Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

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New students, new parents, new rules at school–but there’s one more piece that shakes up my education ecosystem: new webtools. I recently previewed one I think you’ll like called Education Galaxy. It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable. We are very happy that we found Education Galaxy!” What makes Education Galaxy so Special?

Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

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Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments. Still, the application of the skills to demonstrate knowledge was a clear need with the use of online assessments. They can also take practice assessments using the devices.

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Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says

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Educators’ ability to personalize instruction using technology is imperative as the student population becomes increasingly varied by race, achievement level and socioeconomic status. But a lack of high-quality curricula designed to support that personalized learning is stalling the effort, according to a new report. New technology is key to allowing educators to provide this personalized support, the report says.

The role of the LMS in enhancing the education experience

Neo LMS

The global pandemic has changed the education experience as we continue to live in an extraordinary age of mass school closures and distance learning. Despite this growth, however, the pandemic has not been smooth sailing for schools and online education providers.

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With $2 Million in Backing, Climb Hire Tackles the Social Ladder

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You can miss a lot of things when you’re learning on your own.” The program, run by a group called Climb Hire , has $2 million in backing to get the program off the ground, courtesy of donors not new to education—Google.org, the charitable arm of tech giant Google; Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative from former Google Chairman Eric Schmidt; and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. I have the personality. Taylor Hill devised a plan to better her life.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

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It is therefore essential to personalize instruction based upon learner differences if we are going to ensure that all students thrive in our schools. The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback. So what are some main characteristics of these assessment practices? Students learn to set goals, self-assess, monitor their progress over time. Educator Strategies: .

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

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Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts. Links to Local Learning.

Illuminate Education Joins Google for Education Partner Program as a Premier Partner

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Illuminate Education, a leading K-12 Education Intelligence Platform (EIP), today announced it has been certified as a Google for Education Premier Partner. As part of the partnership, Illuminate Education also selected Google Cloud Platform to power the Illuminate EIP. The collaboration will create interoperability with Google Classroom, streamlined navigation for users, and enhanced insights to drive personalized learning.

Reimagining Student Supports in a Year of Distance Instruction

Digital Promise

Still, teachers are tirelessly putting in their best effort to make distance learning work for their students. Through a large-scale, multi-year, federal project focusing on early literacy, we were able to gather feedback from educators on how instruction has been going this school year.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We educators need to rest and recover this summer. But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component.

52 Ways to Go Back To School, From Educators Across the United States

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Not quite sure how you're going to run formative assessment in your classroom, or lead professional development workshops? To help you out this new school year, EdSurge has been compiling 52 stories from educators in each of the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia over the course of the past year. How-To’s from Inside the Classroom : Step-by-step guides on everything from social-emotional learning to classroom management strategies in a tech-rich environment.

Learning.com Offers Complimentary Tech Readiness Quiz to Help Educators Assess Students’ Digital Literacy Proficiency

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This interactive assessment will provide educators with actionable data on how well their students grasp critical digital literacy concepts as outlined in the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students. Questions that make up the Tech Readiness Quiz were written by experts in digital literacy to help educators pinpoint the skills students need to be prepared for success in a digital world. Educators who register by August 15can access the quiz until September 30, 2018.

8 Practical Ways to Use AI in Learning

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Every year, education finds new ways to make learning more inclusive and diversified. The latest change agent is Artificial Intelligence (AI), now being used in classes to focus learning, simplify redundant tasks, and infuse lesson plans. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Kamy Anderson has eight practical ways to use AI in learning: Artificial intelligence (AI) is disrupting the education industry. 4. Personalized Learning.

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

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This summer, educators need to get some rest so that we can be our best. However, our professional accreditation requirements are still on track and need to be renewed, as we have to learn and up our abilities for the fall. Social-Emotional Learning. We have to relate to educate.

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Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students

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Learning Management Systems were probably created for institutions of Higher Education. Colleges and universities were among the first to reach a number of students so high, they simply needed the power of a software in order to manage all the learning and other data points that came along each student. And they can actually do so much more: all faculty members can use them to create and deliver online lessons. Various and engaging learning content.

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5 Traps That Will Kill Online Learning (and Strategies to Avoid Them)

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Online learning has moved to the front stage as 90 percent of high-income countries are using it as the primary means of educational continuity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are Culatta’s top five pitfalls that could kill online learning—and how to avoid them.

How to Overcome the Challenges of Distance Learning

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W e are currently in the fourth industrial revolution of high technology and a fast-paced digital era, but there are still challenges of distance learning to resolve. Want to learn more about the importance of distance learning? Visit here: What is Distance Learning?

