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The case for project-based learning

The case for project-based learning

04/29/2015

Topics: Project-based learning

Project-based learning is not some new-fangled teaching method just coming into vogue. In fact, use of the PBL approach can be tracked back to the big thinkers, including Confucius, Aristotle and Socrates. Its longevity is due to one of the key outcomes it provides: keeping students happily…

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9 tips for a robust discussion on student data privacy

9 tips for a robust discussion on student data privacy

04/28/2015

Topics: Technology infrastructure

Barack and Michelle Obama are talking about it; so are Bill and Melinda Gates, dozens of state legislatures, the Parent Teacher Association and your distant cousins in…

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Support your 1:1 program with a student tech team

Support your 1:1 program with a student tech team

04/21/2015

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Education leadership, Mobile learning

Leaders who understand the landscape of our digital world know that they must involve a school’s most important stakeholders in their 1:1 planning and decision-making process. That stakeholder group is students. From determining the right device to recommending applications, leaders must listen…

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8 ways to establish shared vision

8 ways to establish shared vision

04/17/2015

Topics: 1:1, Learning spaces, Standards

When someone is dubbed a visionary, we tend to attribute it to bleeding-edge thinking or a knack for big ideas. Truth be told, visionaries share a number of characteristics such as openness, imagination, persistence and…

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Create a secure tech environment

Create a secure tech environment

03/27/2015

Topics: Technology infrastructure

Student safety — and the security of the tech resources available through schools — will always require careful attention. While there’s no single method for solving all tech-related safety challenges in schools, authors Abbie H. Brown and Tim D. Green say there is a…

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Learn how to drive learning with mobile tech

Learn how to drive learning with mobile tech

03/20/2015

Topics: 1:1, Education leadership, Mobile learning, professional learning, Technology infrastructure

As an Algebra II teacher at Pittsburgh Perry High School, Kalpana Ramgopal wanted to integrate technology into her classroom. But she didn’t know which devices and apps would be a good fit for her students, much less how to use them in ways that were pedagogically sound.

After taking an…

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Online learning landscape becoming more regulated

Online learning landscape becoming more regulated

02/24/2015

Topics: Online learning, Standards

The growth of online learning in PK-12 education has exploded in the past decade. The model has expanded from districts offering a few credit-recovery or enrichment classes to programs that provide a full slate of virtual learning coursework from numerous providers around the country. 

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Overwhelmed by online learning? We' 've got answers!

Overwhelmed by online learning? We've got answers!

01/30/2015

Topics: Online learning

The growth of online learning in PK-12 education has exploded in the past decade. The model has expanded from districts offering a few credit-recovery or enrichment classes to programs that provide a full slate of virtual learning coursework from numerous providers around the globe. 

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Create a community of kindness in your school

Create a community of kindness in your school

01/27/2015

Topics: Digital Citizenship

Today's students are entering a very different world than the one most of their parents and teachers grew up in. They are digital natives who have been immersed in the enticing and ever-changing world of technology for their entire lives. While the increased access of this new digital world…

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6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

11/17/2014

Topics: 1:1, Mobile learning, professional learning

As more districts across the United States move to 1:1 initiatives, a common barrier is financial resources, and a common…

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