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

You Can Now Watch 550,000 (Yes, That’s Right, 550,000!) Historical Videos Newly Uploaded To YouTube

YouTube’s Historical Footage Expands, Both Serious and Silly is the headline of a New York Times story about the Associated Press and British …

YouTube

Teachers as Learners: 6 Great Professional Development Ideas

Most teachers consider themselves life-long learners. As professionals, teachers are required to complete a certain amount of professional …

Education

New York Middle Schoolers Talk Straight About Race & Privilege

To some, the election and re-election of Barack Obama’s U.S. presidency represented the country entering a post-racial era that can imply the …

Police Bias

Pushing my thinking with summer reading - Innovation: Education

With July comes the “Dog Days” of summer – named due to their association with Sirius, the Dog Star. Sirius is the (second) brightest star in the …

Education

Good Stories and Hard Truths: Summer Reading - Innovation: Education

As I look at what I am reading and want to read this summer, it’s kind of all over the place. I’ll be reading about Vermont education, racial …

Education

Cameo by Vimeo: A Free Video Editor for iOS

When using an iPad, there are not many free video editors that are robust enough, or have enough features, to warrant you spending a lot of time and …

e-Learning

Summer reading reflection: - Innovation: Education

Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to be sea monsters

It’s summer and along with a lighter posting schedule for the month of July, I’m in need of …

Education

Santa Monica startup testing a ‘Little League’ of video games

On a sunny afternoon in Redwood City, Noah Fischer’s friends were probably playing outside. But the 13-year-old San Carlos student was hunkered down inside a darkened movie theater playing the video game “Minecraft.”

“I would totally want to do this every week. It’s really fun,” Fischer said as he …

Little League

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 …

Behind the Scenes of Who is Listening to Podcasts

New Podcast Stats From Edison Research

A new Edison research report has come out on who is listening to podcast showing how podcasting is continuing …

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges …

Education

Creating a self-paced Spanish class - Innovation: Education

Experiment with flexibility: tech + assessment

At Edmunds Middle School, in Burlington Vermont, Sarah Wright is rethinking assessment to create a …

Why Self-Publishing May Be the Best Writing Lesson Ever

Brian South is an English teacher in Naperville, Illinois, a suburb 30 miles west of Chicago. He is also the faculty advisor of the literary magazine …

Education

4 educators reflect on personalized learning - Innovation: Education

Setting goals for summer learning and beyond

Welcome, Mill River School! We are very curious as to what you guys are up to.

It’s Day 3 of the 2015 …

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 …

Dow, Smithsonian Partner on Teacher Scholar Program

Professional Development

The Dow Chemical Company and the Smithsonian Science Education Center have partnered to create The Dow Smithsonian Teacher …

Collaborative digital tools for faculty meetings - Innovation: Education

Go beyond back-channeling and unlock creative communication

This summer, look for ways to liven up your faculty meetings and delve a little deeper …

How to use MoveNote for screencasting - Innovation: Education

Embed yourself in your video lesson

MoveNote lets you create screencasts where you appear alongside the material, making how to screencast a lot more …

Making a difference with watershed science data - Innovation: Education

Students partner with local scientists in collecting, analyzing & disseminating water data

A group of 6th and 7th grade students took a trip through …

Making even more of "Beyond Bling" - Innovation: Education

A couple of weeks ago, Lucie deLaBruere of Learning with Lucie shared a post considering how we can embrace the emerging interest in Makerspace …

4 ways to keep social media manageable for educators - Innovation: Education

Be strategic with your time

Social media gives you a number of different ways to meet great innovative educators, willing to share what they’re doing …

New podcast ep: Making web apps at Williston Central - Innovation: Education

Vermont middle school educator created app at camp

In this episode of our podcast, we’re going to be hearing from math educator Jared Bailey, who …

Student-made geology games - Innovation: Education

Putting a human face on science storytelling

Lava flows down the halls of Main Street Middle School, in Montpelier, Vermont, and you must choose …

How Black Girls CODE is Placing Young Women of Color at the Forefront of Technology

While most children decorate their walls with Disney and Transformers posters, the withstanding fixture in my brother and my bedrooms is a small card …

Beyond Bling: how do we deepen Makerspace learning? - Innovation: Education

How do we move all new learners to the deep end of the pool?

Photo by Cecilia Denhard. CC 2.0

As I walked through an innovation showcase at SxSw 2015 …

Excellent Tool to Teach Students about Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 22, 2015

Digital Compass is a new tool released by Common Sense Media to help kids learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship and digital …

Education

Work For The Smithsonian

Help to digitize important collections at the Smithsonian Institute.

Project: Smithsonian Transcription Center

If you have spent much time in museums, you've likely spotted the occasional open back room door ... offering a tantalizing glimpse into the guts of the institution where all the important …

How to use Google Hangout for screencasting - Innovation: Education

Let this powerful tool save you time

There are a plethora of screencasting tools available for Mac, PC and Chromebook, but one way to create a …

10-Year-Old Gets Mission Song Stricken from California School District Curriculum

A 10-year-old Wukchumni boy is changing the way one California school district teaches Native history....