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Using the Principles of Innovation to Develop Technology

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Awareness and understanding of current technology’s capabilities is the foundation of innovating that technology into the future. The bits and bytes are mere details; the important thing is an awareness of any given technology’s possibilities.

Disruption (in Moderation) at Oakland Unity High School

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The origin of our technology journey dates back to 2007. Prior to that year, teachers and administrators at Oakland Unity were using technology on a limited basis, with little measurable impact on student learning. Our school had experienced several years of significant API gains (CA Academic Performance Index). However, that growth was random, with little interpretation behind it. Data analysis was limited to annual reviews of our state test paper reports. Technology was restricted to the “few computers at the back of that classroom”. All of that changed in 2007.
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“Self-Learning” is the New “Schooling”

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By: Dr. Idit Harel Caperton. The idea of “student-centered learning” coupled with “networked learning” has tossed the idea that all learning should only happen through schooling. No longer do classroom walls or school schedules dictate when high-quality learning occurs. Through certain uses of networked technology programs and tools, the lines between educator and learner have become more blurred—allowing individuals to serve in both roles at different times of the day.

Magnifying the Power of Learning with e-Portfolios

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Over the years, one of the major problems in higher education has been our inability to provide evidence of what students learn, particularly those broader skills and attributes critical to students’ future success. At a time when employers, parents, students, and society are demanding a new level of accountability for the rising costs of college, institutions that help their graduates present solid proof of what they learned will be at a competitive advantage.

On the Blended Learning Road with DSST’s Jake Firman

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Jake Firman, Denver School of Science and Technology is on a blended learning road trip. In the first of a series, he considers individualized instruction for students, rich banks of digital content, and achievement recognition systems.

Technovation Challenge Launches to Build Women in Technology

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The Technovation Challenge, a program to promote women in technology by giving girls the skills and confidence they need to be successful in computer science and entrepreneurship, will be held on Saturday, April 28th and the National Pitch Night will be held on Thursday, May 3rd from 6-9PM.

Can Six Year Olds Really Demonstrate Their Learning?

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This week we finished up another one of our project based learning (PBL) or inquiry-based units in my first grade classroom. It had the grand title of rules, relationships and responsibilities.

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