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Put students in charge of their learning

Put students in charge of their learning

08/21/2014

Topics: Personalized Learning, Project-based learning

On a Monday morning at a junior high school just outside of Cleveland, Ohio, a student teacher enters Room 120 for the first time. Looking to his left, he sees students discussing how to write an appropriate description of a picture they've just embedded in the online poster they've created…

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5 tips for making the shift to personalized learning

5 tips for making the shift to personalized learning

08/12/2014

Topics: Personalized Learning, Standards

The idea that school should focus on the learners might seem like a no-brainer. After all, helping people learn is the whole point of education, isn't it?

Of course, it's more complicated than that. The U.S. education system was based on and most teachers and administrators have been…

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Here' 's how we achieved real tech integration

Here's how we achieved real tech integration

06/28/2014

Topics: 1:1, Education leadership, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning

The biggest challenge I faced during the waning days of the 2013-14 school year was responding to comments, questions and dismay from teachers after they learned the 1:1 technology would not be available during the final three weeks of school. All I can say is three years ago, I would never…

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Bring passion to the classroom with Genius Hour

Bring passion to the classroom with Genius Hour

06/12/2014

Topics: Personalized Learning, Project-based learning

Every student has a passion project inside, waiting to emerge if invited to do so. These dreams lie just beneath the surface, built on experiences and stories, fears and achievement. They just need a spark to catch fire.

It is the job of teachers and other adults to provide that spark…

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Personalize your learning environment

Personalize your learning environment

06/11/2014

Topics: Personalized Learning, Standards

Personalized learning is built on the idea that each learner is unique and learns in different ways. This is called variability in…

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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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We have liftoff!

We have liftoff!

06/09/2014

Topics: Learning spaces, Personalized Learning, Tools

Explore the new ISTE website! ISTE's website is brimming with new functionality and sporting a polished new look! Some highlights you won't want to miss include checking out the refined navigation on our updated homepage, updating the info on your…

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This is what personalized learning looks like!

This is what personalized learning looks like!

06/09/2014

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

Stepping into the Digital Learning Center's seventh grade classroom, you'll see students spread out in small groups — some on couches, others on rugs on the floor, some working together at tables and some…

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If you can flip a classroom, you can flip a district

If you can flip a classroom, you can flip a district

05/28/2014

Topics: 1:1, Assessment, Flipped learning, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Standards, Technology infrastructure

The term flipped classroom is on the tip of many educators' tongues these days as more K-12 schools and districts embrace this blended form of learning and teaching. In the flipped classroom model, educators deliver their instruction online for students to access outside of class,…

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