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One-to-one: Student-led, student-centered

Surprise, surprise! Decisions imposed on people suddenly, with no time to get used to the idea or prepare for the consequences, are generally resisted. It’s always easier to say No…

Opinion
Project-based learning done right

Two years ago, Kyle was a bored kindergartener at Parkside Elementary School in Coral Springs, Fla. “He wasn’t being challenged enough,” said his mother, Chris Beck.…

7 steps to authentic learning

Why authentic learning? There are so many reasons to choose from, some of the most important being: providing deep purpose for learning, empowering students, providing differentiation and choice options in…

Digital Issue Article
Building human capacity for a digital leap

Strengthening the human technology capacity in our school systems is imperative if we are to enhance the digital learning environment and prepare students for success in college, career, and life.…

How-to
Skipping summer slump: Igniting a passion for learning

As educators, we all look forward to summer vacation with elation and a bit of concern. We’re happy, of course, to have a few months off to enjoy the season,…

Opinion
A collaboration in the cloud: Advancing K-12 technology innovation

Today’s reality of budgetary shortfalls and limited resources make it challenging for K-12 districts around the country to effectively address the technology needs of schools, students and teachers they serve. This…

How-to
What’s a Culture of Data, and how can schools get one?

Schools are overflowing with data—attendance records, achievement data, even logs from mobile devices—and the question remains, how can education systems create a culture that uses data to make decisions?…

Opinion
5 reasons to use Netflix in the classroom

Imagine yourself back in a high school classroom and the teacher is getting ready to discuss how the next 40 minutes will play out. It’s your last class of the day…

Opinion
2 vital components for true college, career readiness

To succeed in the real world, a student must have the ability to work well with others, persevere through challenges, and make healthy choices and responsible decisions. Oftentimes these two…

Opinion
6 characteristics of great PD (and great classrooms)

For nearly a dozen years I’ve traveled to various schools and districts to deliver professional development workshops and presentations. Over the years, I’ve also sat in on many ed-tech workshops…