Terry Heick

Rethinking Grading In A 21st Century Project-Based Learning Environment

Rethinking Grading In A 21st Century Project-Based Learning Environment by Terry Heick Summary: In Project-Based Learning, achievements can encourage students by clarifying complexity and rewarding nuance in performance Whether a letter or a number, any singular alphanumeric expression meant to evaluate a student’s understanding or academic performance is problematic. In the last several years, numeric …

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12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom

12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom by Terry Heick Implementing iPads isn’t exactly a just-add-water proposition. While they’re wondrous little devices capable of enchanting learners for hours, to get the learning results you’re likely after will take planning, design, and reflection. It can help to start out by asking yourself some important questions, such as …

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10 Important Questions To Ask Yourself Before Deploying iPads

10 Important Questions To Ask Yourself Before Deploying iPads by Terry Heick Usually, iPad deployment will focus more on budget issues, apps, networking logistics, check-in and check-out procedures, school and district tech-use policies, hardware precautions, and aspects of classroom management. To begin thinking more broadly about iPads in an educational environment, consider the following questions. …

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What Education Can Learn From Video Games

So recently this idea of “gamification[1]” has been jumping around in my head. There’s something simultaneously immature and brilliant about it, but I haven’t been sure exactly what. The Role of Video Games First, the easy part. As with all media forms, video games have long lived in isolation. As primarily an independent experience, others …

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