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Lessoncast Wins Teacher Endorsement on Edsurge/Gates Foundation Shark Tank

500+ teachers watched and voted online. Four teacher "sharks" circled the tank with tough questions about impact, implementation, innovation, and results. And...

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Misconceptions of Scaling Ed Innovation

Great things are happening in education, but too frequently success occurs in pockets. There is a path to scaling effective innovations, but beware of falling for misconceptions that lead us down side roads of disappointment and blame. Scaling innovation is a process that recognizes teachers as thoughtful learners and learners as insightful teachers.

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Blended Learning & the Learner: What's edtech got to do with it?

What do we really want students to be able to do with technology? Sometimes blended learning or the integration of specific tools is held up as the goal when really they are the means to achieving a higher purpose: high-quality, optimal learning experiences for each and every student.

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Embedded Assessment & Blended Learning: Deep Roots and Deep Learning

Embedded assessment undergirds each of the five levels of blended learning (as illustrated below). "Embedded" means that the assessment is part of the learning experience, not a separate activity. In this age of accountability, there is an imminent danger of over-assessment, spending so much time on testing that we're compromising time for learning. Embedded assessment gauges student understanding while they are engaged in instruction, providing an ongoing barometer to answer the question: Are students truly learning?

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