Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Confluence and Influence – Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Background: The 2018-2019 school year is Inquiry Hub Secondary’s 7th year since it was founded. Dave Rawnsley – Principal – Burnaby North Secondary School.

Innovative Examples of Community Involvement in Schools

Digital Promise

If you’re looking for innovative ways to involve your community, see if some of the examples below inspire you to act. League schools provide creative examples of community involvement in schools. Check out other examples of large-scale community engagement events.

Innovation at the Secondary Level: 5 Misconceptions

Education Elements

For example, for centuries, doctors believed that mothers would die during childbirth due to patient-specific issues such as inflammation, pain, or other factors. 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.

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

For example, a friend states, “My child is quiet, and doesn’t like to socialize often. For example, students can write a report, create an art project, use technology to build a program, or incorporate music as a tool for expression. Written by: Robyn D. Shulman.

How to Parent Teens in a High-Tech World Without Losing Your Mind

EdNews Daily

For example, I told my daughter: “If you have something to say to the world, remember that your parents are part of that world. Be the Example: You may be addicted to your digital devices. Education News Featured Higher Education Secondary Education TechnologyRobyn D.

Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

EdNews Daily

Take Ebola modeling, for example, the prerequisite to understand the existing algorithm is differential equations, a subject typically taught in junior year of undergraduate studies. Advocate Education News Featured Math Science Secondary Education Social Good STEM

My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!

iLearn Technology

For each step in the process, it guides students with a prompt and with some examples. 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!

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Mathigon: engage, play, and explore math

iLearn Technology

Split your students into teams and send them on an epic math treasure hunt through your school (available in primary and secondary levels) where each of the clues leads them to another.

Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters

iLearn Technology

The example above took under 2min to create and share! Anastasis Academy Create inspiration Interactive Whiteboard Maker Space Middle/High School Primary Elementary Secondary Elementary Subject Teacher Resources video web tools Web2.0

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SumBlox: explore number relationships through visual/kinesthetic play

iLearn Technology

For example, when the 2 and 3 blocks are stacked, they are the same height as a 5 block! ** This is not a sponsored post, I’m just super excited about this product and can’t wait to see what our students do with it! What it is: Why yes, this is a technology blog.

Flipgrid for every classroom

iLearn Technology

What it is: Flipgrid is a video discussion platform for your classroom that lets you engage and capture learning in new and awesome ways. It’s simple (and free) to get started, just create a grid and add a topic to spark some discussion.

Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals

iLearn Technology

The visual examples and leading through problems is fantastic, it is truly an engaging process for students to learn with! What it is: Woot Math uses adaptive technology to personalize the math learning experience in new ways for 3rd-6th grade students.

“What if we started a school?” – Come see us in action!

iLearn Technology

Equally disheartening, I rarely had the examples of schools doing really transformative things to share back with my own school. So often I see the same sentiment from educators involved in education dialogue, “Wouldn’t it be nice if a school were doing _.

123D Design: The simplest (FREE) way to get ideas into 3D

iLearn Technology

Example projects help them to play with the tools in the app until they understand and can start from scratch on their own. What it is: 123D Design is a free super powerful, but simple to use, 3D creation and editing tool.

3 Steps to a Living Curriculum

iLearn Technology

Want to see an example of Living Curriculum in action? Check out this example from Anastasis! Boxed curriculum does exactly that: it boxes in learning, narrows the scope of possibility, and leads kids to believe that learning is a chore.

The Nordic Effect: An education paradigm for the world?


Nearly 100% of each age cohort in Finland completes the 9 years of comprehensive schooling, and 94% of those who finish the 9th grade of comprehensive school continue onto upper secondary general school or upper secondary level vocational education.

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education


The Finnish example. Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success.

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Promoting student well-being through serious games


For example, there are flight simulations , games that teach Maths, or ones that train teams how to work in emergency situations. Below you can find a list of different types of games, as well as examples of how they work.

Station Rotation Model: Alternative Group Formations

Catlin Tucker

Teachers see my examples which show four separate groups and assume that all station rotations must have four groups. For example, I worked with a school in Southern California that dedicated Mondays to whole group instruction then Tuesday through Friday were rotations.

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Testing Literacy Today Requires more than a Pencil and Paper

Digital Promise

One recent analysis of standardized tests in the United States, for example, found tests haven’t changed much over the last 100 years: tests are mostly multiple choice, with questions geared toward assessing skills like vocabulary, recall and comprehension.

