Terry Heick

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Tags Teacher Leadership
July 16, 2012

July is traditionally considered leisure time for educators and the educated -- teachers and students alike. Beaches and books, pools and picnics.

And for good reason. The workload of any teacher or administrator can be difficult for those outside of education to fully appreciate.

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Tags Game-Based Learning
June 14, 2012

Agreeing on how to best establish what a learner understands isn't simple -- if for no other reason than understanding isn't simple.

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Tags Assessment
May 10, 2012

Assessing understanding might be the most complex task an educator or academic institution is tasked with. Unfortunately, professional development gives a lower level of attention to developing quality assessments, training that is rarely commensurate with this complexity. The challenge of...

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Tags Technology Integration
April 2, 2012

The best definition I've heard for poetry is that it's "the extraordinary perception of the ordinary."

Being a kind of art, poetry eludes strict definitions. The very nature of art is to challenge thinking. Trying to define something artistic simply opens up new ground for exploration...

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Tags Technology Integration
March 12, 2012

Now over a decade into the 21st century, there is tremendous pressure for education to "globalize." What this means exactly isn't universally agreed upon.

In major world markets, the business world globalized decades ago, expanding beyond domestic markets in pursuit of more diverse...

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Tags Technology Integration
February 9, 2012

Google+ Parts

Google+, as you likely know, is Google's own foray into social media.

As much the digital overlap of Google Search, Docs, Calendar, and Gmail software as it is a response to Facebook, Google+ has strong potential application in formal learning environments. First...

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Tags Game-Based Learning
December 15, 2011

So recently this idea of "gamification"i has been jumping around in my head. There's something simultaneously immature and brilliant about it, but I haven't been sure exactly what.

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