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A New Formula for Assessment, Accountability, and Learning

June 8, 2016

Curriculum Embedded Performance Assessment Should Lie at the Center of Teaching, Learning, and Accountability Yesterday we began exploring the white paper, “Re-Balancing Assessment: Placing Formative and Performance Assessment at the Heart of Learning ad Accountability”, published in January 2015 by Stuart Kahl of Measured Progress,  Bryan Goodwin of McREL International, and Peter Hofman. After examining the unimpressive results that decades […]

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Re-Balancing Assessment: Moving Towards More Formative and Performance Based Approaches

June 7, 2016

Part 1 of 2 Suggesting an Improved Approach to Accountability and Testing I recently had an informative discussion with Stuart Kahl, founding principal of Measured Progess. Stuart has been at the forefront of large-scale education assessment for decades. Those who read EmergingEdTech regularly know that we’ve been exploring the importance of assessment as an opportunity to evolve educational […]

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Zeducation! A New Way to Get Kids Excited About Science, Museums, & Learning

May 26, 2016

“We now know that kids today learn differently than we did, and it’s because of a fundamental difference in the their lives compared to ours at their age … “ When I was young it was easy to get excited about science. Neil Armstrong had just become the first person to walk on the moon, we […]

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TeachWithMovies: Fun Free Lesson Plans for All Grades, Many Subjects

May 25, 2016

Site Offers Indexed Lesson Plans Built Around Movies for an Array of Academic Subjects Do you sometimes find yourself thinking about how you can spice up a lesson with some engaging visuals, a pop culture reference, some humor or drama, or something else that gives it that extra “pop!”? Or … have you ever been […]

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Emerging Industries and Implications for Education and Our Students and Children

May 19, 2016

Learning and looking ahead so we can help young people experience less of this. (Image Source) Getting a Leg up on What Tomorrow’s Work Place Holds for our Students, our Children, and Ourselves This week we’ve been exploring the new book, The Industries of the Future, by Alec Ross. On Monday we introduced the book and the author, […]

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Skills Higher Ed Needs to Ramp Up For: BIG DATA and its Big Impact

May 18, 2016

(Image Source) Big Data is Touching our Lives More Than Most Realize, and Every Industry will be Looking for Big Data Analysis Skills This week we’ve been exploring the book THE INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE, published earlier this year by Alec Ross. On Monday we introduced the book and yesterday we explored Robotics. Today we look at Big […]

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Emerging Industries – The Robots Are Here (in all Shapes and Sizes)!

May 17, 2016

(Image Source) Robots, Robots, Everywhere – Beside you, Above you, Even Inside You This week we’re examining the recently published book, The Industries of the Future, by Alec Ross. Imagine if, in the middle of the 20th century, you lived in “coal country” in America and you had access to knowledge that the coal industry was going […]

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A Book of Revelations: Exploring THE INDUSTRIES OF THE FUTURE by Alec Ross

May 16, 2016

(Image Source) If You’re Interested in Where the New Jobs of Tomorrow Will be and How These Changes Will Affect Your Children Over the Coming Decades, You Need to Read This Book.  At the recent Campus Insight Conference, APSCU President and former congressman Steve Gunderson strongly suggested to an assembly of CIOs and other higher […]

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The Power of Electronic Speaking Portfolios in the Language Classroom

May 3, 2016

Learning a new Language can be Quite Challenging. But Assessing Progress Doesn’t Have to be … Let’s face it: we live in a time of evidence-based teaching. Parents, administrators, and students alike now more than ever demand clear learning outcomes and, more importantly, hard evidence that we’re meeting these objectives. Naturally, when it comes to world […]

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80% of Students See Grade Rise With New Note Taking Technology

May 2, 2016

University of Nevada Students Navigate a More Successful Note Taking Strategy The need for more support and time to record and absorb lecture and study information was initially observed in my work with the limited number of students attached to our disability resource center. However, since the introduction of our initiative, there has been an […]

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