Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best

EdTech Magazine

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best. However, none are more widely adopted than Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams. . Both Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom offer a core package of tools that cover classroom essentials.

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


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.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. .

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FETC 2018: Maximizing Microsoft Azure Boosted Education in Tennessee

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2018: Maximizing Microsoft Azure Boosted Education in Tennessee. Lloyd and other state officials turned to digital tools and the backbone of Microsoft Azure to help turn the state’s education around. How to Make the Most of Data with Microsoft Tools.

Spending on Ed-Tech Hardware Hits $15B Worldwide, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

classrooms to support digital assessments and personalized learning, to the growth of different mobile personal computing devices in other parts of the world. K-12, But Is Microsoft Poised for Global Growth.

Report warns of need for identity, access management tech

eSchool News

CoSN report delves into ways that identity and access management can strengthen student security. Taking advantage of these benefits, as the report details, starts by managing student and staff identities and then providing careful consideration to provision access rights.

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.

Innovative Ways to Encourage Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

MS Publisher –the same approach as LucidPress, but from Microsoft. Slideshows have long been the alternative to the written report, used when the written word required an oral presentation. Here are several traditional options: MS Excel–from Microsoft.

7 Innovative Writing Methods for Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

MS Publisher –the same approach as LucidPress, but from Microsoft. Slideshows have long been the alternative to the written report, used when the written word required an oral presentation. Here are several traditional options: MS Excel–from Microsoft.

The Role Analytics Should Play in Your District's Decision-Making Process


ClassLink OneSync is a comprehensive account provisioning platform designed to streamline the synchronization between student information systems and Microsoft Active Directory, Google Directory and O365/Azure Directories. Cedar Hill administrators can leverage usage reports, even from their mobile devices, to understand students are using the resources available to them and measure the efficacy of the investments they’ve made in digital learning.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018


This year alone 613 booths crowded the floor, from mega-booths like Google and Microsoft to tiny, easy-to-miss tables. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

Why Single-Point Rubrics Are Awesome And 4 Ways To Use Them

The Web20Classroom

Rubrics have been a part of the assessment toolbox since at least the mid-1990s. Assessed overall achievement on an activity or product Holistic Rubric Example Analytic – Written with levels of achievement as columns and assessment criteria as rows.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Visual mapping (which you can see an example of in our latest interactive report on workforce development ) can reveal duplicate systems as well as time-consuming and inefficient manual processes. City of Portland/Multnomah County Digital Equity Action Plan Year 2 Report.

ISTE 2019: How K–12 Leaders Can Use G Suite for Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: See how blended learning tools such as Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom can help improve student engagement. ISTE 2019: How K–12 Leaders Can Use G Suite for Professional Development. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:41.

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FETC 2019: K–12 Schools Evolve Their Data Focus to Improve Student Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

We need the data that will help us make better, faster decisions,” said Cathy Cavanaugh, principal program manager for learning research and analytics at Microsoft , in a Jan. One way to do this is to collect and assess how students perform even after graduation. . “We’re

Study Finds Data Analytics Help Lower Rates of Disciplinary Action in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Educators can report the behavior of individual students through their mobile devices or Chromebooks by using behavior codes, which can be personalized to fit the needs of the school. . This is not the first time data analytics have been used to assess and correct student behavior.

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Social-Emotional Learning Competencies Get a Boost from Classroom Technology

EdTech Magazine

A Bloomberg report found that only 35 percent of employers are confident that new hires will have the soft skills they need to succeed on the job. . A recent study by Microsoft found that three pieces of technology tend to be especially helpful for SEL: .

K–12 Schools Find Educational Benefits in Cloud-Based Gaming

EdTech Magazine

In a recent study from educational nonprofit Project Tomorrow , nearly 62 percent of teachers reported using video games in their classrooms. Google is testing Project Stream , and Amazon is reportedly leveraging its massive cloud presence to develop its own service.

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s not well-suited if you use Microsoft Office programs. If you’re looking for a non-Google Classroom alternative, here are four: Microsoft Teams. Microsoft is late to the classroom management party but its Microsoft Teams is a worthy consideration.

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How to Use Office Mix in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

There are teachers who quickly are becoming super users while Microsoft only announced the customer preview of the new tool this past May. Assess and Provide Feedback. Office Mix is already considered to be a possible game changer in the classroom.

