Character Analysis with Book Creator

iTeach with iPads

A favorite activity was creating a character analysis book featuring a character in a recent story. For a different spin on book analysis, read my post here on Book Snaps.

PARCC Prep: Literary Analysis Writing Task

MiddleWeb

Using the PARCC as a springboard, literacy consultant Sarah Tantillo details a 10-lesson strategy to prep for the Literary Analysis Writing Task and links to other preps at her blog. Articles Common Core CCSS assessment ELA testing literacy literary analysis PARCC Sarah Tantillo SBAC

DIY Video Lesson to Illustrate Process Analysis

Teacher Reboot Camp

First, we analyze the four basics of good process analysis and the organization details from the book, Real Essays Interactive, by Susan Anker. My students learn nine different types of essay forms in one semester.

Students Talk Back – A Pathway to Student Voice & Critical Analysis Using @Flipgrid #edtech #edtechchat

techieMusings

She recently used Flipgrid as a way to mix up literary analysis by empowering students to exercise critical thinking (and concision) as they “talk back” to characters after pivotal plot points in Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Students Talk Back – A Pathway to Student Voice & Critical Analysis Using Flipgrid. I wanted to feature a guest blog post written by my colleague, Kerry Hosmer.

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.”

New Meta-Analysis Identifies Instructional Strategies To Help Struggling Adolescent Readers

Larry Ferlazzo

What instructional strategies can best assist struggling adolescent readers? A new study, A Synthesis of Reading Interventions and Effects on Reading Comprehension Outcomes for Older Struggling Readers , seeks to answer that question.

New Analysis of Personalized Learning Program Shows Reading Gains for Chicago Students

Leadership Lounge

New Analysis of Personalized Learning Program Shows Reading Gains for Chicago Students. Personalized learning programs in Chicago are helping to boost reading scores for students by an amount equivalent to 13 percentile points of growth, a recent analysis found.

Text Analysis With Voyant 2.0

ProfHacker

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.

Analysis: Trump’s Justice Dept moves to protect whites in college admissions

The Hechinger Report

The post Analysis: Trump’s Justice Dept moves to protect whites in college admissions appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Analysis Higher Ed Politics RaceFile photo: Abigail Fisher was back at the Supreme Court Dec.

Critical Analysis and Information Literacy

Edutopia

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

Basic Twitter Analysis With twXplorer

ProfHacker

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?

40 Most Popular Ed-Tech Tools in K-12 Identified in New Analysis

Marketplace K-12

The post 40 Most Popular Ed-Tech Tools in K-12 Identified in New Analysis appeared first on Market Brief. The study showed that half of the time schools access ed-tech tools is for operational purposes (such as using online gradebooks) and for research and data gathering.

Examine Sports, Physics and More With Video Analysis App

techlearning

Robust video analysis for sports, science, fine arts performances. Techlearning Resources App of the Day

10 Tools That Can Help Students With Case Study Analysis

EmergingEdTech

Image Source A Range of Tools to Lend Efficiencies to Case Study Assignments Case study analysis is a serious work that often demands a lot of time and effort.

K-12 District Spending Analysis Raises Red Flag About ESSA School Comparisons

Marketplace K-12

The post K-12 District Spending Analysis Raises Red Flag About ESSA School Comparisons appeared first on Market Brief. The study of how districts track spending for each school found that it is difficult to make "apples-to-apples" comparisons of expenditures among schools in a system.

Analysis: Children first? Once again, egos and politics obscure education issues

The Hechinger Report

The post Analysis: Children first? . NEW YORK – Heads of enormous city school systems are used to getting more grief than love. These are tough and often terrible jobs that chew up educators and spit them out. They rarely end well.

Engaging Students in Tobacco Ad Analysis

MiddleWeb

What works to discourage adolescents from smoking? Media literacy expert Frank Baker suggests taking on Big Tobacco's pervasive and persuasive marketing tactics, involving students in creating their own anti-tobacco ads. Baker provides the background and resources.

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.

I’m Not Sure This Big Meta-Analysis On Direct Instruction Says What Its Authors Think It Says

Larry Ferlazzo

A big new meta-analysis has just been released titled The Effectiveness of Direct Instruction Curricula: A Meta-Analysis of a Half Century of Research. In fact, one meta-analysis did just that (see Is This The Most Important Research Study Of The Year?

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.

App of the Week: Video analysis of performance

eSchool News

Coach’s Eye-Video Analysis. It allows detailed, visual feedback thanks to powerful analysis tools and superior playback ability. Find exact moments in a performance, tap Analyze to open a variety of analysis tools, and then tap Record to capture your analysis.

STUDENT-RUN KITE REVIEWS LIFTS EDTECH ANALYSIS TO NEW HEIGHTS

techlearning

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

Read, Talk, Write: 35 Text Analysis Lessons

MiddleWeb

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.

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.

K-12 Teachers’ Receptiveness to Email Marketing On the Rise, Analysis Finds

Marketplace K-12

The post K-12 Teachers’ Receptiveness to Email Marketing On the Rise, Analysis Finds appeared first on Market Brief. In the first six months of 2017, just over 6.8 percent of K-12 teachers opened marketing emails, up from 5.5 percent in all of 2016. Marketplace K-12 Market Trends Mobile Devices Sales/Marketing

Immersive Tech, Virtual Reality Market to Soar Worldwide, New Analysis Predicts

Marketplace K-12

The post Immersive Tech, Virtual Reality Market to Soar Worldwide, New Analysis Predicts appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

Education Research Meta Analysis from Hattie and Yates

Hapara

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

Turnitin Encourages Writing Across Content Areas with Historical Analysis Resources in Revision Assistant

techlearning

New features and prompts for Turnitin Revision Assistant. EdTech for writing instruction in social studies and other content areas beyond ELA. Techlearning News

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 opencontent.org’s Creative Commons license.

Engaging Students in Critical Social Media Analysis Through Debate

Educator Innovator

As part of the national celebration of Digital Learning Day last month, I had the opportunity to moderate an online debate between two teams of high school students from opposite ends of California about the merits and risks of social media as a communication tool.

8 Excellent Books on Discourse Analysis for Research Sudents

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

August 13, 2015 In response to a request we received a few days ago from one of our readers, here is a collection of some of the best texts written on ‘Discourse Analysis’. These works are.read more. Books for Teachers

Three tools for “in-text” video analysis and why it matters

NeverEndingSearch

For content analysis of focus groups or exit interviews. For many of us, the go-to platform for learning and sharing is video. Our students increasingly consult YouTube to get up to speed on any topic.

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.

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.

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.

How Early Is Too Early to Teach Computer Science?

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The Startup Blog Algorithmic Thinking Coding Computational Thinking Pattern Recognition Problem Analysis Startup StartupsGood news for parents concerned about kids getting too much screen time: It's possible to teach computer science concepts to very young kids without using computers at all.

How Does a Managed WiFi Subscription Work? Part 1: Analysis & Design

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

We don’t like to brag, but at SecurEdge Networks, we really have thought of everything necessary to provide you with fast, reliable, secure wireless. Not only that, but we’ve bundled it all together into a comprehensive subscription package. Okay, maybe we do like to brag a little. Healthcare Hospitality K-12 Education Higher Education Retail Industrial Mobility SMB Wi-Fi as a Service

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

EmergingEdTech

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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Virginia State Project: Initial data analysis highlights broadband opportunities for divisions

Education Superhighway

After six months of collection and rigorous analysis, EducationSuperhighway met with Virginia Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson, Secretary of Education Ann Holton, and other stakeholders to share our initial discoveries.