Removing the Obstacles in Education so Innovation and Academics Can Flourish

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This content is being reposted from George Couros’s original blog post here with his permission. Many administrators expect teachers to “innovate” and create better experiences for our students that go “beyond the test.” I think the expectation is great when the action of the administrator corresponds. For example, if you say “relationships matter” and we…

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Showbie and the SAMR Model

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Since getting 1:1 iPads, the SAMR model has had the biggest impact on my teaching philosophy. SAMR stands for substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition and describes different ways to leverage technology in the classroom. Image source: Schoology The first step, Substitution, comes when an educator substitutes the technology for something else. For example, you may…

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Integrating International Students into Your Class: 10 Ways to Smooth the Transition

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The number of foreign students enrolling in schools has been increasing in the UK and elsewhere for several years now. There are undeniable benefits to this as students who learn alongside people from different countries gain perspectives that they would not otherwise have. For educators, this trend also represents a real challenge. How do you…

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Enhanced Search Capabilities Added to Showbie

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An auditor oversight account is a Showbie account that allows full insight into what is occurring in all classes at their school by adding the account holder as a co-teacher to all of the school’s active classes. Auditor oversight accounts are free and available upon request to all Showbie Pro schools. While recently attending Bett…

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Annotate Word Docs in Showbie!

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One of the most useful things about Showbie is the ability for teachers to add their own files from other apps. These files include everything from documents to presentations to multimedia files. But what really sets Showbie apart are the various annotation tools, which allow students to complete assignments and teachers to provide feedback on…

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