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Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them!

Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them!

06/10/2014

Topics: Education leadership, Learning spaces

Shannon McClintock Miller is passionate about giving students a voice and urging adults to listen to those voices. Miller, who is the district teacher librarian and technology integrationist at Van Meter Community School in Iowa, set out to listen to youth voices on a grand scale. She created a…

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Leading a school of innovation and design

Leading a school of innovation and design

06/10/2014

Topics: Education leadership, Learning spaces, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning

What is a school of innovation and design? In this one-hour webinar, you'll hear the inspiring story of how Pittsburgh's Propel Braddock Hills High School is successfully integrating…

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Should schools monitor students' ' social media posts? Yes

Should schools monitor students' social media posts? Yes

06/09/2014

Topics: 1:1, Advocacy, BYOD, Digital Citizenship, Education leadership, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Parent engagement

To allow students to set their own norms in a social world without modeling or guidance is to condemn them to a virtual Lord of the Flies situation, then cry out in frustration when they end up making bad choices. The adult members of the school community have a responsibility to…

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Student hacking: Awesome or awful? Awful

Student hacking: Awesome or awful? Awful

06/09/2014

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Education leadership

A couple of years ago, my computer science class explored ethics in computing. Hacking was a hot topic even then, so we held a formal debate on it. Student groups researched both sides of the issue, and each group presented their arguments.

Many of the students thought…

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Student hacking: Awesome or awful? Awesome

Student hacking: Awesome or awful? Awesome

06/09/2014

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Education leadership, Gaming, Robotics

While hackers appear frequently in the news and other media as criminals who steal vast amounts of data ranging from email passwords to Social…

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3 things to include in your digital learning strategic plan

3 things to include in your digital learning strategic plan

02/13/2014

Topics: Education leadership

A school- or district-wide digital learning strategy provides a paddle to help steer your organization toward its learning and teaching goals. It's the shared vision educators rally around to guide effective technology implementation.

In Wisconsin,…

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What does the future of learning look like?

What does the future of learning look like?

01/30/2014

Topics: Education leadership

The debate among global education leaders about how to transform education has taken a sharp right turn. A new report, "A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning," released by education…

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