Insights Into Effectiveness of K-12 Online Instructional Resources

Save this PDF as:

Size: px
Start display at page:

Transcription

1 Insights Into Effectiveness of K-12 Online Instructional Resources By Adam Blum, CEO, OpenEd.com OpenEd has the largest K 12 resource library with over a million videos, games, assessments and homework assignments, all aligned to Common Core and other state standards. Virtually every free K 12 resource publisher is represented on OpenEd, from prominent content owners such as Khan Academy and LearnZillion to more focused providers such as Let s Start Smart and Teaching Library. A unique aspect of OpenEd is that it uses formative assessments to drive resource selection. Based on the student s results on the assessment, they are presented with suggested instructional resources (generally videos) to address the identified learning gaps. Many students then take a subsequent assessment on the site to determine if they have achieved mastery. A large number of students use OpenEd this way: more than 200,000 teacher subscribers, representing 10 percent of U.S. classrooms, employ it to teach their students. Because of this usage pattern, the breadth of Open content, and the large amount of users, we have a unique view into the effectiveness of instructional resources, especially videos and games. This paper presents some of the key insights we have noticed in evaluating the effectiveness of those resources. OpenEd obviously uses this data to help highlight the best resources, but we hope this information will help teachers make the best use of educational videos and games whether they use OpenEd or not. Resource Effectiveness So how do we define resource effectiveness? For the purposes of this analysis, a resource is rated by evaluating how students perform on an assessment that is on the same subject or standard category subsequent to that student viewing the resource. If the same assessment is taken again later, it is not used to evaluate that particular resource. For example, imagine a student, Tiana, watches the video Area of a Triangle MathHelp.com Geometry Help aligned to Common Core standard 6.G.1. She then takes the assessment Geometric Area and gets a 90 percent. Malik watches the same video and then takes another assessment on 6.G.1 called Area of Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygons and gets a 70

2 percent. So far the video has an effectiveness rating of 8 0 percent for that standard. Resources get an effectiveness rating for each standard to which they are aligned, derived from all student viewings and subsequent assessments on that standard. Using this methodology, the average resource effectiveness for all resources in the OpenEd catalog was 66 percent. The standard deviation is 11 percent. In this paper we present some concrete insights we have gleaned from looking at the effectiveness of various publishers and of specific resources based on various aspects of the resources. We, of course, use resource effectiveness to search results on OpenEd and to build lesson plans and suggested resources for assessments. We hope that providing these insights to teachers will help them more effectively choose resources, whether they use OpenEd to find those resources or not. Niche Resource Specialists Outperform Generalists The largest resource publishers on OpenEd are Khan Academy, LearnZillion, IXL and esparklearning. Khan Academy and LearnZillion s average effectiveness is right at the overall average of 66 percent. These are edged out only slightly by IXL and esparklearning with effectiveness of 67 percent and 68 percent respectively. By contrast, more focused specialist publishers, such as The Balanced Literacy Diet, Teaching Library and Virtual Montessori, have much higher average effectiveness (with average effectiveness scores of 90, 89 and 88 percent). Publishers that concentrate on a single subject area (such as math or English/language arts ) in a limited grade range (such as elementary or middle school) also have higher engagement as measured by video completions and repeated viewings. Here is a list of the top publishers based on average effectiveness ratings. Table 1 Top Most Effective Publishers Publisher Rating Content Details WordWorldPBS 94 PBS has a long list of highly effective resources and subchannels. Word World is one of the best for younger learners of ELA skills. LetsStartSmart 92 Cartoons and songs work for younger ELA learners. The Balanced Literacy Diet 90 Original approach to undercovered ELA skills with teacher style videos. Teaching Library 89 Cartoon based ELA videos.

