Assessment Case Study Idea

The Electric Educator

This year I have been using a student response system (SRS) to give quizzes to my students each Friday. I have been fairly pleased with the performance of the system. The neat thing about the system is that it provides instant feedback to students.

Give me some credit, please! (Exploring plagiarism through a series of clever case studies by Jen)

NeverEndingSearch

Her GoAnimate videos are deceptively simple, but they are packed with nuance and provocative questions and they address the issue systemically. Jen describes the thinking behind the workshop: As a social studies teacher, students’ plagiarism was always an issue for me.

New, SIMPLIFIED, Student Portfolio System (or "feeling the fear of not being 'innovative' enough this year")

techlearning

I reflected on the lack of improved student metacognition despite my enhanced portfolio systems, and student comments such as "Do we have to do another portfolio post. Nobody is going to look at your Google Slides!

New, SIMPLIFIED, Student Portfolio System (or "feeling the fear of not being 'innovative' enough this year")

Cycles of Learning

I reflected on the lack of improved student metacognition despite my enhanced portfolio systems, and student comments such as "Do we have to do another portfolio post. Nobody is going to look at your Google Slides!

How Junction ISD Keeps Students Safe When Using G Suite for Education

Gaggle Speaks

After replacing her existing learning management system with G Suite, Kaycie discovered right away that she didn’t want to rely on Google’s built-in compliance rules to review questionable and suspicious student content in Google Drive and Gmail.

Dixon Public Schools Uses New Websites to Engage Community, Do More With Less

Gaggle Speaks

Whenever I talk to technology leaders at smaller school districts, a consistent theme comes up: They face similar challenges of school systems ten times their size, yet have to confront them with much smaller staffs.

Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Neo LMS

A fascinating case study involving one of California’s largest and poorest school districts Fresno Unified School District involves the smart use of data to understand the social and emotional challenges facing their students.

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Moving Instructional Technology in the Right, and Safe, Direction

Gaggle Speaks

The largest school system in the state of Arkansas needed a way to reduce the often-lengthy process of monitoring online student behavior. Providing a safe forum for students to collaborate and share ideas had been a challenge at Little Rock School District.

Knowing the Unknown: Monitoring to Keep Students Safe

Gaggle Speaks

Today’s digital native students have a knack for circumventing rules, blocks, and other systems put in place for their own good, which left many feeling uneasy. “We Read the case study to learn more about how Yorkville CUSD 115 keeps students safe using Gaggle.

Addressing Schools’ Concerns About Moving Email to the Cloud

Gaggle Speaks

Charles Community Unit School District 303, a high-achieving school system located 40 miles west of Chicago, needed a way to add some district controls around how messages were filtered, monitored and archived. Gaggle’s hosted backup and archiving product, combined with Safety Management for Google Apps , solved this problem by providing the district one solution to address all of its concerns. After moving its email to the cloud, St.

3 Ways AR works in real-life classrooms

Neo LMS

Can school IT and WiFi systems (not to mention budgets) sustain the relatively high demands of AR? To look at these critiques from a real-world perspective, I went hunting for case studies (one of my favorite things to do). Here’s what I found: Google Expeditions AR.

Turn any exisiting PC or Mac into fully functional Chromebook - for free!

Educational Technology Guy

Neverware, a startup that has developed a software product, CloudReady , in partnership with Google, which turns almost any computer from the last 8 years into a full-fledged Chromebook. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

GoGuardian Develops a New AI-Enabled Cloud Filter for K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

For the School District of Lee County in Florida, administrators used GoGuardian’s cloud infrastructure to manage over 22,000 Chromebooks across 93 schools, according to a case study. . GoGuardian Develops a New AI-Enabled Cloud Filter for K–12 Schools. eli.zimmerman_9856.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Initially, steam-powered factories organized equipment based on its proximity to a central steam engine, which powered the equipment through a branching system of axles, pulleys, gears, and crankshafts. It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies.

Teaching Computational Thinking: In practice

Neo LMS

Try computational thinking methods with your students in building a solar system, understanding ancient Greek architecture or getting to grips with the plot of The Lord of the Flies. Try this free online course on computational thinking for educators from Google.

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Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)

Edsurge

In fall 2007, Larry Berger, CEO of Wireless Generation (now Amplify) was invited to submit a paper to an “Entrepreneurship in Education” working group led by Rick Hess, the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. At the time, Wireless Generation was expanding from its roots in K-3 reading assessment into new areas: intervention, professional development, and data systems. Of course, not all schools and school systems implement core curriculum.

Gaming, VR Exploring, and App Building: The Ellis Island Hack-A-Thon

techlearning

Introduction In my social studies classes we are learning about historical content in the United States from post-Civil War to the Present. We began by focusing on European Immigration since it related to the most immigrants during our time period of study (3). Google Expeditions.”

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

This is unsurprising given the enormous uptick in online courses and technology tools in K–12 schools nationwide, not to mention the promise that technology holds to dismantle barriers to access and experience that have plagued the education system for years.

