Innovation at the Secondary Level: 5 Misconceptions
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
Personalized learning is no exception; misconceptions about it often lead educators away from strategies and practices that could help students succeed. Personalized Learning SecondaryTime and again we have seen that assumptions or misconceptions can get in the way of progress and success. Sometimes, misconceptions represent more than small gaps in knowledge--they can be ingrained into industry-wide best practices, with disastrous results.
6 Principals of Secondary Education
The Innovative Educator
FEBRUARY 26, 2013
Alexander Inglis's 1918 book, Principles of Secondary Education makes it clear that compulsory schooling in America was intended to be what it had been for Prussia in the 1820s. education reform School Reform
Studio Schools: Career-Focused Secondary Education
OCTOBER 15, 2015
Tisha Pryor Global Education In England, Studio Schools (a model similar to U.S. Photo credit: Vancouver Film School via flickr (CC BY 2.0) charter schools) combine academic and vocational pathways with strong employer engagement to make learning relevant
Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
Far too often, in my life as a parent and educator, I’ve listened to parents who have strong concerns about reserved children. Given the role of education and its close connection to entrepreneurship and the corporate world, schools often give praise and attention to extroverts.
Learning with 'e's
JANUARY 11, 2015
What will educators do in the future? Certainly, people''s perceptions of education seem to be changing. They suggest that the future of education will see learning located in any place, with technology mediating all forms of communication.
Want to learn more about Augmented Reality in Education? Follow These Great Educators!
Two Guys and Some iPads
JULY 27, 2014
Augmented reality(AR) has continued to gain momentum in the educational landscape over the past couple of years. These educators featured below have dove in head first using AR in their classrooms and schools.
8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry
JANUARY 3, 2017
5Sigma Education Conference. Analyze Anastasis Academy Apply Classroom Management Download Evaluate Inquiry Internet Safety Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources Technology web tools Web2.0
Channeling the anti-testing fervor
The Christensen Institute
DECEMBER 4, 2015
Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Opponents of standardized testing raise a number of legitimate issues that education leaders and policymakers ought to address. You don’t have to look far to find controversy regarding standardized testing.
Singapore: World Class Education Embraces EdTech and Skills Based Learning
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Small Country Embraces Education Technology at a National Level In a little-known city state in South East Asia lies the world’s top performing primary and secondary school students in maths and.
Anatomy of a Learner Profile
JUNE 10, 2016
Perhaps the most disheartening outcome of the systematization of education is the way that it dehumanizes classrooms. Emboldened by being ‘the best,’ our education system has become blinded to the individual. Of making education more equitable for all.
My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
My Simple Show could also be used for character education. What it is: My Simple Show Video Creator lets students easily create professional level “explainer” videos. The finished product looks just like a Common Craft video, so cool!
High School and College Students Get Rare Opportunity to Help Change the World Of Education
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Diversity Education News Featured Higher Education News Secondary Education TechnologyStudents Everywhere Are Encouraged to Contribute to the Open Ontology Project: Be a Part of the Beginning Stages of the Open Ontology Project and Help Shape Its Future.
How to Parent Teens in a High-Tech World Without Losing Your Mind
JANUARY 14, 2017
Education News Featured Higher Education Secondary Education TechnologyRobyn D. Shulman, Author. My daughter turned 14 in November.
Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human
JULY 10, 2016
As educators, we watched our student’s love for reading dissipate in favor of a digital badge. Perhaps my favorite moment of Digital Badge Summit was the bold declaration that digital badges could be a great equalizer in education.
20 YouTube Channels for Educators
Shake Up Learning
JULY 27, 2015
20 YouTube Channels for Educators YouTube = Learning at Your Fingertips! Just about all of your favorite educational organization and bloggers have a YouTube channel. Google for Education: If you are a GAFE user (Google Apps for Education), this is a must channel for you.
Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction
APRIL 13, 2015
Learn more about blended learning at the 5Sigma Education Conference. |Kelly Tenkely|. One of the major benefits of using technology in the classroom is the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student in every lesson.
3 Steps to a Living Curriculum
AUGUST 4, 2016
Boxed curriculum does exactly that: it boxes in learning, narrows the scope of possibility, and leads kids to believe that learning is a chore. Living curriculum does the opposite: it unleashes learning, opens up possibility and adjacent possibility, and leaves kids excited to continue learning.
6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
STEM education would emphasize problem-solving, interdisciplinary approaches and the value of discovery and play, according to a new 10-year vision from the American Institutes for Research for the U.S. Department of Education’s STEM Initiatives Team. The ideal future of U.S.
Transition to Digital: Improving Access, Affordability and Achievement in Higher Education
OCTOBER 26, 2016
With the increasing cost of a post-secondary education, many students opt to delay or completely forego purchase of required. Original Image Source … and important steps to help you get there!
