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More than half of educators agree that classroom technology benefits their teaching abilities but say insufficient support from IT leaders is keeping professors from getting the most out of the tools they have, according to a recent survey from D2L and Censuswide.
The ultimate lesson from this study? Building strong and consistent lines of communication between stakeholders and IT leaders can help to make sure digital transformation initiatives go smoothly and address all needs.
Schoolzilla, the company known for its Mosaic dashboard product, has found a new home with Renaissance Learning, a provider of instructional software and formative assessment tools that is on a buying spree.
To date, Schoolzilla raised a total of $10 million from investors that include Kapor Capital, Reach Capital, NewSchools Venture Fund and Serious Change LP. It’s grown to 30 full-time employees serving 140 school districts across 31 states.
The acquisition marks an expansion in Renaissance’s offerings. In the past, it’s focused on pairing assessments with digital instructional materials. This marks Renaissance’s fourth acquisition in about 17 months.
To help schools make sense of the overwhelming number of educational technology products available, a team of education experts have developed an evidence-based resource that will improve the process of edtech acquisition and implementation, a nonprofit group announced last week.
The EdTech Genome Project, coordinated by the Jefferson Education Exchange, aims to help schools minimize this financial waste and enable educators to support student success with informed edtech purchases by identifying and collecting data on implementation factors like “teacher agency” and “quality of professional development.”
Creativity in the classroom goes hand in hand with exceptional student learning, according to a new Gallup study examining U.S. education. Specifically, K-12 teachers who frequently make assignments that require students to think creatively are much more likely than other teachers to observe higher-order cognitive skills in their students. These skills include:
Laura Truncellito- Laura is the founder and CEO of Language Scholars, LLC, a company which seeks to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance global learning and communication. email@example.com
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