3 VirtualMontessori 88 Cartoons and songs for early learner ELA skills. Bozeman Science Brainzy Games by Education.com 86 University of Leeds Science and math videos for mostly middle and high school. Games for math and ELA for all grade levels. Videos for ELA aimed at upper grades. bka65 mrscodispoti Mr Walton Complabteacher Grancie48 turtlediary 85 Cartoon based ELA videos for younger grades. 83 Teacher produced ELA videos for elementary grades. 83 Songs and games for math. 83 Cartoon based math videos for younger students. 82 Videos for ELA and math for very young students. 81 Interactive videos in ELA and math for young students. The full list of average to above average publishers is available upon request, however, we do not list the below average publishers because over time we prune out publishers with below average resource effectiveness. Resource Types: Games Outperform Videos The average instructional game across OpenEd has an effectiveness score of 70 percent. Some of the standout game providers include MathChimp and Utah State University. This is a significant improvement over 66 percent for videos. The message for teachers is to try to include games wherever possible in your instructional resources. Free games outside of elementary and middle school are still rare in the industry. OpenEd already has the vast majority of free instructional games available, and we are working to add more paid game providers in other subjects (such as English and science) and age ranges (particularly high school). Games and videos drastically outperform other resource types, such as printed worksheets and supplementary text. We encourage teachers to bear this in mind when choosing supplementary resources. Effectiveness of Video Types We have divided video types into several categories:

4 Cartoons (an animation, often with accompanying music or songs for younger grades) Flashcards (a specific type of animation, with a pause to allow students to answer questions) Lessons (a slide deck or PowerPoint preso narrated over by a teacher) Teachers (a live teacher being videoed as a talking head or standing by a blackboard) Blackboards (drawing on an electronic slate as popularized by Sal Khan) Specifically, flashcard style cartoons are most effective. After that, lessons as slide decks or Powerpoints with narration have the highest level of effectiveness. Then generic cartoons rank at the average level of effectiveness. There is then a big gap in effectiveness to the teacher standing up or talking head. Finally, the least effective video type is the blackboard. Table 2 summarizes these results. Table 2 Video Type Effectiveness Video Type Average Effectiveness Flashcards 72.1 Lessons 68.6 Cartoons 66.7 Teachers 64.6 Blackboards 63.5 Optimal Duration: Shorter is More Effective Shorter videos outperform longer videos. Fragment videos of less than two minutes work very well with greater than 69 percent effectiveness, though they are relatively rare (less than 20 percent of the OpenEd catalog). Standard videos of two to five minutes work right at the median effectiveness of 66 percent. Such videos are very common approximately 45 percent of the catalog. Anything beyond five minutes is strongly advised against as it results in below average effectiveness by a significant margin. Table 3 Resource Effectiveness by Video Length Length % of Catalog Effectiveness

5 Less than 1 minute 1 to 2 minutes 3.3% 70% 16.6% 69% 2 to % 66% 3 to % 66% 4 to % 66% 5 to 6 7.2% 63% 6 to 7 6.2% 63% 7 to 8 3.4% 63% 8 to 9 3.7% 64% 9 to % 64% 10 or more 9.2% 63% Conclusion Using our teacher base of more than 200,000 teachers who assign videos to students and then have them take related assessments, we have analyzed resource effectiveness according to various attributes. The most important insights include: Focused specialized content publishers provide more effective content than publishers who attempt to cover all subjects and grades. Teachers should look for specialists that provide content that accelerates learning for their students. Games and videos are both powerful instructional supplements. Games are a bit harder to find for some topics but are worth including if you can find them. With video resources, cartoons, flashcard cartoons, and slide deck style lessons outperform both Khan style blackboards and teachers standing at blackboards. Shorter videos are more effective than longer videos. To continue to provide teachers with our unique insights into the effectiveness of various online instructional resources, we will be breaking down this analysis further in later papers based on student age and subject. Adam Blum is the CEO of OpenEd, which provides teachers with access to the best educational resources for their students, with a focus on finding the right resources to teach the Common Core

6 State Standards. To accomplish this important goal, OpenEd built the world s largest catalog of lesson plans, assessments, educational videos and games. OpenEd is committed to keeping the majority of its content available for free to educators around the world. For more information please visit

5 th Grade Online Single Subject Acceleration FAQ Principals and AIG Teachers July 2013

5 th Grade Online Single Subject Acceleration FAQ Principals and AIG Teachers July 2013 What if a student is struggling with the course? The online teacher will communicate with parents and the AIG teacher

