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Autonomy Breeds Change

A Principal's Reflections

They desperately sought time during the school day to engage in professional growth opportunities, learn how to integrate Web 2.0 tools, and develop their own Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). A great deal was learned after I reflected on year one of the PGP.

Peer Instruction 3.0 – When students do the teaching…with video

Turn to Your Neighbor

In this inaugural post of The Neighborhood, five classroom teachers from across grade levels discuss what happens when students teach each other using video. Turn to Your Neighbor Asks: As the flipped classroom becomes more and more prevalent in education, teachers are finding new ways to use video and screencasts to spark learning. Can a student learn as much from a peer-created video as from an instructor developed video? We have 12 iPads in the classroom.

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10 Reasons to Screencast in Your Class and 7 Best-in-class Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

With Common Core’s emphasis on understanding and explaining tasks, screencasts are a great way for both students and teachers to share the required steps in completing a math problem, collaborate on close reading, or pursue any other literacy activity.