Michelle Shearman-Heath

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Learn Code for What? Keeping Kids at the Center of the Coding Movement

Community<p>Learn Code for What? Keeping Kids at the Center of the Coding Movement<p>By Jessie Arora     Mar 28, 2015<p>With all the hype about teaching kids …

Coding for All Ages

<i>"I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think." - Steve Jobs</i><p>The above quote is on the …

Coding for Kids Revisited

Hopscotch<p><b>Platform:</b> iPad<b><br>Cost:</b> free<br>Hopscotch is still a favorite for us. We talked about this last time, but it's still free, and they've added so many …

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SAMR is not a ladder, a word of warning

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‘Big data’ was supposed to fix education. It didn’t. It’s time for ‘small data.’

For over a decade, “big data” and “analytics” have increasingly become a part of the education world. (Big data is a term used to describe data sets so large that they can only be analyzed by computers, and analytics is used to describe how the data is collected, analyzed and used.) Big data lovers …

Big Data

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Teachers are already capitalizing on their students’ fascination with the computer game Minecraft to teach everything from math to history. Now, a …

Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners

Knowledge about how the brain works can make a big difference when confronting difficult learning situations. If you have a growth mindset and are …

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

Beta The Game (left) and Hack ‘n Slash (right)<b>By Tanner Higgin, Graphite</b>The push to get kids to code has been such a hot topic these past few years …

Using Global Feedback to Build Growth Mindset

Can supportive feedback from a diverse internet audience help students grasp the benefits of a growth mindset? History teacher Tim Kramer believes …

Ancient Egypt

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The idea of personalized learning is seductive – it implies moving away from the industrialized form of education that pumps out cookie-cutter …

Teaching

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Scientists are always uncovering new ways into how people learn best, and some of the most recent neuroscience research has shown connections between …

Evernote - Getting Started in the Classroom

When I did my last post on my use of Evernote I didn't expect so many people to look at it. It seems it is something that a lot of you want to know …

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<b>By Matt Levinson</b><p>Creating a process to arrive at sensible, relevant, and positive agreements for tablet use in schools is a key part of the journey …

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When parents find they have a two-year-old who can read, or a five-year-old who wakes up talking about square roots, the task of ensuring that these …

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As schools across the country consider which devices to invest in, they must first consider their big-picture vision for how they’ll be using these …

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Chris Davis, Powerful Learning Practice LLC<p>By Shelley Wright<p>I think the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy is wrong.<p>I know this statement sounds heretical in …

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Lenny Gonzales<p>By Terry Heick<p>When it comes to deciding how or whether to use iPads, schools typically focus on budget issues, apps, networking …

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<b>By Justin Reich</b><p>Imagine walking up to a stream. On the far side lies our ideal learning environment — student-centric, inquiry-based, resource-rich — …

Try Infuse Learning for Gathering Feedback from Students

Infuse Learning is a free student response system that works with any Internet-connected device including iPads and Android tablets. One of the …

10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning

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Something about this very simple list struck a chord with many educators. Author Bill Ferriter explains: “Kids AREN’T motivated by technology. …

Teaching

SAMR Model Explained for Teachers

Below is a great video explaining the SAMR model in 120 seconds. SAMR is a framework through which you can assess and evaluate the technology you use …

Education Technology

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<b>By Matt Levinson</b><p>When asked why he became a scientist, Nobel Laureate Isidor Rabi attributed his success to his mother. Every day, she would ask him …

Using iPad Screencasting for Feedback and Assessment

Screencasting is the process of capturing the screen interactions on your computer - usually along with an audio narrative. It's been a very …

Education Technology

I ♥ SAMR

There’s been a fair bit of mention of the SAMR framework recently so I thought I’d share another rendition of the framework. I’ve always preferred …