Chris McMurray

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EPS Essentials of Personalized Learning

Essentials of Personalized Learning Personalized learning experiences are centered on the unique interests and needs of the learners, providing …

Scaling Personalized Learning: Alex Hernandez on Creating a Shared Vision

Alex Hernandez of Charter School Growth Fund shares lessons learned from charter networks. To scale personalized learning schools must define what …

What student choice and agency actually looks like

Student agency, which we might loosely define as students’ ability to influence their own learning, undoubtedly plays a critical role in …

Pedagogy

Getting Started with Personalized Learning

“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” By Brain HerbertI often hear I love the …

Teaching

Personalized Learning Chart v3

Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization (PDI) Chart version 3 by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey 12/2013<p>Go to the Toolkit page on Personalize Learning for more information http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/toolkit.html<p>There is a difference between personalization, …

How Do We Measure Social and Emotional Learning?

Improving Report Cards<p>In <i>The Other Side of the Report Card: Assessing Students' Social, Emotional, and Character Development</i>, J.J. Ferrito, Dominic …

Can technology replace teachers? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Harpreet Purewal

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Anxiety about losing your job to technology is both a rational and growing fear. Andy Haldane, the chief economist at the Bank of England, recently …

Oxford University

What the Savviest School Administrators Know About Education Technology

Opinion | Edtech Business<p>What the Savviest School Administrators Know About Education Technology<p>By Betsy Corcoran     Aug 30, 2016<p>Image Credit: …

How to Tell a Good Story, as Explained by George Saunders, Ira Glass, Ken Burns, Scott Simon, Catherine Burns & Others

All of us instinctively respond to stories. This has both positive and negative effects, but if we don't understand it about ourselves, we've won't …

Home Internet Access for All Students Is a Game-Changer

An ongoing challenge for technology-focused K-12 schools is ensuring that all students have home Internet access. This issue is especially important …

Are You Addicted to Being Judgy?

Of all the wondrous array of thoughts that are possible, negative judgments about ourselves and others are one of the mind’s compulsive obsessions. …

Mindfulness

The Glue Helping At-Risk Students Stick With School

Washington, D.C., added pathways coordinators to its high schools to try to help kids who are behind on credits catch up.<p>The percentage of students at Washington, D.C., public schools who graduate from high school in four years is at an all-time high. But at 69 percent, the district’s graduation …

Education

Attention Over Detention: The Power of Personalized Mindfulness

Nick Mosca holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard with an emphasis on mindfulness in education. His courses, webinars, and presentations have …

Six Ways to Improve High School Graduation Rates

Commentary<p>Students are more likely to earn a diploma if they do well in 9th grade<p>As the final months of the 2016-17 school year unfold, the nation’s …

When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline

If you know anything about New Orleans public schools, you probably know this: Hurricane Katrina wiped them out and almost all the schools became privately run charters.<p>Many of those schools subscribed to the <i>no excuses</i> discipline model — the idea that if you crack down on slight misbehavior, you …

Page 1: Standards

How will Ms. Begay know she is teaching her students everything they need to learn this year?<p>Page 1: Standards<p>There are two types of standards: …

Textbooks in the digital world

For decades, textbooks were seen as the foundation for instruction in American schools. These discipline-specific tomes were a fundamental part of …

The Post-Lecture Classroom: How Will Students Fare?

A new study finds moderate student gains in courses where lectures take place at home and "homework" happens in the classroom.<p>If college professors spent less time lecturing, would their students do better?<p>A three-year study examining student performance in a “flipped classroom” — a class in which …

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked …

Teachers' Low Expectations for Students of Color Found to Affect Students' Success

A new study adds to the growing body of research saying that teachers' expectations of students matter, and that they tend to underestimate the …

Teaching

How EdTech Can Be Used to Alleviate Inequalities in the Classroom

As technology becomes more accessible to more students, thanks to schools investing in more 1 to 1 initiatives, it becomes important to recognize the …

New Study Shows the Impact of PBL on Student Achievement

About the Study<p>In our study, we randomly assigned second-grade teachers in high-poverty schools that had low performance on state tests to two …

3 Shifts in the Use of Ed Tech: Exploring, Personalizing, Closing Equity Gaps

New ISTE CEO Richard Culatta identifies the biggest changes in how technology is affecting teaching and learning as roughly 20,000 educators and …

Education Technology

Planning with OneNote

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license<p>Integrating technology in schools can be challenging. Often it is seen as …

‘It’s Personalized, Online, and Blended’: How to Make Edtech Buzzwords Substantive

column | Learning Strategies<p>‘It’s Personalized, Online, and Blended’: How to Make Edtech Buzzwords Substantive<p>By Jin-Soo Huh (Columnist)     Mar 30, …

Education Technology

What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

Students described an integrated biology and art project that asked them to research the origins of a disease that had significance for them, and to …

Are U.S. Kids Creative Enough?

They may not be as creative as we had assumed, a new study finds. Education expert Amanda Ripley on the lessons for American teachers and …

The Future Without Grades

<i>By Erin Millar, journalist and author</i><p>Out with the old. (Image © Brad Holt)<p>Imagine it’s report card day. Your child (who, for the purposes of this …

High School