#MustRead Shares (weekly)

  • Eventually, Ventilla envisions AltSchool technology facilitating an exponential increase in the amount of information collected on students in school, all in service of expanding the hands-on, project-based model of learning in place at the six private school campuses the company currently operates in Silicon Valley and New York City.

    tags: data analytics bigdata assessment #MustRead #mvifishares school model school3.0

    • data scientists would then search the waters for patterns in each student’s engagement level, moods, use of classroom resources, social habits, language and vocabulary use, attention span, academic performance, and more.
    • would be fed to teachers, parents, and students via AltSchool’s digital learning platform and mobile app, which are currently being tested
    • AltSchool’s 50-plus engineers, data scientists, and developers are designing tools that could be available to other schools by the 2018-19 school year.
    • AltSchool is almost certain to provoke a backlash from parents and privacy advocates who see in its plans the potential for an Orwellian surveillance nightmare, as well as potentially unethical experimentation on children.
    • The term “big data” is generally used to describe data sets so large they must be analyzed by computers. Usually, the purpose is to find patterns and connections relating to human behavior and how complex systems function.
    • Analytics generally refers to the process of collecting such data, conducting those analyses, generating corresponding insights, and using that new information to make (what proponents hope will be) smarter decisions.
    • replacing the top-down, slow-moving bureaucratic structures that currently shape public education with a “networked model” in which students, teachers, and schools are connected directly by information and thus capable of learning and adapting more quickly.
    • ‘Montessori 2.0’: a kind of supercharged version of the progressive, project-based learning often found in elite private schools and privileged enclaves within traditional school systems.
  • HT @MeghanCureton
    I’ve been amazed at the attention my latest blog post has been receiving and I’d love if you guys checked it out!! https://t.co/zhQ4SXkXfH

    tags: grades learning #MustRead School Change #mvifishares eportfolio

    • If I had to put a date on when points became my main priority, I would say it was my first day of high school.
    • You could be wondering “Why doesn’t she want to focus on simply learning?” My answer is very easy. No one has time for that. Just as my day is split into 7 periods, so is my time after school. There is only so much I can do and only so much that I can handle.
    • If I learn now, I’m denied a bright future of learning later.
    • When I hear the frustration of my teachers about the desperation students have for points, I feel two things: guilt and a longing to be able to say that I don’t live on points and I fully submerge myself in my subjects. But that possibility seems untouchable, a million miles away.
  • HT @AngelKytle

    tags: entrepreneurial iDiploma School Change school model school3.0 #MustRead #mvifishares innovation

    • Their incubator ensures that young people are well positioned for college admissions and academia with a potent orientation toward autodidactism.
    • Their teaching emphasizes three strands of personal growth for their students: Authentic Leadership, Personal Development, and Autodidacticism.
  • “design thinking can help everyone form the kind of lifelong habits that solve problems, achieve goals and help make our lives better.”

    HT @AllisonToller

    tags: design thinking nytimes com #MustRead #mvifishares

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