Study: One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Learning

Doug Levin

Newly published, peer-reviewed research out of Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine suggests that one-to-one laptop programs improve student academic achievement in K-12 classrooms.

GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

It will also help you with both formative and summative assessments, and it will enter your grades into any electronic grade book directly from GradeCam. Simple Assessments of All Kinds. First, let’s look at the ways you can use GradeCam for assessments. Make assessment simple.

In the News: On the Nevada Ready 21 1:1 Laptop Program

Doug Levin

” … As the program continues to grow, Levin thinks it will be increasingly important for the state to demonstrate learning gains and assess how representative early cohorts will be in predicting Ready 21’s future success. ” For reference, see “ Nevada Ready 21: Year 2 Implementation Report ” (June 5, 2017). Blog In the News News 1:1 Education Week evaluation laptop program researchAs quoted in: Schwartz, Sarah.

In the News: On the Nevada Ready 21 1:1 Laptop Program

Doug Levin

” … As the program continues to grow, Levin thinks it will be increasingly important for the state to demonstrate learning gains and assess how representative early cohorts will be in predicting Ready 21’s future success. ” For reference, see “ Nevada Ready 21: Year 2 Implementation Report ” (June 5, 2017). Blog In the News News 1:1 Education Week evaluation laptop program researchAs quoted in: Schwartz, Sarah.

When It Comes to Technology and Engineering, National Report Card Confirms: Girls Rule


Pretty well, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—also known as the Nation’s Report Card. The assessment featured 15 scenario-based tasks, which incorporated video clips, audio, animation and text, as well as 77 discrete questions.

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Do one-to-one laptop programs improve learning?

eSchool News

A Michigan State University study found surprising results when researchers analyzed laptop programs. Students who receive a laptop computer from their school tend to see a noticeable increase in academic achievement, a Michigan State University study reveals.

Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments


The website allows you to assess students’ learning in a fun and engaging way, and it is very simple to use. Students can use computers, laptops and mobile devices such as tablets and cell phones. Embed quiz questions along the way, to check for student understanding, track who watched the video, prevent skipping, and see quiz results through the simple to read student reports. Check out this list of more of my favorite digital assessment tools.

Has the Game Really Changed? Reporter’s Notebook from the 2017 Games for Change Festival


GlassLab , a nonprofit backed by the MacArthur Foundation and Gates Foundation to build learning games, assessment dashboards and a distribution portal, used to feature prominently in the event but has since been in limbo. White suggests developers can “create an experience based on asymmetrical design,” where one kid wears the headset, and others collaborate on tablets or laptops.

Assessing Social-Emotional Skills Can Be Fuzzy Work; SELweb Offers Concrete Data


He’s the man behind SELweb , an online tool designed to assess K-3 students’ social-emotional learning (SEL), their ability to recognize and manage emotions and build healthy relationships. The assessments are meant to work in tandem with SEL curriculums—a supplement rather than replacement. And unlike traditional assessment tools, which rely on self-reporting by students or teachers , SELweb is made up of online tasks that test skills directly.

Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments


There are so many ways that kids can creatively show you their learning in a timely and efficient manner, and ways teachers can conduct assessments that take away the testing anxiety that plagues so many kids. Creative Formative Assessments Can Help: Save time assessing students.

What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

The ideal would be to have all assignments, assessment, and submittals for each student curated in one spot that automatically updates as the year progresses–and provides actionable reports. Teachers create assessments aligned with pre-selected standards.

Differentiated math instruction using Front Row: adaptive math for K-8 classrooms!


It automatically make standards based report cards In the teacher dashboard, there’s a tab that auto-creates standards based report cards for each and every student. Have them log in on the right side of the iPad app, or on their laptop here.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

More than 50% of teachers report they have one computer for every student (on average) and that changes for the better every year. They learn these topics and then demonstrate competency via varied forms of assessment. . Constructive Conversations – Assessing Student Conversations.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

Teachers also receive feedback via reports on student and class performance, allowing them to analyze classroom trends and inform future teaching. Assess class performance. All You Need to Know to Prepare for the Trainer Skills Assessment and Application!

Snapshots Of Understanding? 10 Smart Tools For Digital Exit Slips

TeachThought - Learn better.

Exit tickets are a simple, quick and oftentimes insightful formative assessment method employed close to the end of a lesson. Socrative lets educators assess their students with educational activities on tablets, laptops or smartphones (ideal for BYOD environments).

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3 Easy Ways to Gamify Your Classroom with Kahoot

Fractus Learning

This website makes it easy to create engaging, media-rich “quizzes” for formative assessments, appropriate for students in upper elementary, middle, and high school. And they can respond using a smartphone, a laptop or a tablet, which makes it fantastic for BYOD classrooms.

