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Combine Arts and Science/Technology curriculums

Arts education is often used as an enhancement to "core" curricula in Language Math and Technology. In reality the arts and creative activity deploys amazingly well-developed technology and science. From painting to digital animation to musical instruments the Arts is math and science, and artistic practice can be used to give students a window into applied math, technology, and science. Let's stop separating arts and ...more »

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Cost-effective tutoring

One on one tutoring has been shown to move a student in the fiftieth percentile to the ninety-eighth percentile. What toolkit would allow a teacher to reliably reproduce those results with each student?

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Scaling Literacy and Numeracy Through Global Storytelling

New mobile technologies offer the K-12 classrooms worldwide unlimited opportunities for scaling the teaching and learning of reading, writing, and numeracy. New writing, audio, and video storytelling tools are being developed daily. Research shows that peer collaborative storytelling, editing and feedback is a powerful motivator for student learning. The challenge: how do US classrooms, which commonly ban cell phones ...more »

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Time for professional development

Teachers rarely have time for continuing professional development during the routine school workday/week. Some schools have made efforts to build that time into the school schedule in order to provide teachers more time to learn and collaborate. But this requires creativity on the part of administrators, understanding on the part of the parents and community, and sometimes, $$. How can we carve out more time for professional ...more »

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A Call to Arms - The Voice of Practitioners is Silent!

The launch of this forum in September 2011 was supported by the President and the Secretary of Education. The opportunity to share with and learn from colleagues all over the world should be seized by all educators. This Digital Promise site utilises some of the technology that we want students to take advantage of - interactive forums that generate sophisticated discussion, locate high quality resources and connect people ...more »

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Exchange 2.0

New technologies and social media have, for the first time in history, offer an unlimited number of teachers and students of all ages and economic backgrounds to develop relationships with one another and promote empathy, respect, prosperity and security across international borders in a way that has never been done before. “Exchange 2.0” isn’t dependent upon travel costs, real-time language immersion, face-to-face interaction, ...more »

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With-Anyone Learning

New mobile technologies and social media not only offer educators and students “anytime, anywhere” learning, but also “with anyone” learning. Research has demonstrated the powerful role that both mentors and peers can play in a student’s education. Now, for the first time in history, students worldwide have the potential to find mentors and peers from anywhere and at anytime. The challenge: how we help create the environment ...more »

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Creating 21st Century Classrooms

Our schools and classroom were design for another time and place. They are in great need of transforming to reflect the 21st century not the 19th century. If you think about it we are already a decade late on this. Our society has changed with the increased access to technology. Technology is ever present in everything we do, except in the classroom. It stops at the door where students have to hide their personal devices. ...more »

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Strengthen school-CBO partnerships through blended learning

Blended learning – blending online and site-based learning – could dramatically reshape how community-based organizations (CBOs) partner with schools and parents. Although CBOs are making essential contributions to education, most have been sitting on the sidelines of this nascent blended learning revolution. On July 27, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education and The After-School Corporation (TASC) convened a meeting ...more »

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National Online Curriculum/Assessment Marketplace

It's not enough to have disjointed Open Educational Resources floating free around the internet. We need a national online curriculum marketplace that includes readings, simulations, learning games, and most importantly, assessments that actually lead to credits or certification. Any teacher could rent/buy and weave together the resources, and add their own as needed, to offer online courses that actually lead to accreditation ...more »

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Technology is the New Utility

Just like electricity, heat and water - technology is the new utility. Without IT the basic operations of schools come to a grinding halt. Yet in my 13 years as a technology director IT is one of first items cut from a budget. Of all the operations departments in a district, IT is always the smallest staffed. Take a look and compare your district's maintenance staff to your district's IT staff. We have night ...more »

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Meaningful Technology Integration

How do we as educators provide opportunities for students to use technology in the classroom in a way that improves our instruction? At the same time, how do we make sure that the "what" part of our teaching will still be meaningful when they graduate school in four or five years? We must continue to identify key core ideas that will become an important part of our instruction while not adding "one more thing" to what ...more »

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