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Vernier releases free Graphical Analysis app for Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

Vernier, makers of very popular sensors and data collection systems, have just released their free Graphical Analysis app for Chromebooks. The app can then be used to create graphs, create annotations, and perform analysis with statistics. Graphical Analysis for Chrome and its support of Vernier sensors provides schools with an easy-to-use and cost-effective way to further utilize Chromebooks and engage students in hands-on learning in science and STEM classrooms.”

Critical Analysis and Information Literacy


Judy Willis MD Brain-Based Learning Teach students to evaluate what data needs to be gathered, what characterizes fact versus opinion, and where to find the most current and useful information

Using DataBasic for Simple Data Analysis


However, a lot of the tools for next-level data analysis aren’t particularly easy to use and can be overkill for simple lessons. Have you tried DataBasic, or do you have a favorite tool for classroom data analysis? Reviews Software Teaching data analysis database visualization

Emerging technologies: a more detailed Gartner analysis

Bryan Alexander

Gartner focuses on the internet of things, security concerns, and information/data analysis. This month Gartner Research offered a top-level forecast of where technologies are going over the next five years. At the same time they explored technologies in greater detail with this report , which I’ll summarize here. It’s a pretty solid list, not offering any wild surprises. Much will be familiar to FTTE readers.



Most high-school sophomores hope to score a job at Starbucks or the movie theatre. Techlearning Resources

Text Analysis With Voyant 2.0


A few weeks ago, coincidentally during Day of DH 2016 , it was brought to my attention that Voyant , a web-based text analysis tool, had upgraded to Version 2.0. It works great for getting students started in large-scale text analysis.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. In the book’s first half McGee does a great job of exploring transformative forces in economics, demographics, and culture.

Read, Talk, Write: 35 Text Analysis Lessons


In "Read Talk Write" Laura Robb provides strategies that can grow students' ability to have rich, accountable conversations, leading to productive, engaging writing. Reviewer Linda Biondi especially appreciates the mentor texts, detailed lessons, and reproducibles.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

Jon McGee’s Breakpoint (2015, Johns Hopkins) offers a very solid, useful, and accessible analysis of current trends in higher education. In the book’s first half McGee does a great job of exploring transformative forces in economics, demographics, and culture.

Basic Twitter Analysis With twXplorer


But, there may be a situation when you want a quick analysis of activity around a certain hashtag or term (trending or otherwise) without the trouble of setting up a permanent archive. Are there other Twitter analysis tools you’ve found helpful?

IO Education: Consolidating Student Data to Drive and Empower Student Success


Company is Helping Over 5,000 Schools Improve Outcomes by Making Better use of Five Million Student Records. Here’s How. EmergingEdTech recently spoke with IO Education’s CEO, Michael. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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Fewer and richer high school grads heading to college: ACE analysis

Bryan Alexander

This information comes from Christopher Nellum and Terry Hartle of the American Council on Education ( ACE ), and is based on analysis of US Census data. Inside Higher Ed’s summary of ACE findings. Changes in higher education enrollment can sound very bland or abstract.

Media Literacy: How to Watch the Debates


Baker Karen Zill media literacy NAMLE Presidential Debates social studies student analysisThe presidential debates offer a unique portal to explore topics that are critically important in developing students' media literacy skills and preparing them for responsible citizenship.

Media Literacy in Today’s Social Studies Class


The NCSS revised Position Statement on Media Literacy supports engaging students in inquiry and analysis as well as developing their understanding of media and propaganda. Baker NCSS Position Statement on Media Literacy News Literacy Project photo analysis worksheet social studiesFrank W. Baker shows how students can evaluate the flood of fake news and the Fall election.

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Teaching Students to Set a Purpose for Reading


Articles Reading fiction genre graphic organizer informational texts narrative nonfiction reading purpose Sarah Tantillo text analysisMany students over-annotate text to the point where they are noticing everything but not determining what's MOST important.

Spatial Thinking & Critical Analysis: Teaching With Portal 2

TeachThought - Learn better.

Spatial Thinking & Critical Analysis: Teaching With Portal 2. Ideas & Resources For Teaching With Portal 2; Spatial Thinking & Critical Analysis: Teaching With Portal 2. by Michael Catelli.

Every Child a Super Reader with 7 Strengths


Book Reviews Reading 7 strengths belonging confidence courage craft curiosity Ernest Morrell friendship hope kindness Linda Biondi LitWorld Pam Allyn Scholastic Super Reader text analysisEvery Child a Super Reader can empower students to become lovers of reading who understand what they read.

