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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. We created Assessment Items.

Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are my notes from today’s 2015 Iowa STEM Summit … Welcome , Lt. STEM should be a catalyst for active learning. Launching a STEM Council Seal of Approval for programs (e.g. Over 5,100 applications were submitted for STEM Scale-Up Grants.

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6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future

eSchool News

STEM education would emphasize problem-solving, interdisciplinary approaches and the value of discovery and play, according to a new 10-year vision from the American Institutes for Research for the U.S. Department of Education’s STEM Initiatives Team. News STEM

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

7 ways data collection is improving STEM education

eSchool News

STEM classes in particular have a natural potential to be both tech-rich and inquiry-based, especially hands-on lab activities. Here are 7 ways technology is enhancing and expanding STEM education in our school district. One exciting way we’re infusing technology into STEM education is through our district’s Innovations Labs. 21st Century Skills STEM inquiry labs pasco scientific PBL probeware sensors

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Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I hope you are enjoying this series on formative assessment, and I am sure you will find these tools most valuable. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Back Channel for Formative Assessment.

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Angela Peery has been an educator 31 years and has served as a secondary English teacher, secondary administrator, instructional coach, turnaround specialist, curriculum developer, and consultant.

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23 amazing STEM and digital learning tools

eSchool News

Technology changes at a rapid pace, and educators have to keep up. Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. Next page: More digital technologies and STEM resources).

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Rethinking education and assessment for truly personalized learning – Brian Aspinall, Canada

Daily Edventures

When you talk with Brian Aspinall, the self-described “dork, teacher, coach, blogger and speaker,” it’s impossible to not get excited about the future of education. But it’s also because he represents the kind of teachers who are transforming education today. “I’m

Influential Educator Keynotes Southeast Powerful Practices Event

Discovery Education

for a jam-packed day of workshops with nationally renowned educators. More than 100 education leaders met on Oct. 14 for Discovery Education’s fourth Powerful Practices event, an instructional leadership experience for educators. The session kicked off Friday morning with a keynote address from Erin Gruwell, the influential educator behind the book and film, Freedom Writers. Because we have to make education come to life for students.”

How AR and VR Can Inspire Innovation—and Boost College and Career Readiness

Edsurge

Displaced steelworkers and stay-at-home mothers found themselves desperate for an education—and the work it would help secure. Johns vividly remembers one woman turning to her and saying, “Young lady, make sure you get your college education and degree. To have access to high paying careers in the future requires some type of post-secondary education. Education, I believe, is that ticket. Research and Case Studies About Using VR and AR in Education.

5 Fantastic Peer Feedback Strategies for Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

We are also hosting a giveaway contest with her book on assessment. In 2011, the Dow Jones News Fund honored Sackstein as a Special Recognition Adviser and 2012 Education Updated recognized her as an outstanding educator.

Hacking project-based learning: tips for management, assessment, & more from Ross Cooper & Erin Murphy

The Cornerstone Blog

But it’s not always simple to plan, and manage, and assess, so we’re going to talk about some practical teaching strategies today. With PBL, kids show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other.

High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

The Hechinger Report

Michelle McLaughlin said Michael’s education did not prepare him for college or career. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with the Huffington Post.

Tennessee’s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools

techlearning

June 20, 2018) – Tennessee’s Hamilton County Schools (HCS) today announced it has selected Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms to support its inquiry-based teaching and learning initiative.

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. Seymour, as my friend Gary Stager has described him , was the “inventor of everything (good) in education.” I’d hardly know where to begin in writing one, but I want to open this particular article – one that focuses, in part, on the whole “everyone should learn to code” craze – recognizing his great contribution to educational computing as well as his loss.

Can Individual Tests Really Measure Collaboration?

Edsurge

That’s the idea at least behind the latest summative assessments from Project Lead the Way , a project-based STEM curriculum, which is introducing new tech-based question types to measure a raft of noncognitive skills from collaboration to general problem solving (in addition to subject-specific questions about engineering or coding concepts). “We But the individual computerized assessments PLTW has built aren’t exactly what Darling-Hammond had in mind. “Is

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How Do We Know When Technology Helps—or Hurts—the Classroom? Educators at ISTE Weigh In

Edsurge

But as educators and edtech companies look to track the most effective tools and practices, two big questions are at the fore: How do we measure technology’s effectiveness? Educators frequently agree that it’s challenging to draw a direct correlation between technology and student success. Similarly, over in Minnesota, a K-6 STEM teacher named Rachel Pierson relies on feedback from the students themselves. “If Rachel Pierson, K-6 STEM Teacher.

How to Integrate Multimedia and Writing Instruction With VR, Video and Digital Timelines

Edsurge

This short list of tools and teaching suggestions can help educators integrate a variety of writing activities into their instructional designs. Connecting emotion and content Jill Weber, a secondary school teacher in Cheney, Kansas, uses an effective ELA and social studies strategy called Note card confessions. Sutori offers a variety of tutorials for creating your own timelines but also provides the ability to copy and edit shared timelines from other educators.

