Computational Thinking in the Classroom

"The idea behind computational thinking (CT) is problem solving processes that include logically ordering and analyzing data, creating solutions using a series of ordered steps (an algorithm), and dispositions, such as the ability to confidently deal with complexity and open-ended problems." -Melissa Pelletier Educators are looking for ways to bring…
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Top Classroom Apps

MDR recently published an article listing the top 5 apps used in classrooms today. According to a survey of over 4,000 teachers nationwide, they are: #1: Google Classroom- 44% #2: Kahoot!- 41% #3: Remind- 30% #4: Quizlet- 27% #5: Khan Academy- 25% In first place, we have Google Classroom. This…
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Blockchain and Education

"Blockchain is a new way of thinking about how we organize and utilize student (and even faculty) data online, providing them with a sense of ownership, ease of access, and immutability – and it just may take over the way we store education data in the future." - Melissa Pelletier  …
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Schools Can Inspire Students

Schools have the potential to be the heart of a community. They can inspire their students and give them hope for the future. Unfortunately, they can also do the complete opposite. Policy makers and academics have turned their attention to the impact of inequality among our schools. "The age of the…
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Supporting Student-Centered Learning

Student-centered learning environments are gaining in popularity. The goal is to create a learning environment where students and teachers are able to work together to decide on the best learning path for that particular student. "Personalized learning creates a dynamic relationship between teacher and student – and that new type…
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Teachers’ Ideal Classrooms

Last week's blog was on the recent survery MDR conducted with educators showing how classroom space and design affect student success. If you missed it, click here. We thought a blog on the changes teachers would love to make to their classrooms would be the perfect follow up this week.…
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