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Prodigy Math Game: Game-Based Learning for the Common Core

Kleinspiration

Game-based learning is a topic we have revisited numerous times on this blog. The implications it has on student engagement and learning cannot be overstated. If you have not already experimented with game-based learning with your class, make 2015 the year you do! Prodigy’s math content is completely curriculum-aligned and covers standards from the Common Core, MAFs, and TEKS curricula depending on your location. They are so excited to play and learn! ”

BoomWriter Delivers a Free Common Core Aligned Personalized Literacy Tool

The 21st Century Principal

BoomWriter is an award-winning educational technology resource that is free for teachers and allows their students to create, share, and even publish stories and other original content. BoomWriter’s interactive collaborative writing platform lets teachers deliver a fun and engaging personalized learning experience, while elementary, middle, and high school age students work online to develop their reading, writing, and peer assessment skills.

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The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. They decided to “personalizelearning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. What is personalized learning? That’s where technology comes in.

This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing

Edsurge

Assessment For Learning. Read our blog to learn about our research, as well as approaches that help students get the most out of their online practice. Built specifically from state and Common Core education standards, Study Island has a fun and easy-to-use interface that’s proven to produce significant academic growth outcomes in math, ELA, science and social studies with just 30 minutes of practice a week. Elementary and Secondary Test-Taking Tips.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network. Some passionately believe that it can and must, while skeptics fear that personalized-learning hype has outpaced research into if and, importantly, how it helps students.

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

Kleinspiration

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. I''ve organized the gifts into three categories : Autographed Books : a few of my friends who are authors have generously donated a signed copy of their book - I personally have a copy of these and simply love each book! Thank you to each of my dear friends below that donated one of your personal products!

Four Ways You Can Use Data to Create a Personalized, Teacher-Driven PD Playbook

Edsurge

Whether from formative and summative assessments or online instructional programs, data is both a powerful indicator of teaching and a driver for personalizing professional development. For example, imagine that you are an elementary school principal who is looking for opportunities to strengthen specific third grade math skills in the new school year. So, how can you start using data to provide personalized, teacher-centric PD?

5 technologies that support differentiated learning

eSchool News

It’s no secret that 21st century teachers and school administrators are under enormous pressure to differentiate instruction to enhance learning for all students, regardless of ability or their innate interest in the material. Enter classroom learning centers. Technology: The Key Ingredient in Successful Learning Centers. Classroom technology also makes it easier than ever to differentiate lessons appropriately.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Summit Learning’s personalized learning program is a key part of the school’s improvement efforts. Many schools embrace technology in the classroom as a route to these students’ hearts. But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common.

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

EdTechTeacher

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.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning. Teacher unions cautiously endorse it, while flagging the concern that teachers could be replaced by technology.

Happy Connected Educator Month

Kleinspiration

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. 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! Josh has had some amazing opportunities, and I''m happy to have such an amazing person in my PLN. Create Common Core Content with Confidence!

Blended Learning Models Reduce Class Sizes

eSpark

A Digital Promise case study examines the blended learning implementation at Utica Community Schools, a district in the League of Innovative Schools and one of eSpark's first and largest district partnerships. million for technological improvements.

Blended Learning Models Reduce Class Sizes

eSpark

A Digital Promise case study examines the blended learning implementation at Utica Community Schools, a district in the League of Innovative Schools and one of eSpark's first and largest district partnerships. million for technological improvements.

How do we know what learning will look like in the future? We don’t

The Hechinger Report

SAN FRANCISCO — Erin Mote is a technologist and hands-on middle school principal with a strong belief in the power of personalized learning. We need to be honest, this is super new,” Mote told a packed audience during a session at the New School Venture Fund Summit on Wednesday, where she described how letting students learn at their own pace is transforming Brooklyn Lab School, a New York City charter school she co-founded in 2014, which has a waiting list of 1,600. “We

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

In deciding what resources you need based on the learners you have, you may first need to determine how your learners learn best, what projects you plan to do, how you can set up a makerspace in your classroom, and much more. This is why we decided to create a planning tool for makerspaces in the classroom for you using the Design Thinking Process and Universal Design for Learning®. Many of those same qualities are goals of the Common Core State Standards.

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It's Open House at the Discovery Educator Network This Week!

Educational Technology Guy

I''ve met some great people in the DEN and learned so much. It''s a great Personal Learning Network for any and all educators. September 10-14, we’ve got a great schedule of activities to help you share the DEN and even learn more yourself about the community. The Common Core Connection…. For the last twelve years, Linda has been at the Notre Dame Special School of Dallas teaching technology and computer skills to children with cognitive disabilities.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Always eager to associate itself with the latest tech craze, education technology embraced Pokémon Go with great gusto: “ Why Pokemon Go shows the future of learning gamification.” ” “ 14 Reasons Why Pokémon Go Is The Future Of Learning.” ” But these wild proclamations – wishful thinking , no doubt – tended to overlook the realities of mobile technology and education. Education Technology and School Surveillance.

