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Bring the Magic of Disney to Your Classroom

03/01/2022

Topics: Personalized Learning

Disney is known for being the most magical place on Earth and Kaylah Holland wants to replicate that magic in class.

Holland is an instructional technology and blended learning associate for BreakFree Education, a nonprofit that provides training and resources for educators who work with…

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What's in Your Back-to-School Toolkit?

08/02/2022

Topics: Personalized Learning

This is the time of year when kids gather supplies and cram their backpacks with cool new stuff for school. But it seems unfair that students should have all the fun. Teachers need cool new stuff too!

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6 Ways the Pandemic Transformed Schooling — But Will It Last?

08/18/2021

Topics: Assessment, digital equity, Global collaboration, Personalized Learning

After nearly a year and a half of pandemic-related disruption, going back to school this year will look unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. And that’s a good thing — or at least it should be. 

Remote…

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3 Ways to Accelerate Student-Driven Learning

07/09/2021

Topics: Personalized Learning, student-centered learning

Ask Michele Eaton how to accelerate student-driven learning and she will likely mention blended learning, student autonomy and engagement.

Eaton, the director of Warren Online Academy in Indianapolis,…

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Measuring what matters

09/25/2019

Topics: Assessment, Personalized Learning

As educators pursue more personalized, student-driven and inquiry-based approaches to learning, one obstacle that continues to rear its head is the inability of widely used assessment models to successfully measure student learning and growth.

Critics say traditional models simply can’t…

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Edtech for the K-12 Classroom

Topics: Assessment, Curriculum, Personalized Learning, Tools

ISTE Readings on How, When and Why to Use Technology in the K-12 Classroom

ISBN: 9781564849328

May 2022

Length: 176 pages

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3 unexpected ways tech can humanize learning

3 unexpected ways tech can humanize learning

01/23/2019

Topics: Personalized Learning

My biggest goal as a teacher is to make every one of my students know how important they are and how invested I am in their learning and well-being. I want students to enjoy learning and to walk out of my classroom with a new level of confidence.

Technology allows me…

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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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3 ways to personalize the learning experience

3 ways to personalize the learning experience

06/11/2018

Topics: Personalized Learning

Eric Sheninger believes student agency is one of the most powerful aspects of learning that can be aided by technology. But getting there, and setting the stage for the consistent, effective use of technology, requires a pedagogical shift.

“What we need to do is prepare…

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Using data in the classroom to personalize learning

Using data in the classroom to personalize learning

03/13/2018

Topics: Personalized Learning

Just over five years ago, I set out to use the most current best practices to reinvent my classroom. I was part of a cohort of teachers from four school districts in Delaware involved in the…

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