Personalized Learning

A User Guide to Me

Some Google execs publish A User Guide To Me to aid collaboration. Some learners in San Francisco share letters with their teachers about their learning preferences. Tom shares these tips and seven more on how to personalize learning.

EdTech

EdTech 10

The shift to blended learning is getting a bit easier. Digital Learning Now! has provided a roadmap. New tools and schools show the way forward.

SEL & Mindset

Why Students Need Practical Skills and How to Teach Them

If practical skills are so important, why are they hardly present in today’s curriculum? Many schools are doing their best, but with today’s emphasis on high stakes testing, practical skills do not receive the time and attention they deserve. This post explores some inspirational ideas.

Equity & Access

What is Conceptual Understanding?

By: Tatum Omari and Vivian Chen. How can we shift our teaching methods to prepare future generations for careers and life in a technologically-advanced world? The key is to begin teaching for conceptual understanding.

Difference Making

11 Rights All Students (Should) Have

There are about 55 million K-12 students in this country, and about 20 million in degree-granting colleges. If students are treated as allies rather than subjects, imagine what could be achieved.

EdTech

10 Tools to Create Online Student Portfolios

One of the most promising learning opportunities brought by this transformation is the possibility of creating online student portfolios. The best portfolios are those which are compiled by students themselves. Here are 10 best picks for fostering this creative exercise in the classroom.