Innovation at the Secondary Level: 5 Misconceptions

Education Elements

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.

Secondary Teachers Transform Their Practice

P21 Blogazine

3) It is common knowledge among secondary English teachers that many students don't read assigned texts, often relying on SparkNotes to successfully complete assignments and prepare for assessments. Volume 2, Issue 13, Number 8.

PBL, Special Needs, and the Secondary Classroom

P21 Blogazine

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.

Learning Centers in the Secondary Classroom

Edutopia

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

6 Principals of Secondary Education

The Innovative Educator

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.

Studio Schools: Career-Focused Secondary Education

Edutopia

Photo credit: Vancouver Film School via flickr (CC BY 2.0) Tisha Pryor Global Education In England, Studio Schools (a model similar to U.S. charter schools) combine academic and vocational pathways with strong employer engagement to make learning relevant

Verizon Innovative App Challenge for Secondary Students

The Innovative Educator

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.

Barriers to innovation?

Learning with 'e's

Secondary schools and universities/colleges would lag behind, largely because high stakes assessment was an important consideration in these sectors. Image from Pxhere In March I posted a survey question as a part of my ongoing research into the adoption of new technologies in learning.

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

EdNews Daily

Advocate Education News Featured Higher Education humanity Secondary Education STEAM Teacher Tips TechnologyWritten by: Robyn D. Shulman. Quiet people have the loudest minds,”- Stephen Hawking.

Inkscape: Draw Freely

iLearn Technology

Art Create Maker Space Middle/High School Open Source Secondary Elementary Software Teacher Resources adobe illustrator draw drawing flexible free drawing graphic graphics illustrator inkscape poster web websiteWhat it is: Inkscape is like the open source version of Adobe Illustrator.

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

EdNews Daily

Education News Featured Higher Education Secondary Education TechnologyRobyn D. Shulman, Author. My daughter turned 14 in November.

High School and College Students Get Rare Opportunity to Help Change the World Of Education

EdNews Daily

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.

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.

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

EdNews Daily

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Photomath: Scan math problems for immediate step-by-step instructions

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#Ignite43 Eureka!

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

community education Inquiry Hub pairadimes #BCedchat #ignite43 Bryn Williams Chris Lehmann Craig Ma David Truss Dean Shareski Inquiry Hub Secondary John Sarte Kelsey Keller LARPA small group of educators from Coquitlam gather at a restaurant where 10 of them take turns doing an Ignite talk.

Be Internet Awesome: Tools to teach online safety

iLearn Technology

What it is: Be Internet Awesome is a fantastic new way to help your students make the most of the Internet by being prepared to make wise decisions as they navigate and interact online. Be Internet Awesome helps teach students the basics of digital citizenship and safety online.

School Designation: Process > End Results

Tech Helpful

There are 18 sub areas under the headings of Infastructure, Curriculum and Instruction, Professional Development, Achievement, and Community and Post Secondary Partnerships that are critiqued.

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YouCubed: Think like a Mathematician

iLearn Technology

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.

Free Download: Learner Profile Survey

iLearn Technology

At Anastasis Academy , our year begins by building a Learner Profile for every student. Before we’ve even ventured into the school year, we know a tremendous amount about our students. This is the first step for building student agency.

Swift Playground: Apple’s free app that teaches kids to code!

iLearn Technology

What it is: Swift Playground is an awesome new app from Apple that teaches kids how to code in Swift. This free app for iPads uses games to teach kids Apple’s coding language used to create apps. Students can drag and drop code, and easily edit the code to customize it.

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.

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

iLearn Technology

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.

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DragonBox Math Apps: Teaching students to think like mathematicians

iLearn Technology

What it is: I adore the DragonBox math apps ! I was first introduced to DragonBox through their Algebra app. The app takes away all math anxiety by teaching algebraic concepts without numbers or algorithms. It is genius! You can read my review of that app here.

Check123: Video Encyclopedia

iLearn Technology

What it is: Check 123 is a new video encyclopedia site for kids. All videos are validated and ranked by Check123 professionals, are 1-3 minutes in length, and a curated on just about any subject you can think of.

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A conference about what is sacred in education: 5Sigma Edu Con

iLearn Technology

5Sigma Anastasis Academy Inquiry inspiration Maker Space Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources 5sigma inquiry pd student agencyThere are a lot of options for professional development.

Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

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.

Starting with Soil: Organic Exploration App

iLearn Technology

What it is: Starting with Soil is a free app from the Whole Kids Foundation that teaches the importance of healthy soil and lets kids discover the harmonious roles that plants, animals, and people play in keeping it healthy.

Which One Doesn’t Belong? K-12 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

iLearn Technology

What it is: Which One Doesn’t Belong? is a site I learned about from @TeamBaldwin today. This math site is for students of all ages and challenges them to look at a set of four images and determine which image doesn’t belong and justify their answer.

Watch the Debates: help your students explore this debate and the history of debates

iLearn Technology

What it is: Tonight is the final debate before the presidential election in the United States. While I can’t say that I’m going to miss the absurdity that has been this debate, Watch the Debates is a pretty wonderful site!

Literature-Map: Help students find new authors to fall in love with

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

iLearn Technology

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!)

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DOGO News: current events and non-fiction for your classroom

iLearn Technology

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We’ll provide the environment, your job is to flourish… Join us in February!

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8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry

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How to Build Entrepreneurs in Your Classrooms by @hejames1008

My Paperless Classroom

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?

The Letter Project: Spreading good to girls through handwritten letters

iLearn Technology

The last week has been heartbreaking to watch unfold. My heart aches over the fear, the divisiveness, the “us” vs. “them” mentality. The stripping away of humanity.

Using Agency to Empower Students: What is Sacred in Education? #5Sigma

iLearn Technology

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.

Building Student Agency: Multiple Intelligence Strengths

iLearn Technology

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.

Aurasma: Create Augmented Reality Experiences in Under 2 Min.

iLearn Technology

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