How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

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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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

Despite universal concerns about student data privacy, communicating school policies can quickly overwhelm school leaders. Coaches, for instance, might have sensitive health information, and clerical staff input student data constantly.

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data


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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Bots in the Library? Colleges Try AI to Help Researchers (But With Caution)


It’s a chatbot, which library officials plan to add to the library’s website this summer to answer some of the most common questions students come in with, as well as to help them get started with their research. Training the Library Bot ”Hi I’m Bizzy!”

Making Sense of School Data Is Hard Work. This Partnership Makes It Easier.


Schools now have more data than ever before—from assessments, attendance, online programs, and elsewhere—but not every school can leverage this data effectively by making it visual. The project grew out of the Data Whiz community of practice, a group I helped found.

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Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases. Google Advanced Search – Informational Search Engine – It may be best to direct students towards the Google Advanced Search Engine even before using the Google Basic Search.

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#DLNchat: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation?


Will we wander through VR stacks in the library of the future? Will the library’s computer lab become a makerspace? Those were just a couple of the questions raised on Tuesday, February 27 when the #DLNchat community got together to discuss: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation? the library wants to go alone it will go fast but if it goes with others it will go much further.” Libraries can help with the issue of quality.”

STUDENT VOICE: How a public library saved me from the depressing isolation of cyber school

The Hechinger Report

Nsai Temko pictured in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill. He told me about an awesome teen space at the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh’s Oakland section. Using the transportation funds from my sister, I convinced my mother to allow me to go to the library. “If

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy


On Day 1 they reviewed what their school data says about them. Teaching digital citizenship, which is a focus of my role as a library media specialist, is very much like teaching citizenship, which was the focus of my previous role as a social studies teacher. We loaded each of their submissions into a Google Form which we pushed to them via Google Classroom. Jacquelyn Whiting is a high school library media specialist and former high school social studies teacher.

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


Not surprisingly, the district’s leaders decided to address their evolving account provisioning needs with a single sign-on (SSO) solution that would connect to its AD structure, and could be expanded into an online portal students and teachers could use to access a library of approved resources from any connected device. Education Technology School Infrastructure Policy Data and Research

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Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review

The CoolCatTeacher

If you use my link to sign up for Edpuzzle , you’ll gain access to a curated library of 50,000 free videos to use with your school. And because it links with Google Classroom, just creating an embed code for a video can enroll someone in your class easily.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Students can log in with their Google ID or set up an account. Browse or search the Owl Eyes library to see if your upcoming book is included. Edtech Apps that work From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

The first ‘lite’ option that most educators think of is Google Classroom. You will find yourself most comfortable in the Google Classroom environment if the tools you use are aligned with Google Drive, your browser of choice is Chrome, and your digital device is a Chromebook.

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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. Why collect data?

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Google Adds New Classroom Features. Use Them Responsibly.


Haynes from the public library of Boston in 1879: The possession of great powers and capacity for good implies equally great responsibilities in their employment. Google has added some new features to Classroom. Do a quick Google search.

Google: On knowing where to start


We all search Google. But I am not sure if we’re always sure of the most effective place to begin our Google searches. Among the Google options are Books, Images, News, Newspapers and Scholar. Google Books is often my first place to begin a search.

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What to Know Before Working With Google for Education


Even if you don’t like Google, Jeremy Lupoli told a crowded room surrounded by products from the tech giant, you’ll still have to work with it to get ahead in the education technology industry. based educator software provider Illuminate Education, was among four executives who talked candidly about working in Google’s partnership program for edtech companies. You’d be stupid to say, ‘We don’t want to partner with Google,’” Lupoli noted.

9 Web Tools for Creating Infographics

Teacher Reboot Camp

When learners design their own infographics they interpret their data, information, research and facts. Students create a meaningful connection with the data and share with others the important bigger picture the data tells. “Numbers have an important story to tell.

