One of Those Meetings

Adjusting Course

I was in one of those meetings recently where you know you need a big box of Kleenex nearby. It was one of those meetings where you listen and learn about really complex stuff kids should never have to deal with. I’m pretty sure you don’t need to know all the specifics of this meeting.

How to Prevent Data Collection Disasters in Education

Digital Promise

How can educational researchers ensure continued data collection in the wake of COVID-19? For most researchers, cancelling end-year data collection altogether would amount to scrapping a year’s worth of work and is simply not an option.

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Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security. As data becomes integral to K–12 education, administrators face new challenges to ensure they keep students’ information safe. . 3 Security Tools to Keep K–12 Student Data Safe.

Measuring Up–the Key to Meeting State/National Standards

Ask a Tech Teacher

Each lesson includes independent practice with items that meet NGSS assessments, hands-on activities, experiments, and investigations. Data on Measuring Up. For more data, click this link to find a list of academic and case studies.

Meeting the Educational Challenges of COVID-19 Together

MIND Research Institute

The study looked at data for over five million students in grades 3 through 8 who had taken NWEA’s MAP Growth assessments in 2017-2018. Leveraging data about summer learning loss, the researchers projected how COVID-19-related school closures could impact students across the country.

Improving Frontline Workforce Talent Development with Data

Digital Promise

Adult education providers intend to deliver services to support adults in attaining the skills necessary to find and keep good jobs and sustain independent lives, but they worry a lack of data and data analysis capacity inhibits staff from evaluating and improving their services.

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Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

As of June 16, 2018, Today’s Meet closed (read the full details here ). It turns out, there are good options, depending upon whether you primarily use Today’s Meet for: backchannel and student response.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

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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Ed Tech’s Role in Meeting the Growing Demand for Data Science Programs

EmergingEdTech

Image Source Demand for data scientists is accelerating. As a result of the significant increase in demand for data literate talent, academic institutions are rushing to add data science courses, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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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Google Meet is here to host your video meetings, for free

eSchool News

Google Cloud announced it’s making Google Meet, Google’s premium video-conferencing solution, free for everyone with availability rolling out over the coming weeks. Video meetings built on a secure foundation. Meet is designed, built and operated to be secure at scale.

How One Community Utilizes Data Sharing to Empower their Workers

Digital Promise

In 2014, leaders at Lake Tahoe Community College applied for this new type of grant to push their community to collaborate to make data-driven, personalized decisions about the programs that serve the community’s low-skill frontline workers. This reduces a major barrier: data duplication.

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3 Keys to Achieve Data Center Collaboration

EdTech Magazine

3 Keys to Achieve Data Center Collaboration. The school’s long-standing data center was housed in a renovated office building , a location not designed to support core technology infrastructure. . In this scenario, the county took the lead on the data center facility renovation.

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Making student data more usable: What innovation theory tells us about interoperability

The Christensen Institute

As schools adopt blended learning, many are eager to use the floods of student learning data gathered by their various software systems to make better instructional decisions. We are accustomed to the ease with which we can use data from multiple systems in other domains of life—such as when we use GPS apps on our smartphones to search for dinner options, check operating hours and customer ratings, and then get traffic-optimized driving directions.

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Homer Meets High-Tech: Data Visualization and the Classics

Edutopia

James Earle Technology Integration One teacher spiced up "The Iliad" with data visualization, inspiring middle school students to take a fresh look at narrative, themes, characterizations, and methods of fact-based inquiry

Does Your District Have a Solid Data Foundation?

Tom Murray

These changes have forced districts to reevaluate the regular functionality of a school or district’s “tech stack”, from the ground up: core data, instruction, and content. From what I’ve witnessed, many schools leaders are not evaluating their data management at more than a surface level.

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Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Over 500 education technologists from companies and districts gathered last week in Denver for the IMS Learning Impact meeting , hosted by the IMS Global Consortium. This annual event aims to accelerate the development and adoption of data standards that allow technologies used in schools to “talk” to one another. Imagine how much more helpful that data could be if he or she could see how long, or how many attempts, each student made. And that creates data that can be shared.

Avoid Death by PowerPoint: Flip Your Meetings

Turning Learning On Its Head

We were talking about how too many corporate meetings turn into death by PowerPoint. This was followed up by several meetings with key scientists to ascertain the threat that the incident posed for the mission. Meetings can also be flipped. So how do you flip a meeting?

