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).

5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

edWeb.net

While educators should track performance data to help inform their overall view on a district, school, or class, they need to keep in mind basic data analysis principles to ensure that they aren’t getting a false image of their students’ achievement.

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

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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?

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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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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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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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.

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.

Why Young Children Should Learn Engineering

edWeb.net

Analysis of Data for Planning and Redesign: Again, for young students, this might happen quickly or after many iterations, but it’s important for the teacher to talk to students and ask them what they think about their design.

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.”

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.

Despite popularity with parents and teachers, review of research finds small benefits to small classes

The Hechinger Report

In the end, only 10 studies, including four on the Tennessee experiment, made it to the final analysis. A small classroom in Richton, Mississippi. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Small classes are very popular with parents.

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.

GED and other high school equivalency degrees drop by more than 40% nationwide since 2012

The Hechinger Report

“It’s a stepping stone to some sort of post-secondary credential, which determines your economic mobility in life,” said Hilliard, adding that high school degree is a prerequisite to pursue many professional certifications, from emergency medical technician to truck driver.

Department of Education Updates District Leaders

Leadership Lounge

Staffers from the U.S.

Obama Proposes Bill to Protect Student Data, but Not in Higher Education

Wired Campus

However, the bill, called the Student Digital Privacy Act, would focus on students in elementary and secondary schools, not college students, according to Obama-administration officials. New technologies that encourage the collection and analysis of student data increase the risk to privacy, said the president, citing digital textbooks, online tutoring services, and software that helps instructors track student progress in real time.

Assessment, but not as we know it. #EduTechAU

Learning with 'e's

This is a question I also recently posed on this blog ) After all, should we be testing their knowledge of facts, or should we be testing their ability to use these facts in particular contexts, such as problem solving and critical analysis of daily activities?

Homework: Helpful, Harmful, or Otherwise?

Reading By Example

This seems to fly in the face of research, such as John Hattie’s meta-analysis that homework has a negligible effect in elementary school and a significant one at the secondary. As I write this, I am out on our back patio.

Scheduling for Students First is Essential to Boosting Achievement for All

edWeb.net

During his tenure, Mr. Garcia has led the transformation of Artesia High School through established targets, research based instruction, and data analysis. It’s an often-told story: the new principal comes to a school, opens the supply closet, and sees tons of notepads (or pencils or toner).

Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

The Hechinger Report

For instance, a 2015 analysis of Harvard law school graduates found that women who had not become partners in a firm had fewer mentors during their first five years than either women partners, or men who had not achieved partnership status.

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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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. And they could be critical for baseline analysis of student skills and formative assessment. Homepage Analysis : Students identify advertisements on a news website.