Data Use, Technology, and Educational Leadership

#Edtech that personalizes based upon students’ feelings


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we might expand what we call “data”  in schools to encompass more than just test scores. This EdWeek article describes a novel, technological approach to the issue: using computers to directly monitor students’ affect (e.g., looking frustrated or bored) in order to personalize how the device interacts with the student. I love the way this helps us imagine the “whole kid,” as well as how it leads into supporting non-academic traits, like self-control, perseverance, or grit.


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