Open Badges in Elementary School

The CoolCatTeacher

Some elementary classrooms are using self-directed badges for competency acquisition by students. Open Badges in Elementary School. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Amy Cooper, who’s at an elementary school in Minnesota.

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary Math can be exciting. 5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Kelly Gary, a first-grade teacher in Pennsylvania, about five ideas for improving elementary math with technology.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

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While it is believed that the barrier to district leaders and classroom teachers using more data is that they don’t have time to look at it, 33% of districts and teachers say the real challenge is that information is in too many places for them to access. Data Analytics.

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Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. When it comes to assessing student knowledge levels, data has empowered more schools to choose formative assessments versus summative assessments. .

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Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

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Institutions have access to more student data than ever before—but it's hard to really grasp what that means, since many of the digital tools that colleges use are from third parties or companies that keep their algorithms private.

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Research Schools: What are they and how do they work?

The CoolCatTeacher

The Kids Discover online platform lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners at three different lexiles. And at that point, you want to gather some kind of data, which we do wonderfully in education.

The Value of Usage Data as the First Step in Edtech Research

edWeb.net

Later, schools used spreadsheets and written reports to determine usage, and developers had to wait months, possibly years to get and analyze efficacy data. Now, when usage data is available on a daily basis, developers and educators have a shared interest in that information.

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Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security

EdTech Magazine

Company Offers Free Facial Recognition Software to Boost School Security. Last month, RealNetworks , the streaming media company that garnered attention in the ‘90s and early 2000s for developing the first audio streaming solution , announced it would offer its facial recognition software, SAFR , for free to over 100,000 school districts. We are proud to give our leading-edge SAFR for K-12 technology solution to every elementary, middle, and high school in America and Canada.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

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7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Publishing this visual data should be a process of a couple dozen seconds. Shift #5: Formative Data Collection and Dissemination. The students’ phones were turned into mini data collection devices.

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5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

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Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

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6 Tech Treasures for Special Ed Teachers (K-6)

The CoolCatTeacher

From collecting data to parent communications to taking care of yourself, Melissa has something for every classroom (as well as a pretty cool pep talk!). So I like that for the data. Melissa is dual certified in Elementary Education and Special Education.

Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

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4 Reasons to Use Kids Discover Online for Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

There are several reasons why Kids Discover Online is a fantastic website for middle and elementary science, history, and ELA teachers: Students can visually explore curated topics, finding connections in a safe space.

Sown to Grow: Nurturing a Growth Mindset Through Reflection

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Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

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Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

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5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Finally, she was recently honored with Elementary Teacher of the Year for her contributions to the learning community in Brownwood ISD.

A first year teacher shares elements of an awesome mentoring experience

The CoolCatTeacher

It’s easy, and she can put a link in and I can see — she has all this data or worksheets or anything we’ve used in the past — forms, slides, anything like that. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Different Schools for a Different World

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Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

As an elementary teacher, Lee Ann has a passion for teaching kids not only about content, but life lessons as well. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Passwords, Permissions and Student Data—How One District Got Account Provisioning Right

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Valenzisi’s district, located in southwestern Connecticut, comprises 11,600 students attending 12 elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools, and one alternative high school program. For the past year, the district has been working with ClassLink , a Clifton, NJ-based provider of web- and cloud-based educational products and services, and the company’s namesake SSO platform. Education Technology School Infrastructure Policy Data and Research

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DIY or Buy? How Lexia Learning Is Revisiting Data Integration

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Interoperability, defined dryly, is the seamless, secure and controlled exchange of data between different applications and technologies. It allows companies to pay employees via direct deposit, and for you to pay others via mobile apps or online banking services. Data is fragmented across different systems that don’t “speak” to one another. Many times, products don’t even record student or achievement data in the same format. Education Technology Big Data Research

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Fitbit for education: Turning school into a data-tracking game

The Hechinger Report

Strides is an experiment in Fresno, based on the data-tracking fever inspired by Fitbit and other apps. At a time when schools are using more and more data to drive decision-making, from the central office to the classroom, giving students a look at their own data is the next frontier.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Many students cannot afford the heavy data usage required by geofencing apps, for starters. Furthermore, at launch, Pokémon Go demanded users sign over a great deal of personal data and grant permissions to the app that, for a time , gave it access to a user’s entire Google account. Is all that data secure?

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5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

They were not a Disney company, but Disney purchased them in the last 18 months. You know, parents may have a filter at home, and we may have a filter at school, but once they go on their data on their cell phone, typically they have unfettered access to the internet.

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Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

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Almost 20 expert science publishers, including leading school science supplier Carolina Biological Supply Company working together with expert curriculum developers from the Smithsonian Science Education Center, welcomed the challenge.

Vernier Kicks Off Its Spring 2018 Data-Collection Workshop Series

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BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 23, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology will host 21 free hands-on workshops to help science and STEM educators learn how to integrate Vernier data-collection technology—including the new Vernier Go Direct wireless sensors—into their curriculum.

Learning Science Through Authentic Investigation

The CoolCatTeacher

She discusses how to incorporate the observation of phenomena and other Next Generation Science Standards in elementary science. That is like wildly different from what we usually see in the elementary classroom. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

She is a Fuse RI Fellow, working to collaborate with the state’s districts to assess readiness, analyze data, and help disseminate best blended learning practices based on each district’s specific needs. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

And again, finally, just being very cognizant of how you’re sharing your data. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Kayla Delzer: 3 Ways to Promote Student Leadership in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

You’re an elementary teacher right? I think this is an important shift that needs to be made, especially in elementary classrooms. They also share their early data, so they share their early scores that they had in different tests.

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5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together

The CoolCatTeacher

To redesign, you have to look for those patterns, analyze the data, and figure out what’s responsible for the result. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Why Bloomz is the Best Parent-Teacher Communication System for Me (and Probably You)

The CoolCatTeacher

I haven’t used all of these features but some of them will be interesting to some of you elementary teachers: Behavior Management. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

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