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Three theories on why technology-facilitated access to more resources is good for students

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The benefits of increased student access to more digital learning resources are supported by three formal theories and philosophies of learning. Continue reading

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Keys to School Improvement: #3 Successful Action

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hen a group of people first set to work on a joint problem, they may not like or know each other very well. They may not even agree on the means by which they will pursue a solution. However, once a common goal is set and milestones of success are agreed upon, a process begins that can yield not only important gains toward problem resolution, but a collective and positive outcome. Continue reading

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Beyond the Digital Zombie Stereotype: Three Tips for Empowering Student Agency and Decision-Making

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Teachers are empowering students to decide what they learn, how they learn and how they demonstrate understanding making them agents to their own education. Continue reading

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Australia (the last place I thought to look…)

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For the second time this year, I am flying home from Melbourne. What an amazing city. What an amazing people. I’ve traveled all over the planet and while people in almost every country are hospitable and kind, there is a special generosity down under. (Thanks #Navigate2014!)

So, I must admit a bit of surprise when my last session of my last day was met with…well, with strong disagreement! Continue reading

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Impacting student success: The role of working memory in the classroom

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Working memory, the ability to hold information in your memory and work with it, can be improved through Cogmed Working Memory Training program. Continue reading

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From the Knowledge Transfer Blog–Dr. Jeff Borden: 5 Lessons We Can Take Away from the MOOC

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MOOCs have been on somewhat of a roller coaster in the past two years. Since its introduction in 2012 (with 2013 being when the publicity caught up to the hype), much of the conversation around MOOCs has seemed to disappear half way through 2014. Dr. Jeff Borden gives lessons learned from the trend. Continue reading

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Keys to School Improvement: #2 The Devil is in the Details

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The promise and enthusiasm that comes with that glimmer of a good idea can easily dissipate halfway through the first day of real work. Continue reading

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Literacy Can Lead the Way

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To ensure future educational success, it’s crucial that literacy rates improve. New educational technologies can help bridge the gap in literacy deficiency. Continue reading

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Do College Rankings Measure What Matters?

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Earlier this week we were introduced to yet another take on college rankings. The College Access Index, developed by The New York Times, ranks universities based not on perceived prestige or selectivity, but rather on economic diversity. The response was mixed. Continue reading

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Making History at the White House Game Jam

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Pearson and Crowell Interactive partner at the White House Game Jam to make a history game. Continue reading

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