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Student assessment trends: A brief history and a bright future

  • March 27, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Assessment is a valuable complement to instruction. It tells us who has learned and who hasn’t so educators can determine what’s most likely to help a student grow and succeed in the future. With nearly half a century invested in psychometric research—the study of educational and psychological measurement—I think it’s important to look back at … Continue reading Student assessment trends: A brief history and a bright future

4 reasons better edtech management empowered our district

  • March 24, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Billings Public Schools is the largest school district in Montana, supporting more than 16,800 students across 33 schools. With the support of technology levies, we have invested $1 million into new technology for both the high school and elementary levels. Over time, Billings Public Schools accumulated a complex assortment of devices, including 16,000 Chromebooks, 7,000 … Continue reading 4 reasons better edtech management empowered our district

COVID-19 pushes learning online

  • March 23, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

The inevitable spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, to the United States has prompted state leaders to close schools, leaving at least half of all U.S. students in K-12 schools on a forced break for two weeks–or longer, as many states and cities have extended closures. The Centers for Disease Control has issued guidance … Continue reading COVID-19 pushes learning online

10 things to help students during the COVID-19 outbreak

  • March 20, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Parents worldwide have unexpectedly become educators as, one after another, state leaders announced school closures in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Daily schedules are circulating on social media and people are sharing free resources, ranging from purely academic to fun and reassuring, in a decidedly uncertain time. Many experts urge teachers not … Continue reading 10 things to help students during the COVID-19 outbreak

How school leaders make real and lasting change

  • March 20, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

As a new principal at Dunwoody Springs Elementary School in Fulton County Schools, GA, Ivy Goggins faced pockets of success in the building, a climate of teachers working in silos, and the lack of true collaboration. These are common challenges for many instructional leaders, teachers, and coaches, and Goggins sought to find a way to … Continue reading How school leaders make real and lasting change

How we created the classroom of the future

  • March 19, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

In 2014, we were looking for ways to modernize aging classrooms in the Tahoe Truckee (CA) Unified School District to enhance the overall educational experience. Both our student-facing facilities and our infrastructure were quite outdated. With some facilities dating back to the late 1920s, it had become difficult to provide a modern education for our … Continue reading How we created the classroom of the future

How our district supports wi-fi innovation

  • March 19, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Demographics: Nazareth Area School District is an eastern Pennsylvania school district with more than 4,800 students across six schools. Biggest challenge: Facing increasing demands to provide exceptional experiences for both students and teachers, our legacy network was simply not able to keep pace. We needed new network technology capable of supporting the digital curriculum within … Continue reading How our district supports wi-fi innovation

Free tool to better communicate with parents

  • March 18, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

The Smore Template Center is comprised of pre-made newsletters that aim to address the variety of communication needs that you might be experiencing. They have templates for remote teaching, parent communication, and updates to stakeholders in your community. It is designed to save time and help you get your message out with customizable templates to … Continue reading Free tool to better communicate with parents

AI helps students find financial aid for college

  • March 17, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Thousands of high school students in Washington will have a new ally in the financial aid application process, thanks to the rollout of an AI chatbot named “Otter.” Launched by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), Otter uses conversational AI, familiar to students from popular consumer websites, to provide proactive, personalized guidance to students as … Continue reading AI helps students find financial aid for college

7 steps to securing teacher buy-in for new tech

  • March 17, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Parent engagement is a driving factor behind any child’s success in school—but a recent nationwide survey of more than 1,000 teachers found that parents are often disengaged in their child’s learning journey. To harness edtech tools that can help school-home communication, it’s essential to first secure teacher buy-in. More than half of the teachers surveyed … Continue reading 7 steps to securing teacher buy-in for new tech

A teacher’s 7 tips for remote learning during the coronavirus

  • March 16, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Imagine yourself sitting on a beautiful beach in the Philippines, enjoying a relaxing week off from school when your phone buzzes with messages. Your flight back to China has been cancelled. Your school is closed. You need to be ready to support teachers thousands of miles away who must start “home-based learning” on Monday. That’s … Continue reading A teacher’s 7 tips for remote learning during the coronavirus

What if every child came to kindergarten ready to learn on Day 1?

  • March 13, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

I recently had the opportunity to give a presentation at the School Superintendents Association’s (AASA) National Conference on Education about ensuring every student begins kindergarten ready to learn as part of the AASA’s Early Learning Cohort. It’s a topic that hits, quite literally, close to home for me. My district, Wichita Falls ISD, is almost … Continue reading What if every child came to kindergarten ready to learn on Day 1?

4 common barriers to accessible content for all students

  • March 12, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

This summer, many faculty will work on developing or revising curricular content for their courses. One of the keys in developing new digital materials is verifying that those materials offer accessible content for all students. Today, most learning management systems (LMS) and software programs offer some level of accessibility compliance checking. However, they are not … Continue reading 4 common barriers to accessible content for all students

How schools can cope during a pandemic

  • March 11, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

By now, we are all familiar with the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, and have suddenly learned more about epidemiological terms like vectors, latency periods, and mortality rates than we ever thought we would. And if we adults are getting worried about a pandemic, it’s a safe bet that our kids are getting worried, too. At … Continue reading How schools can cope during a pandemic

The state of student safety

  • March 11, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

District administrators are under immense pressure from parents to keep their children safe and are investing money in school safety initiatives. Communities have shifted from the belief that “it can’t happen here,” to doing everything they can to prevent it from happening. Twenty years ago, the concerns about student safety were about preventing classroom misbehavior, … Continue reading The state of student safety

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