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.

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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.

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.

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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Free Family Engagement Tool For Impacted Schools and Districts

eSchool News

Unlike other online initiatives, Family Playlists use families’ phones, so families can fully participate without having a laptop or computer at home. The resulting reports give teachers valuable assessment data and critical insights that enable them to see their students as whole children. The collaborative platform features a vetted selection of high-quality activities, assessments, and interactives for K-12 in addition to on-demand professional development resources.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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!

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.

COVID-19 Education Innovations Solution Spotlights in Utah, Florida and Kentucky


Utah already had an option for students to “test out” of some classes using competency-based assessments, reported Education Week on April 8. It found districts are rapidly casting a much wider net for ways students can prove they deserve academic credit, including projects, portfolios and other performance assessments in lieu of traditional tests this year. 32,000 Laptops Distributed to Small and Rural Florida Districts.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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.

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.

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.

TEACHER VOICE: Already affected by crisis in their own countries, refugee students are left behind in online learning

The Hechinger Report

Teachers must take care of children and elderly parents in their homes, as well as their own precarious health, and cannot be available in the same ways they are during “normal” times when they are reporting to school each day.

ELL Specialist: These are “My Tech Essentials”

eSchool News

For example, we do not believe that asking students to do research or type a report is innovative or engaging. Teachers monitor student interaction and are able to collect data and formatively assess each student’s understanding. Laptops are an educator’s lifeline.

With a degree no longer enough, job candidates are told to prove their skills in tests

The Hechinger Report

As the number of candidates balloons while health risks make it hard for hiring managers to meet with them in person, a trend toward “pre-hiring assessments” — already under way before Covid-19 — is getting a huge new push. Credit: Emma Harris for The Hechinger Report.

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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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.

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.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Students at Rhodes Junior High in Mesa, Arizona, spend a portion of their school day working on laptops. Credit: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is one of the many funders of The Hechinger Report.).

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.

They helped all schools get good internet, now they?re focusing on homes

The Hechinger Report

Schools have gotten creative, sending students home with Wi-Fi enabled devices or hotspots that let students connect their own laptops to the internet. Marwell said his team is leading pilots in districts and states to refine methods of assessing who needs internet access in a given community.