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Kevin Shane

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Context/Content vs. Manual/Automated Part II

By Kevin Shane / March 21, 2017
In our previous blog post, I outlined the differences between looking at context and content and the differences between manual and automated processes. The matrix below shows how these four things can interact. For example, a service can be heavy on content and automated by sacrificing context and manual control. The opposite is also true; a service can be ...
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Topics: Classroom Preparation, context and content, automated and manual

Context/Content vs. Automated/Manual Part I

By Kevin Shane / March 07, 2017
Services that are being developed in EdTech are trending toward providing more automation. Teachers and administrators are busy, and it is almost always welcome to automate some of the processes they have to go through. However, not everything should be automated. There needs to be a process that benefits students while still freeing up a teacher’s time for other ...
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Topics: Data Platform, Education, context and content, automated and manual

Students Are More Than Their Testing Data

By Kevin Shane / February 21, 2017
When meeting students on the first day of school, there isn’t much you know about them right away. Teachers can see their names, possibly a picture, and usually not much else without really digging into every student. Where I used to teach, I could look at all my students’ grades in their previous classes, but that was an extremely time consuming process to go ...
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Topics: Data, Student Success

Education Data Quality and Completeness

By Kevin Shane / January 10, 2017
With the recent push toward heavily relying on education data, it’s extremely easy for schools to just get caught up in the whirlwind without slowing down to map out their options. It’s extremely easy for schools to fall into a few different traps. Some schools have a wealth of data and no plan to use it. Schools need a data map; there needs to be a plan in place ...
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Topics: EdTech, Data, Metrics, Analysis, Data Analysis, Education Data, School Data

Getting Started: My Story With Education Data

By Kevin Shane / October 18, 2016
As a new teacher fresh out of college, I didn’t know much about using data to help inform my instruction. I imagine most new teachers feel the same way. During college, I heard a lot about test scores being used in No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and there were always rumblings about using student test scores as part of teacher evaluations. I didn’t know anything about ...
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Topics: EdTech, Metrics, Learn, School, School Data, Education

Getting Started: The Ed Data you Already Have

By Kevin Shane / October 04, 2016
A few months into each school year, I could anticipate which students would miss school the most. For certain students, I could also anticipate that I should mark them tardy instead of absent if they weren’t in class when the bell rang. I decided to look deeper into this for some students. One student missed the beginning of the day nearly every Thursday. There was ...
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Topics: Data, School Data, Cohort Data

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