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EDUKWEST Sunday Review

Sunday Review for the Week of May 5th 2014

In this week’s Sunday Review we learn that less than 1 in 5 public school teachers in the US are non-white. Also, walking boosts creativity. Why Chile’s education system gets overhauled. MOOC’s disruption is just beginning. Overconfident men win against competent women. Google’s LMS and more.

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Celebrus Technologies

Cengage Learning and Celebrus Technologies partner to Analyze Student Data

Cengage Learning announced a partnership with Celebrus Technologies which aims to capture and analyze behavioral data of students and teachers to better understand how educational content is used in the classroom.

Celebrus Technologies’ big data software will be implemented in CengageNOW, Aplia and MindTap. The software will track log-in time, most visited pages and length of time spent on a page and the data is going to be used in research and development for existing and future digital products.

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student data

Data, Data Everywhere But Not a Drop to Drink

On April 21, 2014, Mary Jo Madda (@mjmadda) wrote in EdSurge:

“In less than two years, inBloom went from being a sort of Holy Grail for student data services to a sacrificial lamb that has brought data and privacy discussions to the forefront.”

This article, plus a host of others over the last week, examined the pros and cons of Big Business collecting a pool of student data. They asked: Is this river of data good for society? Does this sea of data invade a student’s privacy? And, most importantly, where do we draw the line — at which point do we say that the ocean of data-ostensibly required to steer our education policy, is simply not worth the potential harm to individual students? While these are valid and important issues in this debate, I found myself wondering if our national conversation was ignoring another crucial question: Is even a drop of this data being used to benefit any actual students?

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Excelegrade

edugogo Episode #4 with Jason Brein of Excelegrade

Excelegrade

Excelegrade is a project Nikea Davis, Lauren Miller and Jason Brein who I interviewed for this episode of edugogo. The team wants to provide teachers and principals with a tool that tracks student performance on a question by question basis. Excelegrade also compares the overall performance of the class or school with others in the US, enabling teachers and principals to check where their school stands in the national ranking.

Excelegrade enables teachers create tests in under two minutes. This way they can immediately verify if students understood the topic at that very moment.

The software is cloud based and device agnostic which means it works on iOS devices, Android, and any modern browser. Besides that Excelegrade also supports classic print out tests. This is crucial for schools that take part in the BYOD movement and also helps to bridge the digital divide in classrooms where some students might not have access to technology like smart phones, tablets or laptops.

Excelegrade also features a pre-populated database of common core aligned test questions which teachers can use to create their tests. This is a great help in the transition period to the national common core standard teachers are facing from this school year on.

The software is already working and being tested by teachers. You can watch a product demo here. For more information, visit excelegrade.com and fill out the survey to get access to a free trial of Excelegrade. And of course check out the Indiegogo campaign where you can get heavily discounted subscriptions for individual teachers up to entire grades.

C12 Audio Podcast

C12 Episode 8 K12 News (Audio)

C12 Audio Podcast

C12 Episode #8

K12 News

  • recorded: May 11th 2012
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udemy This Interview is sponsored by udemy – Udemy enables anyone to take and build courses online. Their goal is to disrupt and democratize education by enabling anyone to learn from the world’s experts. Visit udemy.com and follow them on Twitter @udemy.

Links

  • Google Launches New Search Education Site with Lesson Plans
    Source: MindShift
  • NearPod
  • Classifying K-12 blended learning
    Source: InnoSight
  • CODiE Awards 2012 Education Technology
    Source: siia.net
  • Districts Draw the Line on School Meal Debt
    Source: Education Week
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C12 #8 K12 News

C12 Episode 8 K12 News

C12 #8 K12 NewsIn this edition of K12 News Chris talks about Google’s search curriculum, the CODiE Awards for Education, NearPod, InnoSight whitepaper and school meal debt.

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udemy This Interview is sponsored by udemy – Udemy enables anyone to take and build courses online. Their goal is to disrupt and democratize education by enabling anyone to learn from the world’s experts. Visit udemy.com and follow them on Twitter @udemy.

Links

  • Google Launches New Search Education Site with Lesson Plans
    Source: MindShift
  • NearPod
  • Classifying K-12 blended learning
    Source: InnoSight
  • CODiE Awards 2012 Education Technology
    Source: siia.net
  • Districts Draw the Line on School Meal Debt
    Source: Education Week

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