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By Innovative Ed | Readings on the edge of technology innovation in schools. Curated by the Tarrant Institute.

Personalized STEM learning at Essex High School - Innovation: Education

New podcast episode: Essex STEM Academy

In this episode, we talk with math educator and STEM Academy leader Lea Ann Smith about Essex High School’s …


A Pledge to Responsible Use of Student Data

By Mark SchneidermanCompanies that provide technology services to educational organizations call for better security practices, not new regulations …


Why Texting Should Be Part of Teaching

By Scott HammResearch into texting between teachers and students shows that it can drive engagement and deliver results.


Hack your classroom: flexible physical learning environments - Innovation: Education

Flexible learning environments have a physical component — and effect

CC BY 2.0: “Old school desk” by flickr user SandtoGlass, cropped. Original image …


The backlash to STEM education - Innovation: Education

There is a lot of conversation about the importance of STEM education – in the media, in politics, and among educators. With so many voices …


3 iPad apps for audio - Innovation: Education

Create compelling audio in iOS

Which free iPad audio app will work best for your classroom? That depends on three things: age range, complexity and …

Audio Quality

Making Civil War videos like Ken Burns - Innovation: Education

Narrating WW Isaac Robbins’ letters home

Ken Burns’ epic nine-part documentary on The U.S. Civil War ranks among the most powerful teaching videos …

Civil War

Separate Science in New Zealand - Innovation: Education

Kia ora! You may (or may not) have noticed that the semi-regularly occurring Science Saturdays column has been off the radar for a little bit. This …


Digital Display: add badges to digital portfolios - Innovation: Education

100 years of Girl Scouts can’t be wrong

Digital badges have potential to serve as both markers of achievement and as a vehicle for those of us who …


Storing digital badges for portfolios - Innovation: Education

What are some mechanisms for keeping track of digital credentials?

As we work with schools who are piloting digital badge programs on the BadgeOS …


3 tools for interactive timelines - Innovation: Education

Find new uses for data visualization

Free, online timeline tools allow students to break free of the traditional two-dimensional timeline and create …


Encouraging Conversations with EdPuzzle - Innovation: Education

Make active video viewing a social activity

encouraging conversations with EdPuzzle

Edpuzzle opens up the possibility for both students and teachers to …


Girls Still Lag Behind Boys at Math, Study Finds

Despite decades of global efforts to get more young women to study and pursue careers in math and science, girls still lag behind their male classmates in terms of academic performance and career aspirations in so-called STEM-related fields.

Using results from a 2012 assessment given to about a …

Mathematics Education

A flipped classroom in Thailand - Innovation: Education

Comparing achievement in an economics classroom

The flipped classroom is a new teaching method that reverses the traditional homework model. In the …


Technology in the math classroom - Innovation: Education

A 1958 illustration of “the push-button classroom” by Radebaugh. (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

When we first started our work with the Tarrant Institute I was …

Wilton High School pilots Google Glass

Wilton High School senior Cooper Pellaton wearing Google Glass.Thanks to the federally funded Carl D. Perkins grant, Google Glass will be …


Google Maps and Google Earth: What's the difference?

Google has two distinctly different apps — Maps and Earth — that can handle similar tasks but are used in very different ways.Whereas on the desktop …


Active video viewing - Innovation: Education

Encourage critical thinking & discussion with note-taking

I have been excited lately with the potential of using in blended classrooms to …

Celebrating Pi Day with your students - Innovation: Education

The most epic Pi Day ever: 3/14/15 9:26:53 am and pm

Larry Shaw, the founder of Pi Day, at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Math …

Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads - Innovation: Education

Send your students around the world to tell their stories

These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and …


2 tools for building hidden object games with students - Innovation: Education

Tie video game authorship to language learning

Last time we looked at how hidden object games can support language learning, and how to assess …

Using hidden object games to support language learning - Innovation: Education

Let language-based video games engage students

ELL students and others who struggle with reading issues feature an uphill battle for skill mastery …

Thursday Links Round Up: finding primary sources for history and art - Innovation: Education

Let Google bring the world to your students

Primary sources? Yes please!

As you delve into your various teaching units, why not take your students on a …

DIY: build your own podcasting booth - Innovation: Education

In 30 minutes with things you find around a hardware store.

And a fabric store.

You’re gonna have to do a little shopping, is what.

But since even a …

Robotics, PBL, and collaboration - Innovation: Education

At TechJam this past autumn I was fortunate to run into a number of student groups who were there to show off projects. That forum, and others like …

Google Maps

Project-based learning at Essex Middle School: algebra and songwriting - Innovation: Education

Making math and music at The Edge

We were lucky enough to get to sit down with three groups of students at Essex Middle School’s Edge Academy just …

Making time lapse videos with students - Innovation: Education

Using Lapse It for Android

Students at Saint Francis Xavier school in Winooski used Lapse It, a time lapse camera app to demonstrate the mitosis …