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Turn Your Classroom Into a Personalized Learning Environment

09/24/2021

Topics: Assessment, Online learning, Personalized Learning, Standards, Video

By now you’ve probably heard of personalized learning, which tailors instruction, expression of learning and…

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4 ways to teach students to find the gems in YouTube's perilous terrain

4 ways to teach students to find the gems in YouTube's perilous terrain

07/25/2017

Topics: Standards

Today’s students constantly seek help from the all-seeing, all-knowing YouTube oracle, much like Dorothy did in the Wizard of Oz. Therefore you, the teacher, are no longer seen as the ultimate subject-matter expert. YouTube is.

And that’s not necessarily a bad…

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Epic LEGO wall allows anytime tinkering

Epic LEGO wall allows anytime tinkering

06/14/2017

Topics: Advocacy, Assessment, Corporate innovation, Education leadership, Makerspaces, professional learning, Standards

 

What if making wasn’t something students did only at certain times of the day?

What if, instead, it was built into the fabric of their lives — or even the very walls of their school?

Employees at innovative companies like Google use tinkering to recharge their…

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3 tips for developing a digital content plan for maximum impact

3 tips for developing a digital content plan for maximum impact

06/03/2017

Topics: Advocacy, Assessment, Assistive and adaptive technologies, Corporate innovation, Education leadership, Mobile learning, professional learning, Standards

The Innovator Solutions section includes contributions from corporate sponsors and advertisers representing education organizations, businesses, policy-making bodies and other influencers dedicated to transforming education.

The research is in, and it’s clear that…

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Uncommon core: Refining key practices through STEM

Uncommon core: Refining key practices through STEM

05/01/2017

Topics: Robotics, Standards, STEM & STEAM

Innovator Solutions highlights contributions from corporate sponsors and advertisers representing education organizations, businesses, policy-making bodies and other influencers dedicated to transforming education.

Leonardo da Vinci once said that “simplicity is the…

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When students become teachers

When students become teachers

04/27/2017

Topics: Advocacy, Assessment, Corporate innovation, Education leadership, professional learning, Standards

Students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) in Alaska were familiar with videoconferencing. After all, distance learning via videoconferencing technology (VCT) had become a regular event in their remote rural schools, connecting them to professionals and other students…

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11 hot edtech trends to watch

11 hot edtech trends to watch

03/23/2017

Topics: 1:1, Augmented reality, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Makerspaces, Standards

Find the hottest topics of 2018 here.

We wanted to know which topics are shaping up to be this year's hottest in edtech, so we combed through thousands of educator-created sessions in…

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3 types of questions to boost higher-order thinking

3 types of questions to boost higher-order thinking

03/10/2017

Topics: Standards

In Julie Jaeger’s experience, enhancing students’ creativity and critical thinking doesn’t come from having all the right answers. It comes from asking more questions.

Jaeger, a gifted education teacher for Minot Public Schools in North Dakota, finds that when you create an…

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What full-scale change looks like  and how to get there

What full-scale change looks like and how to get there

01/01/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Standards

It was a searing message from its own students that awakened a transformation using technology in one Alaskan school district.

“A few years ago,” says Superintendent Mary Wegner of the Sitka School District, “high school students approached the school board and…

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Top 7 edtech posts for education leaders

Top 7 edtech posts for education leaders

12/21/2016

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Mobile learning, Standards, Technology infrastructure

Student-driven learning isn’t just good for students. When we give students control of how they learn, when they learn and even what they learn, they become more…

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