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Fostering Teacher Collaboration in a Digital World

Today, highly effective educators and schools push teacher collaboration so that it has become a norm. The internet has revolutionized education by changing the question from why should we collaborate to how can we foster professional collaboration in a digital world?

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Building meaningful relationships in a digital classroom

In a digital classroom, it is true that, if not used intentionally, technology can add a cold and disconnecting element to our classrooms. However, it also possible for technology to be used in ways that add value to our relationships and bring teachers and students closer to together.

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Creating a climate for student collaboration and feedback

My vision for my classroom is to foster an environment where students are comfortable making mistakes and sharing work with peers. The question then becomes, how do I do this? How do I shift from researching and implementing effective feedback strategies to using them to transform my classroom?

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New video series: Teaching with Technology with Julian Daher

We are excited to announce a new video series with Hapara Champion Trainer Julian Daher from the Ottawa Catholic School Board on teaching with technology. Julian will be sharing short videos with us every week to show what teaching with technology looks like in his classroom, and how he uses both online and offline tools and methods to support learners.

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What feedback is and isn’t

We know how important feedback is to help guide student learning, but why does feedback seem to be incredibly impactful sometimes, but make no significant difference other times?

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Hapara’s ISTE 2017 sessions not to miss

This year at ISTE we’re trying something different. We’re skipping our big Hapara booth and sending a team of staff who will be in the Google and Microsoft partner booths. We’ll also be on the floor meeting with new and existing customers!

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How to get started with Hapara Workspace

Digital learning environments provide unique ways to engage learners and to create more personalized learning experiences, but it can be tough to know how to get started. We’ve put together this Workspace Cheat Sheet to help you set up a digital learning environment that engages all of the learners in your classroom.

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What’s trending from iNACOL 2016

We talk to teachers and educators every day, but attending conferences like iNACOL really amplifies their conversations and reveals some of the big trends happening in K12 education. Below are the top 4 topics we heard trending at iNACOL 2016.

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How to make ISTE 2016 a learning adventure

ISTE 2016 is almost here! We’re super excited to meet with teachers from around the world next week in Denver, but we also know that ISTE can be a little overwhelming. So, here are our tips and tricks for making ISTE an awesome learning adventure.

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Hapara student voice podcast

Hapara Certified Educators Jennifer Struebing and Lisa Harrison spoke with Larry Jacobs of Education Talk Radio to share how they use digital tools to raise student voice in their respective schools.

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Hapara plays nicely with your LMS

Learning Management Systems (LMS) are growing in popularity in primary and secondary education settings. At Hapara, we are getting more requests from schools that use LMS’s like Schoology, Edmodo, and Canvas to make it easier for Hapara’s Instructional Management System (IMS) to seamlessly integrate with these LMS’s.

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Workspace of the week winners! Jan. 29, 2016

Hapara Certified Educator Jennifer Streubing designed a three-part poetry unit for her 10th grade English class at Maine West High School in Illinois, USA. Check out the awesome performance poetry videos and the ways Jennifer has encouraged learners to take more ownership by having them teach each other.

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Hapara Workspace sharing competition: Workspace of the week

Using the new Public Sharing feature in Hapara Workspace, teachers can elect to share the Workspaces they have created with friends, colleagues, and educators around the world. Hapara-using recipients can then copy the shared Workspace into their own Hapara instance, and customize or modify as needed.

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Video: Learner Agency and PBL at HPSS

The Manaiakalani Cluster has received numerous awards in the past, but the INACOL blended learning award marks the first time that the cluster received such significant international recognition.

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Google Sites as e-binders or portfolios

If you are already using Google Apps for Education and you are looking for a portfolio solution for your students, or even just a simple eBinder, look no further. The solution is right under your nose!

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The purpose of the e-portfolio

For my part, the real value of the ePortfolios is in the reflection and the learning. Making the connections between the ePortfolio and learning is paramount.

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