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

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Slater had developed Levered —an adaptive math instruction program—and he was looking for California schools to pilot the program in their fourth grade classrooms. Ruiz’s favorite anecdote is about a student with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) who struggled with math until he started using Slater’s adaptive platform—and found ways to make connections to what he was learning. Request a demo of Levered's System.

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

Edsurge

Slater had developed Levered —an adaptive math instruction program—and he was looking for California schools to pilot the program in their fourth grade classrooms. Ruiz’s favorite anecdote is about a student with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) who struggled with math until he started using Slater’s adaptive platform—and found ways to make connections to what he was learning. Request a demo of Levered's System.

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Five New Year's Resolutions Every Teacher Should Make

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The instructional technology space is a fabulous way to find and interact with personal learning communities and leverage other experts in your field. We’ve all left conferences having registered for umpteen product demos and weekly updates. When my ignorance became obvious, I decided to learn more about my Muslim students, their culture and holidays. Learn something new because you want to Sure, we all need to fulfill our clock hour requirements for relicensure.

Meet NEO at ISTE 2018!

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For more than three decades, educators and education leaders have gathered at the ISTE conference to engage in hands-on learning, exchange ideas and network with like-minded thinkers seeking to transform learning and teaching. ISTE 2018 is the place where educator-tested strategies come together with proven resources for transforming learning and teaching. It’s that time of the year again!

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. Phill and Graham had a wonderful conversation on the topic of e-learning and explored six key digital learning trends that are reshaping the EdTech landscape. Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech.

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Brainscape

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Brainscape then used an adaptive learning algorithm to differentiate instruction and display the flashcards that need more focus on. This is a great way to learn difficult subjects and break down difficult concepts. Below is a brief demo video. Brainscape is an excellent free iOS app/site for flashcards. Brainscape's innovative "smart" flashcards works in timed intervals that a user rates on a scale of 1 to 5.

Education Galaxy

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This is done in a through a wide variety of ways such as: game based learning, interactive problems, and more. Students can even use Education Galaxy for "self paced learning" as any question that is answered wrong a detailed explantation is given to help reinforce learning. Finally, there is an adaptive learning program called Liftoff that helps struggling students improve in their "difficult" areas and promote confidence. Below is a brief demo.

Education Galaxy

Technology Tidbits

This is done in a through a wide variety of ways such as: game based learning, interactive problems, and more. Students can even use Education Galaxy for "self paced learning" as any question that is answered wrong a detailed explantation is given to help reinforce learning. Finally, there is an adaptive learning program called Liftoff that helps struggling students improve in their "difficult" areas and promote confidence. Below is a brief demo.

Fishtree

Technology Tidbits

Fishtree is an innovative new digital adaptive learning platform that allows educators to curate and create lessons for their students. Also, Fishtree combines the best features of a LMS (learning management system) that allows teachers to assess students in real-time, grade, message, and more, which makes it a perfect solution for differentiating instruction. Below is a brief demo.

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Education Galaxy

Technology Tidbits

This is done in a through a wide variety of ways such as: game based learning, interactive problems, and more. Students can even use Education Galaxy for "self paced learning" as any question that is answered wrong a detailed explantation is given to help reinforce learning. Finally, there is an adaptive learning program called Liftoff that helps struggling students improve in their "difficult" areas and promote confidence. Below is a brief demo.

Michelson Runway Announces 5 Higher-Ed Startups in Inaugural Cohort

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Here are the five companies in the 2016 cohort: Lrnr : An adaptive-learning platform that uses open educational resources (OER). We’re learning alongside these institutions.” Michelson Runway hired Designs for Learning , a learning assessment consultancy, to design studies to evaluate student outcomes for each of the companies. Five higher-ed technology startups are soaring this week.

Why the World’s Youngest Continent Got an Edtech Accelerator

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Injini plans on running two six-month programs each year, both of which will culminate in a demo day for not only investors, but also local education ministries, foundations and private school chains. Pearson, through its Affordable Learning Fund , has also invested in several Africa-based education companies. Humanity’s future may well be in Africa, where 60 percent of the population are under the age of 25. Yet their prospects are perilous.

Neuroscience & Class Engagement: Strategies to Max Std Attention, Focus & Potential w @judywillis @learningandtheb

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I had the opportunity to spend the week out at UCSB for a Learning and the Brain conference presented by Dr. Judy Willis entitled “Neuroscience and Classroom Engagement: Strategies for Maximizing Students’ Attention, Focus and Potential.” Day 2 – The Impact of Emotions on Learning and Memory. The Impact of Emotions on Learning and Memory. Can we use adaptive learning systems and websites that provide instant feedback to help?

Education Technology Vendors in Higher Ed: Friends or Foes?

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During recent interviews with education technology decision-makers at institutions of higher education, I was struck by the sometimes extreme views formed about vendors during the process of procuring tools to support teaching and learning. That ranks second only to learning by word-of-mouth from colleagues (96 percent). Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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. Before adding technology into a curriculum, look at your learning design in general. Be sure to assess what the students already know and start from there when supporting their learning.

The Use of Technology for Reading Acquisition

Saving Socrates

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 have noticed this not only among ELL students and students with classified IEP''s, but also students with no apparent learning disabilities or second language acquisition obstacles. Furthermore, it encourages student independence and ownership over their own learning.

Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

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Develop Adaptive Learning Platforms. The learning platform must be responsive and intuitive. Over the last few years, each publisher has built as well as acquired personalization and adaptive learning platforms and products such as McGraw-Hill’s LearnSmart and ALEKS, Cengage’s MindTap, and Pearson’s REVEL. Providing tailored content will enhance the learning experience, leading students back to your service for more content subscription.

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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. It includes a variety of assessments, multiple-choice and claim-evidence-reasoning assessments, along with extensive support for teachers such as embedded professional development and instructional resources to support a differentiated learning experience for each student.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.”