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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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Assessment continues to play an essential role in student learning. Yet it struggles to keep pace with a fast-changing world. The internet has placed knowledge at students’ fingertips. So the focus of curriculum, everywhere, is shifting from an emphasis on factual knowledge to a balance of essential skills, competencies, and conceptual understanding. These changes in [...]
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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: EdSurge shares four ways to revolutionize your parent teacher conferences with a little help from technology (and super heroes). “When done well, project based learning is a lot like a good novel: It changes a young person’s perspective […]

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