Insights (blog)

A Day in the Life of a Learning Experience Designer

Say hello to Rebecca Row, our Manager of Learning Experience Design™! Rebecca has a strong background in content development, instructional design, and linguistics that she applies to projects in the K–12 space. We sat down with her to get an insider's perspective on what it’s like to work in such a distinct field.

Using Data to Inform Your Curriculum Budget

During the summer, Six Red Marbles launched the initial phase of its new product, Curriculum Insight™. With Curriculum Insight, teachers can anonymously rate and review curriculum materials in minutes. The data collected helps district administrators transform how they manage their curriculum budget.

The Skinny on #EdChat

The team at USC Rossier School of Education, who run the Twitter handle @USCTeacher, recently pulled together a resource guide for one of the most popular hashtags in education, #EdChat. The Essential #EdChat Resource Guide is a quick and simple guide that provides the ins and outs of how to use #EdChat and what it can do for teachers, students, and education. Are you new to Twitter? This guide shows you how to access past #EdChat discussions.

NGSS and EQuIP: Evolution and Evaluation

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) carry that name for a reason: they are the Next Generation. Like human offspring, the Next Generation may look like their parents or grandparents, but they have new ways of thinking, talking, dressing, and getting things done.

Why Johnny Can’t Pivot

Grit is a buzzword in educational circles right now. MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Angela Duckworth’s research focuses on grit as an indicator of school and professional successes throughout life. Students who have lots of grit, a close cousin of self-control, will align themselves toward a goal over a long period of time.

Independence Day Celebrations in New Delhi

I celebrated Independence Day with my colleagues at Six Red Marbles in a unique way. I truly believe that it makes a significant difference when you are joined by a whole new bunch of enthusiasts and like-minded people.

New and Lifelong Learning

I had never made a New Year’s resolution until this year. In the beginning of January 2014, I made two resolutions:

1. Learn something new
2. Do activities that help me feel empowered

I left the resolutions quite broad because I believe in lifelong learning and am continually challenging myself. I earned my PhD about seven years ago but always seek out opportunities to enrich my life. After making these resolutions, I found the perfect activity: motorcycle riding!

From the Copy Desk | Grammar: Pet Peeves

Many people who work with language have pet peeves about language usage, those little things that they always spot and that always annoy them. I thought it would be fun to poll some of our English language arts people about their grammar pet peeves.

A Verse for Those Averse to Tests

Director of Assessment Amy Losi offers a creative way to discuss student testing and the Common Core: poetry.

Checking the Next Generation Science Standards Crystal Ball

Nearly three years ago, I presented several blog posts devoted to the potentially transformative nature of the as-of-then-still-under-development Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the possible pitfalls to the approach being taken in developing and promoting them.

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