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Wednesday, July 26 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
Roshan - Data driven: using analytics to inform & personalize instruction

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When we hear the word “data” used in education, we too often jump to thinking about standardized tests and scores. But data is information; it provides rich insight into individual and class needs. Empowered with this information, the teacher can customize and personalize the learning experience for each student.

In this session, teachers will learn how to use analytics provided by tools such as EDpuzzle and Pear Deck to amplify learning and give each student a voice in the classroom. In a 1-to-1 environment, calling on students to individually answer questions is not the only way to engage in discussion and foster rich dialogue. What’s more, each student can respond in a format that is most comfortable for them; while some are naturally more vocal, other students thrive when they have a moment to process and type out their thoughts. Technology allows learners to participate equally and fully; in fact, it requires each student to actively participate and respond to each question, form an opinion, and submit an answer. Additionally, these tools allow for students to contribute in an anonymous format, providing a safe space for them to make mistakes and encouraging authentic responses.

Data provided by these tools not only informs the teacher, it also empowers the student. Participants will see examples of how to use these analytics to help students identify what questions they need to ask and where to focus their studying. This makes them efficient and effective learners and helps them gain confidence in their ability to help themselves, thus encouraging them to take ownership over their performance. Finally, participants will learn how these tools can generate reports to help engage students in a process of reflection and revision.

In this session, participants will learn:
• How can teachers use technology to provide each student in the classroom an equal voice?
• How can teachers create a safe space for each student to honestly respond and make mistakes?
• How can teachers engage each student in the room?
• How can teachers efficiently and effectively target class and individual student needs?
• How can teachers use technology to engage students in the process of reflection and revision?

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Stacey Roshan

Educator | Speaker | Edtech Consultant | Author, Tech With Heart
Stacey Roshan is an educator, keynote speaker, tech innovator, and author of Tech with Heart. She is passionate about leveraging technology to cultivate deeper compassion in the classroom and provide each learner the optimal platform to express their ideas in a format that best fits their style. She aims to empower teachers with ideas and tech tools to create more equitable... Read More →

Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Clarendon Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • BLC Strand Designing Rigorous and Motivating Assignments
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All