Document Student Growth with Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

Suggested tools for K to 12 educators, include Mahara , Showbie , Seesaw , Livebinders , Educlipper , Padlet , Edublogs and Google Sites. Get learners to track and reflect on their progress at regular intervals, such as each progress report time, with student led conferences (SLC). “How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” – Yvon Chouinard.

Documenting Maine’s failure to implement proficiency-based education

The Hechinger Report

. Back in 2012, Maine was a trailblazer in something called proficiency-based education, in which students would be required to master specific skills and educational topics to progress and graduate from school. During this six-year experiment in proficiency-based education, researchers at the Education Development Center (EDC), a nonprofit consulting and research organization in Waltham, Mass., Nellie Mae is also among the funders of the Hechinger Report.).

Keeping Pace Report 2015


Keeping Pace 2015 report is now available online The Keeping Pace report was developed as an important guiding document for schools around the world. The post Keeping Pace Report 2015 appeared first on OnCUE.

School district secessions gather speed, a new report shows

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Tamika Moore for The Hechinger Report. Two years ago, The Hechinger Report and The Nation published an investigation of Gardendale’s efforts to secede from Jefferson County to form a whiter, wealthier school district that excluded diverse neighborhoods like the one where Williams lived.

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The changing geography of work: a new report

Bryan Alexander

McKinsey just published a new report, “The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow” ( summary ; longer document ), looking ahead to 2030 after new technologies have had some impact. economics education and technology futures

Learn Why EduSight is an awesome Portfolio Tool For Documenting Student Achievement | @EduSight


Jeff sits down with Vikram to discuss why EduSight is simply the best standards-based portfolio to help teachers document student achievement. Edusight is a standards-based portfolio to help teachers document student learning with grades, notes, photos, and audio/video comments.

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LAUSD Releases Documents Detailing Esquith’s Dismissal

K-12 Schools - Education News

According to the document, Esquith is being accused of sexual and physical misconduct that began prior to being hired as a teacher at LA Unified, and continuing throughout his employment there. K-12 Schools California Education LAUSD Los Angeles Schools Rafe Esquith Teacher Discipline

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


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

New Report Sheds Light on Higher Ed’s Innovation Challenges


A new report surveying academic administrators released Wednesday by the Online Learning Consortium and Learning House sheds some insight on innovation challenges at higher education institutions. Among the report’s findings are that 91 percent of the administrators responding to the survey said that innovation “is stated as a priority in either their strategic or academic plans, or both documents.” Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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Exploring Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”. Education policy issues must be addressed first.

Which Stories Do the Nations' Education Technology Reporters Want You To Follow?


From Apple, Google and Microsoft battling to take over the classroom, to random acts in both K-12 and higher education compromising the private information of millions of vulnerable students, 2017 has been no short of edtech news. But when it comes to the biggest stories of the year thus far, what are the writers themselves—education reporters—reading and thinking about? While at the Education Writers Association conference on May 31 to June 2 in Washington, D.C.,

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The 2018 Horizon Report has appeared, thanks to EDUCAUSE

Bryan Alexander

The 2018 Horizon Report , started by the New Media Consortium in 2017, was completed and published by EDUCAUSE this week. My perspective is based on many years of working on and with Horizon Reports. It means a richer conversation about the future of education.

Low-Income Students and a Special Education Mismatch

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The Century Foundation report sought to understand the experiences of low-income students in special education. Break out special education data by income.

Just released: Horizon Report K12 (and how we’re leading these changes!)


As school leaders, you’ll want to dig into the NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2017 K-12 Edition. The annual K12 Horizon Report regularly identifies and profiles six key trends, six significant challenges, and six developments in educational technology likely to impact teaching and learning.

Report: Writing Skill a ‘Gatekeeper’ and ‘Ticket to Work’

K-12 Schools - Education News

Survey findings uncovered 50% of responding companies reporting that writing is taken into consideration when hiring professional employees. “In One insurance executive reported that those who provide employers with poorly written cover letters will most likely not get an interview.

Elementary Book Report Machine

The Electric Educator

I am fortunate to be able to work with thousands of educators at hundreds of schools each year. My first project of 2016 was to help Kingsley elementary school , a small school in northern Michigan, build an elementary book report machine. Book reports are meant to be read!

The 2018 ‘Horizon Report’ Is Late. But It Almost Never Emerged.


The story behind the latest Horizon Report —which ranks tech trends in higher education—is easily more dramatic than the document’s actual conclusions. A panel of 71 experts convened by the New Media Consortium worked for months to dig through research and make recommendations for this year’s report, following a process that had been honed over several years. Several of the ideas and challenges have landed a spot in the previous editions of the report.

