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Documenting Maine’s failure to implement proficiency-based education

The Hechinger Report

Their 118-page report, “ ‘In theory it’s a good idea’: Understanding implementation of proficiency-based education in Maine, ” published in October 2018, serves as an unintended post-mortem of how educational reforms can go wrong. The report was funded by the Nellie Mae Foundation, which is a major financial supporter of many efforts to promote and study proficiency- or competency-based education, including those in Maine.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Cleaner Interface: A polished, streamlined functionality lets users more easily navigate existing features including polling for instant feedback, a real-time assessment center, blogging capabilities and classroom organization tools.

Paperscorer

Technology Tidbits

The way this works is a teacher creates an assessment/quiz in Google Forms/Documents and then create and print out a unique answer form/bubble sheet for each student. Paperscorer will then grade the form/assessment and generate detailed reports.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Cleaner Interface: A polished, streamlined functionality lets users more easily navigate existing features including polling for instant feedback, a real-time assessment center, blogging capabilities and classroom organization tools.

Paperscorer

Technology Tidbits

The way this works is a teacher creates an assessment/quiz in Google Forms/Documents and then create and print out a unique answer form/bubble sheet for each student. Paperscorer will then grade the form/assessment and generate detailed reports.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Cleaner Interface: A polished, streamlined functionality lets users more easily navigate existing features including polling for instant feedback, a real-time assessment center, blogging capabilities and classroom organization tools.

200 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I am now up to 200 ways that educators can use word clouds in the classroom. I plan on providing sessions that integrate PBL with STEM, Makers, Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry, Deeper Learning, and Technology Integration. Welcome to a post that grows each time I write it.

Personalized Learning: Research Highlights Need for New Models

Digital Promise

In the first of a series of reports from Digital Promise Global, Making Learning Personal For All – The Growing Diversity in Today’s Classroom explores learner diversity and learning variability across a variety of factors impacting student performance. The report highlights the work of Harvard Graduate School of Education researcher, Todd Rose, author of The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness (2016).

Paperscorer

Technology Tidbits

The way this works is a teacher creates an assessment/quiz in Google Forms/Documents and then create and print out a unique answer form/bubble sheet for each student. Paperscorer will then grade the form/assessment and generate detailed reports.

CUE 2018: 4 Ways Google Forms Create Efficiencies for Teachers and Administrators

EdTech Magazine

Google Forms, which can be used to facilitate a survey or quiz , reports data into Google Sheets so teachers and administrators can use the raw data. Coley offered up four innovative ways educators and administrators can embrace Google Forms to streamline documentation and feedback. Ease Documentation with a Parent Contact Log. Use Forms to Report Discipline Reliably. Differentiate Instruction with Homework Feedback Forms.

Otus

Technology Tidbits

Cleaner Interface: A polished, streamlined functionality lets users more easily navigate existing features including polling for instant feedback, a real-time assessment center, blogging capabilities and classroom organization tools.

OPINION: School absenteeism — a hidden education crisis — plagues families living below the poverty line

The Hechinger Report

Organizations such as EducationSuperHighway, the State Educational Technology Directors Association and other local initiatives help bring internet access to students and their families (both inside and outside the classroom) at lower costs.

Teachers: Don’t Feel Guilty About What You Can’t Do. The System Needs to Change.

Edsurge

Undeterred, they documented their cause on social media and found solidarity with others fighting for the district to reinvest in its schools rather than divest them to private interests. I stepped out of the classroom in 2010 to work on education systems change at the state and national level, learning from creative public educators across the country. Students collaborated, constructed their designs, collected data, wrote reports and gave presentations.

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

Kleinspiration

Autographed Books : (per Amazon): In The Book Whisperer , Miller takes us inside her sixth grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful but unusual instructional approach. per Heinemann website): Troy Hicks holds sight on good writing workshop instruction.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true Find Apps for Chromebook - great resource to find apps to use with Chromebooks [link] A great list of Apps and Extensions for Education https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xDrYNfAPlLY-2Y7kbL_ADBfVePYmREbNXXV_fyTh5LM/mobilebasic?pli=1 Once you select the document, and open MoveNote, the camera will automatically launch.

Part 4: 20 Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. Part 4: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Achieve3000 will apply its online differentiated instruction to the content, helping students to digest critical material so they can read, discuss, and debate core U.S. KAHOOT EDTRENDS REPORT FOR EDUCATORS ( kahoot.com/files/2018/05/EdTrendsreport-May-2018-educators.pdf

Resources from 25 Presentations at Miami Device 2015

Learning in Hand

Green Screen Magic by Janet Corder and Joan Gore Your K-12 students can easily create videos for storytelling, book reviews, historical reenactments, weather reports and more through the use of Green Screen Technology.

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Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

techieMusings

They invited me to their school to share my flipped classroom journey. They are well into their journey to bring blended and flipped learning to all classrooms. Saint Stephen’s College has classroom spaces that truly allow for the station rotation model to successfully be implemented.

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Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

techieMusings

They invited me to their school to share my flipped classroom journey. They are well into their journey to bring blended and flipped learning to all classrooms. Saint Stephen’s College has classroom spaces that truly allow for the station rotation model to successfully be implemented.