Using Technology to Rethink Summer Learning

Posted by Erin Harding on Jun 6, 2016 11:43:10 AM

“Summer slide,” “Summer brain drain,” no matter what term you use for it, it’s well-known that learners lose critical academic skills during the weeks that they are out of school. This is true in both reading and math, and especially true for low-income learners.

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Topics: Edtech, Teacher Dashboard, Education, Workspace, Project Based Learning, Edtech Update

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

Posted by Allison Winston on Feb 5, 2016 1:23:16 PM

 

Why reinvent the wheel when you can borrow from the experts?

Check out this curated collection of Hapara Workspaces were designed and shared publically by Hapara-using educators from around the world.

Image: Ron Mader Flickr

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Topics: Common Core, Workspace, Project Based Learning, GAFE

Video: Learner Agency and PBL at HPSS

Posted by jack.west on Oct 30, 2015 12:21:41 PM

Empowering learners and teachers is not an easy thing to do. It helps if you have models of practice. In this first of a series of Evidence Based Practice Videos, we examine how the educators and learners at Hobsonville Point Secondary School in the northern suburbs of Auckland, New Zealand are building a culture of empowerment and creativity. 

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Topics: Workspace, Project Based Learning, GAFE

How to Design Learning That Matters – 4 quick steps

Posted by Hapara Staff on Oct 26, 2015 8:37:42 PM

In his recent Edutopia article, Joshua Block challenges educators to remember how we learn – where does learning come from and how can educators help transform the learning experience for the student?  He concludes “[d]eep learning often happens when learners encounter experiences that challenge them to figure something out, explore new information, and create a product.” 

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Topics: Edtech, Project Based Learning

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