3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

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classrooms but a study finds that students aren’t using much of the pricey software that schools buy (Photo by Jackie Mader). Higher test scores could be caused by things other than the online software like great teaching. Most software is drastically underused by schools.

Dell debuts new collaborative software for Chromebooks

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Dell Classroom, a new software solution available for Dell Chromebooks, helping foster student and teacher engagement. Dell also introduced Dell Classroom, a new Chrome-based software solution designed to promote more individualized engagement between students and teachers in the classroom.

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Google Suite Alternative: sandstorm.io


I love Google Docs. I’m composing this blog post in a google doc. But, given the economics of google and questions of privacy, as well as Slack’s new Terms of Service , more and more institutions are turning to alternatives. And I love Slack (I wrote about it here first! ).

Boxlight and Globisens Release New Version of GlobiLab Analytical Software for the Labdisc


– Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) (“Boxlight”), and K-12 science technology pioneer Globisens have released a new version of the GlobiLab analytical software for the Labdisc portable STEM lab.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

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Before building, trying, or buying new technology tools, we should start by asking, “In an analog world, how would we personalize learning to drive student outcomes?”. Software vendors shouldn’t ignore the groundwork for edtech.

Google Apps Are Used Widely in K-12. A New Tool Will Show Just How Useful They Are.


One doesn’t need to search long to see how deep Google has seeped into schools. Forty million use Google Classroom, its learning management system. Kevin Kells, global director at Google for Education It’s hardly an exact science.

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Everything Schools Should Know About Windows 10 Education Edition

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A simple Google search should also help but before you do any kind of upgrade, make sure you’ve backed all of your data in case you cannot repair your installation. Classroom management Guest post Teacher resources computer hardware software young

Sown to Grow: Nurturing a Growth Mindset Through Reflection

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As students reflect and track their own progress, they also receive feedback from teachers and insights from the software. As a result, students get better at learning, build a growth mindset, and achieve stronger academic outcomes. How Do Teachers Use the Software?

All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018


Software Updates Google is reorganizing its Classroom platform to make it easier to sort materials by topic. Frontline Education , a provider of K-12 data software, is developing a new feature (or “skill”) for Alexa that allows administrators to access data, such as teacher evaluation reports and employment rates, through voice-activated commands. McGraw-Hill introduces a new English language arts software for grades 2-7 called Redbird Language Arts & Writing.

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

Is the hardware & software compatible? Keep your software up-to-date. Is the hardware & software compatible? Building on this, it is also really important to make sure your software and hardware are compatible and work in harmony to make teaching as easy as possible.

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Google Maps for Degrees? How One College Plans to Chart Out Student Pathways


Currently underway at the Oregon college are efforts to build interactive degree maps—which are expected to officially launch in December—that will act somewhat like a Google Maps to help students visualize and chart out their four-year plan. Big Changes PSU’s new mapping tool is part of a larger campus-wide presidential initiative, called reTHINK PSU , that touches nearly every corner of the campus, from outcomes to curriculum to advising.

Build a Speedy, Dynamic Class Website Using Markdown, RStudio, and Github Pages


My next few posts will rely (somewhat) on using GitHub for hosting, though the outcomes I’ll describe could be achieved using other hosting. Software Teaching GitHub markdown rstudioLast week I showed you how to apply for a free GitHub Education account.

How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

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Each has its part to play in holistically analyzing students’ learning outcomes. Lag – Teachers do not know the outcome of learning success until the end of the instructional period.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. But what will it take to help schools and teachers around the world adopt similar approaches and realize similar outcomes?

Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Finally, members learn to use software such as Faithlife Proclaim and SlingStudio to broadcast services and events. Digital Promise’s Adult Learning initiative recently launched Community Impact Stories, a new series of blog posts to highlight adult learner stories across the nation.

Last Chance: Differentiated Instruction Online Class (MTI 563)

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Ensure that the outcome of student learning demonstrates understanding. Google account (can be your school account or your personal one). NOT Included: Standard software assumed part of a typical ed tech set-up. MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher.

3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech


Summative assessment — Taking place at the end of a period of learning, these assessments are arguably used to measure teacher and school efficacy rather than learning outcomes. Google Forms in elementary school. Assessments are the unloved orphan of schooling — no-one likes them.

Last Chance: Differentiated Instruction Online Class (MTI 563)

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ensure that the outcome of student learning demonstrates understanding. Google account (can be your school account or your personal one). NOT Included: Standard software assumed part of a typical ed tech set-up. MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher.

