SXSWEDU 2018 Wrap-up: Systems Change for Adult Learners?

Digital Promise

for Higher Education & Workforce Development , during which each panelist pointed to one key thing they thought should characterize future philanthropic funding: systems change. So I thought more about those prevailing themes I was hearing at SXSWEDU, and reflected on what it would mean to take a systems view. Public and private sector efforts in education, health care, and workforce placement are the result of the partnerships forged by this systems view.

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Learn Why Edsby Is A Great Learning Management System For Your School | @Edsby


Edsby is a robust, cloud-based, mobile learning management system that incorporates social learning, course planning, assessment management, and much more into a simple, easy to use package for the entire school community. TeacherCast App Spotlight Learning Management System video

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Victims of the system

Learning with 'e's

I worked for 20 years in classrooms, am married to a secondary school teachers, and I have been involved in teacher education for more years than I care to mention. They are just as much victims of an oppressive, metric led system as the students they strive to teach.

OPINION: How to shatter the education system’s glass ceiling

The Hechinger Report

It’s a striking irony that the leaders of our school systems — district superintendents and state chiefs — overwhelmingly are white men. A report that we at Chiefs for Change are releasing today takes a hard look at this issue and offers solutions that every school system and leader in America can put into action. The post OPINION: How to shatter the education system’s glass ceiling appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

What a summer prototype taught us about measuring quality in an unbundled education system

The Christensen Institute

In the summer of 2016, a community of educators, research design partners, and over 150 teens and young adults in Colorado engaged in a bold experiment to rethink how quality and impact might be measured in a modernized system of learning. A brand new education system?

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What a Summer Prototype Taught Us About Measuring Quality in an Unbundled Education System


In the summer of 2016, a community of educators, research design partners, and over 150 teens and young adults in Colorado engaged in a bold experiment to rethink how quality and impact might be measured in a modernized system of learning. We also hope that the early ideas generated through our summer prototype will spark policymakers to get creative and reimagine quality assurance at a system level, as society shifts to more learner-centered systems of education.

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10 of the best and worst school systems

eSchool News

But the quality of public school systems varies widely from state to state and is often a question of funding. Some researchers have found that more resources — or taxes paid by residents — typically result in better school-system performance. The Top 10 School Systems.

Traditional public schools educate 90 percent of America’s kids — let’s not make our educational system more unequal than it is already

The Hechinger Report

Does it really make sense to pursue policies that will make our educational system more unequal than it already is? Certainly, there are flaws with this system — chief among them is the fact that there are many social and economic inequalities within and among our communities.

Integrated Education Management System ASSIST Expands Content with Apex Learning® Tutorials Research Proven to Improve Students’ Scores


RENO, NV, May 16, 2018 — ASSIST Education and Apex Learning® enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

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Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

EdNews Daily

However, one field that has been historically underrepresented in our education system can alleviate the needs of aspiring high schoolers who are not fortunate enough to have laboratory access: mathematical modeling.

A simple system for deconstructing your classroom in just one day

The Cornerstone Blog

I’m going to share a simple 4 step system I created for closing out and deconstructing your room in a single day. #1 For secondary teachers (and others who see multiple classes each day), be sure to break down the jobs into tasks that can be completed within a single class period.

Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Instead of retreating from the idea of testing, we need to learn from the flaws of our current assessment system and take advantage of new ideas and technologies. You don’t have to look far to find controversy regarding standardized testing.

The 'cheating watch scandal' - time for a change in our exams system

Learning with 'e's

All they care about is obtaining statistics that show how good their education system is in comparison to others. Most admitted they were more interested in the grade - the feedback was secondary. Our entire exam system will be proved worthless and irrelevant. Oh dear.

Education Systems Around the World Are Failing to Prepare Students for the Workforce

FETC Converge

According to the UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2015, two out of three countries where lower secondary education was not compulsory in 2000 had changed their legislation by 2012, including India, Indonesia, Nigeria and Pakistan. Impoverished children study at a school run by a social organization in Bhubaneswar, India, Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Plagiarism Prevention: Best Practices with Urkund

The CoolCatTeacher

Urkund is a cost-effective plagiarism prevention tool, integrates with popular LMS systems, and why it is rapidly becoming a popular tool in this area. However, some plagiarism prevention systems can be expensive and don’t always work as advertised. to deceive the system.”

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Literature-Map: Help students find new authors to fall in love with

iLearn Technology

What it is: Literature Map is a literature recommendation system. It is really easy to discover a new author. Start by searching for an author you enjoy, and magically a map of names will appear based on what other readers of that author have read.

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SumBlox: explore number relationships through visual/kinesthetic play

iLearn Technology

These blocks are a visual and kinesthetic representation of our base-ten number system. ** This is not a sponsored post, I’m just super excited about this product and can’t wait to see what our students do with it! What it is: Why yes, this is a technology blog.

