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EdTech

Customize Your Edmodo Account

Parents can also sign up for a free account and become a virtual teacher for their kids, too. If they have “extra” work for them to do, Edmodo is the perfect place to manage it. Push out extra school work, study times or household chores right from Edmodo.

Personalized Learning

Need to Energize Your Class? Just Add Wax & Be Still

These stagnant classrooms, indicated by boredom-induced silence, constant class disruptions, or mediocre student work examples, benefit greatly from the implementation of interactive learning structures. One such learning model that is sure to invigorate any lesson is the "Wax Museum" learning structure created in Studio 113.

Innov8

SMARTtech Roundup: This Week’s Digital Developments

Blended Schools & Tools A new study from Cisco found the magic number: 67 percent. That is: 67 percent percent of educators report that students who participate in blended learning also improve their test scores by 67 percent. Louisiana announced the list of potential “Course Choice” Providers…

Personalized Learning

5 Instructional Shifts to Promote Deep Learning

Technology is a powerful tool for learning that can be used effectively to help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in school and beyond. Students can develop transferrable knowledge and skills as they engage in learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge. In order to facilitate these types of deep learning experiences, an adjustment in traditional instructional practices is necessary. These ideas are supported by the Common Core State Standards.

Leadership

Good Work: Back to School Apologies

To all the educators going back to school, thanks for your commitment to kids and their academic success. Sorry it’s so hard. Tools, conditions, and career options are getting better fast. Stick with it. Don't wait for the rest of us.

Innov8

SMARTtech Roundup: From Blended Learning to Big Data

Blended Schools & Tools Blended Schools Sprouting. Vail Blended Learning is a new blended middle school in Arizona that uses laptops as its main learning tool using online content developed by K12 Inc., e2020, and VBL Curriculum and Instruction. Students have a flexible daily schedule and move through…

Leadership

Some Choose Wisely

Chad Wick’s contribution to Cincinnati, Ohio, and American education were celebrated on Wednesday at the Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Chad is stubborn, he just won’t accept the injustice that he sees in Ohio. Chad lives in the future, he’s just waiting for the rest of us to catch up with him. Chad lives as if “All means All.”

Leadership

Good Work: A Grandmother’s Lesson on Integrity

There are three components to integrity on the job: honesty, delivery, and consistency. Integrity’s reward is the credibility that it fosters with others. It is the simple but important foundation for any meaningful relationship. It is the satisfaction of delivering as promised.