Assessment

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learning with learning analytics and insights<p>Literatu connects K-12 learning with assessment, insights and analytics<p>Literatu makes it simple and …

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Fractions are a notoriously tricky part of elementary math education for many children. Too often teachers struggle to ensure students are grasping …

The Brain

The Edtech Industry Has 'Created a Mess'—Q&A with Mike Dorsey and Alan November

Alan November is a big-name educational consultant who was once a champion of technology in the classroom. But after EdSurge talked to him at ISTE, …

Students

What happens when we shift the focus away from grades and instead to learning? via @mssackstein #edchat #sblchat https://t.co/Ky7DgN1SO3

Google Forms Can Now Automatically Grade Quizzes Without an Add-on

For a long time Flubaroo has been one of my go-to recommendations for easy scoring of quizzes created in Google Forms. Today, Google made it easier …

Google Forms: Do NOT Duplicate Forms - Teacher Tech

Google Forms One Version<p>Having a single version of things is one of the things that make using Google Apps different from the old days of Office. You …

Google

Google Classroom: Opening Multiple Student Documents Quickly - Teacher Tech

I frequently am asked how to open up more than one students work at a time. While there is no “open all” option in Google Classroom, you can quickly …

Student Self-Assessment Practices That Work

« Reconsidering End of Year Grading for Student Mastery | Main | Experience History This Memorial Day Weekend »<p>Understanding how we learn best is one …

Education

Googlink: Using Google Drawings like a Thinglink

<b>Google Drawings</b> is often overshadowed by the other Google Drive tools such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. However, it is an excellent tool for …

Google

The 4 Stages of Failure

I really enjoy Justin Tarte's twitter feed as there is always a plethora of ideas and thoughts to apply to my practice. This weekend, Justin pushed …

Here comes the charter school sneak attack: This is how a bipartisan education reform bill turns into a disaster for our kids

The Every Student Succeeds Act had wide support, but its real effect will be determined by its interpretation<p>Everyone talks about the “do-nothing Congress” and how Republican obstruction has neutered the federal government. But recently there was one policy area where warring parties in Congress …

Continuum of Motivation: Moving from Extrinsic to Intrinsic

Motivation has a great impact on the learning process. While some people learn more by outside influences, others may achieve more by their personal …

Students

Competency Based, Blended Learning Initiative Expands Undergraduate Access

<b>A PATHWAY FORWARD:</b> National Louis University is expanding its pilot of an affordable competency-based, blended-learning program to broaden access to …

How Turning Math Into a Maker Workshop Can Bring Calculations to Life

It might have been the banana piano. Or perhaps the bongos, made from lemons that students had plucked from the citrus tree at school. Elizabeth …

Mathematics

5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

I thought I could read my students' body language. I was wrong. As an experiment, I used Socrative when I taught binary numbers. What I learned …

5 Ways to Become a ‘Full-Stack’ Librarian

In a previous article I proposed that college and university educators and administrators should think of their academic library as an educational …

Librarianship

8 ways this middle school innovates for its students

Some schools are really ditching that “textbook” view of education and finding creative ways to reach their students and meet their needs. I was …

Middle School

The case for no more zeros in #education: via @rggillespie #edchat #sblchat https://t.co/CYTRLmM14k

Well Said..... By @justintarte #edchat https://t.co/LbLwZXqcUX

The Case For Retakes and How to Manage Them

Does it feel unfair giving the same grade to a student who mastered material the first time versus one who had to retake it? Does a student who …

5 Reasons to Throw Out Mandatory Lesson Plans - Cooper on Curriculum

While mandatory teacher lesson plans might seem like an idea long retired, I am continuously amazed at how many districts and schools <i>still</i> heavily …

The Psychology of Flow: What Game Design Reveals about the Deliberate Tensions of Great Writing

A full creative life requires equally that we cultivate a capacity for boredom, as legendary psychoanalyst Adam Phillips asserted, and learn to welcome rather than avoid difficulty, as Nietzsche believed. Great stories, like great life-stories, are woven of the same interplay between fertile ennui …

What Do Sixth Graders Say About Learning With Games? It Works

At Quest to Learn, the school applies games to help kids learn more deeply and feel engaged about what they're learning.<br>[[ This is a content summary …

Learning

When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

Harvard education specialist Tony Wagner has been advocating that we reinvent the education system to promote innovation for years. He’s clear that …

Education

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Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

<b>The Definition Of Heutagogy & Self-Determined Learning</b>by <b>Stewart Hase</b> and <b>Chris Kenyon</b><i>Ed note: This is part 1 in a series on self-determined learning</i> …

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