PBL, Special Needs, and the Secondary Classroom
SEPTEMBER 6, 2015
Driving Question: How can we secondary teachers design PBL instruction so that ALL learners succeed? Volume 2, Issue 10, Number 3. Manor!New!Tech!High!School!(MNTHS) School!(MNTHS) MNTHS) in Manor, TX is a Project Based Learning (PBL) public school that first opened in August 2007. I was a first year science teacher when I started that year. P21 Blogazine
Innovation at the Secondary Level: 5 Misconceptions
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
Personalized Learning SecondaryTime and again we have seen that assumptions or misconceptions can get in the way of progress and success. Personalized learning is no exception; misconceptions about it often lead educators away from strategies and practices that could help students succeed. Sometimes, misconceptions represent more than small gaps in knowledge--they can be ingrained into industry-wide best practices, with disastrous results. However, in 1847, Ignaz Semmelweiz, a Hungarian physician, hypothesized that.
Flip the Script on Teaching Secondary ELA
Class Tech Tips
MARCH 7, 2016
If you’re looking for inspiration and support using technology in your classroom, there is a new video series from the team at StudySync® for Secondary ELA teachers worth checking out. Read Article → The post Flip the Script on Teaching Secondary ELA appeared first on Class Tech Tips. Teacher Tools blended instruction secondary ELA
Learning Centers in the Secondary Classroom
JANUARY 6, 2016
Photo credit: ITU Picturesl via flickr (CC BY 2.0) Ted Malefyt Learning Environments Learning centers diversify student experience, encourage student voice, leverage available resources, and give teachers built-in opportunities for formative assessment and critical one-on-one conversations
Creating a Writers' Workshop in a Secondary Classroom
MARCH 2, 2016
Shelby Scoffield Literacy With the station rotation model, secondary students can focus on language arts skills such as analysis, structure, and academic writing while improving their overall writing quality Photo credit: World Literature Today via flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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. John Taylor Gatto explains that the work of Inglis's, who was a Harvard professor with a Teachers College Ph.D., want more ». education reform School Reform
Verizon Innovative App Challenge for Secondary Students
The Innovative Educator
NOVEMBER 7, 2012
The Challenge is a collaborative competition that offers $10,000 grants and Samsung Galaxy Tabs for winning secondary schools and students. Created to ignite interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), The Verizon Innovative App Challenge opens student''s eyes to exciting new possibilities for their futures, opening doors they may never have known were there. While designing their apps, students will consider marketplace need, usefulness, audience and viability. Teams will submit their design concepts online through a visual presentation accompanied by an essay.
8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry
JANUARY 3, 2017
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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). Education Blog accountability assessment California Congress education policy Elementary and Secondary Education Act ESEA ESEA reauthorization federal policy Innovation standardized testingYou don’t have to look far to find controversy regarding standardized testing. Opponents of standardized testing raise a number of legitimate issues that education leaders and policymakers ought to address.
Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters
JANUARY 2, 2017
Anastasis Academy Create inspiration Interactive Whiteboard Maker Space Middle/High School Primary Elementary Secondary Elementary Subject Teacher Resources video web tools Web2.0 What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!) creative tools available online or as an app download. The example above took under 2min to create and share!
My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
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! The step-by-step tool helps students think about storyline and the flow of explaining a concept. How to integrate My Simple Show into the classroom: My Simple Show is a fantastic option for digital storytelling.
Aurasma: Create Augmented Reality Experiences in Under 2 Min.
JANUARY 4, 2017
Anastasis Academy Art Classroom Management Create Foreign Language Geography Government History Inquiry inspiration Interactive book iPod Maker Space Math Middle/High School Primary Elementary Science Secondary Elementary Subject Teacher Resources Understand (describe, explain) web tools Web2.0 Augmented reality is the mix of technology and the real world. Next, learners add overlay images.
Anatomy of a Learner Profile
JUNE 10, 2016
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Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction
APRIL 13, 2015
5Sigma Analyze Anastasis Academy Apply Create education reform Evaluate inspiration Knowledge (remember) Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Subject Teacher Resources Understand (describe, explain) Websites |Kelly Tenkely|. Just as every student grows and develops at different rates, they learn in different ways and at different speeds.
Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human
JULY 10, 2016
Anastasis Academy education reform Evaluate inspiration Middle/High School Open Source Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources web tools Web2.0 must admit, that some of this hesitation comes from experience with digital badges within EPIC Kids books , an app we love at Anastasis. Our students (and teachers) have long been fans of EPIC!
