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What do parents think about #edtech?

We were curious about the current perception of parents so we asked them! Parents are our students first teachers and may view schooling through the lens of their own experiences. Find out what they said about the role of technology in supporting learning.

 

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What’s New in EDU Episode 23

What happens when STEM hacks Sharknado and Skype undoes language and distance barriers? How good can teaching and learning become when tools support the needs of all learners to achieve their full potential?

Join me in the latest episode and find out so much more.

 

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Mark

 

The question is no longer ‘Does technology make a difference’, the question is, ‘When does it?’ Here’s a mountain of evidence to explore.

The Class of 2030

This research explored the experiences, expectations and aspirations of young people as it related to education. 4000 students and teachers across 4 countries plus a review of 150 existing pieces of research/ evidence and discussions with thoughtleaders and student focus groups helped inform this.

 

Blog: How Can Technology Empower the Class of 2030?

http://aka.ms/classof2030signup

Class of 2030: Infographic

How Minecraft Supports Social and Emotional Skills

https://education.minecraft.net/wp-content/uploads/SEL_MEE_White_Paper.pdf

Learning Tools (RTI)

Now a key accessibility feature across O365, Learning Tools proves that when you plan for inclusion, everyone benefits. Immersive Reader, the breakout feature for unlocking literacy.

https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2017/10/new-research-learning-tools-improves-reading-comprehension/

·        Full report: http://edudownloads.azureedge.net/msdownloads/Learning_Tools_research_study_BSD.pdf

 

Fresno PERSONALIZED LEARNING INITIATIVE

The question is not DOES TECHNOLOGY MAKE A DIFFERENCE, the question is UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS DOES TECHNOLOGY MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Find the answer th this question and the hard data that backs it up.

https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2017/09/fresno-study-student-outcomes-personalized-learning/

·        Year 1 Full Report: http://edudownloads.azureedge.net/msdownloads/Fresno_PLI_Analytics_Report_Year_1_2017.pdf

·        Year 1B Blog and report

 https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2018/06/fresno-unified-school-district-personalized-learning-initiative/?ocid=Q4FY18_soc_omc_edu_fb_NHS

 SKYPE TEACHING EMPATHY

How do we develop critical social and emotional skills? What is the potential of #edtech to amplify human qualities?

https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2017/11/survey-skype-teaching-empathy-compassion/

 

PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS DRIVE GRAQDUATION RATES: Tacoma Case study video:

What happens when a district commits to raising the bar and closing the gap and levers technology to seek to understand the situation  and the impact of interventions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uV_EWU9Cfs&t=6s 

 

 ONENOTE IMPROVING LEARNING: Bear Creek Georgia

https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2017/06/onenote-class-notebook-improved-learning-bear-creek/

 

TEACHING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS WITH Minecraft EE: Getting Smart study:

 

Are online sandbox games a good platform for developing SEL? The answer is YES

http://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/06/minecraft-social-emotional-learning-k-12-education/

 

 

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WESTERN AUSTRALIA: CEWA coverage:

This whole system, covering an enormous geographic area has committed to building educator capacity through an innovative online learning community and in doing so, is transforming.

 

The Record, April

http://www.therecord.com.au/news/local/microsoft-joins-cewa-in-transformational-education-initiative/

 

CIO, June

https://www.cio.com.au/article/621224/catholic-education-western-australia-apply-data-science-school-life/?fp=16&fpid=1

 

Channel Life, June

https://channellife.com.au/story/catholic-education-wa-and-university-sunshine-coast-make-microsoft-moves/

 

The Educator, November

http://www.educatoronline.com.au/technology/e-learning/overhaul-traditional-education-models–report-243435.aspx

 

Teams blog story, June

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Education-Blog/New-Microsoft-Teams-updates-in-Office-365-for-Education/ba-p/99668

  

Microsoft Education YouTube, October

https://youtu.be/SX7e_v3Z9Dk

https://youtu.be/V7xRUN6nXgg

 

Microsoft Education Australia Media site with CEWA video, photos, stories, and paper, October

https://news.microsoft.com/en-au/features/cloud-based-learning-platform-sows-seeds-students-lifelong-learning-2/

 

