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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. The new program combines writing analysis technology, interactive practice and personalized learning. Personalized Learning Literacy Writing Ed Tech Ticker News

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

Edsurge

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.”

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DreamBox Learning® Launches Lesson Highlights to Equip Educators with Transformative Insight into Student Problem-Solving

eSchool News

April 6, 2022 — DreamBox Learning , Inc. This is all possible through DreamBox’s patented intelligent adaptive learning technology, which generates insights from high-quality and pedagogy-driven information about each student’s learning. BELLEVUE, Wash.

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

Edsurge

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.

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The 7 Key Elements of eSpark’s Theory of Learning

eSpark

eSpark’s Theory of Learning is grounded in seven research-based elements – teaching practices or design elements – that are directly linked to student learning outcomes. 1: Differentiation Keeps Learning Accessible. 2: Adaptivity Allows For Growth.

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

Edsurge

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

EdTech Magazine

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. . Unlike summative assessments, which provide an overall view of a student’s growth from the beginning to the end of a class, formative assessments allow teachers to assess students as they learn and adjust the curriculum to focus on areas where students may need more help. “A

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Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. In the end, there is no one right way to go about implementing any type of remote learning.

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Guest post: Impact of AI in Education for Teachers and Students

EdTech4Beginners

Artificial Intelligence is part of the education, being incorporated in the classrooms as a way of leaching and learning. Now we cannot imagine schools without computers and other AI technology, or teaching and learning without the help of AI online tools. It allows for more freedom in choosing how to teach and learn, thus improving the process in many ways. AI also helps teachers to create curriculum and textbooks adapted to the students’ needs.

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How Can Learning Analytics Help Boost Student Success?

Kitaboo on EdTech

Learning has become flexible in the digital world. Students can learn with just an electronic device and internet connection without the need to attend universities/schools. The solution for this is learning analytics. . What is Learning Analytics? Personalized Learning .

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Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2020

Neo LMS

If e-learning came to life as a method to augment face-to-face learning, it is now an approach to education that is bigger than the traditional method it was meant to support. Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2020. Game-based learning. Immersive learning.

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

eSchool News

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. This system can analyze student learning patterns and they can adjust their content focus and feedback. A new report predicts that artificial intelligence (AI) in the U.S. education sector will grow 47.5 percent through 2021.

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PROOF POINTS: Free, no frills programs lead the class in new federal study of remote learning

The Hechinger Report

Almost a year later, in February 2021, the results are in: a mere three online learning technologies have clear evidence for improving student achievement. These tough requirements whittled down an initial list of more than 900 studies to just three remote learning programs.

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Ancora High School Partners with McGraw Hill to Launch New Online High School for Adults

eSchool News

The flexible, individualized and 100% online learning experience is open to learners aged 18 or older who have completed 9th grade. It helps instructors deliver cohesive learning experiences through structured content and interactivity. Learn more at www.ancorahigh.com.

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How Data Science Can Help You Create Better Customer Experiences

EdNews Daily

This study of data has now grown into a dedicated field and Data Science learning is becoming a sought-after career. It is about gaining in-depth information out of large amounts of data, by its analysis. Data Science leverages modern technologies like AI and machine learning in continuously adapting to various scenarios where security might be a concern. learning delays. And adaptive learning is one of the major benefits of online learning as well.

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Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

Neo LMS

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. The resulting analysis can then be used to better respond to students’ needs by professionals like you, content creators, decision-makers, and administrators in higher education institutions. Campus competitive analysis.

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Artificial Intelligence Harnessed for Personalized Language Learning

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announces Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to tailor learning materials for students studying Chinese. AI technology is the foundation of the company’s flagship language learning product: Ponddy Chinese Smart Textbooks. Real-Time Analytics & Customized Curriculum – Teachers are able to monitor students’ mastery of skills and compare progress that can inform instruction to further personalize learning. Ponddy Education Inc.

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4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

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. Using machine learning, truly “smart” education solutions that can perform intelligent, self-informed actions are poised to change how we facilitate learning inside and outside of K-12 and higher education classrooms. 2) Adaptive learning.

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Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

IAD Learning

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.) Being so hot also means that the industry uses the term “learning analytics” in a variety of ways. Analysis : Analysis is the process of adding intelligence to data using algorithms.

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

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. In fact, our same study found that 77% of college students feel the use of adaptive technology helped them improve their grades. Technologically-based tools provide opportunities for students to learn both in and out of the classroom. Social learning networks, e?portfolios,

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New book chapter in Multimedia Learning Theory!

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am pleased to announce that my book chapter in Multimedia Learning Theory: Preparing for the New Generation of Students is now available! My chapter is titled Multimedia Learning and the Educational Leader. Student information systems, online gradebooks, electronic formative assessment tools, and data warehouses are all examples of technologies that help educators input, manage, analyze, and present student learning data (Wayman, Stringfield, & Yakimowski, 2004).