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Powerful Practices: Q&A with St. Vrain Schools’ Michael O’Toole on Fostering Future Scientists

Discovery Education

Thanks to a series of community outreach efforts, students at the Longmont, CO school district are being immersed in their science education through a career context. In this interview with Discovery Education, O’Toole shares some of the exciting things happening at St. At St.

“The biggest challenge facing education is teaching for a future that is unknown.” – Ben Eilenberg, Australia

Daily Edventures

Teacher/STEM Coordinator/Media Coordinator. Ben Eilenberg may have come from a teaching family (his father was a lecturer, his mother a speech pathologist, and his sisters are secondary teachers), but he wasn’t prepared for what he experienced at one of his first teaching jobs. “I

Rice U. offering free AP Physics online prep course

eSchool News

Caroline Levander, Rice’s vice president of strategic initiatives and digital education, said the provisions for the course’s teaching, tutoring, books, homework and review services are well worth the investment for Rice. Assessments News Online Learning STEM Top News

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

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This week I’ll be on a panel discussing the Future Classroom at this year’s STEM Summit hosted by Towson University. Here are three important questions that deserve the most attention as we look to the future of secondary education: How will student evaluation change?

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday! The Global Education Conference Network's seventh annual global collaboration "extravaganza" will take place around the clock starting this Sunday, November 13, and continuing through Wednesday, November 16.

A World of PBL… 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s. I will be providing workshops and featured sessions on STEM, PBL, Inquiry, Maker Space, and Computational Thinking!

Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education

The Hechinger Report

The board has spent upwards of $40 million over the past two decades on K-12 education with a pro-industry bent, including hundreds of pages of curricula, a speaker series and an afterschool program — all at no cost to educators.

The Edtech Industry Has 'Created a Mess'—Q&A with Mike Dorsey and Alan November

Edsurge

Alan November is a big-name educational consultant who was once a champion of technology in the classroom. People said it would solve every problem in education, and some venture capitalists agreed. EdSurge caught up briefly with November and Mike Dorsey, Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Houston Independent School District, at ISTE for this week's podcast. She was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Education. .

Game On: How Four Community College Professors Spawned the CUNY Games Network

Edsurge

The network links educators across disciplines who are interested in using games and other forms of interactive teaching to improve student success. A Proof-of-Concept Study of Game-based Learning in Higher Education,” published in the August 2016 issue of the journal Simulation & Gaming. We targeted math skills for STEM majors who want to go into GIS because we found that there was a need to help them remediate,” Crocco says. “A When four professors from the.

LA’s school counselors strike back

The Hechinger Report

LOS ANGELES — Thirty years ago, when United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), the union representing rank-and-file educators in the county’s public schools, went on strike, Nadia Morales and Pedro Martinez were students at Los Angeles High School. It’s about public education for everybody.

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Oregon approves Discovery math resource statewide

eSchool News

Discovery Education’s Math Techbook has been approved as a core instructional resource across Oregon state. The Oregon State Board of Education has approved the Discovery Education Math Techbook for statewide use as a core instructional resource through its state adoption process.

3 apps that lead to improved executive functioning skills

eSchool News

The skills that comprise executive functioning are not definitively agreed upon by educators and researchers. In K-12 students, whose executive functioning skills are not yet fully developed, regulation of these skills often falls on parents and educators.

How Using Slack Can Improve Socratic Seminars

Edsurge

If you’ve ever tried a Socratic seminar with your students, or know a colleague who has, this story may sound eerily familiar: After spending the semester shoring up students’ contextual knowledge through multimedia presentations and analyzing primary and secondary sources together, students file in for the big day and gently pick up their Socratic seminar prep packet. To maximize participation and use of the strategy, we provide discussion stems for the habit.

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Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - May Is Ed Tech Month - Geo-Educators - Natural Math - Oxygen Masks and You

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Join them and proclaim yourself a geo-educator today.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late.

Hotspots, YouTube, WiFi, Oh My! How Renton Prioritizes Infrastructure Over Devices

Edsurge

It’s an alluring path, in part because it placates parents and school boards demanding a “21st century” education. The event is free for all educators—sign up here! Initiative 2: Reconsidering Internet Filtering — Filtering policies had originally been set up to protect students, but they often frustrated secondary educators and students alike. This increase brought one access point into each classroom, allowing teachers to run assessments from any room on campus.

Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 2011 Global Education Conference is also fast approaching: November 14 - 18. In it''s second year, this amazing five-day, 24-hour-a-day event helps educators and students connect with each other and with global education programs all over the world. EVENTS This Thursday, as part of the Future of Education interview series , my guest will be Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation.

Teachers Want Better Ed-Tech Science Tools. Will the Market Provide Them?

Marketplace K-12

But the ed-tech market in that area is largely undeveloped and has miles go before it can meet educators’ needs. based philanthropy that invests in education. Educators’ demands for better science content vary across grade levels, the Gates survey found.

A World of PBL: 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom

techlearning

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” ? While there are several education models that promote this idea, it is a necessity in a well-planned Project Based Learning (PBL) Unit.

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North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

K-12 Schools - Education News

The North Carolina New Schools Project first received an $11 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, meant to restructure secondary education through the creation of smaller high schools. (Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. Don Buckley - Co-Founder, Tools at Schools - "Is it Possible to Innovate in Education?"

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