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

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Although the district had successfully implemented conceptual approaches to math instruction for several years, the shifts in the new standards were challenging for some students. Sixty-two percent of Montgomery students are English language learners (ELL). Students can see examples.

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

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The anxiety it created for parents and students—and even teachers, because it was something new—was awful. Students also needed support when it came to the end of year state assessments. “We Sixty-two percent of Montgomery students are English language learners (ELL).

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Fuel Education Enhances its Adaptive Learning Solution that Rewards Learning with Games to Provide Deeper Instruction for Students

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Herndon, Virginia, March 15, 2018 — This summer, Fuel Education ® (FuelEd®) is incorporating major enhancements to Stride ™, its award-winning supplemental learning solution for standards-aligned skills practice for students in PreK–8 grade. Stride includes an adaptive question engine to personalize the student experience for improved academic gains. In Stride, students begin practicing skills by answering questions and earning coins for gaming time.

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

Classroom Design Then and Now. Student eyes trained on the teacher. This classroom model worked well for centuries. Old-school classroom design supported the idea that teachers impart knowledge to students. Pencil and paper for the student to take notes.

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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. 2) Adaptive learning.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies. But the truth is, breakthrough innovations rarely come from the technologies themselves. Rather, they come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old patterns and processes.

What to Identify Before Personalizing Learning

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iNACOL defines personalized learning as “tailoring learning for each student’s strength, needs, and interests—including enabling student’s voice and choice in what, how, when and where they learn—to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible.”

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. AI can empower classrooms in diverse ways, contributing massively towards education.

Two reasons why teachers don’t automate their work

The Christensen Institute

Teachers today stand to benefit from using technology to substitute for some of their work. My last blog post doubled down on the merits of using technology to automate some teaching tasks. So, why don’t we see more teachers using technology to automate their practices?

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

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There are plenty of hands-on sessions with practical tips to apply in the classroom. From facial-recognition cameras to web and social media filtering software, surveillance technologies are finding their foothold in schools across America. But how much surveillance is acceptable, and what are the implications for students’ privacy rights? Companies include an AI robot, student incubator and a startup called Pie for Providers. Students’ Safety or Privacy?

Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

Reading By Example

This post is another reaction paper I wrote for the course I am currently taking, Technology and School Leadership, through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority.

Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

Reading By Example

This post is another reaction paper I wrote for the course I am currently taking, Technology and School Leadership, through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority.

Are computer labs a thing of the past? Not so fast.

The Christensen Institute

In our blended learning research at the Christensen Institute, we see schools implement blending learning using technology along a wide spectrum, from a lab of desktops to 1:1 hand-held devices, 3D printers, VR headsets, and more. We also observe that at the end of the day, technology isn’t the most important component of a strong blended-learning program. Last year, the Institute’s BLU team took a deeper look at blended learning beyond the US.

How Teaching Using Mindfulness or Growth Mindset Can Backfire

Edsurge

And even in a classroom setting, such practices are not helping creativity, according to research. He might just change the way you think about things like growth mindset, comprehensive testing, and encouraging students to make mistakes. Because the brain is a complicated organ; it's embedded in social systems, in cultural systems, and it's constantly learning. You can't raise somebody in a closet so that they don't learn a language, right?

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

The NEO Blog turns 2!

Neo LMS

The combined effort of the entire NEO team — and all our readers — made our blog climb even more in the mighty list of all e-learning blogs , settling in the first 7%. We learned a lot in the past two years and if you’re not new to this blog, we hope you did too.

Brightspace Excellence Awards highlight innovation in online learning

eSchool News

This year’s Brightspace Excellence Awards , announced at FUSION 2016 by global learning technology provider D2L, recognized the promise of online learning and its ability to connect more and more people to high-quality educational programs. Faculty dedicated to helping students learn online created robust online environments and high-quality tools to help students succeed in their online learning endeavors.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. The Flipped Classroom". Students would be required to pay.

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

Marketplace K-12

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.

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

Marketplace K-12

Pearson has been criticized for everything from its deployment of curriculum in districts’ 1-to-1 technology programs to the prominent role it plays in high-stakes testing. You have to work with the gray—that is the day-to-day reality of the classroom.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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product/ ) 3DBear allows students to design and create mixed-reality scenes, then bring their models to life using a 3D printer to create three-dimensional scenes. Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 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.

What’s At Risk When Schools Focus Too Much on Student Data?

MindShift

And in one in affluent Silicon Valley, I’ve seen smartboards that track individual students’ math responses in real time. These kinds of public displays send a message: This school cares about student performance by the numbers. In its recent announcement of new regulations, the department emphasizes “ ensuring the use of multiple measures of school success based on academic outcomes, student progress, and school quality.”

5 Doubts About Data-Driven Schools

NPR Learning and Tech

And in one in affluent Silicon Valley, I've seen smartboards that track individual students' math responses in real time. These kinds of public displays send a message: This school cares about student performance by the numbers. Jamie Jones/Getty Images/Ikon Images.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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has had immediate effects on scholars and students. More than 17,000 students in the U.S. ” Via Buzzfeed : “Colleges Are Warning Thousands Of Muslim International Students Not To Travel.” Senate bill compels data collection on foreign-born college students.” million to a former student on the Santa Cruz campus who said that she had been raped by a professor, in one of the largest individual settlements of a campus sexual-assault case.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via the US Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Announces New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program.” ” “Student-Centered,” eh? ” The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy has thoughts on the pushback , making the comparison between Zuckerberg ’s corporate and philanthropic efforts and inBloom.