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Design Thinking for Personalized Learning

Technology has drastically and quickly changed the way we live, work and play. It has also opened new doors for how we learn, teach and engage. …

Pedagogy

Questioning for Learning, Questioning for Life

<i>By Josh Patterson and Ashley Roberts</i>Marine biologist, conservationist, and writer Rachel Carson (1956) once stated, “If a child is to keep alive his …

Leading the Maker Movement

Over the past year more and more schools across the globe have embraced the concept of making to learn. This phenomenon trickled into schools as the …

Makerspaces

A Beginner's Guide To Personalized Learning

<b>A Beginner’s Guide To Personalized Learning</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Differentiation is a kind of personalized instruction, where teachers adjust process, …

Pedagogy

Teaching 8th Graders to Manage Projects

<i>Ryan Mocarski</i><p>Over the last four years my middle school students have made it clear that science lectures do not excite them. They want to be able to …

Project Management

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist

Are Americans getting dumber?<p>Our math skills are falling. Our reading skills are weakening. Our children have become less literate than children in …

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Curriculum Focus: Career Technical Education

I learned to weld in high school. Not that well to be certain, but I understand the basics. To this day, I recognize the skill needed to lay down a …

Benefits of Blended Learning - e-Learning Feeds

Blended learning is an excellent way to teach students since it overcomes so many of the traditional obstacles associated with the educational field. …

Leading Schools of the Future

<i>Portions of this post are adapted from the Future Ready Schools website with permission.</i><p>Advances in technology continue to impact society in amazing …

Employers' Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students' Lives

“Content knowledge has to be engaging to kids,” Wagner said. “If kids aren’t motivated, you can pour content knowledge in their heads and it comes …

What the Future of Learning Might Look Like

Education and learning could look radically different in the next few years. The education foundation KnowledgeWorks has released a forecast on the …

Transform Your Classroom into a Makerspace

As finals approached this year, I had a desire to do something different. In the past I’ve had students write a timed five-paragraph argument essay …

6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning

<b>The Learning And Design Principles Of Connected Learning</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>In 2015, no one should be hurting for compelling ed content. Sites like …

Reinventing School From the Ground Up For Inquiry Learning

This redesign issue looms large. A small number of schools around the country that began life as charters or academies have developed successful …

Report: Federal Rules Impede Competency-Based Learning

Time is the biggest point of contention between the two systems. The federal government measures school accountability as well as student achievement …

Game On: Physics Teacher Creates World of Classcraft

Gain 1000 hit points, and a student wins a power point that can be traded for certain powers. The more power points a student gains, the better power …

Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students

The phrase "personalized learning" gets tossed around a lot in education circles. Sometimes it's used in the context of educational technology tools …

Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment

A personal learning environment (PLE) is a solution for keeping up with the rapid pace of knowledge change. Some say it is a concept, while others …

Education Technology

10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

2015 is the year the focus will finally turn the corner by organizations in education and the business world to get it right: it is about the …

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How 3-D Printing Will Change Education - InformED

Also known as rapid prototyping, 3-D printing is a technology that allows users to create three-dimensional physical products from a digital …

Australian Universities

Educators

P21’s reports and publications support a vision for learning to ensure 21st century readiness for every student. These documents have been developed …

Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset

Teaching Creativity?<p>First, identify the content you need to teach. Start with a simple lesson or unit to get your feet wet. Is it atomic orbitals or …

How to Foster a Creative Mindset in Your Students

In an article published earlier this year, we said “public schools’ focus on teaching to the test may be squelching students’ creativity.” Bright …

Engaging Students in the STEM Classroom Through "Making"

Casey is one of a growing number of teachers who are incorporating "making" into their teaching methods, and turning their classrooms into …