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. Keeping up with the requirements of every application, the data policies, and matching them with your school’s policies can be a daunting task.

Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049

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The post Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Accessibility is and should be a huge topic of discussion across multiple industries but especially in learning. Sarah Kiefer recently wrote a wonderful review of the Dynamic Learning with Google podcast series. You can find the extension here , but be sure to follow your school policies regarding installing extensions. The Shake Up Learning Book Study.

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

ProfHacker

I can see evidence around me that AI (Artificial Intelligence), Analytics and Adaptive Learning are being pushed in the education field, but I have a strong aversion to all of them, mainly on ethical grounds. It also completely ignores the socio-emotional role of a teacher: in motivating the learner, promoting their love of a subject, recognizing their interest in something, and in providing moral support whether in things related to learning or to life.

Which is bigger?

Dangerously Irrelevant

On the second night of class, I had an awesome discussion with a couple of high school teachers about the perpetual issue of forcing students to learn math that they likely will never use again in their life. We make most (all) students take Algebra 2, for instance, even though most of them rarely (if ever) will use that learning later. I started a new principal licensure cohort this spring.

Guest Post: Raising Expectations and Addressing Inequities in Edtech

Digital Promise

As a white educator engaging in anti-racist efforts, one of the most frustrating things I have seen in my 15-year teaching career is schools and districts purchasing costly adaptive learning programs that require rapid, singular responses from students, and dedicating tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of devices to delivering these programs. These programs also collect data on students to provide “individualized” instruction through machine learning.

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Center for Education Reform Taps Businesses, Charter Schools for Innovation

Marketplace K-12

” To right the course of the movement she helped found, Allen wrote a white paper emphasizing innovation and opportunity called “IO: The New Opportunity Agenda” white paper, and invited a group of people from various educational constituencies to learn about it at a luncheon at the National Press Club here today. “We cannot expect that every child learns at the same pace,” he said. Washington, D.C.

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology? FRS) , is helping thousands of schools create these types of learning experiences for kids. In a Future Ready district, curriculum, instruction, and assessment are tightly aligned, redesigned to engage students in 21st Century, relevant, technology-empowered, deeper learning. Personalized Professional Learning.

Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Technology allows you to teach and learn from any part of the world with Internet access and electricity. Sure, having specialized software for learning is great, but these will at least start you off on the right foot. Instant verification Online learning software allows controlling the learning process better and watching out for academic dishonesty. Learning Solutions Magazine Of course, specialized online periodicals had to land on the list.

S'Cool Tools of the Week: Plotly, DoodleMaths

Edsurge

DoodleMaths : Neil Jarrett, a year 6 teacher and math coordinator in Bangkok, Thailand, inspired us to include this tool this week after listing it as one of his favorite adaptive learning apps. A product out of the UK, DoodleMaths provides students with tutorials, games and exercises for learning math concepts, rewarding them with stars along the way. K-12 teachers can also use this edtech tool to advance their graphic representation of learning materials.

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. In fact, our same study found that 77% of college students feel the use of adaptive technology helped them improve their grades. Technologically-based tools provide opportunities for students to learn both in and out of the classroom. Social learning networks, e?portfolios,

Study reveals elementary math gains

eSchool News

Study of grades 3-5 students showed improved math achievement with personalized learning approach. A research study from the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University demonstrates a link between an adaptive learning program and improvement in mathematics achievement for students in grades 3-5.

Old teaching strategies and modern technologies: Could an LMS be part of Montessori?

Neo LMS

In viewing learning outcomes at each Montessori level, it must be emphasized that why and how students arrive at what they know is just as important as what they know. My take on learning. I am aware that there is no one great method of teaching, so I try to keep an open mind, learn as much as I can, and sift the information I come across in my research. Kindergartens and schools introduce BYOD policies and work with electronic devices on a regular basis.

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Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

Neo LMS

The days of gauging learning success on the basis of simple metrics like enrollment, attendance, or course completion are long gone! In this case, the data comes from a learning context and can be algorithmically analyzed for trends and patterns. Leveraging big data in a learning context. Historically, data has been used as a tool to market learning opportunities to students and to evaluate metrics that demonstrate why students should choose one learning center over another.

