5 Ways to Transform Your Classroom into a Voyage of Discovery with Sarah Reed

The CoolCatTeacher

The Unified Classroom brings together the teacher’s grade book, learning management system, student information system, and assessment in one powerful platform with just one log in.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Learn more about formative assessment. If you prefer reading, see Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools (a post I wrote on Edutopia).

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Flipgrid for every classroom

iLearn Technology

Flipgrid is also a great way to build a growth mindset and self-assessment. What it is: Flipgrid is a video discussion platform for your classroom that lets you engage and capture learning in new and awesome ways.

Why History Matters

Hack Education

Why blackboards? When blackboards? What kinds of pedagogical practices led to the adoption of blackboards? But I will talk briefly about the history of the blackboard, and I’ll talk about it for a couple of reasons. …Which brings us back to the blackboard. Geometry is, of course, also a subject well suited for work on a blackboard: you’re representing three-dimensional objects in two dimensions.

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. Among the new updates includes Blackboard Gradebook integration.

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

Edsurge

So high school and elementary school teachers as they were going out into the world and starting their careers and starting their practicums, there became a concern that the lives that they were leading online through their social media profiles would have an impact on their professional reputation.

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A new teacher vows to help in a classroom full of need: “Under the right conditions, they’d be stars”

The Hechinger Report

early 40 years ago, when Molière was in fourth grade at Jefferson Davis Elementary School in eastern New Orleans, she was screened and found eligible for the district’s gifted and talented program.

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.

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A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

On one of these towers, the Albemarle County schools have hung base stations that link to broadband internet beamed up from the roof of a nearby elementary school.

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. According to Edsurge , changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will soon be another “ win for ed-tech vendors.”

Can Foreign Language Immersion Be Taught Effectively Online?

MindShift

We have at different moments self-assessment rubrics or self-reflective rubrics, where students look at what they’ve done,” Germain-Rutherford said. The elementary school curriculum consists of animated fairy tales from target language countries.

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.

Why Getting Help for Kids with Dyslexia is Difficult

MindShift

When Billy Gibson, 18, was in elementary school, he couldn’t spell his own name. Think of children sitting in front of a blackboard, sounding out words as a teacher points to the letters that represent each sound. Dayne Guest graduated from high school in 2016.

The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

All sessions will be publicly available to attend through the online Blackboard Collaborate platform, and every session will be recorded and made available immediately following the conference. Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 and the Discovery Educator Network. The Summit is from 9:00am - 3:00pm US Eastern Time.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” More business news from Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “ Moody’s Downgrades Blackboard Debt, Focuses On Learn Ultra Delivery.” Via The Washington Post : “The new lesson plan for elementary school: Surviving the Internet.” ” From the press release : “ Facebook Launches New Initiative to Help Scholars Assess Social Media’s Impact on Elections.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The “nation’s report card” is the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP. ” Gotta love a quote like this, from a story in Edsurge profiling McComb, Mississippi ’s Summit Elementary School: “We are learning how to mitigate between policy and trying to be as innovative as possible without breaking state laws.” Inside Higher Ed examines the challenges facing LMS provider Blackboard. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Word about the Vector Assessment of Readiness for College, or Vector A.R.C., ” Via Education Dive: “Fifth graders from Tennessee ’s Nolan Elementary have created a campaign to convince the Tennessee Department of Education and Gov. “No, Blackboard Report Did Not Conclude That Online Classes Are ’A Poorer Experience,” says Phil Hill. ” Arum and co-author Josipa Roksa also have an op-ed in Inside Higher Ed on assessment.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

As a set of policies, accountability was instantiated in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2002, and reinforced by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. 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.

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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. Gary Bass Meaningful STEM-Based Learning in a University/Elementary School Partnership - Maria D.

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The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It''s an online global event highlighting “wow” moments in teaching and learning , and the entire conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform, running out of my FutureofEducation.com community.