Using Data to Measure Digital Literacy

Posted by Erin Harding on Nov 21, 2016 11:11:46 AM

Digital literacy is not a new term. It’s not a buzzword that will fade away in a few years, it is a critical part of teaching learners the skills they need to be successful. Most of us interact with a computer of some sort on a daily basis. From the smartphone in your pocket to the desktop at work, computers are everywhere, and everyone needs to know how to use them to find, evaluate, understand and share information in a variety of formats and from an array of sources.

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Topics: GAFE, Hapara Analytics, digital literacy, data

Measuring Impact: The Transition to Digital Learning

Posted by Erin Harding on Oct 18, 2016 1:53:56 PM

Districts around the country are making the transition to digital learning in order to better prepare their learners to be active participants in a digital-first world. When schools make the switch effectively, technology can be a cognitive tool that provides learners with differentiated learning experiences and teachers with the ability to adapt instruction based on feedback, all leading to greater, measurable achievement (Weston & Bain, 2010).  

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Topics: Edtech, Education, Google Apps, GAFE, Hapara Analytics

Who are the Hapara Certified Educators?

Posted by Allison Winston on Jun 20, 2016 2:25:25 PM

One year ago, the Hapara Certified Educator program began as a humble attempt to unify a small group of like-minded educators and make it easier to share best Hapara practices.

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Topics: Edtech, GAFE, PD, tosa

Congrats, Hapara Certified Educator Graduates!

Posted by Allison Winston on May 23, 2016 2:09:44 PM
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Topics: GAFE, tosa, microcredential, badging

District Offers Secure Exams with Hapara and GAFE

Posted by jack.west on May 20, 2016 11:59:34 AM

Offering a secure examination experience for teachers and students in the cloud can be a daunting task. There is a reason that standardized exams are so simplistic in nature. It is a lot easier to standardize procedures if every student takes the same exam at the same time and the scores can be tabulated by a machine that counts black and white circles.

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Topics: GAFE, Edtech Update, Hapara Highlights, hapara workspace, standardized testing

Learn by Doing, Not By Power-Pointing

Posted by Allison Winston on Mar 30, 2016 3:02:32 PM

Are the days of point-and-click Professional Development over?

On Monday, the Hapara Workspace team released an exciting new feature that allows teachers to add other teachers, staff, and admins as learners to Workspace. Now, professional developers and instructional coaches can use Hapara to accelerate the learning of staff and teachers in professional development contexts. It also gives educators new collaborative options for PLCs and PLNs.

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Topics: Edtech, GAFE, PD, tosa, Professional Development

Hapara Certified Educator Spotlight: Aida Awad, Park Ridge, Illinois, USA

Posted by Allison Winston on Mar 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

 The Hapara Certified Educator (HCE) program is designed to help edtech integrators, professional developers, instructional coaches, and teacher-innovators adopt best practices in leveraging Hapara Instructional Management.  

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Topics: Edtech, GAFE, Hapara Certified Educator, tosa

Hapara Certified Educator Spotlight: Anthony Speranza, Melbourne, Australia

Posted by Allison Winston on Mar 9, 2016 5:04:53 PM

 The Hapara Certified Educator (HCE) program is designed to help edtech integrators, professional developers, instructional coaches, and teacher-innovators adopt best practices in leveraging Hapara Instructional Management.  

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Topics: Edtech, GAFE, Hapara Certified Educator, tosa

Hapara Certified Educator Spotlight: Nadjib Aktouf, Caracas, Venezuela

Posted by Allison Winston on Mar 4, 2016 4:29:21 PM

 The Hapara Certified Educator (HCE) program is designed to help edtech integrators, professional developers, instructional coaches, and teacher-innovators adopt best practices in leveraging Hapara Instructional Management.  

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Topics: Edtech, GAFE, Hapara Certified Educator, tosa

Crossing the Chasm of GAFE Adoption

Posted by Allison Winston on Feb 22, 2016 12:52:17 PM

In their first and second year using Google Apps for Education (GAFE), many organizations evaluate the success of their implementation based on teacher adoption rather than the impact that adoption is having on teaching and learning.  

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Topics: Chromebook, GAFE, chromebook management, Edtech Update, monitoring, Chasm, Adoption

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