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What Is ‘Quality’? Task Force Seeks Comment on Higher-Ed Outcomes Reporting Standards


What does a “quality” education mean? In an effort to close the gap between claims and facts, Entangled Solutions has issued a near-final draft of a new set of “quality assurance” standards for how programs report and communicate student outcomes. The San Francisco-based education consulting firm hopes these guidelines will be adopted by schools from traditional universities to bootcamps. The report also recommends four measures for reporting earnings data.

2 reports help leaders leverage ESSA

eSchool News

Two new reports offer school leaders research-based evidence to help them leverage the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to improve learning outcomes for students. School leaders, policymakers can use ESSA to focus on boosting learning, achievement for students.

Join Digital Promise in Shaping the 2020 National Education Technology Plan!

Digital Promise

Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology to develop and share the 2020 National Educational Technology Plan. The National Education Technology Plan (NETP) is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States.

Los Angeles School District Report Still Leaves Questions

K-12 Schools - Education News

According to the report, “ Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Implementation of the Modified Consent Decree during the 2014-2015 School Year—Part 2 ,” the two-year plan has now extended to reach three years.

Spending on Ed-Tech Hardware Hits $15B Worldwide, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

In 2015, spending on hardware for educational purposes amounted to $15 billion, an increase of 7 percent from 2014, according to Futuresource Consulting, a U.K.-based These devices take images of documents and project them onto a screen.

Is California saving higher education?

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Alison Yin for The Hechinger Report. It’s one example of the many ways that California is taking on seemingly intractable problems that are plaguing higher education nationwide. But California, with a higher education budget for 2019-2020 of $18.5

Report Cites DC, New Orleans as Discipline Reform Models

K-12 Schools - Education News

The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), an organization dedicated to making public education more effective, especially for America’s most disadvantaged students, has released a report titled “Grappling With Discipline in Autonomous Schools: New Approaches from D.C.

Create Effective Feedback With Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

The Promise of Education Technology: Effective Feedback. Education technology empowers teachers to help students on an individual basis. While it may seem like a simple concept, delivering effective feedback can be difficult for even the most dedicated educators.

Possible ‘Fraud, Theft, Waste, and Abuse’: Report Questions NYC School Broadband Spending


Scott Stringer These words echo with resonance as a report issued by New York City’s Comptroller Scott Stringer on Sunday notes efforts to wire middle schools (at the cost of hundreds of millions in city funds) has shown negligible results. Stringer’s report also pointed to a scattered paper trail with several missing documents including, “project plans, implementation timelines, progress reports, costs, dates of installation, and all the names of contractors who worked on the project.”

Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

Future revenue in the $33 billion e-learning market is expected to fall precipitously in the United States and internationally, but sales of other types of digital learning products are predicted to rise, according to a market research report released recently. By guest blogger Leo Doran.

School-Wide Classroom Incident Report Workflow

Hansen's Link to Tech

For years in the educational field I have observed and contributed to many school-wide forms. The post is to provide you an efficient electronic workflow framework for Classroom Incident Reports but can be adapted for any school-wide reports.

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

Since President Obama’s ConnectED announcement in 2013 in Mooresville, NC , there has been more than $10 billion committed as part of the five-year program to transform American education. Special needs students use GIS to help them understand and document tasks in their day.

The walled garden effect: why sharing doesn’t always create shared progress in education

The Christensen Institute

One of the rewarding parts of working in education is that for the most part, people really want to be as collaborative and open as possible. Follow us on Twitter to learn when the report is released. Education Blog

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One surprising barrier to college success: Dense higher education lingo

The Hechinger Report

Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report. Cluttered with confusing terminology, it and other densely worded documents are a surprisingly significant barrier to students — especially students who don’t have college counselors to help them or parents with higher educations.

How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cristopher Burge who runs the website Cloud Storage Advice , has a great rundown on how cloud computing has revolutionized education: The concept of cloud computing saw its beginnings in the educational sector ever since the first open source websites saw the light of day.

What We Learned About WeWork’s Education Operations From Its IPO Filing


filed long-anticipated financial documents with the U.S. But the documents did shed a few details on the company’s nascent education-related operations. and London, according to the documents. reported about $1.5 Education Technology Bootcamps Coding Financing

Responding to the Common Core Task Force Report


A collaborative post by Lisa Meade and Tim Dawkins The release of the Common Core Task Force Report from Governor Cuomo’s office has created some interesting news and even more interesting social media posts. There are, in fact, 21 recommendations set out by the Task Force in the report.

The National Education Technology Plan 2016

Kathy Schrock

The new National Education Technology Plan was launched today. Having worked on the 2000 version of the plan, I was anxious to read the document entitled "Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education".