(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. Continue reading
Since OER came onto the map in the early 2000s, the pool of available resources has grown into a vast ocean. With a wide array of OER materials at our fingertips, the trick now is not so much in finding OER, but on identifying high quality OER that can be used and transformed for our classroom needs. So how can we recognize the pearls, and avoid the sharks?
They say that no two teachers are alike. Each one has a teaching style that creates a unique classroom experience. Some prefer project-based learning, while others use interactive assessments to measure student growth Continue reading
There is a heavy focus on the importance of students learning how to learn and how to lead. Multiple guess questions are becoming a thing of the past, as we educators seek to challenge students to apply what they’re learning instead of simply memorizing and regurgitating it Continue reading
Today, most of us recognize the important role technology plays in education. Decades ago, technology was often used for only enrichment activities or the occasional educational game or special project; now, technology is often woven into curriculum, instruction, and assessment Continue reading
As a former teacher, the promise in mobile devices and app stores is the accessibility of content. Once over the elation of touch screens and the lack of cords (I had been a kindergarten teacher), I quickly segued to “Wow! I can sell products directly to teachers; no district bureaucracy required.” Continue reading
Formative assessments play an important role in how we shape our lessons and learning activities to help students succeed. They provide unique, real-time insight into student learning that summative assessments do not. Continue reading