The benefits of using presentation software in the classroom include:

NCTE ICT in the Classroom Presentation software - focus on literacy & numeracy (Primary) Ref: 12-11 Introduction The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the benefits of using presentation

The Official SAT Online Course

The Official SAT Online Course An SAT Readiness Solution for Your School www.satonlinecourseschool.com Prepared for Idaho State Department of Education 2014-2015 David Moniz District Director dmoniz@collegeboard.org

Digital Curriculum Instructional Delivery

This resource sponsored by Intel Education A planning resource for personalizing learning Digital Curriculum Instructional Delivery toolkits With game-based learning, online lessons, virtual simulations

Elementary Whiteboard Resources

Elementary Whiteboard Resources Scholastic Science Reports Activities on erosion, animals adaptations, friction and simple machines. http://teacher.scholastic.com/dirtrep/index.htm Class Tools Allows you

INDIVIDUAL MASTERY for: St#: 1153366 Test: CH 9 Acceleration Test on 29/07/2015 Grade: B Score: 85.37 % (35.00 of 41.00)

INDIVIDUAL MASTERY for: St#: 1153366 Grade: B Score: 85.37 % (35.00 of 41.00) INDIVIDUAL MASTERY for: St#: 1346350 Grade: I Score: 21.95 % (9.00 of 41.00) INDIVIDUAL MASTERY for: St#: 1350672 Grade: A

INDIVIDUAL MASTERY for: St#: 1141027 Test: CH 9 Acceleration Test on 09/06/2015 Grade: A Score: 92.68 % (38.00 of 41.00)

INDIVIDUAL MASTERY for: St#: 1141027 Grade: A Score: 92.68 % (38.00 of 41.00) INDIVIDUAL MASTERY for: St#: 1172998 Grade: B Score: 85.37 % (35.00 of 41.00) INDIVIDUAL MASTERY for: St#: 1232138 Grade: B

Anderson, L., & Krathwohl, D. (Eds.). (2001). A taxonomy for learning, teaching, and

References Anderson, L., & Krathwohl, D. (Eds.). (2001). A taxonomy for learning, teaching, and assessing: A revision of Bloom s taxonomy of educational objectives. New York, NY: Longman. Australian Curriculum,

Directions: 1. Hand out student worksheet to class. 2. Follow speaking points for the PowerPoint Presentation.

You Can Be Anything Teacher Guide to PowerPoint Part 1: PowerPoint Lesson Directions: 1. Hand out student worksheet to class. 2. Follow speaking points for the PowerPoint Presentation. Slide 1: 1. Let

2015-2016 Instructional Management Plan

Greenwood Public School District Dr. Montrell Greene, Superintendent Dr. June Leigh, Director of Curriculum 2015-2016 Instructional Management Plan Greenwood Public School District Academic Education Department

Teacher Certification

100% online coursework Self-paced program Approved by the Texas Education Agency/State Board for Educator Certification Low upfront cost Teacher Certification Course Catalog www.etools4education.com Main

Critical Thinking in a Montessori Setting

Critical Thinking in a Montessori Setting An Action Research Report by Michele Scott Critical Thinking in a Montessori Setting By Michele Scott Submitted on May 10, 2010 In fulfillment of final requirements

2015 SDA Teacher Application

2015 SDA Teacher Application Page 2 of 2 0% complete Table of Contents 2015 Summer Dreamers Teacher Application 2015 Summer Dreamers Academy Teacher 2015 Summer Dreamers Application Teacher Application

2.) Where do you primarily work? o School Site o District

1.) What is your current job responsibility? o Librarian o Librarian Media Specialist o Library Assistant o Media Specialist o Teacher Librarian o Instructional Technology Specialist o Other 2.) Where

Welcome to Our World CONNECTED INSTRUCTION DELIVERED DIGITALLY

Welcome to Our World CONNECTED INSTRUCTION Presenters: Dr. Terry Grier, Superintendent, Houston ISD Dr. Grenita Lathan, Superintendent, Peoria Public Schools Shaily Barnawal, CEO, Elevate Learning, LLC

