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Measuring Student Growth That Matters

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Noah Geisel

on 24 June 2015

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Transcript of Measuring Student Growth That Matters

"Can we hug it?"
- Teachers
Short Answer: YES!!
Big Data is Very
But what is it?
Crowd-sourcing for weather & traffic
You're going to want these apps
Class Dojo
Digital Badges: micro credentials
IFTTT: If This, Then That
"Putting the web to work for you" through automation
IFTTT = If This, Then That
Good starting place: http://bit.ly/iftttbookmarks
Measuring Student Growth that Matters: Things You Can't Google
Noah Geisel | @SenorG

"Big data is a popular term used to describe the exponential growth and availability of data, both structured and unstructured."
Source: SAS http://www.sas.com/en_us/insights/big-data/what-is-big-data.html
Copyright SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA, All Rights Reserved
And is it a good thing?
You can't divide by zero (an analogy)
To exist is to create the potential for data
If we can estimate the EPV of any moment of any given game, we can start to quantify performance in a more sophisticated way. We can derive the “value” of things like entry passes, dribble drives, and double-teams. We can more accurately quantify which pick-and-roll defenses work best against certain teams and players. By extracting and analyzing the game’s elementary acts, we can isolate which little pieces of basketball strategy are more or less effective, and which players are best at executing them.
For years, we have talked about “advanced stats” when what we were really talking about was slightly savvier arithmetic. That’s going to change, whether we want it to or not.
-Kirk Goldsberry on Grantland
"The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analyzing large data sets—so-called big data—will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus"
Source: Mckinsey & Company
(When we find ways to measure growth in areas that
Stuff that can't be Googled.)
Key question: What do Badges MEAN?
In your class
In your school
In your district
In your community
To students who ask: "Why should I care?"
Want to learn more about Digital Badges?
#BadgeChatK12 | Mondays @ 6pm EST
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