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Picting, not Writing, is the Literacy of Today’s Youth

Is a picture really worth 1,000 words? Two interesting observations: In the K–12 classroom, today’s youth spend 90 percent of the time with text-based materials and 10 percent of the time with image-based materials. Outside the K–12 classroom, today’s youth … Continue reading

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6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom

Inspired By Gary Spracklen of Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA), United Kingdom The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducted a study on the correlation between test performance and technology usage in the classroom.  In the last … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Future Ready Schools and Leaders

Last week was an historic week for U.S. education! In addition to the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Office of Educational Technology at the USDOE released the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP) and announced new Future … Continue reading

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The Six Hats a Personalized Learning Leader Needs to Wear

Summit Public Schools CEO Diane Tavenner has been described as transformative, innovative, and entrepreneurial—apropos for the founder of a pioneering network of charter schools that combine teacher-led instruction and self-paced student learning online. Summit piloted its first blended learning initiative in 2011, … Continue reading

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8 Online Learning Trends that are Changing the Learning Landscape

Seeking access to more and better learning opportunities, a state official called and asked about next generation K-12 online learning. Despite recent headlines, we’ve seen online learning make a big impact in K-12. And we see eight trends–some emerging from … Continue reading

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10 Social Media Competencies for 21st Century Teachers

Digital social networking is a game changer in the learning landscape. It is an invention that amounts in its importance and usefulness to the big inventions that marked all mankind history. In ancient times, cultures, in the absence of any … Continue reading

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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

According to Code.org, 90 percent of U.S. schools are not teaching any computer science. Eyebrows were raised in 2013 as the U.K. passed a plan to educate every child how to code. In 2014, Barack Obama made history as the … Continue reading

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