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SMATH: How to Turn 2 Subjects Into 1 Super-Class

Edsurge

Piedmont Elementary in Alabama, we decided to finally try it. Common Core math standards and Next Generation Science Standards were being implemented, and subjects were becoming more interconnected. Technology was also providing a surplus of real-time data we still weren’t sure how to best use. Once the details were sorted, it was time to start learning. Besides making learning more engaging, combining classes has helped students progress academically.

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

edWeb.net

Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Technology and digital literacy specialists at Flagstaff Unified School District in Arizona reviewed the importance of teaching digital literacy skills and how their district is doing so in “ Improving Student Performance on Online Assessments.” with a technology emphasis, both at Northern Arizona University.

Do Students, Principals and Superintendents See Eye-to-Eye on Eliminating Grade Levels?

Edsurge

McComb School District down in McComb, Mississippi doesn’t just believe in the power of technology when it comes to personalized learning. In fact, for superintendent Dr. Cederick Ellis and Summit Elementary School principal Lakya Taylor-Washington, the bigger asset in going personalized comes down to removing arbitrary grade level assignments and creating “learning labs,” a style of competency-based learning that Summit has been experimenting with since 2015.

CodeCombat adds game, web development to coding platform

eSchool News

CodeCombat , which offers an engaging platform for helping kids learn computer science (CS), has significantly enhanced its platform in time for back to school. CodeCombat has added major new capabilities including Game Development and Web Development, and quadrupled the number of levels available to users of its original Learn to Code module, giving students plenty of runway to keep enhancing their coding skills. years for elementary school, 1.5

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

Edsurge

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.

Why We Read: Reflections After Completing the Goodreads Book Challenge #NCTE15

Reading By Example

Having completed the challenge early, I had time to reflect on this experience, share what I learned about myself as a reader, and offer suggestions for educators who help students become lifelong readers. My deliberateness allowed me to reflect on the information and consider how I could apply this knowledge to my current position as an elementary school principal. Fiction is not just for entertainment, and nonfiction is not just for learning. 50 books. 365 days.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 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.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, November 19th ( US-Eastern Time ) 1:00am Globally Connecting Classes through Interactive Learning Objects - Ezra Samantha M. Mancenido (Undergraduate, Bachelor of Elementary Education - Special Education) 2:00am Connecting Education to the Cloud for Digital Citizenship - Chryssanthe Sotiriou, High School EFL Coordinator 3:00am Democratization: Stuctural Change of Regimen and of the Living Experience at Schools - Olek Netzer, Ph.D.

2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge Winners Announced

Educator Innovator

In response to the issues students and teachers face in finding time for deeper learning or the space to create, the LRNG Innovation Challenge grants support teams of educators working in K-12 settings in their efforts to innovate instructional practices and help students follow their interests and passions. Take a look at the list of winning proposals and learn a bit more about the projects below: After School and Summer STEM Labs. Learning Studio.

3 LMS adoptions that go way beyond the basics

eSchool News

These districts and schools are drawing more benefits out of their learning management systems. Learning management systems originally got their start in higher education, serving as central hub for college students to drop in assignments, check grades, and contact their professors. Beatriz Arnillas, director-IT, education technology at the district. This, in turn, helps teachers provide a very personalized learning experience, she added.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

The report is always a big deal in technology circles – “a tech industry event in its own right,” as Wired’s Steven Levy put it in 2012 – and many publications and pundits dutifully cover Meeker’s observations, often adding very little analysis of their own. ” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement. Language learning , with ~ $185.6

Is Your School or District Ready for PBL? 12 Deep Changes Needed for Implementation

The 21st Century Principal

Once they embrace the necessary changes in pedagogy, they realize the need for change in the physical learning environment." Bob Pearlman, "Designing New Learning Environments to Support 21st Century Skills" In response to the Common Core State Standards many school districts and schools are discussing moving toward 21st century models of instruction like Project-Based Learning and other forms inquiry-based teaching and learning.

Switching sides in the teacher wars

The Hechinger Report

TULSA, Oklahoma — On a fall morning in 2018, veteran technology teacher Abraham Kamara was working with his robotics team at Memorial Junior High School when Tulsa school superintendent Deborah Gist entered the classroom with a TV news crew. Back when she arrived in Tulsa from Rhode Island in 2015, she was the last person local teachers would have imagined as their standard bearer. Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist visits a first-grade class at Penn Elementary School.

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

Hack Education

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 Gawker : “ Black Elementary School Teacher Body-Slammed By Cop and Lectured on ‘Violent Tendencies’ of Black People.” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

According to excerpts of speeches published by Wikileaks – stolen data – Clinton called the Common Core a “political failure” in a speech she gave to Knewton. Campus Technology reports that Davidson College is partnering with Revature to offering coding classes to its students and graduates. ” Via NSBA’s Legal Clips blog : “ Satanic Temple withdraws request to start after school club at Washington state elementary school.”