The Premier On-Demand Professional Learning Video Platform for Educators

The Premier On-Demand Professional Learning Video Platform for Educators Watch classroom videos of effective teaching practices with insights from the most respected voices in education. www.ascd.org/pdinfocus

SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT

Dear Sequoia Choice Parent/Guardian: SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT Sequoia Choice- Arizona Distance Learning will be providing Title I supplemental support as a school wide program. The emphasis in school wide

Note: Survey responses are based upon the number of individuals that responded to the specific question. Response Responses Responses

State: IN Results based on 133 survey(s). Note: Survey responses are based upon the number of individuals that responded to the specific question. What is your current job responsibility? (select one)

The GED Academy Online Accelerated Learning Program

The GED Academy Online Accelerated Learning Program The GED Academy Accelerated Learning Program is a computer-based instructional program providing a personal tutor learning experience in core subject

Instructional Technology in the Northbridge Public Schools. Peter Ritter District Instructional Technology Specialist.

Instructional Technology in the Northbridge Public Schools Peter Ritter District Instructional Technology Specialist January 11, 2011 Presentation Topics SMART Boards (Interactive Boards) Moodle Teacher

Mathematics Problems Project project overview and teacher s guide. Introduction. The three stages in the project

Mathematics Problems Project project overview and teacher s guide Introduction The Connecting Classrooms Mathematics Problems project is a three-stage project. Teachers from partner schools discuss and

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Dr. Tim Smith Chemistry, Computer, & Physical Sciences October 2012

Utilizing Lecture Videos on Blackboard The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Dr. Tim Smith Chemistry, Computer, & Physical Sciences October 2012 % DWF (Fail Rate) 45.0 40.0 35.0 35.0 F2F vs. Online Success Rate

Speak Up 2015 School Site Administrator Survey

Speak Up 2015 School Site Administrator Survey 1. What is your primary job assignment this year? Principal, Headmaster, or Executive Director Assistant Principal Guidance, Career, or Admissions Counselor

Student Perceptions On Computer Coding Ashfield Public School Term 3, 2015. The Initiative. The survey

Student Perceptions On Computer Coding Ashfield Public School Term 3, 2015 The Initiative 21 st Century education is about innovation. It is about a being open to new ideas and new educational trends that

School Date Completed 2014/2015 ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT PLAN TEMPLATE 1) List report card areas where your school received D or F grades. 2) What are your target Goals, Strategies and current achievement

Differentiated Instruction & Understanding By Design Lesson Plan Format

Differentiated Instruction & Understanding By Design Lesson Plan Format Title: Data Analysis Subject Matter Emphasis and Level: Math, 5 th grade Author: Jolene (Oftedahl) Thompson School District: Mitchell

Languages MFL) Policy

1 January 2015 Modern Foreign Languages MFL) Policy BALLADEN CPS LINDEN LEA, RAWTENSTALL, ROSSENDALE, LANCASHIRE, BB4 6DX Contents... 0 Rationale for Teaching Languages at KS2... 2 As the UK is becoming

OTTAWA ONLINE ECE-30050 Early Childhood Math Methods

Course Description OTTAWA ONLINE ECE-30050 Early Childhood Math Methods Examines theories of cognitive development framework to understand how young children acquire math skills, concepts and abilities.

Updated 11 22 13 Question and Answers about the Illinois Common Core Standards Information Regarding the Illinois Common Core English Language Arts Standards The Illinois Learning Standards, based on the

California Standards Implementation. Teacher Survey

California Standards Implementation Teacher Survey October 2015 Thank you for taking this survey endorsed by the California State Board of Education and California Department of Education. Its purpose

West Virginia elearning for Educators WVLearns Online Professional and Personalized Learning

West Virginia elearning for Educators WVLearns Online Professional and Personalized Learning Information: http://wvde.state.wv.us/elearning/ Courses: http://wvlearns.k12.wv.us WVDE elearning for Educators-WVLearns

Math 257: Geometry and Probability for Teachers

Math 257: Geometry and Probability for Teachers Course Syllabus for MATH 257.001 & MATH 257.002, Fall 2013 at Boise State University I. COURSE INFORMATION Instructor: Joe Champion, Ph.D. E-mail (preferred

