EdTech Pedagogy

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Start Training The Teachers And Stop Blaming The iPad

Recently overheard at ASU+GSV education conference someone opined: “I’m tired of hearing people say they’ve added an iPad to their school and now they are a 21st Century school. Give me a break! ”<p>There is a Grand Canyon-sized chasm that separates adding technology to the classroom and creating a …

Education Technology

Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

If you don’t use educational technology, you’re not a cool teacher. Whether you like it or not, that’s how today’s students see it. They are growing …

The Key to 21st Century Classrooms Isn't Tech. It's Evolved Teaching.

I often hear people question whether teachers are willing to embrace technology, but if we really want to transform teaching and learning, I think …

Education Technology

Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social

The enthusiasm shared by educators who understand that social media will forever impact their lives and practice is very reminiscent of the vibe …

Supporting the 4Cs in Learner-Centered Classrooms - Communication

Source<p><b>Communication</b> - Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support …

Project - Based Learning Using Technology | Continuing Education

TEC-959<p>Do you want to change the way your work gets done? Do you want to enhance all your lessons with collaborative learning? Now, you and your …

How Ed-Tech Is Necessary for Teachers to Educate Students in 21st-Century Skills

As the technological advances continue to emerge and support our daily lives, it is no wonder to see its impact on our global economy and education …

STEM, STEAM and STREAM: What are they and how are they taught?

With an increasing number of international schools and preschools incorporating STEM and STEAM (and even STREAM) into their curriculums, you may be …

SAMR Model Simply Explained for Teachers

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, here is one of our popular visuals on SAMR model we shared a few weeks ago. As we have stated elsewhere, …

The skills that every teen should learn before they ever get a cellphone

Being a teenager is like waking up every morning in a house of mirrors. You're everywhere and nowhere at once, trying to pinpoint which version of …

This Is What Your Awesome Technology Strategy Should Look Like: SAMR

Do you know why rubrics work so well? It presents a clear outline of what work needs to be done for both teachers and students. It is a map that sets …

Having a growth mindset as a teacher

Download PDF Transcript Transcript: Having a growth mindset as a teacherYou know there’s a lot of talk in education at the moment about growth …

The 30-second briefing: What is TPACK?

<b>What is TPACK?</b><p>There are lots of theories and models on technology and education, but if you are thinking about reflecting on your own use of …

Are We Modeling A Growth Mindset For Our Students?

Those of you that have followed my blog for a while know that I love to share content based technology resources that I have created to teach my own …

Why All Educators Need SAMR And TPACK

Lately, the work I’ve been doing with teachers and leaders has centered around the engaging and effective use of technology. In addition to …

Education Technology

The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Student Needs and Why

<i>Editor’s note: This is a slightly updated reprint of one of our most popular articles on the 21st century skills students need for life beyond the</i> …

Why Aren’t Tech-Enhanced Learning Strategies More Widely Used?

Although institutions continue to invest a considerable amount of time and money in technology-enhanced learning strategies, many aren't seeing …

Higher Education

Learner agency – be sure you’re asking the right questions

Agency.<p>It’s the word right at the centre of the new enhanced PYP.<p>Like many schools, our teaching team is starting to reflect on what this means for …

Pedagogy

12 Ways to Upgrade Your Classroom Design

<b>Listen to my interview with Bob Dillon (transcript):</b><p>Sponsored by Peergrade and mysimpleshow<p>This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. When you make a …

Teaching

Constructivism vs. Constructivism vs. Constructionism

<i>I wrote the below in 1997. I’m surprised that I still find references to it from time-to-time. That website may be going away soon, so I thought I’d</i> …

Pedagogy

Establishing A Culture Of ‘Can’ In Your Classroom

Establishing A Culture Of “Can” In Your Classroom by Terry Heick The long-term output of any school should be not just proficient students, but …

It's NOT About Google, It's About the LEARNING (ISTE Empowered Learner)

Pinterest<p>Using Google Tools to Support the ISTE Standards for Students<p>If you have followed this blog for very long, you know that I frequently share …

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What Differentiated Instruction Is–And Is Not

What Differentiation Is–And Is Not: The Definition Of Differentiation by TeachThought Staff For teacher’s and administrators, a useful definition of …

Empower Your Students with The 4 C's Learning Menu

Pinterest<p>Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu<p>YOU can empower your students with this 4 C’s learning menu! If you’ve followed this blog …

Education on Air: Seven essential elements of school transformation

 <br>Download PDF TranscriptTranscript: Education on Air: Seven essential elements of school transformationAll right. Hello everyone. Welcome to today’s …

How Kids Benefit From Learning To Explain Their Math Thinking

Math teachers of older students sometimes struggle to get students to explain their thinking with evidence. It’s hard to get kids in the habit of …

Here’s How to Keep a STEM Lesson on Track

How can teachers help students become deep thinkers and creative problem solvers – skills needed to solve the pressing challenges facing global …

Putting Creativity at the Center of Student Learning

Aileen Owens, director of innovation in Pittsburgh’s South Fayette school district, is changing mindsets about what it means to offer hands-on, …

Three Steps for Giving Feedback That Works: Find It, Flip It, Elevate It

“The last 10 percent is always the hardest part,” a direct report once said as he invited me to share what I was truly thinking about his performance.<p>Despite the open invitation, I found it hard to offer honest, direct feedback. For those of us taught to be kind, delivering bad news can feel like …

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