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Empower learners through project-based learning

Empower learners through project-based learning

08/15/2018

Topics: Global collaboration, ISTE Standards for Students, Project-based learning, Student empowerment

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: A teacher wants her students to engage in project-based learning (PBL) and also demonstrate their learning. So at the end of a chapter or unit, she assigns them to research a topic, collect some images and present their slideshows to the class…

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3 ways to personalize the learning experience

3 ways to personalize the learning experience

06/11/2018

Topics: Personalized Learning

Eric Sheninger believes student agency is one of the most powerful aspects of learning that can be aided by technology. But getting there, and setting the stage for the consistent, effective use of technology, requires a pedagogical shift.

“What we need to do is prepare…

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Using data in the classroom to personalize learning

Using data in the classroom to personalize learning

03/13/2018

Topics: Personalized Learning

Just over five years ago, I set out to use the most current best practices to reinvent my classroom. I was part of a cohort of teachers from four school districts in Delaware involved in the…

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4 ways to help students get workforce-ready

4 ways to help students get workforce-ready

01/10/2018

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Literacies, Makerspaces, professional learning, Project-based learning

Being a student should be a little like being an apprentice preparing for life in the real world. But when school is nothing like the future workplace, that goal is impossible to reach.

So what will the real world be like when students enter the workforce? We hear a lot about…

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Thinking about personalized learning? Your 6th graders are way ahead of you

Thinking about personalized learning? Your 6th graders are way ahead of you

11/21/2017

Topics: Personalized Learning

Personalized learning may seem like a pie-in-the-sky dream in many schools, but it’s already happening more than you think — and often behind the teacher’s back.

Don’t believe it? Start asking your middle school students what they learned at home last night. It’s a simple…

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Turn Your Classroom Into a Personalized Learning Environment

09/24/2021

Topics: Assessment, Online learning, Personalized Learning, Standards, Video

By now you’ve probably heard of personalized learning, which tailors instruction, expression of learning and…

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