at 208 Colchester Ave, 202 Mann Hall, Burlington, 05405 United States
Engaging Vermont's middle school learners through effective technology integration.
The Tarrant Institute provides a variety of services to help schools make the transition to engaging, technology-rich teaching and learning. In exchange for their substantial commitment to a new vision for teaching and learning, we offer our partner schools intensive professional development, leadership preparation and planning, and small grants for innovative technologies -- all free of charge. To the broader community, we conduct extensive research, evaluation, dissemination and outreach.
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Looking to get out in this amazing VT summer AND keep on learning?
A very good question. Any teachers out there want to share how they prep to teach coding?
A very clever use of an old algorithm:
#vtmgi16 #shenanigans The morning dance returns!
Balance is healthy.
As makerspaces appear in more and more schools, this is a great topic to think about: how to assess skills and projects.
This is a good start for a checklist when choosing digital tools for education. What's missing?
Fayston School students share how they reflected on their personal learning plans (PLPs) with Adobe Voice and Explain Everything, two iOS apps.
Summer project! Who's in? This would be so fun to have on hand (ha!) to look at Vermont geologic timescales. #mapnerd
Badging guru Laura Fleming has put together a spectacularly comprehensive list of digital badging resources for educators:
A great piece on what, specifically, makes student reflection so valuable: "For student reflection to be meaningful, it must be metacognitive, applicable, and shared with others."
A valuable -- and free -- opportunity to increase an undervalued skill set.
An interesting argument for giving students access to materials to *make* games early: "game development is project-based" and having a deep portfolio impresses. This sound familiar to anyone?
A great look at the need for balance with incorporating edtech:
It's starting to be that time again...
A little practical edtech for managing educational videos:
A natural outgrowth of negotiated curriculum and real-world learning:
Love this new way of using Google Drive!
Librarians are magic. It's a fact.
Super useful as students (and educators) assemble end-of-year presentations:
Loved seeing students explain to educators exactly how they think PLPs could work for them. LOVED. IT. Let's do this again soon. For like, a school year. Who's with us? #vtmgi16
Interesting. Would these resources help your district #GoOpen?
What do you think: can gamification find a place in writing instruction?
The team at Fayston School explain how they scaffolded personal learning plans (PLPs) to help their students be able to tell the stories of their PLPs.
Many UX (user experience) strategies can make learning design a better experience for students. Starting with: survey your users.