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Teachers' Essential Guide to Formative Assessment

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What is formative assessment? What makes a good formative assessment? How should I use formative assessment results? How do I know what type of formative assessment to use? What are the benefits of using an edtech tool for formative assessment?

Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning… Ten Free Resources and Tools

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second post in a series devoted to supporting student centered learning in the technology enhanced classroom. Remember that a classroom might be 1 to 1, or it may be using technology to leverage student centered learning. I enjoy learning from all of you.

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Comments on the US DoEd Proposed Rule – Open Textbook Pilot Program

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But in the spirit of “pragmatism before zeal,” I argue in my comments specifically against three unintended consequences of open requirements as they pertain to LMSs, efficacy research, and assessment security / adoptability. However, if the Department does act on these comments, the parts of the work that are open will be more widely adopted, will result in more students saving more money, and, most importantly, will result in more students learning more.

eBook details key strategies to manage digital curriculum

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itslearning, maker of the personalized learning management platform of the same name, released “ Going Digital: A Curriculum Management Playbook ,” a guide to creating a fully integrated curriculum management system using the cloud-based platform. Universal Design for Learning.

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Twelve Years Later: How the K-12 Industry and Investment Landscape Has Shifted (Part 2)


Back then there were several of us caught in the middle of that distribution—growing companies such as Amplify, Curriculum Associates, iXL, Renaissance Learning and others. Others went deep, with curriculum, intervention and assessment stacks. Consider Archipelago Learning.

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


Curriculum and instructional materials live on websites, in the cloud, on paper, in LMS’s, in Google Drive or OneDrive. The Challenge: Continuous Learning and Redesign While such an interoperability and integration endeavor would be a game changer, it still doesn’t go far enough.

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OER: Some Questions and Answers

Iterating Toward Openness

How do we deliver better learning experiences to more students? There are fantastic learning resources out there of all breeds bringing different types of value to the learning process. I’m glad that the author goes straight to the issue of student learning.

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The Business of Education Technology

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Here are the areas that have seen the most ed-tech investment activity so far this year: Learning to code : Investments include Galvanize ($45,000,000), Codecademy ($30,000,000), Andela ($24,000,000), Wonder Workshop ($20,000,000), Revature ($20,000,000). Some of these areas that are popular for investment do coincide with the popular narratives about “the future of education” – “everyone should learn to code,” for example.