10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. In this blog post, you’ll discover ten topics that can help you improve your online or blended classroom.

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20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Even if we go back to face-to-face learning, we will all have to be prepared to teach online, and the best way to do this is to first educate ourselves with research and pedagogy. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course.

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Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. .

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?Online Courses Shouldn’t Use Remote Proctoring Tools. Here’s Why.

Edsurge

Thoughts about online proctoring have been taking up more of my time and energy than I’d like to admit. Rather than spending most of my time time helping people become better online teachers, I have been figuring out how to meet two competing objectives: increase online course offerings and avoid adopting an online proctoring system. My first objective, to increase the number of online courses, is grounded in research and campus goals for increasing student success.

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Should Career Counselors Use Digital Personality Tests to Help Students Choose Majors?

Edsurge

Colleges have long relied on pen-and-paper assessments purporting to measure students’ personalities, interests and values, Donnelly says. Donnelly selected a career-advising platform owned by the Myers-Briggs Company—yes, the makers of that classic personality test. The system offers students a short online assessment of their interests , then matches them with Butte degree programs that may be a good fit for them.

Innovators Worth Watching: Catalyte

The Christensen Institute

While looking online for entry-level work, Tim kept stumbling across the same advertisement for software developers. Traditionally, outsourcing companies have looked abroad for inexpensive IT and software talent. Interested job seekers take an online assessment, and Catalyte’s proprietary predictive analytics algorithm identifies promising candidates.

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

And with online assessments now being required in many states, reliable broadband access is also essential so that students’ knowledge and skills are accurately represented, and technology is not a barrier to achievement and its documentation. She served as general counsel of a broadband company, and as a partner in a major international law firm in Washington D.C.,

Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

Marketplace K-12

Pearson CEO John Fallon recently met with a group of reporters at Education Week’ s offices and spoke about his company’s business strategies and record, and offered a defense against some of its detractors’ claims. He also talked about how he thinks policy shifts like the implementation of the common-core standards and the adoption of “open” educational resources are likely to affect the K-12 market, and his company’s work.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

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). Online Grade Portals.

Transforming college: What can leaders do?

The Christensen Institute

Instead, E&Y has been using online assessments to identify candidates with the skills and competencies required for success on the job. As more companies move away from GPA minimums or scrap degree requirements altogether, how can higher education remain relevant? Simmons College: In partnership with 2U, the college transformed its business model by developing high-quality, online graduate programs that expand its reach beyond geographical constraints.