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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.

Fixing Detached Schools Via Tech

If schools seem detached from the people and communities they serve, strategic uses of interactive technology, apps, and social media offer the means to reconnect.

The Future of Learning

Beth Holland recalls the robot teacher from the Jetsons and updates that 1960s cartoon view of education's future to include customized learning, embedded technology, ongoing feedback - and human teachers.

Student Power!

If knowledge is power, and that power is now in the hands of students, shouldn't that change power relationships in schools?

5 Future Trends That Will Impact the Learning Ecosystem

Educational futurist Andrea Saveri describes five shifts in thinking and practice that will profoundly affect the big picture of teaching and learning.

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The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

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3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

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Turn Genius Hour Into Genius Year

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8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom

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4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model

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3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

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A Working Model for Blended Learning in an Urban School

After two years of blended learning, a low-performing high school became one of the country's best. Read about how they shifted the learning, teaching, and culture.

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Individualized Technology Goals (ITGs) for Teachers: A Fable of the Staff Development with No Clothes

The best way for raising teachers' technology abilities is through a coordinated, district-wide, individualized training program -- because effective staff development is personal.

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Grit Happens in PBL

Looking for practical applications of grit? Try project-based learning and move beyond character education to teach students how stuff gets done in the real world.

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Find Your Digital Space

For teachers staking out their digital space, the first three steps are determining the right platform, developing your brand, and finding the confidence to share.

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12 Nuggets of 21st-Century Learning

Well into the 21st century, the concept of 21st-century learning is still gaining traction. Ken Kay offers 12 indicators to educate and illustrate.

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How to Teach Patriotism and Respect

Each teacher should find ways to show their own patriotism finding positive things to say about our country and our country's heroes.

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Classroom Management and the Flipped Class

The flipped classroom casts a different light on classroom management issues, as teachers rethink one-on-one time, off-task students, freedom vs. control, and parent expectations.

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Free Resources and Tools for Replicating Project-Based Learning

Educators from High Tech High in San Diego, California, and the Whitfield Career Academy's 21st Century Learning Academy in Dalton, Georgia, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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5 Steps to Foster Grit in the Classroom

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller considers 'grit' as a 21st century skill encompassing real-world qualities like determination, adaptability and reflection, and suggests five steps to foster this mindset in the classroom.

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What is "Authentic" Assessment?

Educators at New York's School of the Future have enjoyed great success at teaching and assessing their students. Both efforts are squarely focused on student understanding of fundamental concepts and real-life learning. Making these efforts relevant and...

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Guest blogger Julie Coiro, a professor of education, examines four critical thinking disciplines for helping middle and high school students determine the value of information they read online.

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Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

Guest blogger Jennifer Gonzalez proposes the In-Class Flip, a modified version of the flipped learning model that incorporates the video lecture element as one of several stations that students visit during their class period.

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5 Future Trends That Will Impact the Learning Ecosystem

Educational futurist Andrea Saveri describes five shifts in thinking and practice that will profoundly affect the big picture of teaching and learning.

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Argumentative Writing is a Key Focus in Common Core Standards

Regardless of the subject, argumentative or persuasive writing is a key component of Common Core Standards.

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