Why Blended Learning Fits Your Class, 3 Issues to Think About, and 5 Easy Ways to Begin

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Once teachers are comfortable managing class activities in the cloud, move to the next step: Make lesson plans available in one central, easy-to-reach location such as the free Wikispaces or fee-based Blackboard. Students start with an assessment to determine where they are in their math learning and move forward from there. Digital books are aligned with state standards and Common Core. For years, my teaching revolved around textbooks as my resources.

OPINION: This high-poverty district learned to think differently about teaching and learning

The Hechinger Report

The district aligned curriculum, instruction and assessment to meet learning standards recently adopted by the state and modeled on the Common Core state standards. We established district-wide instructional calendars, regularly administered formative assessments and analyzed data to pinpoint student weaknesses for re-teaching and remediation. A student raises her hand in a Louisiana high school class. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report.

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Can Entrepreneurs Balance Educational and Financial Returns?

Edsurge

Its K-8 adaptive learning and diagnostic product i-Ready is used by over 4 million students, and a 2016 study found that it was an exceptionally accurate predictor of student performance on Common Core Assessments in New York State. Blackboard Inc., At its core, the challenge of starting a business is a challenge of finding an effective way to address a need.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners. Among the new updates includes Blackboard Gradebook integration. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

3 LMS adoptions that go way beyond the basics

eSchool News

Developed by Blackboard, Desire2Learn, itslearning, Takai, Canvas, and a host of others, these solutions focus on helping educators organize and orchestrate learning tools, educational approaches, and whole courses. The district chose itslearning because it enables the meta-tagging of learning objectives within the district’s libraries and the creation of assessment data that tells teachers whether a student has gained proficiency (or not).

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The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The conference is held in the online platform Blackboard Collaborate, and instructions for joining any sessions and to find the schedule in your own time zone are at [link]. And special thanks to Blackboard Collaborate for the terrific conference platform. Rod Federwisch & Karen Goss Assessing and Developing Modern Language Fluency For Global Communication - Harry Tuttle, Ed.D.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - SLS14 Expanded! - Open Natural Math Class - Educate to Liberate or Control?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Get to know SnapThought – one of our assessment tools – and the new game Sortify, which adds another dimension to playful assessment. Wednesday, March 19th at 7pm Empowering Our Students to Be Digital Citizens with Kelly Mendoza from Common Sense Media, As schools continue to integrate technology, they face increasing challenges with behavioral and ethical issues such as cyberbullying, inappropriate sharing and plagiarism.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Despite predictions that badges would be the “ new credential ” and that we were looking at a “ Future Full of Badges ,” it’s not clear that digital badges have provided us with a really meaningful way to assess skills or expertise.

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - GlobalEd Waitlist - CoSN - Google Forms - Breaking Down Library Walls - Better Than College - OZeLive Kudos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, February 26th at 3:30pm Our Corps for the Core: BrainPOP and the Common Core Standards , The BrainPOP educators team shares BrainPOP’s rich history of creating engaging and rigorous content, and how our videos, games and teacher support materials address the underlying goals as well as the specific requirements of the Common Core State Standards. Join via Blackboard Collaborate here.

Learning Revolution Free Events - "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Conference This Week - GlobalEdCon Call for Proposals - RSMiniCon This Weekend

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Never used Blackboard Collaborate before? Wednesday, April 30th at 4pm Free BrainPOP Webinar: ELLs and the Common Core , Are you an ESL teacher struggling to address the Common Core? The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 29th Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. - Leo Tolstoy The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners.

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The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

NovoEd co-founder Amin Saberi was replaced by Ed Miller, a former Blackboard exec. Blackboard replaced its CEO. In part, their struggles are a result of controversies surrounding the Common Core State Standards, which were supposed to streamline and procurement the development of curriculum and assessment. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You don’t need to be an expert in the Blackboard Collaborate platform to help (we give you training and then live help at the time), but it makes a HUGE different to presenters to have a moderator helper in their session rooms, and we try to make sure there is one for every session! The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday! Important Updates Below.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Testing, Testing… “ Nevada officials announced Tuesday that a common-core assessment consortium will credit the state $1.8 million as compensation for problems that derailed a spate of its assessments last year,” Education Week reports. Via Education Next : “The Politics of the Common Core Assessments.” In other Blackboard news: “ Blackboard Releases ‘Ultra Experience’ ” – OMG, that name.

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Learning Revolution Events - AltEdFilmFest - Homeschool+ - Gaming in Ed Call for Proposals - Open Letter from a Highly Creative Child

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

From homeschooling to unschooling, from Buenos Aires the Himalayas, and from America''s common core to the self-directed ''curricula'' of many home learners, we hope these films stimulate and inspire you to think about education''s role in creating your life and the world. Special thanks for this go to our sponsor, Blackboard Collaborate, for providing the service that allows us to do this!

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STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MP3 and MP4 versions will be available as well as the full Blackboard Collaborate recordings, although they take some days to process. The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas! We have an absolutely terrific lineup of keynote speakers.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Testing, Testing… “ Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics on social media,” according to The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. “ Gates Foundation CEO Admits Underestimating Common-Core Challenges.” The Common Core aligned reading software maker had raised $1.8 “ Blackboard ’s Online Learning Trend Report ” by Blackboard. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Education Week : “New Test Pitched As Alternative to Common Core-Focused High School Exams.” ” “Word about the Vector Assessment of Readiness for College, or Vector A.R.C., has been making its way through the conservative blogosphere,” writes Catherine Gewertz, “which is pitching it as a tool for families who don’t want their children taking college admissions tests that reflect the Common Core State Standards.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The Whiteboard Advisors’ latest “Education Insider” report ( PDF ) is on assessment trends, higher education, and the presidential campaigns. ” Via Chalkbeat : “They rejected multi-state Common Core exams. ” The university recently decided not to partner with the for-profit ITT, and I do wonder if that decision counted as a positive or negative in Moody’s assessment. Education Politics.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

ESSA gives more autonomy and flexibility to states than they had under NCLB through competency-based assessments, which could drive the development of personalized learning technologies. This is becoming an increasingly common tactic among cyber-criminals: ransomware, a malicious software that can hold an entire computer system and all its data “hostage” until a fee is paid. This is part eight of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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