adaptive technology

Learning to Read Goes High-Tech

Learning to Read Goes High-Tech

| April 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

A computer voice guides 12-year-old Amir Accoo to spell the words he hears through his headphones: emergency, bulldozer,  minutes. Accoo spells “minutes” wrong and is asked to try that one again, several times. Later, he clicks on a proofreading button. “You check what you have wrong out of the spelling words I just did,” Accoo […]

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Why Should Schools Invest in Software?

Why Should Schools Invest in Software?

| October 12, 2011 | 3 Comments

The question keeps coming up: What technology should schools invest their money, time, and effort in? During this fraught time in our economy, the decision to invest in tools like adaptive software and other tech devices is sometimes portrayed as excessive or wasteful. In Sunday’s New York Times, Matt Richtel and Trip Gabriel wrote about […]

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Has the Holy Grail of Adaptive Tech Been Discovered?

Has the Holy Grail of Adaptive Tech Been Discovered?

| June 16, 2011 | 5 Comments

As students do more of their work on computers, new technology is able to track their performance in ways it couldn’t before. It isn’t simply a matter of which answers a student gets right or wrong, for example, but how much time they take to answer questions, how and when they hesitate or stall. Taking […]

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