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.

Document Learning in a Digital Portfolio

Teacher Reboot Camp

The digital portfolio tools below help students document their work in multiple ways and also can be used throughout a student’s learning journey. Benchmark at regular intervals, such as progress report time, with student led conferences.

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Keeping Pace Report 2015

CUE

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.

Write a report.

NeverEndingSearch

This is no time to be suggesting more work for any exhausted educator. Please write an annual report. This effort will document how your pivoted practice positions you as an even more pivotal player. Why a report? You are not just reporting, you are creating a record.

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.).

Don’t Forget About Educator Safety When Reopening Schools

A Principal's Reflections

When it comes to education, schools are grappling with reopening safely here in the United States. The guidance asserts that "the importance of in-person learning is well-documented," and that evidence already has emerged of "negative impacts" on children due to school closures in the spring.

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

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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Assessing Maker Education Projects

User Generated Education

Institutionalized education has given assessment a bad reputation; often leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many teachers, students, and laypeople. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

New Report Sheds Light on Higher Ed’s Innovation Challenges

Edsurge

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

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

NeverEndingSearch

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.

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.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

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

Edsurge

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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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.

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.

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.

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

Edsurge

And while many educators believe that word problems in math class are tougher for students to grasp than ones with mathematical notation, research shows that the opposite is true. A substantial part of the nation’s resources are being devoted to higher education,” Simon said.

The Emerging Story of Burnout in Educational Design

Edsurge

But since then it has evolved—and in some ways sprawled—to become a standard role across higher education. First we need to recognize it is an issue and educate people about how to recognize and handle burnout. Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Education

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

Edsurge

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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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.