Resources for Using Edmodo in the Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Edmodo is a learning management system. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Edmodo is a great resource for teachers, students, and parents, allowing communication, collaboration and sharing. It has forums, messages, files, calendar, and more to create an online presence for your class.

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Teachers are managers—so let’s give them the tools to manage

The Christensen Institute

For any manager, numbers like these are daunting—and having the right systems in place to manage effectively can make all the difference. As students got used to the system and built endurance, she lengthened the work sprints to 35 minutes each. Good management is hard.

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Learning to Learn – From Sabba Quidwai

EdTechTeacher

Prior to endocrinology, the modules focus predominantly on one system, however endocrinology requires them to integrate both new and baseline information from the multiple systems they have studied thus far. Learning to Learn: Self Assessment Through Patient Case Studies.

Passwords, Permissions and Student Data—How One District Got Account Provisioning Right

Edsurge

But the seams really start to show when access to online resources is stalled by cumbersome sign-on systems, Valenzisi says. One of the things that appealed to the district is that the platform is based on OneRoster , an open standard that governs the sharing of student data among different educational systems, such as an LMS or digital content platform. Case Study: Clay County School District.

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A Single Sign-On Platform Revolutionized How This District Uses Tech—and Saved $120,000

Edsurge

Now students are using Google Classroom. They’re using robotics software, animation software, Google Drawings, Microsoft One Note. Case Study: Technology director rallies behind SSO at 3 NY districts. “A ball of crazy!”

Investing in leadership capacity: The amazing, wonderful District 59

Dangerously Irrelevant

both positive and negative) – Organizational self-assessment – Getting set up with our new Google+ community. So powerful to work collaboratively with table mates to plan a unit of study.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Students selling notes online a legal gray area, schools say | ArkansasOnline → University of Arkansas faculty members are debating how to best deal with the selling of lecture notes by students, spurred on by the practices of online study resource companies known for aggressive recruiting tactics. It incorporates case studies to demonstrate how the framework and its dimensions could be operationalized, and how the gaps identified in the self-assessment exercise could be addressed.

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Active Learning in the Math Classroom

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Students might learn through games, projects, debates, talking with peers, case studies, just-in-time teaching, or short demonstrations followed by class discussion. PHS teacher Jeff Rose introduces Google Classroom and Padlet to make students’ thinking more visible.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

I think a lot about the future of technology and its potential impacts on students and the K-12 education system (intended and unintended). "In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device. Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!) I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast.

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Disruptive innovations in higher ed emerging from outside mainstream

The Christensen Institute

Combined with competency-based learning—in which students progress upon true mastery of their learning, not because of an arbitrary time-based measure— there is a big opportunity to transform our higher education system into a more affordable, student-centered one that is able to serve many more students. In many cases, this just-in-time education is offering learning opportunities that would not even be available on many traditional campuses.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

I think a lot about the future of technology and its potential impacts on students and the K-12 education system (intended and unintended). "In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device. Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore | InfoWorld → Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec (the cybersecurity firm!) I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast.

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2016 Global Education Conference - Day One!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sunday, November 13th ( US-Eastern Time ) 12:30pm Welcome 1:00pm KEYNOTE: Jonathan Rochelle (Google) 2:00pm iEARN Welcome Classrooms without Borders: A Teacher's Guide to International Collaborative Projects - Philip J.

AV that Makes the Grade

techlearning

Here is a sample of case studies that illustrate how AV can turn K-12 spaces into student-driven hubs. Jacob Bowser, IT operations manager for Castleberry ISD, explained that the new BenQ system is easy to use for both teachers and students.

S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: IXL, Brightspace, Tales2Go

Edsurge

If you’d like to be featured in our S’Cool Tools column, click here to leave your very own Teacher Case Study. Valerie: I was not involved in the decision making process but can assume that our system moving in a world class way with the ever changing technology. I use D2L and our system eClass to post resources, classroom calendar of events, discussion posts and online assessments. The system actually works pretty well as a Learning Management System.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

Educators and students are compelled to use centrally purchased tools, data systems, and popular social media platforms. Anonymizing datasets is a practice fraught with challenges , especially in cases where data from multiple sources are combined. Indeed, dissent by obfuscation is against the spirit of personalized learning and ‘student success’ systems, if not also literally against their terms of service. But not in the case of our software."

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

Educators and students are compelled to use centrally purchased tools, data systems, and popular social media platforms. Anonymizing datasets is a practice fraught with challenges , especially in cases where data from multiple sources are combined. Indeed, dissent by obfuscation is against the spirit of personalized learning and ‘student success’ systems, if not also literally against their terms of service. But not in the case of our software."

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Real Questions About Artificial Intelligence in Education

Edsurge

It’s how Google solved the AlphaGo challenge. We can take note of say, if one person’s stronger in math, how can the system identify the challenge, and then open it up to teachers so they can be better tutors for their students? If you’re going to slap on the AI label, then I want to know more: Are you talking about supervised symbolic system? Don’t doubt it: Machine learning is hot—and getting hotter.