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Suggestions for apps/extensions to Block on Chromebooks and Google Apps

Educational Technology Guy

There are some apps and extensions that are better blocked in the Google Apps Admin Console to prevent some issues. nCage Miley Cyrus Hiload Web Proxy Dust Theme for Google Chrome (TM) --. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google applications Google for Educators

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services

How You Can Take the Pain Out Of Data-Driven Classrooms


How often do you hear your fellow educators talking about data, data, and more data? This will not be another article about how you need to use data to drive your instruction. Instead, let's take a look at some ways to use data regularly in your classroom and take some of the pain out of obtaining it to differentiate instruction. The additional beauty in formative assessments is that we can use the data without always having to assign a grade to it.

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The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Then our fourth annual (and free) Future of Libraries conference, Library 2.014, starts on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00am US-Eastern Time with the opening keynote by conference co-chair Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the School of Information at San José State University. 4:00pm Do you have what it takes to manage an eBook library? ködése/ The Operation of the Service System of Library tendings - Ms.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Kecia: So, the first thing that make a teacher a superhero is the way they use data to improve learning and mastery for their students.

Visualizing Learning with Infographics: 23 Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

When learners create their own infographics they are telling a story of what their data, information, research and facts mean. They are creating a meaningful connection with the data, which is a powerful way to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

?Learning Equality Scores $5M From Google To Bring Edtech Offline


With a financial boost from, which has donated more than $110 million in the last five years to education initiatives, Learning Equality aims to increase its content library by adding to what the platform has already accomplished with KA Lite. Kolibri also offers teachers the ability to better understand student progress with access to performance data via “coach reports.”

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech


One of the first curricular tools I built to share—on the first day of school—was a public, student-friendly gradebook on Google Sheets. Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. For example, it didn’t integrate with Google Apps, which we had spent the last three years using.

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Student Book Budgets 2015-16: Getting Started

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

For several years, I have dedicated a portion of our library budget to be completely controlled by students. It’s so much more than just asking students what they think I should buy for the library. million dollars to school libraries.

Events + News - Library 2.0 Spring Summit - Free-Range Kids - Testing "Chaos" and Opting Out - Student Debt - Will College Survive?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. The Call for Proposals will open May 1st , immediately following the Library 2.015 Spring Summit.

Future Trends Forum #7 with Deanna Marcum: notes and video

Bryan Alexander

Deanna Marcum was our Future Trends Forum guest on March 21st , and offered excellent thoughts about the evolution of libraries. Let me summarize the discussion and share the video recording : THE FUTURE OF LIBRARIES. The public library is a community center, in short.

4 Reasons Google Docs Is a Good Idea for Educators

The 21st Century Principal

In an earlier post , I suggest Google Docs as an alternative to purchasing Microsoft Office as an office suite. Google Docs does provide users many useful features that extend far beyond what can be obtained from a locally installed office suite like Open Office or Microsoft Office.

Real-time Collaboration: The Next Frontier in Ed Tech

Omega Notes

The rise in the availability of ebooks has made it easy for professors to pick a textbook without concerning themselves with issues such as physical weight, availability in the university library or inventory requirements at the local bookstore.

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Extensions, Add-Ons and Apps, Oh My! How to Utilize Google in Your Classroom


Google Apps for Education has totally transformed the way we teach and communicate inside and outside of the classroom. Through tools like Google Drive , Google Hangouts , Google Earth and Blogger , we can create authentic learning experiences for our students more than ever by promoting collaboration and helping them access their work anywhere and anytime. Curious to learn more about how to better use Google in your classroom?

30 Great Research Websites for Kids

Ask a Tech Teacher

Internet Library. Internet Public Library (IPL). Let me Google that for you –all those questions people ask, they could have answered themselves? Library Spot. Zanran –statistics and data research. Here are quick, safe spots to send students for research: BrainPop.

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

Google Classroom Question Tool. Inside Google Classroom, you have the option to create a questions and share that with students. They also offer some fantastic data that you can track and intervene when needed. FREE and integrates with Google Classroom!). Google Forms.