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US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019

Edsurge

In this analysis, EdSurge counts all venture investments in U.S. Our analysis excludes companies whose primary business is to offer loans and happens to serve students (like Social Finance, which raised $500 million earlier this year). based online learning platform provider, raised $103 million in a Series E round. A strong economy and tight labor market may drive increased corporate spending on learning and development for existing workers. The U.S.

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Report: One of the Biggest Obstacles to Remote Learning? Finding a Quiet Place to Work

Edsurge

With school plans for the fall focused less on reopening and more on resuming remote learning, the mixed experience with online instruction from the spring offers many lessons for how district leaders can better prepare for this next go around.

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Using AI to Help Emergent Bilinguals Learn English

edWeb.net

However, when English isn’t a student’s first language, the barrier to adaptation is especially challenging. Emergent bilingual students are defined as learners who have skills in a native language, and at the same time, are learning new skills in a second language. Watch the Recording.

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Digital Learners Need (and Deserve) Digital Leaders #DigiLead

A Principal's Reflections

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. Ongoing professional development, constant review and analysis of successful attempts at the changes in learning opportunities and the increasing use of technology offer momentum."

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Polaris Recognized as Learning Analytics Solution of the Year

N2Y

In 2021, n2y’s Unique Learning System ® was EdTech Breakthrough’s choice for “Overall EdTech Solution of the Year.”. Congratulations to n2y for winning the ‘Learning Analytics Solution of the Year’ award.”.

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Savvas Announces its enVision® Mathematics Common Core Grades 6-8 © 2021 Earns Highest Rating from EdReports

eSchool News

Savvas Learning Company , a next-generation learning solutions leader for K-12 education, is proud to announce that its enVision® Mathematics Common Core Grades 6-8 © 2021 received the highest rating from EdReports.org. ABOUT SAVVAS LEARNING COMPANY.

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Guest Post - How Artificial Intelligence will Empower Future Classrooms

Educational Technology Guy

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. E-learning equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) has an immense potential to revolutionize education. Along with gauging a student’s learning style and pre-existing knowledge, AI systems can meticulously design courses catering to the specific needs of the students.

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How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

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. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is thought to be the solution to the above problem. Why Universal Design for Learning in the classroom matters. This answers the WHAT of learning. This answers the HOW of learning. E-learning

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

Neo LMS

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. I am aware that there is no one great method of teaching, so I try to keep an open mind, learn as much as I can, and sift the information I come across in my research.

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How AI’s ‘Endless Well of Patience’ Can Augment What Teachers Do

Edsurge

One edtech company that has embraced an AI-plus-human-teacher approach is Squirrel AI Learning , a Chinese company that has opened over 2000 after-school learning centers in more than 400 cities across China in the past three years. Students at a Squirrel AI Learning center. While the student tackles subjects online, the AI generates ongoing analysis of the student’s state of knowledge. Students at a Squirrel AI Learning center.

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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. Amplify Fractions covers math standards in grades 3–6 and offers a new approach to learning fractions through a blend of adaptive learning and interactive storytelling.

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A major report on digital learning from Arizona State University

Bryan Alexander

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. I recommend reading “Making Digital Learning Work: Success Strategies From Six Leading Universities and Community Colleges,” because this is important stuff. tl;dr version: the report finds three benefits for colleges and universities that get online learning right.

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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. 8 New Personalized Learning Program Uses Adaptive Learning Redbird Language Arts & Writing helps students master language arts concepts and build foundational writing skills.

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

Marketplace K-12

billion, fueled by rapid growth in China, which accounted for 37 percent of recent deals, a new analysis shows. Much of the growth was propelled by “mega-deals,” worth $100 million or more, the analysis found: Seven different ed-tech companies reached at least that amount in their fundraising. Global funding for educational technology has risen to a record $2.98

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Do flashcards help kids with dyslexia?

Brainscape

But while there isn’t much one can do to improve one’s complex reading post-wine, there are thankfully quite a few helpful strategies for learning with dyslexia , particularly for younger learners whose minds are still developing. We hope you enjoy our analysis and tips!

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Groups partner to leverage open tech standards

eSchool News

ClassLink announced a new single sign-on connection to Mackin Educational Resources , an adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. million printed titles and more than 350,000 digital titles,Mackin supplies print books, eBooks, online educational databases, audiobooks, video resources and more, along with digital content management and custom collection analysis services.

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Groups partner to leverage open tech standards

eSchool News

ClassLink announced a new single sign-on connection to Mackin Educational Resources , an adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. million printed titles and more than 350,000 digital titles,Mackin supplies print books, eBooks, online educational databases, audiobooks, video resources and more, along with digital content management and custom collection analysis services. Digital Learning and Tools ISTE News

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

Edsurge

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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Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

Edsurge

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.

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

Marketplace K-12

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!

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

Marketplace K-12

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.