6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

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And it lacks the enthusiasm—as well as the desire to help kids own and engage in their learning—that defines us as innovative educators. With transformative digital changes happening in classrooms today, basic learning management systems now deliver the answers to most of those well worn questions on parent portals. Give parents resources that will help them support the process of learning and motivation. Understanding the school’s learning management system (LMS).

The Value of Googleable Questions?

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It was a moment to teach good digital citizenship at my house but it also led me to start thinking deeper about what we ask of students. I find myself seeing this from several different angles: Students becoming positive Digital Citizens. If you are a user of technology, you are a digital citizen- a participant of a community with rules and expectations that are constantly evolving. When is it ok to use technology for learning and when is it not?

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Why Mastery Based Learning is a Good Option

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An option several school districts I converse with are trying is called “mastery-based learning” — MBL. Learning is personalized, based on school standards. Success in an MBL program is defined by the achievement of competencies , not intangible performance measures or student-to-student comparisons. Student achievement is evaluated against school learning standards and performance expectations. What is Standards-based Grading?

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.