Khan Academy, NWEA Team Up to Link Assessment Results With Learning Resources

Marketplace K-12

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K-12 Dealmaking: Age of Learning Partners With HMH, Pearson Lands Egyptian Testing Contract; ETS and Khan Academy Partner on Teacher Prep

Marketplace K-12

Age of Learning is partnering with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for well-known book titles, while Pearson begins a national testing contract with Egypt. ETS and Khan Academy are partnering to offer aspiring teachers free test prep, and Impero Software names a new CEO. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Age of Learning Partners With HMH, Pearson Lands Egyptian Testing Contract; ETS and Khan Academy Partner on Teacher Prep appeared first on Market Brief.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Khan Academy Acquires App Developer; GradeSlam Raises $1.6 Million

Marketplace K-12

In this week’s dealmaking news, early childhood education app donated itself to Khan Academy while Canadian online tutoring platform GradeSlam raised $1.6 Khan Academy Acquires Duck Duck Moose: Nonprofit educational content provider Khan Academy has acquired Duck Duck Moose , a developer of educational apps for preschool children, according to a statement from Khan Academy.

ACT Bets Big on Analytics, Adaptive Learning With $7.5M Investment in Smart Sparrow

Edsurge

In recent years, the nonprofit has invested in several education technology efforts around learning analytics and adaptive learning. million investment in Smart Sparrow , a company that offers a platform used by many higher-ed faculty members and instructors to develop online, adaptive courses and simulations. Roorda wants the ACT to become more involved in the learning process, and provide more analytics solutions to teachers and students.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here’s how Google describes it : “ The Chromebook App Hub , an online resource to help educators, administrators and developers work together to learn about Chromebook apps and activity ideas for schools. Idea Sparks are designed to help teachers create meaningful learning experiences for their students with Chromebooks. Learn more about ASSISTments.

TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling

Edsurge

School and district users had ample warning about the demise of the adaptive K-12 math and writing software—the company issued a notice on its site 15 months ago—and yet many say that the off-boarding process was not a smooth one. Its parent company, 3P Learning, promises to price-match on districts’ most recent TenMarks contract. In the second half of the 2018-19 school year, Winthrop began trying out different online math programs, including IXL Learning , DreamBox and Mathletics.

Meet the Platform That 'Gets to Know You'—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

So it is with some authority that he sings the praises of adaptive test prep technology. Don Phan For the past year, Phan has been using the adaptive test prep platform by The Edge, a Hong Kong-based test preparation, admissions consulting, and academic tutoring business that is expanding into the US. Another advantage to adaptive test prep: For kids whose parents can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars on a top-level private SAT tutor, it can be a great equalizer.

A Pedagogical Framework for Managing Face-to-Face and Remote Learners at the Same Time

A Principal's Reflections

Now don't get me wrong as this has been incredibly fulfilling and a great learning experience for me. However, you just can't replace face-to-face professional learning, in my opinion. Or you can plan for some sort of cooperative learning using virtual breakout rooms.

3 tips for a better student online learning experience

The Christensen Institute

The best option to try and continue student learning, it seems , is to move everything online. However, we see value in the consideration of these tips as schools and colleges continue iterating on their online learning best practices): 1. Help students own their learning.

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. In the end, there is no one right way to go about implementing any type of remote learning.

A new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

The Christensen Institute

My hope is that this framework helps educators see new possibilities for harnessing edtech’s full potential for teaching and learning. As a more recent example, IBM Teacher Advisor helps teachers find high-quality lesson materials tailored to their students’ learning needs. For example, teachers use software like Khan Academy or iReady to automate some of the work of explaining concepts, serving up practice problems, and providing feedback.

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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.

Best Math Apps For Kids

Fractus Learning

The apps feature math games, activities, and user interfaces that make learning math a fun and enjoyable experience for students at all levels. The Bedtime Math App is one of the best math apps where parents engage kids in a fun daily math learning routine.

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

Edsurge

If students missed class or needed additional help, they could go to my website and access the day’s lesson as well as videos and digital exercises from YouTube and Khan Academy. This worked nicely for my students, who felt like I was carefully attending to their learning pace and providing them with targeted learning materials. They bought a learning management system (LMS) and asked us to start using it. Learn more about Kiddom Academy.

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. Khan Academy ? Learning Ally ?

