Leadership Voices

Using Visual Models to Spark Mathematical Discussion
July 3, 2018

When I reviewed my students’ work, I noticed that only one drew a picture of their solution strategy. The rest lacked a visual context for making sense of the problem.

On the Education Horizon: Quirky Programmable Objects
May 10, 2018

A look at some of the more interesting bots and programmable objects from the recent TCEA confernce.

Top Science Education Take-Aways from NSTA18
May 2, 2018

The National Science Teachers’ Association (NSTA) Annual Conference was an enormous success this year. Here are my main takeaways.

Outpacing the Traditional Ed-Tech Timeline
February 6, 2018

Discover three emerging technologies affecting our lives outside the classroom today, and see how schools could implement them tomorrow.

Pushing Beyond Future-Ready: Creating a Bold Context for K-12 Libraries
January 29, 2018

Rethinking the school library means being bold and thinking in disruptive directions. The question is: in what direction? David Jakes gives you four ways to jumpstart your thinking.

Not the Same Old Story: Tech and Text Work Better Together
January 18, 2018

Just as deeper reading creates better writers, this skill helps students to break down narrative as media consumers so that they may become more skillful creators.

Cloud Computing in Education: Tip of the Iceberg
January 15, 2018

The past four years have seen a radical shift in how K-12 schools are deploying and managing devices, due almost exclusively to low-cost Chromebooks.

Product vs. Process?
December 19, 2017

A key element of school improvement is that learning should be more authentic. But is this a perspective that should be rethought?

The Ghost of Classroom-Technology-Past
December 15, 2017

I teach at a small, independent arts school in the middle of downtown. We are so small, in fact, that we share spaces with other organizations in the area, one of which is a gorgeous church. Thus, no one has a “classroom”; we share space with each other and with the church.

Lights, Camera, Learning: 5 Keys to Better eLearning Videos
December 13, 2017

Through her work designing videos and courses for clients, Allison has learned some key elements to creating engaging and effective eLearning videos.  

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