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Jayne Miller By Jayne Miller • November 6, 2015

This Week We're Reading About the Secret Sauce That Makes Homework Assignments Work

 

What is that magic little something that makes a homework assignment work? Your students get pumped about it, work gets done, and you can see and feel those happy little learning gains. Mark Barnes breaks it down for us in a recent piece about winning assignments and "the secret sauce that makes them work." Linked below for your enjoyment.

And a huge shout-out to Chalkup CEO Justin Chando, who collaborated with our friends at TeachThought this week on a post about specific, targetted, timely, awesome feedback for students. Really like what they came up with. You'll also find some good stuff on virtual PD, tech tools that have transformed learning with dyslexia, and thoughts on deploying a mobile app-strategy school-wide.

That's a lot. We'll leave you to it.

Tech Tools That Have Transformed Learning With Dyslexia | MindShift

7 Homework Assignments That Guarantee Learning and the Secret Sauce That Makes Them Work | Brilliant or Insane

How to Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn | TeachThought

The federal government urges K-12 schools to try open educational resources | The Hechinger Report

Many Colleges Now See Centers for Teaching With Technology as Part of ‘Innovation Infrastructure’ | Chronicle of Higher Education

Can PD Be Virtual? Technology and Trends | Edutopia

8 Steps for Designing and Deploying a Mobile App Strategy | EdTech Magazine

'The Right Thing to Do'| Inside Higher Ed


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