Innovative Education

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

Finding ways to encourage student leadership - Innovation: Education

Student Leadership: The time is now<p>August is usually a time crammed with planning logistics for the start of the school year. It’s a time when …

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Climate, Community and Voice from Day 1 - Innovation: Education

Starting up <i>with</i> our students<p>Another exciting year is upon us. It may be difficult to wrest our attention from these glorious days of Vermont summer …

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The 7 rules parents must not break in the school drop-off line

If you have kids in school, you’ve witnessed it. The fighting, the brawling, the all-out chaos that makes “Lord of the Flies” look orderly.<p>And, no, it’s not the kids in the schoolyard. It’s the parents in the car drop-off or pick-up line. Or, as I call it, “the Thunderdome,” a Mad Max-style …

How the technology of Pokemon Go could transform everything from medicine to movies

At the University of Alberta, someone is thinking about how the technology behind Pokemon Go could transform everything from medicine to …

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How Libraries Are Becoming Modern Makerspaces

They’ve long served as communal gathering spots, but these civic institutions are becoming gateways to technological tinkering.<p>If you could ask Ben Franklin what public institution he would like to visit in America today, I bet he would say the public library. And if you asked him which part of the …

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Use Thinglink to explore identity - Innovation: Education

Creating and sharing digital selves<p>I’m participating in Thinglink’s Summer VR Challenge, and the first exercise in the challenge is to design your …

Teaching copyright with video mashups - Innovation: Education

In a 1:1 Android environment<p>Copyright.<p>Fair Use. Public Domain.<p>The meaning of these concepts as applied to creative work, has broadened dramatically …

Write Your Own History with PhotoCard

PhotoCard is a simple iOS app. You can use it to make postcards and then send to your friends and family. Useful enough right? It seems like an …

Limburg town offers Google Glass bike tours

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 by Janene Pieters<p>In the North-Limburg town, Arcen, tourists can now rent a Google Glass which will show them the way to …

Learn Like a Pirate: Key takeaways - Innovation: Education

Katy’s 2016 Summer Reading<p>Something about this book title and summer reading fits perfectly. The open ocean, pirates, and fierce independence. I’m …

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Social reading tools for summer reading - Innovation: Education

Audrey’s 2016 summer reading list<p>I’ve been thinking a lot lately about where technology fits into reading. Not just the e-book vs print book …

Education reform, more education reform and David Foster Wallace - Innovation: Education

Mark’s 2016 summer reading list<p>This past academic year was one of the busiest and most invigorating year I have had in my time as a student or …

Education, funny families and international espionage - Innovation: Education

My 2016 Summer Reading List<p>There are many thinks to look forward to as summer approaches. As an educator, I appreciate the calm I feel when school is …

Brainado! - Innovation: Education

An experiment in student-directed, open-ended project-based learning<p>What if an entire school set out to maximize student engagement?<p>What if there …

How students tell their PLP stories - Innovation: Education

Scaffolding PLPs so students understand them<p>5th and 6th graders from Fayston Elementary School took their personal learning plans (PLP) in …

The Arc of the LeBron James Story Reaches Its Climax

James Phelan, a literary scholar at Ohio State, heard it on sports-talk radio on Tuesday, even if fans and hosts weren’t saying it outright. The nature of the discussion about LeBron James conveyed that no matter what happened next, his legacy had been definitively chiseled.<p>There was “implicit …

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Negotiated curriculum and project-based learning - Innovation: Education

Building a democratic classroom at The Edge<p>Part of the power of implementing a negotiated curriculum is that it doesn’t just center student voice, it …

Negotiated curriculum at the unit level - Innovation: Education

Set boundaries, then let students drive the conversation<p>Negotiated curriculum is the idea that you can assemble a curriculum for your class by …

Assessing tech-rich instruction - Innovation: Education

The Six Question Framework for reflection<p>As the end of June nears and students take their final exams, clear out their lockers, and begin sleeping in …

Want end-of-year family involvement? - Innovation: Education

Try Passage Presentations.<p>The end of every school year is tough. Teachers and administrators struggle to keep students in line, finish assessments, …

How to introduce robotics and coding - Innovation: Education

If you buy them, kids will code.<p>This statement was the driving philosophy behind our purchase of a class set of Sphero programmable robots to …

Revolutionize student research with Padlet - Innovation: Education

Organize research materials digitally and collaboratively<p>Tiffany Michael, from Crossett Brook Middle School in Waterbury, Vermont, describes how her …

How mobile devices can enhance field trips - Innovation: Education

Enhance off-campus learning and boost emotional engagement<p>Having signed the permission slips, helped raise money, converted US dollars to Canadian, …

Craig Winslow Is Bringing Ghost Signs Back to Life

Matthew's Y.E.A.R. at The Compass School - Innovation: Education

Scaffolding year-end reflections<p>At The Compass School in Westminster, Vermont, students advance through grades by producing evidence of their …

Exploring careers in middle school - Innovation: Education

How one school tackles work-based learning<p>“Work-based learning experiences are activities that involve actual work experience or that connect …

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Creating cooperative learning spaces - Innovation: Education

A visualization exercise for changing classrooms<p>It’s not your imagination. It really is the time of year when everyone gets a little <i>wiggly</i>. (Or a …

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Going on Google Expeditions - Innovation: Education

Too many ‘awesomes’ to count.<p>That was a note I took while experiencing students’ reactions to Google Expeditions at Lamoille Union Middle/High School …

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MakerSpace Wonderland at Crossett Brook MS - Innovation: Education

The Story of MakerSpace: A Rabbit Interrupts a Drowsy Day<p>The story of MakerSpace at Crossett Brook Middle School begins with two bunnies. The bunnies …

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