Monday, September 26, 2016

Integrating technology to discover information...a simple idea with great results. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

Back to school with virtual reality

Elementary students at a Minnesota school on their first day participated in a virtual reality egg hunt designed to help familiarize students with the campus. The school's principal modeled the game after "Pokemon Go."
District Administration magazine online (9/19) 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

21st Century Guided Inquiry must include technology. Here is a blog post shared on ASCD SmartBrief Blog. Enjoy!

Classroom designs that encourage active learning support goals for 21st-century teaching and learning, technology director Chad Lewis writes in this blog post. He describes re-imagined classroom design at Tampa Preparatory School.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Great article on PBL. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

7 ways to make project-based learning work
There are challenges and pitfalls to implementing project-based learning (PBL), but the advantages are great. In this Educational Leadership article, teacher Alison Zuniga and university educator Thomas M. Cooper share one high school's journey to effective PBL and describe why, when done right, teachers make the choice to relinquish a majority of learning into the hands of their students, allowing students to be active partners as opposed to passive receptacles. Read now.