Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

That’s because, formative assessment is in my toolkit and I’m empowered to poll the whole class with a click. Formative assessment is here. Different from summative assessment, the goal of formative assessment is to know what they know as knowledge is forming in their minds.

News Corp. Announces Plans to Wind Down Amplify's Tablet Business

Marketplace K-12

Amplify will stop marketing tablets to new customers, and its other education assets could soon be sold by its parent company, News Corp. Ed-tech amplify assessment tablets

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. But their story is not a blueprint that will make sense for every company. Between the drastic variations in business culture, social norms and day-to-day education affairs, there are a lot of differences companies should know about (along with a few similarities).

News Corp. Announces Plans to Wind Down Amplify's Tablet Business

Marketplace K-12

Amplify will stop marketing tablets to new customers, and its other education assets could soon be sold by its parent company, News Corp. Ed-tech amplify assessment tablets

What Makes a Great Data Assessment Tool?

TeacherCast

The post What Makes a Great Data Assessment Tool? Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

For iPad and Google Play Tablet Devices of All Kinds From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The challenge for many K-2 to teachers who have tablets in their classroom is finding the right app.

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Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

The CoolCatTeacher

So imagine this: Now you have the ability to overlay digital objects throughout the physical world, and your phone or tablet lets you peek into that “augmented world” and interact with these objects.

6 Reasons the Intel 2 in 1 is the Perfect Fit for Effectively Designed Blended Learning Spaces #intelEdu2in1

Kleinspiration

Wouldn’t it be nice if a company valued to support education beyond the physical device? Productivity and Performance Because the 2 in 1 contains the Intel Core Processor, it’s more than a tablet.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, I had to assess “over the shoulder” by looking at what students were doing. Also, I’m able to easily assess and share their work in AR. First, 3D bear is a free download for smartphones and tablets. Got a smartphone or tablet?

In DC, Teachers Run the Jail. It’s Turning Inmates Into Students.

Edsurge

He reads e-books and takes courses using a tablet computer. She purchased tablets to offer short-term learning opportunities to transient inmates. A pilot program would test the use of tablets in combining online education with classroom teaching in a prison setting.

How to Become the Netflix of Textbooks—and Make a Digital-First Transformation

Edsurge

This new approach is fueled by trends that have impacted academic publishing over the past decade, including: The Rental Market: Companies like Wiley report textbook rental as the major cause for their recent 27% revenue decline in their Q3 (compared to 2016). Digital: In the past two years, sales of ebooks, learning solutions, and other digital products have begun to surpass print for the first time at companies such as McGraw-Hill.

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Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

Microbric, an Australian company, created this affordable robot for students to start learning how to code and program in the most engaging manner. Students take their lessons and interact with Milo using a tablet in the presence of a facilitator.

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

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

UPDATE AS OF 1/15/14: The company Gobstopper has changed its name to Curriculet, but this update hasn''t changed how I use Curriculet with my students. The stories and information in the below post still hold true despite the change in company name.

Learn Why Edsby Is A Great Learning Management System For Your School | @Edsby

TeacherCast

Edsby is a robust, cloud-based, mobile learning management system that incorporates social learning, course planning, assessment management, and much more into a simple, easy to use package for the entire school community. About Company. Company website: [link].

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Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. Most of the kids are completely familiar with iPads and tablets and phones, so we have some iPads in the classroom with some folders.

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TONS of #RightDevice Tech Resources from @IntelEDU 's New Learning Community to Support Teachers!

Kleinspiration

I was recently contacted by Intel, a technology company that hopes to assist educators all over the world with their newest technological advancements and devices. As an added bonus, they will be donating a tablet to one of our lucky readers.

Finding the Ideal Front-of-Classroom Interactive Display

ViewSonic Education

Student feedback and assessment with optional audience response accessories. Excitement and interest are generated by the appeal of the huge, iPad-like device, which functions as easy as a familiar tablet. Quick Take: Interactive displays are a big investment in edtech.

A Glimpse of the Future: What the K-12 Classroom Will Look Like in 2025

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Given that my experience is limited to middle school and high school students through my test-prep company and my critical-reading web app, SmartyReader , I’ll highlight my own insights in hopes of sparking a larger discussion of how the K-12 classroom will look in 2025.

Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)

Edsurge

At the time, Wireless Generation was expanding from its roots in K-3 reading assessment into new areas: intervention, professional development, and data systems. Some entrepreneurs were drawn to the sector after reading it—and made the paper part of their company’s onboarding practice. The company was renamed “Amplify.” Five years later, Berger led a management buyout of the company, backed by Emerson Collective.

ACT, BenchPrep partner to personalize ACT online prep

eSchool News

BenchPrep, a digital learning platform company, will work with ACT to leverage technology to bring personalized, web- and mobile-based ACT test prep to all ACT test takers. Students will be able to access the program anywhere, anytime, on the web or via mobile and tablet apps.

