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  • Vantage Learning Engaging Learners From Various Perspectives

    by Dustin Bass original article from   Vantage Learning has been in the education technology field since 1998 creating adaptive learning tools with a focus on increasing teacher-student engagement. The idea behind the company’s products, which are created by teachers for teachers, is to personalize education for each student.   “We design our technology to […]

  • Building 21st Century Writers

    -Jennifer Demski, original article from:   During what might have in the distant past been called “quiet time” in Arlene Anderson’s fourth-grade classroom, many of her students are glued to their netbooks. The intense, enthusiastic focus and the hushed chatter amongst the students are all about high scores and strategy. But the students aren’t playing […]

  • Vantage VP talks tech in the classroom w/Executive Leaders Radio

    Hear Vice President Paul Edelblut talk to Dr. Ken Hartman, President of Drexel University Online; William Lynch, Dean of Goodwin College of Professional Studies at Drexel University; and host Herb Cohen about how technology, like that behind our adaptive learning platforms, can help meet the needs of individuals by customizing education for every student. (Mr. […]

  • Seeing the Whole Picture with Vantage Learning

    -edtech digest, Victor Rivero     Vantage Learning has continued to develop technology to create innovative, cost-efficient ways to address multiple challenges in education. In this interview, John P. Fallon, VP, Global Marketing at Vantage Technologies (pictured), discusses adaptive learning platforms, assessment in a digital age, the speed of change—and what needs to change—in this insightful […]

  • Students Eager for Access

      When it comes to writing essays, 13-year-old Thomas Hamburger thinks using a pencil is overrated.   He’s used to typing his essays on computers, where he can look up help online and make changes to his assignments easily.   “When I use a pencil, I can’t see what I did wrong,” the eighth-grader said […]

  • Harrison County School District Receives Foundation Grant Award

      Vantage Learning recently presented the Harrison County School District in Mississippi with a $115,200 grant to provide professional development training and online instructional tools to help students improve their writing skills.   As part of the Vantage Learning Keystone Partner Program, Harrison County will receive educational technology funding to employ the instructional writing and […]

  • 20 of the Best Search Engines for Students

    (an excerpt from   Google, Bing and Yahoo! are great for broad questions, but research can often be a lot easier with a focused search. Check out these 20 useful search engines that can help students find academic information, people, video, photos, audio and more.   Academic Search Engines Google Scholar – Powered by […]

  • Interview | John Fallon: A Comprehensive View of Vantage Learning

    – Victor Rivero, edtech digest   Peter Murphy was on the sidelines of a soccer game watching his boys play. Parents had been complaining about standardized testing and waiting for scores. He began to think about  the problem of delivering writing assessments to kids and then returning results weeks or months later after they had […]

  • Vantage Learning Announces Alignment With The Common Core Standards

    -By Amelia Conway, Seattle Online Learning Examiner Vantage Learning announced Wednesday the release of the newest version of its Student Progress Monitoring System (SPMS™) for reading, math, writing, science, and social studies testing. The SPMS formative assessment and progress monitoring system offers immediate online results to provide educators an accurate diagnosis of student skills, enabling […]

  • Sports-Centric Web Sites Expand, And Bias Is Welcome

    -Joseph Plambeck, The New York Times Last Thursday, Kobe Bryant tallied 30 points in Game 1 of the N.B.A. Finals. That night, Silver Screen and Roll, a blog dedicated to the Los Angeles Lakers, racked up more than 3,500 comments. The popular site is just one of more than 250 unapologetically biased sports sites owned […]