Savvas Announces its enVision® Mathematics Common Core Grades 6-8 © 2021 Earns Highest Rating from EdReports

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Savvas Learning Company , a next-generation learning solutions leader for K-12 education, is proud to announce that its enVision® Mathematics Common Core Grades 6-8 © 2021 received the highest rating from EdReports.org. enVision ® Mathematics Common Core © 2021 Grades 6-8.

Core Leadership Summit 2013 on Blended and Personalized Learning: EdTech Reaches Out to EduLeaders

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The 2013 Core Leadership Summit, titled “Blended and Personalized Learning: Conversations for 21st Century Learners,” offered almost 200 leaders and administrators three featured speakers Barbara Nemko, Alan November, Catlin Tucker; one panel on Smarter Balanced Assessment led by Beverly Young; and a charismatic keynote speaker- Harvard University’s Eric Mazur. Blended Learning Common Core Standards

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Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

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To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. This worked nicely for my students, who felt like I was carefully attending to their learning pace and providing them with targeted learning materials. They bought a learning management system (LMS) and asked us to start using it. Learn more about Kiddom Academy.

Betsy DeVos Touts Personalized Learning, Slams Common Core and Reform Efforts

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Yet where she sees “promise” are movements to improve education at the classroom level, particularly through instructional approaches now often referred to as “personalized learning.”. “We We need to allow for individualization and customization, and I think a lot of the tasks and trends around personalized and customized learning are really promising,” DeVos told the crowd. “I Department of Education, Common Core is dead.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

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To somewhat quote Darth Vader, I found the lack of quality edtech curriculum deeply disturbing. standards-based) school for at-risk youth, pre-packaged curriculum and assessments offered very little flexibility for personalization or modification. Plus, the available content was designed around how much time I’d spend teaching it versus what I actually needed to get students adept at learning the topic at hand.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

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It is therefore essential to personalize instruction based upon learner differences if we are going to ensure that all students thrive in our schools. Not only has ongoing formative assessment and quality feedback been honed by teachers for years, it has also become recognized as a core element of personalized learning environments, as highlighted in Rhode Island’s Personalized Learning Whitepaper. You Need Data to Personalize Learning.

New Research Proves Game-Based Learning Works—Here's Why That Matters

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A great deal of initial research exists about blended learning techniques such as game-based learning, but adoption has stalled because of a lack of scalable, practical techniques that have also proven effective. Efficacy in edtech needs to be determined by conducting well-controlled, large sample-sized efficacy studies. If new edtech isn’t supported by high quality research, then claims about efficacy are just that—marketing claims. Game based learning is. [an]

The Pros and Cons of Different Business Models in Edtech

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Dear Esteban, I have an idea for an edtech product but have no idea on how to monetize it. What are the different business models possible in edtech? However, many edtech business models resemble business models you see in other industries with some nuances particular to the education space. Below is a quick summary of four common edtech business models, with an example of a company that is implementing each.

Happy Connected Educator Month

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I''m no longer bound by a rigid point system that only awards gold stars for following directions rather than thinking critically or failing miserably but learning immensely. Blogging mentor to many and #edtech pioneer, Kelly Tenkely , started this school. Well, that comment added a few more friends in our PLN, personal learning network, to the conversation. It''s such a joy to connect in person! Create Common Core Content with Confidence!

IXL Learning Releases Continuous Diagnostic for English Language Arts

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Today, IXL Learning announced the release of its Continuous Diagnostic for English language arts (ELA). Available on IXL K-12 personalized learning program, the Continuous Diagnostic simultaneously analyzes students’ language arts and math abilities and provides teachers with next steps to help learners advance. The Continuous Diagnostic also offers personalized skill recommendations for students. News Ed Tech Ticker edtech Assessment

Voxer, Twitter, and EdCamps: How to Tackle the Harsh Realities of Finding Good Statewide PD

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Nebraskans also value local control, and elected not to adapt the Common Core standards. Many teachers connect this way to learn about the latest in edtech tools, educational ideas and methods in teaching, and joining my fellow Nebraskan teachers for the weekly chat gives me a comfortable hour that flies by and is full of ideas and collaboration. Voxer is an app that can be used to text, share a photo, or share a voice message with a single person or a group.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

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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. Stephen Downes works in the Learning and Performance Support Systems program at the National Research Council, a multi-year effort to develop personal learning technology and learning analytics.

3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

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Education is awash with efforts to personalize learning. But what does it mean for a company to personalize its support for the teachers who use its product? School leader, Jordan Silvestri and Kiddom representative, Melissa Giroux, describe what it takes for an edtech company to deliver the kind of personalized experience to its customers that teachers give to their students. Learn More About Kiddom Academy For Schools: Apply to Kiddom's Pilot program.

Khan Academy’s New ‘Teacher Aid’ Tool Goes for a Test Drive in Southern California

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Now, the founder explains, the organization is trying to make its offerings a core part of the classroom curriculum through a tool Khan is temporarily referring to as a “teacher aid.” The product will enable teachers of all subject areas to create and share digital assignments that correlate to Khan Academy videos and other materials, including more than 60,000 Common Core-aligned lessons and interactive exercises. Education Technology Nonprofits Edtech Business

Trouble With the Curve: Estimating the Size and Growth Rates of K-12 Markets

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Other examples include: The market for personalized learning is influenced by competency-based education policies; The market for charter schools is influenced by state-by-state limits on authorizations; The market for student assessments is influenced by state adoptions of college and career ready academic standards (e.g., Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, etc.).