Wildly Audacious Goals and the Power of One

iLearn Technology

This project took a detour when I realized that, in the United States, we exist within a system that has not been designed to educate the individual. In 2010, I thought that technology might be the savior of education.

Technology: the savior of education?

iLearn Technology

I didn’t do it because I was fed up with the system, or because I didn’t like my job. Get away from the germs the wreak havoc on the system. The trouble is, we have a one-size-fits-all system. We needed a new system. In 2009, I left teaching.

Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

iLearn Technology

link] Students can explore the universe including the solar system, constellations, galaxies, and the moon. |Kelly Tenkely|. One of the major benefits of using technology in the classroom is the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student in every lesson.

Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals

iLearn Technology

The Woot Math system works on the web, iPads, or Chromebooks seamlessly…it truly is a great option for any classroom! What it is: Woot Math uses adaptive technology to personalize the math learning experience in new ways for 3rd-6th grade students.

Metanoia- the journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life (basically what #edu is all about!)

iLearn Technology

The problem with education reform is that we keep attempting to change surface level systems and hoping for deep systemic change as a result.

Anatomy of a Learner Profile

iLearn Technology

Emboldened by being ‘the best,’ our education system has become blinded to the individual. We need the audacity to step outside of a system that forgets the individual.

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How a Chinese Public School Promotes Global Social Justice

Battelle for Kids

For-profit private primary and secondary schools have proliferated in the major cities throughout China since the 1990s. The rapid expansion of the test preparation industry has been even more intense.

The push for “free” universal education in Africa often falls short—here’s a better way

The Christensen Institute

But even for most who are desperately poor, education is highly valued as a majority of children—more than 70% —attend primary school and nearly half attend secondary school. million students, many were sent home because the system couldn’t accommodate them all.

Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

iLearn Technology

Credly is an end-to-end credential and badge management system. A distinction was made between standards (expecting a high-quality) and standardization (repetition, everyone being a cog in the system). Don’t replicate the system we have now with ever more high stake credentials.”-@dajbelshaw.

Why one small UK school is big on interactive learning


When the small secondary school opened in 2013, it had a unique opportunity to fill the new building with technology tools that would enhance the learning experience for its 350 students. Along with computers, tablets and interactive whiteboards, the school purchased Nureva™ Span™ visual collaboration systems for 19 of its 24 classrooms. From the moment he saw the Span system, Andrew thought it was a “game-changer” in education. “It Span system customer story

MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

Students who don’t have great support systems at home, now can continue learning independently. It’s always nice when new toys show up in the mail to review. Especially when they promise to help make your program more tailored to the individual, that I really like!

Live and Interactive with Roger Schank on "Our Broken Education System"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

While he was trying to get computers to learn, the school system was trying to get Roger Schank’s children to learn. That same year he founded Socratic Arts, a company that is devoted to making high quality e-learning affordable for both businesses and schools, and Engines for Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to designing and building new curricula for primary and secondary schools.

The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?


Furthermore, the system is not designed as a national emblem of equality, it is that way because that is how all Finns think and live: When we all do well, we all do well!

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries.

Today's CTE Investments Help Boost Students' Success

EdTech Magazine

Even students studying culinary arts need experience using digital point-of-sale systems. There is a renewed focus on CTE amid broader debates about the value of college and the student debt crisis as well as the need for viable post-secondary alternatives. Demand for Post-Secondary Options Drives CTE Investment. Department of Education, supporting instruction for elementary and secondary students as well as adults. Today's CTE Investments Help Boost Students' Success.

Both Humans and Technology Are Noisy: How Do We Move Forward?

Digital Promise

After he retired, he wrote a technical report on issues related to validating efficacy of virtual reality based training systems. The premise of the paper is quite simple and although he was evaluating virtual reality systems that were state of the art in 1994, the same issues exist today. If the immediate necessity is to develop a product or application that is effective, developing insights into the fundamental nature and complexities of human behavior is a secondary concern.

Unthoughtful consumption

Dangerously Irrelevant

We should be more alarmed that we’re not doing more about this issue in our elementary and secondary classrooms. Not yet, not in most school systems. We spent the last 200+ years (at least) pushing consumption models of learning on most of our students.

Update! Pearson Sees Most of NC Users as Satisfied with PowerSchool Huh?

The 21st Century Principal

Yesterday, I posted about the many issues we are struggling with North Carolina’s roll-out of the Pearson’s PowerSchool student data system. Today, there was an article of interest on the News and Observer web site entitled “NC Schools Dealing with Problem-Plagued State Computer System.” During the last decade, North Carolina also spent millions on the old but now defunct NC WISE data system. 21st century leadership data systems Pearson Powerschool