Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects


The condition has numerous names: secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue. How Schools Can Acknowledge Secondary Trauma. Learn about additional individual and organization strategies for addressing secondary traumatic stress, compiled by the U.S.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. We created Assessment Items.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll.

Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

A pilot program of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has made 12 states’ reviews of secondary math and language arts materials available, with a wide range of K-12 resources from these and other states to follow.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

Digital educational materials have provided many benefits for K-12 educators and students from computer adaptive assessments to tools that allow students to collaborate and communicate 24/7. Educators won’t want access to a limited number of tools and instructional resources.

Schools in Three States Establish or Expand Student Access to Courses from The Virtual High School


a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping schools provide their students with a variety of online and blended learning programs, has spurred institutions in Rhode Island and Vermont to give their students greater access to the wide array of VHS core and elective courses.

How to Do Student-led Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

In fact, the grades earned are secondary to how students understand what happened in the lesson. Education reform Parents Teaching Strategies assessments

Rural students often go unnoticed by colleges. Can virtual counseling put them on the map?

The Hechinger Report

The school has two full-time school counselors, but in 2012 laid off a staffer whose sole focus was guiding students to college or other post-secondary options. Cayanne Korder, 18, studies in the Red Wing High library before heading to a local hospital for an internship.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

You want to make sure that your formative assessments are based on where the student is at, not some kind of standard that every student in your classroom has to jump through. I post things I find myself, which includes free access to New York Times articles thanks to my subscription.

Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals

iLearn Technology

Beginning with foundational rational math concepts, Woot Math makes these necessary foundational skills accessible for all students. Do all of your students have access to a technology device?

LA’s school counselors strike back

The Hechinger Report

When neither clinician is available, medical triage and suicide risk assessments fall to academic counselors, EMTs, and even, worryingly, school police. At 7 a.m.,

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As students return to college, a basic question persists: What are they learning?

The Hechinger Report

Higher education has found itself under increasing pressure to change that, just as has happened in elementary and secondary schools, where a battery of standardized tests constantly check in on what students know. Students in a class at Frederick Community College in Maryland.

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

The MobyMax tablet runs on Android which means in addition to all of the great MobyMax curriculum, your students also have access to all of the happiness that Android brings. It’s always nice when new toys show up in the mail to review.

The push for “free” universal education in Africa often falls short—here’s a better way

The Christensen Institute

But even for most who are desperately poor, education is highly valued as a majority of children—more than 70% —attend primary school and nearly half attend secondary school. The average secondary school graduate does not get a job until their early 30s, at which point most are parents.

How one university is luring coveted honors students with social justice

The Hechinger Report

We definitely want Newark students to feel like this is a place where they can come and succeed,” said Nancy Cantor, chancellor of Rutgers-Newark, which is playing a key role in the local drive to boost the share of city residents who hold college degrees and other post-secondary credentials from 12.2

Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money

The Hechinger Report

At the outset a survey was conducted to assess the needs of schools, families and communities. 1 request wasn’t about academics but access to mental health services. And 52 of the district’s 59 buildings provide in-school access to mental health services.

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

The Hechinger Report

With people of color expected to make up a quarter of the state’s population by 2035, these gaps represent an economic threat to Minnesota; unless more residents get to and through college, there won’t be enough qualified workers to fill the jobs that require a post-secondary degree or certificate. “[O]ur To reach the state’s target, another 131,400 Minnesotans — two-thirds of them people of color—must earn a post-secondary credential. “As

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

The Hechinger Report

Jacqueline Reis, spokesperson for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, said that while the state had focused on helping special education students transition out of high school before Dracut, the ruling did have an impact. “It

Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

For years there’s been consensus that we need to hit refresh on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Instead, they offer more affordable, accessible, and foolproof options to new customers. In many ways, disruption is already underway in the K–12 education system, relative to how we deliver content and structure assessment. We’re already seeing this in allowances of multiple measures and innovation assessments built into the current draft.

5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

For better or worse, standardized test scores are simple for anyone to access, typically a link or two away on the web. in education administration and policy from the State University of New York at Albany and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and English from Boston College.

ChalkTalk Reemerges to Find Scale in Schools—and More Funders


That’s where he learned that students were struggling to complete the lessons on their own, and why he had to redesign the platform to make it more accessible for teachers to use in the classroom. One of the company’s vocal proponents is Jayne Ellspermann, an education consultant and 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals National Principal of the Year, who has been advising the company. Education Technology Startups Financing Assessments Language Arts

How AR and VR Can Inspire Innovation—and Boost College and Career Readiness


We need to find ways to give our children access to current and future technologies that will allow them to fully participate in our global economy. To have access to high paying careers in the future requires some type of post-secondary education. We need to find ways to give our children access to current and future technologies that will allow them to fully participate in our global economy.

