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.

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.

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.

Post-Lesson Reflection: What Do Students Think They Learned?

Catlin Tucker

In the last two blogs, I have focused on strategies teachers can use to 1) assess prior knowledge before a lesson and 2) check for understanding during a lesson. I’ve suggested that teachers build mechanisms into their lessons to collect formative assessment data.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Demonstrating the Impact of Powerful Learning: HP Teaching Fellows and Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As part of the Reinvent the Classroom initiative, a collaboration between Digital Promise, HP, Microsoft, and Intel, Digital Promise is supporting innovative elementary and secondary school teachers through the HP Teaching Fellows. Personal and Accessible.

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: ReadWriteThink.org. "On The caterwauling about the inability of U.S.

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7 Ways Data-Fueled PLCs Are Transforming Education


With PLCs, we decide as a team that ‘this’ is really what every student at Benton High School leaving Algebra 1 should know how to do,” says Brandy Beckman, Secondary Math Instructional Facilitator. Often, PLC groups take the lead in creating curriculum, resources, or assessments.

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What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

They can look up words they don’t understand and translate the text into a long list of languages that may be their native or a secondary language they are learning. Students, too, have their own dashboard where they access teacher-assigned materials and more.

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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.

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.

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.

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

5 blended-learning trends to watch

The Christensen Institute

We surmise that low reporting of A La Carte, despite it being a fairly common practice in secondary schools, is due to many educators perceiving this approach as “online learning” rather than blended learning.

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.