How technology helps with feedback

Posted by Beth Still on Jan 25, 2018 7:19:19 AM

This is part two in a two part series on leveraging technology to provide meaningful feedback to digital learners. You can read part one, “What feedback is and isn’t” here.

Feedback is a critical component of the learning process and it has the greatest impact when delivered in a timely manner. It used to take days, and sometimes longer, for students to receive feedback from their teachers. Once that much time elapses, feedback becomes meaningless.

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Topics: Hapara Highlights, formative feedback, feedback, G Suite, hapara dashboard

What feedback is and isn't

Posted by Beth Still on Jan 23, 2018 1:17:39 PM

When you examine John Hattie’s research on factors that have the largest impact on student achievement, you see that feedback is in the top ten. This is not a surprise to educators. We know how important feedback is to help guide student learning, but why does feedback seem to be incredibly impactful sometimes, but make no significant difference other times?

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Topics: Hapara Highlights, formative feedback, feedback, hapara dashboard

Tips and tricks for providing formative feedback in your digital classroom

Posted by Randy Fairfield on Jan 8, 2018 1:04:38 PM

Providing quick and meaningful feedback is one of the most important strategies teachers can leverage to propel student learning. One of the most powerful examples of the role that constructive criticism can play as a feedback tool in improving student outcomes can be seen here in “Austin’s Butterfly.”

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Topics: Hapara Highlights, hapara workspace, formative feedback, feedback, G Suite, Google Docs, hapara dashboard

The results: Hapara's holiday Workspace contest!

Posted by Erin Harding on Dec 20, 2017 9:26:12 AM

"The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing others’ loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” ” – W.C. Jones.

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Topics: Workspace, hapara workspace, high school, lesson planning, social studies

Learning through the holidays: Hapara Workspace holiday contest

Posted by Erin Harding on Nov 28, 2017 1:12:01 PM

December is almost upon us, and with it comes a slew of holidays and distractions. But fear not! The holiday frenzy doesn’t mean you have to lose out on valuable learning time. Holiday themed lessons are a great way to channel learners’ excitement and energy while still working on building key skills.

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How to create interactive AVID e-binders using Hapara and G Suite

Posted by Randy Fairfield on Nov 22, 2017 6:43:06 AM

This post originally appeared on Randy Fairfield's blog, Mr EdTech. You can read the original post here.

If you’re an AVID school that’s gone or is going 1:1 and is using Hapara and Google Apps for Education, check out this brief tutorial I created on how you could create eBinders at your school! Having eBinders either replace or supplement traditional binders can be a great way to teach students the digital organizational skills they will need to be successful in a 21st-century economy.

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Topics: Google Apps for Education, Hapara,, G Suite, AVID

Helping elementary learners build digital skills with G Suite and Hapara

Posted by Julien Daher on Oct 30, 2017 10:18:17 AM

We’re in a changing world. Kids are privy to technology as soon as their fine motor skills are well enough developed to “tap” an app on a tablet or iPad. As educators, it is our duty to leverage digital in a manner that supports student success and confidence.

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Topics: Digital Adoption, Elementary Education,, Google,, G Suite, Elementary

Resources for National Day on Writing

Posted by Erin Harding on Oct 18, 2017 8:13:19 AM

Writing is one of those amazing things that when a student asks, “Why do we have to learn this?” it’s easy to point out a dozen things they do on a daily or weekly basis that involve writing, plus a few dozen future life and career skills they’ll need that require some kind of writing as well. And yet, writing doesn’t always get the attention it deserves in school. That’s why, every year on October 20th, the National Council of Teachers of English celebrates the National Day on Writing by bringing people across the country together to share #WhyIWrite.

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Topics: Teacher Resources, Workspace, hapara workspace, writing, national day on writing

Teaching Digital Citizenship Year Round

Posted by Erin Harding on Oct 10, 2017 7:00:23 AM

Digital Citizenship Week is quickly approaching and we’ve been thinking a lot about what exactly digital citizenship is, and the many pieces of our lives it encompasses. As we unpacked the question, “What does it mean to be a good digital citizen?” this week, we realized that helping students answer this question involves figuring out the answers to a lot of smaller questions first:

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Topics: Blended Learning, digital literacy, Digital Adoption

Stop policing: How to positively engage with learners working online

Posted by Erin Harding on Oct 2, 2017 9:53:10 AM
When learners work online it can be scary for educators. Even with firewalls and filters in place, we all know that within a few minutes of opening their devices, students can find themselves on websites where they shouldn’t be - either because it’s dangerous, or just off task.
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Topics: Hapara Highlights, digital literacy, formative feedback, feedback

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