Lumilois a pair of mixed-reality smart glasses that provides teachers with continuous, real-time feedback about their students’ learning, metacognition, and behavior, informing them on the potential effects of their teaching. The glasses leverage the wealth of real-time analytics that drive AI-powered educational software (but which normally remain hidden behind the scenes), converting them into a visual form readily accessible to and actionable by teachers. When a teacher glances around the classroom, Lumilo allows the teacher to see real-time analytics (in the form of icons) floating directly above each student’s head. The teacher can glance directly at a student or “click” on a student’s icon to see more detailed information about where and how that student may be struggling. The Lumilo project’s website offers additional information about these smart glasses and tunes in K–12 teachers to the continuous, embedded assessments that drive intelligent learning software.
As teachers, we must check our systems for
equity each time we walk into our classrooms. The key word here is “systems,” for
without thoughtful practices, even the most well-intentioned among us fall into
the old traps of expediency, implicit bias, and tradition. Here are a few
practical structures I use as equity checks that take very little time to
The MAP Suite brings learning into focus—so educators can support growth, skills mastery, and early literacy for every student. This cohesive assessment system from the nonprofit NWEA illuminates student learning, helps teachers target instruction, and gives administrators what they need to help their districts thrive.