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How Adaptive Learning Technology Can Help Transform U.S. STEM Education

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This article was co-written by Dr. Nishikant Sonwalkar and Ben Owens Many of today’s classrooms look very much like they did 100 years ago: rows of desks, students passively listening to lecture-based instruction, and a one-size-fits all method of instruction. These classrooms look nothing like the real world’s fast-moving, tech-savvy global workplaces, and until […]. The post How Adaptive Learning Technology Can Help Transform U.S.

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

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Help arrived thanks to a phone call from Mitch Slater, an educator with 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher, math intervention specialist and administrator. Pilot Study Brief from Digital Promise.

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

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Help arrived thanks to a phone call from Mitch Slater, an educator with 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher, math intervention specialist and administrator. Pilot Study Brief from Digital Promise.

Study reveals elementary math gains

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Study of grades 3-5 students showed improved math achievement with personalized learning approach. Results of the study determined that DreamBox usage was significantly associated with increased student achievement when controlling for students’ baseline test scores. News STEM

Cash Awards Honor Faculty and Institutions for Innovative Use of Digital Tools

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Digital Learning Innovation Awards (DLIAwards) from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) last November. The mission of the OLC DLIAwards is to discover student-centered active learning solutions that advance the world of digital learning for all students,” says Kathleen Ives, the CEO and executive director of the Online Learning Consortium. Fulé and her colleague Don Carter, the university’s director of e-learning, launched the.

The Future Is Adaptive: An Interview with TrueShelf’s Shiva Kintali

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As a teacher, mathematician and cyclist, TrueShelf CEO and founder Dr. Shiva Kintali knows from experience that not everyone moves at the same pace when learning—whether inside the classroom or out. Last year he launched an idea that he hopes will help keep students from falling behind in any subject they study, starting with mathematics. While studying computer science at the. EdSurge: What prompted you to develop an adaptive approach to learning math?

5 EdTech Trends Educators Need To Watch In 2019

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From using YouTube to learning platforms , technology is increasingly enmeshed with the modern classroom. As education institutions fully embrace integrating technology in their pedagogy, here are 5 EdTech trends educators need to watch this year: Integrated Learning Solutions. Integrated learning solutions provide multi-platform opportunities for children to learn. Learning Analytics. Technology is fast reshaping the education landscape.

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Have a Bold Idea for Education? Here's How to Apply for Funding from NewSchools

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A venture philanthropy, NewSchools raises funds from donors and reinvests them in people who want to reimagine learning. We attracted a great deal of interest from potential ventures, and over the past year, we learned a lot. Diverse Leaders Just last week, we released a landmark study—titled Unrealized Impact —on the state of diversity, equity and inclusion in the K-12 education sector.

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PBS LearningMedia Unveils New Design, User Experience

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Nominate it for the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence Contest! These materials also include content from PBS KIDS series that teach important foundational early learning skills, including literacy, STEM, social-emotional development and social studies.

WHAT’S NEW

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Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. classrooms with a range of education packages available online.

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Heard, Overheard and Announced at ISTE 2016

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First up, Google Education announced a new “casting” app for the classroom projector, released the “Expeditions” virtual reality app for all teachers and students, and added a new quizzing feature in Google Forms. Digital citizenship, making and virtual reality all had strong showings at ISTE 2016, observable by the throngs of educators lined up to learn, including this line shown below at the Nearpod booth in the ISTE Expo Hall.

Texas Education Agency Selects TTM as Exclusive On-Line Math Provider for Fourth and Fifth Consecutive Years, Expands Coverage to Algebra

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Expanded Agreement Increases Student Access to Web-Based Learning Solution Proven to Improve STAAR Scores and Motivate Students. Pittsburgh, PA (March 23, 2016) —— Think Through Learning, creators of Think Through Math (TTM), the award-winning web-based instruction system for grades 3 and above, announced that it has been chosen for the fourth and fifth consecutive years as the online math provider for the Texas SUCCESS program. About Think Through Learning & Think Through Math.

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. The program includes in-classroom professional development sessions. Videos provide stopping points to facilitate classroom discussion and encourage critical thinking.

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K-12 Dealmaking: PowerSchool Acquires Haiku Learning; Jefferson Education Partners with Fishtree

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PowerSchool continued its acquisition streak with the purchase of Haiku Learning; in addition, Jefferson Education announced a partnership with Fishtree, and digital writing solution provider Citelighter gained additional funding. PowerSchool Purchases Haiku Learning: The K-12 education solutions provider acquired Haiku Learning , provider of a cloud-based learning management and classroom collaboration solution designed to meet the needs of K-12 educators.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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I’d hardly know where to begin in writing one, but I want to open this particular article – one that focuses, in part, on the whole “everyone should learn to code” craze – recognizing his great contribution to educational computing as well as his loss. I first read an article by Seymour Papert in a Women’s Studies class in the mid 1990s – “ Epistemological Pluralism ,” which he co-wrote with Sherry Turkle.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Tony Bates : “Responses to the Canadian survey of online and distance learning.” ” The school, eVersity , will seek approval from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission , an organization that accredits mostly for-profit institutions, rather than the Higher Learning Commission, which accredits the rest of public higher ed in Arkansas. ” Via Rutgers Today : “Is There a STEM Worker Shortage ? ” Daniel Willingham on learning styles.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Udacity has updated its online "classroom." " It’s lovely to see the big innovation from the MOOC startups in 2017 involves the learning management system. ” Edsurge profiles Lexia Learning in a new research series paid for by a variety of investors and corporations. No mention that Lexia Learning is owned by Rosetta Stone. In other STEM news, Pornhub awards a “women in tech” scholarship. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The Indiana Gazette : “Parents and other school district residents reminded the Indiana Area school board on Monday that their dissent of the Summit Learning program hasn’t waned, even though the administration scaled back the program and put it on ‘opt-in’ status for the 2018–19 school year.” ” Well, this will be useful to “personalize learning,” won’t it.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Congratulations, STEM folks and learn-to-code evangelists, for being featured in President Trump’s list of his 2017 accomplishments. Vox on segregation in US public schools : “We can draw school zones to make classrooms less segregated. ” The school: the Electronic Classroom of the Future. ” “No College Kid Needs a Water Park to Study,” says James Koch in a NYT op-ed , criticizing schools spending money on lavish amenities.

Hack Education Weekly News

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The New York Times on The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow , an online charter school: “Online School Enriches Affiliated Companies if Not Its Students.” Via KNN : “‘ aisectmoocs.com ’ launched as India ’s largest free online open learning platform.” ” And “ Education news from Google I/O : tools to take learning further.” “ OpenStax , Knewton introduce adaptive learning into OER.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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He believes the future of education means all STEM, no arts and no humanities. ” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.” ” The Linked Learning Alliance is a voluntary certification program for California’s high school career academies. ” PrecisionHawk is a drone surveillance company, which I’m sure has nothing in common with the learning management system.

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 Classroom 2.0 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? A study by the NPD Group released this week finds that 91% of kids ages 2 to 17 play games.

October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Teachers and the Future of Education" (the importance of teacher voice in education discussions, "Hack Your Education" (thinking about self-directed learning--Audrey''s in this proposal), and "Technology, Pedagogy, and the Silver Bullet" (addressing the myopia of some ed tech business ventures). The Classroom 2.0 of Text-Messaging at School A Big Step for Gesture-Based Learning? Another big step for gesture-based learning ?