Archive for the ‘K-12’ Category

Assessing Elementary Prospective Teachers’ Mathematical Explanations After Engagement in Online Mentoring Modules

Prospective elementary teachers at three universities engaged in online modules called the Virtual Field Experience, created by the Math Forum. The prospective teachers learned about problem solving and mentoring elementary students in composing solutions and explanations to nonroutine challenge problems. Finally, through an asynchronous online environment, the prospective teachers mentored elementary students. The researchers assessed […]

How Should Reading Be Taught in a Digital Era?

With the many enhancements to mobile devices, multimedia websites, e-books, interactive graphics, and social media, there’s no question that the nature of reading has changed during the past decade. Education Week

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Meeting The Every Student Succeeds Act’s Promise: State Policy to Support Personalized Learning This report provides recommendations for state policymakers to support local and statewide efforts to transform student learning in K-12 education through personalized, competency-based learning. Taken as a whole, the recommendations in this report present a comprehensive state policy approach to support student-centered learning. […]

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products

“Procurement.” In education, the mouthful term often evokes fear and frustration. For many schools and districts, it refers to a long, laborious process of finding and selecting technology, curriculum and other resources—oftentimes spending millions of dollars in the process. And not all procurement leads to products that produce results, because it’s difficult for districts to […]

Edmentum Unveils Exciting K-6 Individualized Learning Solution

Edmentum, a leading provider of web-based learning solutions, announces a brand-new K-6 math, reading, and ELA individualized learning program. This release builds upon Edmentum’s mission of being educators’ most trusted partner in creating successful student outcomes everywhere learning occurs. Edmentum  

State Educational Technology Directors Association Announces New Strategic Plan for 2017-2020

For Immediate Release Contact: Tracy S. Weeks, Ph.D. Executive Director SETDA 202-715-6636 x700 tweeks@setda.org SETDA Announces New Strategic Plan for 2017-2020 October 20, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) SETDA, the principal membership association of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders announced today the key initiatives of its new Strategic Plan. The 2017-2020 Plan builds on SETDA’s 15-year record of […]

Download Report: The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning

The bar has moved. Access to high-speed broadband in K-12 education is no longer an afterthought; instead it is fundamental for implementing the student-centered learning models critical in preparing all students for college and careers in the digital age. Schools and districts are moving towards student-centered, personalized learning approaches to increase student success — utilizing […]

Video Captions for Online Courses: Do YouTube’s Auto-generated Captions Meet Deaf Students’ Needs?

Providing captions for videos used in online courses is an area of interest for institutions of higher education. There are legal and ethical ramifications as well as time constraints to consider. Captioning tools are available, but some universities rely on the auto-generated YouTube captions. This study looked at a particular type of video—the weekly informal […]

Stanford scholars untangle the science of learning

Cramming the night before a midterm exam may help you get an A on the test, but it isn’t the best way to actually learn the material for the long haul. Highlighting in a book won’t help you remember important passages. Giving one example when trying to explain something is never as good as giving […]

Developing Guidelines for Evaluating the Adaptation of Accessible Web-Based Learning Materials

E-learning is a rapidly developing form of education. One of the key characteristics of e-learning is flexibility, which enables easier access to knowledge for everyone. Information and communications technology (ICT), which is e-learning’s main component, enables alternative means of accessing the web-based learning materials that comprise the content of e-learning. However, these materials can help […]