2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report


Opportunities include online courses for educators to pursue recognition remotely, full day workshops for those who want face-to-face support, and larger conference style events for inspiring communities of professionals. View this Impact Report (and other years) at edtechteam.com/impact

A Deeper Look at Assessing Kids’ Writing


A Closer Look: Learning More About Our Writers with Formative Assessment (K-6) provides insight into an area often glossed over during writing instruction. Teacher turned teacher educator Benjamin Boche reports novices and veterans can deepen their workshop practice. Assessment Book Reviews anchor charts Benjamin Boche checklists conferences Diane Dougherty formative assessment inventories K-6 Lynn Dorfman rubrics self-assessment Stenhouse surveys writing writing workshop

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Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you might know there are some amazing formative assessment tools on the web. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? s of workshops and presentations. s of workshops and presentations.

Is Assessment Ready to Move Beyond Standardized Tests? These MIT Researchers Think So.


This is the first part of a two-part story looking at how MIT researchers are developing playful assessments to measure student growth. But assessments haven’t evolved at the same pace. By making assessment playful, we can get closer to measuring the things we actually value." They’re calling it “playful assessment.” Playful assessment, not to be mistaken for gamification, seeks to capture student mastery in many of the areas that are hard to gauge.

Report: The major problems with U.S. professional development

eSchool News

Two reports detail how top-performing education systems use professional development each day. Two new reports reveal that in many top education systems, teacher professional development is built into their daily work as a means for school improvement and teacher quality.

How to streamline assessment and spend less time grading

The Cornerstone for Teachers

The topic for our first productivity roundtable is streamlining the grading and assessment process. They’ve found more effective ways to monitor and assess student learning, and they’re going to share those strategies here with you today.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!


Because of social networking and the opportunities to connect at conferences and workshops, I''ve made some incredible friends. per Heinemann website): Troy Hicks holds sight on good writing workshop instruction. Omg - Really - I have the Best of Friends & Supportive Readers!

edWeb Survey on Teacher Professional Development


Assess how edWeb compares with other teacher professional learning options. I’ve presented at a conference, workshop, or webinar. For each of these activities, edWeb members reported higher participation and engagement than the teachers who responded from the MCH list.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - RSCON5 - The Wonderment - ISTE Reports - Genius Hour for Teachers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The XXI International Conference features 4 conferences, 3 case study panels, 2 iEARN project panels, 1 media festival, 30 workshops, and 17 posters. July 8th - July 11th in New Orleans, LA 21st Century Schools Summer Institute , The 2014 Summer Institute is comprised of two cutting edge workshops offering you strategies and tools that, if implemented properly, are guaranteed to increase student motivation, attendance, graduation rates, and test scores!

Using Micro-credentials to Recognize the Skills of New and Experienced Teachers

Digital Promise

see this 2002 Education Week report ). Studies now find that performance assessments “can more authentically evaluate candidates’ readiness for teaching” while lowering the “barriers to entry,” particularly for teachers of color who are in high demand.

Model What You Preach: Pedagogy at the Heart of Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Part of this shift came when I started to facilitate workshops that consisted of anywhere from a half-day to multiple days. developing assessments, creating an action plan, learning how to use edtech tools, etc.)

The COPPA Rule, FERPA, and the Security of Student Data

Doug Levin

Department of Education have recently announced their intent to host a joint workshop on ‘Student Privacy and Ed Tech.’ ’ About this workshop and related work, they write : The use of “Ed Tech” has exploded over the past several years. In light of these questions, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Education (“ED”) will hold a Student Privacy and Ed Tech workshop on December 1, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

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Breaking Down the 8 Key Concepts of Computational Thinking

Digital Promise

To address this, Digital Promise has led workshops with hundreds of teachers from all academic disciplines to introduce them to computational thinking practices. Be the first to know when new computational thinking resources are released by subscribing to the Digital Promise Action Report.

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We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.


Revised state standards require students to engage in strategic and extended thinking, and the vast of majority of teachers we talked to report that it can be overwhelming to consistently plan lessons that engage these deeper levels of learning. Activities like writing workshops and group projects go a long way towards building creative and critical thinking skills, but can be challenging and time consuming for teachers to execute at scale.

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Parents Look to Teachers for Help Using Educational Media at Home

Educator Innovator

That’s according to a new survey-based report by Sesame Workshop’s Joan Ganz Cooney Center, which documents parents’ perspectives on their children’s informal use of educational media—including apps, games, websites, and TV shows.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

NTC is a multi-day conference jam-packed with interactive workshops, engaging speakers, relevant vendors, ignite sessions (thought-provoking presentations only five minutes long), and opportunities to connect with other mission-driven techies from across the country.

