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EdTech News Sunday, June 3

Black and white students score far apart on a new test of technology skills

  • The first attempt by the nations report card to measure students ability to think creatively and use technology found wide racial achievement gaps and evidence that schools arent effectively teaching important skills.
  • The National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, has long been the only way to compare student test scores in math and reading across states.
  • In 2014, amid growing calls for testing to go beyond basic academic skills, the group added a new exam to measure students technology and engineering literacy, or their ability to solve real-world problems.
  • The results of that exam came out Tuesday and revealed that 43 percent of students met NAEPs proficiency bar, meaning that they can diagnose simple technological problems and work toward solutions.
  • The scores clearly show that when students have opportunities to engage with technology and engineering, they become fluent in the skills that prepare them for living and working in the modern world.

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Black and white students score far apart on a new test of technology skills

What Does a Future Ready Technology Coach Look Like?

  • The technology coach is ideally positioned to help classroom teachers learn about and implement edtech tools that make it possible for them to meet the unique learning needs of each student.
  • The wise technology coach can help teachers understand that personalization might require some substantive set-up time but will ultimately result in a reduction of the teachers workloadnot to mention in improved student learning.
  • Many students may be embarrassed to announce their lack of access, so the technology coach will need to work closely with teachers in order to be sure that the needs of every student are met.
  • But the awareness of the dangers of excess screen time, especially when combined with what we know about how a variety of learning activities benefits student achievement, means that technology coaches may sometimes need to coach teachers away from edtech, no matter how counterintuitive that seems.
  • The future ready technology leader can guide teachers through this transition and provide the coaching needed to ensure that all students benefit from edtech tools.

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What Does a Future Ready Technology Coach Look Like?

6 Dos and Don’ts for New Teachers Who Need Help Correcting Student Misbehavior

  • There will, however, always be students who will, sooner or later, cause problems that call for you to administer punishment.
  • For example, in the case of a student who misbehaves to get the attention of his peers, if punishment achieves this objective, the student may consider this action to be a success.
  • One common punishment is issuing a verbal reprimand, but many students may not respond well to this, as it may not be authoritative enough to make them reconsider the action.
  • You will need to personalize student punishment to a certain extent.
  • Not all students have the same opinion of privileges and that might make maintaining the fairness in punishment difficult.

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6 Dos and Don’ts for New Teachers Who Need Help Correcting Student Misbehavior