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5 Ways to Use Learning Analytics in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

Whether it is eLearning or classroom learning, one cannot determine the effectiveness of the education provided, only on the basis of assessment scores. This is where data-based learning analytics can be leveraged.

5 EdTech Trends Educators Need To Watch In 2019

EdTech4Beginners

Technology is fast reshaping the education landscape. The Journal’s 2018 Teaching with Technology Survey reveals that 87% of educators , agree that technology has positively impacted their ability to teach. The survey also found that 96% of respondents say that technology will play a positive role in the future of education. From using YouTube to learning platforms , technology is increasingly enmeshed with the modern classroom. Learning Analytics.

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Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

EdTech4Beginners

Martin also serves in working groups to advise the US Department of Education on the accessibility of education materials, and Universal Design for Learning. What do you think the year ahead has in store in terms of Educational Technology? What about Machine Learning?

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What are this year’s top trends at SXSW EDU?

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Connecting leaders across the learning lifecycle and around the world, SXSW EDU serves as a melting pot for the latest approaches to education. What follows is a curated list of the top 10 trends impacting teaching and learning as exhibited in the programming at SXSW EDU 2019.

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

EdTech Magazine

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018. The classroom of the future isn’t far from becoming a reality in 2018. With all of these technologies populating classrooms this year, it is also more integral than ever that educators instill students with the tenets of digital citizenship.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? Here I’d like to identify trends from 2015 which seem likely to persist or grow over the next year. Educational technology trends. From non-edutech trends.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. What is personalized learning?

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

It’s time once again for my annual review of “the year in education technology,” something I’ve done since 2010. Things feel quite uncertain moving forward, despite all the certainty one can supposedly muster from looking back – from looking at the near-term or long-term history and trends. Has education technology, or digital technology more broadly, simply become banal as it has become ubiquitous? Education Technology Criticism.

Our digital future 9: Omni-choice learning

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And in education, it is barely present. Evans suggests there are four AI trends we can expect to see. At present, the golden touchstone is in personalised learning, where anytime, anyplace education is possible through mobile technologies.

Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

Assigning Homework In the Digital Age: The Benefits of Virtual Classrooms

EdTech4Beginners

Over the past few decades, schools have relied on computer technology for delivering educational content or equipping students with resources to enhance their learning. Virtual Classrooms Help Teachers Create Homework Assignments. Virtual Classrooms Can Turn Homework into a Game.

Not Just Numbers: How Educators Are Using Data in the Classroom

Edsurge

If you’re an educator, chances are you’ve heard the phrase “data-driven instruction,” where you’re asked to constantly assess, analyze, and adjust how you teach students. And what types of data can best offer insights into whether students are learning in your classroom? To shed some light on the questions above, EdSurge talked to six educators to get their take. Luckily, these six educators have recommendations that anyone can start implementing immediately.

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Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

Edsurge

Inspired by the breakout podcast Serial, four years ago two digital learning leaders at the University of Central Florida created their own podcast—focused on online learning instead of true crime. It’s called the Teaching Online Podcast, or TOPcast , and co-host Thomas Cavanagh says he is driven by his quest to figure out one of the grand challenges of higher education: how to use technology to raise the quality of instruction while lowering costs.

How Good is our Return on Learning for Classroom Apps?

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With so much money at stake and so many choices, educators need to know which products have a positive impact on student outcomes and the conditions under which impact is the greatest. Join us for What Ed Tech Apps Work Best for Learning?

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MinecraftEdu Creators Struggle to Find a Second Hit

Edsurge

Those developers, whose company TeacherGaming pivoted sharply after Microsoft took over MinecraftEdu two years ago, are facing tough times—and laying off staff—as they try to craft a niche in a crowded educational gaming landscape that has struggled to attract broad interest from schools. The company’s traction has simmered considerably from a few years ago, when as many as 15,000 classrooms were licensing its version of Minecraft, modified specifically for use in schools.

The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

In education, there were breaches at colleges and universities, breaches at K–12 schools, breaches at the Department of Education, breaches at education technology companies, and breaches with software schools commonly use. Education Technology in a Time of Trump.

