Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable. Education Galaxy provides online assessment, practice, and instruction in a highly engaging environment for students. What makes this program stand out from the crowd is the fun and engaging way it builds student’s assessment proficiency. More on personalized learning. Web Tools personalized learnin

The key to rigorous online assessments

The Christensen Institute

Although online-learning software can be a powerful enabler of personalized learning, many educators struggle with what they see as learning software’s limited ability to provide rigorous assessment and feedback. I spoke recently with the principal of a charter middle school that is using blended learning and alternative staffing to try to develop a breakthrough personalized learning model.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

edWeb.net

Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments. Still, the application of the skills to demonstrate knowledge was a clear need with the use of online assessments. They can also take practice assessments using the devices.

Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

Through our research over the past few years, we’ve seen schools around the world adopt technology to amplify the impact of teachers and make learning more student-centered. And, while technology is a powerful learning resource, it’s not the only lever for helping students succeed. Increasingly, we also see schools experimenting with staffing arrangements—essentially, how adults are being utilized in the classroom—in an effort to further magnify personalized learning.

Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

Educators’ ability to personalize instruction using technology is imperative as the student population becomes increasingly varied by race, achievement level and socioeconomic status. But a lack of high-quality curricula designed to support that personalized learning is stalling the effort, according to a new report. New technology is key to allowing educators to provide this personalized support, the report says. Student-Centered Learning Can Modernize Schools.

Personalized Learning: A New Take on an Old Concept

Leadership Lounge

Personalized learning has become a thing in K-12 education. Personalized learning is certainly not a new concept, but its current headliner status is partially due to financial support from some influential foundations. From my own personal experiences, I can speak to the efficacy of one particular personalized learning approach. But I knew little else of her educational philosophy or the learning materials she developed.

Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

edWeb.net

Now educators can make their instruction more effective and provide practice linked directly to progress monitoring and formative assessment results using free digital tools from Microsoft. During a recent edWebinar , Kelli Etheredge, a Director of Teaching and Learning Resources in Mobile, AL, identified key benefits of formative assessment technologies presented by members of the Microsoft Education team. Creating Quick Quizzes Linked to Personalize Practice.

Looking for the Best Sources of Content for Ed Tech ?

SETDA Says

1to1 Digital Content E-Rate EETT Equity of Access In the News Interoperability OER Online Assessment Personalized Learning Professional LearningEd Tech Update has the answer… SETDA is excited to share Ed Tech Update. This site and newsletter brings together the largest set of industry. read more.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools. Others, including civil rights advocates, have warned about the consequences of walking away from annual tests that measure whether students from all backgrounds are learning. Enabled by technology, future assessment systems will be both less intrusive and more precise.

Why the nation’s K-12 accountability and assessment system doesn’t make the grade

The Christensen Institute

Two new studies lay bare how the assessment and accountability systems in use throughout the United States shortchange teachers and schools by not presenting accurately what their students know, can do, and have learned in the last year. The recently released studies concern the efficacy of Teach to One: Math , an innovative blended-learning model that Heather Staker and I discussed in our book Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools.

System 143

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Even if we go back to face-to-face learning, we will all have to be prepared to teach online, and the best way to do this is to first educate ourselves with research and pedagogy. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course.

States assess their readiness for digital learning

eSchool News

Statewide ed-tech inventories are helping state leaders assess their digital learning needs. State leaders were less surprised to learn that, on average, there are only about six devices for every 10 Utah students, or that the wireless infrastructure is not adequate in many schools. New Jersey and Michigan developed individual state tech readiness tools in preparation for (online) assessment,” she said.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

EdTechTeacher

It is therefore essential to personalize instruction based upon learner differences if we are going to ensure that all students thrive in our schools. The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback. So what are some main characteristics of these assessment practices? Students learn to set goals, self-assess, monitor their progress over time.

