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What a Reinvented College Looks Like: 4 Alternative Higher-Ed Models

It has become increasingly popular to say that higher education needs to go back to the drawing board—that the best way to improve college is to start new campuses from scratch or radically reinvent old ones.But it’s one thing to muse about a new kind of college over drinks with colleagues, and another to break ground on a digital-age campus quad. A handful of efforts attempt to turn their visions into reality, and they aren’t just making small tweaks: Some of these new colleges don’t have physical classrooms. Some are free (or free at first).

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The landscape of educational technology is constantly changing and it's easy to feel like you don't know where to start. That's why I created the Practical Ed Tech Jumpstart for you. This three week online course will walk you through a simple yet powerful framework for using technology in your classroom. You'll come away from this course with a playbook of activities that you can adapt to use in almost any classroom setting from elementary school through high school.

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7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers

Every year thousands of educators gather for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference eager to learn about the newest features in favorite apps and to glean ideas from one another about how to effectively teach in new ways. The conference seems to grow every year and there is palpable excitement from educators who finally get to commune with their “tribe” — techy teachers from around the globe.

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12 Tips for Connecting at Education Conferences

Annual #NYCSchoolsTech Summit

For many of us, conferences help us connect
with the faces behind the minds we’ve interacted with throughout the year.
These meaningful face-to-face connections help deepen connections and learning
with colleagues who share our interest.  My
colleague Jared Fox shared with
me conference tips from a professional business speaker, podcaster and host
named Robbie

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From a Rising Senior to Her Teachers: Things to Never Say or Ask About College

Since the dawn of time (or at least since college admissions became the beast it is today), high school seniors have been pestered with constant questions about their future, chief among them: “Where do you want to go to college?”
I have been asked this so many times that I respond from a script: “Oh, I don’t know, I’m thinking about going to the East Coast. I like Boston College- Northeastern- Dartmouth- Tufts- Amherst.” I end with a forced smile and pretend to take a phone call.

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The History of Ed-Tech: What Went Wrong?

Beth Holland, a doctoral student at JHU and “EdTech Researcher” at Education Week, sent an email asking some questions about the history of ed-tech. The gist of these: how did ed-tech get from the early, inquiry-based pioneers like Seymour Papert to the crap we see today. Once my response hit more than 500 words, I thought I’d better “blog” my thoughts rather than just answer via email…

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The 3 Hottest Posts on The Innovative Educator

Haven’t been keeping
up with The Innovative Educator? Don’t worry. That’s what this wrap up is for.

Here’s what’s hot: 

ISTE Standards
Addressing Bias & Privilege to Launch Student Success
Gamifying Learning

Making its way to the
top for the first time is a
post about ideas for successfully launching technology standards in your
school or district.

Next up is a post
that looks at one

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