Strong Learning Communities Need Parent Engagement — Rebecca Blogs
May 12, 2015 – 5:49 am | 2 Comments

We asked Rebecca Penina Simon about parent engagement and what technology can be applied to improving the school-home learning connection. Here’s what Rebecca had to say.
Parent engagement in the school . . . is defined …

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How Teachers Got Inspired By Their Teachers – Alexandra Blogs
May 18, 2015 – 9:22 am | No Comment

When I was in 10th grade, I had a U.S. History teacher named Ellis Howard.  This class was a requirement, and I was prepared to be bored for an hour every day.  When I first entered Mr. Howard’s class, I was sure my suspicions were confirmed.  He was older, wore a stuffy suit and tie and looked very serious.  I am sure from his perspective, we were a bunch of rowdy, young teenagers who had little interest in learning anything except who had the newest stone-washed Jordache jeans (it was the 80s after all). Read the full story »

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In Praise of Learning Communities: Elevating Beyond the Blame Game
March 17, 2015 – 4:55 am | No Comment
In Praise of Learning Communities: Elevating Beyond the Blame Game

You’ve heard SMART reinforce the importance of intuitive, natural collaboration for anyone, anywhere. Many times. Including here on this blog. But let’s broaden the collaboration discussion a bit further to the education community.
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Moving Beyond Pockets of Excellence: Understanding High-Quality Use
December 15, 2014 – 8:00 pm | No Comment
Moving Beyond Pockets of Excellence: Understanding High-Quality Use

In my previous blog post I shared strategies for speeding up your technology adoption, an objective so many educators and education technology leaders share. Having a speedy adoption is fantastic, provided it results in high-quality …