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Parents, teachers, tech tools: working together for student achievement

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Less Teacher, More Student, Making The Shift, Voices |

As an educator I want my students and their families to be a part of our daily learning. When this is encouraged, parents feel welcomed to engage. Through our ability to model this and offer invitations to extend learning outside of our classrooms parents begin to work alongside us, the teachers who are working hard each day to make a difference for all of our students.

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The key to making the shift to active learning (and why technology is not enough)

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Connected Leadership, Leadership, Making The Shift, Voices | 19 comments

Technology helps students with connecting, creating and sharing, but devices are invisible in my definition of active learning. We need to be chanting: empowerment, collaboration, equity, agency, self actualization, and transcendence for kids and for us all within a system that serves as the birth place for every other profession. We need to be chanting these things instead of technology, technology, technology.

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Free webinar: Digital Citizenship with author Kathy Cassidy

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Less Teacher, More Student, Making The Shift, Powerful Learning Practice |

Join us for a free webinar about Digital Citizenship with author Kathy Cassidy Join author Kathy Cassidy, Powerful Learning Practice CEO Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, and PLPress Managing Editor John Norton for a one-hour live webinar on September 14th at 7pm Eastern (New York) time. During this webinar, we’ll talk about digital citizenship and take a deeper look inside Kathy’s book Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the...

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Why I Would Never Go Back to Offline Teaching

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Making The Shift, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning | 2 comments

“Now that I’ve set up my classroom collaboratively, I cannot imagine returning to a non-collaborative environment,” says online educator Smadar Goldstein. “And whether you’re teaching from thousands of miles away or sharing a physical space with your students, an online component can provide unique shared learning opportunities.”

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