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6 Emerging Technologies Supporting Personalized Learning
posted by: Melissa | January 04, 2018, 02:05 pm   

By Meridith Allen, originally published on GettingSmart.com.


Dee Lanier, an amazing and inspiring educator, has recently challenged my thinking about how important it is to “vet” the technology I am using. Educators, administrators and technology directors/coordinators should be fastidious about what programs they are purchasing and supporting for use in their institutions. What does this mean? There needs to be serious reflection and many conversations before clicking “purchase.” A superb resource for technology evaluation and reflection is TRUDACOT, a discussion protocol intended to help facilitate educator conversations about deeper learning, student agency, authentic work, and technology integration (credit to the creators, who–full disclosure–are dear friends and previous colleagues Scott McLeod & Julie Graber). When vetting school or classroom technology, there are many key factors (see this great podcast series on designing pilot programs for EdTech and personalized learning). As a starting point, here are three questions you must consider:

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Weekly News Round-Up for December 15th
posted by: Melissa | December 15, 2017, 01:59 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, we remember Sandy Hook five years later, plus other news.

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Music Teacher Starts Ukulele Club with AAE Grant
posted by: Melissa | December 14, 2017, 04:15 pm   

The Association of American Educators is proud to present Karen Cuen of Fullerton, CA with a $500 classroom grant!


Ms. Cuen is a music teacher at Oak Ridge Elementary School. She will use her grant to begin a ukulele club at her school. Since asking students to purchase the ukuleles themselves was not possible, she would not have been able to start the club without the funds that AAE provided.

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How Teachers Spend the Holiday Season
posted by: Melissa | December 12, 2017, 02:51 pm   

It's that wonderfully chaotic time of the year between Thanksgiving and Christmas when the weeks are short, the days are rushed, and every evening seems filled with another activity. For teachers, this means plays, concerts, field trips, and dealing with students who are less focused than they are the rest of year. The scant amount of time between these two lengthy breaks makes it hard to fit in an entire unit or project, which means that teachers have to get creative with how they spend their class time.

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Weekly News Round-Up for December 8th
posted by: Melissa | December 08, 2017, 01:30 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, we cover yet another school shooting, plus other news.

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