Beyond the Walkthrough

Classroom walkthroughs and formal observations are a standard in K-12 education.  An observation may be informal, such as a five minute walkthrough, or formal in which a teacher is observed for an entire class session. These observations provide a glimpse into a teacher’s instruction as well as the classroom environment.   For administrators, these interactions are critical to developing reflective dialogue and collaboration with teachers, in addition to, providing support in terms of guidance and professional development.

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Create a School Environment that Embraces Blended Learning

The integration of technology in our day to day lives can be found in almost all sectors of society.  Education is no different.  Technology has the ability to help educators disrupt learning in ways that were almost unheard of in the past.  This was evident when online learning appeared on the scene and created a new pathway to learning.  And as the technology continued to evolve so did the delivery models for learning.  Instead of students doing all their learning online at a distance or in a traditional classroom, teachers began creating blended learning opportunities in their classrooms.

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Setting the Bar in Digital Literacy

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5 "Best in Class" Podcasts for Educators

Everyday when I’m driving to work...I listen to a podcasts.
When I’m ironing my clothes...I listen to podcasts.
Walking the dog...podcasts.

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The 5 Best Articles on Experience API (xAPI)

Learning technology has lacked innovation for nearly a decade.
However, a new technology conceptualized by the US Department of Defense has emerged and promises huge leaps forward.

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Can a Checklist Really Give You a Clear Picture of a Classroom?

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