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

Plus, the available content was designed around how much time I’d spend teaching it versus what I actually needed to get students adept at learning the topic at hand. We experimented with online curriculum products such as Rubicon and BetterLesson as well as adaptive learning programs such as Cognitive Tutor and Math 180 to supplement our custom curriculum—but it was virtually impossible to get the kind of flexibility we wanted without sacrificing quality.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

But just how effective are these tools at helping students learn? Bottom line: A well-planned, -produced, and -curated set of free resources bound to get kids hooked on learning to code. DreamBox Learning Math. Individualized, game-based math adapts to kids' needs. Bottom line: This is a pretty nice all-in-one solution for extra math support and practice with solid adaptive tech, but students might need help with the interface. Khan Academy.

?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

Edsurge

A single mom in middle America could learn to code from Google instructor. However, as more online learning companies raise their Series D funding rounds , and players from Duolingo to Coursera try to figure out sustainable business models, we’ve reached a juncture where we need to think about the issues of equity that come with chasing paying customers. Online Learning and Non-traditional Students. Connection-Driven experiences emphasize who you’ll learn with and from.

Has Online Learning Really Disrupted K-12 Education in the U.S.? The Answer Is Yes — and No

The Christensen Institute

Horn and Curtis Johnson predicted in their book Disrupting Class that online learning would revolutionize teacher-led instruction and catalyze a student-centered transformation in U.S. Mainstream news outlets highlighted the promise of Khan Academy and flipped classrooms.

The Omidyar Network and the (Neoliberal) Future of Education

Hack Education

” The grant is just one of a slew of recent investments by the Omidyar Network in companies and organizations that work in and around education technology, including Khan Academy, Hypothes.is, and Edsurge. Where the dollars have gone: African Leadership Academy (leadership training) – $1.5 Bridge International Academies (private school chain in Africa) – investment amount unknown. Ellevation (English-language learning software in the US) – $6.4

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

MindShift

Deeper Learning: The expert panel identified several long-term trends that will greatly influence the adoption of technology in classrooms over the next five years and beyond. They see worldwide educators focusing on “ deeper learning ” outcomes that try to connect what happens in the classroom to experts and experiences beyond school as an important trend. Adaptive Learning: Adaptive learning refers to software that adjusts to students’ learning needs as they use the product.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

But just how effective are these tools at helping students learn? Popular games, big names get kids and teachers pumped to program Bottom line: A well-planned, -produced, and -curated set of free resources bound to get kids hooked on learning to code. DreamBox Learning Math. It's savvy enough to keep kids focused, and teachers will be tapping their toes to the unorthodox learning method. Khan Academy. Khan Academy Kids. NBC Learn.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

Graphite Blog

But just how effective are these tools at helping students learn? Popular games, big names get kids and teachers pumped to program Bottom line: A well-planned, -produced, and -curated set of free resources bound to get kids hooked on learning to code. DreamBox Learning Math. It's savvy enough to keep kids focused, and teachers will be tapping their toes to the unorthodox learning method. Khan Academy. Khan Academy Kids. NBC Learn.

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

Edsurge

As today’s education technology tools are used more frequently to drive instruction, expectations have grown for how data can support teaching and learning. Solving the rostering problem just scratches the surface of how interoperable data can support learning, said Wheeler. “If Can a student’s activity on Khan Academy offer any clues into why he or she did not do well on the problem-solving section of an online benchmark math assessment?

A Call For Homeschool 2.0

TeachThought - Learn better.

The tech-wielding entrepreneurial dad and the avante garde, life-hacking mom team-up (you have to) to lead the learning of their own three children using a combination of their personalized attention, and the growth of technology. So self-guided inquiry-based and mobile learning. Adaptive learning apps. Learning simulations. Khan Academy. Learning here becomes less about curriculum and more about possibility. Learning what, how, and why?

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). of Text-Messaging at School A Big Step for Gesture-Based Learning? Another big step for gesture-based learning ? Khan told the attendees at Web 2.0

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” From the press release : “174 organisations worldwide call investors to cease support to American chain of schools Bridge International Academies.” ” Testing, Testing… From the Khan Academy blog : “ Khan Academy is the Official Practice Partner for AP.” ” This is the second major partnership the organization has made with the College Board , as Khan Academy is also its test prep site of choice for the SAT.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Congratulations, STEM folks and learn-to-code evangelists, for being featured in President Trump’s list of his 2017 accomplishments. ” “ Personalized learning gives students a sense of control over chaotic lives,” says The Hechinger Report , in a very glowing look at the Summit Public Schools ’ ( Facebook -built) learning management system. Subscription boxes for teachers are somehow “ personalized learning.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” ” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99 Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned. MarcoPolo Learning has raised $8.5

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

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.”