Microsoft Enterprise story, October

https://enterprise.microsoft.com/en-au/articles/digital-transformation/cewa-empowers-teachers-students-with-microsoft-cloud-solutions/

 

Microsoft blog story, October

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/education/2017/10/30/education-in-australia-transforming-for-the-2020-economy/

 

Harvard Business Review story, October

https://info.microsoft.com/Harvard-Business-Review-EducationWhitePaper-MGC0001281.html?wt.mc_id=636001_SCL_Facebook_EDU_HBR_FB_Download

 

Educator Online, November

http://www.educatoronline.com.au/technology/e-learning/how-schools-can-help-australia-compete-in-the-digital-economy-243934.aspx

What really makes a difference to student learning? Updated 2018

John Hattie developed a way of synthesizing various influences in different meta-analyses according to their effect size (Cohen’s d). In his ground-breaking study “Visible Learning” he ranked 138 influences that are related to learning outcomes from very positive effects to very negative effects. Hattie found that the average effect size of all the interventions he studied was 0.40. Therefore he decided to judge the success of influences relative to this ‘hinge point’, in order to find an answer to the question “What works best in education?”

Retrieved from https://visible-learning.org/category/visible-learning/

 

 

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Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization

Originally posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Updated Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart Version 3

http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/03/new-personalization-vs-differentiation.html

Personalization v Differentiation v Individualization (PDI) Chart (Version 3) 

The PDI chart was created for a reason: to clarify the differences in these terms. In 2010, the National Ed Tech Plan defined all three of these terms as they are related to instruction. We needed to emphasize the differences: Personalization is learner-centered. The other two, Differentiation and Individualization are teacher-centered. Personalization or Personalized Learning means the learner is driving their learning. When the learner takes responsibility for their learning, teaching and learning changes. The roles of the teacher and learner change. We welcome you to share the PDI chart and use it for action research, professional learning, and to go deeper and clarify the terms so learning is deeper, relevant, and engaging.

Social and Emotional Skills : Fundamental, not ornamental.

Delighted to share with you the resources curate for the recent National Charter Schools Conference June 2018. If you are interested in social-emotional skills and the potential role technology can play in augmenting, extending and enhancing, you may like some of these or have others to offer. You can double-click and leave or reply to this post.

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Mark

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Who will WIN the Enterprise Challenge?

GEC

We know that preparing young people for the future requires more than developing content knowledge. It requires the development of skills and dispositions to navigate an increasingly complex work , social and economic future.

The critical importance of social and emotional skills was highlighted in the recent research collaboration between Microsoft and McKinsey & Company http://aka.ms/classof2030signup and for young people be successful they must have opportunities to work together to solve problems, to innovate, to iterate, to test and challenge, to create and be creative. This is why I’m personally a fierce supporter of activities like the Global Enterprise Challenge.

I’m delighted to 9again) be judging the Global Enterprise Challenge in it’s FOURTH YEAR!

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The Global Enterprise Challenge (GEC) is an annual business enterprise initiative led by the remarkable Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS) in Devon under the stewardship of Mr Jonathon Bishop in the  UK. Each year, students aged between 9 and 15 participate, in teams across more than 20 different countries.

The GEC was developed by BCPS in 2014, when it won a ‘pitch’ competition run by Microsoft within its Showcase School community across the world. It incorporates a wide range of business skills while encompassing many different elements of the school curriculum, putting the childrens learning into a real-life context powered by Microsoft Office 365 technology to allow worldwide collaboration and creativity.

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 This year we had 22 participant schools from all over the world from Israel to India and Jordan to Jamaica plus many other countries in-between! Out of the nearly 200 teams that participated we have managed to connect over 1200 students and teachers across the world.

The esteemed judging panel who are across time zones and continents, collaborate using OneNote to winnow down the shortlist before undertaking SHARK-TANK like Skype interviews.

By the end of July the winners will be announced.

 

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

 

Judge Sparvell (-:

 

For more information on the GEC http://globalenterprisechallenge.education/

For more information on OneNote for teachers http://onenoteforteachers.com/

For more information about Skype in the Classroom https://education.microsoft.com/skype-in-the-classroom/overview

For more information about O365 for education https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/products/office/default.aspx

For more information about Microsoft Education http://www.microsoft.com/education