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

Improving Education Environments

The Hechinger Report has a recent article out about the potential of software in the realm of robograders. Uncategorized ETS gamification robo-grader writing 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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. Comments Section : Students examine a post from a newspaper comment section and explain whether they would use it in a research report.

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Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning

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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. This blog post originally appeared on Tom Driscoll EDU.

Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning

EdTechTeacher

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. Therefore, how might we leverage the power of gamification and game-based learning to enhance civic education? Why Simulations?

Surveys Find Districts Are Using More Edtech Tools — and Teachers Are Bearing the Costs

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All in this Edtech Reports Recap. The resulting report , “VR Changes the Game for Soft Skills Training,” projects that 72 percent of the survey respondents will have tried VR simulations by 2022, more than twice the 35 percent that say they’re using it today.

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With a degree no longer enough, job candidates are told to prove their skills in tests

The Hechinger Report

said Steve Yadzinski, who works on innovations in workforce technology for Jobs for the Future — an advocacy group that makes its own job finalists take on work-related projects as a part of the decision process. Credit: Emma Harris for The Hechinger Report.

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

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The promotion allows teachers and schools to test out the Bloomz Premium subscription, which offers exclusive tools to communicate and coordinate with their parent community, such as unlimited storage for teachers and administrators, engagement reports, premium calendar, and more. KAHOOT EDTRENDS REPORT FOR EDUCATORS ( kahoot.com/files/2018/05/EdTrendsreport-May-2018-educators.pdf published a new report which addresses latest trends in EdTech in the U.S.

Orientation Inspiration 2017

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Gamification. In a non-gamey, but quietly interactive approach, Kate Zaleski, Library Media Specialist at the Woodland School in Warren, NJ, reports that she plans welcome students with a read aloud of Kate Messner’s How to Read a Story. 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.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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In addition, Alma will continue to provide its own set of robust reporting tools to meet many needs and budgets. CentralReach PK-12 empowers individualized educational program (IEP) teams to record data and access information about students in real-time, creating data-driven insights to inform instruction, aids educators with IDEA compliance, and helps create reports and customizable graphs to visualize student progress and guide discussions with parents.

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. Another notable area of growth: the size of the report itself, which has expanded from 66 slides in 2011 to 355 this year , with the number of slides almost doubling in the last year alone. There is much to learn from the Meeker report.