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Technology Integration

Just in Time Data

When we deliver information to our classes via lecture, we often wonder how much they are ‘picking up what we’re putting down.’ When the assessment comes days or weeks later, it can be hard to tell whether a student’s difficulties come from attention, comprehension, or retention.

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Assessment

First Steps to Data-Driven Instruction

The gap between what we “teach” students and what they “learn” should be familiar to any classroom teacher. Good assessment shows us what students understand and retain; the importance of data can not be discounted.

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Teacher workload can prevent educators from creating effective learning environments
Teaching Strategies

Free up two hours of planning time each week.

I believe that the best way we can enrich students’ learning experience is to give teachers the time to think deeply about their practice – when we create efficiencies in how teachers use their planning time, they can use the added time to make lessons more interactive and creative.

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EdTech Objectives - Classical and Progressive Uses of Technology in the Classroom
Technology Integration

A Tale of Two Education Technologies

I like to think about two divergent strands in education technology, which I’ll call the ‘Classical’ and the ‘Progressive.’ The former allows us to use technology to better traditional goals, while the latter allows us to redefine and expand the expectations we have for our instruction and our students.

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