How to pick the right assignment type in Peergrade
To add deadlines or not to add deadlines: that is the question! We get asked a lot about how to adjust deadlines or how to forgo deadlines altogether in Peergrade. The good news is that Peergrade can accommodate both structured deadlines or a flexible no deadline assignment. But which one should you use? Live Sessions vs. […]
How to Train Critical Thinking in 6 Sentences
The core idea builds on the assumption that writing is thinking. Erik Jentges was looking for a way to innovate the corporate sustainability courses at ETH Zurich where the courses are meant to turn students into changemakers in their workplaces. To build the critical thinking skills necessary to turn their students into changemakers, Erik helped […]
A Holistic Approach to Teaching Coding
The Moringa School is a software developer accelerator located in the “Silicon Savannah”, better known as Nairobi, Kenya. The educational programs at Moringa School help turn beginners into more advanced developers. However, what makes Moringa School stand out is their holistic approach to pedagogy, helping build career skills alongside coding skills. We spoke to Chief […]
Using Author’s Notes for Feedback
Author’s notes are a way to give context to writing, especially when it’s a work in progress. It also allows the writer to ask for specific feedback to take their writing to the next level. We became aware of just how impactful author’s notes could be after talking to teacher Jennifer Troester. Jennifer has been using […]
The Edtech Professionals Guide to Everything
Throughout our edtech interview series, we’ve been asking edtech professionals for their recommendations on books, blogs, podcasts and tech tools. Each offers up a recommendation that has enriched their own personal or professional growth. Meet the edtech professionals and read their stories on our blog: ✨Allison, a Tech Integration Specialist in Michigan talks about the […]
What’s Next for Edtech?
This isn’t your normal list of edtech trends. We went straight to the people that live and breathe edtech to get answers about where edtech is heading. Edtech coaches spend their days working with teachers, students, admins and the edtech companies. They know all sides of this edtech world and we thought who better to ask for […]
Preparing for the AP Exam with Feedback Rubrics
There are 2 main benefits for students in engaging in peer review before the AP exam. First, students will be actively engaging with AP rubric. Students learn by teaching and using the rubric to recognize where their peers have succeeded or fallen short of meeting the criteria. Second, when students give feedback they reflect on both […]