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It ain’t just kid stuff anymore: personalized learning and teacher pd

Driven by the wide availability of robust learning management systems (LMS) and access to low cost wireless-enabled mobile devices, digital personalized learning for students is all the craze. Personalized learning takes many forms, but generally includes an online platform or learning management system (LMS) that enables the teacher to organize learning activities and resources. Students …

Professional capital and teacher retainment

By Adam Steiner, @steineredtech Inspired by Professional Capital by Andy Hargreaves (@HargreavesBC) and Michael Fullan (@MichaelFullan1) Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan applied the concept of professional capital to school improvement as an alternative to the business capital approach to education that emphasizes the use of data to homogenize teaching. Professional capital instead recognizes that teaching …

Social Media in Schools: Be the Owl, Not the Ostrich

Possibly no topic in #edtech invokes as much fear in parents or teachers as social media. This is understandable. Research has shown that by middle school, the majority of students are using social media, but lack the maturity to use it appropriately. Their unsafe behavior might take the form of sharing too much personal information, …