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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “Education is less about covering a curriculum than about discovering ideas.” Valerie Strauss makes the case against letting lectures dominate class structure via the Washington Post. Are tablets better than textbooks in education? Though there are still […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Forbes features two young teachers who are using technology to overcome the challenges of larger classrooms, increase personalized learning, and help students set their own pace for success. “With the rise of the internet and the proliferation […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: More than 21,000 educators and education providers attended this year's ISTE Conference & Expo in San Antonio. SmartBrief shares their eight takeaways from the show including four things we need to stop doing in education and insights from [...]
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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “Students may not know something yet, but that shouldn’t stop them from figuring out the answer, improving their skills, or meeting their academic goals.” Learn three ways you can harness personalized learning to promote a growth mindset. […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “When you can get students really focused on talking about their learning and demonstrate evidence of learning, then there is a real chance for change.” FreshGrade’s Chris Besse talks about how digital portfolios are enabling educators to […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “Life is integrated. Why isn’t learning?” Getting Smart answers the question of why integrated curriculum matters and shares examples of integrated schools, networks, resources, and models that might help you break out of the box. The New […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days with a focus on fidget spinners: Do fidget spinners help or hinder learning in the classroom? A more active, physically engaging curriculum might be a better solution, according to Dr. Joel Westheimer of the University of Ottawa. On the […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Year mapping is a powerful way to end the school year for current and incoming students, as well as teachers. Dr. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers share how this strategy utilizes the power of positive teacher-student relationships, personalized learning, and […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “Design thinking gives purpose to making. It’s a problem-solving, action-oriented, human-centered process that we engage in to assist our students in their journeys as makers.” EdSurge talks to Wanny Hersey about founding Bullis Charter school, an award-winning K-8 public […]

Report Cards & Digital Portfolios: or How I Learned I Don’t Want a Faster Horse

It was at the ending of the last school year and through this Summer Of Learning which led me through BCPVPA/UBCs ShortCourse to a variety of books, tweets and thinking that I have finally moved past my previous search for a better report card. Henry Ford is noted for saying “if I asked people what […]

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