Andrew Miller

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Tags Project-Based Learning
November 29, 2012

This series is about taking your PBL projects "up a notch." I wrote a blog about how to get started, but after you get started and are familiar with the benefits of keeping it small and focused...

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Tags Project-Based Learning
November 13, 2012

As you can see from the photo above, I got to politically "geek-out" on Election Night 2012. National Public Radio had put out an all-call for bloggers and other social media gurus to take part in Read More.

Tags Technology Integration
October 30, 2012

Given the number of technology tools being used by educators and students, it's no wonder that mobile technologies and mobile learning are being explored in various implementations. From data collection tools to mobile phones, students are learning at school and on their own.

Remember,...

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Tags Technology Integration
October 12, 2012

There are methods and models for implementing blended learning -- from the flipped classroom, to the flex model. All of them are on the continuum of...

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Tags Game-Based Learning
September 20, 2012

One of the most interesting ways game-based learning (GBL) is being implemented is with the use of Microsoft’s Kinect. Kinect specifically is an accessory to the Xbox 360, where motion and gestures control game functions. From sports...

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Tags Student Engagement
September 6, 2012

As educators, we are always looking for management strategies to try in the classroom. Note I said "strategies" -- not "solutions."

Many Edutopia bloggers have written about strategies and ideas for classroom management. I've...

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Tags Game-Based Learning
August 27, 2012

Earlier this summer, the Institute of Play (famous their work in gamification of education and the Quest to Learn...

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Tags Project-Based Learning
August 6, 2012

Before the start of the school year, many of us want to use the remaining weeks of summer to learn some new skills -- such as project-based learning (PBL). One of the things we stress for new PBL practitioners is, as I say, "don't go crazy." It's easy to go "too big" when you first start PBL....

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Tags Education Trends
July 26, 2012

One of the critically mentioned components of the Common Core is the complex text. This need for complex text came out of studies that students were not arriving at college ready to read college-level texts independently. The Common Core...

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Tags Game-Based Learning
June 25, 2012

Game-Based Learning, and particularly serious games that teach content, are fast becoming utilized in the classroom. Frequent success stories are appearing, from Minecraft...

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Online Education, Project Based Learning, Literacy, STEM, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Authentic Intellectual Work, Standards-Based Instruction,
NCTE, NCCE, iNACOL, Buck Institute for Education, National Association of Multicultural Education, ISTE