How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

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The post How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites appeared first on Shake Up Learning. ” Google Sites talks to all of your favorite G Suite tools, is easy to use, embed student work, and make the learning more DYNAMIC. Learn more about Dynamic Learning here , and in my book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic. aka ePortfolio, Electronic Portfolio, Digital Portfolio, or Learning Portfolio).

4 Critical Characteristics of High-Quality Instructional Content

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Quality Is Key Educators seek engaging, hands-on, interactive content that allows students to participate fully and think critically throughout the learning process. We asked teachers what they want from edtech. E-textbooks: A Personalized Learning Experience or a Digital Distraction?

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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. At a high level, this year’s trends represent a human-centered approach to empowering both the educator and student to define their own learning pathway. AI, XR, & Blockchain: A New Era in EdTech.

Sal Khan: Test Prep Is ‘the Last Thing We Want to Be’

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He’s started working with more schools and districts—instead of reaching students mainly at home—and has partnered with assessment groups, such as the College Board and, most recently, the NWEA for personalized test prep materials. You know, 500 years ago, that is the way that people learned. So I’ve been preaching that wholesale mastery learning isn’t realistic because you have to really think about your grade system.

Make a Big Splash Into Learning This Summer

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For those in education, summer is a time for relaxation, regrouping, and also new learning. Whether you are attending a conference like ISTE , or creating your own personalized learning experience, utilizing this “break” to explore new technologies and strategies that help expand your teaching toolbox can be very rewarding. Here are some questions to ponder when choosing your summer learning experiences. EdTech Magazine created a list of Must Read Educator Blogs.

OER: Free Like a Beer, or Free Like a Puppy?

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Competition from a new wave of edtech companies and entrepreneurs, along with the arrival of the Common Core State Standards, was beginning to change market dynamics related to product development, distribution, and competition for customers and investment capital. But there are two reasons for the ascension of free content that are particularly relevant to the edtech sector as we look forward, especially when focusing on English Language Arts (ELA).

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Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

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All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Tech coaching/mentoring is available from experts who work with you via email or virtual meetings to prepare lesson plans, teach to standards, integrate tech into core classroom time.

Sal Khan on Expanding Into Early Learning and Launching a Peer-to-Peer Tutoring Platform

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Over the last year, he’s helped Khan Academy manage a three-fold user increase, has grown and developed an online program geared toward early learners, and launched a new peer-to-peer tutoring platform to keep students connected and learning during the pandemic.

Understanding ESSA: How the Every Student Succeeds Act will Change U.S. Educational Policy

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These harsh punishments lead some districts to “teach the test” and prioritize third party assessment scores over student engagement and learning. Under ESSA, states are not required to adhere to Common Core Standards, but the act says that state-determined standards must prepare all students for postsecondary success. These assessments can be especially beneficial in diagnosing individual student needs and strengths and will better allow teachers to differentiate learning.

Networked Scholars – From K through 12 and to Higher Ed

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One of my teacher credential students asked me recently why our course, Teaching in the Age of EdTech , had focused on theoretical concepts through the first third of the course and seemed to ignore the more practical, toolkit uses of technology. Schools have spent a considerable sum of money outfitting their classrooms and students with IWBs, tablet computers, and various learning management systems designed to digitize the classroom and create innovative and efficient learning.

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

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The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. Among the challenges of assessment, this concept–as it applies to formal academic classrooms designed to promote mastery of Common Core or similar standards–is near the top. In Evolving How We Plan , I pointed contentiously at the “unit” and “lesson” as impediments to personalized learning. Teachers As Learning Designers.

Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

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A big shout out to EdTech Magazine for recognizing this blog on its 2017 Honor Roll. I especially appreciated the following quote, “On his blog, Gorman shares what he has learned with a focus on how tech enables project-based learning.” Learn more at the conference master classes page. It can also help educators determine what digital resources may work best to help support learning. This allows learning to go beyond Bloom’s basic level of remembering.

What to Know About Miguel Cardona, Biden’s Pick for Education Secretary

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Their stances on education policy differ, but they all have at least one thing in common: classroom experience, which Biden has promised would be a prerequisite. In 2013, he became Meriden’s assistant superintendent for teaching and learning. Teaching experience.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 10th, 2014 Children want the same things we want. Dr. Seuss The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” DeVos visited my hometown of Casper, Wyoming to give this speech where she spoke at the Woods Learning Center. ” Via Chalkbeat : “‘ Common Core ’ no more: New York moves to adopt revised standards with new name.” The accreditor: the Higher Learning Commission. Via The CBC : “Toronto man ‘angry’ after learning his $8,100 master’s degree that required no exams or academic work is fake.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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“Trump Taps Common-Core Foe Mick Zais for No. ” Via EdScoop : “ USC launches edtech research center focused on underrepresented youth.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Ohio State University and Apple on Wednesday announced a collaboration that will start a digital learning effort at the university that Apple and university officials said may represent the company’s most ambitious program in higher education.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Politico : Stolen “emails from the Democratic National Committee show DNC Deputy Communications Director Eric Walker telling his colleagues to avoid mentioning the Common Core in a video. 6,263,439, titled ‘Verification system for non-traditional learning operations.’ Via TechRepublic : “ Reactor Core founder: short-term programs, not four-year degrees, are the future of tech education.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm).

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The Washington Post : “ Trump personally asked Xi Jinping to help resolve case of UCLA basketball players arrested in China.” Via Education Week : “Even When States Revise Standards, the Core of the Common Core Remains.” It’s good to shake up your “everyone should learn to code” messaging sometimes, I guess. Here’s Coursera arguing “Why Everyone Should Learn Sales.”