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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.

Flip the Script on Teaching Secondary ELA

Class Tech Tips

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. Teacher Tools blended instruction secondary ELA

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.

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.

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.

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.

8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry

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Aurasma: Create Augmented Reality Experiences in Under 2 Min.

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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.

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

iLearn Technology

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Anatomy of a Learner Profile

iLearn Technology

Perhaps the most disheartening outcome of the systematization of education is the way that it dehumanizes classrooms. Emboldened by being ‘the best,’ our education system has become blinded to the individual. The student-with-a-name.

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Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

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Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

iLearn Technology

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Making & Science with Google

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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.

3 Steps to a Living Curriculum

iLearn Technology

Boxed curriculum does exactly that: it boxes in learning, narrows the scope of possibility, and leads kids to believe that learning is a chore. Living curriculum does the opposite: it unleashes learning, opens up possibility and adjacent possibility, and leaves kids excited to continue learning.

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

iLearn Technology

What it is: 123D Design is a free super powerful, but simple to use, 3D creation and editing tool. As if that wasn’t great enough, it also supports many new 3D printers!

Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals

iLearn Technology

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.

World Education Games 2015! Math, Literacy, Science

iLearn Technology

What it is: You guys, the World Education Games is back again, taking place around the world October 13-15, 2015! More than 5 million students from over 200 countries and territories will participate in the games for 2015. This is an exciting online challenge for students around the world.

Hello Ruby: A whimsical way to learn about computers and programming

iLearn Technology

What it is: Hello Ruby began as a whimsical children’s book by Linda Liuka meant to help kids learn about computers, technology, and programming. Hello Ruby has since escaped the pages of the book, and now Ruby continues all of her adventures in exercises, games, and apps.

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.

Seesaw: The ultimate ePortfolio for every classroom!

iLearn Technology

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

iLearn Technology

So often I see the same sentiment from educators involved in education dialogue, “Wouldn’t it be nice if a school were doing _. I would love to see a school who actually implemented _, instead of just talking about it.” ” As an educator, I felt the same.

How to make your year more awesome

iLearn Technology

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Technology: the savior of education?

iLearn Technology

In 2009, I left teaching. I didn’t do it because I was fed up with the system, or because I didn’t like my job. Quite the opposite. I really loved being a computer teacher. I loved the freedom of writing my own curriculum every day, and getting to know my students.

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

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Monster Math: Build Mental Math Skills and Fact Fluency

iLearn Technology

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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.

Plan It Green: build an energy efficient model city

iLearn Technology

What it is: Plan It Green, the Big Switch is an online game/simulation from National Geographic that allows students to create their own energy-efficient city of the future.

Metanoia- the journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life (basically what #edu is all about!)

iLearn Technology

The problem with education reform is that we keep attempting to change surface level systems and hoping for deep systemic change as a result.

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

iLearn Technology

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Wildly Audacious Goals and the Power of One

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Apple joining Hour of Code and offering free workshops! #edtech

iLearn Technology

Today Apple announced that it will be joining code.org’ s “Hour of Code” movement by hosting a free one-hour introduction to the basics of computer programming at Apple stores on December 11.

StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

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