Posts by Megan
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Personalize Learning with Buzz from Agilix
Megan explores how Agilix is personalizing learning with their Buzz platform.
5 Teachable ‘Deflategate’ Moments: Connecting Football to STEM
From the Ideal Gas Law to the Coefficient of Restitution, we dive into the most teachable STEM moments from Deflategate as noted by players, coaches, and math enthusiasts.
blink blink Designs Educational Tech Kits with Girls, for Girls
blink blink's mission is to empower girls through positive early interactions with tech and engineering. Here's how they're engaging girls and all learners using creative circuit kits.
Expanding the Reach of Online Learning to Special Education Students
Online and blended learning are not just for the general education population. Together, Fuel Education and PresenceLearning will deliver an integrated, online solution in which schools and districts can enroll special education students through a personalized learning platform.
Coding for the Future
Coding and Computer Science can support the next generation of learners — learners who will tackle even the most challenging of problems with anticipation and drive. We are amidst the Hour of Code, but we also must encourage our schools to be ready to take it to the next level. What will you do after your hour?