Wordle for Visual Analysis & Prediction

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Themes presented in Peck''s story are also found in Richard Connell''s "The Most Dangerous Game" and Edgar Allan Poe''s "The Cask of Amontillado" two texts that challenge the students'' comprehension and analysis skills.

10 Techniques to Teach Whole Class Novels


It's Not Easy Being Tween Whole Novels Cheryl Mizerny framing Gradual Release of Responsibility literary analysis read like writers reflective writing Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry The Outsiders Ties That Bind Ties That Break Walk Two Moons whole class novel

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Learning with 'e's

They are great at description, but ask them to move beyond this into critical analysis and they look at you and shrug. In essence the students were speculating based on their analysis of the bottle, and were also beginning to evaluate the worth of the bottle.

The Happiness Achievement Paradox


Data Analysis research Social Emotional LearningDo our actions communicate more clearly than our words when it comes to expressing our wishes for our children?

Open Source Tools for Learning Data Analysis, Continuous Improvement, and Machine Learning

iterating toward openness

I’m a huge fan of R and R Studio and use them regularly for data extraction, cleaning, and analysis. This image from the BBC is not subject to’s Creative Commons license.


4 Steps to Put School Data to Good Use


Articles Data Management analysis Barbara Blackburn data goals priorities purpose Ronald Williamson statistics surveysSchool and student data can be confusing and challenging to collect and use effectively.

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Using Text Analysis to Discover Work in JSTOR


Software Teaching databases jstor research text analysis who knew JSTOR had a lab

The rural school district Obama fought to save

The Hechinger Report

Analysis K-12 NewsNow shuttered, this portion of J.V. Martin Middle School in Dillon dates to 1896 and was still in use when then-Senator Barack Obama visited in 2007 during his presidential campaign. Photo: Alan Richard. DILLON, S.C. — In 2007, when U.S.

Angela Duckworth Responds To A New Critique Of Grit

NPR Learning and Tech

The author of a new meta-analysis says the importance of grit — a concept that has gained wide traction in education circles — has been exaggerated

Looking both ways

Learning with 'e's

Critical analysis is where students can understand several ideas or theories, and can show how they are related. analysis critical thinking education essay writing evaluation learning reflection of practice

Avoiding the Reefs as We Navigate Testing Season


Standardized Test Preparation Working Draft E/LA Kevin Hodgson literary analysis Massachusetts multiple choice narrative writing Reading sixth grade standardized tests

Characters Drive This Summer Reading Activity


Plan now for summer reading assignments with the Character Analysis Organizers developed by Sarah Tantillo. Articles Reading character analysis character analysis organizers free summer reading packet questions Sarah Tantillo summer reading writing

Here Is An Excellent Google Drive Tool for Creating Rubrics

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

October 31, 2015 OrangeSlice:Teacher Rubric is an interesting Google Docs add-on to use for creating rubric selections and converting the Analysis or Holistic rubric into a percentage or more. Google Drive Tools rubric making tools

Education Research Meta Analysis from Hattie and Yates


The Hapara team is reading Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn by John Hattie and Gregory Yates. The book is an easy to read distillation of Hattie’s work synthesizing the results from education research around the world. Edtech Blended Learning Hattie Edtech Update

Using Vernier Data Tools on a Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

Earlier this year they released their Graphical Analysis tool for Chromebooks (free) and they have continued to make their products work with Chromebooks. For the USB connection for the sensors, you need the USB connector and the Graphical Analysis Software.

Fun with GIS 208: Competitions 2016 and 2017


Education Analysis ArcGIS Online Careers competition Projects social studies STEM story mapsIn spring of 2017, Esri is hosting a network of US state competitions for grades 4-12. Successful pilot events occurred in 2016 in Minnesota (MN) and Arkansas (AR).

Common Core Assessment: An Inflection Point in Public Education or More of the Same?


Other than Texas and Alaska though, I bet you would have a hard time guessing that Nebraska… common core Data Analysis EdTech Education nclb Smarter Balanced The assessments rooted in the Common Core standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics begin this year for 45.5 out of 50 states. Minnesota is the 0.5 because they decided only to adopt the English Language Arts standards.

Helping Students Master Information Analysis

The Electric Educator

To help prepare students for this challenging segment of the ACT and to teach them the importance of data analysis and critical thinking, I begin writing and giving timed mini "challenge questions" to my students. Work backwards on analysis questions.

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?


Forty six… blended learning common core Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching Smarter Balanced The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely.

Fun with GIS 207: Competition!


Education Analysis ArcGIS Online Careers competition Projects social studies STEM story mapsIn spring of 2016, Minnesota announced an ArcGIS Online competition for high school and middle school students across the state.