Shana Sewalt

52 Flips | 11 Magazines | @ShanaSewalt | Educator, school librarian, & tech integration specialist with a passion for supporting teachers & students as they build 21st century literacies

How I Became a PBL Teacher by Making it My Own Project | Blog | Project Based Learning

April 30, 2018<br>How I Became a PBL Teacher by Making it My Own Project<p>Teaching through Project Based Learning can be scary and overwhelming at first. …

Smokey Daniels on Student Inquiry

This week on the Heinemann Podcast, we're talking with Harvey 'Smokey' Daniels, author of The Curious Classroom, about Student-Directed Inquiry.

Measuring What Matters

We recently traveled to Boise to visit the team and students at One Stone and got a chance to sit down with the National Advisory team to unpack the …

Education Technology

Get Motivated To Do Project-Based Learning Right with Ross Cooper [Encore Episode and the 6th...

Doing Projects vs. Project Based Learning PBL

This graphic captures the difference between doing projects as a culminating “dessert” event of a traditionally taught unit and a PBL unit that …

Teaching in the 21st Century

Last week I joined over five hundred educators from across the Asia-Pacific region to share ideas on education in the 21st century. The consistent …

Flipgrid or Recap: Which Should I Use?

This year I have tried two great, and similar tools, for asking students to make quick videos of themselves and submit them for viewing. Last month I …

Print Custom Sticky Notes with Google Slides

Post-it and other brands of sticky notes are put to good use everyday by teachers and students. The Post-it website has a page filled with resources …

Starting Out with Project-Based Learning

<i>By Rachelle Dene Poth</i><p>I recently came to a realization: the PBL (Project-Based Learning) that I had been providing to my students over the past few …

Pedagogy

ARVRinEDUViewer Infographic Template

Infographics

Preparing Students for a Project-Based World

Authored by Bonnie Lathram, Bob Lenz and Tom Vander Ark<p>In the paper, <i>Preparing Students for a Project-Based World</i>, released jointly by Getting Smart …

Pedagogy

6 Small Steps To Shift Toward Project-Based Learning

If you are new to project-based learning you don’t have to make the shift all at once. Here are a six baby steps that you can take to begin shifting …

Pedagogy

21st Century Skills: The 4Cs

Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection | Mind/Shift KQED News

When educators take the time to explicitly frame the maker activities and build meaningful reflection in at the end, they’re helping to ensure kids …

Why certified school librarians are a school district biggest bargain! Awesome infograph #istelib #tlchat https://t.co/Z4wBL7JTo3

A1 - #DigCit has 9 components. Teach all of them to offer solid programming. #ISTEChat https://t.co/lvyuMiL0RG

What's Hot in Literacy

A closer look<p>This year, we examined how the topics relate to one another to emphasize not just what's hot but also what matters most in literacy …

The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Digital Making Curriculum

At Raspberry Pi, we’re determined in our ambition to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world: one way we pursue …

The 4 Common Characteristics of Personalized Learning

Teaching with Technology<p>iNACOL offers ideas for implementing personalized learning in K-12 schools with the support of families and the …

Identity Theft and How to Prevent It - A New Common Craft Video

Not every attempt at identity theft is as obvious as the Nigerian Prince scam. Attempts at identity theft come in the forms of emails that look like …

7 Blogging Tools for Teachers Compared and Ranked - Updated for 2017

One of last year's most popular posts featured my chart comparing seven popular blogging tools for teachers and students. Given the recent update to …

YALSA Teen Book Finder Database launches!

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) just launched its new Teen Book Finder Database. Like the Teen Bookfinder App, the database …

Teens

Getting Smart Podcast | 10 Leaders on High Quality PBL: Doing it Well at Scale

At a recent High-Quality PBL steering committee meeting, we had the chance to ask ten EdLeaders to share their thoughts for this podcast around the …

Moving Beyond Lego Walls - Worlds of Learning

In my newest book, <i>The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces</i>, I talk a lot about how educational makerspaces schould be unique, meaningful and …

Makerspaces

5 Tips for Using Family Time with Apps to Promote Learning

When we think of apps for kids, we often think of games for either entertainment or learning. But apps aren’t limited to just games or books—they can …

The three strategies makers use (and how to activate them)

Some people are excellent makers. Never seeing problems, only challenges. Solving things, being fearless, happy, explorative, the lot. And some …

Prototypes