The key to rigorous online assessments

The Christensen Institute

Although online-learning software can be a powerful enabler of personalized learning, many educators struggle with what they see as learning software’s limited ability to provide rigorous assessment and feedback. Currently, teacher-created assessments are by far the most common instruments for measuring students’ learning and providing feedback on a day-to-day basis. Recognizing the cost of human-graded assessment.

Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

STEM-based learning programs are being introduced in schools all across the globe. STEM has proved to be a much better educational program in terms of learning effectiveness and leading to better career opportunities than the regular curriculum.

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How to Build an Online Learning Program Students Crave and Employers Want

Edsurge

One of the great challenges for any educator is how do you teach and test students on real world problems, not just on theoretical textbook examples? Real world problems are exciting to solve but devilishly hard to assess, especially when there are many students involved. EdSurge: Why is it increasingly important to offer students the opportunity to learn online? As education prices rise, a lot of today’s students have to work on the side.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

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

Edsurge

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. Making Data Work : Data, privacy, assessments--you’ve heard all about it. On Kentucky educator got so frustrated, she decided to create a tool herself.

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. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

techlearning

Every year the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference's expo floor is packed with edtech products vying for teachers' attention. Hunting for a new spin on middle school science education? Explore Tyto Online.

K-12 Dealmaking: PowerSchool Acquires Haiku Learning; Jefferson Education Partners with Fishtree

Marketplace K-12

PowerSchool continued its acquisition streak with the purchase of Haiku Learning; in addition, Jefferson Education announced a partnership with Fishtree, and digital writing solution provider Citelighter gained additional funding. PowerSchool Purchases Haiku Learning: The K-12 education solutions provider acquired Haiku Learning , provider of a cloud-based learning management and classroom collaboration solution designed to meet the needs of K-12 educators.

Lots of great resources and web apps to use with Chromebooks!

Educational Technology Guy

This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. chromebooks GAFE/Chromebooks tips Google for EducatorsYou can do pretty much anything with a Chromebook so the sky's the limit.

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

A study released last year by the National Council on Teacher Quality found that nearly half of the nation’s teacher training programs failed to insure that their candidates were STEM-capable. When asked, most educators shrug and point at someone else.

FOLLOW THE MONEY: FUNDING INNOVATION

techlearning

The proposed bond projects include $500,000 in improvements to elementary STEM facilities and $17 million for improvements to school technology. The Office of Educational Technology in the Department of Education suggests asking these fundamental questions in your search for funds: ?

In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

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

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The products below were selected by an anonymous panel of educator judges, who scoured the exhibit hall floor during the conference in Chicago. Judges were impressed by BrightBytes’ continued dedication to improving education technology for the benefit of entire school districts.

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

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. I teach both online and f2f classes.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Education Revolution Google+ Community The Data Driven Education Trend.