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Turn your classroom into a personalized learning environment

Turn your classroom into a personalized learning environment

08/16/2017

Topics: Assessment, Flipped learning, 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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See how one educator transformed learning for disadvantaged children

See how one educator transformed learning for disadvantaged children

04/25/2016

Topics: Digital storytelling, Education leadership, Video

This is an updated version of a post that published on April 26, 2015. 

California teacher Kristy Andre helped introduce technology to a small school in South Africa but returned to California with something even more important — proof that technology can transform the…

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Soledad O' 'Brien: Show students what's possible with tech

Soledad O'Brien: Show students what's possible with tech

09/14/2015

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Online learning, Personalized Learning, Video

We know that students from disadvantaged families face plenty of barriers to getting a college degree. They lack the money for tuition, books, and room and board. They face life stressors that often take priority over academic goals. They often don’t have the parental support and resources that…

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The complete guide to using machinima in the classroom

The complete guide to using machinima in the classroom

08/25/2015

Topics: Gaming, Project-based learning, Video

Ask any fifth grader to show you their favorite video, and you will likely see a Minecraft LP (which stands for “let’s play”) video. Chances are, when they aren’t playing games on their computers and phones, they are probably watching…

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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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Flip your classroom with instructional screencasts

Flip your classroom with instructional screencasts

04/15/2015

Topics: Flipped learning, Tools, Video

" "Sometimes I wish I could record myself teaching in September, then play it back to students in March so they can remember all the things they forgot," " said one veteran teacher I know with an exasperated sigh. She was looking for a way to provide small-group remediation while teaching new…

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What if you flipped a school?

What if you flipped a school?

04/08/2015

Topics: Video

Taking calculated risks is not the norm in most schools. Yet where there is risk, there is often great reward. That was our mindset in 2010, when the staff at Clintondale High School in Michigan realized we had to do something to lift our students who were struggling mightily. At that time, 52…

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Get your students excited about writing with digital storytelling

Get your students excited about writing with digital storytelling

03/17/2015

Topics: Digital storytelling, Tools, Video

For two years, I taught in Cape Town, South Africa. My students, who were from townships right outside Cape Flats, had the opportunity to attend a boarding academy, which was a safer environment than other nearby schools. Most of them had not been exposed to much technology, and because their…

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Super-Awesome Sylvia's Arduino heartbeat pendant

Super-Awesome Sylvia's Arduino heartbeat pendant

02/13/2015

Topics: Makerspaces, STEM & STEAM, Video

Super-Awesome Sylvia started making and tinkering when she was 7, and like a lot of kids, she loves to try new things. One year after visiting a nearby Maker Faire, she and her dad were inspired to create a web show about making.

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