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What is the #Edubuzz this summer?

Summer is always a great opportunity for teachers to relax and recharge.  It is also a time to look ahead and get excited for the new year.   441 more words

Genius Hour: Searching for Answers

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How can educational technology help students find and use their voice?

Through my mining of research this week, I found myself noticing that there is considerable ambiguity to the concept of “student voice”. 780 more words

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Genius Hour: Exporing Ideas

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First of all, Genius Hour is turning into an incredible learning experience. I find myself thinking about my topic all the time. 493 more words

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#RethinkYAs

Young adolescents are the most underrated and undervalued age group. Society assumes that hormones and moody dispositions totally negate the value and worth of adolescent voice and determination. 79 more words

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Summer Thoughts

So I’m probably near the end of my summer. We ended our school year the weekend of memorial day and go back early August. So… I’m almost at the end. 514 more words

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Genius Hour with Guest, Andi McNair

This week, #gtchat welcomed Texas educator, Andi McNair, to chat about Genius Hour. Andi was named one of the Top People in Education to Watch in 2016 by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.   759 more words

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Week 6 Reading Responses: Makerspaces, Social Learning, and Innovation Cultures

This week, I learned so much more about the idea of SOCIAL LEARNING.  The more I read, watch, research, and reflect, I think that “school” in a traditional sense is sometimes so far from the way we authentically learn in the “real world” that it’s not surprising how many students we  1,285 more words

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