Learnics is the maker of a Google Extension called ThinkingApp.  The ThinkingApp allows teachers and students to take advantage of the most over collected yet underutilized learning data that student learning behavior.  The app allows students to record and submit to their teacher a complete log of all of the online learning activity conducted for a specific assignment.  The Learnics analytical tools allow the teacher to then see analytics such as total time on task,  online resources used, google search terms and a model of the online learning pathway. This is what our teachers are saying.. “ThinkingApp data complimented my understanding about if students were meeting my learning expectations.” "The learning analytics allowed me to understand how my students learn and use their available resources." “Not only was it helpful to see how many sites/tabs they worked on simultaneously, it was a great help to see why they couldn't pass the assignment--because they didn't put the time in.” "The data that was most helpful was being able to see if they were using outside resources, what time of day they completed their assignments, as well as how long it took them to complete their assignments."

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Ever tried asking students to create an "Inquiry Journal" for online research? Check out this sample lesson plan to see how it can be done with the use of ThinkingApp.

Another ThinkingApp update! The ThinkingApp now has an auto stop feature after 1 hour. Our new programmer is a rock star! Anyone have any suggested features or updates?

ThinkingApp continues to improve!! New assignments now come with a link that can be shared with students for easy access to analytics and logging. #learninganalytics #FormativeFeedback

Congrats to Dr. Christina Figueroa for successfully defending her dissertation. She used data from ThinkingApp as part of her study to learn about student online research behaviors. Well done!

Future social studies teachers of East Stroudsburg University learning how to use the ThinkingApp’s data to design effective online activities!

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