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Colleges Need to Build Digital Quads to Support Social Learning for Online Students

Edsurge

The act of talking with others—having social debates and conversations—is key to human learning, and this “social learning” has now become an important tenet of teaching and learning. If we can scale formal learning by taking it online, we can scale social learning there as well.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National and Global) Education Politics. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “U.S. State and Local) Education Politics. ” Education in the Courts. Of Education Fail: Teachers Lose Grants, Forced To Repay Thousands In Loans.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Education Politics. The Education and Justice Departments have notified every public school district in the country with a “Dear Colleague” letter that discrimination against transgender students , particularly over which bathroom they can use, violates federal civil rights law.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was on Capitol Hill this week, making the case for her department’s budget. ( State and Local) Education Politics. Education in the Courts. ” asks Education Dive.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” Are any education technologies, for that matter?

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told. At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology. No, fidget spinners were not a “top ed-tech trend” this year. “Trends” is certainly a misnomer, and I’m going to start moving away from that word this year. The Politics of Education Technology.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

In the last on our series about the challenges in higher education, we will examine how universities and colleges are managing the fast pace of change in teaching methods and curricula. Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Education Politics. Via WaPo’s Valerie Strauss : “Yes, Bill Gates really compared Donald Trump to JFK – and said Trump could help education.” “Edushyster” Jennifer Berkshire has another profile of Betsy DeVos , Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education. Via The New York Times : “ Betsy DeVos , Trump’s Education Pick, Plays Hardball With Her Wealth.” Education in the Courts.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Education Politics. The vote for Betsy DeVos , Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education , has been delayed. Franken : No Democrat will vote for Betsy DeVos as education secretary – and we’re seeking Republicans to oppose her.” Via Education Week : “ DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism , ADHD.” He believes the future of education means all STEM, no arts and no humanities. ” Education in the Courts.

How Effective for Learning are the Apps we Use?

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As the costs for devices and applications decrease, technology use is increasing In classrooms across the country. A recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey showed that about 58% of teachers use educational apps and 41% use social media.

Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

STEM-based learning programs are being introduced in schools all across the globe. STEM has proved to be a much better educational program in terms of learning effectiveness and leading to better career opportunities than the regular curriculum.

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Campus Tech 2016: Recognizing—and Questioning—“Inevitable” Futures

Edsurge

In Boston, conference-goers heard how higher-ed tech will affect teaching and learning in years to come, questioned the values and assumptions behind those predictions, and learned predictive techniques to apply to their daily lives. Here are some of our biggest takeaways from the marathon event: INNOVATION OR TRANSFORMATION IN EDUCATION? We have taken the risk out of education,” Collier declared. Love is the orientation we need more of in education.

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Candidatein Higher Education at The University of Virginia, Curry School of Education. Further, research validates the use of mobile technology in education. Social learning networks, e?portfolios,

The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

Edsurge

No longer, he says, does it make sense for colleges to divorce technology from teaching and learning. DECODING DIGITAL LITERACY: Ask 450 educators to define “digital literacy,” and you’ll likely get dozens of answers. DECIPHERING ‘DATA’: Yaschin also offered this analogy for how educators can think of Big Data: “There are descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics. Your descriptive analytics is the speedometer that shows how fast you are going.

How a Parody Twitter Account Helps Decode the Hulking Educause Conference (And What to Expect This Year)

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It’s kind of uncovering some of the absurdity of what happens in higher education and higher education IT in particular,” he says of what keeps him taking on this alter ego every year. On the Leading Edge of Higher Education Innovation with Jeff Selingo (Arizona State University) and F. Improving Learning and Teaching with Learning Analytics: What Do Teachers Want? Sugata Mitra: The Future of Learning (Keynote).

Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

More recently, arts were added to this educational model, as educators believed that art and creativity play an important role in the understanding of the former subjects in the STEM Curriculum , thus changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM. The purpose of focusing on these specific streams in K-12 education is to prepare students for the future by deepening their understanding of fundamental concepts. Related: Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education. What is STEM?

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In the marketplace: Science achievement skyrockets, makerspaces expand, and more

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change.

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