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Blended Learning Energizes Washington

We spent the day at the BlendEd Learning & Leadership Symposium in our home state of Washington (#PSESDBlendEd). Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) collaborated with Pacific Lutheran University to host a one day blended learning symposium for district leadership teams, teachers, and other school leaders.

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EdTech 10: No Throwback Thursday Here

Here are this week’s most up to date EdTech on the day the Getting Smart team likes to refer to as “Thinking Ahead Thursday!”

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Report Released on Deeper Learning Performance Assessment Tools

Getting Smart, with support from the Deeper Learning Student Assessment Initiative (DLSAI), comprised of the Asia Society, ConnectEd, Envision Education, and New Tech Network, released “Assessing Deeper Learning: A Survey of Performance Assessment and Mastery Tracking Tools.”

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Man vs. Machine: 4 Robotics Programs for STEM Classrooms

Research shows that robotics is an effective tool for improving students’ 21st century skills. And teachers have taken note. In various school settings and across all grade levels, students are engaging in programs teaching them to design, build, and program their own bots.

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To Tweet Or Not To Tweet: There Really is No Question

Twitter is a tool for educating the world on complex topics in just 140 characters. So, how do we leverage this tool in the best way? Here are 10 tips on how to make your Twitter presence relevant, intriguing, and expansive.

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Rethinking Math Teaching

I've recently been binging on math-related TED Talks and all the great ideas out there almost make me wish I taught math. While I have yet to create a museum exhibit about math, wouldn't it be great to teach it like something people want to learn instead of have to learn?

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Instructure’s Call for Collaboration

One of the challenges that schools face is finding tools and services that integrate seamlessly and with minimal effort. “Technology that chooses to adopt open, modern standards leads to innovation and information sharing across industries,” said Jared Stein, vice president of research and education at Instructure.

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