3 Steps to a Living Curriculum
AUGUST 4, 2016
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123D Design: The simplest (FREE) way to get ideas into 3D
APRIL 7, 2015
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Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
What it is: Woot Math uses adaptive technology to personalize the math learning experience in new ways for 3rd-6th grade students. With a focus on fractions and decimals, Woot Math allows students many inroads to understanding. Flexible implementation options mean that Woot Math can be used in any classroom configuration whether it be 1:1 devices, shared devices, whole-class, or as intervention.
“What if we started a school?” – Come see us in action!
JANUARY 9, 2017
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Hello Ruby: A whimsical way to learn about computers and programming
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
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World Education Games 2015! Math, Literacy, Science
OCTOBER 12, 2015
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YouCubed: Think like a Mathematician
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
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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. View The Open Ontology Project here: https://www.ContextU.com. Calling all students everywhere! He says, “Context is everything. ” .
StackUp: track self-directed learning online
JANUARY 16, 2017
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Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?
AUGUST 4, 2016
Advocate Education News Featured Math Science Secondary Education Social Good STEMYoung people are frequently exposed to ambitious dreams of changing the world, and a practical way of expressing said interest is through research in science fairs; however, do science fairs provide everyone an equal opportunity to produce meaningful research? For more information, please visit [link]. link].
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. As I reflect back on her childhood, I tend to do what many parents do: compare her life now to how my life was as a teenager then -my then seems like a different planet. To say parenting and childhood have changed over the past thirty years is an understatement.
Seesaw: The ultimate ePortfolio for every classroom!
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
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Literature-Map: Help students find new authors to fall in love with
JANUARY 5, 2017
Analyze Anastasis Academy History inspiration Language Arts Middle/High School Primary Elementary Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources web tools Websites author book books genre library literacy literature litureature map love of reading read reading voiceWhat it is: Literature Map is a literature recommendation system. It is really easy to discover a new author. Enter Literature Map.
Technology: the savior of education?
OCTOBER 5, 2015
5Sigma Anastasis Academy education reform inspiration Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary administrators curriculum education technology individualization individuals learning one-size-fits-all reform students teachers teaching technology The Learning genome project transform uniqueIn 2009, I left teaching. Quite the opposite. ” Blank.
How to make your year more awesome
JANUARY 6, 2016
5Sigma Anastasis Academy For Teachers Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources 5sigma conference pdThis week at Anastasis, we watched Kid President’s rules for being more awesome in this new year: “What if all made it our resolution to make this year awesome for somebody else?” Inquiry learning.
Monster Math: Build Mental Math Skills and Fact Fluency
MAY 4, 2015
iPod Knowledge (remember) Math Primary Elementary Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources addition app division fact fluency flash card alternative flash cards fun iPad iPhone math facts mathematics mental math multiplication numeracy subtractionWhat it is: Monster Math is an app that helps build kids mental math skills through a fun game. There is a free version and a $2.99
Metanoia- the journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life (basically what #edu is all about!)
JANUARY 21, 2015
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How to Build Entrepreneurs in Your Classrooms by @hejames1008
My Paperless Classroom
JULY 1, 2016
Editorial entrepreneurship incubator secondary startups TechnologyYou may have read the title of this article and thought, Why would I want to build entrepreneurs in my classroom? As an MBA and former educator whose day job is now with a tech startup, I ask you, Why wouldn’t you? When you consider that many of the most successful startups began in business […].
Wildly Audacious Goals and the Power of One
NOVEMBER 2, 2015
5Sigma Anastasis Academy inspiration Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources TED Talk Tuesdays challenge dev4x education reform gandhi indiegogo learning personalized learning power of one teaching technology The Learning genome projectIn 2010, I thought that technology might be the savior of education. 2086 is a long way off.
Apple joining Hour of Code and offering free workshops! #edtech
DECEMBER 4, 2014
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Swift Playground: Apple’s free app that teaches kids to code!
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
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Which One Doesn’t Belong? K-12 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
DECEMBER 7, 2016
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Building Student Agency: Multiple Intelligence Strengths
DECEMBER 8, 2016
What it is: The Learning Genome Project started nearly 8 years ago in response to a sense of urgency to make education more about those it serves: students. In the process of building the Learning Genome, I came to a realization that even if this perfect tool existed, there wasn’t the infrastructure in schools to fully utilize it. This led to the start of a school, Anastasis Academy.
3 End-of-Year Reflection Strategies for Students
JUNE 1, 2016
Check out these three strategies to use with secondary students When students reflect on what they have learned, ownership of that new knowledge increases.
Using Agency to Empower Students: What is Sacred in Education? #5Sigma
JANUARY 19, 2017
5Sigma Anastasis Academy Classroom Management education reform Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources 5sigma colorado conference education learning pdWe are in full on count down mode for our yearly education conference, 5Sigma. This year our theme is Using Agency to Empower Students: What is Sacred in Education. mean… ).