This year at ISTE, I had the opportunity to sit with several great divisions of the Pearson company. Pearson has many amazing programs that are focused on improving learning outcomes for K12 students and this year I was blown away by one of their new programs. Pearson is working with the Google Expeditions program to create virtual field trips for students and I am lucky enough to share that I had a sneak peek at what is coming out in the world of virtual and augmented reality.
Above this paragraph is a complete TeacherCast App Spotlight featuring each of the interviews I did with Pearson. Below this paragraph is the individual episodes and links for you to dive deeper into each division.
I wish to thank the following Pearson representatives for taking time to meet with me this year at ISTE: Sue Ann Towle, Suzanne Wendt, Jarren Pester, Todd Cofer, Dean Schaufele, Lisa Sieker and Joanna Web.
This year at ISTE, I had the privilege of learning about how Pearson is partnering with Google Expeditions to create immersive virtual worlds where students can visit real environments far beyond the borders of their school district or country. I had the opportunity of visiting the London Transport Museum and with the help of their new applications that harness the power of Google Cardboard was completely blown away by what today's technology can bring to the classrooms.
For more information on Google Expeditions
“TELL, Test of English Language Learning (TELL), is a touch-screen delivered language proficiency assessment that can be used to screen, diagnose, and progress monitor English language learners in grades K-12.”
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“aimswebPlusTM is an assessment, data management, and reporting system that provides national and local performance and growth norms for the screening and progress monitoring of math and reading skills for all students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. aimswebPlus uses two types of measures: curriculum-based measures (CBMs)—brief, timed measures of fluency on essential basic skills—and standards-based assessments (SBAs), which are comprehensive measures aligned to current learning standards. By combining these two types of measures, aimswebPlus provides the data that schools need for program planning and evaluation and for tiered assessment (multi-tiered system of supports [MTSS], also known as response to intervention [RTI]). Furthermore, aimswebPlus data provides teachers with the information needed to differentiate instruction and determine who will benefit from intensive intervention.”
For more information about aimswebPlus
“Schoolnet IIS: A comprehensive and unified platform that fully taps the power of data-driven education:”
- Formative Assessment
- Data Management & Reporting
- Instructional Support
- Curriculum Management
- Student & Parent Access
- Student Profiles and Student Workspaces
For more information about Schoolnet
“PEARSON REALIZE™ is our newest learning management system that gives ‘digital natives' the learning experience that they have come to expect. It is the online destination for standards-aligned content, flexible class management tools, and embedded assessments that deliver rich data instantly to teachers. PEARSON REALIZE provides premium content to help teachers enhance their instructional materials and engage students. Teachers can search by keyword or browse by standard to easily curate their student's digital learning experience. PEARSON REALIZE also delivers intuitive reports so teachers can use student mastery data to target classroom teaching and develop curriculum.
Pearson Realize offers:
- Standards-aligned content — select by state standard
- Powerful Search tools — searching by keyword, skill, topic or standard helps teachers quickly find lessons, lesson plans and instructional resources
- Customizable curriculum — teachers can reorder the table of contents, upload files and media, add links and create custom lessons and assessments.
- Flexible class management tools — teachers can create classes, organize students by groups and create assignments targeted to those groups, individual students or the entire class.
- Digestible student progress data — teachers can instantly access student and class data that shows standards mastery on assessments, online activity and overall progress.
Above information can be found at: http://mytrainingconnection.com/products/realize
“Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives.”