Creating a Writers' Workshop in a Secondary Classroom

Edutopia

Shelby Scoffield Literacy With the station rotation model, secondary students can focus on language arts skills such as analysis, structure, and academic writing while improving their overall writing quality Photo credit: World Literature Today via flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

New Personalized Learning Program Uses  Writing Analysis, Adaptive Learning Technology

techlearning

The new program combines writing analysis technology, interactive practice and personalized learning. The supplemental curriculum, for grades 2-7 and at-risk secondary students, is available to U.S.

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. post-secondary education needs closer connections to K-12, especially given demographic and economic changes (126-8).

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. post-secondary education needs closer connections to K-12, especially given demographic and economic changes (126-8).

Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

EdNews Daily

Mathematical modeling is essentially a logical approach to research, relying on statistics and mathematical algorithms to perform an analysis. We want to LOWER the barrier of entry for research by giving any student guidance and resources to perform meaningful analysis of real world scenarios.

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

jackcwest

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. Forty six… blended learning common core Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching Smarter Balanced

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

jackcwest

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. Forty six… blended learning common core Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching Smarter Balanced

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

However the failure to adapt to, and embrace, new learning technologies as well as other advanced technologies such as AI, data analysis and machine learning will undoubtedly be the death-knell for most colleges.

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Difference in Perspective: An Interdisciplinary Project

A Principal's Reflections

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information. Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.

Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

Neo LMS

The resulting analysis can then be used to better respond to students’ needs by professionals like you, content creators, decision-makers, and administrators in higher education institutions. Campus competitive analysis.

OER Cost Savings and Adoption Rates: New Methodologies, New Data, and New Results

iterating toward openness

SPARC started with a stratified sample of 120 US post-secondary institutions. Below I present the results of some exploratory data analysis intended to answer basic questions. Exploratory Data Analysis.

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What is Active Learning? And Why it Matters

ViewSonic Education

Primary and secondary schools are swiftly responding to the evidence in support of active learning. This massive meta-analysis showed that in traditional lecture classes, students failed 55% more often. Active learning is a teaching method that works wonders.

Testing Literacy Today Requires more than a Pencil and Paper

Digital Promise

One recent analysis of standardized tests in the United States, for example, found tests haven’t changed much over the last 100 years: tests are mostly multiple choice, with questions geared toward assessing skills like vocabulary, recall and comprehension.

Using virtual mentors to expand offline networks and grow career aspirations

The Christensen Institute

Mentors and students engage on a technology platform and work one-to-one throughout the school year on structured activities focused on academic success, career exploration, and post-secondary planning. In the most recent analysis of mentee pre-and post-surveys from the 2016-2017 academic year, mentees report that prior to the program 63% have natural mentors (in their offline lives) while after the program, that percentage grows to 81%.

Ask A Silly Question, Get A Non-Standard Answer

EdNews Daily

The possibility cannot be easily ignored that growing use of refined versions of paraphrasing tools that are designed to fool plagiarism detection software could lock educators and learners into an arms race of text analysis and obfuscation. Guest article by Simon Very.

The Rise – and Possible Fall – of the Graphing Calculator

Digital Promise

Many have the ability to do statistical analysis and even some calculus. Whether teachers continue to use these tools or ditch them in favor of new ones, graphing technology will likely always have a place in secondary math education.

4 Surprising Benefits of Gaming for K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

It’s all about creativity and collaboration,” says Ron Pirayoff, director of secondary education for Saddleback Valley USD. 4 Surprising Benefits of Gaming for K–12 Students. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 01/14/2019 - 15:23.

Teaching students specific technical skills

Neo LMS

Streaming in schools is a contentious subject, and there are studies to show that streaming prior to upper secondary school can have a negative effect on both social and academic outcomes, particularly for underprivileged students.

Helping Students See Hamlet and Harry Potter in a New Light With Computational Thinking

Edsurge

As it turns out, network theory as an analytic technique, or what I’d call computational literary analysis , is not just a bona fide research endeavor. It led me to his fascinating “Network Theory Plot Analysis” in which he describes the use of social graphs to analyze Shakespeare’s popular tragedy. And why stop at Shakespeare and Hamlet when you could engage kids in a social network analysis of Harry Potter?

Turn the Page: Looking Beyond the Textbook for Culturally-Responsive Curriculum

Edsurge

Curriculum must, therefore, be accompanied by deep, connected, professional learning that encourages teacher reflection and supports the analysis of instructional practice and student learning.

