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

Key Findings and Tips for Adaptive Learning

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The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge.

Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals

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What it is: Woot Math uses adaptive technology to personalize the math learning experience in new ways for 3rd-6th grade students. Woot Math is adaptive, as students use it, it gets “smart” and creates learning pathways based on the specific needs of the student.

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.

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. Mónica Ruiz, principal at Montgomery Elementary in Chula Vista, CA.

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

Adaptive literacy? 3 must-knows for teachers and admin about adaptive learning

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The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge.

TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling

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School and district users had ample warning about the demise of the adaptive K-12 math and writing software—the company issued a notice on its site 15 months ago—and yet many say that the off-boarding process was not a smooth one. Education Technology STEM Adaptive Learning Startups

Study reveals elementary math gains

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Study of grades 3-5 students showed improved math achievement with personalized learning approach. hours, could expect to be between the 54th and 55th percentile on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test at the end of 2014-15.”

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

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As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.

Personalization and Super Learners: An Interview with Istation's Richard Collins

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Since his days as an elementary student in Texas, Richard Collins has loved history. Istation , Collins is intent on sparking that same love of learning in new generations of students, while creating opportunities for them to succeed in school and, by extension, life. Today almost 5 million students and educators around the world use Istation for teaching, learning and assessment. Every child is different and they all learn different ways. Make it more adaptive.

The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. Eric Sheninger I remember back in 2012 when we began to implement blended learning strategies at my former high school. A great deal has changed since 2012 when it comes to blended learning.

K-12 Dealmaking: Apple Acquires Learnsprout; Pearson, Knewton Turn to Adaptive Math

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Recent dealmaking news includes acquisitions by Apple and Excelligence Learning, and partnership between Pearson and Knewton. Excelligence Learning Acquires Really Good Stuff: Brentwood Associates -backed Excelligence Learning Corp. Pearson, Knewton Form Partnership: Pearson and Knewton have teamed up in an effort to “personalize” K–12 math education starting with elementary school students.

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.

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.

The Use of Technology for Reading Acquisition

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This is an older post, but I recently updated the bottom to include reflections on gradpoint; the blended learning digital content provider Magen David Yeshivah High School chose this past year. I did not take into account my future role as a parent nor did I take into account the possibility of ever being on the board for an elementary school or becoming so fully enamored with elementary education. She scores much lower on online exams than in person assessments.

Two Lexia Learning Products Honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards

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Lexia Learning today announced that its personalized literacy programs Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) and Lexia PowerUp Literacy™ (PowerUp) were both honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate awards. The online student dashboard encourages students to set goals and take ownership of their learning.

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.

16 U.S. Schools Win Coveted Finalist Spots in “March Math Madness” National Contest

Think Through Math

Pittsburgh, PA (March 16, 2016) —— Think Through Learning, authors of Think Through Math (TTM), the award-winning web-based math instructional system for grades 3 and above, announced today the 16 finalist schools in its biggest contest of the year “March Math Madness,” or MX3. The top 16 schools include: • Eastern Region: Fairlawn Elementary School, (St. About Think Through Learning & Think Through Math. Million U.S. Students Compete for School Math Championship.

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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Ed note: 2 Pieces for Context– 30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education by 2028 and Curriculum is More Important Than Learning Technology. The focus of that piece was technology, and how it might impact the way students learn in the coming decades.

10 Inspired Tech Trends Every Teacher Should Know About

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Chattanooga Christian School in Tennessee is piloting five Echo Dot Kids Edition devices in elementary and high school classes. They're working with Alexa Skill Blueprints to create new assessments and letting kids ask for word definitions or simply to play soothing background music. It’s back to school season, and these teachers are excited.

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Data-driven learning, not instruction, is the future of education

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Data-driven instruction may be the popular catchphrase in education, but in a recent edWebinar, the speakers advocated for data-driven learning. Using Student Learning Data to Foster a Growth Culture ,” featuring Amy Trees Dodson, M.Ed., What assessments do they use now?

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Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

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elementary and middle school classrooms, learning and understanding the language of mathematics can be a challenge. At Compton Unified, ELL students receive differentiated instruction with a teacher and language development through blended learning activities, Michele explained.

Imagine Learning Acquires Think Through Learning Inc.

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Acquisition of innovative digital math company expands Imagine Learning’s product reach and creates a total language, literacy, and numeracy solution; transaction bolsters Weld North Education’s industry leading profile in K–12 digital education category. PROVO, UT – October 17, 2016 – Imagine Learning, a leader in elementary language and literacy software solutions, announced today its acquisition of Pittsburgh-based Think Through Learning Inc.,

Evaluating Digital Curricula for the 21st Century District

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Assess whether the digital curricula will address students’ learning needs, rather than just being centered around the use of new technology. Plan backwards and have learning goals be the driver to accomplish this. Finally, plan learning experiences and instruction around that.

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.

Building a Data-Driven School or District

Think Through Math

Assessment data can be a valuable starting point. Formative and summative assessments can be used to create a benchmark metric for where students are in their level of proficiency at the start of the school year and to measure growth throughout the year. Assessment in Education. Formative Assessment • as it happens. • “low stakes”. Summative Assessment • after-action review. Christina Pereira, 4th Grade Teacher Campbell Elementary School.

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Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

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Common Sense team members and certified educators presented on a range of practical and engaging ways to use specific technology tools for learning as well as our latest and greatest digital citizenship offerings. . For a quick reference -- and for those of you #NotAtISTE who want to share in the learning -- here's a quick summary of our lightning sessions with links to the tools and resources each session covered. And learn how to use CueThink to make math collaborative and social.

Rethink Education Re-Ups Commitment to Edtech With $107.5 Million Fund

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But as some disappointed investors have learned last year, the actual market value and performance behind “unicorns” may be as illusory as their nickname. Since launching in 2012, Rethink has invested in 27 companies that serve a broad spectrum of learners and needs, ranging from elementary-grade grammar ( NoRedInk ) to college student success platforms ( Civitas Learning ) and career training for professionals ( General Assembly ). Venture capital for U.S.

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: 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. Bottom line: This is a pretty nice all-in-one solution for extra math support and practice with solid adaptive tech, but students might need help with the interface. NBC Learn.

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? 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. It's savvy enough to keep kids focused, and teachers will be tapping their toes to the unorthodox learning method. 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? 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. It's savvy enough to keep kids focused, and teachers will be tapping their toes to the unorthodox learning method. NBC Learn. Seesaw: The Learning Journal.

How Measurement Can Have a Positive Impact On Classroom Motivation

Think Through Math

Assess Growth & Make A New Plan. 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. We see the lights go on every day as students make connections and learn that they can do math.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. Amplify Fractions covers math standards in grades 3–6 and uses adaptive learning, interactive storytelling, and a personalized digital tutor to help students conquer fractions.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via DelawareOnline : “The first step to reducing violence among young people is to have police officers assigned to elementary and middle schools, says a coalition of state officials, education administrators and police.” ” From the press release : “ Learning Machine and MIT Media Lab Release Blockchain Technology for Educational Credentials.” The video learning company has previously raised $1.57 Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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The “nation’s report card” is the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” ” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We''ll be talking about Mozilla''s Open Badges project , the issues around recognizing skills and achievements that happen outside of traditional learning institutions, and the HASTAC Badges Competition: Badges For Lifelong Learning. The Rise of the Low-Cost Tablet & the Promise It May Hold for Learning BYOD: Does It Solve or Does It Worsen K-12 Tech Woes? The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.