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Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

Article by Kayla Delzer originally posted on Edutopia at http://www.edutopia.org/blog/flexible-seating-student-centered-classroom-kayla-delzer I remember exactly where I was when I had a watershed moment that changed me as a teacher forever. In fact, it inspired my EdSurge column, Why the 21st-Century Classroom … Continue reading

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What Does it REALLY Mean to Do Standards-Based Grading?

How does a district implement high quality standards-based grading, and when is the right time? Chris Sturgis does her best to synthesize what she’s been learning from districts in two articles published on CompetencyWorks.   She encourages debate and the … Continue reading

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7 Education Disruptors that Are Making Learning More Fun

With each presidency come new reforms and initiatives aimed at enhancing education. The new policies, programs, and funding lay the foundation for various innovations and trends to build momentum and transform the way we teach and learn. Before you go … Continue reading

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School Makerspaces: Building the Buzz

If you build it, will they come? Just because you create a makerspace (PDF) in your school doesn’t guarantee that your community will embrace it. Students who have had all personal choice removed by traditional educational models can be passive … Continue reading

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Why Kids Won’t Quit Technology

Even though they admit their devices distract them from class. Now, some educators are incorporating the digital tools into their teaching. Smartphones, iPads, TVs, computers, videogames. Technology is omnipresent, especially for young students. They just can’t get enough; one 2013 … Continue reading

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2014 SpeakUp Registration is Now Open

Join the conversation about the use of technology for learning through Speak Up, a National Research Project. Since 2003, over 3.4 million K-12 education stakeholders have participated in the annual online surveys. Data findings are shared each year with federal, … Continue reading

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Managed Instruction or Digital Learning?

A former governor and an ed school dean met in a bar…they discussed the seeming incompatibility of digital learning with differentiated instruction and the scripted curricula mandated by many school districts. It’s easy to say that managed instruction is old … Continue reading

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