Making the College Admissions Process Work for All Students


As higher education professionals committed to breaking down the barriers to college and career access, we must acknowledge and confront the obstacles students face when navigating the post-secondary planning process.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

01:01 Vicki : So give me an example of how it’s used in your classroom. So that’s just one example of getting the year started off with a thinking routine. So for example, one of the types of thinking is perspective taking. 05:00 Vicki: So you’ve already given us three examples.

Difference in Perspective: An Interdisciplinary Project

A Principal's Reflections

You can view the entire project using the links below: Difference in Perspective (assignment description) Photo Essay Linear Perspective (rubric) One Point Linear Perspective (example) The following Common Core Standards were addressed and assessed: Reading Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.1

SCALE-UP Classroom Technology: Supporting The Learning Environment

ViewSonic Education

The SCALE-UP classroom is one example of these dramatic shifts. For example, students can use projection and screen-sharing technology to share ideas or solutions with their teams or with the whole class.

Tic Tack Toe in the Blended Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

A secondary goal has been facilitating a transition from blended instruction to blended learning. However, stepping into Zaina Hussein’s 4th-grade classroom provided a perfect example of how the entire Wells community has evolved together to deliver fantastic learning opportunities for kids.

SXSWEDU 2018 Wrap-up: Systems Change for Adult Learners?

Digital Promise

If we take a systems view on equity, for example, it would mean that we’d look for ways to make sure we aren’t creating solutions that perpetuate the inequities that already exist. Credentialing is a great example of this. A systems view would take into account access points across the full post-secondary ecosystem and consider ways to empower the traditionally underserved to build skills and earn credentials.

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6 Ways to create meaningful teamwork experiences through an LMS


Plenty of examples can be found from Boy Meets World and Dawson’s Creek to Gilmore Girls. For example, in a survey investigating the impact of collaboration in the learning of secondary school Statistics, one school found out that students had a 11.8% For example, how do you set clear, defined goals for a team project? How many times per day do students hear the phrase “get in groups/pair up”?

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How Childhood Experiences Contribute to the Education-Health Link

Digital Promise

Take, for example, smoking. College-aged students who have a history of childhood trauma may encounter difficulties with post-secondary education. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

PBL Is Not Your Grandmother’s (Or Yours Either) Project

Battelle for Kids

Few measure up to the standards for today's PBL, Project-Based Learning, and its many variations, all sprouting in secondary as well as elementary classrooms. To see how these modern models of instruction differ from those Joyce identified many decades back, let's focus on PBLs, perhaps the pre-eminent model for this century, as an example. August 5, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 9, Number 3.

Station Rotation Model in Action (Video)

Catlin Tucker

In a previous blog post titled “ Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model ,” I described many of the reasons I use the Station Rotation Model in my secondary classroom.

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10 Tips for Teachers Using the Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

This goes for secondary students too! For example, my “Next Steps” list always reminds them to return to any work at a previous station that they did not get a chance to complete.

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Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

The examples given above are not complete solutions. The second example saw, students willingly giving up their phone, however, it does not solve the problem of why students are distracted.

Design Your Own Digital Choice Board

Catlin Tucker

The example above is a digital choice board I created using a Google Document. On the other hand, a secondary teacher might design a board focused on one aspect of their curriculum, like reading or writing.

Edusketching: A Tool to Help Students Understand Complex Concepts

The CoolCatTeacher

What are some classroom examples of using edusketches with young students? Using Visual Notes in the Secondary Classroom – a how-to post from Wendy Pillars. Every Classroom Matters Episode 213 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Ensuring your child’s brain is active in school through a good night sleep


Primary and secondary school students in America are among the most sleep-deprived in the world. Unfortunately, in the most extreme examples this can have a detrimental effect on a child’s prospects in life if they don’t excel or at least perform to the best of their abilities in exams.

The Rise – and Possible Fall – of the Graphing Calculator

Digital Promise

Whether teachers continue to use these tools or ditch them in favor of new ones, graphing technology will likely always have a place in secondary math education. For example, technology can help students connect graphical representations with algebraic equations.

Harness the Power of LEGO® Education to Engage Students in STEAM Learning


There are three levels of the LEGO Education learning portfolio: Early Learning, Primary, and Secondary. for example, which includes LEGO bricks, sensors and motors, and block-based coding software.