Profiles

Beyond the Red Pen: Meet Cynthia, High School Chemistry

  Meet Cynthia, a high school chemistry teacher for Los Angeles. Her favorite teaching accessory is Google Drive (have you ever accidentally saved something?), she stays healthy and hydrated with Korean pears, and how Standards Based Grading elevated her classroom. What is your current location? Los Angeles, California What subject and grade (s) do you…

Beyond the Red Pen: Meet Yousuf, Middle School Math

Meet Yousuf, a 7th and 8th grade Algebra teacher from Las Vegas, NV. He heavily uses digital assessments to measure student growth from both formative and summative assessments, and also loves student lunches. Read on to learn more about how he’s built relationships that create classroom motivation. What is your current location? Von Tobel Middle…

Revere Superintendent Dr. Dakin on the Four Rs, Edtech, and Engagement

Revere High School is in an urban high school in Massachusetts with nearly 77% of students at a low income status. In addition, English is not the first language for more than 50% of its students and 14% of students are English Language Learners. I sat down to speak with Dr. Paul Dakin, Revere’s superintendent…

How Adaptive Learning Can Improve Your Classroom

What is adaptive learning? Adaptive learning refers to instruction that is based on a student’s progress. It is educational technology that adjusts the type and difficulty of instructional material to make it specific to a student’s performance level. For example, a reading program may give different tracks for students based on each individual’s lexile level.…

Data Quality Campaign: Better Data for Better Classrooms

With technology becoming an integral part of our classrooms, teachers are handling more and more information on our students. Luckily, there are data proponents out there who make it their livelihood to ensure that the data is accurate, useful, and available for the community. One of the biggest national proponents is Data Quality Campaign, a…

Leadership in Educational Technologies and Data with Vinny Cho

Professor Vinny Cho studies leadership practices and technologies that support data use in education. As an assistant professor at Boston College, his aim is to help educators make the most out of their information on students. Since Gradeable’s aim is to make information on student learning more accessible and useful for educators, I interviewed Dr.…