As I continue my journey as a parent consumer of public education and an educator, I am noticing that effective education is becoming increasingly more dependent on how I model my learning experiences and how I work with technology. In fact, I believe those two areas impact how my daughter thinks about learning and the…Continue
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Today, we are highlighting our content in celebration of Constitution Day. We have curated a wonderful collection of materials from across our collections. Explore these rich…Continue
Our first content exhibit is ready to take off - it's been exciting to look at highlighting our content for a specific subject or topic, in this case, we've highlighted amazing resources from 5 different areas in relation to space and space travel (to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the space program): Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (also known as STEM or STEAM). Check it…Continue
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97% of netTrekker Search users see positive impact on students; more that three-fourths rate as extremely valuable teaching resource.Continue
As a teacher, I was always concerned about time. How much time do I have to cover a topic? How much material can I cover in one quarter or one school year? What if I run out of time to get it all done?
What if TIME isn't the core issue? What if the problem was HOW I was spending my time? …Continue
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The Know New Ideas Community is proud to highlight new member Steven Pritchard, the Enrichment Teacher at South Buffalo Charter School in New York. The work that Steven is doing with his enrichment classes is truly inspiring – taking a student centered, project-based approach to learning that develops his students so that they are ready to learn and lead in a 21st century digital world.…Continue
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Today is the first day of Spring. Thoughts of Spring are usually about renewal and starting fresh, but I also think of it as a…Continue
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I loved this post from Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post about seven misconceptions in the area of learning - some of them coming from the norms of traditional education and some of them are perpetuated even in some education 'reform' discussions:
It's time. Now that we have a new organization, new products and a new community with new ways to collaborate and learn, let's get started! With over 2,000 members already, I am sure that there are a lot of new ideas floating around out there, just waiting to be known.
How about 100? Schools and students all over the country just celebrated their 100th day of school, we could know a lot of new ideas by the end of the school year.
Let's get those ideas…Continue