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Using UX Principles for Designing Curriculum

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Just as UX designers design apps to be easy and pleasing to use, we can design our course experiences in ways that facilitate student learning most effectively using the “LEMErS” principles. It is more apparent than ever that we should build our curricula around story, which is one of the central tenets of good UX design.

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“Moneyballing” Grades: Using Sabermetrics to Improve Feedback

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If Sabermetrics sheds any light on grades and a grade average won’t be substantially different whether we measure it with 10 or 40 assessments, why do we put ourselves through all this work of grading? How many graded assignments do we need to give students, before we can be reasonably sure that the grade produced by the assessments reflects the “true talent” of the student?

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Building Stronger Innovation-Minded Educators with The Teachers Guild

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IDEO’s Teachers Guild is an open, collaborative platform that engages educators in design thinking, with the goal of inspiring new and creative ideas for school communities. Within the site, ideas are built in response to a challenge question posed by hosts, as users move through each of the phases of the design process while working on their ideas.

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SXSWedu: Design Thinking, Learning, and Teaching

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By: Moss Pike. Thanks to the mutual exchange of ideas at SXSWedu, more educators are starting to embrace the possibilities and new thinking that entrepreneurs can add to the conversation, in taking on more of a design mindset.

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Why Does World Language Study Matter?

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By: Moss Pike. World language teachers, while relatively few and far between at conferences like ISTE, bring an interesting mix of characteristics to the event that can help mitigate the crowds and lines. Here are 3 ways characteristics that world language teachers often have that open doors to take advantage of the variety of opportunities that ISTE offers.