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Which e-portfolio tool is best for you?

Which e-portfolio tool is best for you?

06/10/2014

Topics: Standards, Tools

A portfolio system is an authentic method for evaluating K-12 student outcomes. Many teachers have their students develop hard-copy portfolios that may include projects, exams and other artifacts from the units or lessons they are learning about.

But this system is becoming obsolete as…

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9-year-old blogger proves that writing can be fun!

9-year-old blogger proves that writing can be fun!

06/10/2014

Topics: Standards

Most fourth graders are expected to spend a fair amount of time practicing their writing, whether it's keeping a class journal, composing book reports or drafting research projects. Yet for many students, writing is met with boredom — or worse, dread. Not for Meridan Boyd, a 9-year-…

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Create collaborative research projects with Google Apps

Create collaborative research projects with Google Apps

06/09/2014

Topics: Standards, Tools

School was once a place where teachers were the experts. They stood at the front of the classroom and transferred their knowledge to students in the form of step-by-step instructions and premade problems that were unrelated to real life. And the students' primary tasks were to memorize and…

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The Digital Learning Center, designed to create world class thinkers, offers integrated thematic units in a student-centered classroom that allows for deep levels of differentiation.

This is what personalized learning looks like!

04/08/2019

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 at…

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Know the ISTE Standards for Students 1

Know the ISTE Standards for Students 1

06/09/2014

Topics: Standards, STEM & STEAM

Know the ISTE Standards for Students is a series of scenarios encouraging readers to use ISTE's student standards (ISTE…

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ISTE Standards for Coaches 1: Visionary leadership

ISTE Standards for Coaches 1: Visionary leadership

06/09/2014

Topics: Standards

ISTE Standards for Coaches 1: Visionary Leadership

Technology Coaches inspire and participate in the development and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive integration of…

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Connecting the classroom one relationship at a time

Connecting the classroom one relationship at a time

05/31/2014

Topics: Project-based learning, Standards

Todd Nesloney works in a big school district. In fact, it's one of the largest in Texas, but not for the reasons you might expect. It doesn't have the most students, but it does cover a lot of ground. Waller Independent School District, located between Houston and Austin, spans 328 square…

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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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What does Common Core look like in the classroom?

What does Common Core look like in the classroom?

04/19/2014

Topics: Standards

Imagine if you could stop struggling to meet endless standards and simply teach the way you wanted. What would your classroom look like? How would you spend your class time?

Chances are, your vision isn't too far off from what a…

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4 myths about student-centered learning

4 myths about student-centered learning

03/29/2014

Topics: Standards

Student-centered learning — in which students are independent learners who take charge of their own education — has become something of a holy grail among educators. But the problem with holy grails is that they quickly…

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