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Use formative assessment to put students on a winning streak

Use formative assessment to put students on a winning streak

02/20/2015

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I recently took part in a design workshop at a school that is shifting from traditional instruction to project-based learning (PBL). To kick off the day, teachers interviewed students about how they learn best and what they wish were different about school. Then teams…

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OneNote helps educators go paperless

OneNote helps educators go paperless

05/27/2015

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Students in the late 1970s organized their homework and other school papers in their Trapper Keepers. It was a handy tool for keeping track of all f those loose-leaf note pages in the days before every kid carried a backpack.

The Trapper Keeper is making a comeback, but if…

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Is education the next civil rights fight?

Is education the next civil rights fight?

08/20/2015

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Soledad O’Brien made social media light up during ISTE 2015 when she declared that education is the new civil rights fight…

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Smile! You made the cover of entrsekt magazine

Smile! You made the cover of entrsekt magazine

09/22/2015

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Connected educators from around the world made their commitment to education transformation clear by sharing their entrsekt magazine cover shots.

Educators of the year, it’s time for your close up! The connected educator movement is building, and it’s time for…

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Show the world that you are a catalyst for learning

Show the world that you are a catalyst for learning

11/13/2015

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Educators face challenges at every turn. Between trying to meet standards, working within budget and regulatory restrictions, getting parents on board, and keeping up with developments in education and ed tech, it’s no secret that educators have one of the toughest jobs out there. But here you…

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Ditch the paper. Improve efficiency. Deepen learning.

Ditch the paper. Improve efficiency. Deepen learning.

12/08/2015

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Paper is probably high on the list of headaches for most teachers – the stacks of tests and essays to be carried from classroom to home for grading and then back again. Paper that can get blown away, mixed into the wrong piles, lost or ruined by a knocked over coffee cup. And, of course, the…

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ESSA is a win for ed tech

ESSA is a win for ed tech

12/10/2015

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the new education legislation signed today by President Obama to replace No Child Left Behind, includes a major ed tech provision within the new flexible…

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3 printable classroom posters to spark inspiration every day

3 printable classroom posters to spark inspiration every day

12/11/2015

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Teaching is hard and – let’s face it – frustrating at times. Fortunately, the education community also happens to be an incredibly supportive, generous and well-connected group. When you need inspiration,…

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4 skills the littlest learners gain from global collaboration

4 skills the littlest learners gain from global collaboration

12/14/2015

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Do your students know what it’s like to live in Korea? Or Ethiopia?

The PK-1 students at The Episcopal Academy in Newton Square, Pennsylvania, do, thanks in large part to the encouragement and guidance of Margaret Powers, their lower school technology coordinator.…

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Guide students to find solutions to digital citizenship problems

Guide students to find solutions to digital citizenship problems

12/18/2015

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Let’s face it, students don’t learn how to be good digital citizens by listening to lectures and reading about online hazards in textbooks.

One powerful way they do learn how to be safe online is by…

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