5 Interactive Presentations Ideas that will Engage Students

ViewSonic Education

The teacher plays more of a facilitator role in moving the lesson along and encouraging students to participate in their own learning outcomes. Personalize: Students are given the choice of where the presentation is heading and participate in their own learning outcomes. ?Fun:

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How Districts Can Develop a Comprehensive Plan for Remote Learning Come Fall


While I taught one group of students how to find the main idea of a text, the others applied reading skills they had learned with me by completing assignments in Google Classroom and adaptive software that allowed them to advance at their own pace.

Education and Augmented Reality — Really?


AR is certainly a technological revolution, being able to interact with reality via an enhanced visual overlay is undoubtedly a clever piece of software, and the web is increasingly populated with amazing programs that “bring lessons to life” in the classroom. Outcomes.

Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?


Another beneficial outcome is the consistent finding that teaching SEL improves a teacher’s own social-emotional skills. Brain Power have developed EmpoweredBrain, a Google Glass adaptation that shows students a different perspective on their own world.

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Jumpstart Engagement with Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

Typically, free from licensing fees and software/hardware agnostic. Interactive whiteboards of any type boost learning outcomes. ViewBoard Software Provides Tools for Effective Teaching. Engage students, promote interaction, and achieve improved learning outcomes.

What Data Will Show That Edtech ‘Works’?


In order to glean any meaningful insights into whether a product made any impact on outcomes, one must also ask: “In what context?”. Before thinking about collecting and analyzing data, educators must first be able to articulate the desired outcomes. Yet not all student outcomes are tied to academic performance, says Alexandra Resch, associate director of human services research at. Descriptive: Measures of outcomes over time, commonly seen in news articles and blogs.

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How educators can make use of edtech into the classroom


More and more teachers across the globe are embracing it with various degrees of success, both in terms of lesson delivery and student learning outcomes. Google Expeditions , Discovery VR or NYTVR are just a few examples that allow that to happen.

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Last Chance for this College-credit Class (Differentiation)

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Ensure that the outcome of student learning demonstrates understanding. Google account (can be your school account or your personal one). NOT Included: Standard software assumed part of a typical ed tech set-up. MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher.

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K–12 Teachers Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Platforms to Teach Biology

EdTech Magazine

At Agawam Public Schools in Massachusetts , Curriculum IT Specialist Edward Jacques helped teachers integrate Google ’s virtual reality software, Google Expeditions , to do just that. . “So These solutions are not only immersive, they improve student outcomes as well.

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It’s Time to Digitally Transform Community College


While high-resolution data for community colleges isn’t available, we can see evidence for this in proxies such as Google search trends , consumers’ growing openness and intention to study online , booming MOOC enrollment , and publicly-traded online learning company enrollment results.

Let’s Change the Conversation About Education (Technology)

Digital Promise

So why do we talk so much about devices and software? These districts focus on outcomes – how to instill the skills to create lifelong learners and global citizens. Sara Schapiro is the director of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data


Along with a 1:1 goal, comes the deluge of edtech tools, software, and applications into classrooms. Mike Schwab has spent his career in finance, enterprise software sales and edtech.

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The Best Edtech for Students Is Backed by Research. Here’s What to Look For.


When we get to see effective edtech products in practice, the view is exciting: We see kids engaged, teachers energized about the kinds of thinking their students are generating and strong learning outcomes that result from well-made tools matched to the students and educators using them.

The Path to Full Tech Integration: From the First Conversation to Powerful Learner Use

Digital Promise

A critical step in this path of transforming adult learners into confident users is designing and using software for any device the adult learner might have. The software changes its display and features to perform well on whatever device the user has, while still offering the same functionality across all platforms. As an example, instructors in Kentucky are using Google Drive with their students.

Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

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No plugs, electricity, logins, registrations, software, or magic codes. These can be located quickly in the App Store or Google Play by scanning the QR code included in the instructions: Go ahead–scan the image above on your smartphone or tablet to get one of the apps.

Unlocking Research to Improve Learning

Digital Promise

Often, scholarly research articles are expensive to purchase; for example, a single article from a top education journal on Google Scholar costs an average of $30. Aubrey is the Research Director at Digital Promise and Sandra is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Stanford University.

Forget ‘Jobs of the Future.’ Let’s Prepare People for Ones That Already Exist.


Middle skills” jobs are estimated to comprise 53 percent of the economy , and the ones that have been hard to fill involve the use of digital tools like Jira, Google Analytics, or Power BI.