The Tech Industry is Hijacking School Data. But Decentralized Systems Can Change That.

Edsurge

Schools across the globe are experiencing an influx of digital technologies—from systems that allow teachers to monitor computer use in the classroom to adaptive learning applications, machine learning-based programs that modify instruction based on students’ behaviour and proficiency. That way, tech companies, and also researchers, policy makers or curriculum designers who want to access school data can have a privacy-honoring way to request access.

Top EdSurge Higher Education Stories of 2019

Edsurge

Hoping to Spur ‘Learning Engineering,’ Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software by Jeffrey R. Young Carnegie Mellon University made its adaptive learning platform and dozens of related software tools available under a free and open-source license. The effort to build the tools over more than a decade cost nearly $100 million, and officials said the goal is to spark a “learning engineering” approach to teaching.

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. These policies reflect the reality of students’ lives and can also cut down on school technology costs.

The 3 Biggest Remote Teaching Concerns We Need to Solve Now

Edsurge

While the authors of the 2017 National Educational Technology Plan recommended that, “every new teacher should be prepared to model how to select and use the most appropriate apps and tools to support learning and evaluate these tools against basic privacy and security standards,” this has not come to fruition. In fact, there are so many digital tools, apps, and online learning resources being shared, some educators are feeling overwhelmed.

MobyMax Wins 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company

techlearning

Educators are embracing solutions that are more effective, make their lives easier, and get their students more engaged in learning. About MobyMax MobyMax helps struggling learners quickly catch up to grade level and closes learning gaps for all students. Moby Learning, Moby Assessments, Moby Interactive, and Moby Rewards are all award-winning solutions individually. When combined together in Moby Suite, they create the most effective solution to find and fix learning gaps.

From Mexico to China: Why the World is Interested in the United States Edtech Market

Edsurge

The United States is expected to lead the charge, followed by countries in Asia and Europe, so it may come as no surprise that people interested in edtech are traveling from all over the world to learn from, sell to and acquire U.S. We are using iPads for our fourth to ninth grade students, and we are looking for apps and websites for our students to learn [on the devices with],” says Najera.

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Why the World’s Youngest Continent Got an Edtech Accelerator

Edsurge

Previously a consultant and policy adviser to Michael Gove, the United Kingdom’s former Secretary of Education, Martin first explored growth opportunities for international education companies in Africa in 2015, after leaving his gig at Boston Consulting Group. 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.

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Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

as you continue to amplify formative learning with digital technology. Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities. The back channel in the classroom is powerful and your LMS (Learning Management System) may serve this quite well. In this article I wish to focus on how educational games provide a wonderful learning experience perhaps going well beyond content. Engaged Learning. I enjoy learning from all of you.

MobyMax Wins 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Assessment Tool

techlearning

MobyMax, the most widely adopted differentiated learning solution in the U.S., Sept 4, 2018 - MobyMax , the most widely adopted differentiated learning solution in the U.S., Moby Assessments provides a suite of summative benchmark tests, formative skill checker tests, and adaptive diagnostic placement tests for both math and ELA. About MobyMax MobyMax helps struggling learners quickly catch up to grade level and closes learning gaps for all students.

Personalized Learning: The Why, How, and What

A Principal's Reflections

As a result, many educational entities have embraced a shift to a more personalized approach to learning. While this is admirable, what I have experienced firsthand is a lack of a uniform vision and plan or collective understanding as to what it means to personalize learning. The goal of this post is to help schools, districts, and educators develop a clear understanding of what personalized learning really is in order to implement it effectively at scale.

Heard, Overheard and Announced at ISTE 2016

Edsurge

David Samuelson, Age of Learning's head of global schools, told EdSurge in an interview that the product (currently geared at Pre-K, kindergarten and first grade) is essentially the ABCMouse consumer product—a collection of multi-subject learning activities—with all the necessary K-12 add-ons, like curriculum and professional development. “It’s It’s important to know which vendors are handling privacy policies well and which aren’t.

