Educator Voices

Let’s start with a simple question:  Are YOUR students spending any of their free time watching videos on YouTube?   Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash Here’s the answer:  Most likely. While there is little direct statistical evidence of YouTube use by elementary-aged children, 81...
A Comprehensive Gamification Framework For Human Motivation by Terry Heick When researching student motivation and gamification a few years ago, I came across the most comprehensive gamification framework I’ve ever seen. Developed by gamification expert Yu-kai Chou, it was an ambitious effort...
The Benefits Of Competency-Based Assessment contributed by David Garrick, Dean of Graduate School of Education, UCDS College for School Culture The general idea behind a competency-based assessment is that it provides students and families with specific feedback about student performance that can...
30 Of The Best Digital Collaboration Tools For Students contributed by Nicholas Martino & TeachThought Staff We are living in a digital age where students shuffle between smartphones, iPads, and MacBooks on the daily. We can now communicate with anyone, anywhere, anytime through the simple...
Every time Jennifer Tidd’s son was secluded or restrained at school, she received a letter from his teachers. Her son has autism and behavioral issues, and over three years — from 2013 to 2016 — Tidd got 437 of those letters. “I see this pile of documents that’s 5 inches tall that...

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