Choosing The Right Adaptive Learning Tool

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Find out how adaptive learning solutions are helping teachers target instruction and use data more effectively—and how they’re helping students learn. Math RIT points on the NWEA MAP Growth Math Assessment from winter to spring, exceeding expected growth of 3.3

Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

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He also talked about how he thinks policy shifts like the implementation of the common-core standards and the adoption of “open” educational resources are likely to affect the K-12 market, and his company’s work. Marketplace K-12 Common Core curriculum Ed-tech Pearson

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw the need to better support a growth mindset around math in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw attitudes toward math bottom out in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Students also needed support when it came to the end of year state assessments. “We

Newsela PRO – a Powerful Reading Comprehension Platform, Useful for Many Subject Areas

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This Individualized, Adaptive Reading Comprehension Tool is Aligned to Common Core and NGSS Standards Yesterday, we got a good look at Newsela, with a focus on the many things teachers and students. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Notice the emphasis on ‘feeding them content’

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Adaptive learning. What does it mean to be ‘aligned to the Common Core?’ Assessment Learning and Teaching adaptive learning Christine Willig individualization learning teaching

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

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The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Idea Sparks are designed to help teachers create meaningful learning experiences for their students with Chromebooks. Assess class performance. Shake Up Learning 2019.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

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To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. I stepped up my game by adding even more videos and assessment exercises to my class website, mining resources from IXL and CK-12. This worked nicely for my students, who felt like I was carefully attending to their learning pace and providing them with targeted learning materials.

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Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

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standards-based) school for at-risk youth, pre-packaged curriculum and assessments offered very little flexibility for personalization or modification. Plus, the available content was designed around how much time I’d spend teaching it versus what I actually needed to get students adept at learning the topic at hand. This was at odds with my experience, because I relied extensively on edtech for assessments.

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

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The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. If you don’t already have a plan for the data before giving the assessment, you’re already behind. What Should Assessments “Do”? Teachers As Learning Designers.

ACT’s Latest Act: Investing in an Open-Source Assessment Startup

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Its latest act: making a strategic investment in Open Assessment Technologies (OAT), a San Francisco-based startup that offers open-source tools for building and delivering digital tests. Besides just being an assessment company, we’re also becoming a learning and navigation company,” Roorda tells EdSurge in an interview. The company offers a suite of tools used to create, deliver and generate reports from digital assessments.

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Fishtree is an innovative new digital adaptive learning platform that allows educators to curate and create lessons for their students. These lessons contain all sorts of dynamic media as well as being aligned to Common Core Standards.

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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.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

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The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback. So what are some main characteristics of these assessment practices? Students learn to set goals, self-assess, monitor their progress over time.

Think Through Math adds geometry to interactive math system

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New offering will combine live tutoring and adaptive math instruction. Think Through Learning, creators of Think Through Math (TTM), an instructional system for grades 3 and above, announced plans to expand its high school software line to include geometry.

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Education Behemoth Pearson to Cut 4,000 Employees, 10 Percent of Workforce

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Pearson today announced that it is responding to rocky conditions and poor performance in international markets by laying off 4,000 workers and putting a greater focus on adaptive courseware and classroom products, as well as blended and online learning. For instance, Pearson recently landed an potentially huge contract last year (upheld after a legal challenge) to deliver common-core tests to PARCC states.

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

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In 2007 the Hewlett Foundation’s funding helped create OER Commons. Let's examine these two issues: Silos You can find OER in dedicated online repositories including OpenEd , Curriki , and OER Commons. Several software companies have their own repositories, such as Microsoft’s Docs.com, Schoology’s public resources, Canvas Commons, and more. were part of the Common Core initiative, but several have dropped this school year.)

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Can Entrepreneurs Balance Educational and Financial Returns?

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Do entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley really understand the nuances and complexity of pedagogy and learning? Do entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley really understand the nuances and complexity of pedagogy and learning? Its K-8 adaptive learning and diagnostic product i-Ready is used by over 4 million students, and a 2016 study found that it was an exceptionally accurate predictor of student performance on Common Core Assessments in New York State.

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Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

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The Common Sense Education team just returned from a fabulous four days at the ISTE Conference in Philadelphia. We were thrilled to catch up with long-time users of Common Sense resources as well as introduce our work to many more of you. In the Common Sense Education meeting rooms, we offered two full days of 15-minute lightning sessions. Available online or as an app, learn how to use this new student-guided interactive with students. What a trip!

SimCityEDU sets middle school students to work on a “Pollution Challenge”

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SimCityEDU , an Educator Innovator partner, is proudly releasing its first game-based learning and assessment product built on the popular SimCity video game platform. is intended to act as a powerful teaching tool for educators, integrating learning and assessment aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards in the same experience. SimCityEDU is a first product out of GlassLab (or Games Learning and Assessment).

Can Competency-Based Education Demonstrate Mastery Across a Lifetime? #DLNchat

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Cali Morrison added: “I define CBE as personalized pace, mastery-based learning where students demonstrate mastery through authentic assessment and progress as they learn rather than after a set amount of time.”. DLNChat I define #CBE as personalized pace, mastery-based learning where students demonstrate mastery through authentic assessment and progress as they learn rather than after a set amount of time.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

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But just how effective are these tools at helping students learn? Bottom line: Practice core subject skills with fun games at school or at home. Bottom line: A well-planned, -produced, and -curated set of free resources bound to get kids hooked on learning to code. DreamBox Learning Math. Individualized, game-based math adapts to kids' needs. Target skills and differentiate with dynamic practice and assessments. NBC Learn.

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.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

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But just how effective are these tools at helping students learn? Tons of options, though pesky ads can annoy without a subscription Bottom line: Practice core subject skills with fun games at school or at home. Popular games, big names get kids and teachers pumped to program Bottom line: A well-planned, -produced, and -curated set of free resources bound to get kids hooked on learning to code. DreamBox Learning Math. NBC Learn. Seesaw: The Learning Journal.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

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But just how effective are these tools at helping students learn? Tons of options, though pesky ads can annoy without a subscription Bottom line: Practice core subject skills with fun games at school or at home. Popular games, big names get kids and teachers pumped to program Bottom line: A well-planned, -produced, and -curated set of free resources bound to get kids hooked on learning to code. DreamBox Learning Math. NBC Learn. Seesaw: The Learning Journal.

Hack Education Weekly News

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According to the conservative news site The Daily Caller , “Bailing On Common Core Tests Is Costing States Millions.” ” From the story: “Online education company Udacity plans to branch out of its core technology market to meet growing demand for digitally-skilled workers in areas such as banking and the car industry, its co-founder told Reuters as the company launched in Germany.” The video learning company has previously raised $1.57

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” The Whiteboard Advisors’ latest “Education Insider” report ( PDF ) is on assessment trends, higher education, and the presidential campaigns. ” Via Chalkbeat : “They rejected multi-state Common Core exams. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” DeVos visited my hometown of Casper, Wyoming to give this speech where she spoke at the Woods Learning Center. ” Via Chalkbeat : “‘ Common Core ’ no more: New York moves to adopt revised standards with new name.” in August has released an assessment on the university’s response and what it could have done better. The accreditor: the Higher Learning Commission. Carnegie Learning has acquired Globaloria.