Little Data will Reshape the Way Teachers Connect with Students

"Little Data" Will Reshape the Way Teachers Connect with Students New technologies measure each student's comprehension in the moment learning
By Scott Cary

As opposed to the concept of “big data,” the compilation of system-wide information that provides a rear-view mirror’s perspective of
behaviors and trends, “little” data for educators refers to the real-time, in-the-moment insights that can improve lesson delivery and learning outcomes. Significant investments have been made in classroom technologies, but few have provided teachers with the data and insight they need to assess each student’s comprehension in the moment of learning.

By providing teachers with real-time insight into student learning progress, teachers are empowered to adjust their lesson and delivery approach to provide differentiated instruction thus ensuring a higher level of comprehension. By giving each student ‘in-the-moment’
feedback, students can monitor their progress and become more self-directed learners.

Over the coming months, educators will increasingly demand a solution that can seamlessly connect the multitude of classroom devices (computers, tablets, etc) to learning content while aiding real-time assessment. Professional development will play an important role in supporting the evolution of the educator to properly use classroom technologies to leverage little data to improve learning outcomes while helping administrators align technology use to adopted instructional models.

We believe the best solution for connecting students to instructional materials while demonstrating their mastery of lesson content is ClassFlow – the award-winning all-in-one teaching tool for creating and orchestrating interactive multimedia lessons across a connected classroom. With ClassFlow, teachers can deliver interactive content in new ways, receive real-time insight into student learning and progress,
and customize learning activities based on individual learning styles and learning needs.

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