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Steal these ideas from Project ReimaginED!

Steal these ideas from Project ReimaginED!

06/02/2015

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Personalized Learning, Standards

 

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Earlier this spring, we asked the most innovative teachers we know to send us great lesson plans that align to the…

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Flip your science classroom!

Flip your science classroom!

05/21/2015

Topics: Assessment, Flipped learning, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning

Now that the flipped classroom approach, and its logical next step, flipped learning, have become widely accepted, leaders in the field are examining how to best apply the model to specific subjects.

By definition,…

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Supercharge your classroom with social learning

Supercharge your classroom with social learning

05/18/2015

Topics: Assessment, Digital Citizenship, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning, Standards

It’s never too late to start.
Whether you’re focusing on the final stretch of this school year or already thinking of the next, your classroom will never be the same once you take the leap to social learning. Here are six reasons you should use social tools in the classroom.…

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Assistive tech is a hotbed of innovation

Assistive tech is a hotbed of innovation

04/01/2015

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Personalized Learning

Holly Palmer's 5-year-old son, Maceo, is a marvel to her; a bright light whose glow she believes could sweep him into adulthood capable of designing buildings, writing symphonies or falling in love. Granted, he has a few challenges due to cerebral palsy, such as the inability to sit up, speak…

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Become a digital learning ninja in five easy steps

Become a digital learning ninja in five easy steps

03/13/2015

Topics: Augmented reality, Essential Conditions, Flipped learning, Makerspaces, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning, Standards

The grassroots effort that is Digital Learning Day started as a way to spread innovative practices and ensure that all students have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities, no matter where they live.…

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Wegner' 's ed tech accomplishments get nod from Obama and peers

Wegner's ed tech accomplishments get nod from Obama and peers

01/14/2015

Topics: Advocacy, Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Education leadership, Gamification, Gaming, Literacies, Makerspaces, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, Robotics, Standards, STEM & STEAM

There she was in the White House, along with 120 other school superintendents, and there was President Obama, at the podium. And then there was this:

" "And then you got Mary Wegner, superintendent of the Sitka, Alaska, School District. Where's Mary?" " Obama said. " "She came a long…

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A ' 'typical' ' day of personalized learning

A 'typical' day of personalized learning

11/14/2014

Topics: Personalized Learning

The problem with personalized learning is that it's, well personal. It's an approach not easily described because it is, by its very…

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Take aim at innovation, with students in the center

Take aim at innovation, with students in the center

11/12/2014

Topics: Personalized Learning

In September 2012, I packed up my Prius, left my patient wife, and drove around the United States for 89 days and 10,000 miles visiting 64 schools of every flavor and size to find out how they are preparing students for a rapidly changing world. I asked questions and recorded learning with…

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Two Iowa students want to shape the future of school

Two Iowa students want to shape the future of school

11/04/2014

Topics: Personalized Learning, professional learning

For a couple of high school students, Jack Hostager and Ian Coon have some pretty big ideas about the education system.

They're the founders of the Iowa Student Learning Institute (ISLI), whose mission is to " "revolutionize Iowa's approach to…

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Infographic: Ready, set, blend!

Infographic: Ready, set, blend!

10/16/2014

Topics: Online learning, Personalized Learning

A lot has changed in the past 200 years. That might seem like a long time, but the truth is, the rate of technological and societal transformation since the early 1800s is unprecedented in human history — and it's only speeding up.

While the…

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