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How Schools Develop Student Agency
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Better Off with a Benefit Mindset
Getting Smart • Guest Author
Morning Report: Teachers, Students Open Up About Widespread Online Cheating
Voice of San Diego • Andrew Keatts
Supporting Digital Citizenship Development as a School Counselor
Getting Smart • Guest Author
6 Tips for Creating Powerful Assessments for Your Students
Getting Smart • Guest Author
After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?
Chronicle of Higher Education • Goldie Blumenstyk
‘It’s Worse Than You Think': Teachers, Students Say Online Cheating Is Pervasive
Voice of San Diego • Mario Koran
Preview: Books I’ll Be Reading This Summer
Chronicle of Higher Education • Maha Bali
What Educators Can Learn from SpaceX
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A Gifted Ed Teacher’s Secrets to Success
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EdTech, Education
How Schools Develop Student Agency
Getting SmartTom Vander Ark
Through the tenets of agency, we help students see effort and practice in a new light and associate both as growth paths and, ultimately, success. We can provide students with the skills to rebound from setbacks and build confidence as they welcome...
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EdTech
Better Off with a Benefit Mindset
Getting SmartGuest Author
By: Ash Buchanan. We all know how important learning mindsets are at promoting student performance. But what happens when we think outside the box and consider student’s potential to lead and make a meaningful difference in our world? The post Better Off...
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E-Learning, Education
Morning Report: Teachers, Students Open Up About Widespread Online Cheating
Voice of San DiegoAndrew Keatts
Last week, Mario Koran sat in on the sort of online class that San Diego Unified increasingly relies on to boost its graduation rate. He watched as students brazenly cheated – taking answers from websites where other students had already uploaded tests...
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Digital Divide, EdTech
Supporting Digital Citizenship Development as a School Counselor
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Syrenna Kononovitch There is no avoiding the integrative nature of technology in many aspects of our lives. Academia is seeing a huge influence and impact of different tech tools in subject education, test-taking, college applications, PowerPoint games shows, podcast listening and...
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Assessments & Testing, EdTech
6 Tips for Creating Powerful Assessments for Your Students
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Melissa Maypole Assessments are no longer simply tests that students fret about or neglect to study for. As you may well know, today’s environment of heightened accountability for educators has made assessments stressful for not only students, but for teachers as...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?
Chronicle of Higher EducationGoldie Blumenstyk
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E-Learning
‘It’s Worse Than You Think': Teachers, Students Say Online Cheating Is Pervasive
Voice of San DiegoMario Koran
Since then, more teachers and students have come forward to share their experiences with cheating and online courses. Elizabeth Ahlgren worked at Morse High before she recently retired. “I retired after teaching for 39 years. I taught struggling math students during the...
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Colleges & Universities, Open Education Resources
Preview: Books I’ll Be Reading This Summer
Chronicle of Higher EducationMaha Bali
There are three (open access) books I’ve been meaning to read and review, but I realized if I waited until I finished them, it would take a while, so I thought it would be good to post a “preview” here, of why...
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EdTech, Education
What Educators Can Learn from SpaceX
Getting SmartEmily Liebtag
To cut to the chase (a lot), educators have much to learn from SpaceX. I had the opportunity to tour SpaceX, a company that “designs, manufactures and languages advanced rockets and spacecrafts,” and as I explored the space, the following idea kept...
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EdTech, Education
A Gifted Ed Teacher’s Secrets to Success
Getting SmartGuest Author
By Stephen Noonoo Today’s colleges of education generally do a good job prepping new teachers for the traditional classroom. For teaching students outside the mainstream, the training is less robust. At least, that’s what Alison Alowonle discovered when she stepped into her...
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