Top Education and EdTech Articles of the Week

Here is a quick review of the top 3 articles from the Learning Today Blog. From e-learning to social media and tools for the classroom, these articles are sure to be of interest to those in the field!

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5 Alternatives to Traditional Grading Methods | Edchat Recap The #edchat discussion from this week went over the topic of traditional grading systems in public education. By incorporating authentic grading methods into your instruction, educators can encourage students to become life long learners while also providing insight for parents. Alternative ways to grade students are also discussed.

5 Essential Traits of 21st Century School Administrators and Leaders Our blogger of the week, Mr. Keenan, a high school English teacher from Airdrie, Alberta, and author of Adventures in Teaching and Learning – a blog for 21st educators, teaches his high school English students using a class set of iPod touches. He discusses some of the traits 21st century school administrators and educational leaders should encompass.

School Administrators Need to Stop Worrying About Data | NJ Principal In this interview, NJ Principal Eric Sheninger gives tips and advice for administrators and teachers on incorporating social media in the classroom. With his passion for technology and social media, he strives to incorporate these into schools and education.

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