ISKME Blogs

Andrea Saveri    May 16, 2016
It's a philosophy of life. A practice. If you do this, something will change, what will change is that you will change, your life will change, and if you can change you, you can perhaps change the...
Erin O'Connell    May 03, 2016
It’s not often that we see evidence for the claim that a small group of people can make enormous leaps in understanding and problem solving in a short amount of time, but that is exactly what ISKME’s...
Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.    February 29, 2016
According to a recent PBS study of digital learning, K-12 educators overwhelmingly turn to the Internet to find supplemental content. About nine in 10 of the more than 1,500 teachers surveyed in the...
Andrea Saveri    January 26, 2016
While the real-time adrenalin and excitement of ISKME’s Big Ideas Fest 2015 have subsided, I wanted to share some personal take-aways about how to inspire collaboration to activate change in...
Amee Evans Godwin    September 01, 2015
A powerful shift is in progress where, increasingly, librarian expertise in inquiry, 21st learning skills, and information literacy is becoming critical to STEM learning and classrooms and to the...
Amee Evans Godwin    April 13, 2016
All too often, the school librarian is an underutilized member of the team. As the use of digital content in school grows ever more connected to improved teaching and learning, school librarians...
Megan Simmons    April 05, 2016
Last month, my colleagues -- ISKME CEO, Lisa Petrides, Director of Research and Learning, Cynthia Jimes, and Librarian, Letha Goger -- published an article on The Role of “Open” in Strategic Library...
Amee Evans Godwin    March 08, 2016
 ISKME’s “Teachers Advancing Common Core Learning” project builds networks of teacher collaborators around OER authoring and sharing ISKME has been facilitating teacher...
Megan Simmons    October 29, 2015
I recently had an opportunity to catch up with a member of our BIFnik community, Chula Vista High Tech High Director, Lillian Hsu. Lillian attended Big Ideas Fest in 2014 along with three teachers...
Amee Evans Godwin    August 24, 2015
  An anchor text is the central text around which a lesson or unit is built. This may be, for example, a narrative piece, a data set, or an image. Students across disciplines engage with this...