How to Improve Student Learning Outcomes with Digital Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

In this age of digital content consumption, students are likely to get easily distracted if they do not find their curriculum interesting enough. Educators have noticed that when technology is integrated into the curriculum, students tend to demonstrate an eagerness to learn.

How to implement Outcome Based Education (OBE) using Linways AMS

Linways Technologies

How can institutions simplify and streamline OBE workflow. We have previously writer a couple of blogs about Outcome Based Education. So if you want to know more about the details, you are welcome to check it out here. to define the POs.

Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes


In the previous installment of this series on empathy in schools, we had a look at how teachers can manage their classroom better by adopting a more empathic mindset. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, it were ‘reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.’”– Neil deGrasse Tyson.

How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

ViewSonic Education

According to educational assessment is an integral part of instruction and the learning process. Each has its part to play in holistically analyzing students’ learning outcomes. How to explain summative assessment.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier. Keep your software up-to-date.

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General Assembly’s Jake Schwartz on transparency, outcomes, and measuring what matters

The Christensen Institute

Last month, General Assembly released a groundbreaking report, “ Measuring What Matters ,” that reports on the student outcomes in its full-time programs. I caught up with the founder and CEO of General Assembly, Jake Schwartz, to learn more about the process behind creating the report, the rationale for producing it, lessons learned, and next steps. We learned quickly that to do this right, we’d need to work with not just one — but two of the Big Four accounting firms.

Here’s how you tie spending to student outcomes—with big success

eSchool News

When I first came on board as the CFO in Pueblo, Colorado, I asked my finance manager to compile a complete financial report of all of our budgets. I brought a unique level of financial knowledge and an accounting degree to my work in the district when I started as a teacher/coach.

How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom


So even though students in a classroom may look alike, they each have a unique combination of background, strengths, needs and interests that affect their learning outcomes. Since classrooms are so diverse, curricula need to meet this diversity. This answers the HOW of learning.

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To Grade or not to Grade? Exploring the Great Grading Controversy


How we Assess Student Learning is Long Overdue for a Change There has been a lot of hubbub lately about putting an end to traditional grading practices in our schools. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Game Based Learning in Action

The CoolCatTeacher

On today’s show Matthew Farber, author of Game-Based Learning In Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games , talks about how to use games in the classroom effectively. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: 8.

Learning Science Through Authentic Investigation

The CoolCatTeacher

She discusses how to incorporate the observation of phenomena and other Next Generation Science Standards in elementary science. Go to and sign up for your free account now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. I mean, kids love to play!

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

This is unsurprising given the enormous uptick in online courses and technology tools in K–12 schools nationwide, not to mention the promise that technology holds to dismantle barriers to access and experience that have plagued the education system for years.

5 ways to apply Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to edtech for better outcomes

eSchool News

According to American psychologist Abraham Maslow, all humans have the same fundamental needs (food, clothing and shelter), and these needs must be met before an individual is motivated to look beyond these basic needs.

How to Get Students Moving for Academic Advantages

EdNews Daily

Without a doubt, teachers want the best academic and holistic outcomes for their students. Sit tight: Science suggests the secret to boosting brain power might be to keep kids moving. seated) to an active experience. Motivate children to learn by doing and presenting.

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Rethinking Professional Development So It Actually Improves Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers need to have say in their own PD, but how do you help teachers become intrinsically motivated to learn? Today, Jarod Bormann, author of Professionally Driven: Empower Every Educator To Redefine PD talks about designing PD that works and interests teachers.

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7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, while I’m talking about making apps in today’s show, this will actually apply to passion projects, to making movies, any type of long-term project where you have the students brainstorm and create. Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package.

10 Stress-Busting Secrets of Great Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

And as we sail our classroom ship on this maelstrom of hormones, stress, conflicting priorities, and distractions, it takes rock-solid habits of mind and life to be the kind of self-assured captain who can weather the storm. “I Accept the worst outcome. Some of us can even walk to work.

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XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, their Fire Forensics: Claims and Evidence unit is a safe way to educate middle school students about fire. Generally speaking, this free interactive STEM lab takes 2-4 days to complete and includes extension science experiments that you could add to the unit.

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Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

100+ Game Based Learning Resources to Get Started in Your Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can use them to teach. Welcome to serious games. Therefore, we educators need to educate ourselves on game based learning.

How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Logic models can show the factors that correlate with different outcomes.

