Technology & Learning

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 8, March

Adobe Creative Cloud
www.adobe.com * Retail Price: Pricing will differ from one institution to another based on its FTE count. For large-scale deployments in K-12 classrooms and computer labs, Adobe recommends that schools purchase Creative Cloud products under an Adobe...
Bett Panel:measuring What Matters
At the recent BETT show, Tech & Learning decided to take on the topic of "Measuring What Matters: Soft Skills Made Visible" at a Learn Live panel discussion. The panel included T & L U.K. advisor Terry Freedman of www. ictineducation.org, as...
Developing a Long-Term Plan for Common Core Implementation
Challenge: Three years ago, when New York State adopted Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy and Mathematics, the Syracuse (NY) City School District (SCSD) needed to develop a strong, long-term platform for professional...
Digital Passport: Classroom Edition
TECH & LEARNING EDITORS TAKE SOME NEW PRODUCTS FOR A TEST DRIVE www.digitalpassport.org/educator-registration . Retail Price: iPad & Android app: $3.99 Digital Passport for iOS and Android is an expansion of the Web-based game that helps...
Events Round-Ups
The first two months of the year is a busy season for edteeh events. From the TCEA to BETT to FETC, Teeh & Learning was on the scene. Here are some of the best bits. TOP 10 FETC 2014 TAKEAWAYS *Every student has the right to ask, "Why are...
Get on with the Shows
What to way start the year! The Tech & Learning team has been on the road and even "across the pond" these past few weeks, keeping up with what could be called edtech's show season. First up was our own Tech Forum in Long Beach, with an inspirational...
Get on with the Shows
What a way to start the year! The Tech & Learning team lias been on the road and even "across I Ik* pond" these past lew weeks, keeping up with what could be called edtech's show season. First up was our own Tech Forum in Long Beach, with an...
Hotseat Chassis Edustation Flight Simulator
http://hotseatsim.com Retail Price: $3,395 HotSeat's Edustation flight simulator is a realistic and full featured flight simulator that is designed to integrate into all areas of STEM education. 11 is one of several models sold by the company. This...
Increasing Student Achievement with Adaptive Learning Technology
By Annie Galvin Teich The advancement of algorithm technology, which forms the base of adaptive learning technology, can make a profound impact on student achievement. Adaptive learning software has evolved to the point that it is now possible for...
Revamping PD and Teacher Evaluation in Michigan
Challenge: Swartz Creek (Ml) Community Schools (SdCS) understood the potential to improve teaching'and ultimately student outcomes'through effective teacher evaluations that informed professional learning. To ensure such improvement-focused evaluations,...
Storystarter Curriculum Pack
www.legoeducation.us/storystarter * Retail Price: $237.95 (Classroom Pack) Designed for use in second through fifth grades, LEGO Education StoryStarter is a hands- on learning tool that enhances students' reading, writing, speaking, and listening...
Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools
Lenovo (www.lenovo.com) has announeed the Thinkpad 11e series of laptops, designed for education and ruggedized for classroom performance. The devices are available in two from factors-traditional laptop or Lenovo's Yoga multimode from-and with the...
Tech Tools for Assessing the "Soft" Skills
By Cathy Swan Search lor "soft skills" in Google and you'll find 45,800,000 results. The first screen includes business Web sites. Web sites listing job and interview skills, career developer Websites, and an article from National Careers Service...
The Latest News & Stats Affecting the K-12 Edtech Community
* Making 1:1 Work Ellen Ullman checked in with some 1:1 districts to get their insight into what makes these initiatives strong and how they can be sustained. * New Study Says MOOCs Have Few Active Users A new study from the University of...
There's a Badge for That
Digital badges have captured the imagination of many educators, including those frustrated with current assessment techniques and practices. A more thorough explanation and history of -digital badges is available through a report released last August...
There's a Badge for That
represent a movement for understanding how to use alternative assessme111 teehniques. Experimenting with badges is not just for testing, but can also be used to improve instruction, motivate students, and better represent acqui red knowledge, skills,...
Who's Afraid of Big Data? You Shouldn't Be. Used Properly, the Numbers Can Improve Education Immensely
By Dr. Steven Rubenstein First, a confession: I hate big data. There are too many factors influencing results to show anything useful, i often protest. Results of high-stakes test scores don't measure my abilities as a teacher. My students' abilities...
Why We Still Need Libraians
In a recent report. Leading In and Beyond the Library, by digital learning and technology consultants Mary . \nn Wolf and Ruche! Jones, the following suggestions were made for policymakers and boards of education: * Envision the role of school librarians...
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