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High-Agency in the Remote and Hybrid Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Educators desperately want and need support. To achieve this goal, we must first examine the foundational elements that lead to successful teaching and learning, whether the environment is remote or hybrid. Without a doubt, this will be and has been, more time consuming for educators.

Blending with Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

In an effort to personalize learning more and more educators are turning to blended learning strategies. When it comes to personalized learning , the “personal” should be emphasized. Putting all kids in front of a device and having them engaged in an adaptive learning tool all at the same time is not personalized. In many cases, but not all, technology is a catalyst to facilitate the personalization of the learning environment.

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Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI, Analytics, and Adaptive Technologies in Education

ProfHacker

One of the key things about the report is that we are asked to suggest what technologies we think will be highly influential in education in the far, medium and near terms. I want to clarify why I voted for certain things as influencing higher education in the future, but that I don’t actually endorse these things. It also is completely unaware of the potential role a caring teacher can have to foster the critical consciousness of a person, beyond transmitting knowledge.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Nearly ten years ago, I started my career in education as a math teacher at a new alternative high school serving over-age, under-credited youth in New York City. If we, the educators, were going to serve our students well, we were going to have to get pedagogically creative. If we, the educators, were going to serve our students well, we were going to have to get pedagogically creative. Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) Learn more about Kiddom Academy.

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

EdTech Magazine

CUE 2018: 4 Ways Google Forms Create Efficiencies for Teachers and Administrators. For educators, Google Forms are an integral component of facilitating personalized and adaptive learning. Google Forms are really my favorite tech tool,” said Brent Coley, principal of Alta Murrieta Elementary School (Calif.), Coley offered up four innovative ways educators and administrators can embrace Google Forms to streamline documentation and feedback.

14 of The Best Math Games For Kids -Fun and Educational Math Apps for Children

Fractus Learning

Math games for kids encourage children to learn and improve their essential addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills while having fun with their family or playing with other students in the classroom. The math games finish quickly, and it is simple and easy to learn.

How Instructional Technology Coaching Can Help Teachers Create Powerful Learning Experiences

Digital Promise

“Technology use must, first and foremost, be designed to support learning goals, not the other way around.”. Ottenbreit-Leftwich in their 2013 study of authentic technology-enabled learning, highlights the main challenge coaches face when trying to support teachers using technology. It was tempting to let that excitement get in the way of what really matters: learning. Students need technology that will help them meet their existing learning goals.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” 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.

Foster student agency with these online tools

Neo LMS

Education is not a one-way street. Moreover, the process of teaching and learning needs to be anchored in real life to ensure students’ ability to apply what they learn successfully. Students feel they are at the center of the learning experience.

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Jeff Bezos Wants to Go to the Moon. Then, Public Education.

Edsurge

Instead, we should see it for what it is: the early days of Amazon’s foray into public education. I do not think public education leaders will have much of a choice in whether or not to answer when Amazon comes to knock and deliver. What Does This Mean for Public Education Leaders?

EdisonLearning and FocalPointK12 Announce Partnership to Provide Comprehensive Learning and Analytics Solution for Grades 6-12

eSchool News

The partnership enables device-agnostic access to educators and students, increasing accessibility to help close the achievement gap across the nation. EdisonLearning provides digital learning solutions, including core and elective eCourses for grades 6-12. Learn more at [link].

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

The story of factory electrification has a parallel in education technology. Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. But when education leaders use these technologies merely as replacements for textbooks, gradebooks, and worksheets, they risk complicating teachers’ jobs with only marginal gains for students.

Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Although some academic institutions and educational professionals still doubt the high value of eLearning software, technology-based education is no longer a myth. Lockdown aside, why are more teachers turning to online educational software? Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Voice-Based English Tutoring App MyBuddy Merges With a Friend: Edwin

Edsurge

The heads of the two companies knew each other, and last year MyBuddy started to build its own language-learning curriculum to add to its offerings. Edwin developed sophisticated adaptive learning technology for English as a foreign language,” says Crewkow.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National and Global) Education Politics. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “U.S. State and Local) Education Politics. ” Education in the Courts. Of Education Fail: Teachers Lose Grants, Forced To Repay Thousands In Loans.”

Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. Google Classroom ? Google Classroom ?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via the US Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Announces New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

Facebook’s Plans to “PersonalizeEducation. 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.” ” A personalized news feed, for example. Personalized ads.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. State and Local) Education Politics. Via Chalkbeat : “Just like their parents, Chicago students will soon have to learn cursive.” Immigration and Education. ” Education in the Courts.

