CFY becomes PowerMyLearning

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To better align our mission with our name, I am pleased to share with you that we have officially changed our name to PowerMyLearning. So, why PowerMyLearning? We chose this name for our organization because “PowerMyLearning” represents everything we do and everything we stand for.

Personalized learning won’t work without personalized supports

The Christensen Institute

Last week’s New York Times Fixes column highlighted the enormous promise of PowerMyLearning, a framework and tool that connects teachers, families, and students. Instead, as the article outlines, PowerMyLearning deliberately integrates efforts to engage families with efforts to improve academics by regularly looping families into collaborative homework activities and opening online, data-driven communication channels between teachers and families.

Could Giving Parents Homework Help Students? Schools Try ‘Family Playlists’

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For the past 18 months, a pilot program in a South Bronx public school, called “Family Playlists,” developed by the New York-based nonprofit, PowerMyLearning , has used technology to increase families’ involvement in their students’ learning. Having families deeply involved in what their kids are doing in class really matters,” says Elisabeth Stock, chief executive of PowerMyLearning. That approach resonated well with PowerMyLearning, which Stock started in 1999.

How technology can help—not hurt—family connections

The Christensen Institute

One such tool is PowerMyLearning, which is breaking new ground in helping triangulate teacher-student-family connections and engaging parents actively in their children’s homework. Julia: How does PowerMyLearning strengthen the relationship between schools and families? Elisabeth: At PowerMyLearning, we believe that students are most successful when supported by a triangle of strong learning relationships between students, teachers, and families.

Are you really personalizing learning?

The Christensen Institute

Based on our research , we hypothesize that when it comes to increasing academic outcomes, the most successful of integrated support models, like PowerMyLearning , aren’t merely expanding access to those crucial services or connections.

What the debate over homework is getting wrong

The Christensen Institute

Organizations like PowerMyLearning are working to enable this through Family Playlists. Debates over the purpose and benefit of homework seem to be cyclical.

What Students Gain When They See Parents Struggle

Edsurge

And then there’s the approach we’ve taken at PowerMyLearning, the nonprofit I run in New York City. Eight months earlier, Rivera students were part of a program that PowerMyLearning developed called Family Playlists. The first weeks of school sparkle with promise: Fresh classes, different teachers, new students. Reviews of materials from the previous year aim to give students a sturdy path. It’s almost as if teachers are whispering in students’ ears: You can do this. Really you can.

EduStar Platform Promises Quick, Randomized Ed-Tech Trials

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The technology platform is the product of a grant-funded collaboration between two professors and the nonprofit PowerMyLearning. It runs trials on granular pieces of digital learning activities via the PowerMyLearning Connect platform, which is available free to schools.

Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

edWeb.net

She serves on the board of PowerMyLearning Los Angeles and on the advisory board of Project Tomorrow. Even in today’s tech-heavy environment, before moving to online assessments, leadership needs to ask: Should we?

Five Critical Guidelines for Data Privacy Across School Districts

edWeb.net

She serves on the board of PowerMyLearning Los Angeles and on the advisory board of Project Tomorrow.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

edWeb.net

She serves on the board of PowerMyLearning Los Angeles and on the advisory board of Project Tomorrow. Step 1: Make a plan. That’s the first piece of advice for every superintendent and school leader who asks about creating 1:1 environments in their schools.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

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She serves on the board of PowerMyLearning Los Angeles and on the advisory board of Project Tomorrow. At the beginning of the edtech wave, superintendents saw many benefits from using digital resources in the classroom.

5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

edWeb.net

She serves on the board of PowerMyLearning Los Angeles and on the advisory board of Project Tomorrow. Of course cyber security is necessary in education. Schools have valuable information to protect for both students and employees.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

She serves on the board of PowerMyLearning Los Angeles and on the advisory board of Project Tomorrow. While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow.

Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

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She serves on the board of PowerMyLearning Los Angeles and on the advisory board of Project Tomorrow. “If it’s edtech, it must be good,” used to be the mantra in schools.

Nonprofit CFY honors innovative parents and ed-tech visionaries

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Event celebrates digital education successes.

Leading Change | Voices from #FETC

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Ann serves on the advisory boards of PowerMyLearning LA, and Project Tomorrow and is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Digital Education. How are school leaders managing the pace of change and explosion of technology?

Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning

Technology Tidbits

PowerMyLearning - Great site for educators to search for games by Common Core Standard, build playlists, and track student progress. ** Presidents vs. Aliens - A very fun iOS game that reminds me of Space Invaders as you fling US Presidents at the incoming aliens.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Speaking of ed-tech exacerbating inequality, Edsurge looks at PowerMyLearning ’s plans to give parents homework – “family playlists” – to do alongside their children. ( (National) Education Politics. Via Chalkbeat : “ DeVos calls America still ‘a nation at risk ,’ cheers GOP tax plan.” ” As I type this up, the Senate has not yet voted, but it does appear to have enough votes to pass the measure.

Hack Education Weekly News

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PowerMyLearning has received $6.5 “It is now two and a half minutes to midnight,” according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists : For the first time in the 70-year history of the Doomsday Clock , the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board has moved the hands of the iconic clock 30 seconds closer to midnight.