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Actionable Feedback Is Essential for Growth

Have you ever seen one of those Life Lock commercials where the patient is in the dentist chair and a man looks in his mouth dressed as a dentist …

Pedagogy

Teachers Gain From Peer Review

How It's Done<p>Choose Student Work to Analyze<p>Choose work that your students haven’t yet mastered so you can get feedback on how to best move forward. …

Teaching

Techniques for Guaranteeing Quality Classroom Assessments

Classroom assessment is a major responsibility of any and all teachers. However, as weighty as the term actually is, it’s also a very broad and …

Teaching

Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

So how can we provide this kind of feedback -- the kind that students actually listen to, understand, and use -- in a timely manner? Before looking …

Gaining Understanding on What Your Students Know

Designing An Exit Ticket<p>Teachers design their own exit tickets. A good exit ticket is linked to the objective of the lesson, focusing on one …

Online learning startup Codecademy launches paid Pro courses

Codecademy has spent the last several years building a large community of learners with free lessons aimed at teaching its users the basics of how to code. But now it’s betting that many of them will be willing to pay for more intensive courses.<p>When Codecademy founder and CEO Zach Sims founded the …

startups

‘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, …

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 Essentials for Success in a Blended [Literacy] Classroom

The use of digital learning spaces has exploded in use in classrooms nearly everywhere. Through Learning Management Systems (LMS) many educators are …

What’s the Difference Between Blended and Personalized Learning?

<i>This post originally appeared at the Christensen Institute on April 25, 2017.</i><p>Earlier this month, after two exhilarating and exhausting days at the …

Don't Just Do 'Station Rotation': 3 New Ways to Teach With Tech

A new paper looks at how a handful of teachers have modified their use of the "station rotation" blended learning model to better serve their …

These 5 Teachers Showcase the Future of Blended Learning’s ‘Station Rotation’ Model

Milton Bryant is the first to admit that implementing blended learning successfully didn’t come overnight. For the past four years, Bryant has been …

Students' Sense of Belonging: What the Research Says

—Getty<p>Students pick up signals from their schools and peers about whether or not they belong, perceptions that can affect their success both inside …

Students

Blended | Teaching Commons

What is a blended course?<p>A blended approach (also known as “hybrid”) integrates face-to-face and online learning. A “flipped classroom” is considered …

Pedagogy

The Art of Teamwork to Build Great Blended Learning Experiences

As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. And for the science department at Monroe Middle School in Monroe, Wisconsin, Wendy Dyrhaug …

Inspiration Stations: A Creative Spin on the Station Rotation

This year, I’ve focused on using the Station Rotation Model to:• create smaller learning communities within our larger class<br>• spend more time working in …

Personalized Learning: Lessons from Implementation

Personalized learning focuses on meeting students' individual needs while incorporating their interests and preferences. What does this look like in …

Personalized Learning is a Transformative Idea Without a Transformative Technology

By: Neerav Kingsland. Without a technological breakthrough, the current personalized learning efforts will (at best) lead to modest improvements in …

Personalized Learning: A Student-Centered Approach for Learning Success

<i>Janet Pittock, Curriculum Director, and Cassondra Corbin-Thaddies, Director of Professional Learning</i><p>Personalized learning is no longer just a …

Optimizing EdTech for Collaborative, Personalized Learning and Enhanced Student Outcomes

In a recent interview, ICLE’s Eric Sheninger discusses how optimal use of technology can transform instruction, boost collaboration, support …

Education Technology

Future Ready Instructional Coaches™ - Future Ready Schools

Empowering instructional coaches to support a culture of innovation for teachers to personalize learning for students<p>Future Ready Instructional …

Three Ways You Can Harness Personalized Learning to Promote a Growth Mindset

If you’ve spent time instituting Stanford professor Carol Dweck’s work on mindsets in your classroom, you know that having a growth mindset is all …

One School's Quest for Personalized Public Education

A San Diego-area high school hopes a new program based on individual interests will keep more students in class. Will it work?<p>SAN DIEGO—To understand just how far Vista High School will go to keep kids interested in school, consider the case of 17-year-old Hernan Hernandez and his …

Education

What’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?

Earlier this month, after two exhilarating and exhausting days at the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, R.I., (which we …

No Grade Is Too Early for Flexible Seating

I began moving my first- and second-grade classroom to flexible seating with an old folding bench for kneeling and a sofa table for standing. These …

Pedagogy

5 social media uses we must teach in schools

Gallup conducted a poll titled “21st Century Skills and the Workplace” and found that 59% of the workforce “developed most of the skills they use in …

Social Media

Six Types of Classroom Video Projects - And 18 Video Creation Tools

The process of creating and publishing videos can be a great way to get students excited about researching, storytelling, and sharing their work with …

Standards For Educators

1<p>Learner<p>Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage …

Education Technology

Blended Learning with Station Rotations

Combining formative assessment, technology, and differentiated instruction<p>My first grade class has a wide range of ability levels; not all of my …

Pedagogy