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5 Ways to Use Learning Analytics in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

Whether it is eLearning or classroom learning, one cannot determine the effectiveness of the education provided, only on the basis of assessment scores. Teachers need to understand the learning capacity of their students while imparting knowledge, as opposed to overloading them with information. This is where data-based learning analytics can be leveraged. What is Learning Analytics and Why is it Used in Education?

Otus - LMS, Data Management and Assessment Management, all in one easy-to-use product

Educational Technology Guy

Otus is an interesting product, created by educators. It combines the best features of a learning management system, assessment management and data management into one. It provides powerful assessment options to support every subject, grade level, and pedagogical method. And has a mobile app for educators, students and families. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. assessment data learning management system lms

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7 Must-Have Features for Online Learning Platforms

EdTech4Beginners

You can find a wide variety of learning platforms on the internet. Online learning complements and sometimes even replaces traditional classrooms. Here are 7 amazing features that any educational platform must have. Students need to be able to reflect upon the things they learn.

As Colleges Move Away From the SAT, Will Admissions Algorithms Step In?

Edsurge

In addition to assessing students’ grades and essays, admissions officers have long looked to the SAT and ACT to help them decide who will make it in their campus settings, and beyond. Admissions With Algorithms One of those ways may be through mobile games.

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It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

Edsurge

In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success. To those working in higher education, some of the trends presented by the team may not have come as a surprise.

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3 Apps to Keep Parents in The Loop

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s education model is catching up with the fundamental part parents play in student achievement. Be transparent about student classwork, assessments, and homework. If your school uses Edmodo as a Learning Management System, roll out Edmodo for Parents so parents can keep updated on how their children are doing anytime, not just during report cards and parent conferences. Educational Applications. Educational Applications. Educational Applications.

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The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning. While technology opens new horizons for education at home, adapting to this is more challenging. And while this is good news, many educators face new challenges due to this switch to remote learning, and for some, it takes time to accustom.

Reinventing The School Desk: Tip Tap Tap And The Internet of Things

Fractus Learning

Classrooms are embracing interactive whiteboards and mobile devices with enthusiasm. Assessment is subjective. And as many of these technologies do not monitor student performance, learning difficulties are not tracked or identified early; preventing intervention with supplementary and personalised supports. Tip Tap Tap (TTT) provides early years educators with interactive school desks combined with a Learning Content Management System.

?Updates, Upgrades and Overheard: What Was Unveiled at ISTE 2017

Edsurge

Flocks of educators and entrepreneurs have made their way down to San Antonio this week for the mecca of edtech conferences, hosted by the International Society for Technology in Education—better known as ISTE. The annual event brings together thousands of teachers all trying to find the latest news, gadgets and education tips (or in this year’s case, to hear a few words from podcast superstar Jad Abumrad ). the game-based learning platform, is going mobile.

Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

More recently, arts were added to this educational model, as educators believed that art and creativity play an important role in the understanding of the former subjects in the STEM Curriculum , thus changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM. The purpose of focusing on these specific streams in K-12 education is to prepare students for the future by deepening their understanding of fundamental concepts. Related: Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education. What is STEM?

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UMUC’s Blueprint for Designing a Culture of Constant Innovation

Edsurge

Specifically, UMUC is about to embark on a 36-month transformation that will see its core learning model shift from memorizing knowledge to one that is experiential and competency-based. Doing these things seamlessly, as part of the daily routine, will provide a focused, ongoing learning experience about what is working, what is not, and how to continuously improve services and outcomes. Furthermore, there has to be a practical element to pilots and assessments.

Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

STEM-based learning programs are being introduced in schools all across the globe. STEM has proved to be a much better educational program in terms of learning effectiveness and leading to better career opportunities than the regular curriculum. Students gain valuable experience with the help of hands-on learning activities practiced extensively in STEM-based education. Over the last few years, eBooks have become synonymous with flexible learning.

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How to Create STEM Courses for Best Learning Outcomes

Kitaboo on EdTech

But since these subjects are important for them to have a promising career in the future, educators must find a way to make the STEM subjects less difficult and more engaging. In this blog, we will look at how educators and publishers can create STEM courses that will achieve the best outcomes for students. To begin with, educators can try to augment the existing curriculum with STEM, instead of creating a fully STEM-based curriculum.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. The Education and Justice Departments have notified every public school district in the country with a “Dear Colleague” letter that discrimination against transgender students , particularly over which bathroom they can use, violates federal civil rights law. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ UNC Faces Federal Lawsuit Over Controversial Bathroom Law.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

Learner analytics

Learning with 'e's

As was identified in the 2011 NMC Horizon Report ( I served on the advisory board of the UK JISC version), it seems that learner analytics is going to be a big thing for education over the next four to five years. Expect to see it emerging into mainstream practice in a number of versions, specifically aligned to the personalised learning agenda. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. The rise of video carried over into education. By Rebekah Ralph, LaGrange College Department of Education. This collaboration allows candidates to view theory in practice and makes learning on campus more authentic.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology. Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tech devices won't fix our education system | Lockport Union Sun & Journal → Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently issued a plea for greater student access to high-tech tools. "This

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. You can learn anything online, Siegler argued.

New Mexico plans big statewide LMS rollout

eSchool News

150,000 students to benefit from new learning platform. Sixty-five school districts, charter schools, and state agencies across the state will use the Brightspace learning management system (LMS) for both online and traditional classroom learning. With Brightspace’s personalized learning tools and analytics deployed and managed at a state level, we can support educators in preparing students for both higher education and a career.

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