early learners has come a long way since then, but our just-released compilation of research—what we call a Market Gap Snapshot —makes clear there is still a lot of room to expand and improve edtech solutions to address obstacles facing our youngest students. These children can certainly benefit from edtech, but they must also have a supportive and age-appropriate environment that helps them develop meaningful interactions with teachers and parents.

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An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

While the Wild West era of edtech may be over, there’s still some mystery over how schools decide what digital materials to buy. In the edWebinar, “ Building Authentic Need and Research into Edtech Development,” representatives from a large school district, a small district, a developer, and the research community answered burning questions about edtech procurement. What role do learning goals play when searching for the best edtech?

No Kidding: This Pre-Revenue Edtech Startup Just Raised $15M in Series B Funding


In the app, teachers can add students to their class, and assign custom streams of content, assignments and assessments to each individual learner. Kiddom is integrated with Google Drive, which allows teachers and students to send Google documents between one another. We’re building a platform to connect curriculum, assessment and analysis into one single place,” says Manjee, a former high-school math teacher in New York City’s Department of Education.

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Use These Two Tools in the Classroom for Communication, Assessment, and More

Meanwhile, Edulastic provides an easy way to create formative assessments and analyze data. Organize files efficiently—any documents, pictures, or videos sent through the app will automatically save into a folder.

Personalizing Learning with Branching Google Forms


When it comes to addressing the modern challenges of formative assessment , the Branch Logic feature in Google Forms can do just that. Google Forms is a teacher favorite for collecting information, formative assessment and simple quizzes.

Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist

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Confirm all wireless access points and printers are operational. Ensure document cameras, projectors, etc., – Fast and fun game-based formative assessment. by Karen Larson and Gene Tognetti.

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What Edtech Tools Are Community Colleges Flocking To?


Like all education ecosystems, community colleges have an array of different edtech tools to choose from. Specifically, the college created a myHostos mobile app where students can access information about financial aid, classes and the like. As professors begin to digitize their curriculum and develop videos for both face-to-face and distance education, these new resources need to be ADA compliant to meet the needs of students with IEPs and documented disabilities,” she says.

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When Teachers Build Edtech, Awesomeness Ensues—and Here’s Why


A few years ago, she could see that some of her fifth graders struggled with second grade math skills, while others were capable of eighth grade content on the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. For example, KIPP students are assessed three times a year on the NWEA MAP test. Traditional assessments do not capture that type of student growth data nor do end-of-year state tests.

How the E-rate and grants can help fund your edtech plans

eSchool News

As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21st century learning or are left behind.

School’s Out for the Latest Y Combinator Batch, and Here’s What Its Edtech Graduates Are Up to


Since the previous Demo Day in March, Tim Brady, a partner at Y Combinator who advises edtech startups, says he hasn’t noticed much in terms of changes in the education landscape. In this latest cohort of edtech companies, only one is aimed at being used in classrooms. Here’s what that one classroom-facing company is offering, and what the other six edtech startups hope to accomplish off the school campus. CSPA CSPA stands for “Computer Science Proficiency Assessment.”

Creating Interactive Lessons Through App Smashing

A Principal's Reflections

App Smashing can provide your students with creative and inspired ways to showcase their learning and allow you to assess their understanding and skills. I often recommend the use of this tool in History as a way to explore primary source documents. COVID19 edtech remote learning

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Breaking the Blockbuster Model


Recently, I’ve been a part of some really good conversations around trends in grading practices , parent access to the classroom curriculum , and use of UDL. Otherwise, provide physical copies of materials so that their access isn’t curtailed.

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Obama’s Education Dept Issues Last Hurrah: A National Edtech Plan for Higher Education


That’s where the document feels like a student’s report, diligently including examples but stopping short of incorporating all of them into a single argument or coherent call for action. interview for the EdSurge On Air podcast , the office’s former edtech director, Richard Culatta, said he expects innovation leadership to shift to the states during the Trump Administration. Any learning materials that are “born digital” should also be “born accessible,” the report says.

