New Personalized Learning Program Uses  Writing Analysis, Adaptive Learning Technology

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McGraw-Hill Education today announced the launch of Redbird Language Arts & Writing, a new personalized learning program that helps students master language arts concepts and build foundational writing skills. Personalized Learning Literacy Writing Ed Tech Ticker News

With Eyes on Asia, Kidaptive Raises $19.1M to Grow Its ‘Invisible’ Adaptive Learning Platform

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Once known for a learning game, the Redwood City, Calif.-based based company now touts itself as a provider of adaptive-learning technologies for educational content providers. Kidaptive first entered the edtech market in 2012 with Leo’s Pad, a game-based learning app that offered mini-games and puzzles to assess cognitive skills in young children. The company has refocused its business and research around what it calls its “Adaptive Learning Platform.”

Playing Games Can Build 21st-Century Skills. Research Explains How.

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Research has shown our brains are “ wired for pleasure ,” and that games are an effective way to learn because they simulate adventure and keep our brains engaged and happy. But what exactly do we learn from them? Instead of learning from a combination of books, lectures and software, as students do at most schools, the primary mode of instruction for kids attending Quest to Learn is games. But make no mistake: game design is very important for learning.

Curriculum Gets Personal: An Interview with LearnZillion's Eric Westendorf

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Japan's Ministry of Education had a standard curriculum, but individual teachers could adapt or innovate lessons—and then send their ideas back to the Ministry of Education to be vetted and added to the national curriculum. “So Westendorf melded the lessons he learned in Japan with his Stanford MBA and years of experience teaching and leading schools. EdSurge recently spoke with the CEO of LearnZillion to learn more about his plans to revolutionize curriculum.

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Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

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As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out opportunities for schools to apply for personalized learning funding!

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Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

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The days of gauging learning success on the basis of simple metrics like enrollment, attendance, or course completion are long gone! In this case, the data comes from a learning context and can be algorithmically analyzed for trends and patterns. Campus competitive analysis.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

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Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? The program provides explicit, systematic, adaptive learning, scaffolding students as they struggle and advancing them to higher levels as they demonstrate proficiency.

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize the Classroom.

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More specifically, machine learning has quickly gained the potential to overhaul what educators can accomplish with technology due to how rapidly the field has advanced within the last two years. 2) Adaptive learning.

Guest Post - How Artificial Intelligence will Empower Future Classrooms

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While formal education in several parts of the world is still associated with the widely-accepted traditional brick and mortar schools, the global education fraternity has opened up to e-learning. It can do data-driven analysis and make decisions faster than the humans.

How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom

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The way people learn is as unique as cats’ noses. So even though students in a classroom may look alike, they each have a unique combination of background, strengths, needs and interests that affect their learning outcomes. Why Universal Design for Learning in the classroom matters.

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Old teaching strategies and modern technologies: Could an LMS be part of Montessori?

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Every aspect of the curriculum involves creative invention and careful, thoughtful analysis. In viewing learning outcomes at each Montessori level, it must be emphasized that why and how students arrive at what they know is just as important as what they know. My take on learning.

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Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

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Learning analytics has been a hot topic for a while in the education industry. Not by chance, learning analytics and all its related technologies (measuring learning, artificial intelligence, adaptive learning, personalized learning, etc.)

Brace yourselves: AI is set to explode in the next 4 years

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Education Sector 2017-2021 , is based on in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. Educational games that include adaptive learning features give students frequent and timely suggestions for a guided learning experience.

Digital Learners Need (and Deserve) Digital Leaders #DigiLead

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They go on the summarize the following: "Essentially, the 21st century leader has to develop a renewed understanding of how children are learning now. It is about how the technologies of the world have already influenced how children are learning.

Amplify Introduces Amplify Close Reading and Amplify Fractions

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools ] Close reading, the practice of analyzing a text to determine what it says and how it says it, is a skill prioritized by recent middle school ELA standards, which have placed renewed emphasis on text-dependent analysis of literary and informational texts.

April 2018 Top 10 Stories

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1 Apple Education Wrap-Up Watch exclusive analysis from T&L on creative new ideas for teachers and students unveiled at the Apple EDU event in Chicago. 3 Novel Ideas for Writing Instruction Learn how edtech tools are helping educators discover new possibilities for writing instruction.

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. The use of technological innovations such as cloud computing, mobile learning, bring?your?own?device

State-of-the-art education software often doesn’t help students learn more, study finds

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But they often highlight the promise of so-called “adaptive learning” software, in which complex algorithms react to how a student answers questions, and tailor instruction to each student. It’s probably the largest and most rigorous study of adaptive learning to date. In most cases, students didn’t get higher grades from using adaptive-learning software, nor were they more likely to pass a course than in a traditional face-to-face class.

Adapting to the New Classroom

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Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. District leaders began a search for adaptive and blended learning solutions.

A major report on digital learning from Arizona State University

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What are the best ways to support and structure digital learning? One text described it as looking into institutional return on investment (ROI) for digital learning. tl;dr version: the report finds three benefits for colleges and universities that get online learning right.

What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

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The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education. Adaptive Learning Technologies. Mobile Learning. Blended Learning Designs. Collaborative Learning. Redesigning Learning Spaces.

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Global Ed-Tech Funding, Propelled by Big Deals, Reaches New Record

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billion, fueled by rapid growth in China, which accounted for 37 percent of recent deals, a new analysis shows. Global funding for educational technology has risen to a record $2.98

New Report Offers Evidence-Based Research and Guidance for Developing Engaging, Effective Online Science Courses

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TEMPE, AZ — Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration recently released new research on its flagship Smart Course, on Smart Sparrow’s adaptive learning platform—published in the peer-reviewed journal, ASTROBIOLOGY.

Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

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Inspired by the breakout podcast Serial, four years ago two digital learning leaders at the University of Central Florida created their own podcast—focused on online learning instead of true crime. Not everyone thinks that’s possible, of course, and even Cavanagh, vice provost for digital learning at the University of Central Florida, admits that edtech can spark plenty of new ethical challenges along the way. I've learned how many people like coffee.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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John Warner made the connection between Theranos and ed-tech in an op-ed published on Inside Higher Ed, noting the parallels between the claims about companies poised to revolutionize education, often made by those without much experience or expertise in teaching and learning and the claims that Holmes and her company made – claims that those with experience and expertise (biologists and chemists and medical engineers, for example) knew simply weren’t true.

Teaching Coding to Kids: What Programming Language Should We Use?

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In addition to trying to figure out what’s best for their students, teachers have to strike a balance between what they’re comfortable teaching, and what administrators, parents and students feel they should be learning. Programming languages come and go—and you will adapt. Learning the fairly small number of keywords and simple syntax of a specific programming language is easy—a lot easier than learning an actual, spoken human language!

From Silos to Sharing: Why Are Open Educational Resources Still So Hard to Find?

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There is also the US Department of Education’s Learning Registry, which contains resources created by various parts of the US Government. These resources are all freely available in the Learning Registry and can (and should) be made available in any state or other registry via API. OpenEd ranks videos based on an analysis of how students do on assessments after watching them. Other adaptive learning vendors claim they can choose the right resources automatically.

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Groups partner to leverage open tech standards

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ClassLink announced a new single sign-on connection to Mackin Educational Resources , an adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Digital Learning and Tools ISTE News cloud device digital digital media eBooks free grades help k-8 learning management open print resources school

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples. Adaptive learning platforms and learning algorithms.

Groups partner to leverage open tech standards

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ClassLink announced a new single sign-on connection to Mackin Educational Resources , an adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Digital Learning and Tools ISTE News

K-12 Dealmaking: Khan Academy Acquires App Developer; GradeSlam Raises $1.6 Million

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Duck Duck Moose is donating its 21 early learning apps to the online provider. Preschool learning is a natural next step for Khan Academy and fits perfectly into our mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere,” said Khan Academy founder Sal Kahn in the statement. And check out EdWeek Market Brief , a service that provides companies doing business with schools with news, analysis, and original data on the needs and priorities of K-12 systems.

Diversity, Cybersecurity and the Future of Libraries: Day 2 Recap From Educause

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At higher education’s biggest IT conference, Sugata Mitra described how small children can inspire the future of learning. Children, given access to the internet in groups, can learn anything by themselves,” said the the Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication, and Language Sciences at Newcastle University. He described the collective ability to learn without direct guidance as an example of “emergent behavior in a self-organizing system.”.

K-12 Dealmaking: McGraw-Hill Ed. and Cengage Make Acquisitions

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In recent dealmaking news, McGraw-Hill Education acquired Redbird Advanced Learning, LLC, a digital personalized learning company; in addition, educational content company Cengage acquired WebAssign. And check out EdWeek Market Brief , a service that provides companies doing business with schools with news, analysis, and original data on the needs and priorities of K-12 systems. Raises $10 Million: Game-based learning platform Kahoot!

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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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.

The Omidyar Network and the (Neoliberal) Future of Education

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And much like Edsurge (as well as another portfolio company, Glenn Greenwald’s The Intercept), the Omidyar Network’s investment in Data & Society certainly raises questions about that organization’s ability to be “independent” in its research and analysis. Ellevation (English-language learning software in the US) – $6.4 EnglishHelper (English-language learning services in India) – investment amount unknown.

Building a Data-Driven School or District

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A school’s data is a collection of facts and statistics gathered to provide a clear point of reference for deeper analysis. The software’s adaptive learning technology makes sure that every student benefits from the right lesson at the right time. The most important thing I can say is the more time you allow students to spend on Think Through Math, the more math they will learn, and the better your results on the PSSA will be.

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Living, Breathing and Eating Math: An Interview with Carnegie Learning's Barry Malkin

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I love doing and learning new things. His fluidity perfectly suits his new role as CEO of Carnegie Learning —a company he believes is on the cusp of transforming itself and math instruction. Founded 20 years ago in the research labs of Carnegie Mellon University , Carnegie Learning provides software and services for 1:1 and blended math learning environments. EdSurge: What’s changing at Carnegie Learning? More About Carnegie Learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” – “This includes how long-distance learning programs are defined.” billion over 10 years, according to an Education Department cost analysis, Politico reported this week.” Via The Washington Post : “ A South Carolina school district just abolished snow days – and will make students learn online.” DreamBox Learning has raised $130 million from The Rise Fund. The adaptive learning company has raised $175.6

Hack Education Weekly News

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The company behind the ACT on Wednesday announced plans for a Center for Equity in Learning, which will focus on helping underserved students succeed in college and the work force.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Adam Bellow Becomes CEO of Breakout EDU to Spread Gamified Learning.” “Can Venture Capital Put Personalized Learning Within Reach of All Students?” Learn-to-code startup Piper has raised $2.1 The adaptive learning company has raised $4.57

Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

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As today’s education technology tools are used more frequently to drive instruction, expectations have grown for how data can support teaching and learning. Solving the rostering problem just scratches the surface of how interoperable data can support learning, said Wheeler. “If Many big ideas (or buzzwords) in education technology — from adaptive learning and personalization to the flipped classroom — transcend K–12 and higher education.