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7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback

7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education On May 26, 2015, Grant Wiggins passed away. Grant was tremendously influential on TeachThought’s approach to education, and we were lucky enough for him to contribute his content to our site. Occasionally, we are going to go back and re-share his most memorable posts.  Whether […]

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What Happens When Teachers Connect

What Happens When Teachers Connect by Terry Heick Digital and social media have replaced the landscape for education. This isn’t a case of mere impact or transformation–it’s all different now. Everything–the tools, the audiences, the access to content, the data, the opportunity. And this is a displacing and replacing that will only accelerate as re-conceptualizing of […]

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Blogging Your Way To Connected Professional Development

Blogging Your Way To Connected Professional Development by Mike Fisher Professional learning, even 15 years into the 21st Century, still tends to lean toward a “one size fits all” model. Educators go to workshops, participate in local PD, or read professional books. While the information gained may be valuable, it isn’t always completely relevant to […]

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What To Do When Students Turn In Incomplete Work

By Heather M. Stocker It’s like looking at a photograph where only a small bit of the picture is discernible, but you can’t tell that what you’re actually looking at. This is what happens when students turn in incomplete assignments. Incomplete assignments only give a partial snapshot of student ability. We might only see their […]

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16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post. In the age of blogging and social media, is there still room for books? Of course there is! While digital content is handy and accessible, many of the issues we face as educators […]

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Better Than Letter Grades: Helping Your Students See Their Own Progress

Better Than Letter Grades: Helping Your Students See Their Own Progress by Terry Heick How can you help students see their own progress? And use that to motivate them? Encouragement mechanics–a kind of gamification–is one approach. And note, you needn’t make that lesson or unit feel like a ‘video game.’ That’s not gamification. Gamification is […]

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The Bare Minimum Of Technology Integration

The Bare Minimum Of Learning Technology by TeachThought Staff What is the bare minimum of learning technology integration in a classroom? Does it depend on nation, grade level, or content area? Socioeconomic status? Culture? Prevailing local technology use? Though many teachers remain against reckless #edtech integration, the conversation is clearly shifting from should technology play a central […]

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How To Use Infographics As Multimodal Learning Tools

How To Use Infographics As Multimodal Learning Tools by Sara McGuire, venngage.com People don’t all learn the same way. Teachers know this, and that’s why multimodal learning methods are an essential part of any teacher’s toolkit. Responding to the changing linguistic landscape caused by digital media and communication, many teachers are leveraging the multimodal learning […]

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