Making It Work: Structuring Technology-Rich Learning

As a follow up to my previous post, 3 Steps to Transforming Learning In Your Classroom, once you’re inspired to try something new in your classroom, and have developed a relevant, real-world task for which your students have an authentic audience, you might be wondering: how do I actually make this work in my classroom? Making…

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3 Steps to Transforming Learning in Your Classroom

I just spent three awesome days working with teachers (and parents) at Taipei European School, British Primary School Section, in Taiwan, and as always, even (especially) when I’m facilitating the conversations, I’m learning so much! This visit focused on modeling a coaching conversation with teams to help them work towards the transformation level of SAMR…

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Getting Out of the Filter Bubble: Finding “The Real You” Online

I recently had a great (and timely) conversation with one of the counselors from International School Manila at the EARCOS Teacher’s Conference in Kota Kinnabalu, Malaysia (check out all the resources from all of my sessions here). She said: “I wish there was a way to help students recognize what their online profile looks like…

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The Power of Audience

I love YouTube. I bet you do too. I love being able to learn what I want to learn, when I want to learn and actually getting to see someone teaching the skill (instead of just having to read about it). So why are so many teachers (and parents) reluctant to let children spend time…

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Setting the Standard

One of the requests I hear from teachers regularly is that they would like specific outcomes for student learning with technology – basically what students need to know at each grade level. Often they are keen to use technology in their classrooms, but they’re just not sure what the expectations should be, and what they…

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