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Kyle Wagner is a Getting Smart Staff Writer, and is a middle school program director, an author, and founder of Transform Educational Consulting. You can connect with him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @kwagssd3.

The ‘Show Me’ Grading System of the Future

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Changing the way we grade, report and evaluate student learning can oftentimes feel like an uphill battle. But our students deserve better. This post contains some useful steps and food for thought to plan for progress in that direction.

Student Public Radio: Community, Communication, and Other “Cs”

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Beyond the obvious 21st century skills students develop in taking ownership of their own radio broadcast, they also forge connections to curriculum and content. Here, we explore the reasons (and some ways) to enable students to create and operate a radio station.

How to Give Students Future-Ready Skills Through Community Service

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With community-engaged projects, students learn to solve problems, think creatively, manage uncertainty, and most importantly, how to coordinate and work with others. According to The World Economic Forum, these are the same top 5 future skills needed for 2020.

A Blended Environment: The Future of AI and Education

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For many of us, using AI in our schools seems light years away. But by slowly and consciously embracing it, we can start to make the shifts necessary for the 21st-Century classroom.

Can Students Learn Entirely on their Own?

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Students are capable of learning and organizing themselves completely on their own if they have the freedom to explore, are engaged in authentic and meaningful experiences, and have the chance to exhibit their work. Here's one example.

Building Student Ownership Through Community Mapping

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What if we engaged students in the community around real problems, with real outcomes? What if they partnered with organizations who benefited from their insight? Community mapping is one way to make it happen

Want Authentic PBL? Take Students to the Farm

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This was not a hypothetical project, dreamed up in a classroom far removed from the outside world. It was a real project with real problems, consequences and opportunities for growth.

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