Tag Archives: student engagement

Make SketchUp Work for Your Classroom

SketchUp is 3D modeling software that is easy and intuitive, allowing anyone to model in 3D quickly and accurately. Using 3D models, students in your school can make more informed decisions, communicate project details, and share ideas with their teachers … Continue reading

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Ten Things Everyone Should Know about K-12 Students’ Digital Learning, 2018

Students Speak Up on Technology & Learning #1 It’s not just about engagement Sure, digital learning may be engaging but middle school students say the real benefits are getting better grades (54%), learning at their own pace (53%) and developing … Continue reading

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“Meeting Students Where They Are” Report Release by CompetencyWorks

Today, CompetencyWorks (@CompetencyWorks), an initiative of iNACOL, released a new report, Meeting Students Where They Are. This paper explores how K-12 competency-based schools and districts can more effectively meet students where they are, fully preparing students for success in college, career … Continue reading

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Gen YES and NH Office of Educational Technology Launch Gen YES New Hampshire

The Office of Educational Technology at the New Hampshire Department of Education is partnering with GenYES to help promote participation of New Hampshire schools in the GenYES program. Dr. Dennis Harper will give a GenYES workshop in Concord on August … Continue reading

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How Schools Can Help Students Develop A Greater Sense Of Purpose

When Aly Buffett was a young girl struggling with reading, her parents brought in a tutor. The tutor told her, “You’re struggling right now, but I’m here with you, and you’re going to do amazing things,” Buffett said. Now 20 … Continue reading

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Personalized Learning: Enabling Student Voice and Choice Through Projects

Overview Addressing four teenagers standing at the front of the classroom, Gary Hook, a history teacher at Nashville Big Picture High School, told them, “I’m going to give you $100,000 for 20 percent equity in the company. I need to … Continue reading

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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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3 Challenges As Hands-On, DIY Culture Moves Into Schools

Take a look this summer inside some of America’s garages, museums and libraries and you’ll see that the “maker movement” is thriving. This hands-on, DIY culture of inventors, tinkerers and hackers is inspiring adults and children alike to design and … 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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SETDA Announces Northfield Community Middle School as 2016 Student Voices Award Winner

Students will present details about their project-based learning opportunities to over 250 state and national education leaders and policy makers at the SETDA Leadership Summit 2016 June 28, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) – SETDA, the principal membership association representing U.S. state … Continue reading

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