Teacher Guide: STEM Project

Teacher Guide: STEM Project Time: 60 minutes https://www.tynker.com/hour of code/stem Grades: 3 5, 6 8, 9 12 Difficulty: Beginner Students complete a set of three coding puzzles that introduce them to

Proficient 2 (80-89%)

Electronic Evidence # Literacy Infused Curriculum Project: Special Education Project Rubric Evidence Descriptors and Tool Highlighted yellow text below describes how the evidence specifically addresses

isummer : Learning On-The-Go Technology Enrichment Programs

Achieve 3000 Audience: Students Grades 2-12 Contact Information: customer support team. 877.235.2525 from 7:30 am to 10:30pm ET or email support@achieve3000.com AchieveSummer provides students with a program

Using 3D Computer Graphics Multimedia to Motivate Teachers Learning of Geometry and Pedagogy

Using 3D Computer Graphics Multimedia to Motivate Teachers Learning of Geometry and Pedagogy Tracy Goodson-Espy Associate Professor goodsonespyt@appstate.edu Samuel L. Espy Viz Multimedia Boone, NC 28607

DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS August 19, 2013 Carver Elementary-Middle School 18701 Paul Street Detroit, Michigan 48228-3868 Annual Education Report (AER) Cover Letter (2012-2013) Dear Parents and Community Members:

Teacher Resource Guide

Teacher Resource Guide EverFi - Financial Literacy EverFi - Financial Literacy teaches, assesses and certifies students in critical financial concepts through the latest online, interactive curriculum

Students develop aptitude for taking advanced math courses through the Project K-Nect Mobile Learning Initiative in Onslow County School System

Students develop aptitude for taking advanced math courses through the Project K-Nect Mobile Learning Initiative in Onslow County School System Prepared by Project Tomorrow for Digital Millennial Consulting

Using Online Video Lectures to Enhance Engineering Courses

4 Using Online Video Lectures to Enhance Engineering Courses Yacob Astatke, Farzad Moazzami, Craig Scott, Ladeji-Osias yacob.astatke@morgan.edu, kladeji@eng.morgan.edu Morgan State University, Baltimore,Maryland

INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS. Mathematics: Grade 6 Draft for release: May 1, 2014

INDIANA ACADEMIC STANDARDS Mathematics: Grade 6 Draft for release: May 1, 2014 I. Introduction The Indiana Academic Standards for Mathematics are the result of a process designed to identify, evaluate,

DANCE VOCABULARY LEARNING GAMES

Dance Lesson Plan Grades - Materials Dance Glossary Game On! scoring handout Technology TV/DVD player Optional: computer with internet access Vocabulary alignment artistic dance balance call and response

A SUCCESSFUL STAND ALONE BRIDGE COURSE

A SUCCESSFUL STAND ALONE BRIDGE COURSE Joann Segovia* Professor Minnesota State University Moorhead 1104 7th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56563 Phone: (218) 477-4067 E-Mail: segovia@mnstate.edu James Hansen

School Improvement Detailed Plan. Ocee Elementary School 2013-14

School Improvement Detailed Plan Ocee Elementary 2013-14 School Name Ocee Elementary School Principal Deborah Pernice Objective No. 1 Improve student achievement in math % of students in grade 3 scoring

Dr. John D. Barge, State School Superintendent Making Education Work for All of Georgia s Students Cohort Graduation Rate (%) College and Career Ready Performance Index, High School Model Grades 9-12 GRADUATION

Elementary Classes: Ages 10-12

Elementary Classes: Ages 10-12 Math 6/5 Ages 10 12 ; (5 th grade) Saxon Math 6/5, 3 rd edition Math 6/5 covers advanced divisibility concepts; multiplication; integers; prime and composite numbers; powers;

School. Lesson plan. Topic. Aims. Age group. Level. Time. Materials. School, school objects, rules, subjects, rooms and uniforms

School Lesson plan Topic School, school objects, rules, subjects, rooms and uniforms Aims To practise (depending on stages chosen): vocabulary: words connected to school, school objects, rules, subjects,

