Innovative Education

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

4 resources for fighting fake news - Innovation: Education

Teaching news literacy in the social media age<p>We’ve been hearing a lot lately about the problem of fake news stories and how they might impact our …

Journalism

A model for service learning and leadership - Innovation: Education

Try “iLead”<p>Looking for a way to harness students’ energy while giving them meaningful work that appeals to their personal interests? One model for …

Student TED Talks, sound sculptures and a funk band - Innovation: Education

Student exhibitions of project-based learning<p>At this point we all know how important it is for students to share project-based learning with an …

Pilot projects show how VR will revolutionize education

A research report recently published in China entitled “The Impact of VR on Academic Performance,” asserts that virtual reality improves student test scores and knowledge retention. VR-based learning also tends to leave no student behind since it is able to appeal to even the least responsive of …

Beyond an audience of one - Innovation: Education

Why digital composition matters<p>I’d like you to think back to your days as a student. What kinds of writing did you do? Who read it? What made it …

Can virtual reality teach empathy? - Innovation: Education

Google Expedition aims to connect students with refugee experience<p>Teaching empathy to our future citizens of the world may be the most important work …

Virtual Reality

Project-based learning: Extreme weather PBL unit - Innovation: Education

This is Real World PBL<p>Now we’ve been down the PBL highway, looking at PBL planning, entry events, supports for PBL, culminating events, and …

Learning

Tracking proficiencies in Schoology - Innovation: Education

3 ways Schoology supports sustainable Proficiency-Based Learning<p>A learning management system (LMS) can be used to manage classroom workflow, create …

Culminating Events for Project-Based Learning - Innovation: Education

Honor scholars with an authentic audience for their work<p>The culminating event! It’s the lovely finish line of a Project-Based learning unit! The big …

5 Google Chrome apps and extensions for differentiation - Innovation: Education

Support for visual, attention & motor control challenges<p>Remember training Dragon Dictation to recognize your student’s voice? That technology was …

Data shows #vted leads nation in educators on Twitter - Innovation: Education

<b>Mark Olofson:</b> This is Mark Olofson with Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education and we’ve got a couple of other researchers with us today. Guys …

Assessment in Project-Based Learning - Innovation: Education

Signs along the way<p>Assessments can be hard to create and manage, but they are a necessary part of PBL. You can do it!<p>Assessments are often done with …

Assessment in Proficiency-Based Classrooms - Innovation: Education

3 examples using blended learning<p>Let’s explore how some Vermont teachers are shifting their instruction and assessment practices to move all students …

Why do action research? - Innovation: Education

5 benefits of doing action research in the classroom<p>Teachers are constantly tinkering, creating, learning, and growing. Action research is a slightly …

8 methods for reflection in project-based learning - Innovation: Education

It’s where the learning is<p>It is easy to not plan time for reflection in project-based learning (PBL) because there is just so much DOING! The …

How to evaluate student-led conferences - Innovation: Education

Feedback, feedback, feedback!<p>As educators, it’s absolutely critical that we reflect on our practices, especially new ones. As schools around the …

Education

Tackling school change as a community - Innovation: Education

Community conversations about education<p>What would you tell your neighbors about your school? What do you think they’d say in return? The Washington …

Education

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How can students reflect on their PLPs? - Innovation: Education

Students themselves tell the best stories of their learning<p>We wish we could hand you the one right way for students to reflect on their personal …

Education Technology

Entry events for project-based learning - Innovation: Education

Start with the dramatic, unexpected & memorable<p>Q: What do we really want from project-based learning?<p>A: We want students to care about this subject. …

Pedagogy

4 shifts for student-led conferences in a proficiency-based environment - Innovation: Education

Student-led conferences are for <i>students</i><p>Student-led conferences are a key strategy in personalized, student-centered educational practices.<p>And they’re …

Education

3 visualization exercises for proficiency-based learning - Innovation: Education

Outcomes, process and automaticity<p>I worked with a group of teachers this summer to re-think goal-setting with their students. We know it’s a key …

Planning a PBL unit - Innovation: Education

Resources to tackle project-based learning<p>Welcome to the PBL Highway, my new series aimed at helping you on the road to project-based learning! …

4 ways to begin using scales for assessment - Innovation: Education

Getting started assessing proficiency<p>School systems in Vermont and elsewhere are in the midst of a shift to proficiency-based learning. At the early …

Looking to try more student-directed learning? - Innovation: Education

Test the waters with “Genius Groups”<p>Start by turning your class over to students.<p>You heard me. Set aside classroom time to let your students design …

What work-based learning in Vermont can look like - Innovation: Education

On exploring flexible pathways to learning<p>This past August, Vermont Secretary of Education Dr Rebecca Holcombe addressed the 2016 Amplifying Student …

3 types of videos for showcasing content areas - Innovation: Education

Structures & examples for student filmmakers<p>Many students love working with video. Students can create videos for any subject to show specifically …

Proficiency-based teaching and learning in Vermont: who, why and how - Innovation: Education

Two examples of implementing proficiency-based scales of learning<p>Vermont educators and their students are on a journey. Let’s look at how one school …

Onward and upward - Innovation: Education

Achieving escape velocity with students as partners<p>Congratulations for making it through the first month of school! Whether it’s your first year as …