Advocacy of robo-readers hasn’t won the debate — it still misses the main point

Improving Education Environments

Uncategorized ETS gamification robo-grader writing The Hechinger Report has a recent article out about the potential of software in the realm of robograders. The title, Robo-readers aren’t as good as human readers — they’re better , is sensationalistic and sacrifices the tenor of the article’s argument for a round of quick clicks.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

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Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning


We are experiencing a rising tide of advocacy for high quality civic education across the nation. There is also increasing interest and promising research around the impact that gamification can play in instructional design.

Babies and Mobile Devices. Where Are YOU on the issue?

Kevin Corbett

Nor, it seems, do a number of advocacy groups that want it pulled off the market because they think iPads and babies are a dangerous combination. appeared first on | elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more.

Orientation Inspiration 2017


Gamification. These are all things I do for free anyway, but it should be a great education/advocacy opportunity. In years past, I’ve written about orientation and strategies for opening the school year. Check out Orientation Inspiration (2013) and Orientation Attitude (2016).

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


will include a fresh new look, upgraded adaptive keyboarding curriculum, more gamification for students, a Digital Citizenship curriculum aligned to ISTE standards, more Learn to Type Code, ADA Compliance Features and much more!

Reactions to a College Alternative: Debating the Merits of MissionU


A company like Uber, that uses gamification and psychological manipulation strategies to continue to extract value from the particular gig that they've got, somebody driving for them, that's kind of spectacularly backwards from this vision of, "No, you'll have a secure job and a good future, and you'll have great soft skills.". I think we need really, really large advocacy changes.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report.