Monthly Archives: May 2013

Update: Technology Readiness Tool

As a reminder, the next data extraction for the Technology Readiness Tool will be taken on Friday, June 14, 2013. Please use the time between now and the snapshot to review your school data, using the reports provided on the … Continue reading

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Revising the Questions that Shape Learning

Posted on Smartblog on Education by Jason Flom on May 29th, 2013 Einstein once said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the answer, I would spend the first 55 minutes figuring out … Continue reading

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Zombie-Based Learning — “Braaaaaaains!”

Posted on Edutopia by Andrew Miller You read that correctly: Zombie-Based Learning. When Andrew Miller started learning about it, his inner geek squealed with joy. He has always loved zombies. He’s watched all the movies and even read the original … Continue reading

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Smarter Balanced Practice Test Released: Doesn’t Work on All Browsers

Today, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) released sets of example test questions for grades 3–8 and 11 in both English language arts/literacy and mathematics. These Practice Tests will help schools prepare for the implementation of the Smarter Balanced … Continue reading

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Tech Readiness Tool Error on Device Meeting Recommended Requirements Report

Last week an issue was discovered with the Technology Readiness Tool’s “Device Indicators” report regarding recommended system specifications.  This report provides a school, district or state with the percentage of school devices that meet the recommended system specifications for the … Continue reading

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12 Disruptive Technologies that are Transforming the World

Exactly what technologies and trends will change our lives are hard to predict. Few people understood just how powerful the Internet would be, dismantling entire industries and creating millions of jobs. McKinsey’s Global Institute discusses this in its latest report, … Continue reading

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1 to 1 Essentials from Common Sense Media

Helping schools, families, and students harness the power of 1-to-1 devices responsibly. Rolling out a 1-to-1 technology program can be a daunting task for any school or district. After talking to some of the most forward-thinking 1-to-1 administrators and teachers, … Continue reading

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From Chalkboards to Tablets: The Digital Conversion of the K-12 Classroom

Speak Up 2012 National Findings K-12 Educators and Parents For the past few years, Project Tomorrow has used the Speak Up survey to diligently document the growth in educators’ access to emerging technology devices, tools and services, and how that … Continue reading

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Tools and Tips for Flipped Classrooms

Tools and Tips for the Flipped Classroom posted on 4/23/  2013 by Ellen Ullman These days many teachers are thinking about flipping their classrooms. In case you’ve been offline for the last year, flipping a class means taking normal classroom … Continue reading

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Leadership in a Competency-Based System

posted May 18, 2013 by Bill Zima on CompetencyWorks At what point did leading a school through a continuous improvement process become so confusing? In my educational leadership classes, I spent a great deal of time focusing on what leadership … Continue reading

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