Assessing the evidence for edtech

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The widespread criticisms of the recent LSE and OECD reports are poorly founded and do nothing but undermine the argument for serious edtech Continue reading → Academic research BYOD edtech education technology Louis-Philippe Beland LSE mobile phones in schools PISA Richard Murphy

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

Practices such as BYOD, 1:1, blended learning, personalized learning, classroom and school redesign, branding, makerspaces, professional learning, etc. One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA).

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


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

Innovating Pedagogy Report released - some great information included

Educational Technology Guy

The Open University''s annual ''Innovating Pedagogy'' report has just been published. 2014 is the third year they have published the report, exploring innovations in teaching, learning and assessment. Take a look at here: [link] news/news/2014-innovating- pedagogy-report.

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What are we doing?

Dr. Shannon Doak

The world has changed and the requirements of the society our students are entering is no longer best served by the teaching and assessment methods we are still clinging to. How many schools still use tests as their major form of assessment? We need a better way to assess real learning.

Snapshots Of Understanding? 10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips

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Exit tickets are a simple, quick and oftentimes insightful formative assessment method employed close to the end of a lesson. Socrative lets educators assess their students with educational activities on tablets, laptops or smartphones (ideal for BYOD environments).

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3 Easy Ways to Gamify Your Classroom with Kahoot

Fractus Learning

This website makes it easy to create engaging, media-rich “quizzes” for formative assessments, appropriate for students in upper elementary, middle, and high school. And they can respond using a smartphone, a laptop or a tablet, which makes it fantastic for BYOD classrooms.

Student Response Tools for the Digital Classroom

Class Tech Integrate

Whether your class is 1:1 with a specific device (Chromebooks, iPads) or you have a BYOD environment (Bring Your Own Device),there are many websites that work as an excellent option for teachers to gather responses from their students.

May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While I''ve written quite a bit about assessing writing (ad nauseum) via digital means, reading instruction and assessment have remained a primarily paper-based enterprise in my class.

Create Effective Feedback With Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

Trained classroom observers, however, reported low levels of teacher-to-student feedback. Assessment. Feedback vs. Assessment. Assessments are typically administered at the end of the process to see how well a student has learned compared to a benchmark.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


Given that many children were acquiring iPads for personal use, some schools adopted a Bring Your Own Device ( BYOD) Policy. “More tech-based monitoring and assessment tools will be incorporated into to the instructional mix.”

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Personalizing the learning experience


Technology and BYOD play an important role in the development of personalized learning. By accessing modern learning management systems , students can be more easily involved in class planning and assessing activities. They can even assess themselves or their peers in some cases. Each student has an individual way of learning and their own pace when it comes to addressing different subjects.

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7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

Ask a Tech Teacher

For example, a picture taken in Google Earth is added to a slide deck for a geography report. This makes the end-of-year assessments–in a format students have never-before seen–a simple application of knowledge they’ve already learned.

Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

Leadership Lounge

For the first time, mobile learning is ranked the top priority by school IT leaders, according to findings released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in its 2017 K-12 Leadership Survey Report. Online assessments has fallen from its top ranking in 2015 and 2016 to eighth place this year. The drop indicates that districts are more prepared for high-stakes assessments. BYOD was the No. This year, BYOD was ranked ninth, its lowest ranking ever.


#2: 10 education trends for 2018

eSchool News

From shifts in school choice to student assessments to online learning, the educational landscape is constantly evolving. Assessing less to learn more. Kenneth Tam, Executive Director of Personalized Learning and Assessment at Curriculum Associates.

Personalizing the learning experience


Technology and BYOD play an important role in the development of personalized learning. By accessing modern learning management systems , students can be more easily involved in class planning and assessing activities. They can even assess themselves or their peers in some cases. Each student has an individual way of learning and their own pace when it comes to addressing different subjects.

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Innovative Uses of G Suite Edu in Medfield Public Schools


Through the development of their 1:1, BYOD and Chromebook cart model, Medfield has increased their adoption of G Suite in a variety of both practical and creative ways. Finally, students create appropriate graphs and charts which become a component of their lab report.

CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

EdTech Magazine

Those were among the 10 key findings highlighted in the Consortium for School Networking’s fourth K–12 IT Leadership Survey Report , which was released on Monday in conjunction with the opening of CoSN’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. To assess those filling current IT leadership roles, the survey also delved into the respondents’ professional backgrounds, education and years of experience. CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns. meghan.bogardu….

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

device (BYOD) policies, learning analytics, open content, and remote or virtual laboratories provide flexibility in the personalization of learning, while also expanding learning capabilities beyond the classroom walls. The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment.



Accessible from any computer, tablet, or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1:1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. Tech & Learning has announced the winners of the TCEA Best of Show Awards.

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years


The NMC Horizon 2015 K-12 report offers a snapshot of where ed tech stands now and where it is likely to go in the next five years, according to 56 education and technology experts from 22 countries.

The digital learning plan every educator should read

eSchool News

In the era of personalized learning-meets-BYOD, and with a big push on 21st century skills, districts and education leaders can still feel pretty isolated as they work out where to go next. They criss-crossed the state conducting needs assessments and asset management surveys.

3 Common Student Data Sharing Solutions — and How to Overcome Them

EdTech Magazine

My office is constantly slammed with unique, one-off data requests,” Tim Cariss, the director of assessment and accountability for the Chico Unified School District told attendees of the annual Education Technology Industry Network conference. “It’s At the Katy Independent School District in Texas, administrators began incorporating BYOD policies, all of which were connected seamlessly into the district’s online learning platform , according to a CoSN case study.

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Edsby: “What You Should Know About Our ‘New-School’ Learning Management System”

TeachThought - Learn better.

It features tightly integrated capabilities like social learning, school news, group collaboration, assessment management, timetables and calendars, course planning, report cards, and attendance.

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Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2


Number one skill for being successful in learning: the ability to self-assess. When focusing on 1:1, iPads, etc: Focus on teaching teachers to give better feedback and students to self-assess instead of the technology. Example: Working toward self assessment of math.

25 Reading Sites and Apps

Technology Tidbits

Again, Mobile Learning and BYOD make it easier for any student to learn any core subject, especially that of Reading. Also, the educational portal allows for student tracking to generate detailed reports and differentiate instruction.



ACHIEVE3000 PRO ( WWW.ACHIEVE3000.COM ) Achieve3000 Pro offers a patented instructional model that combines summative and embedded formative assessments to differentiate content and instruction, so students always see lessons at their just-right reading level.

Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist

Fractus Learning

BYOD? – Fast and fun game-based formative assessment. Karen and Gene co-author the Communicate.Create.Edtech blog, which reports on practical, classroom-proven tools for Common Core and more. by Karen Larson and Gene Tognetti.

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Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). Tumblr ) for peer review or assessment of learning.

District outfits campuses with new projection technology

eSchool News

When we researched Casio’s Signature projector line, we were thrilled to learn about the LampFree technology and the significant financial resources we would be saving over the projectors’ lifespan,” said Ken Benich, Director of Technology and Assessment in the School City of Hammond.


What’s New: New Tools for Schools


This program adds full home access for students, custom curriculum alignment, performance reporting, professional development, and more. Principals can access unique data insights on how teachers, parents and students are using FreshGrade through monthly reports.

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MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

MobyMax also includes “Power Tools” acting like a clicker, monitoring behavior, messaging, a social wall for students, a parent portal, manipulatives and time reports. It’s always nice when new toys show up in the mail to review.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

For three years, the district has been implementing a “bring your own device” (BYOD) policy in an effort to maximize students’ learning opportunities by using technology. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Dear ISTE (reprised)


And then there was the recent release of the 2015 Horizon Report K-12 Edition. In Trends Aside, Libraries Support Student Content Creation Now , SLJ’s Matt Collette described librarians have long been addressing the Report’s identified challenges.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Rod Federwisch & Karen Goss Assessing and Developing Modern Language Fluency For Global Communication - Harry Tuttle, Ed.D.