Recap: Spring and Summer 2019 Updates

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For those of you who are just returning from summer break, welcome back! With so many teachers ramping up for the new school year, we thought it’d be a good time to recap the improvements we’ve made to Showbie this past spring and summer. Perhaps there’s something you missed hearing about that will make your…

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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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