To Attract Talent, Corporations Turn to MOOCs


When executives at tech giants Salesforce and Microsoft decided in fall 2017 to turn to an online education platform to help train potential users of products for their vendors, they turned to Pierre Dubuc and his team in fall 2017.

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New Chromebook App Hub Speeds the Search for K–12 Classroom Apps

EdTech Magazine

MORE–FROM–EDTECH: See how Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams can benefit K–12 classrooms. App Hub Helps IT Staff Assess Integration and Compliance. New Chromebook App Hub Speeds the Search for K–12 Classroom Apps. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 03/04/2019 - 15:55.

When bootcamps go big: from coworking space to lifelong learning behemoth

The Christensen Institute

Prominent examples of employers leveraging GA courses to future-proof their workforce include L’Oreal’s initiative to retrain 7,000 employees and Microsoft’s recent partnership with GA to upskill and reskill 15,000 workers by 2022.

K–12 Teachers Use Virtual and Augmented Reality Platforms to Teach Coding

EdTech Magazine

A study conducted at Georgia Tech found that students who used mobile augmented reality platforms to learn coding performed better on assessments than their counterparts. . “We K–12 Teachers Use Virtual and Augmented Reality Platforms to Teach Coding. eli.zimmerman_9856.

How to help students become digital creators

eSchool News

A new report examines how giving students the power to explore digital technology improves learning. Today’s students are creating learning cultures in which they are digital creators, and this transformation is benefiting districts across the nation, according to a new report.

13 Ways to Use Canva in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

When Microsoft Publisher came out over twenty-five years ago, it was the first major desktop publishing effort to blend layout, colors, and multimedia that was accessible to everyone. I use greeting cards as formative assessments of student tech skills.

Global K-12 Market for Personal PCs to Contract in 2016, Experts Project

Marketplace K-12

A decline in personal computer sales in the worldwide K-12 education market may be linked to faltering economies in other countries, particularly Latin America, a new report finds. market, according to a report from Futuresource Consulting, a London-based market research firm.

Teachers Are Turning to AI Solutions for Assistance

EdTech Magazine

These intelligent tools can adapt pacing based on the student’s ability … and provide targeted, corrective feedback in case the student makes mistakes, so that the student can learn from them,” states an eSchool News report released earlier this year. These tools also gather actionable insights and information about a student’s progress and report the data back to the teacher.”. Teachers Are Turning to AI Solutions for Assistance. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:06.

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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.

Chromebooks dominate K-12 purchases

eSchool News

K-12 education market, with the devices now making up 51 percent of sales for the first time, according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting. market leader now with over 50 percent of the K-12 OS market share, meaning Apple and Microsoft both have significant ground to make up.

Personalized Learning, Teachers Unleashed, and a Learning Analytics Partnership: The Story of Fresno Unified


A report released this September by Digital Promise, Microsoft, Fresno and Houghton Mifflin, tells the story of Fresno’s PLI and its impact on learning across the district. This collaboration occurs in person and asynchronously, with teachers, students and leaders collaborating through Microsoft Teams. How does a fifth grader feel getting ready to do a live edtech demo at their local school board meeting?

“Both teachers and students need learning. Will teachers respond appropriately?” – Jan Voda, Czech Republic

Daily Edventures

It proved extremely demanding for teachers to write a full report for each project, so we created a system based on rubrics. Using Microsoft Excel, we easily generate the assessment for each student in a smart, quick and comprehensible way. Jan Voda. Principal.

New app design challenge centered around career and technical ed

eSchool News

In particular, the challenge is looking for apps that help students learn about various career options and assess their interests. “If Material from a press release was used in this report. Mobile app challenge focuses on college and alternatives.

Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby


Support for school or district wide reporting and data analysis is absent. And what region doesn’t have unique assessment and reporting standards? Microsoft’s Active Directory), or any attendance database, report card system or resource scheduling system.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

I have a bit more to say about some of these topics, so stay tuned… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye these past two weeks – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: July 14, 2017 Email scam targets Nebraska teachers | 1011 News → The Nebraska Department of Education said its been getting reports of an email scam targeting Nebraska teachers. Summer.

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