The 3 Biggest Remote Teaching Concerns We Need to Solve Now

Edsurge

With the rapid spread of COVID-19, educators across the country and around the world have been tasked with shifting to emergency remote teaching—a move from in-person to remote classes made necessary by pressing circumstances. Education Technology Remote Instruction

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Last week, during the 2015 CoSN Annual Conference , I participated in the CoSN Camp FailFest where leaders in education shared professional failures in order to see future successes. Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. Many in higher education opposed a British exit, or Brexit, from the union, arguing that membership in the E.U. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “With two executive orders, Gov. That’s what former Department of Education folks, Arne Duncan and Jim Shelton, have done. And of course current Undersecretary of Education, Ted Mitchell, is a former VC.) ” Education in the Courts. Nice work, Education Dive.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. I’ll lead off this week’s roundup of education news with this from England, from The Guardian : “ Toby Young resigns from the Office for Students after backlash.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. “ The Absurdity of Armed Educators ” by Vann R. “What Decades Of Covering School Shootings Has Taught Me” by NPR’s longtime education reporter, Claudio Sanchez. ” Education in the Courts.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. The Education and Justice Departments have notified every public school district in the country with a “Dear Colleague” letter that discrimination against transgender students , particularly over which bathroom they can use, violates federal civil rights law. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ UNC Faces Federal Lawsuit Over Controversial Bathroom Law.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. ” More via Buzzfeed and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “What You Need to Know About Race-Conscious Admissions in 2017.” ” Politico reports that the Department of Education has reached a deal with the US Marshals Service to continue providing protection for Betsy DeVos. In the past, Secretaries of Education have just used the department’s own force.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.” ” “ What does Trump’s executive order on education do? ” Via The Washington Post : “ Education Department relaxes financial aid process in the absence of IRS tool.” ” Via Education Week : “ FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Key Net Neutrality Rules.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. Secretary of Education John B. Board of Education.” ” Via The Atlantic: “ The Challenge of Educational Inequality.” Education Department said this week it will make Pell Grants available to 10,000 high school students who are enrolled in courses at 44 colleges.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ UNC Tuition for $500? Education in the Courts. ” asks Education Week.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. ” Another huge (and awful) deal: Betsy DeVos announced this week that the Department of Education would replace Obama-era guidance on how colleges must protect students from sexual violence and respond to sexual assault claims on campus. The Department of Education offers “Highlights from Secretary DeVos’ Remarks on Title IX Enforcement.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Education Dept. Education in the Courts.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Last week, during the 2015 CoSN Annual Conference , I participated in the CoSN Camp FailFest where leaders in education shared professional failures in order to see future successes. Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

In another first, the Board has decided to act, in part, based on the words of a single person: Donald Trump , the new President of the United States. Education Politics. The vote for Betsy DeVos , Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education , has been delayed. Franken : No Democrat will vote for Betsy DeVos as education secretary – and we’re seeking Republicans to oppose her.” ” The chain in question: Celerity Educational Group.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. “ Betsy DeVos , Pick for Secretary of Education , Is the Most Jeered” by The New York Times’ Dana Goldstein. Via The LA Times : “ Betsy DeVos ‘is unprepared and unqualified ’ to be Education secretary, charter school booster Eli Broad says.” ” Via Teen Vogue : “10 Public High School Teachers Explain Why They’re Worried About Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary.” An education IPO!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. US Secretary of Education spoke to ALEC this week. Here’s a list of education organizations that are members or sponsors.) Education Week reminds us “Why Betsy DeVos and ALEC Are Natural Allies on School Choice.” ” The Department of Education released DeVos’s remarks to ALEC, which include an invocation of Margaret Thatcher ’s famous quotation “There is no such thing as society.”

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Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

Edsurge

Perhaps we’ve grown too accustomed to paying for purchases with a mobile app, or booking reservations online, or using Google to plan our daily commutes. In education, however, data interoperability between applications is sometimes missing. This was one of the needs behind the development of Ed-Fi , a set of education data tools and standards, in 2011 with support from the Dell Foundation. But educators should also be able to reference information from other products.

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. E-learning and education technology seem like never-ending subjects. Competency-based education shift the focus from time to mastery of competencies/skills. Top 7 education apps for the classroom.