This Week in Education
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What's Happening in Education this Week:
Today’s education market demands technology that is easy-to-use, intuitive, adapts to an individual’s learning style and creates actionable insights from the data collected.
Adaptive learning and actionable insights from data, we feel, are what is currently missing in education solutions today. There isn’t anyone in K-12 education working to solve those two problems.
Thrivist exists to solve those two problems.Continue reading
A while back we came across a great webinar put out by the good people at iNACOL about the link between ESSA and personalized learning. Obviously we were keen to check out how the new education law would support the increased personalization of learning.
Here’s what we found out:Continue reading
Perhaps there will not be a more obvious outcome of ESSA than how states deal with their classroom teachers.
In the past the federal government was able to dictate the terms of teacher evaluations on a national scale. Many teachers feel that his is a good thing (we agree, by the way) because states will obviously be more in tune with what is happening in local districts and communities and will take those into account when evaluating their teachers.Continue reading
(Spoiler: UDL essentially means providing content that is accessible and conducive to multiple learning styles and that reduces barriers for all students, including students with disabilities.)Continue reading
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