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March 13, 2018
3 Ways Video Powers the Flipped Classroom
3 Ways Video Powers the Flipped Classroom

By David Solomon 

Think back to a time when you were given homework as a young student. The teacher would play a video or share a lesson, hand out an assignment due the next day, and you would grudgingly place it in your backpack to bring home.

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March 6, 2018
3 Questions to Help Schools Build Strong Relationships with Parents
3 Questions to Help Schools Build Strong Relationships with Parents

By Shaun Fagan

Did you know that two-thirds of teachers believe that students would perform better in school if their parents were more involved with their child’s education? Social media is a great tool to keep parents involved by sharing videos of students engaging with others during the school day. Imagine the dinner conversations if you saw a picture of your child planting flowers on school grounds on Earth Day.

While every school has its own unique way of promoting parent and community involvement, here are a few questions to get educators thinking about how they can bridge the gap between home and school:

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February 27, 2018
3 Ways Video Supports Student Growth
3 Ways Video Supports Student Growth

By Shaun Fagan

When it comes to assessing a student’s growth and accomplishments in the classroom, standardized tests capture only part of the picture. There are a number of other approaches to assessment that also promote student development.

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February 21, 2018
How Video Tells Compelling Stories for Award and Grant Applications
How Video Tells Compelling Stories for Award and Grant Applications

By David Solomon

Hard-working and successful educators deserve to be recognized and rewarded. Fortunately, there is a wide range of educational awards out there, from the National Teacher of the Year to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Distinguished District Award. To be considered for these awards,

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February 17, 2018
4 Ways Video Improves Teacher Coaching
4 Ways Video Improves Teacher Coaching

By Shaun Fagan

In today’s results-driven society, administrators are focusing more than ever on summative evaluations. But, as a recent Education Week article points out, if the goal is improving students’ performance and developing good teachers into great contributors, evaluation should sometimes take a back seat to coaching.

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