PREPARING PERSERVICE MATH TEACHERS TO TEACH WITH TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY: KEEPING THEM UP TO DATE

PREPARING PERSERVICE MATH TEACHERS TO TEACH WITH TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY: KEEPING THEM UP TO DATE William Blubaugh University of Northern Colorado 501 20 th Street, Campus Box 122 Greeley, CO 80639-0098 Bill.Blubaugh@unco.edu

GVCS Recommended K-8 Math Programs August 2015

GVCS Recommended K-8 Math Programs August 2015 The following math curriculum recommendations have been carefully chosen by the GVCS Common Core Committee. They are suited for a variety of teaching and

MSGP Associated Course Codes with Descriptions

MSGP Course Codes Current Course Codes 2014-15 Course Codes 2015-16 Math 270201 Sixth Grade Mathematics 270201 Sixth Grade Mathematics 270202 Seventh Grade Mathematics 270202 Seventh Grade Mathematics

Building the Future, One Child at a Time

Natick Public Schools 13 East Central Street Natick, Massachusetts 01760 FAX (508) 647-6506 Peter Sanchioni, Ph.D. Superintendent (508) 647-6500 Building the Future, One Child at a Time Anna P. Nolin Assistant

Master Scheduling for Inclusive Practices Voices Over

Master Scheduling for Inclusive Practices Voices Over Slide # 1 Master Scheduling for Inclusive Practices Introduction 2 Goals for Inclusive Scheduling 3 Needs Assessment 4 Continuum of Services 5 Organizing

PARCC Website/Updates and Resources High Schools that Work/Making Middle Grades Work Reconnect #1 September 24, 2014 Owens Community College

PARCC Website/Updates and Resources High Schools that Work/Making Middle Grades Work Reconnect #1 September 24, 2014 Owens Community College Presenters: Andrea Johnson Director of Curriculum Auglaize County

Master the Common Core State Standards for Math!

Program Overview RTI Grades K 5 Master the Common Core State Standards for Math! Aligned to the ommon Core STATE STANDARDS Built on Common Core Topic Progressions Designed to help K 5 students master the

Assignment Checklist. Before You Begin. Complete: Pre-Course Evaluation Survey. Session 1. Discussion Forum Participation Rubric.

Assignment Checklist Before You Begin Complete: Pre-Course Evaluation Survey Session 1 Getting Started Reflect: Expectations Reflect: Prior Knowledge Discuss: Get to Know Each Other Discussion Forum Participation

Think about the College of Education courses you have taken in your degree program. Tell us which you perceive to be the most valuable and least

Think about the College of Education courses you have taken in your degree program. Tell us which you perceive to be the most valuable and least valuable and why. Open-Ended Response least valuable would

THE FUTURE OF PERSONALIZED LEARNING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. Results from the Speak Up 2012 National Research Project and Project Tomorrow

THE FUTURE OF PERSONALIZED LEARNING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Results from the Speak Up 2012 National Research Project and Project Tomorrow Presenters: Julie Evans CEO, Project Tomorrow Chief Researcher, Speak

National Education Foundation CyberLearning Academy Starting a New Academy September 2009 4926-C Eisenhower Avenue Alexandria, VA 22304 (703) 823-9999 egrewal@cyberlearning.org Who should I call? Who to

HelpNowTM. Online homework help and so much more. brainfuse

brainfuse HelpNowTM Online homework help and so much more Founded in 1999, Brainfuse is America s premier online homework help and tutoring provider, serving thousands of libraries nationwide. Our HelpNow

Abstract Title Page Not included in page count.

Abstract Title Page Not included in page count. Title: The Impact of The Stock Market Game on Financial Literacy and Mathematics Achievement: Results from a National Randomized Controlled Trial. Author(s):

Digital Life 102. objectives. Essential Question: What is the place of digital media in our lives? Learning Overview and Objectives.

