Thanks for the great week group 10.
I appreciated how well your tasks were organized. It was easy to navigate through your site. I enjoyed the way that you made the discussions related to classroom experiences: they were engaging and valuable for me as a classroom teacher. I also liked the checklist feature. It was helpful at the end of the week to go back and check off the activities. Not only did this help me to be sure that I completed everything, but it also got me thinking about the things that we did at the beginning of the week. This is a simple strategy but a great one. I think I will start using it in my classes.
I was surprised at how helpful learning analytics can be for teachers. I have been to many presentations that focus only on the negative aspects and I have to admit that I was quite bias when I started the week. The term data mining always conjured images of corporations trying to squeeze a dollar out of an already strapped education system. After this week, I am able to see how learning analytics can help teachers and schools to be more efficient and effective.