5 state policies to sustain computer science education
JANUARY 12, 2017
Computer science skills are becoming a larger part of mainstream education with the emergence of Computer Science Education Week and efforts to introduce students to coding and programming. Next page: 5 computer science education actions for states).
Hello Ruby: A whimsical way to learn about computers and programming
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
How to integrate Hello Ruby into your classroom: The Hello Ruby site has a special educator page to get started with Hello Ruby in your classroom. You’ll find lesson plans, educator stories, and resources to help you get started with learning and teaching programming yourself.
A Curated List of the Best Youtube Channels for Educators
JANUARY 28, 2015
My PLN has helped curate this great list of educational Youtube Channels! My favorite channel for educators: +Jeffrey Bradbury ''s TeacherCast.net. He has some great podcasts and video tutorials specifically for educators! education Videos Youtube
“What if we started a school?” – Come see us in action!
JANUARY 9, 2017
So often I see the same sentiment from educators involved in education dialogue, “Wouldn’t it be nice if a school were doing _. ” As an educator, I felt the same. What is Sacred in Education? What is the first step for agency in education?
3 Injustices in Education
Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts
JANUARY 14, 2017
” As educators we too have to ask the right questions, and I hope that the 3 I’ve asked here are helpful to you: “How can we design our learning opportunities so that at some point during the school day, students get to work on something they are passionate about?”
The Business of Education Technology
DECEMBER 4, 2016
In fairness, startups weren’t the only education companies experiencing this sort of upheaval this year: Amplify, News Corps’ education division, continued to sell off various parts of its failed business. DeVry Education Group got a new CEO." You can find stock market data about publicly-traded education companies at funding.hackeducation.com. I maintain a dataset of all education technology investments and all education technology investors.
YouCubed: Think like a Mathematician
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
What it is: Do you know about Stanford’s YouCubed ? If you are a math teacher (and even if you aren’t) you need to know about this awesome resource! It is packed full of goodness for teachers and parents alike.
Warning: These fraud attacks are wreaking havoc on education
MARCH 27, 2017
Fraud in Education. So why should education care? This is only a sampling, but underscores that no entity is off-limits and that educational institutions need to take precautions to protect themselves.
PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17
AUGUST 29, 2016
As a leader in educational media for children and students and a key partner with parents and educators across America, PBS today announced SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION, a special week of primetime programming examining the challenges facing today’s students and America’s education system.
#40years of educational technology: Games
Learning with 'e's
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
Sadly, much of education has been slow to exploit the potential of social technologies, and in particular has not grasped the huge potential of social games. Games based learning (GBL) has yet to gain a strong foothold in formal education spaces, but there are already some signs of success.
Education Technology and Data Insecurity
DECEMBER 16, 2016
Always eager to associate itself with the latest tech craze, education technology embraced Pokémon Go with great gusto: “ Why Pokemon Go shows the future of learning gamification.” ” “ The Educational Potential of Pokémon Go.” ” “ Why Pokémon Go marks a new step forward in education.” Handing over data, often quite thoughtlessly, has become par for the course – in education and in society more generally.
Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing
The Christensen Institute
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.
Metanoia- the journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life (basically what #edu is all about!)
JANUARY 21, 2015
The problem with education reform is that we keep attempting to change surface level systems and hoping for deep systemic change as a result. If you’ve been involved in education for any amount of time, you begin to see a pattern emerge. That education should be rigorous.
7 ways data collection is improving STEM education
JANUARY 3, 2016
Here are 7 ways technology is enhancing and expanding STEM education in our school district. One exciting way we’re infusing technology into STEM education is through our district’s Innovations Labs. We also use the mobile science learning devices across our district in grades K-12 for real-time data collection in a variety of core classes, electives, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes.
Seesaw: The ultimate ePortfolio for every classroom!
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
Tips: Seesaw also has Google App integration, if your school uses Google in Education, they can login with the same Google login they use for everything else! What it is: Seesaw is the first truly student centered/driven digital portfolio tool that I’ve seen.
Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?
AUGUST 4, 2016
However, one field that has been historically underrepresented in our education system can alleviate the needs of aspiring high schoolers who are not fortunate enough to have laboratory access: mathematical modeling.
Plan It Green: build an energy efficient model city
JANUARY 17, 2017
What it is: Plan It Green, the Big Switch is an online game/simulation from National Geographic that allows students to create their own energy-efficient city of the future.
How to make your year more awesome
JANUARY 6, 2016
In February, we want to energize you to make the rest of 2016 more awesome with the 5Sigma Education Conference. 5Sigma Education Conference is THE conference to attend if you are interested in: Innovative school models- Tour Anastasis Academy with our students.