Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

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Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. 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. . Twitter.

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Twitter Chat: Big Tech Players Fight for Control of School Market

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Tune in to an EdWeek Market Brief Twitter chat on Tuesday, May 23 at 8 p.m. The post Twitter Chat: Big Tech Players Fight for Control of School Market appeared first on Market Brief. EST, using the #TechTitansChat hashtag, for more information about the exclusive story and survey.

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

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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. So in 1998, he and seven colleagues launched an animated e-learning platform designed to engage elementary and middle school students in math, reading and Spanish curriculum while supporting teachers with assessment tools. Twitter @rhcoll. Make it more adaptive.

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. acquired the San Francisco-based startup that helps K-12 educators “use data to analyze the past, understand the present, and anticipate the future,” according to the company’s Twitter page. Excelligence Learning Acquires Really Good Stuff: Brentwood Associates -backed Excelligence Learning Corp.

INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech

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Graham Glass, CEO of CYPHER LEARNING, participated to a live event for Digital Learning Day 2019. The event was hosted by Phill Bevan, Community Advisor at VETR , a digital learning community for the Australian vocational education and training sector. Competency-based learning.

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Living, Breathing and Eating Math: An Interview with Carnegie Learning's Barry Malkin

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I love doing and learning new things. His fluidity perfectly suits his new role as CEO of Carnegie Learning —a company he believes is on the cusp of transforming itself and math instruction. Founded 20 years ago in the research labs of Carnegie Mellon University , Carnegie Learning provides software and services for 1:1 and blended math learning environments. EdSurge: What’s changing at Carnegie Learning? More About Carnegie Learning.

Digital Leadership is Not Optional

A Principal's Reflections

Personalized and blended learning pathways were proclaimed to be the future of education. Emerging technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, open education resources (OER), coding, and adaptive learning tools are moving more into the mainstream in some schools.

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Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

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Students learn in different ways and have varying needs. The Fuel Education ® Transformation Awards program celebrates schools, districts, or organizations that are successfully transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter.

Fuel Education’s Stride and Summit Math Adaptive Solutions Win BESSIE Award

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Summit Math won a BESSIE in the High School: Math Website category and Stride won in the Teacher Tools: Adaptive Learning Tool category. Additionally, built-in assessments and the adaptive question engine help identify where students may need more support.

#DLNchat: Where the Digital Learning Network Connects

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How can digital learning help improve graduation rates? How might adaptive learning courseware change the work of faculty? How do you learn about new edtech products? It’s the Twitter chat for the Digital Learning Network. Let’s start with some basics… What is a Twitter chat? A Twitter chat is an opportunity for individuals to meet on Twitter at the same time to discuss a specified topic.

CUE 2018: 4 Ways Google Forms Create Efficiencies for Teachers and Administrators

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For educators, Google Forms are an integral component of facilitating personalized and adaptive learning. Google Forms, which can be used to facilitate a survey or quiz , reports data into Google Sheets so teachers and administrators can use the raw data. Technology is a huge driver of personalized learning. In a Google Sheet created from a Form survey, Coley said that EZ Query is a great way to segment data. Twitter.

What next with the LMS? A conversation with Phill Hill, continued

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What will the learning management system ( LMS ) become? You can check out our Twitter discussion, Storified , or listen to an audio recording of the whole session , thanks to Roxanne Riskin: Yet maybe the conversation won’t stop there, at 3:05 pm EDT on June 29th.

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4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

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From learning analytics tools providing students with instant feedback on their work to virtual reality facilitating field trips to faraway lands to 3D printers filling makerspaces, the classroom looks quite a bit different than it did just five years ago. Twitter.

What next with the LMS? A conversation with Phill Hill, continued

Bryan Alexander

What will the learning management system ( LMS ) become? You can check out our Twitter discussion, Storified , or listen to an audio recording of the whole session , thanks to Roxanne Riskin: Yet maybe the conversation won’t stop there, at 3:05 pm EDT on June 29th.