Estimated time: 45 minutes Essential Question: What is the place of digital media in our lives? Learning Overview and Objectives Overview: Students test their knowledge of digital media and learn some

Class of 2020: Action Plan for Education

Class of 2020: Action Plan for Education Student Bill of Rights I. Each student has the right to feel safe in and proud of a school. II. Each student deserves an engaging educational experience that provides

Be specific in listing the types of assessment tools, teaching methodologies, classroom management techniques, and technologies you have used.

Special Points for Experienced Teachers to Consider Because you are an experienced teacher, do not feel compelled to relegate your resume to one page. Nonetheless, try not to extend it beyond two pages.

MAKING THE MOST OF PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

CONTENTS Importance of the home-school connection Different types of Parent-Teacher Conferences Things you can do before, during, and after the conference How to ask the right questions Recommended resources

Michelle R. Davis Senior writer, Education Week Digital Directions

Michelle R. Davis Senior writer, Education Week Digital Directions E-Learning in the Age of Choice Expert Presenters: Cleon L. Franklin, director, Office of Instructional Technology, Academic Operations,

CT Adult Virtual High School A Statewide Collaborative. www.ctvhs.org

CT Adult Virtual High School A Statewide Collaborative www.ctvhs.org Kevin Corcoran, Executive Director Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC) CT Adult Virtual High School Program State Sponsored

Technology - Instructional Practices Survey This teacher survey can be used to assist districts with technology professional development planning. Minnesota Teachers This anonymous survey of Minnesota

Creating a Jeopardy Review Game using PowerPoint software.

DKeane MSMC ED 5700 ICP - Lesson Plan Using Technology in the K-8 Science Curriculum Creating a Jeopardy Review Game using PowerPoint software. (Sample Performance objectives and questions are based on

The Stock Market Game Study: Brief Report

The Stock Market Game Study: Brief Report Submitted July 2009 Trisha Hinojosa, Ph.D. Shazia Miller, Ph.D. Andrew Swanlund Kelly Hallberg Megan Brown Brenna O Brien, Ph.D. Copyright 2009 FINRA Investor

K-12 Instructional Resources Mathematics

K-12 Instructional Resources DeKalb County School District Virtual Toolbox (Brainpop, Capstone, Pebblego, Destiny, Gizmo, Reflex Math, STAR, Teaching Books, World Almanac, World Book) http://its.dekalb.k12.ga.us/studentvirtualtoolbox.aspx

Math at Work: Careers Teacher s Guide

Teacher s Guide Grade Level: 9 12 Curriculum Focus: Math Lesson Duration: 2 3 class periods Program Description Math at Work: Careers From architecture and artistry to skateboarding and soccer, take students

Instructional Computing in Secondary Schools

Instructional Computing in Secondary Schools Day/Time: Daily, 4:10 9:00 PM (times flexible, see schedule below) Classroom: BH 218 Instructors: Dr. Brian Beatty Office: Department of Instructional Technologies

That s why we focus so much time and effort on the development of our digital curriculum.

APEX LEARNING Overview Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.

BUILDING DIGITAL LITERACY PURPOSE DEFINING DIGITAL LITERACY USING THIS GUIDE

BUILDING PURPOSE In today s society, it is critical for students to be able to use the vast amount of technology available to them. Computer literacy will provide students with skills they need to succeed

Teaching All Students to High Standards in Mixed-Ability Classrooms

Teaching All Students to High Standards in Mixed-Ability Classrooms Differentiated instruction is not a silver-bullet remedy. However, it enables teachers to address the needs of mixed-ability classrooms

Georgia s New Tests. Language arts assessments will demonstrate: Math assessments will demonstrate: Types of assessments

Parents Guide to New Tests in Georgia In 2010, Georgia adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts and mathematics and incorporated them into the existing Georgia Performance

The Middle School Math Project What s Your Angle? (Measurement) Objective Using inductive reasoning, students will devise procedures for using a protractor to measure the number of degrees in an angle.

