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ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

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The conversations in these presentations centered on impactful instruction and the magnitude of digital options. The Expo Hall showcased even more edtech tools that are changing and enhancing today’s learning.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

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Little did I know this experience would eventually propel me to help develop a school operating system that tackles technology issues plaguing educators and supports them with more opportunities to offer individualized instruction. To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. When I Buy Edtech Products, Our Teachers Don’t Use Them… What Do I Do?

Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended learning practitioners

The Christensen Institute

Even though we aren’t even half-way through 2018, there are already several insightful reports on blended and personalized learning from this year that are worth highlighting. These reports examined various tools and approaches to implement blended and personalized learning models, as well as the potential impact these models could have on students and teachers. Another point of interest was how technology allowed teachers to change how they provided instruction to students.

LEAP Innovations, Leader in Personalized Learning, Reports Impressive Double-Digit Student Gains in Schools Using Lexia Reading Core5 as their Literacy Solution

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A leader in personalized learning, LEAP Innovations, recently released a second report showing Lexia Reading Core5® to have a statistically significant, positive impact for students in Chicago Public Schools.

Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

All five schools use some variation of the Station Rotation or Lab Rotation blended-learning models for core instruction in math and English language arts. But even though blended learning is a deliberate part of their instructional approaches, it didn’t seem to be the differentiating factor driving their success. These school administrators have reported that they spend roughly 70 percent of their time providing coaching to teachers. Data-driven instruction.

Can teachers really do it all?

The Christensen Institute

The basic tenants of this design were to group students by age; provide them with standardized, one-size-fits-all instruction; rate them based on how well they responded to the standardized approach; and then sort them into different academic and career tracks. Today, when teachers try to differentiate instruction or do things outside of their teaching duties to support students, they do so contrary to the intended purpose and design of the traditional model.

Project Based Learning Tips that Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS015

Shake Up Learning

One of my favorite EdTech gurus is the Cool Cat Teacher herself, Vicki Davis. 14:18] Technology can be used for learning, assessment, and feedback. [15:41] 22:37] Differentiate instruction with technology. Title : Teacher and Instructional Technology Director.

How You Can Take the Pain Out Of Data-Driven Classrooms

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This will not be another article about how you need to use data to drive your instruction. Instead, let's take a look at some ways to use data regularly in your classroom and take some of the pain out of obtaining it to differentiate instruction. In Support of Formative Assessment As educators, we can use formative assessments to monitor progress while we still have time to reteach, fix misconceptions, and give more practice time.

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Differentiating with Personalized Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.” Use the self-grading features of programs like Google Forms to assess student work.

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

As reported in April 2016 (the most recent year for which data is available from the National Assessment of Educational Progress ) only 37 percent of high school seniors in the U.S. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Technology impacts instruction in a positive way, the report states. Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. meghan.bogardu…. Tue, 04/03/2018 - 14:43.

10 Sites Teachers Really Love

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10 Sites Teachers Really Love (Sorry Admins) Though it’s the administrators’ job to steer the ship with regards to technology use in school, every teacher has their favorite edtech websites and apps they love to use with their students.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Achieve3000 will apply its online differentiated instruction to the content, helping students to digest critical material so they can read, discuss, and debate core U.S. KAHOOT EDTRENDS REPORT FOR EDUCATORS ( kahoot.com/files/2018/05/EdTrendsreport-May-2018-educators.pdf