Big takeaways from doing away with traditional grading

After years of teaching using the principles of standards-based learning and grading, I encountered two findings that radically changed my perspective on assessment, grading, and reporting. Source: Teachers Going Gradeless – Arthur Chiaravalli – Medium Joe Bower’s blog, for the love of learning, has a ton of additional resources on getting …

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Amazon Rapids is a subscription service that offers short stories for kids aged 7-12

Amazon Rapids offers a playful approach to children’s reading, with illustrated and original short stories written in a unique chat style that brings stories to life, one message at a time. Source: Amazon Rapids Amazon Rapids is a subscription service that offers short stories for kids aged 7-12. The interesting aspect of …

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How three teachers turned classroom inspiration into action through the Certified Innovator Program

We recently spoke with three inspirational educators about their experience in the Innovator Program and the ideas they brought to life: Charlie Shryock, who created eThanks, an online gratitude site for teachers; Matt Wigdahl who designed a makerspace project called SolverSpace; and Carrie Anne Philbin who created Geek Gurl Diaries …

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