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Diversity, Cybersecurity and the Future of Libraries: Day 2 Recap From Educause

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At higher education’s biggest IT conference, Sugata Mitra described how small children can inspire the future of learning. Children, given access to the internet in groups, can learn anything by themselves,” said the the Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication, and Language Sciences at Newcastle University. He described the collective ability to learn without direct guidance as an example of “emergent behavior in a self-organizing system.”.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” – “This includes how long-distance learning programs are defined.” Via The Washington Post : “ A South Carolina school district just abolished snow days – and will make students learn online.” ” Via Edsurge : “With a Year of Crisis Text Line Data, California Community Colleges Launch Mental Health Program.” DreamBox Learning has raised $130 million from The Rise Fund. “ Big Data Is Getting Bigger.

IBM supercomputer Watson to help advance preschool education

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Plan to develop adaptive learning products and platform for use at home and in schools. Research shows that a significant extent of brain development occurs in the first five years of a child’s life1, making this window critical for learning and development.

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Senate bill compels data collection on foreign-born college students.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” ” Via AIR : “Getting Back on Track: What Math Content Is Taught and Learned in Online and Face-to-Face Algebra Credit Recovery Courses ?”

Hack Education Weekly News

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And more online education news in the “Betteridge’s Law of Headlines” section and in the research and data section below. A new project from the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel : “Reimagining College Access: Performance Assessments From K–12 Through Higher Education.” ” More news about a data breach at a testing company in the infosec section below. Data, Surveillance, and Information Security.

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

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The Twitter chat started by first defining the buzzwords at the center of our discussion. 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.”. Some agreed that competencies have to be remastered repeatedly over a lifetime of learning; others argued that certain competencies have more staying power than others.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

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Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences, your browsing and clicking habits, your friends’ names – it will deliver “personalization.” But in this case, they must also sign away their right to sue Facebook or Summit Public Schools in case of a problem (like, say, a data breach).

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

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I recently participated in a #TnTechChat Twitter chat moderated by @TeachTnTech regarding Technology skills needed in preservice teachers. Apparently this tweet resonated with many educators on Twitter because it got an over abundance of love.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“ Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : ”Why Twitter Is Calling Abigail Fisher ’ Becky With the Bad Grades ’: A Brief Explainer.” The company behind the ACT on Wednesday announced plans for a Center for Equity in Learning, which will focus on helping underserved students succeed in college and the work force.” ” Via Edsurge : “ Adam Bellow Becomes CEO of Breakout EDU to Spread Gamified Learning.” Education Politics.

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” DeVos visited my hometown of Casper, Wyoming to give this speech where she spoke at the Woods Learning Center. The accreditor: the Higher Learning Commission. Via The CBC : “Toronto man ‘angry’ after learning his $8,100 master’s degree that required no exams or academic work is fake.” danah boyd has announced that she’ll be stepping down from running her research organization Data & Society. “Blame Big Data.”

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The learn-to-code company Treehouse has launched “Techdegrees,” “a guided-learning experience designed to prepare students for entry-level developer jobs at companies across the country.” Data, Privacy, and Surveillance. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Important thoughts here on social emotional learning and structural racism. ” “ Personalized learning ” equals cutting the teacher workforce in Oklahoma. Edsurge on “Bridging the School-to-Business Gap: What Public Schools Can Learn From Industry.” “ Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning ?” Silverback Learning has acquired testing company EdifyAssess. “ Schools collect more data , but how is it used?”

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A Call For Homeschool 2.0

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Please share in the comments or via Twitter. ”. For context, we need to go a little father back, to the piece last week on Wired– The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids –that is getting a lot of run on twitter recently. Adaptive learning apps.

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. Funding data about “learn to code” startups can be found at funding.hackeducation.com. And what does that oft-repeated phrase “ learn to code ” even mean ?

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

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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. Audrey is a writer for the NPR education technology blog MindShift , for the data section of O’Reilly Radar , and for the Edutopia blog. That class is produced by language learning software maker Rosetta Stone.