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Empower students in a collaborative, flexible learning environment

Empower students in a collaborative, flexible learning environment

05/11/2017

Topics: Learning spaces, Personalized Learning

Creating active, flexible learning spaces is often associated with modern designs and stylish furniture. But there is a far more important component than sleek desktops and brightly colored…

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Meet ISTE' 's new CEO

Meet ISTE's new CEO

05/03/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Personalized Learning

ISTE CEO Richard Culatta’s passion for innovation goes back to one of his first jobs when he was putting his degrees in Spanish teaching and educational psychology to work as the director of operations for a school in rural Guatemala.

Seeking new ways to bridge…

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Use badges to create self-paced learning experiences

Use badges to create self-paced learning experiences

04/21/2017

Topics: 1:1, Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Gamification, Gaming, Makerspaces, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, Robotics, STEM & STEAM, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Awarding badges is more than a way to recognize student accomplishments. For educator Michele Haiken, badges also offer a way to give students a self-paced learning experience.

“I looked to my gaming experience and I borrowed the idea of badging as I re-examined my curriculum…

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6 ways to personalize learning with flexible seating

6 ways to personalize learning with flexible seating

02/17/2017

Topics: Learning spaces, Makerspaces, Personalized Learning

Putting students at the center of learning takes a double commitment. One to ensure that instruction and learning address distinct student needs, interests and aspirations, and one to provide spaces that support a student-centered program.  

It also…

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Blended learning transformed our school

Blended learning transformed our school

02/07/2017

Topics: Personalized Learning

Blended learning has affected our school community in many ways over the last three years. It’s instilled independence, confidence and a new passion for learning for many of our students. Perhaps the best way to illustrate these improvements is through the success stories of our students.…

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The path to personalized learning

The path to personalized learning

02/01/2017

Topics: Personalized Learning

What happens in classrooms is magic. On the best days, when everything is clicking, students are engaged in collaboration and discovery. From the outside, it looks completely natural — but it doesn’t happen by accident. The magic in classrooms is borne out of a bond between teachers and…

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Redesign your learning environment!

Redesign your learning environment!

11/08/2016

Topics: Learning spaces, Personalized Learning

Workplace design is changing. At companies like Facebook and Google, the work environment is wide open, a design approach geared toward enhancing flexibility for an agile, mobile workforce.

It’s a concept that also works for classrooms, says Carl Hooker, director of innovation…

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Personalized ed tech empowers students to change their stories

Personalized ed tech empowers students to change their stories

11/03/2016

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Personalized Learning

Classroom teachers have long faced a serious conundrum: How can they help every student succeed when they have so many who learn at different paces and in different ways?

Katharine Hale, a tech coordinator for Gunston Middle School in Arlington, Virginia, knows this challenge well. When…

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3 ways to engage introverted students

3 ways to engage introverted students

10/04/2016

Topics: Personalized Learning, Tools

I love discussing books even more than I love reading them. When I can’t figure something out, I do best by talking it through. I get more energy from whole class discussions than from any other teaching activity because I am an extrovert myself.

So, in a classroom…

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