How to unlock students’ internal drive for learning

The Hechinger Report

But there, among Providence’s brightest, it wasn’t as easy to be at the top of the class, and her excitement about school – and learning – subsided. She went to school because she had to. It all comes down to motivation. That’s what inspired Destiny to enroll at The Met.

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How to Recognize, Avoid, and Stop Stereotype Threat in Your Class this School Year

Digital Promise

What can I do in my position to change outcomes for kids? We have the power to address the biases that impact our students throughout the school day and work to resolve the stereotype threats our students face. Be human enough to admit them and correct them.

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How do you amplify a school’s impact on student outcomes?

The Christensen Institute

Imagine a world with no achievement gaps; where every child excels in mastering age-appropriate academic content; where children’s confidence, creativity, critical thinking, and social skills blossom throughout their schooling; and where every student enters adulthood prepared to thrive. They tackle daily work one challenge at a time, but at some point down the road they hope to radically expand the positive impact our schools have on students’ life outcomes.

50 Ways To Measure Understanding

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Ways To Measure Understanding by Terry Heick How do you measure what a student understands? Not give them an assessment, score it, then use that score to imply understanding. The Challenge Of Outcomes & Standards-Based Assessment First a preface: itemizing […].

5 Tips on how to train teachers to use an LMS


The success of any technology initiative in any school will be acknowledged based on whether or not it has had a positive impact on educational outcomes. But teachers can be reluctant to technology and not very fond of training programs either. Over to you.

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How to Design Educational Technology Products to Motivate Students

Digital Promise

Given students’ interest in technology, educational technology tools are a promising way to motivate them to learn. But how can ed tech developers make sure their products deliver on this promise? Research shows there are four elements that help students become naturally motivated to learn: challenge , goals , feedback , and curiosity. Below we share her tips, along with other research-based ideas to help developers create products to improve student motivation.

OPINION: How to tell if early learning provides a level playing field

The Hechinger Report

For instance, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) recently released a draft position statement on equity that sought to outline “equitable learning opportunities that help children achieve their full potential as engaged learners and valued members of society.”

Beyond basic reading, kids can learn how to think like a good reader

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Once students learn how to sound out words, reading is easy.

The ‘forgotten’ part of special education that could lead to better outcomes for students

The Hechinger Report

Read the whole series, “ Willing, able and forgotten: How high schools fail special ed students,” here. Eventually, her father was able to use his connections at Bowdoin College to get her a job working in a kitchen. Several states require schools to start this process at age 14.

How one school is using yoga to improve outcomes for kids

The Hechinger Report

Using a stuffed animal to assist with breathing techniques, fifth-grader Vermetrice relaxes during a yoga class. The students who come to River Bend Education Center often come from chaotic backgrounds.

How to Move From Digital Substitution to ‘Deeper Learning’


So how do teachers actually create meaningful work and allow students real agency in a 21st century classroom? He’s the author of “ Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning ,” which explores how his “four shifts” protocol can help educators test whether their practices and pedagogies support the goals of learning in the digital age. Listen to the discussion on this week’s EdSurge On Air podcast. The challenge is translating that into day-to-day practice.

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BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: 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.

How to Leverage Technology Tools for Tutoring (sponsored post)


The conversation around how technology can enhance education can be a controversial topic, and that carries over into the tutoring industry as well. This week is National Tutoring Week : a decade old celebration of how important Tutors are to students’ education.

How to Make District-Wide Innovation Personal—and Collaborative


Another reason for the concern is that as educators increasingly use digital tools to personalize learning for students, some have struggled to ensure that the environments they create are not isolating. Parents and educators rightly fear the image of rows of students on computers, never talking to another human being. The real magic of blended learning occurs when teachers use technology to boost human interaction, in both frequency and impact.

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How to assess your district’s digital readiness

eSchool News

How do you know if your school system is high performing in its use of technology? While there are many free, self-assessments, how do you get a rigorous, outside expert assessment? In addition, there is a need to address the “elephant in the room” of teaching to the test.

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.

How to Bring Innovation to Campus Without Cheapening Education


Many professors worry when they hear the word “innovation,” or when they see college leaders looking to the business world to upgrade practices on campus, because they fear it will weaken the quality of education. Yet, at the same time, many college leaders are finding that institutions can learn from tech-savvy companies, especially when it comes to kind of creating a culture of innovation and trying new things. But really trying to say "where is the value?"

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