“Adobe Spark empowers anyone – including small businesses, social marketers and students – to create stunning visual content that engages audiences across multiple channels and looks great on any device.”
From Edutopia – Fortunately, there are plenty of resources on the web with useful information for all stakeholders — parents, students, educators, and administrators — to help support a successful transition to the next major stepping stone. Here are a few for each milestone in the K-12 pipeline and beyond.
does the test validly measure the much vaunted touchstone criteria of “College and Career Ready?”
This means the PARCC tests predicted 16 percent of first-year college GPA.
With just as much accuracy, they could have said “the PARCC test cannot explain between 82-95 percent of college GPA. Thus, it cannot validly predict college readiness.”
Nonetheless, Mr. Mathis is also correct that the correlations are low enough that many students (and parents, and colleges) would overestimate or underestimate their true college readiness—if they relied only on the test score to make the judgment.
From Phil Hill – I’m seeing a lot of chatter online about the recently-released Blackboard report and this slide in particular: Foundational Insights When students take a class online, they make a tacit agreement to a poorer experience which undermines…
From Mashable – Still, education has always been a big focus for Apple and its clear that is only going to continue. Many of the big iOS 9.3 features for the iPad were aimed strictly at education. With iPad sales continuing to stagnate, focusing on education makes a lot of sense. After all, it’s clear the kids love using them in the classroom.
“Google Keep is like virtual sticky notes, but it’s so much more. Create notes in your Google Keep with a headline and body text. Add check boxes to make an instant checklist — perfect for a grocery list or a “grading to do” list.”
I feel blessed to be an educator. I have had the good fortune of working as an English teacher, an Assistant Principal, a Principal and an Assistant Superintendent. I currently serve as the Assistant Superintendent of Burlington Public Schools (MA).
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