4 Tech Tools for Photo Documentation

Brilliant or Insane

The post 4 Tech Tools for Photo Documentation appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Assessment Technology edtechBrilliant or Insane. I fell in love with photography the year we took our kids to Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.

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Challenges and Possible Solutions for Edtech Procurement: Part 1

Digital Promise

Educational technology (edtech) companies have capitalized on technology’s potential to personalize learning experiences for students, which can result in content that is layered with mechanisms to support the needs of diverse learners. 5 major challenges surrounding edtech procurement.

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Assessing STE(A)M Learning

User Generated Education

In Learning in the Making , I discuss assessment as follows: Educators should be clear about how and why they include assessment in their instruction. Assessment should be about informing learners about their performance so increased learning and future improvements can result.

Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time


Now educators can make their instruction more effective and provide practice linked directly to progress monitoring and formative assessment results using free digital tools from Microsoft. Documenting Progress and Integrating the Process.

Using Google Forms to Streamline Feedback & Document Growth


The 1-column rubric, Google Form built for better, faster student data and feedback, and the use of my homemade student tracking system are a triple whammy when it comes to formative assessment. edtech Google Apps TL Advisor Blog Assessment

Guest Post: The Missing Piece: What Most Edtech Companies Need & Only a Few Have

Digital Promise

Have you ever checked out the website for an edtech product only to close your computer knowing less about the product than when you started? This challenge is even harder for edtech companies innovating on the cutting edge. The Role of Logic Models in Edtech Adoption.

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. If you don’t already have a plan for the data before giving the assessment, you’re already behind. These are industrial documents. What Should Assessments “Do”?

Human Geography Cornerstone Assessment @BullisSchool: Megacity Project Using @Weebly, @SutoriApp, @GoogleMaps #edtech


This final cornerstone assessment engages students in an extended study analyzing how megacities are transforming the world. Their final project is to document their research and findings in a Weebly website. We found that Sutori was an easy way for students to document their progress and track what they learned and did on a daily basis.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy


For almost a decade, selling edtech products to schools and districts has felt dangerously like selling a home over the internet. We describe edtech products with all the excitement and adjectives of a fresh listing on Zillow. This included guidelines for curriculum and edtech.

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How an #EdTech Lens Can Improve a Learning Culture

A Principal's Reflections

The successful digital transformation that took place at my school is well documented. However, I am the first to acknowledge that the most significant catalyst for change that resulted from our entry into the edtech world was a new lens to critically reflect on professional practice.

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How to Easily Assess Student Writing in Google Docs

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Easily Assess Student Writing in Google Docs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Assess Student Writing in Google Docs with WriQ. WriQ is currently a FREE tool that helps teachers assess writing in Google Docs.

What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

In the new year, when we receive our mid-year i-Ready results, I want to celebrate our students’ growth, paying particular attention to those who were below grade level on their fall assessment and have worked hard to make meaningful progress since then.”.

The Best Edtech for Students Is Backed by Research. Here’s What to Look For.


As researchers focusing on education technology, we see this often: interactive whiteboards covered in posters, desktop computers holding up plants, older devices that do not work with a newer assessment system. Here are five questions to ask when assessing the strength of the evidence.

How Edtech Can Help Build a Blueprint for Real Change in K-12


Meanwhile, billions of dollars have been spent on edtech by these same school communities. Today’s edtech market is radically fragmented. And edtech companies cater to this fragmentation in their product design and marketing. Edtech can enable and house the holistic blueprint.

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Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech


Soft-launched last summer, the library currently houses more than 100 educational apps, which teachers can browse by subjects or categories (like assessment or presentation tools). The disconnect between what school leaders buy and what teachers actually use is well-documented. Another recent survey found that, on average, districts saw more than 700 different edtech products used each month during the last school year. Education Technology Edtech Business Startups

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Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants


And with online assessments now being required in many states, reliable broadband access is also essential so that students’ knowledge and skills are accurately represented, and technology is not a barrier to achievement and its documentation.

Where Edtech and Its Investors Miss the Mark


In three years as an investor at Reach Capital, an edtech venture fund, I’ve watched public, private and philanthropic dollars pour into school operations, adaptive software, data analytics, teacher development, and teacher tools in worthy attempts to improve education. It was fueled by primary source documents and photos about the horrors of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire and the rise of industrialism. Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

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An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process


While the Wild West era of edtech may be over, there’s still some mystery over how schools decide what digital materials to buy. In the edWebinar, “ Building Authentic Need and Research into Edtech Development,” representatives from a large school district, a small district, a developer, and the research community answered burning questions about edtech procurement. What role do learning goals play when searching for the best edtech?