7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Small, handheld devices like mobile phones are good for viewing static slides, but they’re epic for sending formative assessment data to the teacher and the whole class. Research Note: Every student response describe here is a quick and painless form of formative assessment.

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K–12 Districts Turn to Professional Services After 1:1 Rollouts

EdTech Magazine

The company continues to provide ongoing support; Keeling says the district probably calls them two or three times a week. “It’s to help them assess their technical and professional development needs. . K–12 Districts Turn to Professional Services After 1:1 Rollouts. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

Edsurge

higher education courseware in 2015, down from 50 percent the year before, according to a 2018 report from Macquarie, an investment bank and financial services company. The company has invested in a partner rental program that should reach 400 titles in the second half of this year.

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Nearpod Notches $21M in Series B Round to Expand Digital, Virtual Learning Experiences

Edsurge

The funding will be used to “put a senior team in place” and “bring the skills and talents we need to talk to different stakeholders, such as administrators,” says Guido Kovalsky, the company’s CEO and co-founder, in an interview. Founded in 2012, Nearpod initially launched its “interactive lecture” platform for iPads, at a time when many schools and districts swooned over the tablets. The company has since expanded its platform to be compatible with all devices.

Amplify’s Games Find a New Home in Touch Press

Edsurge

During its heyday, Amplify touted its orange tablets as the tool that would transform digital learning experiences in school. Yet the company’s most impressive offering may have been its games. based company invested more than $25 million to partner with talented developers who built 30 learning games covering math, science and English Language Arts. All three parties decided to merge their assets under one new company that adopted the Touch Press brand.

School’s Out for the Latest Y Combinator Batch, and Here’s What Its Edtech Graduates Are Up to

Edsurge

Seven of the 134 companies in this batch provide education services—which is a similar percentage from the last cohort. In this latest cohort of edtech companies, only one is aimed at being used in classrooms. Here’s what that one classroom-facing company is offering, and what the other six edtech startups hope to accomplish off the school campus. The husband-and-wife duo behind the company, Aparna and Deepak Ramanathan, come from different backgrounds.

?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

Edsurge

Now in its second year, the four-month accelerator program offers selected companies up to $100,000 from Intel Capital—in exchange for up to six percent of equity—and provides access to GSVlabs , weekly workshops and guidance from self-selected mentors like David Min (VP of Strategic Business Innovation at the Walt Disney Company) or Ronald Chandler (former CIO for the Los Angeles Unified School District). prices on a by-school or company basis.

I Moved a Drone With My Mind. Soon Your Students Will Too.

Edsurge

He held in his hand a tablet and I watched as it recorded my brainwaves. As I repeated “up, up, up” in my mind, I watched the tablet map my thoughts, converting my brainwaves into an algorithm. The drone was part of a demonstration of the powerful technology that the neuroinfomatics company EMOTIV offered at a conference on the power of technology and education. I recently moved a drone with my mind.

Free Lesson Plans from Study.com

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many lesson plans include a video overview and a quiz to assess understanding of the material (though you can’t grade it without an account). Students and you can watch the videos and access the lessons from a desktop, a tablet, or a smartphone. **.

Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

Edsurge

But the company’s most compelling case for reclaiming pole position in the education market isn’t the tablet, argues EdSurge columnist Jin-Soo Huh. Is Assessment Ready to Move Beyond Standardized Tests? So MIT researchers have been hard at work developing a new kind of assessment to measure all the things we say we care about—like curiosity, creativity and critical thinking. They all agreed on one thing: Companies are bought, not sold.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

New data analyses by NCES offer an updated assessment of the adoption of online learning by high schools: More than 4 in 10 U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 22, 2017 Children’s Learning With Tablet Technology is Often Too Passive | UT News → Joan Hughes writes: "Can tablets teach children basic math and reading skills?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

New data analyses by NCES offer an updated assessment of the adoption of online learning by high schools: More than 4 in 10 U.S. Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 22, 2017 Children’s Learning With Tablet Technology is Often Too Passive | UT News → Joan Hughes writes: "Can tablets teach children basic math and reading skills?

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3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

is a for-profit company that sells data analysis to public schools. One of its products monitors which websites students visit and which apps they’re clicking on their tablets. Apps are increasingly common in U.S.

Mimio unveils MimioMobile for browsers

eSchool News

Company also gives educators first public demos of the touch-enabled MimioProjector 280T. The MimioProjector 280T is a full-featured solution that includes MimioStudio classroom software for lesson creation, assessment, and collaboration. “At

All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

Edsurge

Joining them were an additional 6,000 reps from companies big and small. Fractions covers math standards for grades 3-6 and features a storyline and what the company calls “personalized feedback” through an online tutor. A new open platform from Curriculum Pathways, called Crio , lets teachers build lessons using multimedia and assessment features (e.g. The company describes it as a “digital, adaptive personalized learning solution.”

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