At first, educators could count the number of edtech programs in their school on one hand—and the number of users wasn’t too much more. Later, schools used spreadsheets and written reports to determine usage, and developers had to wait months, possibly years to get and analyze efficacy data. Now, when usage data is available on a daily basis, developers and educators have a shared interest in that information. During their edWebinar, “Edtech Usage Data: Key to Planning Efficacy Research,” Dr. Denis Newman, Co-founder of Evidentally, Inc., and Kylene Shen, VP of Marketing at Evidentally, Inc., explained why usage data studies are beneficial to edtech companies and schools as well as what types of additional studies can provide relevant insights.
In a 2018 survey, the majority of school districts either have 1:1 as a current goal or have already achieved it. Along with a 1:1 goal, comes the deluge of edtech tools, software, and applications into classrooms. School districts are struggling with the fact that 70% of purchased licenses for edtech programs don’t get used at all within the school year and only 10% of teachers know how often students should use edtech programs to drive learning outcomes. In a recent edWeb.net edWebinar, Jena Draper, Founder and General Manager of CatchOn; Mike Schwab, Education Team at Google; and Suzy Brooks, Instructional Technology Director for Mashpee Public Schools, MA, point out that in order to combat this deluge of technology, it is imperative that school districts address the tech usage data that impacts and drive success in classrooms. While it is believed that the barrier to district leaders and classroom teachers using more data is that they don’t have time to look at it, 33% of districts and teachers say the real challenge is that information is in too many places for them to access.
In this edWebinar, join Suzy Brooks, Mashpee’s Director of Instructional Technology, Michael Schwab from Google’s Education Team, and Jena Draper from CatchOn, for a discussion about the power of data analytics.
In this edWebinar, the panelists will demonstrate the value of assessing your master scheduling data, what insights can be drawn, and how to use these insights to help achieve your district’s strategic priorities.
In this edWebinar, discover how education leaders are using data analytics to make data-informed decisions, identify trends, and develop targeted professional development strategies.
What’s the best way to know what’s going on in schools? The answer, of course, is to visit the school, talk to the staff and students, and observe the learning process. What’s the easier way? Looking at proficiency data. For better or worse, standardized test scores are simple for anyone to access, typically a link or two away on the web. But as Mitch Slater, Co-Founder and CEO of Levered Learning, pointed out in his edWebinar “A Little Data is a Dangerous Thing: What State Test Score Summaries Do and Don’t Say About Student Learning,” looking at data from one set of assessment scores without context is virtually meaningless. While educators should track performance data to help inform their overall view on a district, school, or class, they need to keep in mind basic data analysis principles to ensure that they aren’t getting a false image of their students’ achievement.
How can you prepare your students for a data-rich future? In this edWebinar learn how you can bring data experiences into your classroom.
In this edWebinar, Mitch Slater discusses common pitfalls of data analysis and present best practices for looking at your school’s or district’s scores.
In this edWebinar, presenters Rachel Powell, Manager of Curriculum and Instruction PreK-5; and Sandra Velásquez, District Instructional Technology Coach, and Kelly Urlacher, Senior Curriculum Designer at DreamBox Learning, share strategies to help your district create a path to success for all learners,
In this edWebinar, Dr. Dianne Henderson, a psychometrician experienced in innovative test design, puts the science of assessment into meaningful terms for today’s education leaders.