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ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

The conversations in these presentations centered on impactful instruction and the magnitude of digital options. It is used to develop interactive presentations and assessments that can be used to add amazing effects in the classroom. It includes carefully crafted content and direct instruction to support students’ foundational skills. Learning A-Z offers literacy-focused PreK-6 products that blend traditional teacher-led instruction with technology-enabled resources.

Newark Public Schools Expands Use of Lexia Core5 and PowerUp to All of its Elementary Schools

eSchool News

The program was flexible enough to enable us to provide continuity of instruction to students remotely, targeting literacy gaps and even accelerating learning. Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, empowers educators through adaptive assessment and personalized instruction.

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From “Data Driven” to “Evidence Driven”

The Principal of Change

In my last post, “Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings” , I was reminded of how powerful comments are on a blog, and why blogging is a hugely powerful tool for not only sharing your learning, but learning from others. If I ask students to show that they understand the same objective, does the way we assess truly have to be the same? 2 What I think we mean is that we are looking for “common understandings”, not “common assessments”.

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Stories from the Road to Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Creating the Assessment Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative. Together with a team of researchers and developers, this group formed the Assessment Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative. The Collaborative had one year to prototype solutions that demonstrate how interoperable assessment data can help teachers address important, everyday challenges. DIFFERENTIATING. INSTRUCTION. Schools are drowning in data.

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How Teaching Compares to Working in an Ed-Tech Startup

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

I came out of the newsroom as a senior reporter for WBUR in Boston. The skills of being able to engage students and control a classroom are very different from selecting public radio stories or writing curriculum and assessments. The same person who teaches great lessons and is intuitive and explicit in differentiating instruction for students in not necessarily great at writing up that lesson for others to use. For more information visit @ListenCurrent on Twitter.

Prodigy - free math game that helps students learn math while having fun

Educational Technology Guy

Prodigy takes game-based learning a step further and provides teachers with a powerful set of reporting and assessment tools that allow them to easily identify trouble spots, differentiate instruction, and better manage classroom time. The progress reports highlight individual strengths and needs. This helps with my planning and differentiation for my students.” – Ivan Dublin, SERTBrimwood Blvd. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

n2y Wows Judges and Receives 2020 CODiE Awards

N2Y

While unifying the entire stakeholder team, it supports teachers with time-saving, standards-aligned, differentiated instruction and assessment; compliance reporting; behavior management; relevant symbol-supported resources; weekly current events; and skill building games—all powered by best-in-class professional development. For more information on this award-winning solution, visit n2y.com and join them on Facebook and Twitter.

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series that supports the use of technology in support of differentiated learning in and beyond the PBL classroom. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading. As I explored the idea of technology, PBL, and the differentiated classroom I needed find some common connections and categories.

Part 3: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Process

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the third post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. Part 3: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Process. I do really hope you enjoyed the prior two posts on differentiated instructions tools for reading using technology.

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Project Based Learning Tips that Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS015

Shake Up Learning

14:18] Technology can be used for learning, assessment, and feedback. [15:41] 22:37] Differentiate instruction with technology. There are also project managers who report at the beginning of the class. [26:30] Twitter : @coolcatteacher. Title : Teacher and Instructional Technology Director. Bio : Vicki Davis is a full-time teacher and Instructional Technology Director who is passionate about helping students and teachers thrive in the 21st century.

Part 4: 20 Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. Part 4: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement. Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Real ti me feedback from students for formative assessment. Teachers can use MoveNote to explain directions to individual students, making it easier to differentiate instruction. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. They are listed by category with some explanations.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Thanks to Twitter, I connected with so many of my dear friends over lunch, group discussions, dinners, and parties. Autographed Books : (per Amazon): In The Book Whisperer , Miller takes us inside her sixth grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful but unusual instructional approach. per Heinemann website): Troy Hicks holds sight on good writing workshop instruction. click here to add these amazing people to your Twitter network! *

200 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. I plan on providing sessions that integrate PBL with STEM, Makers, Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry, Deeper Learning, and Technology Integration. Have students create word clouds of a lab report and compare results. Join me in future weeks as together we continue this adventure in differentiated learning through technology.