Lora CBR

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Universal Design for Learning and Digital Accessibility: Compatible Partners or a Conflicted Marriage?

UDL and digital accessibility's perceived tensions can be reduced when institutions create and follow an implementation plan.<p>Universal design for …

Accessibility

Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

August 13, 2018 | By and<p>Last summer, we began an exciting pilot project to understand whether instructional technology coaching ultimately leads to …

The role of evidence in teaching and learning

<i>Research Conference 2018, hosted by the Australian Council for Educational Research, took place in Sydney this month. In his keynote, ACER CEO</i> …

Pedagogy

Visual literacy – questions to ask your students

Much like digital literacy, visual literacy is cross disciplinary and can be applied in most subject areas.<p>Therefore, educators are encouraged to not …

Education Technology

If Students Aren't Trying on International Tests, Can We Still Compare Countries' Results?

—Lee Jin-man/AP-file<p>By Stephen Sawchuk<p>Many students seem to be blowing off a major international exam, leading some researchers to argue that the …

Education

Divergent Thinking and the Innovation Funnel

<i>“Brilliant ideas often seem ridiculous.”</i><p>- Brendan Boyle, IDEO Toy Lab Founder<p>We sat down with IDEO Toy Lab Founder Brendan Boyle to talk about …

Design

Elevating the teaching profession

We live in a world in which the kind of things that are easy to teach and test have also become easy to digitise and automate. Education has won the …

Systems Thinking: What, Why, When, Where, and How?

If you’re reading The Systems Thinker®, you probably have at least a general sense of the benefits of applying systems thinking in the work-place. …

10 Characteristics of an Innovative Classroom

By onJuly 16, 2018 4:27 PM<p>If your goal is to engage and educate students to the greatest extent possible, you need to consider the benefits of an …

Pedagogy

How to Set the Conditions for Innovation

Cutting Through the Complexity: A Roadmap for Effective Collaboration (Blog)

By David Ehrlichman, David Sawyer, & Matthew SpenceCollaborations and networks rarely achieve their ambitious goals. Here’s what it takes to make …

This Year, Lead Like a Designer

There are many versions of the design thinking process. Two of the most common come from the Stanford d.School and IDEO. In their book <i>Moments of</i> …

Essential Design Thinking Videos and Methods

<i>The following resources are recommended in order to assist you to better understand Design Thinking. These resources, videos, and tools should be</i> …

21 simple design elements that will make any School Assessment Task sheet accessible

If you have a child in secondary school in Australia, you are probably familiar with assessment task sheets. They outline the task a student has to …

Teaching

Emergent EDU: Complexity and Innovation in Higher Ed

Guided by the principles of complexity science and working collectively, innovation leaders can and should develop the frameworks that both speak to …

Higher Education

How to Design Classrooms Effectively for Digital Learners

Here’s an interesting question: how much of a difference does it make to learning when we choose to design classrooms effectively? What effect does …

Leading with inner agility

Disruptive times call for transformational leaders with a knack for addressing complex problems. To navigate effectively, we must learn to let go—and …

Looking at educational data through a sharper lens

Society is awash with data and so are schools and school systems. The good news is most of this data is available electronically. The gap in terms of …

12 Creatives Who Will Inspire You to Think on Paper

Did you know that drawing is thinking? Each time we scribble some shapes in a margin, bubble an idea, or make a stick figure stand on its head, our …

Why Effective Digital Learning Shouldn’t Disrupt Traditional Teaching Techniques

In my work as a digital learning specialist, I’m charged with helping teachers try new classroom strategies and learn to use the technology tools …

Best Practices for Mathematical Modeling

By Ellen Dairyko, UChicago STEM Education Curriculum Developer<p>Process and practice standards — standards that describe what it means to do …

Understanding design thinking lean and agile

Visual Thinking

Follow<p>Visual Thinking<p>Visual thinking is important in today’s business settings. This book provides you the skills to develop your own style and …

5 Insightful Design Thinking Frameworks

During a recent consulting engagement, I was asked by an inquisitive team member on what “value” would a design thinking methodology (abbreviated to …

The real-world application of maths learning

<i>Last month we brought you news of the two school teams that have made it through to the finals of the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge</i> …

7 Ways of Nurturing Student Creativity and Why It Matters

In our travels, we’ve asked educators all over the world about the most important skills kids need to thrive beyond school. It’s pleasing to see that …

Creativity

This is Why Asking Meaningful Questions Really Matters

Asking meaningful questions is a cornerstone of learning and living because it’s a practice we use every day. In fact, the majority of our success in …

Measuring Whole School Attainment in ICT Capability — EducationHQ Australia

Today, the most important judgement about the educational value of your school will be the various changes it brings about in its students over time. …

IT

Introducing a Framework for High Quality Project Based Learning

By Tom Vander Ark and Emily Liebtag - Projects are an easy way to engage students in authentic challenges, but delivering all of the possible …

Can Creativity be Taught? Results from research studies

George Land’s Creativity Test<p>In 1968, George Land conducted a research study to test the creativity of 1,600 children ranging in ages from …