With $2 Million in Backing, Climb Hire Tackles the Social Ladder

Edsurge

You can miss a lot of things when you’re learning on your own.” The program promises 100 hours of online training and 100 hours of in-person training for 16 weeks. Members also receive professional portfolio help and two in-person sessions a week. As part of qualifying for the program, Hill and other students pass one-hour online assessments, a video interview, in-person group interview and background and reference checks. I have the personality.

Learning.com Offers Complimentary Tech Readiness Quiz to Help Educators Assess Students’ Digital Literacy Proficiency

techlearning

This interactive assessment will provide educators with actionable data on how well their students grasp critical digital literacy concepts as outlined in the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students. More than 70 percent of elementary teachers feel their students are ‘not well prepared’ with the technology skills needed to be successful on online tests. PORTLAND, Ore.

Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students

Neo LMS

Learning Management Systems were probably created for institutions of Higher Education. Colleges and universities were among the first to reach a number of students so high, they simply needed the power of a software in order to manage all the learning and other data points that came along each student. And they can actually do so much more: all faculty members can use them to create and deliver online lessons. Various and engaging learning content.

LMS 310

8 Practical Ways to Use AI in Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, education finds new ways to make learning more inclusive and diversified. The latest change agent is Artificial Intelligence (AI), now being used in classes to focus learning, simplify redundant tasks, and infuse lesson plans. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Kamy Anderson has eight practical ways to use AI in learning: Artificial intelligence (AI) is disrupting the education industry. 4. Personalized Learning.

ISTE Awards Seal of Alignment to Three Learning.com Digital Literacy Solutions

techlearning

June 14, 2018 – Learning.com announced today that its EasyTech and Digital Literacy Assessments earned the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) Seal of Alignment for Readiness against the ISTE Standards for Students, and its Inquiry solution earned the ISTE Seal of Alignment for Proficiency against the ISTE Standards for Students. The ISTE Standards support educators to re-engineer their classrooms for digital age learning. PORTLAND, Ore.

5 Traps That Will Kill Online Learning (and Strategies to Avoid Them)

Edsurge

Online learning has moved to the front stage as 90 percent of high-income countries are using it as the primary means of educational continuity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If March will forever be remembered as the month that virtually all the world’s countries closed their school doors, will April be remembered as the month that the students around the world embraced the world of online learning? It teaches kids to hate learning.

How to Overcome the Challenges of Distance Learning

myViewBoard

W e are currently in the fourth industrial revolution of high technology and a fast-paced digital era, but there are still challenges of distance learning to resolve. Although students of this century are born digital natives and many skilled instructors are fairly trained in online platforms, the difficulty of the “distance” can still propose multiple challenges. . Want to learn more about the importance of distance learning? Visit here: What is Distance Learning?

Illuminate Education Joins Google for Education Partner Program as a Premier Partner

techlearning

The collaboration will create interoperability with Google Classroom, streamlined navigation for users, and enhanced insights to drive personalized learning. The collaboration will create interoperability with Google Classroom, streamlined navigation for users, and enhanced insights to drive personalized learning. Educators will be able to connect learning activities in Classroom with assessments from Illuminate to create a more comprehensive learning experience. ?

Edtech Company Learning.com Named Oregon Top Workplace for Third Consecutive Year

techlearning

We believe that a healthy, happy work culture promotes engaged, motivated employees and we strive to provide a culture that fosters collaboration, learning and excellence. Districts equip their students with the technology and 21st century skills needed for success on online assessments, college, and the workforce using Learning.com’s digital literacy solutions.

