Empathy, Strategy, and Edupreneurship: Fostering a Culture of Innovation – From Beth

Use Design Thinking to Develop the 7 Mindsets of the Mentally Wealthy (1)

This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher at Education Week. Last week, I had several fascinating conversations with administrators, teachers, and parents from different schools. Even though the topics of these conversations ranged from iPads to learning commons to student data, at some point, I came to the same revelation: what is the problem that […]

Spirals of Innovation in Schools – From Pockets of Excellence to Sustained Change from Beth Holland

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This post originally appeared on EdTechResearcher. To be successful in a knowledge economy, students will require the ability to complete non-routine tasks, solve unstructured problems, and employ technologies for communication, collaboration, and creation (Autor, & Price, 2013; Collet, Hine, & Plessis, 2015). Unfortunately, current classroom practice does not always support the development of these skills. […]

Why Is Measuring Learning So Difficult? A Video Conversation with iPad Summit Keynoter, Justin Reich

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Check out this new video from EDUCAUSE with four experts, including EdTechTeacher co-founder and iPad Summit Boston Keynote Speaker, Justin Reich addressing the question, “Why is measuring learning difficult?” On his blog, EdTechResearcher, Justin says this video has “some good reflections on learning analytics, data, MOOCs, testing, pyschometrics, and more with a nice balance of humility and […]

Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit – Guest Post from Reshan Richards


This is a guest post from iPad Summit San Diego featured presenter, Dr. Reshan Richards (@ReshanRichards). It first appeared on EdTechResearcher. I have recently been writing about the qualitative formative assessment toolkit (QFAT for short) which is something that has come out of my research on and practice with mobile devices, multimedia, and formative assessment. It is […]

Redefining Curriculum with Open Educational Resources and Teacher-Created Content – Guest Post from Kenneth Frank


This guest post from iPad Summit San Diego presenter, Kenneth Frank (@MrFrankKMHS), first appeared on EdTechResearcher. Like most teachers in 1:1 environments, my use of technology has evolved from direct challenges posed by my students, administrators, and fellow faculty.  I didn’t set out to author a single textbook, let alone find myself coordinating the creation […]