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Education Trends

What needs are emerging and being identified? How are forward-thinking educators meeting them? Follow the early adopters here.

What Is Personalization, Really?

Personalized learning means student agency, defining curriculum by real-life skills, defining learning expectations, encouraging self-knowledge, and teachers getting to know their students as people.

A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

To educate students for 21st-century careers, educators should be using real-world case studies, embracing complexity, practicing empathy, integrating technology, and encouraging reflection.

Innovation: Significant Positive Change

Educational innovation means finding new, positive, impactful ways to rethink roles and responsibilities, create meaningful learning opportunities, and enable students to untangle complexity.

The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

Research shows that positive expectations will influence performance positively. Start modeling excellence, celebrating small victories, and refusing to accept failure -- and watch what happens.

Preparing Your Students for the Challenges of Tomorrow

Here are six ways to prepare students for their future, including the ability to collaborate, evaluate information accuracy, and make every day a learning experience.

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10 Signs of a 21st Century Classroom

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What Is Personalization, Really?

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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now

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Promoting Playful Learning Through Teacher Networks

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How the Common Core Supports Deeper Learning

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Amplifying Student Voice Through Digital Literacy

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Our Tools Shape Us

The educational tools that we choose often shape how we educate our students, so let's choose them wisely with one eye on the future.

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Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

Giving feedback that is non-evaluative, specific, timely, and goal-related will provide students with opportunities to revise and improve their work and deepen their understanding.

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Teacher PD for the Digital Classroom: 6 Bold Ideas to Empower Educators

To better leverage digital professional development, schools must allocate more time, reimagine their ecosystem, update training methods, change their culture, redefine leadership, and encourage mentorship.

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All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games

A good educational game offers engagement, assessment, and learning, with the game data providing a valuable invisible assessment opportunity for students, teachers, and parents.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Future Ready Schools

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Games in Education: Teacher Takeaways

Matt Farber shares his observations from the Games in Education symposium, where he learned about students as designers, assessment possibilities, and adaptive video games.

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Leading and Learning for a Successful Digital Transformation

One transformative school district is fostering adaptive skills among faculty and students while collaborating with like-minded districts to share ideas and further goals.

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Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

A well-planned, current digital teaching portfolio can be an asset whether you're seeking a job, being evaluated within your school, or simply demonstrating your professionalism.

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Multiple Intelligences Leave No Child Behind

Edutopia revisits Indianapolis's Key Learning Community to see how things have changed since our first look in 2001.

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Designing a School Makerspace

Jennifer Cooper, designer, maker and gardening teacher, presents a practical approach to defining and designing the right makerspace for your school.

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Appreciate Teachers By Understanding What They Do

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests that the best way to celebrate teacher appreciation week is focusing on the reality of what teaching means rather than falling back on outdated assumptions or news media-induced perceptions.

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Design 101 for Educators: Choose Your Fonts Carefully

Jason Cranford Teague, author and observer, makes the case that your students' ability to retain information is connected to the fonts they're seeing on the page or screen.

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A New Must-Read for All Educators

Stories of hope sure to nurture the educator's spirit are offered up in this book by Tom Little.

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One-Way and Two-Way Communication: Building Relationships in Online Programs

Guest blogger Jennifer Sayre examines the differences between one-way and two-way communication, and the various strategies within these models that can make an in-district online program successful.

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