Fighting Apathy, Neglect and Racism to Give Left-Behind Learners a Chance

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They say I’m personalizing learning. My boss at the time, who brought me into education, told me not to worry. I was teaching special education, and my students would have behavior problems but it was nothing I couldn’t handle. I’ve created something important but it still points out flaws in the system that won’t be fixed unless things change across society, not just education. The online program was dated and completely irrelevant to today’s times.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Chalkbeat : “Robotics is bringing Betsy DeVos to Detroit for the first time as education secretary.” Department of Education Announces STEM , Computer Science Education Grant Opportunities.”

Edtech Company Learning.com Named Oregon Top Workplace for Third Consecutive Year

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We believe that a healthy, happy work culture promotes engaged, motivated employees and we strive to provide a culture that fosters collaboration, learning and excellence. Leading the education technology industry in developing solutions to help today’s students thrive in a digital world, Learning.com collaborates with educators to make it simple to integrate digital literacy into everyday instruction.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

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Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. . When it comes to assessing student knowledge levels, data has empowered more schools to choose formative assessments versus summative assessments. . What Are Summative Assessments Vs. Formative Assessments.

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Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

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Now educators can make their instruction more effective and provide practice linked directly to progress monitoring and formative assessment results using free digital tools from Microsoft. Creating Quick Quizzes Linked to Personalize Practice.

ISTE Awards Seal of Alignment to Three Learning.com Digital Literacy Solutions

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June 14, 2018 – Learning.com announced today that its EasyTech and Digital Literacy Assessments earned the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) Seal of Alignment for Readiness against the ISTE Standards for Students, and its Inquiry solution earned the ISTE Seal of Alignment for Proficiency against the ISTE Standards for Students. The ISTE Standards support educators to re-engineer their classrooms for digital age learning. PORTLAND, Ore.

“Believing in people can be a catalyst for positive change.” – Kimberly Mecham, USA

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I believe the biggest challenge in education today is to prepare students for a world that we can’t imagine,” she says. Artificial Intelligence and machine learning are changing our world more rapidly than at any other time in history. This includes using the right technology tools to personalize learning for each student. “I This was paired with an online assessment in Forms (using the Take a Test feature) for each student to complete individually.”.

States assess their readiness for digital learning

eSchool News

Statewide ed-tech inventories are helping state leaders assess their digital learning needs. When Ray Timothy, executive director of the Utah Education and Telehealth Network , saw the results of a new statewide inventory of technology deployed across all 989 Utah public schools, one figure jumped out at him in particular. New Jersey and Michigan developed individual state tech readiness tools in preparation for (online) assessment,” she said.

zSpace Unveils World’s First AR/VR Laptop

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the laptop learning environment comes to life, allowing students to lift images from the screen and examine them in detail, gaining a deeper understanding of concepts by physically manipulating virtual simulations, from energy and motion to molecules and organisms. zSpace was created specifically for learners, creating a shared AR/VR learning environment,” said Paul Kellenberger, CEO, zSpace. For more information about how schools are using zSpace for learning, visit www.zspace.com.

Q&A: How Data Can Make You A Better Teacher

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They engage other students and professors in online forums; they autonomously seek and use personalized learning applications; and they leverage textbook supplements all in service of getting an edge, and trying to make the grade. They are collaborating on a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to transform education for at-risk and underserved students. Gone are the days when a student learns three weeks after a due date or exam how well s/he performed.

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Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

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Few corporate brand names in education are as recognizable, and as polarizing, as Pearson, the giant education provider whose reach extends to virtual schools, testing, language training and an array of other areas. Many educators these days see Pearson as the embodiment of commercial businesses’ continued push to turn profits from public schools. Pearson was recently faulted by New Jersey state officials for a disruption of that state’s assessments.].

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. The products below were selected by an anonymous panel of educator judges, who scoured the exhibit hall floor during the conference in Chicago. Students rebel by learning the powerful ways authors convey meaning and affect their audience.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. Online Grade Portals. Altius Education.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 15th The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man. Eliot The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. The Learning Revolution Conference schedule is now up!

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App of the Week: A personalized learning profile for every student

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note: App of the Week picks are now being curated with help from the editors of Graphite.org , a free service from Common Sense Education. Mindprint Learning. To fully engage in what Mindprint Learning offers, students first take an online assessment to measure strengths and challenges. This research-based assessment was developed by the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.