Jen Hegna

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Study Questions Whether Standardized Tests Assess Learning Or Engagement

I’ve previously written about research finding that at least 15 percent, and possibly as much as 30 percent, of a test taker’s success could depend …

Arriving Now: Your Self-Driving Car

In technology, big breakthroughs always seem to take longer than we assume. There’s an amusing recursive “law” that describes this phenomenon, <b>Hofstadter’s Law</b>, which states: “It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.” <b>**</b><p>Hofstadter’s Law is a wry way of …

3 Things Great Leaders Do That Achieve Amazing Results | Inc.com

When it comes to leadership, it's good if you have great personal qualities such as authenticity, integrity, humility, etc., but at some point, you have to achieve results.<p>Results are the benchmark of success and to do that you have to be able to inspire your teams to achieve great things.<p>So how do …

Employee Engagement

Tech It Up Tuesday: 50 Tools & Apps for Showcasing Student Knowledge

Are you ready for the first summer edition of “Tech It Up Tuesday”, a weekly series in which I share an edtech tool, app, site or other resource that …

Education Technology

An Approach for Ed Tech

I’ve been involved in a few projects recently that have made me consider what my approach actually is to ed tech. One way of thinking about this is …

10 Strategies For Successfully Using #PeriscopeEdu at Your Next #EdTech Event

Innovative educators who are fortunate enough to present at, or attend an education event, have a moral imperative to share what they are learning …

We need to convince our youth that farming is very 21st century

• Respondents also had little knowledge of opportunities in the sector, and the variety of careers across the agricultural value chain.<p>• A majority …

What it Takes to Innovate in Large Organizations

Innovation, Corporate Innovation, Hacking for Defense, Lean Startup, Customer Development, Pete Newell, BMNT, Business Model, Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition, Entreprenuer,

Innovation

Why You Need More Emotional Intelligence

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of …

My First Impression of Book Creator for Chromebooks

As a 1:1 Chromebook district, we are continually looking for ways to unleash our students' creativity on a laptop-style device. As Chromebooks become …

Response: 'Flipped Learning' Does Not Just Mean 'Posting Videos'

<i>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</i><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><b>What are the best ways to make a flipped classroom work?</b><p>There is a lot …

Bounce balls with your microphone!

A fun way to manage classroom noise or visualize music.<p>Get kids to experiment with these bouncing balls. Make all kinds of bouncy balls react to …

7 Important Questions Before Implementing Digital Portfolios

Image from Bill Ferriter (@plugusin)Digital portfolios are something that are really starting to take off in schools. There are different software …

Top 10 Innovation & Collaboration Thoughts

A buzzword is a word, that is frequently used and fashionable at a particular time or in a particular context. Currently, innovation seems to be such …

10 Ways Leaders Think Differently

To create value for a business, you need to be able to do more than just put together a fancy presentation and come up with long, impressive words at meetings.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With so much technology and information at our hands today, we can't become …

The Coach Approach to Giving and Receiving Feedback in Schools

While skillfully shared feedback can catapult learning to new heights, poorly offered feedback can have minimal impact, or worse, can potentially …

Improving Instruction in a Digital World

The Rigor and Relevance Framework—an action ­oriented continuum that describes putting knowledge to use—gives teachers and administrators a way to …

Pedagogy

44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy

<b>44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom’s Taxonomy</b><p>by <b>Peter Pappas</b><p>It’s been four years since I first published my “Taxonomy of Reflection.” …

Top 5 Things Schools Can Do to Implement Personalized Learning

When the way we’ve done school hasn’t changed for more than a century, implementing a system as revolutionary as competency-based education, just one …

Modernizing Educator and Leader Development

A highly trained and engaged educator workforce will be the single most important driver of a successful personalized, competency-based education …

Instructional Coaching For Secondary School Transformation

Marion City Schools are taking advantage of instructional coaching from META Solutions to create next generation learning environmentsThe post …

The Five Tenets of Personalized Learning

<i>Cross-posted from the Corwin Connect Blog.</i>I did not know what I was doing when I decided to change the way I taught. I did not know that somewhere …

Preparing Teachers For Deeper Learning

<b>Preparing Teachers For Deeper Learning</b> <i><br>Authored by Karen Cator, Carri Schneider, Tom Vander Ark</i> <br>Download the full paper <br>Download the executive summary …

7 Things Education Leaders Should Do Right Now

Being an education leader is complicated and challenging. Here are seven tips for the first 90 days, seven tips for the second 90 days, and seven …

7 Ways to Hack Your Classroom to Include Student Choice

For a long time, when educators discussed differentiating instruction and meeting students’ individual needs, they did so through the framework of …

Common Misconceptions about Mindset, Rigor, and Grit

<b>By Cheryl Mizerny</b><p>I am a full-time teacher with a passion for (and degree in) educational psychology. This means that I am a rabid consumer of …

Pedagogy

Competency-Based Education Gets Employers' Attention

<i>Washington, D.C.</i><p>As U.S. businesses continue to express concerns about the ability to hire people with adequate job preparation, a group of executives …

Higher Education

Schools aren’t preparing freelancers and entrepreneurs

[I’m back. I took an actual winter break. It was awesome. I highly encourage it!]Freelancing is on the rise, with perhaps as many as a third of …

OER in 2016 and Beyond

<i>Five reasons faculty and students need Open Educational Resources.</i><p>GUEST COLUMN | by Brian Jacobs<p><b>Open educational resources</b> (OERs) have immense …

Education Technology