Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

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For almost a decade, selling edtech products to schools and districts has felt dangerously like selling a home over the internet. We describe edtech products with all the excitement and adjectives of a fresh listing on Zillow. This included guidelines for curriculum and edtech.

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Why You Need More Than "One Good Study" To Evaluate EdTech

MIND Research Institute

You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that every education technology (edtech) publisher says their product works, and they all have some sort of supporting evidence. Highly credible edtech evaluation lists give top marks for just one RCT (randomized controlled trial). The Problem: Gold Standard EdTech Studies are Rare. The biggest problem with relying solely on fully experimental RCT studies in evaluating edtech programs is their rarity.

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Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

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I argue that rural states are where edtech companies, investors, and media outlets should be looking to to see truly innovative implementation of technology. The journey in Wyoming began with new legislation and funding for the development and implementation of grassroots, K-12 and postsecondary distance education courses and programs. Interactive video, online courses and full time programs grew rapidly in the first two years.

Staying Educationally Relevant in Instructional Technology

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coaching standards edtech education ISTE paradigm shifts technologistFive years ago ISTE posted Technology Coach standards on their website with the following description " Technology coaches help bridge the gap from where we are to where we need to be.

CoSN 2019: How to Design an Effective K–12 Technology Evaluation Program

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: How to Design an Effective K–12 Technology Evaluation Program. Proper technology evaluation is a crucial element to digital innovation , said Baule, speaking at Consortium for School Networking’s 2019 annual conference. 4 Key Evaluation Questions for K–12 Schools.

Tech Engages Today’s Students, But Teachers Need Support

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SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Evaluate Teachers with PD in Mind. When it comes time to evaluate teachers, administrators should look for ways to improve instruction , rather than judge. The purpose of evaluating teachers is to improve instruction in ways that impact students. Rafael Inoa is a Kean University lecturer with a doctorate in educational research and program evaluation.

IES Selects ST Math for Replication Studies

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Department of Education (DOE) Institute of Education Sciences (IES) as one of six math programs to be further investigated under what IES terms “replication studies.”. “We But it was a one-off on our program three generations ago, pre-common-core assessments, and one type of school profile.

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U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. Enhancing Education Through Technology Program.

National Study Shows Significant Results on an Unprecedented Scale

MIND Research Institute

Independent education research firm WestEd recently published the largest ever national study evaluating a math edtech program. The study found significant results at schools that used ST Math , a PreK-8 visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving. Two outcomes were evaluated: average math scale scores and the proportion of students who were proficient or above in math.

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5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores

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leads the Marketplace Research initiative at Digital Promise which is focused on increasing the amount of evidence in the edtech marketplace. The post 5 Principles for Evaluating State Test Scores appeared first on edWeb. What’s the best way to know what’s going on in schools?

A Unified Approach for Digital Integration

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For those at the forefront of digital integration at Vancouver Public Schools, it was frustrating to turn away new resources when they lacked a process for proper vetting, evaluation, and implementation.