Education Update #25

Education News

Making Students Partners in Data-Driven Approaches to Learning

Teachers and school leaders everywhere collect and analyze data to make informed decisions about instruction that will support all students in meeting state and Common Core standards. However, in many schools, the power of data to improve student achievement is not fully leveraged because students are left out of the process….read more

The 4-Step Guide To Critical Thinking Skills

Do you know what critical thinking is? Do you know how to successfully incorporate it into your classroom? If you’re a student, do you know how to think critically about a particular topic, idea, or project?…read more

Eight Alternative Social Media Tools You Should Consider

You’re all over Twitter. You’ve got Facebook sussed. You’ve even managed LinkedIn and a bit of Facebook. Perhaps you want to engage in more collaborative working, save your photos in plain sight, where the hackers won’t find them. Maybe you want to join an industry-specific social network,Yet you have this nagging doubt that there’s more out there somewhere….read more

A Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks

What makes Bloom’s Taxonomy such a power tool is its flexibility in framing almost anything–which is why you’ve been seeing a lot of it around lately, and will likely continue to. Whether you’re creating a checklist for instructional design, evaluating an assessment, skimming a favourite unit of yours, or using it as a walkthrough instrument to get a feel for the level of student thinking in a classroom, Bloom’s Taxonomy is a powerful tool for any educator at any level….read more

Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom

Once you’ve designed a lesson or project that will include students as active creators of their learning, it’s time to think about what role technology will play in this lesson. Technology should always support and reinforce the learning that is taking place, never precede it….read more

Prioritizing Student Voices

Opportunities to share work and ideas in meaningful ways can transform students. These processes are often scary and can be fraught, but when class norms include space for student voices and responses to authentic student ideas, learning becomes a self-affirming process of risk taking, experimentation, and growth….read more

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