Empower Educators to Teach Writing with PD, Practice and Tools That Extend Their Reach


West-Smith is impassioned about the importance of appropriate feedback, which she says must be timely, relevant, accessible—using language that the student understands, and actionable. Revision Assistant's Secondary Education Prompt Library —middle and high school writing prompts organized by grade level. These are some of Patti West-Smith's favorite resources about writing instruction and assessment: "On The caterwauling about the inability of U.S.

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21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s students have access to far more knowledge than their parents once found in encyclopedias and on maps. With the click of a mouse and without leaving the classroom, they can access the collective knowledge of all mankind via the Internet.

Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes


As a campus administrator, you need to assess whether your institution is competitively positioned over other organizations offering students similar courses. If accessed and used appropriately by you and your partners, that data can lead to better student academic outcomes.

Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Learning has fundamentally changed with the evolution of the Internet and other technologies that allow for ubiquitous access to information and knowledge. The IOCS experience is accessed through the IOCS website , which contains links to OCW offerings that are constantly updated.

Acquisition & the Teacher

Fractus Learning

Finally, if our learner is feeling confident or else does not have access to the above resources for some reason, then she might try to work out the meaning for herself using clues from the context. Assessment How To Language Productivity Reading Research Resources School Strategy Techniques

5 Strategies to Help Superintendents Lead Digital Transformation

EdTech Magazine

Create Balanced Academic Assessments. While a score on a standardized test can provide some access for students from a post-secondary perspective, it cannot be the only thing that defines a school and a school district,” said Schuler. .

The DLP Strategy Menu

Digital Promise

We built this tool based on one key belief: teaching and learning is primary, technology tools are secondary. are all fantastic assessment apps, but students may benefit from a variety of learning experiences to truly engage their class content.

Rice U. offering free AP Physics online prep course

eSchool News

They were accessible and (it) didn’t feel like they were thousands of kilometers away.”. Course participants have access to the OpenStax College Physics AP Edition, as well as to a full spectrum of supplementary materials. Assessments News Online Learning STEM Top News

20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

It contains 100 practical articles, study tips and self-assessment exams. At, you get to access different tests, study games and flashcards which add fun to your learning experience. The site is free to use and you can access it on your mobile device anytime and anywhere.

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A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Dr. Neelam Parmar; Teacher & Director of E-learning for Primary & Secondary Schools. Children may not have access to technology. In order to ensure pupils can access the resources, provision needs to be made to ensure that all children have a device to view the content.

Share Favorite Apps, Sites, and Resources for Learning with Graphite Bulletin Boards

The Innovative Educator

When students can bring or access devices for learning, teachers want to figure out the best resources. They can start by checking out the boards created by Common Sense Media for Elementary, Secondary, and K-12 in the chart below. Elementary Secondary K-12 ELA ELA Special Needs & Learning Differences Math Math Research Science Science Formative Assessment STEAM Parent Communication Classroom Management Want to share your favorite online resources?

Thoughts on Continuous Improvement and OER

iterating toward openness

Improvement in post secondary education will require converting teaching from a solo sport to a community-based research activity. Finally, we align each assessment item with the outcome it is designed to assess.

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Nevada Escapes Federal Penalty After 2015 Smarter Balanced Testing Glitches

Marketplace K-12

In the Education Department’s March 11 letter to Nevada granting a waiver for testing requirements, Ann Whalen, who is delegated the duties of assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, noted Nevada officials’ concerns about the validity of Smarter Balanced scores from the spring that “ resulted in many students’ inability to access tests online or, in some cases, complete the tests once accessed.”

After net neutrality: how should educators respond?

Bryan Alexander

When I say “education” I’m thinking of the American education system, including primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and museums. Law school and pre-law faculty could file briefs and publish assessments, or offer advice to activists and sympathetic legislators. Campus and association leaders could well deem net neutrality of secondary or tertiary importance, and not worth the resources in a time of fairly common financial stress.

Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Secondary and middle schools in Ontario, Canada , are banning the use of cell phones during classes effective from September 2019. It’s about time that parents realize that giving a child access to a smartphone makes it worse for the child to pay attention in class.

Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Polls, forms, and surveys are great options when teachers need to create sign-up sheets, push out formative assessments, auto-grade quizzes, and more. Warmups are 3-5-minute unassisted class starters to assess what students know about a topic or remember from a previous class.

6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future

eSchool News

The report, STEM 2026 , pulls from the work of experts in science, technology, engineering and math, and the authors point out that current conditions do not ensure equal access to STEM teaching and learning. The ideal future of U.S.

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