Makisha Rogers

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The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology

For my purposes, qualitative formative assessment is the ongoing awareness, understanding, and support of learning that is difficult or impossible to …

36 Weeks of Innovation for Your Classroom

Recently, it’s been reported that U.S. “Millennials” are not making the mark when it comes to technology proficiency and problem solving when …

Education Technology

Digital Portfolios . . . Making the Learning Visible

As promised, here is my second post about <i>Making Learning Visible and Digital Portfolios . . .</i> Forgive me for any technical problems, or the lack of …

10 ways to use Skype in the classroom

<i>**The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding P-20 education in America. The opinions contained</i> …

Education Technology

Agility-Teaching Toolkit

2015’s Top Education Technology Trends

<i>Editor’s note: This piece was originally written by Katie Lepi and ran on February 28th, 2014. A lot has changed since then, so we’ve had author</i> …

23 Amazing Free Teacher Resources on PBS LearningMedia

We all know PBS—home of news, history videos, and PBS Kids shows—but you probably haven’t <i>really</i> explored PBS LearningMedia until you’ve seen all of …

What if we had Genius Hour for teachers?

Photo credit: https://flic.kr/p/e77s5P<p>We currently have time built into our weekly schedule for teacher collaboration, and that's a good thing. But …

Why Twitter Matters: 4 Reasons for Teachers

Why would any teacher want to be on Twitter?<p>It is the kids’ turf. It’s their space for wardrobe selfies, social angst, sports action shots, and Mean …

The Makings of a Makerspace: Three Examples

In late October, 2013, I visited several makerspaces in the bay area crammed into one day, and blogged about my discoveries here.<p>Then, in summer …

Makerspaces

Goodbye Hallways and Welcome to Idea Street!

When someone enters your building or classroom, is it inviting them to be innovative or does it bring out a sense of something else? At our Middle …

How tech-driven learning can benefit students with disabilities

As technology makes its way into classrooms, the question of what effect innovative strategies will have on students with disabilities remains wide …

Education Technology

Do You Teach Science or Reading Comprehension?

OK humor me for a moment. Think back on science classes you took as a kid? What was the class like? How about science in your classroom? What are …

Teaching

Grin and BEAR "I.T." | Personalizing PD with digital learning coaches

Situation: Effective use of technology is essential for teaching and learning in a global, digital age. <br>Problem: Many teachers do not know how to …

5 ways teachers can foster creative thinking with technology

Why do we teach? For me personally, it is the moment my students come up with original ideas, innovations, inventions. Simply put, a different way of …

The Complicated Problem Of Race And Special Education

A study released last month by the American Educational Research Association found that minority students are underrepresented in special education services. This same study raised suspicion around the racial imbalance among special education students and contradicted previous findings that …

Special Education

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Summary Poem Activity<p>List ten key words from an assigned text.<br>• Do a free verse poem with the words you highlighted.<br>• Write a summary of the reading …

4 AR tools to build executive function and engagement

Imagine your classroom filled with purposeful, motivated, strategic, goal-directed learners. What would students be able to do? What would your …

30+ tools for diverse learners

New discoveries about the workings of the learning brain have converged with advancements in educational technology to finally make possible the …

Five Types of Digital Content Data You Can Use in Personalized Learning Pathways

Data-driven decision making is a foundation of personalized learning. From the grouping of students, to strategic assignment of content, to keeping …

Education Technology

Steal these ideas from Project ReimaginED!

Earlier this spring, we asked the most innovative teachers we know to send us great lesson plans that align to the Common Core and ISTE Standards. …

Teacher: “I don’t have time to use technology in my teaching”

A teacher said to me “I don’t have time to use technology in my teaching”.What a strange thing to say! – I can’t think of any other professional …

Teaching