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

NeverEndingSearch

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

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.

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

Kevin Corbett

As a technology reporter and mommy blogger, you’d think the Fisher-Price Apptivity Seat for newborns — an infant seat with a holder for an iPad — would be something I appreciate. appeared first on | elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

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.

Orientation Inspiration 2017

NeverEndingSearch

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.

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.