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

The Hechinger Report

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.

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

The Christensen Institute

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.

Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge


Seven years ago, Google’s artificial intelligence technology was barely able to identify cat videos with passable precision. along with a handful of nonprofit organizations building education software for teachers, students and parents.

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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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

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.

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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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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 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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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.

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.

How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

ViewSonic Education

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.

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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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?

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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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.

5 Interactive Presentations Ideas that will Engage Students

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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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Artificial Intelligence, Authentic Impact: How Educational AI is Making the Grade

EdTech Magazine

The best bet for schools adopting AI is to define how these solutions can drive positive outcomes before allowing them access to student data. Artificial Intelligence, Authentic Impact: How Educational AI is Making the Grade. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 08/27/2019 - 11:25.

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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

Google and Facebook are paradigmatic here, and Zuboff argues that the former was instrumental in discovering the value of behavioral surplus when it began, circa 2003, using user data to fine-tune ad targeting and to make predictions about which ads users would click on. Google and Facebook, whose executives are clearly the villains of Zuboff’s book, have keen interests in the education market too. The future of education is technological. Necessarily so.

‘Alexa, Can You Give Girls a Voice?’


The project required her to diagram and model immigration-related conversation outcomes and translate her model into programming logic. In 2014, Google’s tech workforce was made up of only 17 percent women, two percent Latino/Hispanics, and one percent African-Americans.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives


Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Most educators look at the cost of their device and software, but what they need to understand is that the total cost includes PD, tech support, sustainability.

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.

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t


And the number of education-specific apps, services, and software I actually used consistently? A teacher may have created a mind-blowing standards-based lesson with measurable, data-driven outcomes, opportunities to differentiate instruction and all that good stuff.

How Data Analytics Can Help Decode Your District's Tech Use


Google Trends is a fun way to search for data and then tell the stories you find there. Google's Data Studio is an awesome tool to turn all those complicated spreadsheets into friendly, visible data. Transforming Learning Outcomes With a Data-Driven Approach to Digital Learning.

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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.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray


AMERICORPS VOLUNTEERS IMPROVE READING OUTCOMES IN DES MOINES (IA) PUBLIC SCHOOLS To support the district’s mission to improve student literacy proficiency, the district trained AmeriCorps members to deliver the offline instruction provided by Lexia Reading Core5.

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