By Dennis Pierce
A growing number of schools are giving students regular access to their own achievement data, so they can monitor their learning trajectory—and this is having a huge impact on student performance.
By Dennis Pierce
It’s not enough for students to simply memorize material for a test; educators want their students to truly understand what they’re learning. With full understanding, students will be able to better process information and apply it to real-world situations throughout their academic and professional lives.
During Leading, Learning, and the Modern School, Christopher Lehmann—founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, Pa.—shared insights on what we need to do to re-imagine and re-envision the purpose of school. Enjoy the following selection of our 14 favorite quotes from his 2014 keynote address.
During his FETC presentation, Exploring New Literacies for Networked, Self-Directed Learners and Makers, Will Richardson—international expert on the intersection of social online learning networks and education and owner of Connective Learning LLC—explored the shifts in education that have resulted from the advent of the Internet and a practical framework for helping our students become literate, self-directed masters of learning and making in this new, interconnected world.
During FETC, Julie Evans—CEO of Project Tomorrow, one of the national’s leading education nonprofit organizations—presented research findings from Speak Up 2013, a national survey about the use of digital tools and resources in schools, and shared insights gained during the Speak Up National Research Project.
During Thursday’s keynote, GameDesk CEO Lucien Vattel offered his vision of a future of education in which our children are self-actualized—able to “generate their own futures and engage highly effectively in the world.”
During the FETC Eye Opener Keynote, Jamie Casap, Google Inc.’s global education evangelist, challenged educators to “continuously iterate education.” And, while he suggested that technology might be a tool to help with that challenge, he cautioned about giving it too much credit.
Recent changes to the Common Core curriculum have increased the rigor of education in classrooms around the country. As this trend continues, it has become more important than ever to understand what students know and are able to do. This can be achieved with formative assessment practices.
By Dr. Ramiro Zuniga
I am often approached by sales representatives lauding their wares, but rarely do I walk away intrigued. In most cases, I understand the nature of the product and quickly determine its value. In this case, I am speaking of a student response system (SRS). This particular SRS is quite different than most on the market, although it has been around for as many years as its competitors.