Innovative Education

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

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 …

Education

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 …

Teaching

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 …

Education

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 …

Innovation

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

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 …

Education

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 …

Education

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 …

Students

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 …

Lebron James

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 …

Curriculum Development

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Making history on the radio with community partners - Innovation: Education

Middle school students power Brattleboro’s radio days<p>Brattleboro, Vermont was incorporated back in 1753, a former military fort that embraced …

Curiosity Projects: A stepping-stone to Personalized Learning - Innovation: Education

What is curiosity?<p>Is curiosity important? What does it mean to be a curious learner? What am I curious about?<p>These are some of the questions …

Minecraft + Math = Amazing Learning!

Minecraft + Math = Amazing Learning Experience<p>This has been on of my FAVORITE math lessons all year!! And judging from my third graders responses, it …

Implementing 1:1 norms and digital citizenship - Innovation: Education

How do student behaviors change?<p>Debi Serafino, a math teacher at Brattleboro Area Middle School, presents the results of her semester-long action …

Project-based learning and math - Innovation: Education

How much do you want to change the world?<p>As project-based learning gives students a way to tackle authentic problems in the world and accomplish …

Mathematics