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Chart a course to innovation using educational technology Let’s go on an edventure! Do you want to innovate and take risks in your teaching? Looking for ways to troubleshoot common classroom challenges? Whatever obstacles you and your students face can turn into edventures, and this book will show you how to navigate them with grace, humor, and grit. Jennie Magiera charts a course for you to discover your own version of innovation, using the limitless possibilities of educational technology. You will learn:  • How to create your own Teacher-IEP (Innovation Exploration Plan)  • Keys to problem-based innovation (PBI)  • Strategies and solutions for tackling common classroom problems  • Methods for putting learning into the hands of students  • How to find innovation in everyday places Packed with real-world, immediately applicable solutions to the problems teachers face in their classrooms every day,Courageous Edventures shows how technology can be a fun and easy tool to improve classroom management and student learning! “Magiera leads people on a journey with some great ideas to get started in the classroom right now, or the inspiration to find your own way, leading to innovative ideas for learning and teaching.” George Couros, Author of The Innovator’s Mindset and Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant “This book does a superb job of providing practical ideas and strategies on how to actually implement innovative practices in today’s classroom. Her knowledge and experience as a change agent further strengthen the techniques presented and will help educators truly envision what’s possible in classrooms today.” Eric Sheninger, Corwin Author and Senior Fellow International Center for Leadership in Education

Getting Your Students Ready
Getting Your Students Ready

Once you’ve determined your problem of practice and scoped out your Teacher Innovation Exploration Plan (TIEP), your students need to be prepared for the journey. They should feel like they are a part of this edventure as copilots rather than conscripted sailors. Involve them in charting the course from the beginning and equip them with what they’ll need to be successful along the way.

The two main skills to build as you set sail are

  • how to sail your new ships (i.e., use digital tools effectively) and
  • how to stay safe on the sea (i.e., digital citizenship).

In this chapter, we will explore these points and ideas for steering your students in the right direction.

Learning to SAIL: Student Innovation Teams

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