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.

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.

Use Digital Notebooks to Facilitate Book Clubs and Literature Circles at the Secondary Level

Catlin Tucker

Unfortunately, most secondary curriculum relies on a one-size-fits-all approach to reading. I hope this secondary book club template provides teachers with a path for thinking about how they can develop grade-level skills while allowing students a degree of choice about what they read.

PBL, Special Needs, and the Secondary Classroom

Battelle for Kids

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.

Secondary Teachers Transform Their Practice

Battelle for Kids

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.

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

MindShift

The condition has numerous names: secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue. How Schools Can Acknowledge Secondary Trauma. Learn about additional individual and organization strategies for addressing secondary traumatic stress, compiled by the U.S.

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

Creating a Writers' Workshop in a Secondary Classroom

Edutopia

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)

A Resource to Support RTI in Secondary Schools

MiddleWeb

Reviewer Sarah Iriogbe-Efionayi joins him in anticipating RTI's move into secondary schools and its potential to significantly change instruction there. William N.

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

8 Ways to Encourage Family Engagement in Secondary Schools

Edutopia

Photo credit: COD Newsroom via flickr (CC BY 2.0) Heather Wolpert-Gawron Family Engagement When a school makes the decision to actively engage its diverse community of families, the benefits far outweigh the effort. Check out these eight ways to do it

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.

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.

Some Inclusion Tips for the General Ed Teacher

MiddleWeb

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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.

GeoGuessr- Build critical thinking skills with this map-based game

iLearn Technology

What it is: GeoGuessr is a fun map-based game where students get virtually “dropped” somewhere in the world, and must explore the landscape around them through Google Street View to determine where in the world they are.

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

EdNews Daily

Advocate Education News Featured Math Science Secondary Education Social Good STEM

#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.

Student Collaboration: Grouping That Works

MiddleWeb

Educator Linda Biondi recommends the book to hesitant secondary teachers. Vermette reflection questions research Routledge secondary teachers

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.

Class Pad: Free digital scratch paper for the math classroom

iLearn Technology

What it is: ClassPad is free online software that lets you digitize your math scratch paper. You can create original teaching materials for the math classroom quickly and easily.

How We Express Ourselves: Making a Museum in a Box

iLearn Technology

In the last eight years, my posting habits have become pretty sparse, to say the least. Starting and running a school…it’s a lot. It keeps me busy and thoroughly exhausted. I miss it. I miss the cadence of posting regularly and interacting with my education friends virtually.

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

iLearn Technology

Analyze Evaluate iPod Math Middle/High School Primary Elementary Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources Understand (describe, explain) app app store apple flipped classroom google play guidance iPad iPhone mathematics maths numbers numeracy photomath scan step by step teacher

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Bibliographies and Citations made easy with EasyBib Add-on in Google Docs.

Inquire and Inspire

I''ve gone through years of post-secondary education and tons of classes and professors who grilled me top to bottom about my citations and not doing them correctly. I wonder if the days of teaching our students about proper MLA or APA citations for bibliographies are gone?

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.

SAM Labs blocks put students in charge of creative learning

iLearn Technology

What it is: Recently, the good people at SAM Labs sent me an Alpha Kit to play with and review. You guys, this is such a cool product! I love that as soon as students open it up, it puts them in charge of the learning. Best of all, it encourages the learning to happen through playful trial and error.

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.

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!

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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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.