The Challenges of Easy Data Access

edWeb.net

Tactical student data privacy questions like “What can I do right now?” should be asked by all CIO’s, teachers, administrators and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy and interoperability. edWeb Blog edtech Student Data student data privacy

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How DC Public Schools Uses Student Data to Support Mental Health

Edsurge

We needed a better system to capture—and then use—the immense amount of data we were collecting through our EBT interventions. We collected data around the frequency of certain behaviors, who was receiving treatments, how much treatment and then the outcome of the treatment.

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Using data to solve boundary challenges

eSchool News

Compounding that tense situation, districts are often working with incomplete data and making what amounts to educated guesses about where resources will do the most good. Using data to understand needs. Related: 3 data-driven tips for successful bonds and levies.

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How K–12 Schools Can Safeguard Student Data Beyond Graduation

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Can Safeguard Student Data Beyond Graduation. So, what happens to the pile of data high school students leave behind when they graduate? You can’t protect data after students graduate if you don’t know what data you’ve been collecting and where it is,” Tebbenkamp says.

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Stories from the Road to Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Schools are drowning in data. As they adopt more and more technology to support students’ learning, more and more data is generated—and most schools struggle to use this data effectively to improve teaching and learning. grouping students and meeting on Data Days).”

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2019-20 Student Book Budget: Meeting with Capstone

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

A group of students met to examine the data and see what it was telling us about our library and our readers. We scheduled time to meet with him in person. About 39 of our book budget students signed up to meet with Jim.

Meet Our New Partners: iKeepSafe & the Internet Watch Foundation

Securly

iKeepSafe’s California Privacy Badge is the first independent assessment program specifically tailored to student data privacy legislation, including the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA ) among others. To achieve this badge, companies must meet all requirements outlined in primary federal and California laws. This program helps educators and parents in the state of California identify edtech tools and services that protect student data privacy.

The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

edWeb.net

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.

Using Data and Collaboration to Improve the Healthcare Workforce

Digital Promise

Despite a number of unique challenges faced by the healthcare industry as they develop talent pipelines, innovative Human Resources directors from hospitals around the country have started to focus on data and data sharing to overcome these barriers. Invest in, Use, and Share Data.

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Leveraging big data with connected content for stronger academic outcomes

Neo LMS

How can you ensure that your courses meet expectations? The answer is Big Data. Generally speaking, Big Data is the collection of large sets of data. In this case, the data comes from a learning context and can be algorithmically analyzed for trends and patterns.

How we turned around our data culture and student learning

eSchool News

Biggest challenge: We wanted to refine our data culture and dig deeper into our data to determine external factors that could be impacting student achievement and growth. Related: 6 steps for using data to improve instruction.

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Teach Students to Analyze Data with Google Sheets by @aliciamotter

Teacher Tech

Teaching Data Analysis with Google Sheets A Guest Post by Alicia Motter Purposeful Technology I am always looking for ways to implement technologies purposefully in my classroom that meet State Standards while integrating NGSS and engaging students in research that they are interested in. The post Teach Students to Analyze Data with Google Sheets by @aliciamotter appeared first on Teacher Tech. Intermediate Sheets Data Analysis Google Sheets

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Storage Wars: Choosing a Secure Student Data Solution

EdTech Magazine

Storage Wars: Choosing a Secure Student Data Solution. Legislators across all 50 states have introduced student data privacy laws. But what happens to this data when lessons are over and students leave for the summer, or move on to college or the workforce?

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Data-Informed Instruction Isn't Easy, But These Educators Are Working Toward It

Edsurge

Womack’s goal is to make data-informed instruction a simple, common sense approach for all teachers. From his position at the district office, Womack’s goal is to make data-informed instruction a simple, common sense approach for all teachers. It’s easy to get lost in all that data.

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How to Tame the ‘Interoperability Beast’ and Reduce Your Data Integration Burden

Edsurge

Data integration baffles even the most edtech-savvy districts. Translating and sharing data between your student information system (SIS) and a multitude of tech applications is complex, costly and time-consuming. But with easy access to data comes visibility into students’ successes, struggles and—most importantly—their needs. Now grade data isn’t stuck in different, individual systems where schools can't get it out and can't do anything with it in any meaningful way.

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Meet Codie, a New Robot

My Paperless Classroom

With the accelerometer and gyroscope I wonder if the data is exportable. From the perspective of a K-5 tech teacher, this is an exciting time. Everyday new tools come to market. The newest robot I know of is Codie.

Invest in the Workforce of the Future with Data-Driven Collaboration

Digital Promise

Through the utilization of an expansive data sharing platform, Rhode Island hopes to conduct robust analyses to: Improve workforce development and adult education programs. Better meet the needs of local industries. Link Data across Systems to Improve Program Decisions.

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