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A girl looks through a microscope

Measuring what matters

09/25/2019

Topics: Assessment, Personalized Learning

New approaches measure learning that lies outside of traditional assessment

As educators pursue more personalized, student-driven and inquiry-based approaches to learning, one obstacle that continues…

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Sketchnoting in the Classroom

Topics: Assessment, Curriculum, Personalized Learning, Tools

A Practical Guide to Deepen Student Learning

Product code: SKETCH

ISBN: 9781564847775

Expected publication date: 06/2019

Topics: Tools, Personalized learning, Curriculum, Assessment

Length: 176 pages

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Learning First, Technology Second

Topics: Assessment, Curriculum, professional learning, Standards

The Educator’s Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons

Product code: ENGAGE

ISBN: 9781564843890

Published: 2017

Topics: Curriculum, Assessment, Standards, Professional learning

Length: 220 pages

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A student works on a writing assignment on the computer

3 ways to improve student writing with tech

06/10/2019

Topics: Assessment

The Innovator Solutions section includes contributions from corporate sponsors and advertisers representing education organizations, businesses, policy-making bodies and other influencers dedicated to transforming education. This blog post was provided by…

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With imagination and the right apps, students learn and can demonstrate their learning.

With imagination and the right apps, students learn — and can prove it!

05/03/2019

Topics: Assessment

In the classroom as in court, it’s not what you know, it’s what you can prove you know.

And for generations of students and teachers, test scores have provided…

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Teaching computational thinking more important than defining it

Teaching computational thinking more important than defining it

11/27/2018

Topics: Assessment, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, Parent engagement, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Computational thinking (CT) is riding a strong current in the edtech world that teaching K-12 students to think like computer scientists will better prepare them for life in the digital age.

But bringing CT to K-12 classrooms isn’t something that can be done…

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6 ways to help students manage their smartphones

6 ways to help students manage their smartphones

09/11/2018

Topics: Assessment, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Flipped learning, ISTE Standards for Educators, ISTE Standards for Students, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, Parent engagement, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Helping students manage smartphone use might not seem like the type of subject that schools should be teaching. But given how widespread cell phone use is among teens and how broadly devices…

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Customize learning with Google Forms

Customize learning with Google Forms

08/31/2018

Topics: Advocacy, Assessment, Corporate innovation, Education leadership, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Standards

We know that students do not all learn the same way. Some need a great deal of repetition to learn new material while others can see it once and have it down. Some need absolute quiet to learn while others feel uncomfortable with too much stillness. One might prefer reading while another…

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Ensure equity in your BYOD classroom

Ensure equity in your BYOD classroom

01/25/2018

Topics: Assessment, BYOD, Parent engagement

The bring your own device (BYOD) movement in K-12 schools has skyrocketed over the past five years. In fact, about 83 percent of U.S. school districts have policies…

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Turn your classroom into a personalized learning environment

Turn your classroom into a personalized learning environment

08/16/2017

Topics: Assessment, Flipped learning, Online learning, Personalized Learning, Standards, Video

By now you’ve probably heard of personalized learning, which tailors instruction, expression of learning and…

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