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Challenge Turned Opportunity: Using ASSISTments to Increase Engagement
July 13, 2021

Jenni Birrell was teaching both live virtually via Zoom and using recorded lessons posted to Canvas. She found it incredibly challenging to assess students during that time; until she realized that student engagement was still one of the most critical components of teaching and learning, no matter the format.

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Teachers For Research & Feedback (TFRF) Researcher Spotlight: Avery Closser
June 22, 2021

This month, we shine a light on Avery Closser, a Ph.D. Candidate in Learning Sciences & Technologies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She speaks to us about her work with ASSISTments.

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An In-Depth Guide on New Features in ASSISTments by Teachers
May 21, 2021

We asked you to explore the new features we’ve added to enhance your teaching experience, this is what you had to say.

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The ASSISTments Beta Journey - Initial Thoughts from Teachers
May 11, 2021

See what’s new in the Fresh New Look, an updated version of ASSISTments. As well as read first impressions from two teachers who are putting it into practice in their own classrooms.

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Providing Students with High-Quality Individualized Feedback
May 4, 2021

Check out Ms. Owens experience on how ASSISTments can support teachers in providing high-quality individualized feedback to students.

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The Case for Equity in Education
April 27, 2021

Melissa Swan goes over a brief history of inequity in education and discusses how the Culturally Responsive Teaching method can help address racial injustices in America.

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Teachers For Research & Feedback (TFRF) Researcher Spotlight: Anthony Botelho
April 16, 2021

This month, we shine a light on Anthony Botelho, Research Scientist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute who has been working on the federally funded project focused on helping teachers provide meaningful feedback to their students more efficiently, known as QUICK-Comments.

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Apply to become an ASSISTments Certified Trainer!
April 7, 2021

Become certified in an award winning EdTech tool for free! Application period for this opportunity has ended.

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Orchestrating Student Discussions with ASSISTments Data
April 6, 2021

Dawn Peterson, one of our Teacher Engagement Managers and an experienced ASSISTments user, outlines the key considerations when planning to facilitate student discussions using detailed, actionable data from the Assignment Report.

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Transitioning from classroom to hybrid/remote teaching with ASSISTments
March 30, 2021

Khanh Pham, a 7th grade math teacher at McDonough Middle School explains her teaching transition from before to during the pandemic and into a new school with ASSISTments.

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In Conversation With Neil Heffernan, Professor Of Computer Science At Worcester Polytechnic Institute
March 24, 2021

Analytics India Magazine got in touch with ASSISTments co-founder, Neil Heffernan, to share his views on data science.

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What’s it like to be in an ASSISTments Research Study?
March 23, 2021

We spoke with Megan Randolph and Joaquine Pina, two teachers who participated in ASSISTments research studies in order to get their take.

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Distance learning can be deep learning
March 22, 2021

Read this article for three central insights that ASSISTments cofounders, Neil and Cristina Heffernan, think drive learning in distance learning scenarios.

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Commentary: Short Tutoring Sessions on Demand, Chatbots to Help With Homework Problems — Innovations That Could Get Students Back on Track
March 21, 2021

As schools around the country adopted remote learning last spring and this fall, demand for tutoring shot up. Read more in this article by ASSISTments co-founders Neil T. Heffernan and Cristina Heffernan

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