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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

Movement and learning combine to spark student success

  • March 27, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Teachers never have enough hours in the day. So when we find learning tools that engage students and also serve multiple purposes, it’s a huge bonus. That’s just what I discovered when I began using an interactive video series that gets students up and moving while they’re learning core content. The link between movement and … Continue reading Movement and learning combine to spark student success

How to use an LMS for teaching and professional learning

  • March 26, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Picture this: You roll out a new learning management system (LMS) for students, but all of your professional learning is either hosted on a different platform or conducted in person with notes shared via email afterward. Sound familiar? It’s more common than you think, but separating the educator professional learning (PL) experience from the student … Continue reading How to use an LMS for teaching and professional learning

How to be a successful virtual teacher

  • March 26, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

With 87,000+ schools closing, the idea of school districts moving to a digital platform has become a reality. As a teacher, you’re probably feeling information overload. Not only has your normal day to day routine of teaching completely changed, the sheer amount of tools and information to go through can be staggering. As a virtual … Continue reading How to be a successful virtual teacher

5 ways a centralized LMS can support UDL

  • March 25, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Applicable to every student in every classroom, the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles of offering multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement help teachers leverage every child’s strengths while supporting a very personalized learning path based on student choice. When your LMS supports UDL, students reap the benefits. Unlike pedagogies that attempt … Continue reading 5 ways a centralized LMS can support UDL

Keyboarding as assistive technology for blind students

  • March 25, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Generally, when we think of edtech and students with disabilities, we think of assistive technology that helps individuals overcome challenges and provides access to areas of learning and independence. However, technology is not always designed with people of all abilities in mind, and even something as fundamental as learning to type can become a barrier … Continue reading Keyboarding as assistive technology for blind students

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

5 on-ramps to building students’ social capital

  • March 24, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Across classrooms and campuses, teaching and learning may be the core activity observable to the naked eye. But underneath the surface, a different, exceedingly valuable activity is also afoot: connecting. Given the myriad ways in which networks shape access to opportunity, the connections students forge in the course of learning experiences are assets we should … Continue reading 5 on-ramps to building students’ social capital

Boosting student achievement with teacher STEM training

  • March 23, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Carroll County Schools’ (CCS) mission is to develop globally competitive college and career graduates. In our rural school system, which is located 50 miles west of Atlanta, more than 60 percent of students are economically disadvantaged. We know that students in our community will have to compete with others who have very different experiences and … Continue reading Boosting student achievement with teacher STEM training

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

7 strategies to help you navigate a district tech upgrade

  • March 18, 2020
  • The Ednology Team

Several school district officials have told us they want to embrace our philosophy of empowering students and teachers through technology innovation, but lack the right infrastructure to support this vision. After our district completed a three-year, district-wide technology refresh cycle, we wanted to share our top takeaways to help our peers get more educational benefits … Continue reading 7 strategies to help you navigate a district tech upgrade

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