Why Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results

The CoolCatTeacher

Here’s why: “The report suggested that “we have not yet become good enough at the kind of pedagogues that make the most of technology; that adding 21st century technologies to 20th century teaching practices will just dilute the effectiveness of teaching.”. This report is no surprise.

Knowing Where We Are Paves the Way for Change: The Impact of Coaching

A Principal's Reflections

I often tell audiences during keynotes and workshops that my role isn’t to tell anyone what to do, but instead to get educators to think critically about what they do. questions, assessments, tech used by kids for learning, student work, etc.).

Using Micro-credentials to Recognize the Skills of New and Experienced Teachers

Digital Promise

see this 2002 Education Week report ). Studies now find that performance assessments “can more authentically evaluate candidates’ readiness for teaching” while lowering the “barriers to entry,” particularly for teachers of color who are in high demand.


Technology Tidbits

Chronicle is an all-in-one tool that teachers are using for classroom management, grading, assessing, and so much more. Ideal for Reading and Writing Workshop conferring notes, but great for any subject 2. assessing educational apps grading note taking


Technology Tidbits

Chronicle is an all-in-one tool that teachers are using for classroom management, grading, assessing, and so much more. Ideal for Reading and Writing Workshop conferring notes, but great for any subject 2. assessment educational apps grading iPad note taking

Why Learning and People Should Come First

A Principal's Reflections

I was recently working on my slide deck for a three-day workshop that will take participants on an immersive experience into digital leadership and learning.

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. Teachers have access to workshops, in-class coaching, and building-based tech facilitators during the school year.

I have a confession.

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I''ve been teaching for 14 years and I can''t get students to improve their writing based on my assessment alone no matter how many times I try. Students engage in writing workshops, do some peer review, have mini-conferences with the teacher, write a draft, revise the draft, and hand it in. Students will not become better writers if they are only assessed on one major writing task a marking period or semester. But there is time for Peer-Self Evaluation & Assessment!

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6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future

eSchool News

The report, STEM 2026 , pulls from the work of experts in science, technology, engineering and math, and the authors point out that current conditions do not ensure equal access to STEM teaching and learning. The report results from workshops convened by the U.S.

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4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In fact, with Kiddom, you get everything you love about Google Classroom as well as the features only Kiddom brings to learning such as: the ability to plan, assess, and analyze via a free library of standards-aligned resources. workshops and online meetings. Designed by Freepik.

Personalizing Path & Pace Through Mastery Learning


More specifically, the matrix helps learners understand which competencies are being developed and which activities and assessments align with them. Join Tom in San Francisco for a 2-Day deep dive into Personalized Learning as part of the EdTechTeacher Summer Workshop Series.

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


“More tech-based monitoring and assessment tools will be incorporated into to the instructional mix.” Parents are engaged via student activity reports on school-owned devices.

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Critical Research Questions for Powerful Learning Networks

Digital Promise

During the first phase of this project – research planning and design – we worked with teams from seven EdClusters as well as network and learning science researchers to workshop research questions and develop research designs. The kinds of research questions these EdClusters have workshopped reflect the range of activities and partners they engage. How can we develop a shared measurement tool for education organizations across a region to assess deeper learning competencies?

She gave up on public schools that rejected her bold ideas a decade ago. Now she’s back.

The Hechinger Report

After leading a handful of conferences and workshops for public school teachers over the last couple years, Acera is in the first year of a three-year, whole-school partnership with the Joseph G. appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.


From Teacher to Student: How Learning Helps Us Teach – From Beth


The merger of these two worlds – as well as significant research into cognitive science, adult learning, and professional development – has resulted in a complete redesign of my iPads in the Elementary Classroom workshop for this summer. Workshop Plan. Workshop Plan.

Guiding Peer Feedback with a Feedback Chat

Learning in Hand

The three questions not only guide feedback, but are useful for formative assessment , self-assessment, exit tickets, conferencing, and lesson clarity. Then the person giving the feedback followed Tell–Ask–Give (TAG) for their assessment of progress.

#ETTChat: App Smashing with Book Creator – an Interview with Tom Daccord & James Daley


Tom Daccord is Director of EdTech Teacher, a professional learning organization that provides hands-on exploratory edtech workshops for teachers. Tom Daccord will be discussing this topic in far greater detail during his workshop on iPads and Creativity at the 2016 Boston Innovation Summit.

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Who Will Teach the Children? The 3 Keys to Building Globally Competitive, World Class Schools

EdNews Daily

I estimate that I have delivered over 250 workshops to about 50,500 educators. I ask at each workshop, “How many of you were well-prepared to enter the classroom when you graduated from your school of education?” By Franklin P. Schargel.

10 Strategies to Improve Instructional Leadership

A Principal's Reflections

Not only was I not in classrooms enough, but also the level of feedback provided through the lens of a narrative report did very little to improve teaching and learning both in and out of the classroom. Consider less of a focus on lesson plans and more on assessment.