Early Learning Faces Obstacles and Inequities—Here's How Edtech Can Help


Edtech for early learners has come a long way since then, but our just-released compilation of research—what we call a Market Gap Snapshot —makes clear there is still a lot of room to expand and improve edtech solutions to address obstacles facing our youngest students. These children can certainly benefit from edtech, but they must also have a supportive and age-appropriate environment that helps them develop meaningful interactions with teachers and parents.

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Must-Have EdTech Tools for a First-Year Teacher

Graphite Blog

Technology can often seem like an afterthought, but if used wisely from the start, some edtech tools and resources can be a big help to a teacher who's just starting out. Want to simplify how you communicate, collaborate, and share documents? Formative assessment.

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Use These Two Tools in the Classroom for Communication, Assessment, and More


Meanwhile, Edulastic provides an easy way to create formative assessments and analyze data. Organize files efficiently—any documents, pictures, or videos sent through the app will automatically save into a folder.

No Kidding: This Pre-Revenue Edtech Startup Just Raised $15M in Series B Funding


In the app, teachers can add students to their class, and assign custom streams of content, assignments and assessments to each individual learner. Kiddom is integrated with Google Drive, which allows teachers and students to send Google documents between one another. We’re building a platform to connect curriculum, assessment and analysis into one single place,” says Manjee, a former high-school math teacher in New York City’s Department of Education.

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Building a PBL Environment


Rather than a daily quiz, create a formative assessment that can be submitted asynchronously when a student finishes a component of the assignment. Seesaw also functions as a great tool to collect formative assessment ands includes the ability to record and share video reponses.

Personalizing Learning with Branching Google Forms


When it comes to addressing the modern challenges of formative assessment , the Branch Logic feature in Google Forms can do just that. Google Forms is a teacher favorite for collecting information, formative assessment and simple quizzes.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

However, an anchor links within the document. I do this an easy way in a long document by making headings. they are a big time saver for students and teaches on long documents, for example, if you’re writing a book.

Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist

Fractus Learning

Ensure document cameras, projectors, etc., – Fast and fun game-based formative assessment. by Karen Larson and Gene Tognetti. The start of the school year brings with it more than a few ‘gotta-do’s for a classroom teacher.

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What Edtech Tools Are Community Colleges Flocking To?


Like all education ecosystems, community colleges have an array of different edtech tools to choose from. The word “success” seems to have been similarly reflected in Los Rios’ district-wide initiative called “Los Rios Steps to Success,” where the Sacramento college compiled a mix of five digital technologies and face-to-face components designed to support students in the likes of completing online orientation, completing and turning in assessments, and registering for classes.

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When Teachers Build Edtech, Awesomeness Ensues—and Here’s Why


A few years ago, she could see that some of her fifth graders struggled with second grade math skills, while others were capable of eighth grade content on the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. For example, KIPP students are assessed three times a year on the NWEA MAP test. Traditional assessments do not capture that type of student growth data nor do end-of-year state tests.

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


Since the previous Demo Day in March, Tim Brady, a partner at Y Combinator who advises edtech startups, says he hasn’t noticed much in terms of changes in the education landscape. 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. CSPA CSPA stands for “Computer Science Proficiency Assessment.”

Help Students Generate Further Questions with Formative


After a quiz, get students to take ownership of their learning by using Formative to send out exit tickets prompting students to document what questions they still have that they want to explore. Find more formative assessment strategies and resources from Common Sense Education. [

How the E-rate and grants can help fund your edtech plans

eSchool News

And with online assessments now being required in many states, reliable broadband access is also essential so that students’ knowledge and skills are accurately represented, and technology is not a barrier to achievement and its documentation.

EdTech Quick Take: Seesaw vs. FreshGrade

Graphite Blog

Whether you're looking to go all in with a completely PBL-centered classroom or even just looking to give your students a project with a more authentic means for assessment, digital portfolios are definitely the way to go.

85 Canadian Schools Lead an Edtech Charge by Moving from Devices to Deeper Learning


We might think of educational transformation and its underlying technology as being centered in Silicon Valley; indeed, companies like Google and Apple are expanding the edtech frontier. However, schools all over the world are implementing and refining these innovations, and one Canadian school district in particular is pioneering the edtech charge.

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Obama’s Education Dept Issues Last Hurrah: A National Edtech Plan for Higher Education


That’s where the document feels like a student’s report, diligently including examples but stopping short of incorporating all of them into a single argument or coherent call for action. interview for the EdSurge On Air podcast , the office’s former edtech director, Richard Culatta, said he expects innovation leadership to shift to the states during the Trump Administration.

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36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

As I was reading The Teacher’s Guide to Tech last week, I realized that it had been a while since I’d shared my own favorite edtech tools. I moved all of my documents to Dropbox. I also want them to know how to collaborate and communicate in the document. .

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