How are Schools Investing in Adaptive Learning Technology?

Adaptive learning is one of the trending “buzzwords” in education. What exactly is it and how are districts and schools adopting products in the field? Adaptive learning education technology simply refers to tech that utilizes computers as interactive teaching devices. Algorithms (often coupled with facilitator guidance) respond to student performance to deliver appropriate teaching and scaffolding, moving students ahead at an appropriate pace.

Adaptive Learning Technology Trends (Noodle Markets Report)

We found that national spending on adaptive learning products and training tops $41 million annually, a three-fold increase from 2013-2016. Around 9% of that spending can be attributed to professional development and training. Larger, wealthier, urban and suburban districts appear to spend the most money overall, but smaller, rural districts appear to invest more of their total resources, if you consider share of spending.

K-12 is undergoing a purchasing renaissance—and it has massive implications for educators

BY MERIS STANSBURY, eSchool News As education innovation advances, so does the frustration of all parties involved in K-12 purchasing due to out-of-date processes, poor communication, and difficulties identifying new opportunities. In “The K-12 Purchasing Renaissance,” presented by Nicole Neal, CEO, Noodle Markets, and hosted by Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO, edWeb.net, Neal discussed not

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Kicking off ASU GSV 2017

Attending ASU+GSV in Salt Lake City this week? Do you want to learn how you can save your schools time and money during the purchasing process–all while ensuring compliance with state and federal purchasing regulations? Noodle Markets streamlines vendor outreach, solicitation management, and purchasing data insights by combining a national K-12 marketplace with RFx tools.

InsideK12: April 2017 Edition

InsideK12: Boost Your K12 Purchasing IQ is our free professional learning community on edweb.net. The InsideK12 community seeks to empower K-12 stakeholders with knowledge of hidden factors affecting our schools. We explore buying and acquisition, product efficacy, tech initiatives, and legislation through webinars, monthly newsletters, and community discussion.

Impacts of 6-8 Math Resources (Noodle Markets Report)

Our findings suggest that a few 6-8 math products correlated to higher achievement, most notably the non-traditional personalized learning initiative from New Classrooms, Teach to One. In terms of spending, we found that low-achieving districts across the socioeconomic spectrum spent 30% more per student than middle and high-achieving districts. Finally, it’s notable that yearly spending growth on supplemental (largely digital) 6-8 math resources outpaced spending on core resources (largely textbooks), 90% to 63%.