From Edutopia – “Project-based learning (PBL) provides a powerful opportunity for students to reflect on who they want to be and what decisions they want to make. One student says, “[PBL] helps me try to ask questions and find out what everything means. The self-advocacy is a really important part, getting information for yourself.” Teachers who have implemented project-based approaches report that students are empowered when they make personal conclusions about the value of their learning and reflect on the complexity of decision-making.”
From Larry Ferlazzo – “ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terrible attacks in Paris. Here are some resources teachers might find helpful in discussing it with students. I will be adding to it as new materials become available.”
From Darcy Moore – This is the first in a planned series of posts that each focus on a tool that will be useful to both students and teachers in a BYOD context. The plan is that each posts explores an application or accessory that will really be useful and easy to use. This first one looks at an Optical Character Reader (OCR). ABBY Textgrabber is a useful app when you need to extract text from printed sources easily by using the device’s camera to digitise and share quickly. I have it on my iPhone 6 and iPad. It is not free but certainly is worth …
I feel blessed to be an educator. I have had the good fortune of working as an English teacher, an Assistant Principal, a Principal and an Assistant Superintendent. I currently serve as the Assistant Superintendent of Burlington Public Schools (MA).
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