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Transmedia Learning

Use storytelling techniques combined with the use of multiple platforms that creates an immersive learning landscape which enables multivarious entry and exit points for learning and teaching.

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Using fair internet filtering policies

School districts sometimes overreact and filter out too many free web 2.0 tools that can enhance teaching and learning. Embracing more reasonable policies and having committees oversee the filtering decisions rather than an individual person creates a better process for allowing more technology into the school for free. Teachers are able to innovate using blogs, wikis, and many other web 2.0 tools without any cost ...more »

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League of Innovative Teachers

Committed to the technology that can optimize our practice and improve our student’s outcomes, Team Beta Classroom has over 150 extraordinary educators from across this nation who are committed to test-driving promising technologies. We help ed. tech. executives and entrepreneurs see their products from the teacher’s perspective. Beta Classroom is an online space where teachers can find beta technology and help the executives ...more »

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1:1 iPad deployment

To create a paperless learning environment, with a creativity tool and textbook tool combined, our campus has deployed 1:1 iPads for a pilot of 11th/12th graders/teachers. Documents can be exchanged paperlessly, students have built in access to movie creation, photo creation, project creation, and online textbooks, library materials, e-books, etc. can all be accessed from one very portable device. It has improved efficiency ...more »

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Authentic Simulations Which Integrate Content

More learning simulations that place students in authentic roles (scientist, explorer, social scientist, etc.), are collaborative / competitive, and allow teachers the flexibility to easily integrate different types of content depending on the teacher's need.

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Libraries as full partners in tech/learning

School libraries should be a hub for informational literacy of all kinds. They should be well-staffed with professional librarians who are also well-versed in the use of technology tools and how they can be well-integrated into research and learning. The library is a learning and creativity hub for the entire school, a think tank of sorts. Rather than have separate library/research/and technology faculty, the learning ...more »

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Gamified Learning

Harness the same powerful psychological hooks games like FarmVille and World of WarCraft use to make education more engaging for students. I don't mean actual "games" in the traditional sense, but rather just dividing up course material into smaller "levels", with points and "badges" awarded. Have a "health bar" for student behavior, that sort of thing. Disclaimer: I am working on an online platform called http://craniak.com ...more »

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Online Assessments

In Maine, my school piloted a program that integrated professional development and assessments (both formative and summative) of high school reading comprehension and writing. It was the best thing to happen to my classroom. The Professional Development piece, FineTune, helped me to better assess student writing. As a result when I used the summative assessments of Assessment21, I could focus on how my students were ...more »

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online curriculum

Courses for virtually every class should be online FIRST and remain available forever. This way students and teachers can always return to their materials, and the crucial step of organizing a course or class can take place in a collaborative environment--the Internet

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On-Demand Streaming Media & eBook Management System

Combine on-demand segments of video, tv program recordings, PDFs, documents and presentations to provide students with a complete learning environment. Include Copyright, TEACH Act and Fair Use tools to ensure district compliance. Allow students access to grade appropriate media from a variety of high-quality publishers from home. Connect digital media with iPads so students can continue learning when not connected ...more »

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