Posts by Megan

Personalized Learning

Understanding Middle Schoolers: 4 Tips for Success

Whatever the contradiction is in your household, it is important to remember that the journey that these soon to be adults are traveling is a difficult yet AWESOME one. They are in a constant state of learning and discovery and as parents and guardians, we GET to be along for the ride!

EdTech

100+ Education Twitter Accounts to Follow

We love Twitter. Whether you are new to the Twitter-sphere or you are looking to build an EdTech savvy feed, here is a breakdown of Team Getting Smart’s Twitter accounts + over 100 more we are currently enjoying in our feeds.

Personalized Learning

Formative Assessment To Initiate Personalized Learning

The combination of powerful technology with passionate teachers is creating a new path for personalization. Formative assessment is one of the first steps to personalizing the learning experience for students.

Personalized Learning

10 Reasons Teachers Make Great Bloggers

The reason I love blogging is because it reminds of building a lesson plan. It takes me back to those Sunday morning brainstorming sessions at coffee shops. Blogging is just like building an effective and interactive lesson plan — making teachers GREAT at it.

Personalized Learning

Virtual Academies at Work to Close the Achievement Gap

Technology presents a new opportunity to reach students in a unique and personalized way that allows for a customized education that adapts to the needs of students and provides a launchpad for significant, individualized growth. Virtual Academies are utilizing tech to close the current achievement gap in education. Here are three specific stories.

Leadership

Better Understand Autism with Help from Dr Barry Prizant’s New Book: Uniquely Human

Uniquely Human shares dozens of engaging stories, experiences, and perspectives that collectively share a storyline of understanding autism on a different level — one that has not been typically told. This book challenges the idea of a behavioral-assessment approach, where one is focused on a checklist of deficits and thus defines the child (or adult) based on these behaviors.

Personalized Learning

Telepractioner: Providing the Next Generation of Student Support

Telepractice, also known as telehealth, is the next generation of therapy, and the telepractioner, the next generation of therapist. Find out what the makings of a happy telepractioner are and how they are transforming the lives of students with special needs.