Course 1 Articles

By CoETaIL | Articles to ponder as you go through course 1 of the COETAIL program.

Learning

3 tips to boost your confidence | TED-Ed

16 Modern Realities Schools (and Parents) Need to Accept. Now.

It’s been interesting to watch over the last year or so a growing chorus of parents, authors, educators and even some policy makers begin to …

Technology without Teaching is Just Another Textbook

Chrissie Wywrot is a freelance writer and social media expert with focuses on LinkedIn profile development and blogging. She is also an advocate for …

When context overshadows concepts

One of the most enjoyable (and challenging) parts of teaching is taking statements from the curriculum and finding a context for children to make …

Education

Q&A With The Authors of A New Culture of Learning

I consult with organizations around the world on leadership, innovation, management and business narrative. For many years I worked at the World Bank, where I held many management positions, including director of knowledge management (1996-2000). I am currently a director of the Scrum Alliance, an …

Social media as powerful method of learning – the evidence

Discussion around social media and learning tends to focus on the networking effects; the fact that you are in touch with others and gain from that …

What is Understanding by Design? Author Jay McTighe explains.

Signature Experiences: The Moments We Fall in Love With Learning

What are the moments in your PK-12 education that were transformative, or had the most lasting impact on you? It’s fascinating to hear people …

Education

Time to redesign curriculum for the digital age

In too many schools, technology integration has come to mean retrofitting new technology to outdated curriculum. Digital tools are tacked onto …

How to Determine if Student Engagement is Leading to Learning

<i>Excerpted from the book, “UnCommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids,” by Eric Sheninger, published by Corwin, 2015.</i> <b>Engagement Does Not</b> …

Learning

This just in! Read the draft of the new ISTE Standards for Students

Do today’s students need to be empowered learners, knowledge constructors, innovative designers? Should they be computational thinkers and global …

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom

Transforming teaching practices is a long, slow road. But increasingly schools and teachers experiencing success are sharing their ideas online and …

Learning

Goodbye Zite, I Totally Knew You. Now for Some Alternatives

If you search the archives here, you'll see that I've been a huge fan of the iOS news app Zite for years. If you follow me on Twitter you've probably …

Social Media

Use blogging for reflection and assessment

When I introduced blogging to my high school physics students, they weren’t exactly ecstatic. I thought I had it all planned out perfectly. I …

What Makes a Question Essential?

<b>Essential Questions</b><p><b>Not Essential Questions</b><p>• How do the arts shape, as well as reflect, a culture?<p>• What common artistic symbols were used by the …

The Secret Power of ‘Read It Later’ Apps

<i>By Tiago Forte of</i> <i>Forte Labs</i><p>At the end of 2014 I received an email informing me that I had read over a million words in the ‘read it later’ app Pocket …

Productivity

KQED

<b>By Will Richardson</b><p>We’re halfway to school when my 14-year-old son remembers a homework assignment he forgot to do for biology class.<p>“Something big?” …

KQED

<i>This is the first of a two-part conversation with Yong Zhao about standards, testing and other core elements of the modern system of education, and</i> …

​The #InnovatorsMindset: What We Can Learn from Carly Rae Jepsen and the Harvard Baseball Team… – Medium

​The #InnovatorsMindset: What We Can Learn from Carly Rae Jepsen and the Harvard Baseball Team #CE15<p><i>The following excerpt is from my new book,</i> <i>The</i> …

The 13 most innovative schools in the world

NLE<p>Innovation in education can look like lots of things, like incorporating new technology or teaching methods, going on field trips, rejecting …

Education

Beyond words: How to write for readability

Treat your reader with respect. Do not underestimate their intelligence or willingness to go on a journey with you. They want to go with you, but you …

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web

Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.<p>When Reuben Loewy took up his first teaching gig in 2012, he had a major revelation: The digital revolution has dramatically …

Education

Never Too Late: Creating a Climate for Adults to Learn New Skills

When it comes to kids, growth mindset is a hot topic in education. Studies indicate that children who view intelligence as pliable and responsive to …

Professional Development

On the Path Toward Community Connections | Active Learning

Source: Creative Commons Images (Flickr) taken by Heather, September 11, 2011.<br>https://flic.kr/p/amjKMc<p>In theory, I have blogged about the importance …

I am a lurker…but I am changing… – Future Wise

<i>Am I a creator or a consumer?</i><p><b>I have a confession to make…I am a lurker…but I am changing…</b><p>Throughout reading chapters 1 & 2 from Jeff Utecht’s Reach I …

Social Media FOR Schools: Developing Shareable Content for Schools

<b>Interested in working with me? Consider hiring me as a consultant to coach your administration and staff to develop shareable content for your …

Digital Marketing

Teaching with Twitter Infographic

<b>Teaching with Twitter Infographic</b>Teachers and students are turning to social media to help inform their learning. This movement – often referred to …

Social Media