Instructional Strategies

Just Google It! Six Key Questions Teachers Need To Ask

Six Key Questions Teachers Need To Ask When Using Technology Within The Classroom At a recent TEDx event, Alan November highlights six important questions that teachers need to ask about their class assignments.       1. Do assignments foster critical thinking on the web? If the answered to all these questions is “no” then […]

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ASCD EDge – What EXACTLY Is Depth of Knowledge? (Hint: It’s NOT a Wheel!)

DOK-1: What is the knowledge? At this level, students are asked to acquire and gather the information they need to develop deeper knowledge and thinking.  They are asked mostly factual questions (who, what, where, when) about the texts and topics they are reading and reviewing.  They might also might be asked to recall or reproduce how or why a concept […]

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SB21 Pulse Assessment Framework

SB21 Pulse Assessment Framework Is Scalable, Flexible & Customizable SpringBoard21 Pulse Assessment Framework is designed to serve individual districts, a consortium of districts, statewide administration or a scaled national rollout. This design allows SpringBoard21 Pulse the adaptability to best address the needs of those we serve, regardless of the size and scope of those we […]

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First eBook Publication – People, Education, Technology

Special thanks to Richard Schwier from the ETAD Master Program at the University of Saskatchewan. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/people-education-technology/id1010545811?ls=1&mt=11 https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/people-education-technology/id1010545811?mt=11   The publication includes a number of ETAD Master program essays covering various topics around educational technology.  

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Protected: Canada’s Third Apple Distinguished School – The Rest of the Story

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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators – Part 1: Staff Presentations | Edutopia

Technology SAMR Model for Administrators – Part 1: Staff Presentations | Edutopia.   The introduction of wireless networks and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs in classrooms has increased the demand for teachers to effectively utilize technology worldwide. We have seen an emphasis placed on technology-centered professional development to ensure that classroom educators are best prepared for these […]

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A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator – Using social media in 21st century classrooms | Powerful Learning Practice

One of our main goals at Powerful Learning Practice is to turn educators into 21st Century educators. That is, teach them how to use social media and other powerful Web 2.0 tools to transform their classrooms into learning environments that are ready for today’s iGeneration students. One of the most common questions we get is, […]

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UDL Guidelines 2.0 | National Center On Universal Design for Learning

The goal of education in the 21st century is not simply the mastery of content knowledge or use of new technologies. It is the mastery of the learning process. Education should help turn novice learners into expert learners—individuals who want to learn, who know how to learn strategically, and who, in their own highly individual […]

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