?Places to Go, Mountains to Climb for Edtech in 2017

Edsurge

Dartmouth College) I took inspiration from Dr. Seuss, and immense liberty in adapting "Oh, The Places You’ll Go" into ‘Oh, The Places Edtech Will Go’ with dedication and thanks to two special six- and ten-year-old girls for their contributions to the rhymes. Oh, The Places Edtech Will Go – loosely adapted from Dr. Seuss by Isabelle Hau, Omidyar Network 2017 should be another big year for edtech Six big trends we expect. administration, New education policy horizon.

Paying to Turn in Homework? ASU Prof's Viral Email Raises Questions About Online Textbook Model

Edsurge

Textbook companies defend their new model, arguing that digital titles help students learn better than past methods and are sold for far less than traditional textbooks. Last Thursday, he sent an email to students explaining that he was being let go because he pushed back against two university policies that he saw as unethical. I would joke with my students that they could buy all the Harry Potter books for that price and learn more from those than from the textbook."

Building a Data-Driven School or District

Think Through Math

Educational researchers and policy makers have come to the consensus that creating data-driven environments throughout the school system is essential for achieving improvement at the local, state, and national levels. The software’s adaptive learning technology makes sure that every student benefits from the right lesson at the right time. We see the lights go on every day as students make connections and learn that they can do math.

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Personalized Learning and the Tech to Make It Happen #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Personalized Learning and the Tech to Make It Happen SXSWedu 2017 Panel One of the most promising ideas in education right now is personalized learning—providing instruction that is meaningful and contextualized for every student. The rapid growth of edtech is making it easier to transform schools and classrooms into environments that support individualized learning, but success requires a thoughtful, strategic approach. What does personalized learning mean?

Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

Reading By Example

In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority. One approach that may offer that reasonable next step in embedding personalized learning into practice is blended learning. It combines online and face-to-face learning “that uses a variety of tools – digital, artistic, problem-solving, etc. Age levels, discipline and digital access also matter when deciding how to incorporate blended learning in the classroom.

Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

Reading By Example

In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority. One approach that may offer that reasonable next step in embedding personalized learning into practice is blended learning. It combines online and face-to-face learning “that uses a variety of tools – digital, artistic, problem-solving, etc. Age levels, discipline and digital access also matter when deciding how to incorporate blended learning in the classroom.

The Omidyar Network and the (Neoliberal) Future of Education

Hack Education

The Omidyar Network, a “venture philanthropy” firm founded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, has invested over $1 billion in various projects – those run both by for-profit companies and not-for-profit organizations in finance, public policy, property rights, journalism, and education. Ellevation (English-language learning software in the US) – $6.4 EnglishHelper (English-language learning services in India) – investment amount unknown.

Education Behemoth Pearson to Cut 4,000 Employees, 10 Percent of Workforce

Marketplace K-12

Pearson today announced that it is responding to rocky conditions and poor performance in international markets by laying off 4,000 workers and putting a greater focus on adaptive courseware and classroom products, as well as blended and online learning. The company indicated it over the next two years, it will be putting new products and services into the market focused on “adaptive, personalized, next-generation courseware” aimed at helping teachers and students.

5 Doubts About Data-Driven Schools

NPR Learning and Tech

Jose Ferreira, CEO of Knewton , said in a 2012 speech that his "adaptive learning" platform, used by 10 million students globally, collects 5 to 10 million data points per student per day — down to how many seconds it takes you to answer that algebra problem. "We The National Education Policy Center releases annual reports on commercialization and marketing in public schools. Jamie Jones/Getty Images/Ikon Images. Have you ever seen a school data wall?

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

MindShift

Jose Ferreira, CEO of Knewton , said in a 2012 speech that his “adaptive learning” platform, used by 10 million students globally, collects 5 to 10 million data points per student per day — down to how many seconds it takes you to answer that algebra problem. The National Education Policy Center releases annual reports on commercialization and marketing in public schools. Have you ever seen a school data wall? In a struggling Newark, N.J.,

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network. The change is part of a nationwide pilot program Walsh joined this year, one that could indicate just how deeply and how quickly the personalized-learning trend will penetrate the average classroom.