Harness the Power of LEGO® Education to Engage Students in STEAM Learning

techlearning

There are three levels of the LEGO Education learning portfolio: Early Learning, Primary, and Secondary. This allows secondary school students to succeed in their STEAM classes today and realize their full potential in the digital workplaces of tomorrow.

#AskExcelinEd: How can educators improve students’ chances of job market success?

ExcelinEd

In fact, only 19% of credentials earned by high school students in this analysis are demanded by employers in the U.S.

Building Credential Currency to Ensure Credentials Matter

ExcelinEd

Only 28 states collect data on student credential attainment at the secondary level; 10 states currently collect this data at both the secondary and postsecondary levels.

Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Luckily, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Andrew Carroll, former High School teacher, has a great analysis of the problem and discussion of solutions below: How to control smartphone usage in classroom?

Thoughts on Continuous Improvement and OER

iterating toward openness

Improvement in post secondary education will require converting teaching from a solo sport to a community-based research activity. RISE is the analysis that identifies which content needs work (you can read more about RISE here ). This process begins with a RISE analysis.

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20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

Study Guide Zone provides various resources and study guides that you can use in taking business tests, primary and secondary tests, undergraduate tests, etc. Bookwolf.com offers a wide array of literature booknotes that you can use to have in-depth analysis of various literary works.

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Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

EdNews Daily

Valuations in private markets may gyrate alongside public markets at times, though liquidity and transparency of secondary trades in the private markets may obscure the effect public markets or other economic indicators have on specific pricing of private placement financing rounds.

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The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Angela Peery has been an educator 31 years and has served as a secondary English teacher, secondary administrator, instructional coach, turnaround specialist, curriculum developer, and consultant.

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Flipping learning by design: How to use cognitive science research to design flipped classrooms that help people learn best

Turn to Your Neighbor

The Fall 2016 edition of Leadership: Journal of Post-secondary Leaders just published a new article called Flipping by Design. This article, written by me, lays out some tips for integrating cutting-edge cognitive science into the design of a flipped classroom.

10 of the best and worst school systems

eSchool News

Public elementary and secondary education dollars traditionally flow from three sources: the federal, state (state governments contributing nearly half of public-school funding) and local governments.

Esri releases free online activities for Earth Science

eSchool News

The materials uses ArcGIS Online web mapping and analysis tools to enhance middle school earth science lessons. GISetc is an award-winning, longstanding publisher of GIS curricula materials for primary and secondary school students.

Pittsburgh Schools and Developers Share Tips for Improved Ed-tech Pilots

Digital Promise

In several pilots, developers who responded quickly to feedback also received a secondary benefit: this generated trust with district leaders, and translated into continued contracts with schools — despite some hiccups with products during the pilot. …It would give the researchers more opportunities to have more observations with one tool, and provide a deeper analysis.”

OPINION: Three ways to help teachers support our youngest learners

The Hechinger Report

Early childhood teachers require the same support and rigor in programmatic focus, differentiation and access that their primary and secondary colleagues receive. Teachers benefit from in-class time to develop this level of analysis and a variety of effective responses.

Automation is remaking Mississippi jobs: Are workers ready?

The Hechinger Report

Experts and educators point to a few strategies — some of which are already being explored by leaders within the state: Increase access to post-secondary education. percent — Percentage of working-age Mississippians who have a post-secondary degree or certification.

Flipping learning by design: How to use cognitive science research to design flipped classrooms that help people learn best

Turn to Your Neighbor

The Fall 2016 edition of Leadership: Journal of Post-secondary Leaders just published a new article called Flipping by Design. This article, written by me, lays out some tips for integrating cutting-edge cognitive science into the design of a flipped classroom.

Department of Education Updates District Leaders

Leadership Lounge

Staffers from the U.S.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway." It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

EdTech 150

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds | Education Week → Ben Herold writes: "The country's "extraordinary progress" connecting schools to affordable high-speed internet continued last year, according to a new analysis from broadband-advocacy group EducationSuperHighway." It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

EdTech 150

Survey: Teachers could improve their content knowledge

eSchool News

According to a new NCTQ data analysis, 35 colleges and universities across 16 states – among 800 measured – are both selective in which teacher candidates they admit and demonstrate effectiveness in preparing future teachers for knowledge in their anticipated subject areas.