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Critical Knowledge: 4 Domains More Important Than Academics

Critical Knowledge: 4 Domains More Important Than Academics by Terry Heick As academic standards shift, technology evolves, and student habits change, schools are being forced to consider new ways of framing curriculum and engaging students in the classroom, and project-based learning is among the most successful and powerful of these possibilities. Of course, content knowledge […]

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8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century

8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century by Terry Heick We recently offered a definition of project-based learning, and looked at keys to designing Project-Based Learning. We also have looked at the difference between “doing projects” and project-based learning, various project-based learning resources, project-based learning apps, and offered ways for using an iPad in Project-Based […]

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When School Is Nothing Like The World Students Live In

When School Is Nothing Like The World Students Live In by Terry Heick Reading recently through Edutopia’s resources on informal learning, the distinction between formal and informal learning resonated more strongly now than ever. As a classroom teacher, this difference is an important distinction. Formal learning happens through strategic planning of learning experiences, often direct […]

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An Innovative Learning Model: How To Sync Your Classroom

An Innovative Learning Model: How To Sync Your Classroom by TeachThought Staff In just the last decade, the image of technology in the classroom has shifted from rows of desktops in a dedicated computer lab (all facing the same direction) to one where a variety of different devices coexist, often uneasily, in and out of […]

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What Teachers Can Change

What Teachers Can Change by Terry Heick John Hattie’s Visible Learning meta-analyses is can’t-miss reading on teaching and learning. In the book, Hattie extracts data from over 50,000 studies in an attempt to uncover what the data says works. In that way, he isn’t going all editorial on us, but rather working his fingers through […]

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The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With Technology

The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With Technology by Terry Heick The Access Model is a framework to provide guidance to curriculum designers, policymakers, administrators, committees, and teachers in designing 1:1 teaching and learning resources. It is based on a strength of technology, specifically laptops, iPads and other tablets, BYOD Programs and more. […]

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10 Steps To A Successful School iPad Program

10 Steps To A Successful School iPad Program by Sam Gliksman, Author of iPad in Education for Dummies iPads have quickly become a the hottest commodity in educational technology. Apple reports that schools are purchasing iPads over MacBooks by a ratio of 2:1. However, the rush to purchase the latest technologies often precedes the careful planning […]

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