Testing and the future of education: Anya Kamenetz on Future Trends Forum #6

Bryan Alexander

Now, data-driven testing is enormous and growing, which gives rise to important questions: who owns testing data? what happens to user privacy and data? This example surfaces new questions about student data and privacy, such as: are administrators mandatory reporters?

3 Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Read that post and discover why the data around the population charter schools serve is misleading, the truth about student performance at charter schools, evidence about their lack of transparency, what the true intent of charters was meant to be, and more. Rounding out the top is a post that gives teachers ideas on how to leave the report card behind and get going with ePortfolios. Haven’t been keeping up with The Innovative Educator? Don’t worry. That’s what this wrap up is for.

Nampa School District 131 becomes first in Idaho to implement the itslearning LMS

eSchool News

According to Dr. Nicole MacTavish, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning at Nampa SD, it was the system’s ability to centralize so many resources, data, and processes – and interact with other district systems – that sold them on itslearning. “We Easy to use dashboards allow administrators to review and analyze student performance data and instantly communicate with parents and staff.

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5 Tips for Using Google Apps to Go Paperless

Gaggle Speaks

Use Drive as a document repository and to gather data from Forms. Sites can also be a great place to manage student ePortfolios. Google Apps for Education offers students and teachers the opportunity to create and share without ever picking up pen and paper.

Teaching with the Growth Mindset

edWeb.net

Manage data: Whether in a spreadsheet or an LMS, Briggs told participants that they need a system for keeping track of the assignments, student progress, and grades. Teaching to the middle—most teachers don’t want to do it.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

ePortfolios : Creating an electronic continuum of work that captures student performance on traditional types of assessments, as well as evidence of project-based learning, and the development of 21st century skills. The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment.

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

Edsurge

Most research is done online with search engines and specific subscribed data centers. Create ePortfolios. We’re about a third of the way into the school year and we know what that means: The dread of parent teacher conferences! Well, okay, not dread. But conferences would not make it on my Top Ten Reasons I Like to Teach list. the traditional parent teacher conference as it once was is both redundant and outdated.

Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have three great world-wide virtual conferences coming up in the next few months. Each is free to attend, and each has an emphasis on encouraging participation and presentations--even if you''ve never done so before. They are part of my Web 2.0

Who’s Playing Matchmaker Between Students and Employers?

Edsurge

Because these are all private companies, data isn’t readily available on their size—let alone number of students, colleges or employers using their services. Competency Identification—new entrants that surface competencies via microcredentials, ePortfolios and competency-based assessments. Depending on who you ask, recent reports suggest that somewhere between 50 to 80 percent of recent college graduates are unemployed and looking for work.

Google Photos Now Available in Your GAFE Account

EdTechnocation.com

I recommend sticking to Wi-Fi only so you don't kill your mobile data plan. This is a quick and easy way to set up ePortfolios.

A Day in the Life: Google Apps for Teachers

EdTechSandyK

Science Experiments - Use Google Form to collect data. Several groups can contribute data to the same spreadsheet. Can then publish data to the web for review or extended learning. Collect Science Data Survey School CALENDAR Standards Mapping - keep everyone on the same pace in scope and sequence Check out shared resources Share calendars and schedule grade level, team, campus, etc.

The Free Learning 2.0 Conference: Great Keynotes and Sessions and YOU!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning 2.0 virtual conference is just around the corner (August 20 - 24 [link] ). We have an incredible lineup of keynote speakers and some GREAT practitioner sessions--AND there is still time for you to sign up to present (we hope you will do so)! Learning 2.0

Future Trends Forum #9 with Gardner Campbell: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Gardner, participants, and I explored pedagogy, the power of the hyperlink, data, instructors, institutions, eportfolios, language, students, assessment, a great card deck, our personal histories, and a lot more.

Future Trends Forum #9 with Gardner Campbell: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Gardner, participants, and I explored pedagogy, the power of the hyperlink, data, instructors, institutions, eportfolios, language, students, assessment, a great card deck, our personal histories, and a lot more.

OZeLive Starts Today - "Ed Tech Down Under"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

D Transforming Education In Totality - Stephen Elekwachi(Re-Inventing And Transforming Education In Totality) 7:00pm Improve Reporting Tools to Triple Educators’ Data Analysis Accuracy - Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D. If you''re in the Americas, the inaugural (and free) OZeLive virtual conference starts today, Friday, at 4pm Eastern. If you''re in Australia, New Zealand, or the South Pacific, the conference starts tomorrow, Saturday, at 8am Australia Eastern Time.

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Week of November 29, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

EPORTFOLIOS COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: THE TRIALS 2010 (THE AUSTRALIA SERIES) Mon 29 Nov 08:30PM New York / Tue 29 Nov 01:30AM GMT / Tue 29 Nov 11:30AM Sydney Coach Carole. Data and results will be shared from the 2010 Eportfolio Implementation Trials. Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Student Entrepreneurship - Gaming in Ed - Google Summit Recordings

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Saturday, September 13th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - Career Development Student Livebinders - Top 10 ePortfolio Livebinder Winner! The Learning Revolution Weekly Update September 10th, 2014 The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.

Week of April 17, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Planning and data collection techniques will be discussed in order to assist the practitioner in finding ways to improve. link] CAPTURING LEARNING AS IT HAPPENS: STREAMFOLIO IN EPORTFOLIOS ( Australia Series ) Thu 21 Apr 10:00PM New York / Fri 22 Apr 02:00AM GMT / Fri 22 Apr 02:00PM Sydney Coach Carole. Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.