Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

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It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable. Education Galaxy provides online assessment, practice, and instruction in a highly engaging environment for students.

The key to rigorous online assessments

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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. I spoke recently with the principal of a charter middle school that is using blended learning and alternative staffing to try to develop a breakthrough personalized learning model.

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.

Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

Through our research over the past few years, we’ve seen schools around the world adopt technology to amplify the impact of teachers and make learning more student-centered. And, while technology is a powerful learning resource, it’s not the only lever for helping students succeed. Increasingly, we also see schools experimenting with staffing arrangements—essentially, how adults are being utilized in the classroom—in an effort to further magnify personalized learning.

Personalized Learning: A New Take on an Old Concept

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Personalized learning has become a thing in K-12 education. Personalized learning is certainly not a new concept, but its current headliner status is partially due to financial support from some influential foundations. The pace of learning is adjusted.

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. Student-Centered Learning Can Modernize Schools.

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.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools. Others, including civil rights advocates, have warned about the consequences of walking away from annual tests that measure whether students from all backgrounds are learning. Enabled by technology, future assessment systems will be both less intrusive and more precise.

Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students

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Learning Management Systems were probably created for institutions of Higher Education. And they can actually do so much more: all faculty members can use them to create and deliver online lessons. It took a while, but many systems today can offer student-centered learning experiences.

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Why the nation’s K-12 accountability and assessment system doesn’t make the grade

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Two new studies lay bare how the assessment and accountability systems in use throughout the United States shortchange teachers and schools by not presenting accurately what their students know, can do, and have learned in the last year. Otherwise, there isn’t much to be learned.

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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. .

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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.

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. PORTLAND, Ore.

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

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The ISTE Standards support educators to re-engineer their classrooms for digital age learning. The standards serve as a framework for students, educators, administrators and coaches to rethink education and create innovative learning environments. PORTLAND, Ore.

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

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The collaboration will create interoperability with Google Classroom, streamlined navigation for users, and enhanced insights to drive personalized learning. The collaboration will create interoperability with Google Classroom, streamlined navigation for users, and enhanced insights to drive personalized learning. Educators will be able to connect learning activities in Classroom with assessments from Illuminate to create a more comprehensive learning experience. ?

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? 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. For example, learn how a South Dakota district is getting rid of grade levels in favor of student-centered learning. It's that time of year: back-to-school. Are you ready for it?

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

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They say I’m personalizing learning. If teaching wasn’t the explosion of learning I thought it was going to be, at least I could make my bosses happy. I was in a blended classroom where my role had shifted from teacher to facilitator, and the expectation was to use Edgenuity, an online curriculum program, but it wasn’t working. The online program was dated and completely irrelevant to today’s times. The most critical issue was always the learning gaps.

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Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

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For the first time, mobile learning is ranked the top priority by school IT leaders, according to findings released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in its 2017 K-12 Leadership Survey Report. Mobile learning is defined as the idea of 24/7 access, according to Paula Maylahn of Paula Maylahn Consulting and author of the survey. “Mobile learning doesn’t always mean 1:1, but we are seeing schools move away from the computer lab,” she said.

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

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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 When I co-taught a unit on Innovation, we benefited from the collaboration space to do a group-based unit assessment using the Design Thinking process to design a space for our new Center for Leadership & Innovation. Kimberly Mecham.

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.

States assess their readiness for digital learning

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Statewide ed-tech inventories are helping state leaders assess their digital learning needs. State leaders were less surprised to learn that, on average, there are only about six devices for every 10 Utah students, or that the wireless infrastructure is not adequate in many schools.

Hack Education Weekly News

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’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The University of Phoenix ’s online enrollment plummets while Western Governors and Southern New Hampshire near 100,000 students as they vie to rule the roost.”

11 Things I Think I Know About 1 to 1 Classroom Management

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Relationships The single most important key to successful management in any classroom is a positive personal relationship with your students. Additionally, your students are more likely to work with you if they feel they know who you are as a person.

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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. I teach both online and f2f classes.

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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.

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

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Thirty percent of the company’s revenues come from assessments of one kind or another, which includes professional certification and apprenticeship programs, as well as summative exams. We would say that an assessment should be only one measure of progress.

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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. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners.

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

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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.