Fighting Apathy, Neglect and Racism to Give Left-Behind Learners a Chance

Edsurge

They say I’m personalizing learning. If teaching wasn’t the explosion of learning I thought it was going to be, at least I could make my bosses happy. I was in a blended classroom where my role had shifted from teacher to facilitator, and the expectation was to use Edgenuity, an online curriculum program, but it wasn’t working. The online program was dated and completely irrelevant to today’s times. The most critical issue was always the learning gaps.

iPad 109

52 Ways to Go Back To School, From Educators Across the United States

Edsurge

Not quite sure how you're going to run formative assessment in your classroom, or lead professional development workshops? How-To’s from Inside the Classroom : Step-by-step guides on everything from social-emotional learning to classroom management strategies in a tech-rich environment. For example, learn how a South Dakota district is getting rid of grade levels in favor of student-centered learning. It's that time of year: back-to-school. Are you ready for it?

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

edWeb.net

Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts. Links to Local Learning. A key aspect of this type of teaching and learning is the increased use of interactive video for online “field trips” and other purposes. edWeb Blog broadband Broadband Imperative III digital learning

Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

Leadership Lounge

For the first time, mobile learning is ranked the top priority by school IT leaders, according to findings released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in its 2017 K-12 Leadership Survey Report. Mobile learning is defined as the idea of 24/7 access, according to Paula Maylahn of Paula Maylahn Consulting and author of the survey. “Mobile learning doesn’t always mean 1:1, but we are seeing schools move away from the computer lab,” she said.

BYOD 44

“Believing in people can be a catalyst for positive change.” – Kimberly Mecham, USA

Daily Edventures

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning are changing our world more rapidly than at any other time in history. This includes using the right technology tools to personalize learning for each student. “I When I co-taught a unit on Innovation, we benefited from the collaboration space to do a group-based unit assessment using the Design Thinking process to design a space for our new Center for Leadership & Innovation. Kimberly Mecham.

Q&A: How Data Can Make You A Better Teacher

TeachThought - Learn better.

They engage other students and professors in online forums; they autonomously seek and use personalized learning applications; and they leverage textbook supplements all in service of getting an edge, and trying to make the grade. Andrew Smith Lewis: What types of learning applications, tools, and services do students use these days and how do these tools impact student performance? And, in my opinion, good riddance to those former ways of teaching and learning!

Data 85

zSpace Unveils World’s First AR/VR Laptop

techlearning

the laptop learning environment comes to life, allowing students to lift images from the screen and examine them in detail, gaining a deeper understanding of concepts by physically manipulating virtual simulations, from energy and motion to molecules and organisms. zSpace was created specifically for learners, creating a shared AR/VR learning environment,” said Paul Kellenberger, CEO, zSpace. For more information about how schools are using zSpace for learning, visit www.zspace.com.

Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

Marketplace K-12

Thirty percent of the company’s revenues come from assessments of one kind or another, which includes professional certification and apprenticeship programs, as well as summative exams. The remaining 20 percent come from services provided to schools and colleges, including virtual schools, [and] online program management at universities, he said. Pearson was recently faulted by New Jersey state officials for a disruption of that state’s assessments.].

11 Things I Think I Know About 1 to 1 Classroom Management

The Playground Advocate

Relationships The single most important key to successful management in any classroom is a positive personal relationship with your students. Additionally, your students are more likely to work with you if they feel they know who you are as a person. Meaningful Work Kids who have work to do that is personally relevant, authentic, and challenging are more likely to be engaged. It is that you don''t have to rely on worksheets and textbooks as your learning tools.

Wiki 80

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

techlearning

For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. They then met in person to decide which technologies will have the most impact in the classroom and deserved to be named Best of Show. Students rebel by learning the powerful ways authors convey meaning and affect their audience.

Learning Revolution Free Events - Great, GREAT Keynotes - MiniCon - ISTE Unplugged! - Striving for Failure?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 15th The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man. Eliot The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. The Learning Revolution Conference schedule is now up!

BYOD 44

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The AP on the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow : “Education regulators are reviewing a whistleblower’s claim that Ohio ’s then- largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures tied to its state funding using software it purchased after previous allegations of attendance inflation.” million for its personalized children’s clothing box.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm). Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. The] literature [on online education] was preoccupied with what I call ‘roaming autodidacts’. Online Grade Portals.