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One story worth sharing: “I am Sherlocked”

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John Fallon’s conversation with Julia reveals that both connection and communication is an important asset to any education. Continue reading

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What did you want to be when you grew up?

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Dominic Collard dives deep into the findings of survey of 5,000 children about what they want to be when they grow up and how children’s wants are changing. Continue reading

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Teacher Tech Feature: Julie Ahern

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As part of our Teaching in Digital Age study, Pearson is profiling teachers like Julie Ahern on their use of technology in their classrooms. Continue reading

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Teacher Tech Feature: Gail Sestito

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As part of our Teaching in Digital Age study, Pearson is profiling teachers like Gail Sestito on their use of technology in their classrooms. Continue reading

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Making Teacher Evaluation Work

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Researcher Kathy McKnight argues that schools need to build systems that lead to improved teaching, instead of improving one teacher at a time. Continue reading

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What the Research Says About… Cooperative Learning

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What the research says about the effect of cooperative methods on learning. Continue reading

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Academic cheating sends a terrible message and parents can help stop it

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When academic cheating occurs in schools by adult leaders, it sends a terrible message to students, but parents can help stop it taking place. Continue reading

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Teacher Tech Feature: Melissa Slocum

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As part of our Teaching in Digital Age study, Pearson is profiling teachers like Melissa Slocum on their use of technology in their classrooms. Continue reading

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Innovating Online Learning

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The popularity of online learning has grown considerably in both post-secondary and K-12 schools. In 2012, six million students reported having taken at least one online course (Allen & Seaman, 2011). It is estimated that by 2019, 50% of all high school courses will offered online (Stansbury, 2011). Because this is National Distance Learning Week, I thought it would be an appropriate time to take a look at the pros and cons of online learning.
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Be More Like Edison

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Everything that a student does in a learning management system, every click of the mouse or tap of the trackpad, generates a piece of data. We can easily learn what documents they have downloaded, what tests they took (and how they scored on those tests), what papers or presentations they submitted, and which discussion threads they have responded to. Every click generates data. Continue reading

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