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Infographic: 4 learning strategies for flipped learning

Infographic: 4 learning strategies for flipped learning

11/25/2015

Topics: Flipped learning, Standards

This is an updated version of an article that appeared on June 9, 2015.

Chances are, you've heard of the flipped classroom. In fact, you could be tired of hearing about it by now or dismiss it as a fad. "What's the big deal?" you might ask. After…

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Connect with Project ReimaginED

Connect with Project ReimaginED

10/12/2015

Topics: Standards

Being a teacher is a challenge like no other. No one else has the sustained responsibility of teaching little minds how to think critically, spark curiosity and support creativity, all within the confines of a crowded classroom.

I have been involved in…

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This is your brain on the ISTE Standards

This is your brain on the ISTE Standards

10/08/2015

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Standards

Brain-based learning is all about choosing teaching methods and lesson designs that take into account recent scientific research about…

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Should schools be responsible for teaching character dispositions, such as grit and adaptability? No

Should schools be responsible for teaching character dispositions, such as grit and adaptability? No

09/10/2015

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

Each parent has a different set of ideals for their children, including where they want them to go in life, how they want them to act and whom they should associate with. These ideals are based on norms from their community, where they live, the religious views of the family and beliefs they…

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5 standards-aligned lesson plans

5 standards-aligned lesson plans

08/24/2015

Topics: Curriculum, Standards, STEM & STEAM

In June, I wrote about five fabulous lessons you could “steal” from…

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Keep ISTE 2015 going all year!

Keep ISTE 2015 going all year!

08/04/2015

Topics: Education leadership, Essential Conditions, ISTE Conference & Expo, Standards

The energy. The camaraderie. The learning. The ideas. So many ideas.

As anyone who has attended the ISTE Conference & Expo can tell you, the passion and energy of the event is contagious. While there, it’s easy to get hooked on the feeling – imagining all the things you…

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Test their knowledge using student-created videos

Test their knowledge using student-created videos

07/17/2015

Topics: Assessment, Standards, Video

Effective teachers continually assess their students’ learning. Although some types of assessments, like standardized tests, are mandated, educators can use many other forms of evaluation to check for understanding.

I like to assess my students in many ways. Following the…

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Managing your personal brand in the digital age

Managing your personal brand in the digital age

07/14/2015

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Standards

Who are you? What do you stand for? What makes you different from everyone else?

As a marketer, I read those questions and instantly think, “ooh, ooh, that’s your brand! The answers to those questions make up your personal brand.” Or, to put it another way, they make up your…

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Leading change: Teacher leaders are catalysts for education transformation

Leading change: Teacher leaders are catalysts for education transformation

07/14/2015

Topics: Education leadership, Standards

It was a brutally cold winter for Sara Luckert and the students in her middle school English classes in Henrico, Virginia. For the second year in a row, 10 days of instruction were blown away by freezing winds and buried in snowdrifts.

“Ten days that we do not get back,” says…

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Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: Digital age learning environments

Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: Digital age learning environments

06/25/2015

Topics: Learning spaces, Standards, Technology infrastructure

ISTE Standards for Coaches 3: Digital Age Learning Environments. Technology coaches create and support effective digital age learning…

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