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Marie Bjerede is President at Agentic Learning. Follow Marie on Twitter at @mbjerede.

How Mobile Learning Supports Student Growth and Ownership

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By: Marie Bjerede. Young people now see their phone as an extension of themselves. If they see it as an extension of their learning, not just looking up information, entertainment, interacting socially, or doing work, then that deepens their sense of identity as a learner.

The Maker Movement: What it Looks Like, Mindsets and Motivation

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Sylvia Martinez, co-author of Invent to Learn talks about why Maker learning needs to be part of the regular classroom - at least so far as to respect the ethic of offering students relevant and meaningful reasons for their work in the way that Making does

What it’s like to be a Maker Mom

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As the parent of a young maker I am constantly thrown into the position of working with my daughter on things I have no idea how to do -- and that's what being a Maker Mom is all about. If you’re looking for ways to support your child in transforming from student to maker, here are five ideas for your toolbox.

Hours in Front of a Screen… Wasting Time or Getting Motivated?

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What is a parent to do when it appears a child is wasting time on a screen, yet passionate? Here are four tips, and the story of realization from Marie that answers the question, "is hours of screen time, wasting time? Or moments of motivation?

It’s Time for Accountability Reform

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With new accountability, teachers have the space to teach the student, not just the content. And when a student is known and understood and empathized with, teaching for student ownership increases test scores as a side effect.

How Can a Communication App Support Student Equity?

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By: Marie Bjerede. By using secure, clean channels of communication that work with all their families, educators can demystify school, build trust, and work with parents as partners for their kids. Eliminating fear and avoidance of school on the part of disenfranchised parents is a powerful way to enhance student success.

Gaming That Leverages Engagement, Mindset and Design

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How can gaming for a few hours over the course of two months have such a dramatic impact? The researchers suggest 3 mechanisms that research has shown can have a significant effect.

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