This Spring, a group of educators from the U.S. and Australia accepted the challenge of joining the inaugural Hapara Certified Educator (HCE) program cohort. These individuals were invited to participate because of their demonstrated expertise with Hapara tools and advanced skill as professional developers and edtech integrators. After spending their summer participating in a rigorous training program, completing assessments, and preparing innovative professional learning resources, we are pleased to announce that Hapara will begin awarding badges this week!
At Hapara, we believe that meaningful professional learning and outcomes-driven edtech integration produces positive … Read the rest →
Usually December is when the journalism world begins to review the year and predict the future. For those of us that work in Northern Hemisphere schools, a better time to make predictions is August. This allows us to challenge ourselves to meet the expectations of the thought leaders in our field. This week, Henry Thiele, Assistant Superintendent of Technology and Learning at Maine 207 District in Illinois (and Hapara community member), did just that in Tech & Learning magazine.
Henry has been watching edtech trends and translating them … Read the rest →
Are you doing it right?
by +Jack West, Hapara Senior Research Analyst
School is starting in the Northern Hemisphere. Here in the U.S., we say, “August is the new September,” as many school districts are deciding to begin school earlier and end earlier to log in more instructional hours before the April/May standardized testing season.
Many school districts rolled out Chromebooks last year, and even more are doing so this year. Last fall, sales of Chromebooks eclipsed those of iPads in education. The cloud management, low cost, and cloud connection to Google’s suite of free productivity software make Chromebooks
We host weekly orientations to help educators learn Hapara tools and use them to meet 21st century learning and teaching outcomes. To make participation easy, we offer orientations on a rotating schedule. Each orientation will focus on a specific set of Hapara tools.
Hapara Workspace Orientation. Our newest tool, Hapara Workspace, is a platform for teachers and learners to create highly personalized learning experiences that deepen collaboration and differentiation throughout the learning cycle. Take a deep dive and explore Hapara Workspace. Register Now
Hapara Dashboard Orientation. Whether you are new to Hapara Dashboard or just in need … Read the rest →
In a recent communication to Hapara administrators, the heros and heroines behind the scenes that make sure Teacher Dashboard and Interact just work for the professionals in the classroom, we asked our partners in the schools to fill out a survey about the devices they support. Here are the results.
Sample size: 18
Further comments from the administrators…
1. Read all that you can on the topic. Read success stories and those stories where tech initiatives did not work well. Talk with people who are doing what you want to do. Educate staff and bring them along FIRST. Don’t … Read the rest →