FETC 2019: How Small K–12 Schools Can Keep Their Networks Secure

EdTech Magazine

Build a Diverse Team for a Clear Cybersecurity Assessment. The best way to move forward on these assessments, according to presenters, is to gather a group of leaders spanning different departments throughout the school. . “A

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

That means we shouldn’t just use edtech to replace worksheets, run “drill and kill” exercises, or crunch assessment performance numbers. The district collects data through a School Climate Survey, a Getting to Know You Survey, and an MPS Cares self-reporting tool.

May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While I''ve written quite a bit about assessing writing (ad nauseum) via digital means, reading instruction and assessment have remained a primarily paper-based enterprise in my class. edmodocon On @Gobstopper students can read on a tablet, smartphone or laptop.

13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About


There are many educational apps that were created to enhance teaching and learning, tools for knowledge sharing, instruction, collaboration, practice, productivity, and assessment. lessons, exercises, and assessments) and share them with students. Original Article Source: [link].

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Spotting Trends and Delivering Data to Connect Edtech Tools With Educator Needs


Over the last several years, we've published a K-12 principals’ assessment report, in which administrators give feedback on the biggest challenges they face in their schools. The popularity of online learning tools, web-based rich content such as video, interactive digital textbooks, e-books, online assessment and the increasing dependence on the internet for student and teacher learning is growing rapidly.

Can 15 minutes a day of online preschool help prepare a child for kindergarten?

The Hechinger Report

Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. This story about early education in Mississippi was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Laptops were also provided at no charge, as needed.

Finding the Ideal Front-of-Classroom Interactive Display

ViewSonic Education

Student feedback and assessment with optional audience response accessories. Compatible with any laptop, iPad or other tablets, IFPs are simple to set up – in most cases instructors just connect the board and they're ready to go.

Nearpod Expands Into Higher Education


Originally designed for the K-12 market, Nearpod’s interactive lesson and assessment tools have unintentionally attracted some 200 higher-ed institutions that are already paying for the product, according to Felipe Sommer, the company’s co-founder and chief operating officer.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


” The 1:1 initiative aimed for districts to issue each student a laptop for use in-school and at home. “More tech-based monitoring and assessment tools will be incorporated into to the instructional mix.”

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CanaryFlow: Everything You Need to Manage Classroom Workflow

Ask a Tech Teacher

basic lesson planning with new assignments, resources, and assessments that can be curated either on the class calendar and/or as current/future activities. Basic lesson planning is available with new assignments and assessments. There is no report card integration.

NY Times article discusses engagement and gamification

Ascend Math

The article, by NY Times reporter Natasha Singer, also made mention of Ascend Math. An evolving formula built into Ascend, including time on task and the passing of assessments, units, and levels determines when students can access Base Camp.

Gamechanger: Type to Learn is Now in the Cloud!

Ask a Tech Teacher

With the push to move assessments online, students need good keyboarding skills. No more “runs only on desktops and laptops” Let me back up and describe Type to Learn Cloud. It does this through a process of review, demonstration, practice, and assessment.

Why I Still Believe in the iPad’s Positive Impact on Classrooms


Now, as has been reported , a number of districts have opted to move back to laptops from iPads. Way back in 2002, when Friendster was the biggest social network and people were gathering in Internet cafes, the State of Maine implemented the first 1:1 laptop initiative in the country. Over one-half of participating school districts allowed students to take home their laptops by 2004; a second RFP was issued in 2006; and the MLTI program expanded into high schools in 2009.

CoSN 2019: K–12 Schools Address Digital Equity with Curriculum Framework

EdTech Magazine

In addition, curricula must include elements such as guidance documents, formative assessments at the lesson and unit level, annotated unit outlines and supplemental resources. . CoSN 2019: K–12 Schools Address Digital Equity with Curriculum Framework. eli.zimmerman_9856.

Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles!

EdNews Daily

According to a 2018 report by Pew Research , one in four Americans didn’t read a single book in the last year, and bookstore chains are in decline. I only have to dig out my laptop when I need to write instead of just read. By LeiLani Cauthen.

School data is messy, but it doesn’t have to be

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. And here’s why it’s a problem: When Providence’s teachers meet in teams to discuss student progress, they sit around tables with their laptops, logging into various systems, looking at PDF reports that show student performance data.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

additions to the K-12 Cyber Incident Map , including a couple of new TV news reports of the same. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why.

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6 Keys to a Successful 1:1 Implementation

Tom Murray

In a report enti tled, “ Technology in Education: Global Trends, Universe Spend and Market Outlook , “ F utureSource consulting projected that edtech spending worldwide will hit $19 billion dollars by 2018, up from $13 billion when measured in 2013.

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Need an LMS next year? Here are three to consider

Ask a Tech Teacher

An LMS — Learning Management System — is a digital tool that tracks a wide variety of student-teacher interactions such as homework, grading, sharing of resources, parent communication, assessments, and more. basic lesson planning with new assignments, resources, and assessments that can be curated either on the class calendar and/or as current/future activities. Students sign on to iPads, desktops, Chromebooks, or laptops with a link code provided by the teacher.

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