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The 3 Most Important Questions To Ask When Evaluating Social Emotional Learning Programs


Grounded in decades of research into positive youth development and funded by the Institute of Education Sciences , our framework is a comprehensive set of assessment tools that help schools evaluate students’ mental health, social and emotional well-being, as well as several important risk factors. This is the most important question to ask when choosing any type of assessment tool. A truly research-validated assessment takes significant time and money to develop.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

As I was reading The Teacher’s Guide to Tech last week, I realized that it had been a while since I’d shared my own favorite edtech tools. ” More people access the Internet with mobile phones than with computers. I moved all of my documents to Dropbox.

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GradeCam Introduces Ability to Read and Score Handwritten Letters


All free trial users will have access for 60 Days. As always, teachers can scan and score assessments using any existing mobile, computer, or document camera, and auto-transfer grades with the touch of a button. Assessment edtech News Ed Tech Ticker

4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom

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gsuiteedu #edtech Click To Tweet. To access the grading tool, From the Classwork page, select the assignment and click on “ View Assignment. One such feature is the ability to draw and annotate on documents.

Best EdTech of 2016

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It's a heartening trend; the best edtech developers are taking the lessons (both good and bad) of the last few years to heart and delivering products at a higher level of quality than we've seen in the past. for full access; Platform: iPad; Grades: 6–12.

4 Ways to Use Google Keep for Feedback and Assessment

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The post 4 Ways to Use Google Keep for Feedback and Assessment appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 4 Ways to Use Google Keep for Feedback and Assessment. In this post, I’ve got 4 ways to use Google Keep for feedback and assessment.

6 Tech Treasures for Special Ed Teachers (K-6)

The CoolCatTeacher

Special ed teacher Melissa Mann shares six of her favorite edtech tools for the special education classroom. So this is an option for them to still be able to participate in the general ed curriculum and not feel like they’re not getting to have full access to everything.

The role of technology in the PYP


An excerpt from Making The PYP Happen : The use of ICT: Can document the learning, making it available to all parties. Can provide access to a broad range of tools to store, organize and present their learning. Nowadays, technology can be effortlessly used to access facts.

The race is on for the AI-powered classroom


According to a 2018 research report , AI-based technologies are primed to grow within the edtech market by just under 47%. AI Assess. AI is changing how some edtech companies are approaching the goal of creating intuitive, intelligent teaching bots.

#Flipclass Workflow

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Essentially, this is what I do: Organize students into classes on Edmodo with all resources, agendas, links to edtech tools, assignments, and quizzes are completed in Edmodo. Preparing for digital assessments, students complete quick Edmodo Snapshot assignments.

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Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t


It’s unfortunate: There’s a ton of great technology available to support teachers and enhance the learning experience and—if investment trends in edtech are any indication—we’ll see even more innovation in the upcoming years.

How academic management systems can improve daily academic activities.

Linways Technologies

Here’s an overview of what we are covering in this blog: Assessments, Analytics, Batch & student management, Feedback, Technology integration. Assessments. We often think of assessments as the end of academic journey. But in the broader picture, assessments are much more.

Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.


Martin also serves in working groups to advise the US Department of Education on the accessibility of education materials, and Universal Design for Learning. Do kids who have access to Text-to-speech voluntarily choose to read higher level or more advanced content?

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7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Quickly create assessments for any grade or subject without special forms or equipment. Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. In grade 2, his teacher shared a book about water and how many communities didn’t have access to clean water.

9 Ways to Improve Student Writing with Google Docs – SULS030

Shake Up Learning

In addition to the built-in features of Google Docs, we also have access to use third-party add-ons, apps, and extensions to customize the entire Google Docs experience. To access Voice Typing in Docs, go to Tools > Voice Typing. Assess Digital Writing with WriQ.

15 Essential Apps For The Organized Teacher

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The big idea behind organization is systematic accessibility. When there is a clear system that allows the parts of that system to be accessible to those who need it, that’s organization. Scan and store documents, images, drawings, pictures, project-based learning artifacts, and more.

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