Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School

Fueled by an incredible demand in the workforce for proficient programmers and the need to teach critical thinking skills, the coding movement in schools has exploded. Furthermore, we all communicate through technology, so we should at least know the basic premise of coding because the gadget sit…

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What Is Competency-Based Learning?

Competency-based learning is an approach to education that focuses on the student’s demonstration of desired learning outcomes as central to the learning process. It is concerned chiefly with a student’s progression through curriculum at their own pace, depth, etc. As competencies are proven, stu…

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How to Help Your Students Develop Data Literacy

Can we really measure happiness? How does educational attainment vary across ZIP codes? What does math have to do with charity? Which team has the better athletes, Yankees or Red Sox? These are just a few of the wide-ranging questions that students are asking — and attempting to answer — by ana…

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Visual Communication is a Tech Literacy

See on Scoop.it – Digital Literacies There are a lot of different kinds of literacy that are important, that we actually teach or talk about teaching in school. Today I’m advocating for a kind of literacy that I don’t hear discussed a lot: Visual Communication.   Really, we could broaden this to digital communication, because […]

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3 Ways to Get Faculty Up to Speed With Technology

See on Scoop.it – Blended Learning Lab When it comes to teaching with technology, or even teaching in general, most faculty could use a little support. To provide the resources, ideas and inspiration faculty need to become better instructors, higher education institutions typically create some form of Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), devoted to […]

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