Putting Community Back into Education

Community and education. It's a foreign concept in today's education system. Community, or any sense of it has all but evaporated. Students are forced to compete against one another and the teachers and administrators, because of far off bureaucratic control, are almost powerless to change anything.

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Educator…Create Your Own Shark Tank!

Back in March, educator Molly Levitt of EdSurge wrote a great post titled, Teachers, Ideas and Mark Cuban: Adapting 'Shark Tanks' In Your School.

I loved the post! In fact, I tweeted about it. (I guess that's love these days)

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EdTech Through the Eyes of Your Students

Is edtech the “embarrassing dad” to the education scene?

About a year ago, edtech student writer Soraya Shockley wrote a very revealing article titled, “A Teenagers View on Education Technology”.

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Education Innovation Should Come From Educators

The education industry is famous for it's lack of innovation. But the tide is slowly beginning to shift and it's the educators, not the administrators, who are leading the charge for education innovation.

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Teacher self-assessment for blended learning

posted by MVLRI, on February 10, 2016 at http://mvlri.org/Blog/ID/109/Teacher-self-assessment-for-blended-learning
Guest Authors,  Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute and Dr. Wendy Oliver

Academic research in the field of effective practices specific to blended and online learning in K-12 classrooms is still “young,” so the lack of data to define those practices and build the resources to prepare teachers to excel when teaching in blended and online environments is not surprising. However, as the pedagogy emerges and the rate of adoption continues to grow, educators and administrators need direction in incorporating best practices of blended and online learning in K-12 environments. With the idea of furthering the field in mind, I developed two frameworks to identify standards and essential components of both blended and online instruction. Continued exposure in the field has led to specific focus on the needs of instructors trying to implement blended instruction, as their barriers seem to be undeveloped or lacking resources for growth.

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5 facts about Gen Z learners that educators need to know

Meet Generation Z students where they are, not where you think they should be

If we, as educators, are not adapting our curriculum and instruction to be in step with what our students expect, then we are performing a gross disservice to them.

In this post we'll look at 5 facts about Generation Z students and what they mean for teachers, administrators and other educational leaders.

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