Chromebooks dominate K-12 purchases

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Latest quarter reveals that Chromebooks took 51 percent of K-12 market sales. Chromebook sales have surged in the U.S. In the report, the consulting firm notes that the increase in Chromebook sales “has coincided with the need for districts to implement online assessment,” and that Chromebooks’ ease-of-use and traditionally low prices have helped increase sales. [ 6 reasons Chromebooks are the device of the moment ].

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

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Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google. This handy tool has opened up the doors of blended learning and collaborative classrooms like never before. Teachers wanting to implement Google Classroom can use these resources to get started, level up their learning, or become a pro at all things Google. Google Classroom Resources. How to Manage a Classroom in Google.

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Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

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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. . When it comes to assessing student knowledge levels, data has empowered more schools to choose formative assessments versus summative assessments. . What Are Summative Assessments Vs. Formative Assessments.

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

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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. ?

FOLLOW THE MONEY: FUNDING INNOVATION

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Here are some of the most recent winners: School District 51 (CO) students scored 9,000 new Chromebooks for the next school year. The Chromebooks and charging carts were purchased with $3.18 Forsyth News Guilderland (NY) Central School District will receive $531,447 from the state’s Smart Schools Bond Act, of which the lion’s share—$498,723—will go for classroom technology, including buying new Chromebooks for each middle- and high-school student. WHO IS IN THE MONEY?

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Knowing that, there are six Best Practices teachers in the trenches suggest for integrating technology into classroom instruction: Digital Citizenship. Many schools now provide digital devices for students, often a Chromebook or an iPad. There’s no longer an option to hide students from the online world, what is considered by many parents a dangerous place their children should avoid. Lots of new teachers are intimidated by technology in their classrooms.

Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech

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Soft-launched last summer, the library currently houses more than 100 educational apps, which teachers can browse by subjects or categories (like assessment or presentation tools). Often, the most popular apps “are what teachers are discovering at conferences, reading online, and across social media,” according to Dan Carroll, chief product officer of Clever. Meanwhile, the number of tools in classrooms today has ballooned.

My New Favorite Thing

There is no box

Now if only Apple would make an iPad/Pencil combo for $350 and convince SBAC to develop a tablet friendly version of their online assessments, they’d have a real shot at taking on the Chromebook in the classroom. As a general purpose learning platform, it’s too expensive and the parts just aren’t integrated together well enough to survive the classroom. The 9.7″ ″ iPad Pro arrived this week and I think the picture says it all.

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

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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. ACER CHROMEBOOK TAB 10 ( WWW.ACER.COM/AC/EN/US/CONTENT/HOME ) The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 will be used in classrooms to expand and enhance student learning. AUTODESK TINKERCAD ( WWW.AUTODESK.COM ) Tinkercad is a simple, free online design tool used to create and print 3D models, as well as for building and testing electronics.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The] literature [on online education] was preoccupied with what I call ‘roaming autodidacts’. Online Grade Portals. At the other extreme, online grade portals have prompted some parents to log in all the time and to obsess over their children’s grades. The Flipped Classroom".