NW COLORADO BOCES ALTERNATIVE LICENSURE PROGRAM

NW COLORADO BOCES ALTERNATIVE LICENSURE PROGRAM 1 *For specific online course requirements, please refer to the attached course handout entitled Comprehensive Online Teacher Induction Program and Alternative

Steilacoom High School 2014-2015 SIP Plan Summary

Steilacoom High School 2014-2015 SIP Plan Summary Enrollment 880 Free/Reduced Lunch 22.8% ELL.8% Special Education 9.3% Student Learning Goal 1: Math - SHS will increase their Algebra EOC score during

Connections. Teachers Increasingly Rely on Media and Technology

Teachers Increasingly Rely on Media and Technology GRUNWALD ASSOC ASSOCIATES I AT LLC LLC Connections The eighth annual PBS teacher survey on media and technology use reflects a deepening commitment to

Research and Digital Game- based Play: A Review of Martha Madison

Research and Digital Game- based Play: A Review of Martha Madison White Paper Compiled by Anne Snyder, Ph.D. Second Avenue Learning is a certified women- owned business, specializing in the creation of

SMART BOARD USE FOR NEWBIES

SMART BOARD USE FOR NEWBIES Christina Duguay Christina Harrison Terra Kirsch Denise M. Legghio Our group has decided to focus our attention to the use of technology through the smart board and specifically:

Middle School Interactive Websites

Middle School Interactive Websites Math I Know That http://www.iknowthat.com This web site has interactive activities and games for pre-k-6 th grade. A great place to start is Leon s Math Dojo. It is great

Natural Disaster Recovery and Quadrilaterals I. UNIT OVERVIEW & PURPOSE: In this unit, students will apply their knowledge of quadrilaterals to solve mathematics problems concerning a tornado that struck

MFL Policy 2014. Policy confirmed by the Governing Body of Our Lady Immaculate Roman Catholic Primary School on: Date: 23.9.14

MFL Policy 2014 Policy confirmed by the Governing Body of Our Lady Immaculate Roman Catholic Primary School on: Date: 23.9.14 Signature: (Chair of Governors) To be reviewed on: Rationale for Teaching Languages

Teachers Know Best What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools

Teachers Know Best What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools CONTENTS Summary of key findings 2 About this study 4 What do teachers want and need from digital instructional tools? 9 How can

Common Core Step-by-Step Reviewer s Guide FLORIDA. Pearson Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2. To Common Core Success FLORIDA FLORIDA FLORIDA FLORIDA

To Common Core Success Pearson Algebra Geometry Algebra Common Core 05 Step-by-Step Reviewer s Guide FLORIDA FLORIDA A FLORIDA FLORIDA FLORIDA tions for FLORIDA FLORIDA FLORIDA Equations Expressions, Equations,

If students are to succeed

Preparing to Implement the Citywide Instructional Expectations: Ensuring curricula that are appropriate in all subjects Exploring Expectations for content-area teachers In this session, participants will

Educational Technology Plan for Orion Academy - 000559

Educational Technology Plan for Orion Academy - 000559 School Years: 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 etech Ohio Certified on Feb 12, 2009 Certification Period: July 1, 2009 - Jun 30, 2012 *created using the etech

Alabama Technology Plan: Transform. Providence P-5

Alabama Technology Plan: Transform 2020 Huntsville City Schools Mr. Paul A Bonner, Principal 10 Chalkstone Street Huntsville, AL 35806 Document Generated On August 21, 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive

LANG 557 Capstone Paper . Purpose: Format: Content: introduction view of language

Masters of Science in Curriculum & Instruction Special Education Emphasis Alignment of Summative Assessments to InTASC Standards The Courses in the TESL Emphasis are aligned to MN Board of Teaching Standards

Wappingers Central School District

Wappingers Central School District Response to Intervention Plan (RTI) February 2012 Tier III Tier II Tier I 1 Introduction to WCSD s 3 Tier RTI Model The 3 Tier Response to Intervention (RTI) Model provides

Personalized, fun way to master Math and English

Personalized, fun way to master Math and English Overview Personalized, Fun Way to Master Math & English Engaging online program for Grades 1 8 Students can learn, prac ce, and master the Common Core Curriculum

St. Lucie County Scope & Sequence

St. Lucie County Scope & Sequence Physical Education: Soccer Grades 6, 7, 8 Version 1 June 2007 The Sunshine State (SSS), approved in 1996, provide expectations for student achievement in Florida. The