Friday, February 9, 2018

Kindness Starts With One

Random Acts of Kindness Week
February 11-17, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

How to Use 
YouTube Video Essays 
in the Classroom

"Media-literacy education must deal with YouTube. Ninety-one percent of teens use YouTube. That’s 30 percent more than use Snapchat (61 percent), the next closest social media competitor, and even more than use tech we think of as ubiquitous, like Gmail (79 percent)."

Check out this article from NPR station KQED and
the Mind/Shift program.
  It has several very interesting YouTube video essays.

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Teacher Collaboration Works to Engage Students!
Check out the article below!

"The philosophy underlying the trend towards integrated learning is as old as Plato and would surely get the thumbs-up from Leonardo da Vinci, who was a mathematician as well as a painter. A quote often attributed to him sums it up:"

"Study the science of art, study the art of science, develop your senses, learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”
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Friday, February 2, 2018

Whether you call it Competency Based Learning, Personalized Learning, Customized Learning or Learning Pathways, the concept is the same:  provide students with a variety of ways to meet clear learning objectives and they will soar!  At Inter-Lakes, we are working hard to provide every student with the opportunity to be successful.
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Check out this blog for an example of a personalized project:  

Sustainable Cities Project
AP Environmental Science

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Ask ten educators the definition of personalized learning and you will get ten different answers.  The article below defines personalized learning and the process used by one very successful high school.  Check it out.

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3 Ways to Put Students in the Driver's Seat with Personalized Learning

By Katie McNeil, Content Marketing Manager for Summit Public Schools

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Homework can be very frustrating for students, teachers, and parents.  Thinking of adjusting your homework expectations?   Read this article.
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Freeing Students—and Teachers—From Homework

A second-grade teacher explains how she got rid of mandatory homework—and the surprising results she found when she did.

Project Based Learning goes hand in hand with Competency Based Learning.  Projects provide for student choice, independent learning, the ability to move when ready, and a chance to show proficiency in multiple ways.  Check out this article about Project Based Learning.

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Are these the schools of the future?